Tackling the week that t’was in the latest of gaming related news.

Tis a new week in which much gaming related shenanigans has occurred and I am scouring the internet for all that catches me interest. All whilst fighting a cold, though that’s not something to particularly brag about. I’ll be covering the week of May 20 to the 26, 2018. And please do note that I only like to write about news that I find interesting.

 

 

Gaming Releases –

Detroit: Become Human:

From famed narrative developer Quantic Dream comes the story about robots and humans co-exisiting with robots eventually becoming able to feel emotions. You play through several characters all of whom have choices to make and some of them will die in the process of this adventure. The game came out on May 25, 2018 for the PS4. It was published by Sony Interactive Entertainment.

 

State of Decay 2:

Zombies are everywhere and well you have to survive against the hordes of them that rather want you dead because you happen to be alive. You can rummage about and try your best to survive with three friends in co-op or try and go it alone. Developed for the PC and Xbox One by Undead Labs it was published by Microsoft Studios. It came out on May 22, 2018.

 

Dark Souls Remastered:

The grueling third person action adventure game where death remains around every corner and massive bosses that want to one hit you is back. Released on May 25, 2018 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One a Switch version is coming hopefully later this year. It was developed by FromSoftware and published by them in Japan, while in the west it’s published by Namco Bandai Games.

 

 

 

Gaming News:

Battlefield V had its reveal and well it was sort of underwhelming unfortunately. Yes, they are returning to World War 2 and they will be bringing about a similar campaign to Battlefield 1. Overall though the trailer that they released felt more of a mishmash of ideas and didn’t clear present what it wanted to be i.e. single-player or multiplayer. There will also be no premium pass this time around, so all the maps that are released after the launch will be free to play.

The trailer wasn’t great as it wasn’t clear on what it wanted to be when compared to the first teaser of Battlefield 1 which brought on the brutality of WW1 with its trailer. I’ll be curious to see more of the game to actually judge it as the presentation and trailer sort left me not satisfied with what we got.

 

Donkey Kong will soon be joining the war against the raving rabbids. Ubisoft released a trailer for their upcoming DLC for Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle showing off a new play area, a new boss, plus three new playable characters. In order to play this you have to have the season pass for the game.

This looks like a rather fun edition to the strategy game that took everyone by surprise last year. Though it has been a while since Kong has been in a mainline Mario game, I feel like this is still a good combination. Plus with new mechanics and enemies its a small but cool reason to revisit the game.

 

The unique looking game A Long Way Down which combines card deck building and rogue-like elements has been announced for PC and Nintendo Switch. It also got its first trailer. It should be noted this game has nothing to do with the movie of the same name.

The trailer teaser doesn’t show much, but it definitely has an interesting feel to it that captures a bit of the imagination. This is a game I want to see more of to see where it is going to go.

 

Take-Two’s CEO, Strauss Zelnnick, has jumped out very far onto a limb and promised that Red Dead Redemption 2 will not have another delay. This news comes from IGN.com.

That is quite the promise to make and not one to be made or taken lightly. One can only assume that it means that the game is pretty much completed and that most of the nasty bugs have been dealt with. I’m not sure the CEO should have made such a promise as you can never ever tell with creative projects that something is about to go sideways and delay your deadline. Only time will tell if it was the correct promise to make though.

 

The Yakuza series is well beloved and the third, fourth, and fifth games will soon be remastered for the Playstation 4. Currently this is planned for a Japanese only release but if enough fans make noise it will probably come west. You can read all about the upcoming remasters over on USgamer.net.

This has been a popular series to bring back for Sony and seems to be well loved by all who play it. This is just a smart business decision all around with them giving fans the game they want but updated and running better than ever before.

 

In Japan Nintendo has started to sell their Switch console without the base making it a purely mobile gaming experience. This isn’t much of a surprise as the Japanese have a great fondness and love for mobile gaming platforms. This version of the console will sell for a bit cheaper and won’t come with many accessories. Ars Technica reported on what this cheaper console will and won’t have.

It makes sense espeically in the age of the mobile gamer in Japan. If it becomes a big success there, it might even make its way to other markets. I could easily see this being a Japan only thing though as it fits market needs.

 

Apple in a strange move has decided to reject the Steam Link App that Valve created. The app had been approved for release, but upon second review Apple decided to yank that approval away. The reason being that it reportedly conflicts with app guidelines despite several similar apps already existing. The Steam Link App is up and running on Android devices. This news comes from Fortune who is just as puzzled as everyone else who heard the news.

I’m never quite sure of what to think when it comes to Apple. They produce some solid products but then go and do something like this. I hope Apple reverses its decision, but you never know with companies like Apple.

 

Gaming critic and Youtube personality John Bain aka TheCynicalBrit has passed away from his battle with cancer. He was 33 years old. This news came from a Tweet on his official Twitter page.

It is always sad to hear of someone passing, especially one who felt so influential to a segment of culture. I never watched many of his videos or listened to his podcasts but I respected him for standing up for consumers and helping to give them a voice.

 

 

 

Entertainment News:

The dark comedy or perhaps it is a dramatic comedy The Sister Brothers got its first movie trailer. The movie involves the Sister brother who are assassins assigned a job to run down a criminal who stole from their employer. It stars Joaquin Phoenix, John C. Reilly, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Riz Ahmed and will come out in the fall of 2018.

This looks like it might be a good movie. It’s hard to tell whether or not it will go full on comedy or hold back and use it occasionally from the trailer. It has certainly caught my interest with a great cast, and the general feel of quirky yet serious giving me the feeling that the story has some depth to it.

 

 

 

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