October, 2023’s most crowded month, is right here | Kaser Focus

October, 2023’s most crowded month, is right here | Kaser Focus

A chill breeze, a purple leaf on a tree, the distant sound of “Spooky, Scary Skeletons” enjoying — October has formally arrived. And whereas my non-gamer, civilian self revels within the sudden look of pumpkins, fall foliage and literal spooky, scary skeletons … my gamer self is battening down the hatches. Because the most crowded, games-heavy month of the 12 months is lastly upon us. You thought you had no time for video games earlier than? You actually don’t have time for October’s launch slate.

We’ve talked about it earlier than, however simply to remind you, here’s a quick listing of the video games which might be popping out this month: Assassin’s Creed Mirage, Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, Super Mario Bros Wonder, Cities: Skylines II, Alan Wake 2, Lords of the Fallen, Detective Pikachu Returns, Forza Motorsport, The Lamplighters League, Hellboy Web of Wyrd, Hot Wheels Unleashed 2: Turbocharged, The Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria and Ghostrunner 2. No marvel Alone within the Dark ran scared from this launch window.

It’s been one other downer of every week, with layoff information coming from Telltale Games, Team 17 and Naughty Dog. We’ve additionally heard information that a number of former Ubisoft executives have been detained by French police, who’re investigating claims of sexual assault and harassment on the firm (particulars of which broke in a number of 2020 reviews). Even as we have a good time the deluge of improbable video games this month, it pays for us to additionally keep in mind the individuals who made them — a lot of whom now not have jobs.

In private information, I’ll be enjoying extra of Spider-Man 2 as we prep for the GamesBeat overview — however I’m undoubtedly going to find time for Assassin’s Creed Mirage. This collection and I’ve a lot historical past that I really feel obligated to create space for it in my life it doesn’t matter what. I’ve additionally heard fascinating issues concerning the newly launched Cocoon, and I’d as nicely test it out because it’s on Game Pass.


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What to play this week

What’s new:

  • Assassin’s Creed Mirage
  • Detective Pikachu Returns
  • The Lamplighter’s League
  • Disgaea 7: Vows of the Virtueless
  • Station to Station

New on subscription providers:

  • Gotham Knights (Xbox Game Pass)
  • Warhammer 40,000: Darktide (Xbox Game Pass)
  • Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy (Xbox Game Pass)
  • The Callisto Protocol (PS Plus Essential)
  • Farming Simulator 22 (PS Plus Essential)
  • Weird West (PS Plus Essential)
  • GRUNND (Prime Gaming)
  • Ghostwire: Tokyo (Prime Gaming)
  • Heads Will Roll: Reforged (GeForce Now)
  • Thief Simulator 2 (GeForce Now)
  • Battle Shapers (GeForce Now)
  • Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition (GeForce Now)
  • Arcade Paradise (GeForce Now)
  • The Ascent (GeForce Now)
  • Citizen Sleeper (GeForce Now)
  • Dicey Dungeons (GeForce Now)
  • Godlike Burger (GeForce Now)
  • Greedfall (GeForce Now)
  • Hypnospace Outlaw (GeForce Now)
  • Killer Frequency (GeForce Now)
  • Lonely Mountains: Downhill (GeForce Now)
  • Metro 2033 Redux (GeForce Now)
  • Metro: Last Light Redux (GeForce Now)
  • MudRunner (GeForce Now)
  • Potion Craft: Alchemist Simulator (GeForce Now)
  • Shadow Gambit: The Cursed Crew (GeForce Now)
  • Slayers X: Terminal Aftermath: Vengance of the Slayer (GeForce Now)
  • Soccer Story (GeForce Now)
  • SOMA (GeForce Now)
  • Space Hulk: Tactics (GeForce Now)
  • SpiderHeck (GeForce Now)
  • Surviving Mars (GeForce Now)
  • Jeopardy! World Tour+ (Apple Arcade)

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