Overview of (blog) life in August 2018

August provided a good mix of articles for both gaming and movie fans.

First up were the traditional overviews that already included quite a few reviews of movies and TV shows, while new additions to my media collection obviously had many games as well:

Amazon Prime Video watchlist: July 2018
Netflix watchlist: July 2018
New additions to the media collection in July 2018
Overview of (blog) life in July 2018

Free games were always welcome, even if it meant more for the digital pile of shame:

Twitch Prime free games in August 2018

New games, mostly indies, were again the most prominent ones in the news articles:

Airships: Conquer the Skies
Dead Cells
Forsaken: Remastered
Not Tonight
7 Billion Humans
Phantom Doctrine
Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire – The Beast of Winter DLC
This is the Police 2
Unavowed

GOG also had some old and new titles added to its DRM-free catalogue:

The Bureau: XCOM Declassified
Tower of Time

A game that somehow disappeared from GOG made a welcome return, together with a sale:

GOG Bethesda weekend sale + return of “Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth”

Maybe the biggest news, at least for Germany, was that something was finally done about censorship in games:

Germany’s USK finally allows swastikas in games under certain conditions

It was quite a coincidence that this topic was put under scrutiny again, as my game reviews dealt with it as well, but with a more lighthearted approach, as the iconic man with the hat and whip liked to punch some Nazis in the face, or puzzle his way through, without any violence, but with lots of block building and destroying:

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade: The Graphic Adventure
Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis
Indiana Jones and the Emperor’s Tomb
LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures
LEGO Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues

These games wouldn’t have been possible without the movies they were based on or inspired by:

Raiders of the Lost Ark
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

Even the not-so-great TV show was reviewed:

The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Volume 1 – The Early Years
The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Volume 2 – The War Years
The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Volume 3 – The Years of Change

If this wasn’t Indy hype enough, then the books certainly added to the excitement and fun:

The Indiana Jones Handbook: The Complete Adventurer’s Guide
The Lost Journal of Indiana Jones

So all in all, I managed to publish more diverse articles that weren’t only focused on games, but also movies, and some books (although these were again about movies). Daily blogging worked, too. So hopefully both ways of writing will continue for September as well.

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About nufafitc

Being an avid gamer, cinemaniac, and bookworm in addition to other things the internet and new media present, I'm also very much into DIY music, rock and pop in particular. Writing short or longer pieces about anything that interests me has always made me happy. As both an editor for German website "Adventure-Treff" and UK website "Future Sack", I like to write reviews and news about recent developments in the movies, games and book industry.
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