Confession: We straight up forgot to check in with our backlog progress last episode. We’re really embarrassed! Almost as embarrassed as we are to admit that last week was the slowest backlog week in six weeks running. I lost some of the momentum coming off Mega Man and was lured away by Modern Warfare 3. Paul still hates first-person shooters. And Randy… we heard he was too busy tracking down his new laptop, bounty-hunter style.
Has the crew hit bottom? I don’t want to give anything away, but tune in to this week’s episode for some shocking revelations in the most inflammatory installment of Backlog Attack yet!
Here’s a quick, late-night backlog update for you before the next episode comes out!
Last week, I proudly announced that I finished Mega Man ZX Advent–my first backlog game completed since I abandoned Psychonauts several weeks ago. Max Payne is up next on my list, thanks to Paul’s recommendation, but will I be able to keep the momentum going?
Meanwhile, Paul took a vacation from Rapture to visit Ivalice in Final Fantasy Tactics A-2, and Randy… well, who knows what Randy’s doing? As the fall releases start to appear on the horizon (Borderlands 2, anyone?), will our hosts clear some of these games out of the way or will next summer’s slate be full of familiar faces??
Do you know where your millionaire ninja is?
If you listened to last week’s episode (VGH #62: Millionaire Ninja), you got impressions of the latest Lego game, Final Fantasy Tactics A2, and Mega Man ZX Advent–plus Batman, Batman, Batman. We admit we might have gone a little overboard.
Speaking of going overboard, we must have gotten too caught up in the hype over The Dark Knight Rises because this was the slowest backlog week so far–but don’t worry! Tune in this week to see at least one game fall off the stack. Progress!
We chatted a bit about StarCraft: Ghost last week on the show–one game that unfortunately won’t be gracing anyone’s backlog any time soon.
Not that we need the extra weight, of course. Making slow progress and not really enjoying myself, I threw in the towel on Psychonauts, instead starting up Mega Man ZX Advent and enjoying that much more. I may go revisit Tim Schafer’s classic later on, but for now I’m enjoying shooting reploids with my megabuster.
Meanwhile, Paul was still treading water in Bioshock and Randy was still busy at work to even think about the backlog. Besides, there was a new Walking Dead episode out! Check out the episode for their impressions, and tune in this week to find out if anyone gets out of their rut!
We checked in on our backlog progress in Episode 60. Paul has already blown through
Will I overcome my platforming apathy and make it to the end (or at least to the next level) of Psychonauts? Will Paul have an epiphany that turns him into an FPS die-hard? Will Randy ever relive those two lost hours of Radiant Historia?? (If only he could go back in time and avert that disaster in the first place.) Tune in to this week’s episode to find out!
Until then: If you’ve got a backlog, does it contain more “short” games like Enslaved or Bioshock, or is it the longer games that end up going unplayed?
As you already know if you’ve checked out Episode 59, we’re launching an all-out attack on our backlogs as we get into the middle of summer. We even came up with a ridiculous name for it, and I figured, while we’re at it, let’s have a huge leaderboard graphic, too. So now, here we are.
|Reggie laughs at one of his own jokes||PS Vita price cut, Ambassador program revealed||Capcom shows DLC for unannounced game||Kudo Tsunoda woefully underdressed||G4TV’s coverage is surprisingly restrained and tasteful|
|Wii U sizzle reel actually all Halo 2 footage||Ge4rZ of W4r r3ve4led||New Vita feature: take PS3 firmware updates on the road!||Peter Molyneux shows new game, overpromises||Bioshock Infinite moves back to 2012, blames newly crowded Q1 2013|
|Microsoft announces Xbox Live All-Stars Teabag Brawl||Nolan North is the voice of everyone in everything||FREE!||Animal Crossing MMO supports up to 8 players||Gabe Newell shows up, doesn’t mention Half-Life 3|
|Jack Tretton’s joke met with awkward silence||THQ announces Kickstarter to fund 2013 lineup||David Cage looks eerily lifelike||ONE MILLION TWOOPS||Day 1 of E3 is Gamestop preorder exclusive|
|Reacting to leaked Final Fantasy XV trailer, Square Enix reveals
Final Fantasy XXVII-4
|Microsoft continues to tout “Better with Kinect,” nothing still is||Black Ops 2 $190m “Overkill Edition” comes with actual AC-130||PlayStation Suite comes to BlackBerry Playbook OS||Microsoft claims timed-exclusivity on Christmas|
Download the JPG version and play along during the press conferences, then get impressions and commentary on our special E3 episodes coming out early next week!
|Monday, June 4|
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