Good June, Good Summer, and welcome to Whatcha Been Playing? I hope that the season is bringing more warmth and brightness to your neck of the woods than mine, and I hope that you’ve been enjoying all of the news, reveals, and updates offered by the Not-E3 digital entity that is Summer Game Fest.
Frankly, I ain’t too down with it. Covering streams is stressful at the best of times, but while E3 required you to go HAM for three days and then coast, SGF marks the start of three straight months of sporadic, randomized showcases. Don’t these people know I have a Master Rank to attain?
Still, I hope you’ve been enjoying the streams and ensuing coverage and, if you’re about, then the crew will be on deck on Sunday for the Xbox Games Showcase. Let’s see what the Black-and-Green brand has in its pockets for the remainder of 2023 and beyond.
Almost the entirety of my spare time, (what little I could find between the coverage), has been spent kicking names and taking ass in Capcom’s excellent Street Fighter 6. These foolish evenings of glory and embarrassment have generally rolled into the early hours of the morning, which was fine when Alpha 2 dropped, but maybe not so much in 2023. I can’t help it though. It’s hard to tear away when I’m on such a red-hot losing winning streak.
Additionally, I also spent some time wandering the grim, clanking, and oddly charming streets of Neowiz Games’ Lies of P, a demo for which is available now on PC and console platforms. This strangely-conceived Soulslike is a retelling of the Pinocchio mythos, reimagined in the dark Belle-Epoque-inspired city of Krat. If you want to hear my own thoughts on how the title is shaping here, then you can check out my preview next week.
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