WWE 2K20 glitches, news outlets’ Games of the Year, more

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How’s it going everybody, Adrian Simple here from thegamingobserver.com and welcome to your daily gaming update for Thursday, January 2nd. It’s still a mish-mash of news but we’ve got some stuff to talk about, so…let’s talk about it!

A pretty hilarious issue has cropped up for the game WWE 2K20. Apparently the game has begun to crash basically every time you try to do something, and people have figured out that if you just set your system’s clock back one or two days, you won’t have the issue anymore. That’s right, the game with 2K20 in the title does not allow you to play the game in 2020. I’m sure this is going to patched soon, but oh man is that ever something to throw on to the pile with that game. It’s had bundles of issues ever since it released, and most people consider it a downgrade of a game from the year before. If you’re a wrestling fan, I encourage you to take a look at Fire Pro Wrestling World, or hang in there a few years while AEW secures their franchise.

Ok I know I talk about the free games being given away at the Epic Games Store a lot, but this is the last time until next week, I promise. Until January 9th you can head over there and pick up Darksiders 1, Darksiders 2, and Steep. I haven’t played Darksiders, but I’ve watched a few videos about it and it may not be what you initially expect and looks very interesting. Steep is an extreme winter sports game that looks like a lot of fun and I’m looking forward to trying it out.

I’ve been looking at the major publications’ lists of Game of the Year and I figured I’d highlight some of them for you, because they are worth talking about. First of all, there were many wins given to Outer Wilds. Polygon, Rock Paper Shotgun, Eurogamer, and Giantbomb all gave it their award. And I think if nothing else you owe it to yourself to at least give that game a look. The basic concept is that it’s a space exploration game where the universe explodes every 22 minutes. It’s very interesting in concept, has a beautiful aesthetic, and tons of people are loving it. I will say I’ve put about 2 hours in the game and for some reason it didn’t grip me the way I expected it to, however I desperately want to enjoy it and will probably give it another shot soon. Other than that, IGN and GamesRadar called Control their game of the year, which I’m sure is well deserved, they are a great studio and the game looks like a lot of fun. USGamer and PC Gamer gave their award to Disco Elysium, which I think many other publications would have at least had in their discussions. It’s inspired by the classic RPG’s based on tabletop games, and won more awards than any other game at The Game Awards, so if you liked games like Planescape: Torment or even point and click adventures, this is the one for you apparently. And lastly, publication Destructoid gave their award to The Outer Worlds, which actually got a mixed reception but I think was a very good game if you’re willing to accept that it isn’t as deep as other games in its genre.

Okay that is all for today I hope you enjoyed that little discussion at the end there. I’d like to thank you very much for tuning in. As you know I am here every Monday-Friday with the news, which means I’ll be back tomorrow and until then, Happy Gaming Everyone.