Here we are once again looking through another week of gaming news, entertainment news, and some gaming releases. This blog post will cover the week of October 7 to 13, 2018. Please take note that I only cover the news that caught my interest.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 –
With three multiplayer modes to keep you busy this version of COD has gone completely multiplayer only. The modes to play are a classic multiplayer battles, a battle royale, and of course zombies. Developed by Treyarch and published by Activision for release on October 12, 2018. It came out on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. In order to play the PC version you will need a battle.net account and the app.
Obsidian Entertainment might have secured its future for at least a little while. Rumor has it that Microsoft will soon purchase the company bringing it into the fold of the many studios that have been bought by them. This report comes via Kotaku.com.
It’s sad that Obsidian has made so many great games but never had that breakout hit game they deserve. People will point out New Vegas and Pillars of Eternity but one was made for another studio and the other was a Kickstarter project. It does make me a bit sad that their games might be confined to PC and Xbox, but Microsoft does need studios making exclusive games for them so it makes sense.
Sony will allow users who have a Playstation network screen name to change it, though the feature won’t fully roll out until 2019 as they’re beta testing the feature to select people. A long requested item, Sony is working to get it running on all games released after April 1, 2018 and many games released prior to that date. The first name change will be free, but it will cost you 9.99 USD or 4.99 USD for Playstation Plus members after that first change. Head over to the Playstation blog for all the details.
Nice, this should have been a thing a long time ago. My only gripe is the price, which I get but I still think its too high. You want to discourage people for constantly changing names, but you also don’t want people to feel like they’re getting overcharged for something so simple. It needs a better balance.
Stardew Valley is getting another version, surprise surprise, but not really a surprise. A mobile version for iOS will come out on October 24, 2018. It will be version 1.3 but does not support multiplayer or mods. You can however transfer saves from PC to the iOS version. The game will sell for 7.99 to 8.99 depending on your market. If you want to know more about the upcoming release, head over to the Stardew Valley blog.
I’m not surprised that this is happening. It’s good that more people can play such a fun little game even if it will wind up eating much of their time.
The Playstation 5 might be hiding somewhere just around the corner. Sony has admitted for the first time that they’re looking to create a next generation console. This comes from CEO Kenichiro Yoshida as they explore what that will be. It might not even be named the Playstation 5.
This news has wandered over from Gematsu.com.
I’m curious to see what Sony decides to come up with. I do feel like it is about time for a new console cycle but the question becomes how much further can we really push these machines? We are reaching a plateau of what games can do graphically, I guess this next gen will be all about the processing power and speed.
Warner Brothers have found a new writer and potentially as the director for Suicide Squad 2 in James Gunn. The writer/director went through a very public firing from Disney after old tweets were brought up. The reports say that he’s been given a contract to write a screenplay and then WB will decide where to go from there. This news has been confirmed through DC’s YouTube series DC Daily.
This makes perfect sense. His Guardians movies are all about a group coming together and that’s what the Suicide Squad is all about. Though instead of heroes its villains saving the day. I’ll be curious to see what comes of this and if we get a bit more of a wacky adventure instead of the dark brooding that was the first movie. It will also be interesting to see who comes back and what new characters come in.
The first Netflix and Marvel domino has fallen. Iron Fist has been canceled after two seasons with no reason given due to the fact that it’s Netflix and they don’t talk about it. The series did not get good reviews in its first season, but got better reviews for the most part for its second season. However, it seems the second season wasn’t enough to save it. This news was reported first via Deadline.com.
Not a terrible surprise though still a surprise. That first season got bombed hard by both critics and fans a like with many saying it is the weakest of the Marvel shows on Netflix. It was only a matter of time before something like this happened especially with Disney streaming service coming down the pipeline and they own Marvel.
Right a mostly quiet week of gaming handled with finesse and care, but not really. Anyway that will be it for this post. Comments, suggestions, and questions are welcome and you can leave those below, find me and contact me on Twitter at @Snipehockey, or emailing me at Lostvideogamesblog@gmail.com. And with that, goodbye and goodnight or day or morning depending on when you read this and if you care.