@Gary_Butterfield posted on the Watch out for Fireballs podcast page a question that I wanted to re sound here because I was interested in what everyone was thinking.

What video games are you looking forward to in 2013? No table limit, send up as many as you are excited about.

Full disclosure, I don't know a ton about all the games that will be released in 2013 beyond a few. But those few I am very excited about like:

Starcraft 2: Heart of the Swarm, MewGenics and The Binding of Isaac 16 bit de-make.

Travis   Admin wrote on 01/06/2013 at 03:27am


But also: Starbound. Imagine Terraria with multiple planets to explore.

SignalWarden wrote on 01/06/2013 at 05:38am

Sir You Are Being Hunted, Routine, Watch Dogs, The Witness, Among the Sleep, Last of Us, Spy Party (fucking FINALLY), Lifeless Planet, Mech Warrior Online (even though you can play it now, it's still technically only in beta),
I could probably do this all day. Those. We'll stick with that list for now.

Travis   Admin wrote on 01/06/2013 at 06:32am

I forgot about Sir You Are Being Hunted. That looks like such a blast.

Gary_Butterfield wrote on 01/06/2013 at 07:54am

Dark Souls 2, first and foremost, then the Edmund McMillen stuff.

Tungsten wrote on 01/06/2013 at 03:51pm

Planetary Annihilation. Other than that, we'll have to wait and see.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 01/07/2013 at 12:42am

Awesome, good list of things coming out for sure. Doom 4 might be a stretch but it would be awesome if iD could pull it off.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 01/09/2013 at 06:20am

Perhaps some Fallout news soon?

Gary_Butterfield wrote on 01/09/2013 at 05:11pm

Ohhhh, that's good news. Hopefully they get someone good on Fallout 4.

SignalWarden wrote on 01/09/2013 at 08:37pm

I'm curious as to what that Fallout news actually means. Realistically I will play whatever Fallout game they put infront of me because I'm a huge Fallout fanboy. However I'd like a new, distinct and fresh location. So either they better have a good reason for him to be in this new location or we're back in DC, which I don't really want.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 01/09/2013 at 08:45pm

I have heard rumblings about Fallout Boston... Let me see...

Here is the bit:

@SignalWarden, I agree, DC was awesome but I am looking forward to some new awesome location.

Travis   Admin wrote on 01/09/2013 at 09:23pm

I've heard today that it may be news about a movie, not a new game. Don't know how I feel about that.

Gary_Butterfield wrote on 01/09/2013 at 10:24pm

To me, the writers are more important than the location. It's my favorite game world, I love it. I want to drink it up. But it needs better writing than Fallout 3, I think.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 01/09/2013 at 10:28pm

A movie? Interesting, not sure I am interested in that...

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 01/09/2013 at 10:45pm

But, you know, I am watching In the Name of the King the Dungeon Siege Movie and its not terrible, just pretty bad. I mean, they used a good camera but the dialog is really sub par.

Haven't seen Burt Reynolds in a film in quite some time....

Gary_Butterfield wrote on 01/09/2013 at 11:12pm

Keep in mind, I actually loved Fallout 3. I just like 1, 2 and New Vegas more. I'd watch a movie, hopefully it wouldn't be a Uwe Bowl nightmare.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 01/10/2013 at 02:02am

I am going to save the majority of my Dungeon Siege Movie review for a later post(OH YES, PREPARE YOURSELF) but its not technically a nightmare if you dig camp and OH BOY this movie has camp. Unintentionally I am sure, but wow, its so... Laugh out loud funny at times and then at other times the visuals are stunning.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 01/10/2013 at 02:02am

Oh and and I have planned to Dive into New Vegas this year, totally in my Steam queue and on my list.

Travis   Admin wrote on 01/10/2013 at 03:47am

I am torn between 3 and New Vegas. I think whichever one I'm playing is my favorite of the two. The factions and plot are better in New Vegas (far better) but the world of Fallout 3 is so incredible. If Obsidian had set up all the quests and plot and such, and then Bethesda built the world around it, it would be perfect.

Gary_Butterfield wrote on 01/10/2013 at 04:50pm

I wish the world of Fallout 3 wasn't 60% subway tunnel. The other thing New Vegas has going for it is companions/characters. The companions in FO3 were trash. In New Vegas, each was an interesting character.

I did like exploring DC, however.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 01/10/2013 at 04:58pm

Fawkes in F3 was awesome. I loved his story and how overpowered he is. His story was one of the most compelling game elements to me in the last few years. It was awesome.

I really liked Dogmeat my only minor quip is that he was a dog and barked and growled all the time, that said loved having him in my party.

SignalWarden wrote on 01/10/2013 at 05:17pm

There has still been talk about the Fallout MMO but I don't think this is related. I would be really surprised if this info were related to a movie, simply because Erik Dellums wouldn't make sense to actually play Three Dog on film. There is also speculation that this game will take the Final Fantasy route and be Fallout 3 II and not Fallout 4, which would explain why it is back in DC, instead of a new location.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 01/10/2013 at 05:18pm

I could totally handle Fallout 3 II.

Gary_Butterfield wrote on 01/10/2013 at 06:01pm

Fawkes was the only companion with any development in that game. Fawkes is neat but I actually don't like how overpowered he is. Compare, however, the bandit you meet in the first town with anyone from New Vegas. Actually, you haven't played New Vegas! Imagine 8 companions with as much depth and nuance as Fawkes, with the added benefit of quests attached to each of them that upgrade them.

Travis   Admin wrote on 01/10/2013 at 06:40pm

The only issue with the companions in New Vegas was that so many of their quests were buggy. I loved it but never being able to upgrade Raul in multiple games was really disappointing. I think if Obsidian had another 4 or 5 months to iron out some issues it would have been so much better.

But yeah, each of the companions is awesome in his/her/it's own way, and the quest lines are complex and interesting. I also like that, unless you're playing on Hardcore, the companions are marked as essential so they just get knocked out rather than dying. And the companion wheel adds so much more control. I was annoyed with the functionality of the companions in Fallout 3 so I never used them. I never go without companions in New Vegas (except in Casinos since they can permanently delete companions' default weapons).

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 01/11/2013 at 01:25am

I rolled with Fawkes some, but opted out because of how OP he was. Dogmeat and I went through the whole game together but it was janky at times.

Travis   Admin wrote on 01/11/2013 at 04:05am

One thing that got me about Dogmeat, Rex, and every dog in Skyrim (yes, it's been a problem for that long) is that they ALWAYS stand in doorways. I once had to reload a save in Skyrim because of a stupid dog.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 01/11/2013 at 05:52am

Yeah they do that. I think I did it mostly because I liked the company. The Capitol wasteland was pretty large and going into tunnels by myself wasn't awesome.

Travis   Admin wrote on 01/11/2013 at 02:49pm

Ooooh shiny. I like what I'm hearing there.

Gary_Butterfield wrote on 01/11/2013 at 06:46pm

Those are interesting world building bits but dialog/writing is still super important. I can imagine that being great but I can also imagine it being clumsy. I think about something like the PS2 spinoff Fallout game which was fine from a lore perspective but the writing was atrocious and it got disavowed quick.

Teodor_Spiridon wrote on 01/15/2013 at 06:23am

SimCity is the first big game of 2013 for me. The multiplayer looks like it will be a blast and I have some friends that I think will get a lot of fun out of working on a region together.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 01/15/2013 at 04:23pm

SimCity does look really great. I still haven't made the leap to Origins yet but for this game I may very well.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 01/15/2013 at 04:24pm

Hadn't heard about the multi-player, that sounds really fun, co-op building would be fun.

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