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  • Skill Up
    Skill Up  2 ай бұрын +214

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    • 90 Lancaster
      90 Lancaster Ай бұрын

      How the heck did I fail to notice that Death Stranding was added to Game pass last August ?
      I've never seen a lick of it on the platform it's never on the recommendations I've never seen it I only found it when I looked it up as he said it was on Switch so I thought.... "oh the exclusivity window must have finished then". which it has.
      I'll go look up some reviews then see if they conversion is "not horrible".

    • 90 Lancaster
      90 Lancaster Ай бұрын

      I agree releasing Starfield around show season is a good idea, as it's also the time they give out 3 Months Game Pass for $1 and as such you should have a reasonable chance to finish the game without rushing for $1 if you are not already an XBox Live Subscriber.

    • Naresh Kumar
      Naresh Kumar Ай бұрын

      To much fantastic video game

    • Haruchai
      Haruchai Ай бұрын

      Was is deliberate that you called it Forsaken instead of Forspoken one time during your vid?

    • Echelaunch
      Echelaunch Ай бұрын

      You showed Metal Slug Tactics as one of the games on Twitch Prime despite the fact that it's not out yet. Got my hopes up for a second. : \

  • Danger Leader
    Danger Leader 2 ай бұрын +1085

    I love that Ralph forgets its called Forspoken and calls it Forsaken which is honestly a more accurate description.

    • 90 Lancaster
      90 Lancaster Ай бұрын

      Makes sense for-spoken isn't a very common term even browser spell check doesn't recognise it.
      I am left wondering what was "previously said and by whom".
      Also why on earth did them make a game engine worse than the one in Final Fantasy 15 that looks even worse than that and why does the main character swear all the time - like constantly all she says is "fu*k" over and over.
      That is even without the peculiar NPC's and that your power source thinks he's Jarvis.

    • Resident Weevil 2077
      Resident Weevil 2077 Ай бұрын

      @Mario K. that game was...interesting

    • Jamie R
      Jamie R Ай бұрын +1

      @the Rumcajs Asmongold also called it forsaken 😅

    • what am i doing with my life
      what am i doing with my life Ай бұрын +1

      When you play too much Destiny, lmao.

    • Jason Griffin
      Jason Griffin Ай бұрын

      Omg the game is called forspoken so now I have to remind myself it's not a destiny thing 😂😂😂😂😂 look how clever and cool I am 😏

  • TimeBucks
    TimeBucks Ай бұрын +518

    The best episode of This Week In Videogames

  • Hikaru Yoroi
    Hikaru Yoroi Ай бұрын +112

    00:00 - Start
    00:07 - Gamers
    01:18 - Mass Layoffs across Tech
    02:15 - Microsoft lays off 10,000 employees, hits Xbox and 343 industries
    04:32 - Ubisoft disclose subpar financial results, telling the staff "the ball is in your court" to deliver ontime/onbudget
    06:45 - Square Enix doubles down on investments into blockchain
    07:36 - Yuji Naka indicted in Square Enix insider trading case
    08:08 - The Avengers Game has dissassembled
    09:04 - Battlefield 2042 to return to Class system
    09:38 - The Day Before to show gameplay footage
    10:54 - Google enables Bluetooth support for Stadia controllers
    11:23 - Xbox to host Developer_Direct showcase
    11:35 - New Goat Simulator 3 trailer includes footage from GTA VI leak
    *Announced & Delayed*
    11:54 - Starfield (Release Window)
    12:44 - Risk of Rain Returns
    13:09 - Tomb Raider
    13:35 - Granblue Fantasy: Versus Rising
    13:43 - Endless Dungeon
    14:03 - Age of Wonders 4
    14:10 - Returnal (PC)
    14:28 - PSVR2 Launch Lineup
    14:56 - Borderlands: The Movie (Delayed)
    *Review Round-Up*
    15:30 - One Piece: Odyssey
    16:34 - Fire Emblem Engage
    17:12 - Vengeful Guardian: Moonrider
    18:08 - Persona 3 & 4
    18:26 - Monster Hunter: Rise
    *Out This Week*
    18:52 - Forspoken
    19:50 - Hitman: World of Assassination
    20:15 - Dualsense Edge
    20:47 - Dead Space Remake
    *Put This On Your Radar*
    21:27 - Death in the Water 2
    *Sort of Free Stuff*
    22:36 - Free Games
    23:38 - Twitch Prime
    24:19 - PS Plus
    25:12 - Gamepass
    25:30 - Games with Gold
    *Feel Good*
    25:54 - 2022 Steam Awards
    27:27 - Outro

    • Daniel Luz
      Daniel Luz Ай бұрын +1

      these timestamps improve the videos alot. thx.

    • giang kim
      giang kim Ай бұрын


    • Vince P
      Vince P Ай бұрын

      King 🤴

  • Ricky W
    Ricky W 2 ай бұрын +302

    The award choices were wild, I'm glad you mentioned Stray, Cyberpunk, and Death Stranding's strange placings in the awards. Hopefully we get another Outer Wilds this year to make things easier next year.

    • Pagatryx
      Pagatryx Ай бұрын +2

      @Sawyer I'm honestly smiling writing all of these rants though. I enjoy arguing, and have been doing it for quite a while. Something to do with having a job, a desktop, too much freetime, and just being naturally argumentative.
      What frustrates me is how people are just blind to quality. If they were better at telling what was good, and what's shit, then better games would be better awarded financially within the industry. Player awards just highlight the fact that we are responsible for the industry being as bad of a state as it is in right now.
      Sure, it's childish to ever have such an expectation out of people. But it's frustrating to see something like Elden Ring which is a game that has just sooo much effort put into it. We're talking passion and talent that doesn't come together into a game, or anything really, all that often. And someone saying "But I voted for the walking simulator with the cat." It's like bruh...really? It's nothing to do with taste either. People should still want to award the better game, the more deserving development team. I know they don't, but they should. And that's the problem.
      So, if you want a less 'esoteric' argument. My issues with the Steam community awards essentially boils down to the fact it highlights humanity is a moronic species that has only itself to blame for its problems. Something I should already be well aware of but it's frustrating to have it highlighted.

    • Sawyer
      Sawyer Ай бұрын +2

      @Pagatryx Im honestly smiling at the fact people like to play as cat is sending you several paragraphs into some esoteric rant. You said it yourself, the "best" thing doesnt always win. Sometimes people just like running around as a cat more than sweating in Elden Ring. Theres no stakes here, just vote for stuff you like. Elden Ring is dope and ive put an ever growing amount of hours into it but come on man read the room, "player choice" stuff is just for fun.

    • Pagatryx
      Pagatryx Ай бұрын

      @TheHeadincharge No. I'm saying you should be smart enough to understand that what you like isn't always the best thing ever...
      I have no problem separating the things that I like from the things that are objectively great because I'm not an idiot. For example. I like Chinese takeaway, yet I don't think it rivals restaurant food. My ability to discern quality is truly unmatched... What you like is irrelevant. Elden Ring's design was absolutely top notch and leagues ahead of any other game in the last few years, let alone 2022. I understand that the game is hardly for everyone, neither is Stray, but the quality of the game is kind of hard to miss, even if it's not your thing. Again, Stray ain't bad but it clearly wasn't GOTY and the only reason it was on that list was because there just wasn't much else. I mean, COD and Dying Light 2 were there.
      I understand that you will find what I'm saying annoying to hear but, what you have to understand is that I find your inability to grasp these things pretty annoying too and so I'm not exactly trying to be nice about it. I see passionate developers put in a lot of effort into the games that they make, and so seeing them get a game award (while not too significant) is a nice way of showing the community's gratification for their work. But, unfortunately, most people are idiots. And they've decided to give an award to a game that clearly didn't deserve it because it's the only game they played, or because they like that specific genre. It's kind of annoying. Stray was never going to win so it's not that annoying but like...why? Why would you ever do that.
      Course, the gaming community ain't unique in this regard except for how inept the voters were. I've never seen the results go so bad to match Death Stranding winning the 'On the Go Award' and a walking sim getting "Innovative Gameplay". Steam, if not having a better algorithm for the votes, should have at least curated it a tiny bit to stop it from happening.

    • TheHeadincharge
      TheHeadincharge Ай бұрын +2

      @Pagatryx you’re saying I’m not allowed to like Stray more then Elden Ring? Y’all are so annoying with this shit. Not everybody likes Elden Ring, it’s OK.
      And no, I didn’t vote in the steam awards, but acting like someone not voting Elden Ring is some terrible sin is old. Trying to argue that people “aren’t voting correctly” is odd to say when the award is never meant to be anything but subjective. The only objective way to hand out the awards would be to have no voting and simply base it off if game sales.
      Regardless, why don’t you just like the shut you like and move on. Getting angry at a meaningless award vote doesn’t seem necessary.

    • Joseph Morris
      Joseph Morris Ай бұрын +3

      @Pagatryx what are you talking about?

  • Call_Me_Maple
    Call_Me_Maple 2 ай бұрын +47

    I'm so glad that you're back Ralph. Watching your shows has become a pretty integral part of my week. Can't wait to catch up with FPS. And looking forward to more episodes of TWIV.

  • Just a turtle
    Just a turtle 2 ай бұрын +1799

    Forspoken feels like a tech demo that was never properly extended into a full game.

    • Red Mars
      Red Mars Ай бұрын

      Im annoyed that what can you do after you beat the game? The story is mid the gameplay and exploration is mid.. they could had made this an amazing open world rpg but we go a blan overpriced tech demo with cringe writing

    • taylorsps12
      taylorsps12 Ай бұрын

      @Otakahunt you do not value at 70$. But yes it is 100% worth 70$. Its a release game and that is the price of a AAA game good or bad. Its not that hard to grasp

    • Otakahunt
      Otakahunt Ай бұрын

      @taylorsps12 No, forspoken is not worth 70 no matter how much you try to justify it... is it the only game youve ever played or what?
      The value of games is always based on the competition... the better product brings more profit but the price has to be right aswell for what youre getting or the profits wont be there either. (unless we talk about predatory mobile games but those are not part of this discussion, since forspoken isnt one)
      You claim forspoken has 40+ hours of content when the completionist length for the game is around 26 hours... thats barely half of what you claim it to have.
      And this all compared to what its going up against... Witcher 3 for example is a much older game and at launch it was about the same price and easily gave 100+ hours of content without the dlcs and then there are more recent games like god of war which is also more than double that of forspoken in value and quality. Many many more fantastic games truly worth their price out there.
      You need to raise your bar a little higher, bud... not to mention the performance issues, terrible writing and shallow gameplay... definitely not worth 70.
      We have games like Valheim with 20 puck price tag that provide hundreds of hours of gameplay with no writing and almost as shallow gameplay too, its an indie game tho.
      The price needs to be right! and yours just isnt it... youre overpaying for subpar products. As a gamer you deserve better, dont overpay for terrible games... its why we are in this situation to begin with where terrible games are being made and even sell sometimes.

    • Razzbow
      Razzbow Ай бұрын

      Reminds me of that one UE5 demo just uglier and infinitely more annoying

    • truong tran
      truong tran Ай бұрын


  • Perhael
    Perhael 2 ай бұрын +16

    Genuinely missed you Ralph, even braved Twitter to check you were alive during the break! Looked forward to your content every week in 2022, hope 2023 brings you that Legacy of Kain reboot you've been longing for.

  • N
    N Ай бұрын +15

    This is without a doubt, the best episode of This Week In Videogames for the whole entire year of 2023!

  • Florian Zimmermann
    Florian Zimmermann 2 ай бұрын +20

    It's nice to have you back man. I always crack a few laughs during your narration through the news. Totally missed your show and I'm also pumped for the new fps episode. Wish you the best for the new year.

  • Garryn Kinsey
    Garryn Kinsey 2 ай бұрын +12

    Fantastic. I know everyone needs a holiday, but I've been back at work since the 4th, and all credit to you, I've been missing your eloquent and funny reviews. Happy you're excited to be back.

  • youhuardme
    youhuardme 2 ай бұрын +8

    So great to have you guys back. My week feels normal again!

  • Daniel Lee
    Daniel Lee 2 ай бұрын +539

    It was basically a guarantee that Ralph would accidentally call it “Forsaken” instead of “Forspoken,” and at 19:45 it happened. Truly the destiny addiction runs deep in all of us.

    • Izorion
      Izorion Ай бұрын

      Just proves how forgettable the title is :)

    • Glowerworm
      Glowerworm 2 ай бұрын +1

      Seek help. Destiny is a toxic relationship. After you stop paying for the annual expansions, you'll lose access to a majority of the content you've been paying for.
      You can never own Destiny, only rent it. Trust me, I would know. I was deep in the Destiny grind for a few years before I got out.

    • The Sleeper
      The Sleeper 2 ай бұрын

      Luckily the launch of Destiny 2 way back in the day solved that problem for me lol

    • Isaiah Bridges
      Isaiah Bridges 2 ай бұрын +4

      @LegendaryDesu you don't know what satire is lol

    • Daniel Lee
      Daniel Lee 2 ай бұрын +6

      @LegendaryDesu it may have been intentional, but that ain’t satire.

  • nfc14g
    nfc14g Ай бұрын

    Welcome back. Watching filller since your return has given me a new appreciation as to how lucky we are. Smart, semi-funny, always good takes in what really is happening in gaming for gamers. Big thanks for being in our space

  • pekka palikka
    pekka palikka Ай бұрын +1

    Great to have you back! Thank you for making these recaps, they are one of the highlights of the week

  • Rythian
    Rythian Ай бұрын +1

    Excited for the Forspoken review. Sometimes it's the bad games that make for the most entertaining videos.

  • MassiveRican
    MassiveRican Ай бұрын +1

    I love the pacing in this show, absolutely best. So happy to hear you question a few of those Steam Awards Winners, it was quite ridiculous.

  • SneezingMango
    SneezingMango Ай бұрын +8

    The Small Break From This Week In Videogames Felt like it lasted an eternity, So Fricking Glad It's Back!

  • Slipstreamz
    Slipstreamz 2 ай бұрын +825

    Avengers Disassembled is hilarious

    • Efecan YSL
      Efecan YSL Ай бұрын

      @Omer Pockard game is not 7.5. If games like gow and red dead are 9/10 do you think avengers is only 1.5 points below these goliaths? I think the fuck not good sir. Best i can do for you is a big large extra sauce 4.5/10

    • Milton
      Milton 2 ай бұрын +1

      @ZeroB4NG it looks like shit, I won't waste my time with it. Good deal for others though.

    • Omer Pockard
      Omer Pockard 2 ай бұрын +2

      @Wez Lee Clinton do you mean trust in Square Enix? Because almost everything about the game was forced on CD and the story content was fine. The studio not being owned by Square Enix anymore doesn't change their relationship regarding existing games. I doubt CD will make another online game anytime soon now that they're with Embracer.

    • Wez Lee Clinton
      Wez Lee Clinton 2 ай бұрын +10

      My favorite part is how they pushed out a $75 bundle right before announcing the game’s upcoming end of support and skins becoming free in March, and they only announced it ending AFTER leakers started spreading the news. Even at the tail end, they still tried to suck it’s zombie playerbase dry, and as a day one player, I’m glad it’s over. It was like a toxic relationship, and many people have said that they have no trust/faith in Crystal Dynamics going forward. I think I agree too.

  • thelastpage
    thelastpage 2 ай бұрын +1

    Skill Up is back, I'm stoked! Like I actually squealed haha. I missed this show while you were on holiday, but I hope it was mellow and enjoyable. Here's to 2023.

  • CorXIII Felinike
    CorXIII Felinike Ай бұрын +1

    I hope that Luminous Studio don’t get discouraged and continue to build and improve on what they have. Because Forspoken’s combat is easily one of the best action RPG combat I’ve ever played.

  • microdavid
    microdavid 2 ай бұрын +3

    great video and great video title. This one was a lot of fun to watch. So much wit in the writing and matching editing. These are the kinds of youtube videos I personally look forward to. There's no complaints from my end.

  • JDoc Gaming
    JDoc Gaming 2 ай бұрын +4

    I love you Shillup! So happy you are back at it! We missed ya, mate!

  • KeitaOwl
    KeitaOwl 2 ай бұрын +433

    It's crazy how when this came out I thought I missed an episode. It just didn't feel right without this

    • Chris Benetti
      Chris Benetti 2 ай бұрын


    • Kasra37
      Kasra37 2 ай бұрын

      Could soneone explain to me what he means please 😅

    • no thanks
      no thanks 2 ай бұрын

      checked his recent videos to make sure I didn't lol

    • Methos
      Methos 2 ай бұрын +1

      FFXV all over again

    • Red
      Red 2 ай бұрын


  • S D
    S D Ай бұрын +1

    Dude I missed this show so much. Welcome back and I'm glad you enjoyed your time off !

  • Zoltán Kotolácsi
    Zoltán Kotolácsi Ай бұрын +1

    Damn I did not realise how much I missed you. Happy new year and it is good to have you and the show back!

  • Balleeeen
    Balleeeen Ай бұрын

    Ah finally we have balance in the universe again, you have been missed Ralph, and also you Austin!
    Not that I'm against you guys getting some holiday of course, but there has been something missing for a few weeks, glad to have you back, and here's to hoping 2023 will be a great year for some vidyagames!

  • BiggusDickus147
    BiggusDickus147 Ай бұрын +1

    I picked up Death in the Water 2.
    -Atmosphere is AWESOME!
    -Music is well composed and really lends itself nicely to the aforementioned atmosphere.
    -Gun play is actually pretty decent. It's certainly not the best I've ever played, but it's serviceable
    -Gorgeous environments
    -I'm not going to say I have Thalassophobia; but wide open underwater spaces scare the hell out of me. And this certainly triggered that part of my lizard brain
    Where it starts to collapse is after about an hour when you realize it's the same mission over and over again.
    -Get from Point A to Point B.
    -Collect 3 treasures
    -Survive a wave of angry fauna.
    -Upgrade your stuff.
    -Rinse and repeat.
    The game does promise more game modes and additional content. But at this point, I'm surprised it wasn't given the early access tag as it is pretty severely lacking in interesting content.
    I'm really looking forward to see what more these guys put out as I think what's there could be REALLY good some day. But at this juncture, I'd check back in June when it will likely be on sale and have more content.
    Side note: this is a 2 person dev team. Very impressive what they have done so far!

  • Kani Ou
    Kani Ou Ай бұрын +1

    you have no idea how i missed this. week just isnt complete without it

  • darchangeldavid
    darchangeldavid 2 ай бұрын +182

    It’s amazing to me how you have people at these companies that don’t actually produce anything that they still keep their jobs while making 50-100 million a year plus bonuses. They don’t get let go. You let the people go that produce the products while making less than 100K a year.

    • C N
      C N Ай бұрын +2

      @darchangeldavid I think gamers need to take off their rose-tinted glasses and see the gaming industry for what it is - an industry. Its the new Hollywood, a place where producers and investors get the $$$ and the creative, talented people are paid low and are disposable. And don't think its just Activision/Blizz and Ubisoft. All big game developers are the same, some are just better at being quiet about it.

    • Cris G
      Cris G 2 ай бұрын

      @Dewi Kingdon Greed killed this world.

    • adam
      adam 2 ай бұрын +7

      @Cris G lmao, would love to see the videogame companies in socialist nations - oh wait, theyre starving right now.

    • Chris Rosenkreuz
      Chris Rosenkreuz 2 ай бұрын +2

      like the world has ever been based on merit, LOL
      good is its own reward, no one who ever done any good ever expected a reward.
      that's how the rich stay rich.

  • P3d3r0s0
    P3d3r0s0 2 ай бұрын

    Glad to have you back man, hope you and Austin had a good rest.

  • FoxReaper76
    FoxReaper76 2 ай бұрын +1

    Welcome back, happy to see your content again, ready for the next crazy full year of games, lets go

  • DizZY
    DizZY Ай бұрын +4

    I really think Halo needs a new studio. 343 is slowly killing it.

    • Dermetsu
      Dermetsu Ай бұрын +1

      Slowly? They killed it multiple games ago.

    • FallicIdol
      FallicIdol Ай бұрын +2

      Quickly killing it

  • Titanfall Teachings
    Titanfall Teachings Ай бұрын +2

    Almost all of the James bond games are worth playing and I can't wait to see what the hit man creators have in stored.

    • Tanmay Panadi
      Tanmay Panadi Ай бұрын

      can't wait for the next iteration of 007

  • Bryan Nieves
    Bryan Nieves 2 ай бұрын

    Dude that death in the water game looks insane. I'm not a fan of being scared or horror but I'll definitely play this.

  • CJ ''ColdBrew'' Poirier
    CJ ''ColdBrew'' Poirier 2 ай бұрын +266

    IT'S FINALLY BACK! You legit have no idea how much of a smile I had on my face when I heard the first "GAMERS!" of 2023. Glad to have TWIG back in my weekly routine.

  • Epone
    Epone 2 ай бұрын

    Hey man welcome back! This made my day coming out of nowhere. Thanks for all your work.

  • YellowPrime
    YellowPrime 2 ай бұрын

    Love this weekly recap. Always reminds me of the free stuff on Twitch/Amazon

  • Marvin Mittmann
    Marvin Mittmann 2 ай бұрын

    Soo good to have you back, hope you have recovered well!!

  • bluebattlehawk
    bluebattlehawk 2 ай бұрын

    I was going through SkillUp Gamer News withdrawals, thank you for finally giving me that next hit man.

  • Dwealdric
    Dwealdric Ай бұрын

    My first lunch at work for each week is taken up by your show, and is a very good thing to have on my equivalent to "Monday". Glad you're back!

  • Monkeycurler
    Monkeycurler 2 ай бұрын +83

    Man, upon seeing Forspoken being sold for $70+ and Denuvo, I was already super skeptical.

    • Areion
      Areion Ай бұрын

      @HARLEM "PC people are cheap" lmfao are we talking about the same people that own machines worth in the thousands? Forspoken is being sold for 80€=87USD here in the EU and that's completely ridiculous.

    • Nephirion
      Nephirion Ай бұрын

      Conspiracy theory, publishers making their ports deliberately bad to drive sales of the console version.

    • SayWhat?
      SayWhat? 2 ай бұрын +5

      Lol that they actually paid money to protect it is like hiring a security force to protect the trash bags on the curb. They have dramatically overestimated the value of their output.

    • Stefan Dinu
      Stefan Dinu 2 ай бұрын +15

      @HARLEM I'm a ps5 owner and I hate the 70 $ increase,it doesn't justify it because games are still shut and have microtransactions in them.

  • Haruchai
    Haruchai Ай бұрын

    I am actually enjoying Forspoken, something about it feels like RPG's of old. My PC has no probs running it and apart from the indoor scenes which seem less than excellent quality, the outdoors look amazing.

  • Lunar Lunacy
    Lunar Lunacy 2 ай бұрын +1

    Glad to see you back up in my feed. Literally missed this weekly news video more than I ever thought I would. GAMERS!

  • Neil
    Neil Ай бұрын

    Welcome back mate.
    This is the channel single handedly carrying me through the work week.✌️

  • Jack The Spiller
    Jack The Spiller 2 ай бұрын +1

    Very happy your break was good! Equally as happy that my favorite weekly show is back!!!

  • Sam Almond
    Sam Almond 2 ай бұрын

    I've missed you Skill-Up thanks for coming back.

  • n0questi0n
    n0questi0n 2 ай бұрын +69

    I've been subbed since you covered The Division back in the day. I'm happy to see how your channel has grown since then. Sadly, that game ruined a lot of content creators who invested in it heavily. It's good to see you doing bigger and better things. Cheers!

    • Siya Chibi
      Siya Chibi 2 ай бұрын +3

      Yeah its wild how Ralph moved away from The Division and thrived! I love it, I also subbed back in the days of The Division but stuck around for the great writing and content.

    • n0questi0n
      n0questi0n 2 ай бұрын +7

      @jinpachisenpai It's unfortunate because the game had so much potential. The sequel scrapped everything that made the first game so great.

    • jinpachisenpai
      jinpachisenpai 2 ай бұрын +1

      Many are still clinging to the franchise and are getting scraps

    • King Shibe
      King Shibe 2 ай бұрын +7

      The difference between those guys and skillup was that they weren't as smart or elaborate when it came to the game's mechanics.

  • Tyler S
    Tyler S Ай бұрын

    Glad your back man! Hope you had some great holidays!

  • zmaster
    zmaster Ай бұрын +1

    Welcome back Chill-up... you were missed

  • Travis Carlson
    Travis Carlson 2 ай бұрын

    Been itching for the news, welcome back hope you got some rest skill up.

  • Tairyu 25
    Tairyu 25 2 ай бұрын

    So happy to hear from Skill Up.

    SP_CE_NVADER 2 ай бұрын +4

    Oh thank the lawd this show is back. Pick up and play award section had me creased 😄

  • spencer jones
    spencer jones 2 ай бұрын +76

    Oh how I’ve missed this show. Welcome back shill up!

    • T. Hamm
      T. Hamm 2 ай бұрын +2

      Lol shill

  • Higg’s Scrapbook
    Higg’s Scrapbook 2 ай бұрын +1

    Did me good to watch the first ‘This week in video games’ of the new year.

  • Jarvis Sensei
    Jarvis Sensei 2 ай бұрын +1

    Oh how I missed this show!
    Also thanks for the Dome Keeper recommend, I played the shizz outta that this winter. LOVING IT

  • Jraice
    Jraice 2 ай бұрын +2

    In the age of RPG battles, I've gotta back Final Fantasy XVI. Yoshi-Ps team has earned my respect and support. Also: Ralph did you finally finish Endwalker?

  • ADemon Slayer
    ADemon Slayer 2 ай бұрын

    I have missed these weekly videos, they are always great!

  • Soapy Papoose
    Soapy Papoose 2 ай бұрын

    Finally, it has been way too long. Hopefully we get a FPS this weekend too.

  • SquashyButton
    SquashyButton 2 ай бұрын +62

    11:32 They already announced that Starfield won’t be at the Developer Direct and that it will instead get its own dedicated showcase soon.
    I just don't want people to go into this presentation with insane expectations and be disappointed when they're not met. Go into this Developer Direct just expecting to see more info about Redfall, Minecraft Legends, Forza Motorsport, and ESO, and that's it. Xbox may throw in a surprise or two, but this isn't some big E3-type blowout presentation, so don't expect that.

    • Exile Studios
      Exile Studios Ай бұрын

      @SquashyButton personally I hope they delay it until November so it 1. Gets that classic Bethesda November release and 2. It gives the devs even more time to polish the game.

    • TheModdedwarfare3
      TheModdedwarfare3 2 ай бұрын +5

      160 times the detail

    • SquashyButton
      SquashyButton 2 ай бұрын +6

      @kanon951 Starfield? I VERY highly doubt it's been delayed again. We would have heard some leaks and rumblings about a possible delay by now, just like with the previous one.
      And if it is delayed, it most likely won't be for very long.

    • kanon951
      kanon951 2 ай бұрын +1

      Probably delayed. I would be surprised if it still makes it for the first semester this year

  • Aldog24
    Aldog24 2 ай бұрын +1

    Welcome back "This Week in Videogames"! You were missed!

  • Lads
    Lads 2 ай бұрын

    Oh, yes! Finally my weekly dose of Shillup is back 😁

  • The Nasty
    The Nasty 2 ай бұрын

    Really good to have ya back after the holidays.

  • maximilian
    maximilian Ай бұрын

    good morning, afternoon and evening my fellow gamers! also great to see you again skillup!

  • Tom Henderson
    Tom Henderson 2 ай бұрын +1

    I literally shouted 'YES' out loud when I saw the notification for this video! Love having this series back.

    • Caap
      Caap Ай бұрын +1

      Same! Realized how much I’ve come to depend on it to keep tabs on what’s up. It’s replaced hours of reading up on this stuff.

  • TheAdeliePenguin
    TheAdeliePenguin 2 ай бұрын +42

    Always makes me bright eyed and bushy tailed when I see the new video notification. Welcome back Shillup! Looking forward to all the shindigs video games have to offer this year presented by my favorite gaming news channel.

  • Angel Rodz
    Angel Rodz 2 ай бұрын

    Top notch quality, as always.

  • Ross Williams
    Ross Williams Ай бұрын

    So happy the big man is back, we love ya shilly

  • Peter HS
    Peter HS Ай бұрын

    So glad you're back man, weeks feel right now.

  • A name to ignore
    A name to ignore 2 ай бұрын +1

    That article written about how games journalists are being fired is kind darkly funny to me because I can imagine the writing being like "you want me to write an article about the lay-offs sir" and then typing as people are cleaning up their desks

  • Dreadwinger
    Dreadwinger Ай бұрын

    Forspoken is one of those games that makes you let out a frustrated sigh

  • Kheryn
    Kheryn 2 ай бұрын +73

    The reshoots of Borderlands part was a rollercoaster. At first i was like "reshoots? that's whatever." then when changing of directors was mentioned i was like "that never EVER ends well"
    But then you said the new director is Tim Miller and he's good so now i'm more optimistic than before this news lol

    • soulgamer6
      soulgamer6 Ай бұрын +1

      A borderlands movie would be an absolute dumpster fire.

    • Fatal Exception
      Fatal Exception Ай бұрын +2

      Either way, videogame inspired film made by people from Hollywood. Enough bad news in a sentence to make me want to do everything else but watching that.

    • TorideTheRising Wind
      TorideTheRising Wind Ай бұрын

      To be fair it's not a change of director due to a director leaving over issues in production, it's a change of director because they needed reshoots and the previous director had a busy schedule. It doesn't really indicate whether or not the project's been a disaster.

    • MechanicalMonk
      MechanicalMonk Ай бұрын +1

      Here's an alternate plan: instead of letting the opinions of others tell you how to feel, make up your own or better yet wait for the thing, try it, and then make an opinion.
      Yes I'm aware of the irony.

    • Eating Waffles in the Apocalypse
      Eating Waffles in the Apocalypse Ай бұрын +3

      This comment is how I learned that there’s going to be a Borderlands movie. I am not hyped to hear that

  • Amirul Hakim
    Amirul Hakim Ай бұрын

    I will be waiting for that forspoken review even if it takes you months to release it.

  • Mark Hyde
    Mark Hyde 2 ай бұрын +1

    Hey, welcome back Skill up - this first episode for 2023 is huge.

  • Josh Mclovin
    Josh Mclovin 2 ай бұрын

    Been waiting for that "gamers" all year, thank you Ralph and Austin! Don't spend the cash in the red envelopes Shillup!

  • Fahim Ahmed
    Fahim Ahmed 2 ай бұрын

    Glad to have the show back

  • Shadowstorm
    Shadowstorm Ай бұрын

    I want 343 to make a new IP and i want to see Halo's rendition by Obsidian Entertainment for some reason.

  • RollingReggie
    RollingReggie 2 ай бұрын +30

    We missed you! Welcome back SkillUp. Well-deserved rest.

  • Crazy-Acid- Trip
    Crazy-Acid- Trip 2 ай бұрын

    It’s begins ! Can’t wait for the rest of the years game news . 🎉

  • Hector DS
    Hector DS Ай бұрын

    endless dungeon WAS an indie title when it was dungeon of the endless which i believe you can still play. im excited to see the revamp they did with endless dungeon tbh

  • Tulkas
    Tulkas Ай бұрын +2

    I refuse to believe that a game flop because the main character does not stop eating your ear or telling who how great and important she is. Unbelievable.

    • CementBox
      CementBox Ай бұрын

      @Exile Studios the comedy is very artistic I guess, either you laugh or it’s annoying, I don’t know how to say it exactly

    • Exile Studios
      Exile Studios Ай бұрын

      Yeah but it's ok when dudes do that just look at that new game made by the wife beater who made Rick and Morty. The entire game is literally just a bunch of aliens voiced by 1 dude yammering in your ear non stop about unfunny nonsense and that's selling incredibly well. Make no mistakes the only reason forspoken is a flop is due to poor performance and repetitive gameplay it has nothing to do with do with a character that doesn't shut up.

  • thecupofarts
    thecupofarts 2 ай бұрын

    Loved playing Adios a year or so again. Then again, I'm a sucker for short narrative experiences.

  • Lobotobro
    Lobotobro 2 ай бұрын

    How could SkillUp miss the biggest announcement of the last week with Dokapon Kingdom: Connect? The biggest friendship-ended in video gaming, I’m so excited.

  • thekkadvance
    thekkadvance 2 ай бұрын +31

    2023 might look grim but this show always leaves me smiling and smirking.
    Peace and take care everyone

  • Sandmann
    Sandmann 2 ай бұрын

    Feels great to have you back! God how I've missed you.... Sorry if that's weird 😆

  • Michael Mackebon
    Michael Mackebon 2 ай бұрын +1

    343 saying "Halo is here to stay" means as much as everything else 343 has said.

  • Jordan Vanderkuyl
    Jordan Vanderkuyl 2 ай бұрын

    So good! Welcome back Skillup... You're the only reviewer that I watch - maybe because I agree with all your pick-ups and put-downs, and what can I say, I like me some confirmation bias. Cheers.

  • ItsMeHere
    ItsMeHere Ай бұрын

    They specifically said that starfield won't be at the developer direct because they are going to give it its own show so there will be as much information as they can give.

  • Advanced Force
    Advanced Force Ай бұрын

    Walking as a cat is not done! So very creative and innovative. Okami had a wolf..

  • El Cacotas
    El Cacotas 2 ай бұрын +12

    What a great way to start the week, thanks for being back and for being you SkillUp. Truly pumped for what this year brings

    • Dave Pople
      Dave Pople 2 ай бұрын

      It is Wednesday my dude

  • rainbow snek
    rainbow snek Ай бұрын

    dead in the water looks so freaking beautiful, god i wish underwater stuff was more popular ;-; i really want an endless ocean sequel lol

  • pirateFinn
    pirateFinn Ай бұрын

    Ayo I will say, Im glad you keep it real and talk industry stuff too like the layoffs and the climate of the development space.

  • Caap
    Caap Ай бұрын

    Welcome back! Morning coffee time was not the same without this series.

  • PR_
    PR_ 2 ай бұрын

    Even just watching the Death in the Water 2 footage messed me up. I can't wait to play that!

  • Alex Ambro
    Alex Ambro 2 ай бұрын

    Good to have this show back in my feed :)

  • Emerald-kun
    Emerald-kun 2 ай бұрын +11

    Happy too see you back Ralph and always appreciate you and your editors keeping up the amazing work.

  • Rowena A
    Rowena A Ай бұрын

    Good start, I liked it. I did a laugh and everything. Happy New Gaming Year!

  • Satoro
    Satoro Ай бұрын +1

    Dunno i kinda agree with the death stranding award. That is literally the first thing i installed on my deck. You can just save and quit at almost any moment. And its relaxing with a banger soundtrack to play on a handheld for some reason. At least for me.

  • Doomerang01
    Doomerang01 2 ай бұрын

    I love that after all the nuttiness you listed, it was the steam award winners that completely made you crack

  • 3rdPlace
    3rdPlace 2 ай бұрын +16

    So glad you’re back! My workday hasn’t been the same without these episodes