One much-anticipated and one very surprising game sequel hit consoles this week, while a big biopic and comedy hit Blu-ray, this week on Amazon!
Woop woop, we got a great new week of stuff over at Laser Time (even if Dave won’t be on any streams due to a vacation) ((Dave wrote this before going on vacation))! Anywho, we have a great new Laser Time about classic High School and College Movies, a Vidjagame Apocalypse celebrating Mario Kart’s 25th anniversary, and a Thirty Twenty Ten celebrating anniversaries for Final Fantasy 7, Orgazmo, and more! If you’re a Laser Time Patron, our Hot Rod commentary has been uploaded, plus you can expect a swank new Bonus Time this week, while Talking Simpsons has a new Bill Oakley interview, a look at Treehouse of Horror 5, and the NYC Marathon episode of The Critic. Remember, anything you purchase after clicking one of these links will send some scratch to Laser Time… it doesn’t have to be any of the products on this page; literally ANYTHING you buy that visit helps us out. Anywho, onto the new stuff!
It has finally arrived… the game that sold Chris a PlayStation 4 Pro! The original Destiny got quite a bit of airtime over on Laser Time’s YouTube page due to its brilliant Bungie-approved mixture of glorious lore dumps and fantastic first-person shooter mechanics. After almost three years of OG Destiny fun, Activision and Bungie promise some sweet upgrades, including new sub-classes, new outer-space locales, and better matchmaking, so you can bet we’ll have plenty of Destiny 2 chatter on Laser Time’s Twitch channel this week (though given the Wednesday release date, we’re unlikely to chat about it on VGA, sorry!).
ALSO AVAILABLE: DESTINY 2 (XBOX ONE), DESTINY 2 (PC)
What the Knack?! After being the butt of PlayStation 4 launch day jokes, we somehow have a Knack sequel on our hands. For all the mocking, Knack found its share of fans and was a decent platformer for newer gamers. Knack 2 might actually be pretty welcome right now as gamers cursing some of the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy’s tougher challenges might fight some solace in Knack 2’s more simplified and streamlined approach. Plus, what other new platformers are you going to play in the next eight weeks before Super Mario Odyssey releases?!
Okay, I will concede that a Minecraft version of Lego HAD to happen. I mean, forgoing a mashup between the world’s biggest brick-building toy and the world’s biggest brick-building simulator is like leaving money on the table and valuable Lego bricks on the carpet (to be stepped on). Lego Worlds on Switch makes even MORE sense, as younger Nintendo fans will undoubtedly flock to this more aesthetic take on sandbox building. That said, I’m a little sad that after recent years of Lego movies and licensed games that appealed to adults, we’re moving onto a Ninjago movie and a Minecraft-like game that aren’t quite as appealing as The Lego Batman Movie and Lego Jurassic Park. Speaking of, watch us play Lego Force Awakens below!
I was a big fan of Bridesmaids, which introduced the world to a great crop of comedic women like Kristen Wiig, Ellie Kemper, Rebel Wilson, and Melissa McCarthy around the start of this decade. Now that we’re two years and change away from the 2020s, I’m all for another female-ensemble comedy with great new women at the helm. Scarlett Johansson has been criminally underrated as a comedic talent (see EVERY SINGLE one of her SNL hosting appearances), Kate McKinnon is the new female Phil Hartman, Jillian Bell was the glue that held Workaholics together, and Chris has perfectly described Ilana Glazer as the modern-day Bugs Bunny on Broad City. All of those top talents together should make for a good night of movie watching now that this flick is on Blu-ray.
All Eyez on Me
Allow me to make the whitest comment ever… I have really enjoyed all of the great hip-hop biopics we’ve been getting in recent years! Even if Straight Outta Compton was a bit cheesy in conveying the creation of some of the biggest rap songs of the early 90s, the performances by the likes of O’Shea Jackson Jr, Corey Hawkins, and Paul FUCKING Giamatti really captured the intensity of the era. Even though Tupac’s biopic didn’t get the same level of acclaim, I’m still interested in seeing this slice of mid-90s hip-hop and how modern actors can convey the craziness surrounding Tupac and Biggie Smalls’ deaths.
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Kingdom Hearts III
Red Dead Redemption 2
South Park: The Fractured But Whole
Final Fantasy VII Remake
Super Mario Odyssey
Assassin’s Creed Origins
Call of Duty: WWII
Middle-Earth: Shadow Of War
God of War
The Evil Within II
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
Monster Hunter World
Metroid: Samus Returns
Dragon Ball FighterZ
Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite