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The Sport Awards noms: The nice, the unhealthy, the WTF | Kaser Focus

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I feel 2022 was a great 12 months for video games — I’ve had enjoyable, anyway. However you wouldn’t get that impression from the Sport of the 12 months nominations put forth by The Sport Awards this 12 months. In 2021, we had It Takes Two, Psychonauts 2, Metroid Dread and Rift Aside amongst others. This 12 months, it’s principally going to come back right down to a battle between Elden Ring and God of Warfare Ragnarök. Poor Horizon: Forbidden West is the lone darkish horse.

As for the others, I’m not so impressed. As a lot as I cherished Stray — and I did adore it; I gave it a 4.5, for kitty’s sake — it’s not GOTY materials. It was glorious at what it was making an attempt to be, however it wasn’t making an attempt to be a lot. I’m extra shocked Tunic was neglected. I suppose the grand query of what avid gamers are comfortable for — Soulslikes or cute cats — has lastly been answered. Additionally, the inclusion of Xenoblade Chronicles 3 looks like a bizarre fluke. As for A Plague Story: Requiem… I favored it, however it was approach too lengthy for my tastes.

After all, nothing feels as weird to me as seeing Half-Mermaid’s Immortality get nominations, together with for greatest course and narrative. I’m a celebration of 1, apparently, however I despised that sport. Mockingly, the one class I might have nominated it for (had you place a gun to my head) was greatest audio design, for which it was not nominated. I’m additionally unsure why Sifu is nominated for Finest Combating Sport when it’s an motion sport. And do we actually want a “most anticipated” award? We get it — everybody needs to play Tears of the Kingdom. It doesn’t want extra recognition.

Okay, sufficient of me being a sourpuss. Everyone knows The Sport Awards are going to be primarily in regards to the trailers, and I sit up for watching these with all of you. Within the meantime, I’m taking part in some Pentiment, which I’ve been wanting ahead to for fairly a while. I’ll play with some Pokémon, if there’s time. You recognize me: Homicide mysteries first!

What to play this week

What’s new:

  • Pokémon Scarlet and Violet
  • Pentiment
  • Goat Simulator 3
  • Somerville
  • The Darkish Footage Anthology: The Satan in Me
  • Lapin
  • Terracotta
  • Bravery and Greed
  • Ballads of Hongye
  • Frozen Flame

New on subscription providers:

  • Dune: Spice Wars (Xbox Sport Cross)
  • Ghostlore (Xbox Sport Cross)
  • Norco (Xbox Sport Cross)
  • Useless Finish Job (Xbox Video games with Gold)
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Particular Version (PlayStation Plus)
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege (PlayStation Plus Additional+Premium)
  • Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX (PlayStation Plus Additional+Premium)
  • Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Closing Chapter Prologue (PlayStation Plus Additional+Premium)
  • Kingdom Hearts III (PlayStation Plus Additional+Premium)
  • Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Reminiscence (PlayStation Plus Additional+Premium)
  • Oddworld: Soulstorm – Enhanced Version (PlayStation Plus Additional+Premium)
  • Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 (PlayStation Plus Additional+Premium)
  • Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint (PlayStation Plus Additional+Premium)
  • Refrain (PlayStation Plus Additional+Premium)
  • What Stays of Edith Finch (PlayStation Plus Additional+Premium)
  • The Gardens Between (PlayStation Plus Additional+Premium)
  • Earth Protection Power: World Brothers (PlayStation Plus Additional+Premium)
  • Earth Protection Power: Iron Rain (PlayStation Plus Additional+Premium)
  • Onee Chanbara Origin (PlayStation Plus Additional+Premium)
  • Ratchet & Clank (PlayStation Plus Premium)
  • Ratchet & Clank 2: Going Commando (PlayStation Plus Premium)
  • Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal (PlayStation Plus Premium)
  • Ratchet & Clank: Deadlocked (PlayStation Plus Premium)
  • Ratchet & Clank Future: Instruments of Destruction (PlayStation Plus Premium)
  • No person – The Turnaround (GeForce Now)
  • Warhammer 40,000: Darktide (GeForce Now)
  • Caveblazers (GeForce Now)
  • The Darkest Tales (GeForce Now)
  • The Tenants (GeForce Now)
  • Previous Man’s Journey+ (Apple Arcade)

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