Hi everyone. Just a reminder: the first episode of GamesRadar’s Game Club will go live at the end of the week. If you want to keep up, that means you should play through the first dungeon (Black Isle) and then stop. We’ll be posting Episode 1’s article a bit early so you can start the discussion then, we just wanted to remind you of the date.
Don’t know what we’re talking about? Well, here’s the original article…
Welcome to GamesRadar’s Game Club, a community experience where we use you as an excuse to clear through our backlogs and talk about games. Let us explain.
Here’s the quick pitch: Every month we’re choosing a different game to play through as a staff, and we want you to play with us. We’ll break it into four easy-to-digest chunks each week that you should be able to knock out in a few hours. We’ll play through the same sections to make sure we’re all on the same page, and then we’ll post a video (and audio podcast) every week, with some GamesRadar Editors talking about and analyzing that segment. It’s not a “Let’s Play” or anything like that – it’s a discussion, and we want you to be involved.
We’ll also talk about it with you in the comments, and we encourage you to talk amongst yourself about it. Essentially, we want to make a book club, except for games that everyone should play, because we like games more than we like books. Sorry, paper.
For August 2012 we’re playing Beyond Good & Evil, classic from the last generation that is on way too many lists of “games you didn’t play.” So we’re going to play it. It’s super easy to get your hands on, since an HD version was recently released on Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network, you can download it on Steam, or you can even pick it up for last-gen consoles if you’d rather play it that way like some kind of purist.
Here’s the schedule for those interesting in an excuse to plow through one of the best games of the last generation with us:
- Episode 1 (8/3/2012): Stop once you’ve finished Black Isle
- Episode 2 (8/10/2012): Play until the end of The Factory
- Episode 3 (8/17/2012): Play until the end of The Slaughterhouse
- Episode 4 (8/24/2012): Finish the game
The first episode will be going up on 8/3, so if you’re interested and want to keep up you should play through the introduction until you’ve finished Black Isle – it’s about two hours, but it’ll go by quick.
For August, nearly the entire GamesRadar Staff will be playing and giving their opinions of the segments in the weekly podcasts, and in the comments attached to the articles. This is sort of a beta, so we expect hiccups, but we hope you’ll join us anyway. Let us know in the comments if you’re interested, and we look forward to gaming with you.