A quiet week has fallen on the gaming world since E3 tore a hole into the existence of gaming and then left in an equally furious exit once it was done. That means there isn’t much to talk about this week, but there is still some stuff to blog about. I’ll be covering the releases, news and a bit of rumors, as well as some entertainment news (Non-gaming) for the week of June 18 to 24, 2017.
This week in releases:
Dead by Daylight:
A multiplayer survival horror game where four players must work together to escape an enclosed space while a killer hunts you down. It was released on June 20, 2017 on Xbox One and PS4, it was previously released on PC to early access and full release on June 14, 2017. The game is developed by Behaviour Interactive, published by Starbreeze Studios, and distributed on consoles by 505 Games.
The Gaming news of the week:
There have been rumors floating about that L.A. Noire will be getting a remastered edition. It is unknown how true this is or what kind of release it will be but the news is creeping around the gaming websites. Comicbook.com has the full rumor for you to check out.
Well I don’t know if the game needs a remaster edition, or if that many people have been begging for such a thing. I’d jump on board if the game has a much better ending or adds in more cases to look into.
Paradox Interactive has a bit of a rough time lately after they hiked up the prices of their games in different markets. This caused a backlash from their vocal and fanatic fans who started to complain and leaving negative reviews to express their frustration with this choice. Paradox is now rolling back those price hikes in order to keep the fans happy. You can read about it on the Paradox forums straight from the CEO.
It’s a good move by Paradox to keep fans happy, as they tend to drive people to these games and help guide new players through the daunting first plays. I know the community is big on Reddit which can be great places to learn how to play Paradox games.
Skull & Bones which was announced last week at E3 felt very much like a co-op PVP experience only. However, Ubisoft has clarified this week that the game will indeed have a single player component and story to play through. You can check out the news story from PC Gamer.
This news has me a bit more curious about the game, but also a bit apprehensive as I can easily see this playing out like an Assassin’s Creed style of game. While that’s fine, I don’t want to see Skull & Bones completely copying the game it was basically born from.
Nintendo has also offered a bit of clarification about two of their announced games from E3. The yet to be titled core Pokemon RPG from Game Freak and Metroid Prime 4 will not be coming out years from now. Instead Nintendo has said that these titles will be arriving on the Switch for next year (2018). This story was reported by My Nintendo News.
It would be nice to see both of those games next year. It’s also a possibility that they easily slip from 2018 to 2019 as game development is a crazy process with lots that can happen including starting from scratch once the developers decide they don’t like the direction the game is going. Only time will tell if these games will in fact be released next year.
In Entertainment news of the week:
Daniel Day Lewis announced he’s retiring from acting after his last film is finished which is a yet to be titled Paul Thomas Anderson project. The exact reasoning for the decision was not announced, as the family and his reps decided to remain quiet on that front. Variety has the news story for those interested.
If he really is walking away from acting, I wish him the best of luck. It isn’t easy to quit something you love even if that love has lessened over time. I am curious to see if this is a permanent retirement or maybe somewhere down the line he decides to comeback because he can’t quite fully shake the need to act.
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