This Week In Games: Guild Chat Like It’s 2004

This Week In Games: Guild Chat Like It’s 2004

I hope you like going back in time, because this week is all about winding back the clock in many forms.

It’s a bumper week no matter what platform you’re playing on. Fans of Remedy games will be thrilled that Control drops this week, unless you want to play on PC through Steam (because it’s an Epic timed exclusive). There’s plenty else to look at on PC though: A Bard’s Tale 4 drops, the void of time that is World of Warcraft: Classic, the quirky anime RPG Crystar, and some AA titles like Man of Medan.

Consoles have plenty to keep them occupied, particularly Switch fans. Anyone who wants to place as a space cop can do so in Astral Chain, which looks better and better the more gameplay I see. The console also gets a new Bubsy game (what), and a string of ports perfect for the platform, like AER Memories of Old, Little Racer, Agent A, and more.

Here’s the leaderboard for the week. It’s a lot.

astral chainImage: Astral Chain

  • Eight Minute Empire (Switch)
  • Esport Manager (Switch)
  • Astral Chain (Switch)
  • Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey (PC)
  • World of Warcraft: Classic (PC)
  • Bard’s Tale 4: Director’s Cut (PC, PS4)
  • Horizon Beyond (PC VR)
  • MXGP 2019 (PC, XBO, PS4)
  • Control (PC, PS4, XBO)
  • Wreckfest (PS4, XBO)
  • Headspun (PC, PS4, XBO)
  • Kamiko (XBO)
  • Crystar (PC, PS4)
  • Blair Witch (PC, PS4, XBO)
  • Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan (PC, PS4, XBO)
  • Decay of Logos (PC, XBO)
  • Pireates of First Star (XBO)
  • Root Letter: Last Answer (Switch)
  • Pantsu Hunter: Back to the 90s (Switch)
  • AER: Memories of Old (Switch)
  • Bubsy: Paws on Fire (Switch)
  • Agent A: A Puzzle in Disguise (PC, Switch, XBO)
  • Vambrace: Could Soul (Switch, XBO)
  • Heave Ho (PC, Switch)
  • Hookbots (PC, Switch, XBO)
  • Minoria (PC)
  • Knights and Bikes (PC)
  • Grand Brix Shooter (PC, Switch)
  • Talisman: Clockwork Kingdom (PC)
  • Nekour (PC)
  • Psychadelia of the Ashen Hawk (PC)
  • Treater (PC)
  • SubaraCity (XBO)
  • Ugly Dolls (PS4, XBO, Switch)
  • Whipseey and the Lost Atlas (Switch)
  • Brunch Club (Switch)
  • Little Racer (Switch)

Onto the trailers! Let’s start by reminding you all what it’s like to be a space cop. Enter stage right, Tim Rogers and Astral Chain.

See anything you like? Hooked on WoW: Classic again? Lining up Control or maybe looking at one of the other indies this week? Let us know!


  • Usually when new games are coming out I don’t feel any kind of hype and just pick it up a few days after launch.

    WoW Classic feels like the night before christmas back when I was a kid.

  • Lots of good stuff this week! Cant wait for Control. Knights and Bikes, Man of Medan, Ancestors, Astral Chain, Heave Ho and Blair Witch all interest me.

    I cant bring myself to play WoW Classic. Playing Vanilla WoW is one of best gaming memories but I cant see how this rerelease can recapture any of that.

  • Man i cant wait for the first ninja looting rage on the forums to spring up.

    Some of the ones that happened back in the day were hilarious. Cant wait to see what happens this time.

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