Spooky Season is finally here and so is a new Weekend Discussion! Let's dive in.
In case you missed it at Shacknews:
- Shack Chat: What's your first task in your favorite survival sandbox game?
- MultiVersus datamine suggests Joker is coming, voiced by Mark Hamill
- Session: Skate Sim review: Boneless and raw
- Have a Nice Death Natural Disasters brings new enemies, weapons, & training room
- Grounded review: Lord of the Flies (and other such backyard pests)
- Dome Keeper review: Dig Dug it
- WoW Wrath of the Lich King Classic interview: Group Finder, morale, bots, and more
- Apple VP steps down after TikTok joke about 'fondling big-breasted women'
- Destiny 2 adding another guaranteed weekly weapon pattern for Season of Plunder
- Sackboy: A Big Adventure confirmed for PC launch in October
- Elon Musk says Cybertruck will be 'waterproof enough to serve briefly as a boat'
- Limited Run Games announce new 'Press Run' book publishing imprint
- Saudi Arabia puts $13 billion aside to acquire a 'leading game publisher'
The next Indie Showcase is going down on Wednesday at 1 p.m. PT and we've got a new trailer for it!
We hope you will join us live for the full event on Twitch.
Big Team Building was a blast this week as the Shack crew decided to take on the newly released full 1.0 version of Grounded. Taking down ants and exploring the unknown depths of the backyard was pretty intense for our heroes. Catch the VOD below:
And Now...The Internet
This is my favorite time of year and not just because my birthday falls on the day before Halloween. I love horror movies and horror games! Hellraiser makes a provocative return next week and I'm prety excited about this one. Check out the trailer.
In some related news, the original Pinhead, Doug Bradley had plenty of praise for the new actress taking on the role including how great the new Cenobite design is which makes me even more interested in checking this out.
I’m a bit blown away by this! The clever re-design of the make-up;the shimmer of the “pin heads”;the palette;whatever that keyhole/locket/tracheotomy thing is at the throat. It’s simple, subtle, disturbing and sexy. Everything it should be.— Doug Bradley (@RealDougBradley) September 30, 2022
Peace and Pain,
Doug ✌🏼🤘🏼🔥⛓ #pinhead pic.twitter.com/Ph4eoO1ge7
Speaking of terrifying creatures, a new trailer for The Callisto Protocol was released this week and the spooky vibes are definitely on full display.
The creepy horror Flick SMILE hit theaters this weekend and I have to say, the marketing campaign has been pretty unsettling.
With Deathloop officially out on Xbox, I thought it was cool that the game's Creative Director dropped some tips for new players taking on the game for the first time. You can read his full twitter thread by clicking the tweet below.
For anyone discovering "DEATHLOOP" for the first time today, here is a🧵 of tips! Very light mechanical spoilers probably.— Dinga Bakaba (@DBakaba) September 20, 2022
First: just like your man Colt, it's normal to be confused in the beginning. Enjoy the journey of discovery, you'll be a master of the ♾ in no time! 1/13
I've enjoyed seeing the videos from developers who are joining in on the recent trend of showing what their games looked like graphically during the early development period.
"Graphics are the first thing finished in a video game"— Cult of the Lamb 🙏🐑👑 (@cultofthelamb) September 20, 2022
Here's what early versions of Cult of the Lamb looked like pic.twitter.com/F5EyEH6M9r
I'm not going to pretend to be an Ed Sheeran fan but the animation in the Pokemon collab video is pretty cool.
My WWES co-host Rodney Conyers Jr. is going to be commentating in Puerto Rico next weekend so I want to show him some love! Looking fly in the promo, don't you think?
We got some first-timers for this years #FA2022 who plan to bring you the hype with their commentary.— First Attack PR (@FirstAttackPR) September 26, 2022
We are excited to announce that @rodneyconyersjr will be one of our official commentators for #SmashUltimate at #FA2022.
Remember that FA2022 is a #SWT2022 Platinum event. pic.twitter.com/zuFNyOiDu2
I have a soft spot for new FKA Twigs visuals. Short and sweet.
Paramore is back and I'm a bit salty that we have to wait until next year for an album! I just assumed it was dropping in a month or something.
Alright, that's all folks. Thanks for joining me for this week's edition of Weekend Discussion and make sure to get in those swipes on Shackpets before the scores reset!