Meta Gamer Monthly February 2017

A closer look at the village from the TGA 2016 trailer. (Credit: Nintendo)

Time for my second monthly game article. Got some new info on the Nintendo Switch, some new Breath of the Wild art, new game trailers and games releasing this month as well as the free games of the month for Xbox and Playstation also Barbarians and their junk (yes that kind) if you dare.


Breath of the Wild Screenshots and Concept Art


Concept art for deer. (Credit: Nintendo)


Concept for house in village screenshot. (Credit: Nintendo)


Shot of Link riding elevator into shrine. (Credit: Nintendo)


Nintendo Switch Update

Here is some more detailed information for the Nintendo Switch. It was released on their website this past Friday (this really should have been with the big announcement on the 12th that I detailed earlier this month). I will write an article on the interesting new games coming out for the Switch later this month.

Layout Of Console:

Interesting new bit of info. The Switch has a brightness sensor. Presumably this adjusts the screen based on the brightness of light so you can see the screen better.  Also the back of the dock has a cover to hide the power, HDMI and USB cables.

Switch Front (Credit: Nintendo)


Switch Back (Credit: Nintendo)


Switch Dock Front (Credit: Nintendo)


Switch Dock Back (Credit: Nintendo)


Joy Con Front (Credit: Nintendo)


Joy Con Side (Credit: Nintendo)


Joy Con Back (Credit: Nintendo)


Joy Con Wrist Strap Front (Credit: Nintendo)


Joy Con Wrist Strap Side (Credit: Nintendo)

This year for the first time ever, Nintendo will air commercials during the big game, to promote the Nintendo Switch.

Featuring Breath of the Wild:




PS4 Firmware Update 4.50

Playstation just announced on their blog the details for the next major firmware update for the PS4. It includes refinements to the interface among other things. One major addition is the support for an external HDD, finally allowing the installation and playing of games from the external HDD, instead of having to install an internal one (which most people aren’t comfortable with). Another nice addition is allowing to use custom wallpapers. You can turn your screenshots into a wallpaper, no word yet if you can use other pictures like with the PS3.

The full list of details can be seen at the Playstation Blog:


Conan Exiles Nude Barbarians

Conan Exiles recently had an early release for the PC. Apparently it allows you to determine your male character’s junk size in character creation with the “endowment” slider. You will also be able to have your character go around naked. This isn’t the first time the publisher Funcom has done some sort of nudity. In 2008 they released the MMO Age of Conan which allowed you to make topless females and adjust the size of their breasts.

Game Trailer


PC Gamer’s article showing uncensored footage. WARNING: Nudity and NSFW!

Game releases:
PC  early access January 31st
Xbox One preview Early Spring


Mass Effect Andromeda

This is a new trailer released last week. I will try to publish an in depth article about Mass Effect Andromeda before its release in March.


Releases Tuesday March 21st for XBox One, PS4 and PC


Horizon Zero Dawn

An interesting take on the post-apocalyptic genre, Horizon Zero Dawn (HZD) takes place in a world where humans have returned to tribal ways and robotic wildlife dominate areas nature has reclaimed.


Releases Tuesday February 28th for PS4


PS Plus free games

Free games of the month coming to Playstation Store Tuesday February 7th.


  • Anna Extended Edition


  • LittleBigPlanet 3
  • Not a Hero


  • Ninja Senki DX
  • TorqueL


  • Starwhal


Xbox Live Gold free games

Xbox 360/ Xbox One

  • Monkey Island 2: Special Edition – available from February 1-15
  • Star Wars: The Force Unleashed – available from February 16-28

Xbox One

  • Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime – available February 1-28
  • Project Cars Digital Edition – available February 16-March 15


Games coming out from February

February 3

  • Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World – Platforms: Nintendo 3DS

February 7

  • Touhou Genso Wanderer – Platforms: PS4, PSVita
  • Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book – Platforms: PC

February 9

  • Nioh – Platforms: PS4

February 14

  • For Honor – Platforms: PS4, XBOne, PC
  • Sniper Elite 4 – Platforms: PS4, XBOne, PC
  • Deformers – Platforms: PS4, XBOne, PC

February 21

  • Berserk and the Band of the Hawk – Platforms: PS4, PC, PSVita
  • Halo Wars 2 – Platforms: XBOne, PC
  • Ys Origin – Platforms: PS4, Vita

February 24

  • Lego Worlds – Platforms: XBOne, PS4, PC

February 28

  • Horizon Zero Dawn – Platforms: PS4
  • Torment: Tides of Numenera – Platforms: PS4, XBOne, PC
  • Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns – Platforms: Nintendo 3DS