Last month was a quiet one, with only two posts to this site and little else. I took a look at all the games I bought for the Nintendo Switch in its second year, as well as giving another preview of Space Race Championship - along with the details of its release. That's coming up next week, but in the meantime, there's a sale running for Elemental Heroes, so if you've yet to buy it now's a good time.
As for this month, there's a whole lot of Star Wars coming, for once again it is Star Wars Month - and this year, Celebration Chicago will be the main focal point of it. Episode IX is to be revealed, the Mandalorian TV series is set to get a look, and we'll finally see what Jedi: Fallen Order is all about.
The first thing you’ll notice is that I’m no longer using the primary label within the titles anymore. With the new labelling, I felt it was a holdout from the old system that no longer needed to be present. You’ll also notice that my ebooks are now taking space on the sidebar, with a link to my Amazon Author Page.
With Google Plus closing down, I needed a new place to promote myself. This was the opportunity I had been waiting for, though. I had been looking at Patreon as a way for people to support what I do without needing to buy one of my ebooks.
With the closure of Google Plus, I now have a Patreon page. It’s still a little basic at the minute, but I plan to inject some detail into it to go with the posting of my works on there.
Space Race Championship is drawing ever near to a release, and so to start off the marketing of it, I've been looking back at the books I had previously released with a bit of planning insight. The planning of the Alternate Halesowen and Beyond series looks at the first two books, with the post on Elemental Heroes looking at the third.
Elsewhere, I looked at The Magic Roundabout movie in a Moonlit Critbit, and told everyone to Get the Shopping In! with the next in the Crossing to the New Life series, looking at the rest of the shopping district. A video looking at more winter gifts in Los Santos in GTA V was uploaded to Youtube.
You’ll have noticed that December was light on content. There was the first impressions of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, but after that came nothing. I admit to succumbing to a block on any and all work.
It had struck in November, but I could at least push myself to some work. Then the lack of energy dragged me down throughout December, so that even that first impressions post might not have happened.
A new year brings a new me. I’m pushing on through and will be getting back into things. The marketing drive for Space Race Championship begins this month, with that look at the previous ebooks.
With the next major addition to Star Wars Battlefront EA 2 added earlier in the week, I’ve been enjoying it. Geonosis is an absolute dream of a map, and when that conquest-like mode gets added in February, I’m confident it will really shine.
I’ve got a video up showing off the Galactic Assault scenario for it on both sides, along with two arcade matches to show off Obi-Wan Kenobi and General Grievous.
As for this month, I’m starting up the marketing for Space Race Championship by having a look at the two other worlds I have produced.
Forza Horizon 4 is a great game, and it’s a blast to drive around this rendition of Britain. But one thing better is the route creator. For the first time in a Forza Horizon game we can map out our own routes.
The start points might be restricted to those the game already has set and there’s no prop placement, but for a feature that’s just starting out it is pretty robust and workable. I’ve already put a few out there, and so just like with the GTA Online videos, I’ll be showing off a few of them.
Now… When I posted the review of Imperial Commando: 501st, I said reviews would be put on hold for a while. I’m sticking to that.
As explained in last month's update, delays will happen. And they have. A Look Inside the Morphing Grid will conclude this month. That is priority number one. This is the month I had labelled for the series to finish last year, and pushing it any further away is no longer an option.
Second priority is getting the new series started. Animal Crossing was announced last month in the Nintendo Direct, and with Future of Mario Kart now finished, it allows me to start looking at ideas for a new series. Crossing to the New Life starts with a look at a general overview of improvements.
The Mario Kart Monday videos have started up, but the other series I was planning isn’t able to start up. See, what I had planned was a look at Forza Horizon 3 and its expansions along with Horizon 2 before Horizon 4 released. I could push on and get those videos done, but there’s just one factor to take into account.
They won’t look good. My Xbox One hasn’t lasted well in the heatwave that struck the UK – it wouldn’t do with near five-hour sessions almost every day – so it’s struggling to run games at the minute. I’m getting a replacement in the form of the Forza Xbox One X bundle, which is out the same day the game releases.
Delays happened, as per usual, though I did get out the more important stuff. I’ll try for Pokémon: Shadow Boom updates at least once every month, but as ever I’m not guaranteeing anything.
The Future of Mario Kart post of last month looked at characters, and this month is crossovers. This will be looking at both characters and tracks, and maybe even some kart and item ideas.
With Star Wars month and E3 out of the way, the number of posts might drop down a bit. Or it might not, depending on what I can get out. Several things have already been confirmed to be coming from previous months, so here we go.
In terms of Star Wars, the second half of my look at the films will be coming this month, and I’m hoping to start my look at the Republic Commando novels. In other confirmed things, the Future of Mario Kart series has a post looking at the characters who could come into it. Crossovers will be the post after that.