This week Paul leads the team with Zahra and the disembodied voice of Maylee, to talk gaming news, english pronunciation, and reviews! With Zahra sprinkling the magic on a review of farming simulation in Homestead Arcana, and Paul loses his head in a review of the puppeteering sequel Another Fisherman’s Tale.
Tag: indie games
Mainlining Zelda Zelda
Everything’s Better With a Kazoo
Choo Choo Mudder Licker
Join us in the dining cart as Zed Games’s Hazel and Caroline punch your ticket to 4zzz’s April Atonement and THE Zed Games x Netherworld Video Games Trivia Night~!
So stow your luggage, and take your seat as the team joins you on Zahra’s train themed express, reviewing Blocks Tracks Trains & Tiny Rails!
With A Friend
Games podcast, where Paul, Hazel, and Tobi talk gaming news.
However, it doesn’t stop there… In an exclusive double reviewer special Hazel and Paul rejuvenate destroyed ecosystems in the game Terra Nil, then Paul risks his sanity by fishing for a review of Dredge.
In our not so special 666th episode Rani, Paul, and Caroline talk news. Rani flips open the gaming book Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin to regale us with another book review. Followed by the patented DOUBLE review from Paul, who plays mix and match with body parts in Birth, and afterwards mix and match with souls in My Lovely Daughter.
Cats & Music
This week Hazel is in control, taking Rani and The Temporarily Returned Tobi on a journey through the musical influence video games had on their lives, while Zahra tells us about the cuddly cat game Calico, and Maylee delivers the freshest of video game news.
SEASON of C64
This week in Zed Games Zahra is in control with Maylee and Cam as crew, guiding us through the relaxing and interesting world of SEASON: A letter to the future in their review, Cameron tells us all about the Commodore 64 and it’s very vibrant and inventive community who still love this piece of gaming history, and Paul keeps us all up to date with the news.
WoW Player Doing WoW Things, Carbon Aware Xbox, Transgender Magic Bundle, and More!
World of Warcraft Player Maxed Out Without Playing
World of Warcraft players, and those who tried to become a WoW player, are probably familiar with the tutorial boat that takes players to the starter zone. And yet, despite there being absolutely no quests, enemies, or even resources to harvest on the boat, a player has managed to level up their character to the recently increased level 70. How?
Cheatcho has a number of account-wide pet battle quests, meaning that they can be done on separate characters, while allowing Cheatcho to redeem the quest rewards on a completely different character, namely the one on the ship. Apparently if you have a level 25 Chrominius pet on your account, you can use an ability called arcane explosion that can wipe out the quest giver’s pets quickly.
This method took 200 days to achieve max level.
Xbox is now Aware (of carbon)
A new Xbox firmware update brings changes to power management, where every Xbox console defaults to energy-saving mode, reducing console power consumption when the console is off. This change won’t affect performance or how updates install, but you won’t be able to remotely wake your console, and it boots up a little more slowly. It is optional, and players can opt for ‘Instant On’, although this uses up more energy.
In addition, your Xbox can schedule game, app, and OS updates at specific times to help reduce carbon emissions, by connecting to the internet and using the available regional carbon intensity data.
You can also hide game art when choosing tiles for the home page, letting you change game art to blocks of solid colour, helpful if you find yourself overwhelmed with visuals.
Massive Trans Witch Games Bundle
In response to Hogwarts Legacy, and the rising interest in games centred around magic whilst being trans-friendly, itch.io has a bundle of 69 (nice) items made by indie queer artists.
24 of the games are digital, with a further 41 titles being physical tabletop games. Some notable mentions include a witchy dating sim called Casting Hearts, and my personal favourite, a game about a skateboarding witch in Magic Trick.
VRChat Sex Worker Denied Entry to US
VRChat is a form of chat room where attendees are present in virtual reality, allowing them to interact, talk, and play together in a virtual room despite being countries apart. It’s not uncommon to enter a room with a dozen skeletons, 3 furries, and a lot of chaos. Everything ranging from concerts to birthdays to just about anything can exist. Humans being humans, sex, and consequently sex work, also has a place.
The VRChat sex worker, Hex, resides in the United Kingdom, however attempted to visit the United States to visit some friends. She was denied entry and explained how her work was done in a ‘virtual game’. However, according to Hex, the woman interviewing her didn’t quite understand. Despite not technically meeting the legal definition for prostitution in U.S. immigration laws, she was issued an official letter stating that she was denied entry due to ‘prostitution’.
And now for some upcoming games!
- Theatrhythm Final Bar Line (PS4, Switch)
- Wild West Dynasty (PC)
- Gigantosaurus: Dino Kart (PC, PS5, XSX, PS4, XBO, Switch)
- The Settlers: New Allies (PC)
- Tales of Symphonia Remastered (PS4, XBO, Switch)
- Wild Hearts (PC, PS5, XBO)
- The Dreams in the Witch House (PC)
- Atomic Heart (PC, PS5, XSX, PS4, XBO)
- Like a Dragon: Ishin (PS5, PS4)
- Ninja JaJaMaru: The Great Yokai Battle+Hell Deluxe Edition (PS4, Switch)
- Ninja JaJaMaru: The Lost RPGs (PS4, Switch)
- Ninja JaJaMaru: The Legendary Collection (PS4, Switch)
- Digimon World: Next Order (PC, Switch)
- After the Fall (PSVR 2)
- Fantavision 202X (PSVR 2)
- Gran Turismo 7 PSVR 2 upgrade (PSVR 2)
- Horizon Call of the Mountain (PSVR 2)
- Job Simulator (PSVR 2)
- Jurassic World Aftermath Collection (PSVR 2)
- Kayak VR: Mirage (PSVR 2)
- Kizuna AI – Touch the Beat! (PSVR 2)
- The Last Clockwinder (PSVR 2)
- The Light Brigade (PSVR 2)
- Resident Evil Village (PSVR 2)
- Song in the Smoke (PSVR 2)
- Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge – Enhanced Edition (PSVR 2)
- Synth Riders (PSVR 2)
- The Tale of Onogoro (PSVR 2)
- Tentacular (PSVR 2)
- Tetris Effect (PSVR 2)
- What the Bat (PSVR 2)
- Zenith: The Last City (PSVR 2)
- Zombieland: Headshot Fever Reloaded (PSVR 2)
On Zed Games this week Maylee, Zahra, & Rani talk the week in Gaming News, Rani plays spin the bottle in Raptor Boyfriend: A Highschool Romance, and the team plays Kiss Marry Kill based on their video game crushes.