Pocket Camp, December Gold, and Fungus Families | Previously on This Week in Gaming

Oh, hey. We hope you had a good holiday weekend, if you’re into that sort of thing. If you’ve recovered from your turkey coma, we’ve got some news for you.


Animal Crossing Pocket Camp launched a day early last week, launching on Tuesday and everybody basically lost their minds. It’s now on iOS and Android for free! And you should totally check it out, if you can – there’s been some server errors due to the heavy traffic, and Nintendo is working hard to figure out how to fix it for everybody. They’ve made a statement that anyone who has played since launch, and who plays in the next month will receive 20 Leaf Tickets for their troubles.

We talked a bit about our favorite things about Pocket Camp, and you should really listen to the episode to find out our feelings about it. Also, here are our friend codes! Feel free to add us!

[image: Proxy’s friend code: 6353 1708 167]
[image: Cori’s friend code: 8279 4348 398]


XBox Games with Gold has announced their free games for the month of December, and here they are:

Xbox One:

  • Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide
  • Telltale’s Back to the Future: The Game (30th Edition) (12/16-01/15)

Xbox 360:

  • Child of Eden (a Proxy recommended game)
  • Marlow Briggs and the Mask of Death


Microsoft has made a statement that the Xbox One X has a built-in surge protector, and that the console should be plugged directly into a wall outlet so it can “boot up to full power”. For many of us, this is something that defies our instincts, and it’s never something we would have assumed we had to do when buying a new console. It’s a great feature to have, because you never know when your electronics are in danger of destruction… but the statement they made felt a little bit to us like “Oh, you didn’t know you had to do this? Yeah, that’s why you had all those issues. Dummy. You should have known, obviously.”


Resident Evil 7’s latest DLC launches December 12, and will be focusing on two people: Chris Redfield, a Resident Evil favorite, and Zoe Baker, whose crazed, fungified family were the antagonists of 2017’s hottest, grossest game. There have been two new “recap” trailers released, and each features one character. Zoe Baker’s recap is here, while Chris Redfield’s can be found here. They’re both interesting in their own way, and we found it interesting that Chris Redfield’s trailer seemed to highlight why Mr. Redfield looked so… different at the end of RE7. Why he was with Umbrella. Is the trailer poking fun at the “Chris Redfield is a fake” theory that’s spread across the internet? Or is it confirming what many of us suspect: That something just isn’t right.

[image: What in the world is happening to Zoe?]
Sadly, this is all the news we compiled last week. Most of the news was Black Friday sales, which have all ended by the time you’re reading this. Hopefully you snagged up some good stuff. There are still going to be tons of sales happening across stores and networks until after Christmas, so don’t fret – you’ll most likely be able to get a great deal on that thing you want.

You can find This Week in Gaming over on Youtube and Soundcloud. Give this week’s episode a listen, because the intro alone makes me laugh really hard.

You can still donate to our Extra Life team until the end of December by going here and choosing a team member – it doesn’t matter who you choose, because every penny goes to the same place: Boston Children’s Hospital. Your donation could go to making sure that every child admitted this holiday season gets a great holiday.