Where the fuck did 2018 go? One second it was January, the next it was April, August flew by, September was nonexistent and I don’t even remember where November went! And now it’s January 1st, 2019!
Seriously, the time dragon has really sped things up over the course of 2018, hasn’t he?
Anyway, 2018 was… eh, it was okay, I guess? It wasn’t an amazing year but it wasn’t a really horrible year either. Just another average year. There were some cool games released, like the Crash Bandicoot and Spyro the Dragon remasters, Monster Hunter World, Hitman 2 (which I genuinely want), and a Witcher spinoff game. Actually, really there were a literal fuckton of games released, there’s a huge amount of games released every year, but most of the games this year were alright, as long as you don’t look in the direction of Fallout 76.
I swear Nier Automata was released this year, but nope, just the XBox version was released in 2018. I swear, 2017 doesn’t feel like it was that long ago.
There was also a fuckton of VR stuff this year, with Skyrim VR being a thing alongside newer games like Beat Saber. It seems that VR is really beginning to pick up steam, to the point that I actually saw a VR set on sale in my local crappy computery things store. I’m hoping that the prices for VR equipment drop a bit more, to make them even more accessible. Which will mean that more people will accidentally trip over their furniture while playing, because that always makes for an amusing compilation or three.
Valve even released a game. It’s a card game called Artifact. It’s got mixed reviews on Steam and looks incredibly complicated, to the point that it has no casual appeal to me what so ever. It’s also based on Dota stuff. I’m sure that Dota 2 has a deep, complicated lore but it’s still kinda just using old stuff. The reviews on the game are very hit and miss though, and while some reviews claim that Valve has fixed a lot of problems, it seems as though they waited far too long to do so, to the point where a lot of people have already moved on.
Last but not least, I don’t know why I’m mentioning this game but I feel I have to: Genital Jousting was released in January 2018. It popped up on the It looks both utterly disgusting and horrible but also fucking hilarious as well. It’s a multiplayer party game about dicks. And it has a story mode. According to the reviews, the story mode is genuinely pretty fucking good as well. Would be a fine addition to aabicus’s collection of nude games.
Yeah sorry, I just had to taint the beginning of your 2019 with that.
Anyway, what about 2019? What’s in store for us?
I frankly have no idea. The only thing I’m aware of is the possibility of either Railjack or the New War for Warframe in 2019 and the fact that Team Fortress 2 won’t get any real updates. It almost certainly won’t get a Halloween update, considering that the last few have just been “community maps plus contracts”. Didn’t even get anything special for Scream Fortress X.
To me, 2019 is going to be a massive uncertainty. Which is both good and bad. But let’s be positive for once. There’s probably a ton of cool stuff heading our way.
Here’s to a wonderful and mysterious 2019!