2020 sucked. I know that’s not an original thought, but it still feels like it needs to be said. And video games, or rather the industry itself, didn’t always help alleviate how truly awful it was.
Ubisoft was hit with numerous allegations of sexual assault and abuse, Activision continues to make all the money in the world yet lays off its employees, and where do I even start with Cyberpunk 2077?
But, for as crappy as it all was, there were occasional bright spots. 2019’s Among Us found belated success thanks to livestreaming and put its studio, InnerSloth, on the map, Animal Crossing: New Horizons managed to unite the world and foster connections while everyone was trapped indoors, and the release of Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition meant more people could play my favourite game of all time.
2021 isn’t going to automatically be better than last year but, as always with these lists, I’m going to focus on the potentially good things coming this year; specifically, the games I’m most excited for.
This week on The Entertainment Dome, we celebrate the Christmas season by discussing the horrors of war, child soldiers, and PTSD, with the two latest episodes of Attack on Titan.
This week on The Entertainment Dome, we not only have another RWBY Volume 8 episode to cover, but we resume our Attack on Titan recaps too as the final season begins.
This week on The Entertainment Dome, we cover episodes 3 and 4 of RWBY Volume 8, which are filled with drama, angst, therapy, and child torture. We really liked them.
This week on The Entertainment Dome, it turns out we had more to say about the newest RWBY episode than we thought, before sharing some brief opinions on the Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity demo ahead of the game’s launch.
This week on The Entertainment Dome, we dive straight into the first episode of RWBY Volume 8 and share some theories, before James admits to being cautious about those Mass Effect remasters.
This week on The Entertainment Dome, we have special guests @OllyWrites and @alex_dewing to talk about their careers in game journalism, the problems the games industry needs fixing, and some scary games they’ve played.
This week on The Entertainment Dome, we focus on some of the recent Nintendo news, including the new Pokémon DLC and Steve from Minecraft getting into Smash Bros, after James gushes over the little he’s played of Baldur’s Gate III.
This week on The Entertainment Dome, we run through our thoughts on last week’s PlayStation 5 showcase and the announcements, including Final Fantasy XVI, Hogwarts Legacy, and Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition.
This week on The Entertainment Dome, we are thrilled that Microsoft and Sony’s game of chicken seems to be wrapping up, annoyed at Nintendo’s handling of the Super Mario 3D All-Stars collection, and excited for the new Hyrule Warriors.