The Vertical Slice #28: I’m Just Not in A Shooty Mood, OK?

Chris is gone, but have no fear! Austin is here, bringing you all the podcast joy your heart so desires.

What are we playing?



  • EA Sports Rory McIlroy PGA Tour
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider
  • Killer Instinct
  • Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2
  • Elite: Dangerous
  • Batman: Arkham Knight — Season of Infamy
  • Oxenfree
  • Unravel
  • Tom Clancy’s The Division Open Beta
  • South Park: The Stick of Truth
  • Dead Space




  • Fortified
  • Description: Fortified is an explosive strategy shooter where players will defend the Earth against a menacing Martian invasion in the 1950s. Play as one-of-four pulp inspired heroes as they fight swarms of terrifying robots with an arsenal of Cold War era weapons and experimental technology. Protect the city by building a network of defensive structures, commanding an army, and jumping into battle against dangerous sky scraping attackers. Fight for Earth alone or with up to four players for the ultimate co-op defense experience.
  • Platforms: PC and Xbox One
  • Time to beat: 5-10 hours (Your mileage may vary)


What news is important this week?



What have we put up this week?





What games are worth picking up this week?


  • Far Cry Primal (Xbox One & PlayStation 4) – Tuesday
  • Hitman Go: Definitive Edition (PlayStation 4 & PS Vita) – Tuesday
  • Mega Man Legacy Collection (Nintendo 3DS) – Tuesday
  • Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 (Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC) – Tuesday
  • The Flame in the Flood (Xbox One, PC, and Mac) – Wednesday


How can you keep in touch with us?

Who or what is worth checking out this week?


  • American Crime Story: The People vs. O.J. Simpson
  • Disneyland 60
  • Those Who Can’t



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