The Suggestion Box #8: Ben, and Ben, and Ben, Oh My!

After decreeing 2 weeks ago that I had made it my life’s mission to dethrone Ben as the provider of innumerable recommendations for these Suggestion Boxes, I come to you empty handed. It’s not that I haven’t kept myself busy: I’ve been working my way through Borderlands 2 again, I’m still listening to the backlog of A Funny Feeling podcast episodes (one of my SB7 recs), and I’ve finally started the slow recovery process from the most stressful postseason I have ever experienced (I still can’t believe the STL Blues finally became Stanley Cup Champions last week!), but all that is nothing new! On that hand, unfortunately the only bit of new-to-me content I consumed did not earn a recommendation (sorry, I Kill Giants). Oh well, better luck to me next time!

Long story short, here’s what Ben has to recommend to you friendly internet perusers.


Borderlands

Ben’s Video Game Pick: Borderlands 2: Commander Lilith & the Fight for Sanctuary One of the best (leaked) surprises from E3 2019 was the reveal and immediate release of a new downloadable add-on for Borderlands 2, almost 7 years after the base game dropped. Commander Lilith & the Fight for Sanctuary prepares Borderfans for the upcoming sequel with a new story connecting Borderlands 2 and 3 (along with Tales from the Borderlands), and it also serves as one last hoorah for one of my favorite games of all time, all the while demonstrating that Gearbox’s storytelling and sense of humor are just as fantastic as always. For example, there’s a new shotgun that shoots explosive unicorns. EXPLOSIVE UNICORNS.

I suggest you “buy” it now, as it’s free on the Playstation Store and Xbox Live until July, along with the Borderlands: The Handsome Collection.

Childs Play 1988

Ben’s Movie Pick: Child’s Play (1998) – Child’s Play is an equally fun and scary slasher flick that still holds up over three decades later. The fantastic vocal performance from Brad Dourif, a strong lead cast, great score, creative kills, and stellar practical effects make it oh so easy to see why this movie spawned a franchise (with subsequent entries ranging from really good to unbearable), and earned Charles Lee Ray a spot among fellow horror icons Freddy Krueger, Jason Vorhees, and Michael Myers. Hopefully the upcoming reboot with Mark Hamill playing the murderous doll does it justice.

Dauntless

Ben’s Video Game Pick: Dauntless Dauntless is a free-to-play, simplified take on Capcom’s Monster Hunter formula with a unique art style. You’ll spend far less time managing weapons, armor, and consumables in Dauntless and much more time slaying giant beasts in online co-op (the opposite being my biggest issue with Monster Hunter). It may not please those who love the incredibly deep gear and combat mechanics of Monster Hunter, but I’m having a lot more fun with Dauntless than I did with Monster Hunter: World, all for the much lower price of free.


There you have it, the all Ben edition of The Suggestion Box. What do you have to say about these picks? Any plans to check any out? What content did we miss over the past two weeks while we were spending time elsewhere? Be sure to leave a comment below letting us know about all the content (both current and simply new to you) you’ve been consuming lately!

And while you’re here, be sure to check out our flashback podcast episode discussing Up, as well as Zac’s writeup defending Dark Phoenix.

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