This week, Baldur’s Gate 3 is the talk of the games industry. It’s breaking records, it’s attracting people who don’t play, and Ron Burke thinks it’s a Game of the Year nominee. David and Ron talk about Atlas Fallen and believe it’s a good time despite narrative flaws. Anthony and Ron discuss Palia and its deficiencies as an MMO and use of dated mechanics. Anthony talks about his time going hands on with Granblue Fantasy Versus: Rising. He thinks it’s a big improvement. The crew also discusses if Toad’s top is a hat or hair.
Anthony Shelton hosts and produces the Gaming Trend podcast and creates opinion videos occasionally on YouTube. He carries some of the strongest opinions among the staff and is generally harder to impress. But if impressed, he sings developers' praises just as loudly. He typically plays everything except horror and most RTS, but genres he gravitates towards are platformers, FPS, racing, roguelikes, fighting, and loot-based games. He has quit Twitter and uses Threads. Follow him at iamashelton.