May’s Releases and Keen’s Backlog

I have high hopes for May being a great month of gaming. I have a rich backlog of games to go through, and several games are/might come out this month.

This Month’s Hyped Releases

EverQuest Ragefire Server

EverQuest Progression Server: Ragefire

Looks like the new EQ progression server coming soon® will be named Ragefire. The poll is still up but apparently Ragefire has such a lead that it’ll win no matter what. While I think Zordalicus Ragefire is an awesome dragon, I can’t help but think of Ragefire Chasm from WoW. Oh well! It’s still a cool name. I’m hoping this means that they are on track to give us a beta for Ragire Progression sometime near the end of this month. Chances might be good since Ragefire is already on the server list when you sub to EQ and log in.

My friends and I in the K&G Community will be playing. I’m going Bard for sure. Yep, my body is ready (for carpal tunnel).



Nintendo’s first real foray into multiplayer online shooters in the Wii U comes out May 29! I’m really looking forward to playing this one with Graev. We’ll team up and ink people to pieces. I’m hoping for some depth to the customization and advancing, but in the end if it’s just a great game with fun shooting mechanics I can still totally get behind that. I’ve been looking for this kind of game on a console.

My Backlog


Assassin’s Creed Unity

The biggest game in my backlog is AC: Unity. Assassin’s Creed games are amazing. Black Flag was my game of the year in 2013, and AC Unity is the next in the series and I have to get through it before the next AC game comes out. I got this for Christmas and have just now have the time to really start playing. Already I’ve noticed that much of the emphasis on the ‘out of game’ experience is removed. The part where the ‘main character’ in ‘real life’ gets out of the animus (where the real story is being told) doesn’t happen. I’m on the side of people who love the convoluted AC story, but I get why Unity focuses much more on the ‘in-game’ gameplay where you control Arno.

Ridiculously cheap on Amazon right now: $19.99 on PS4 and Xbox One.

The rest of my backlog consists of…

  • Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker
  • Dragon Age Inquisition
  • Shadows or Mordor
  • Lego City Undercover

Yep, lots of somewhat older games but ones I definitely want to try and get through before the summer. What’s in your backlog? What are you looking forward to playing in May?


  • Shadow of Mordor wasn’t in my backlog until a recent Steam sale. I’m clearly weak and could not resist. My backlog was slowly diminishing, but suddenlylife got in the way. Oh it’s good thing mind you, buying a house is a very positive experience (well, mostly), but it’s definitely time consuming !

    My attention is currently turned to Yakusa 4 on PS3. It was available a couple months ago for Playstation Plus subscribers and was sitting there untouched until recently. I have no prior experience in previous game of the series, but I’ve heard good things and wanted to give it a shot. Lot of fun so far even though it is so weird to me as I was never really exposed before to the Japanese culture and/or Japanese gaming. Definitely worth the few bucks spent.

    PS : Arkham Knight, late June, it’s coming ! 🙂

  • I’ll end up borrowing Arkham Knight from Graev. I enjoyed the other Arkham games enough. Was never into them enough to even attempt to collect everything but the gameplay and the stories were fun enough.

  • I never seem to make it through my backlog, as much as I want to. I’m one of those people who is always looking for something new or I get stuck playing one particular multiplayer game indefinitely. Really looking forward to Witcher 3 but currently playing a spattering of things. Diablo 3 Season 3 and Heroes of the Storm when my friends are about, Two Worlds 2 and Lego Hobbit when I’m playing with the girlfriend, and managed to catch up a little by doing episode 3 of Telltale’s Game of Thrones.

    Still keep my eye on what’s happening in the MMO space from time to time but very little of my gaming time is dedicated to it these days, as opposed to 90% of it in the past. I did however just reinstall project 1999, and came across an interesting game called Project Gorgon while trawling the forums. Didn’t expect much from it but I’ve been pleasantly surprised so far after my 2-3 hour play session last night.

  • @Norfen

    Project Gorgon looks great. And the most important factor is that it is not a paid Alpha access right now! It is free to jump in and TEST. Wow, I remember those days! To me, that just says the developers are in it to actually make a great game. Not to cash out early.


    Definitely need to bump Dragon Age: Inquisition up on that list. I think you would have named it your GOTY for 2014 for sure.