September 23: wallet threat level Wang

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The threat to your wallet this week isn’t that Shadow Warrior is a remake of 3D Realms’ 1997 crass “Who wants some Wang?” Asian take on Duke Nukem. Instead, the threat to your wallet is that the guys who made Hard Reset are releasing a hyper-gory, slick, first person shooter/slicer with hearty RPG elements. That happens to be called Shadow Warrior. I’ve played an early build and I’m completely sold on the tech, the concept, and the tone. Also out this week is Alien Rage, a splashy generic sci-fi shooter that makes me want to reinstall Hard Reset.

This week’s mystery threat is a survival adventure called Day One: Garry’s Incident. I had mistaken it for the Source engine mod that lets you put ragdolls in compromising positions that resemble a cross between the Kama Sutra and Porrasturvat. But Day One: Garry’s Incident is something else entirely about an action hero who has to explore Amazonian ruins starting with nothing. Minecraft meets Uncharted?

Finally, it’s time for hockey season with the Fiffy games from EA and Pees 2014 from Konami. Nothin’ but net! Or, as they say in foreign countries, skoaaaaaaalllllll!