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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".
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.
To much fantastic video game
Was is deliberate that you called it Forsaken instead of Forspoken one time during your vid?
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. : \
I love that Ralph forgets its called Forspoken and calls it Forsaken which is honestly a more accurate description.
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.
@Mario K. that game was...interesting
@the Rumcajs Asmongold also called it forsaken 😅
When you play too much Destiny, lmao.
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 😏
The best episode of This Week In Videogames
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)
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
25:54 - 2022 Steam Awards
27:27 - Outro
these timestamps improve the videos alot. thx.
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.
@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.
@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.
@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.
@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.
@Pagatryx what are you talking about?
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.
Forspoken feels like a tech demo that was never properly extended into a full game.
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
@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
@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.
Reminds me of that one UE5 demo just uglier and infinitely more annoying
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.
This is without a doubt, the best episode of This Week In Videogames for the whole entire year of 2023!
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.
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.
So great to have you guys back. My week feels normal again!
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.
Just proves how forgettable the title is :)
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.
Luckily the launch of Destiny 2 way back in the day solved that problem for me lol
@LegendaryDesu you don't know what satire is lol
@LegendaryDesu it may have been intentional, but that ain’t satire.
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
Great to have you back! Thank you for making these recaps, they are one of the highlights of the week
Excited for the Forspoken review. Sometimes it's the bad games that make for the most entertaining videos.
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.
The Small Break From This Week In Videogames Felt like it lasted an eternity, So Fricking Glad It's Back!
Avengers Disassembled is hilarious
@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
@ZeroB4NG it looks like shit, I won't waste my time with it. Good deal for others though.
@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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I love you Shillup! So happy you are back at it! We missed ya, mate!
It's crazy how when this came out I thought I missed an episode. It just didn't feel right without this
Could soneone explain to me what he means please 😅
checked his recent videos to make sure I didn't lol
FFXV all over again
Dude I missed this show so much. Welcome back and I'm glad you enjoyed your time off !
Damn I did not realise how much I missed you. Happy new year and it is good to have you and the show back!
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!
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
-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!
you have no idea how i missed this. week just isnt complete without it
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.
@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.
@Dewi Kingdon Greed killed this world.
@Cris G lmao, would love to see the videogame companies in socialist nations - oh wait, theyre starving right now.
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.
Glad to have you back man, hope you and Austin had a good rest.
Welcome back, happy to see your content again, ready for the next crazy full year of games, lets go
I really think Halo needs a new studio. 343 is slowly killing it.
Slowly? They killed it multiple games ago.
Quickly killing it
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.
can't wait for the next iteration of 007
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.
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.
Yes finally. The long wait is over!!! Gamers!!!!!
My eyes lit up when I saw the notification, a highlight of my week
Hey man welcome back! This made my day coming out of nowhere. Thanks for all your work.
Love this weekly recap. Always reminds me of the free stuff on Twitch/Amazon
Soo good to have you back, hope you have recovered well!!
I was going through SkillUp Gamer News withdrawals, thank you for finally giving me that next hit man.
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!
Man, upon seeing Forspoken being sold for $70+ and Denuvo, I was already super skeptical.
@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.
Conspiracy theory, publishers making their ports deliberately bad to drive sales of the console version.
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.
@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.
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.
Glad to see you back up in my feed. Literally missed this weekly news video more than I ever thought I would. GAMERS!
Welcome back mate.
This is the channel single handedly carrying me through the work week.✌️
Very happy your break was good! Equally as happy that my favorite weekly show is back!!!
I've missed you Skill-Up thanks for coming back.
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!
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.
@jinpachisenpai It's unfortunate because the game had so much potential. The sequel scrapped everything that made the first game so great.
Many are still clinging to the franchise and are getting scraps
The difference between those guys and skillup was that they weren't as smart or elaborate when it came to the game's mechanics.
Glad your back man! Hope you had some great holidays!
Welcome back Chill-up... you were missed
Been itching for the news, welcome back hope you got some rest skill up.
So happy to hear from Skill Up.
Oh thank the lawd this show is back. Pick up and play award section had me creased 😄
Oh how I’ve missed this show. Welcome back shill up!
Did me good to watch the first ‘This week in video games’ of the new year.
Oh how I missed this show!
Also thanks for the Dome Keeper recommend, I played the shizz outta that this winter. LOVING IT
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?
I have missed these weekly videos, they are always great!
Finally, it has been way too long. Hopefully we get a FPS this weekend too.
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.
@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.
160 times the detail
@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.
Probably delayed. I would be surprised if it still makes it for the first semester this year
Welcome back "This Week in Videogames"! You were missed!
Oh, yes! Finally my weekly dose of Shillup is back 😁
Really good to have ya back after the holidays.
good morning, afternoon and evening my fellow gamers! also great to see you again skillup!
I literally shouted 'YES' out loud when I saw the notification for this video! Love having this series back.
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.
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.
Top notch quality, as always.
So happy the big man is back, we love ya shilly
So glad you're back man, weeks feel right now.
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
Forspoken is one of those games that makes you let out a frustrated sigh
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
A borderlands movie would be an absolute dumpster fire.
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.
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.
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.
This comment is how I learned that there’s going to be a Borderlands movie. I am not hyped to hear that
I will be waiting for that forspoken review even if it takes you months to release it.
Hey, welcome back Skill up - this first episode for 2023 is huge.
Been waiting for that "gamers" all year, thank you Ralph and Austin! Don't spend the cash in the red envelopes Shillup!
Glad to have the show back
I want 343 to make a new IP and i want to see Halo's rendition by Obsidian Entertainment for some reason.
We missed you! Welcome back SkillUp. Well-deserved rest.
It’s begins ! Can’t wait for the rest of the years game news . 🎉
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
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.
@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
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.
Loved playing Adios a year or so again. Then again, I'm a sucker for short narrative experiences.
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.
2023 might look grim but this show always leaves me smiling and smirking.
Peace and take care everyone
Feels great to have you back! God how I've missed you.... Sorry if that's weird 😆
343 saying "Halo is here to stay" means as much as everything else 343 has said.
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.
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.
Walking as a cat is not done! So very creative and innovative. Okami had a wolf..
What a great way to start the week, thanks for being back and for being you SkillUp. Truly pumped for what this year brings
It is Wednesday my dude
dead in the water looks so freaking beautiful, god i wish underwater stuff was more popular ;-; i really want an endless ocean sequel lol
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.
Welcome back! Morning coffee time was not the same without this series.
Even just watching the Death in the Water 2 footage messed me up. I can't wait to play that!
Good to have this show back in my feed :)
Happy too see you back Ralph and always appreciate you and your editors keeping up the amazing work.
Good start, I liked it. I did a laugh and everything. Happy New Gaming Year!
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.
I love that after all the nuttiness you listed, it was the steam award winners that completely made you crack
So glad you’re back! My workday hasn’t been the same without these episodes