Rummaging about for some gaming news and releases.

April 8 to the 14, 2018 has marched around for its time to shine in the weekly blog post about what’s happened in gaming releases, gaming news, and entertainment news. Please note that I do not talk about all that has happened this week, it is just the stuff that managed to capture my interest.

 

 

 

Gaming Releases:

Bombslinger –

A spaghetti western in the vein of Bomberman. You can play single player or multiplayer modes as you try to eliminate your competition and come out as the last bomber alive. The game was developed by Mode 4 and published by them alongside Plug in Digital. It came out on April 11, 2018 for Xbox One, PC, and Switch.

 

Football Manager Touch 2018 –

SEGA and Sports Interactive are bringing their soccer management game to a major console for the first time in a while. This is a port of the tablet/mobile version of the game over to the Nintendo Switch. It was released on April 13, 2018.

 

 

 

Gaming News:

The rouge-like shop keeping adventure role playing game, Moonlighter, has a release date. It will be coming out on May 29, 2018 for PC, Xbox One, and PS4. A Switch version will be coming at some later date.

The pixel-y painted feeling of the trailer is really beautiful to look at and gets me excited for this title. It is reminscent of the slightly old PC game Recettear where you run a shop and fight in dungeons though it will be interesting to see how they differ beyond graphically.

 

Steam Spy the online service that told gamers about game sales on Steam but was not a part of Valve will be shutting down. This is due to a change in Steam which makes games list private where they were previously public for all to see. Steam Spy collected all the public data to give regular consumers and idea of sales figures and game popularity. This news comes from a tweet from the guy who ran Steam Spy.

With the recent issues of privacy thanks to Facebook and a marred U.S. election it doesn’t come as much of a surprise that Valve moves to create some sort of privacy setting for its users. That said it is a bit sad to see a useful service essentially get knocked out in a single blow.

 

Multiplayer the much sought after feature in the farming game Stardew Valley is getting closer and closer. The developer has tweeted that he’s hoping to have it ready in about a month, May 2018, for release. This news is courtesy of PCgamer.com.

This is good news for those that have desperately wanted to play with their friends on this game together. Hopefully, this manages to live up to expectations and goes smoothly when launched.

 

The stickers which warn you of voiding the warranty on electronic devices should you try and fix them and other such language in manuals is considered illegal in the United States by the Federal Trade Commission. In the U.S. you are allowed to do unauthorized repairs and that companies like Nintendo and Sony must stop putting such stickers on their products. Read all about it from Digitaltrends.com.

Now this has been the case for a long time in the U.S. that those stickers don’t mean squat, yet the FTC has never particularly done anything about them. So, the question is why now? What’s happened that has caused them to issues these warnings?

 

This is the Police 2 got its first game play trailer and has shifted a bit from the original, which is a good thing. You’re still a chief sending out cops to deal with situations but now it looks like you must also plan how the officers will deal with and defuse bad situations. The game will be coming to all major devices: PC, Switch, PS4, and Xbox One. The game is scheduled for a 2018 release.

This game play gets me excited to see what they’ll do with this game. I liked the first, though I never finished it due to incompetent detectives who couldn’t seem to solve cases. I’m looking forward to this one despite the frustrations of the first game.

 

Fans of Terraria will be saddened and disappointed to learn that Terraria: Otherworld has been canceled. Originally announced many moons ago it has been stuck in development and was getting further away from what they envisioned and was hampering the RE-Logic’s ability to work on other projects. There is a blog post up on the Terraria forums explaining the developers decision.

I really enjoyed the first game and it is sad that so far RE-Logic has misfired on all their attempts to get another Terraria game going. They have managed to do a lot post release content for the original and have ported it to many consoles with the upcoming Switch version being the latest. I hope whatever their next plans are that they work out and we can finally see something new and cool from the devs.

 

The first trailer for Forest of Liars has come out and shows off some beautiful artwork stylized world that the developer is creating. This will be a narrative adventure game where you go into a forest filled with secrets and where few have traveled before. The game is coming to PC, Mac, and consoles at some point.

The trailer comes across much like a piece of artwork beautiful and almost breath taking. I will point out that the trailer does feel a bit abstract and I’m guessing that is because they don’t want to give away much of the story. Still they do need to show just a little bit more of a story to capture peoples imagination.

 

 

 

Entertainment News:

The Incredibles 2 has a new trailer showing off the superhero family that once again must step up to save the day. This time showing a little more of what’s happening to the family now that the mother is becoming a major hero. The movie arrives in theaters on June 15, 2018.

I never saw a need for a sequel and the trailers I’ve seen have done little to convince me otherwise. Part of my issues is the feeling like they missed the boat on this one due to how long ago the original came out. I’m not saying that the movie can’t be good, but I don’t feel the magic from either Disney or Pixar on this.

 

 

 

 

Well I shall end on a bit of a cranky note and sign off and say adieu for now. Also thank you for visiting my little blog. If you’re looking to get in touch with me for questions, corrections, or general comments please feel free to do so. You can contact me via: the comment section below, find me and message me on Twitter at @Snipehockey, or finally emailing me at Lostvideogamesblog@gmail.com.

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