Well, well, well another week has run away upon its completion. So, let’s talk about the gaming news, releases, and some entertainment news for April 29 to May 5, 2018. Please note that I do not cover all that has happened, just the stuff that caught my interest and thought worth talking about.
Super Mega Baseball 2 –
Baseball season is back and so is this cartoony yet deep series. Improvements have made from the first game, but the basics remain the same win the game. This game arrived on May 1, 2018 for the PS4, PC, and Xbox One. The game was developed and published by Metalhead Software
A Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia –
The strategy world gets its first taste of Creative Assembly’s mini-franchise as the fight for Britain commences. The vikings have invaded though they have been blunted by King Alfred the Great and settled into an uneasy peace. Factions have risen to stake their claim to the throne. It came out on May 3, 2018 for PC with a Linux, and Mac version to follow. Created by Creative Assembly it was published by SEGA.
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze –
The platformer where you play as one of the Kong’s returns to challenge you in more side scrolling action. This is a re-release of the Wii U game, with some new control schemes, a new Funky mode, and Funky Kong as a playable character. Originally the game came out in February 2014 for the Wii U, this latest take came out on May 4, 2018 for the Switch. Both versions were developed by Retro Studios and published by Nintendo.
Nintendo’s new President is already making headlines with the announcement that he’s going to push for more Nintendo smartphone games for the iOS and Android platforms. He wants the company to be able to generate a 100 billion yen in revenue from sales. This news comes from IGN.com
This news shouldn’t come as much of a shock as any company is going to want to improve profits and will chase them underground if necessary. It also however makes one a little nervous to hear such things, as you don’t want companies abandoning their products just to chase a new fad. There needs to be a balance and hopefully this new Nintendo President will do just that.
There is much noise coming from Rockstar thanks to the latest trailer release for Red Dead Redemption 2. IGN has an article talking about their experience playing the first few minutes of the game.
I’ve been a bit sour on RDR2 unlike much of the internet. I haven’t been wowed or blown away by its looks or what peeks we have gotten at the story. I get why people are excited Red Dead Redemption was a good bordering on great game. I’m tepid on what I have seen so far, it could be good, but with what Rockstar has done to GTAV Online I’m pretty cautious. Also I must make note of this every time, but since this game is looking like a prequel to RDR why in the world is it numbered as the second game in the series?
Forza developer Turn 10 have decided they have had enough of certain cars being used in multiplayer and thus banned them from online matches. This is done because many of these cars are driven by people who ram other drivers the entire game. This story came from a Reddit.com thread.
I get the idea behind this if it is meant to be a competitive race and all you get is jerks trying to ruin the experience. That said, it is a bit of a silly route to take especially since Turn 10 put those cars in the game in the first place. Rather than banning cars, a limiter on what cars can be in certain races would have been a better tactic to take extreme action that makes the company look rather reactionary.
The popular series Bit.Trip has a new game coming in its Runner series, titled shockingly Runner3, and thus a new trailer has come out. It is scheduled for release on May 22, 2018 for PC, Mac, and the Switch. And yes, this is a runner style game but is set to music and often changing up the environment which your running in.
If you’re looking for a game that can both relive stress and cause it at the same time, this series might be for you. This latest iteration looks to continue that theme in the same fun off beat manner. I look forward to seeing how this one compares to the previous games.
Valve has added more controller support to their Steam platform. Now you can use the Switch Pro Controller to play games that support controllers. The Steam Blog has the news and how you can set up your controller.
More controller support is a good thing, though how well the Switch controller will work with PC games will remain to be seen. There also remains the matter of if anyone wants to use the Switch controller for PC.
The Good Life a game from creator Swery has gotten a trailer. The game is crowd funding on Kickstarter and will have successfully completed its campaign at the time of this publishing. It’s story revolves around a young woman who is in debt and has found herself in a weird English village far away from home. Adding to her miseries she’s found a body and at night everyone in this little town turns into a cat or dog.
Bizarre yet oddly fascinating. This game is coming from the same creator as Deadly Promotion, so if you like weird, slightly broken, yet kind of fun games, this might be worth checking out.
DC has revealed a bit of their upcoming streaming service which will be called DC Universe.
They currently have four shows planned which include: Swamp Thing, Titans, Young Justice: Outsiders, and Harley Quinn. If you’re curious about the service you can sign up for an emailing list to keep up to date with what DC is planning. The Swamp Thing series has James Wan currently attached to work on it. You can check out the small landing page and sign up for email reminders over on DCcomics.com where you’ll also find the James Wan announcement.
With more and more streaming services popping out of no where it will be hard to keep track of them all. It will be a very competitive market for consumers money if they realize how to attract users is by a low monthly fee and I’m talking less then 10 USD. I have a feeling though that most will charge as much as they think they can get away with and then will act surprised when few people sign up or just go straight to piracy.
That’s all that I shall write for this week. Thank you so much for stopping by and visiting as I appreciate it. I also welcome any comments, questions, or corrections through one of three different ways: you can email me at Lostvideogamesblog@gmail.com, or comment below, or find me and message me on Twitter at @Snipehockey.
Goodbye until next week.