Circling the wagons for a blog post about them there video games.

Harboring the new game news, releases, and perhaps a touch of entertainment news for your reading pleasure in this winding silly blog post. Welcome to the blog that covers the week of May 26th, 2019 to June 1st, 2019. Please read on into the madness that was this week.

Games Releases:

Blood & Truth

A first person shooter where you play as Ryan Marks a former Spec-Ops operator whose family has been taken by a London crime boss. It’s up to him to save his family. It is designed around the Playstation VR and PS4 so you’ll need both to play the game. It was released on May 28th, 2019 by developer SIE London Studio and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment.

Outer Wilds

An open world adventure game where you have twenty minutes to live on this foreign planet before the nearby sun goes into a supernova state. You must figure out how to survive in this time and of course if you fail you reset to the beginning with everything undone and must work at a feverish pitch with what you’ve learned. Developed by Team Outer Wilds and then Mobius Digital it was published by Annapurna Interactive. It released on the Xbox One on May 29th, 2019 and on PC for Epic Game Store on May 30th, 2019.

Draugen

A puzzle adventure noir game set in 1920’s Norway. You, Charles Harden an American traveler, are searching for your missing sister in a nice quiet coastal town. However, there is a darkness and a mystery to the town that comes more and more uncovered the more you search for your sister. It was released on May 29th, 2019 on PC by publisher and developer Red Thread Games.

Void Bastards

A strategy first person shooter that tasks you with leading your rag tag group of Void Bastards out of the Sargasso Nebula. Your choices about what to shoot and where to explore evolve your game play into different directions as you play. It’s very cartoony visually as you try and escape your fate. It was developed by Blue Manchu and published by Humble Bundle for PC, Xbox One, and Mac with a release date of May 28th, 2019.

Game News:

Death Stranding got an 8 minute rambling trailer plus a release date of November 8, 2019. It showed a bit of the story of the game where the United States has fallen and become divided into city state like countries. You play as Sam who is traveling from Washington D.C. to the west coast with the hope of reuniting the states together. However, since the world is in this weird post-apocalyptic state where ghost like mud creatures will suck you into another world, traveling across country won’t be easy.

I did not like what I saw from this trailer. The walking and combat looked all over the place to say the least and not the least bit fun. And since it is from Hideo Kojima the story is likely to be all over the place plus you’ll have to pay attention to every single detail in the cut scenes. None of that sounds or looks fun to me as it comes across as more work then it is worth. I’m sure the game will probably be highly praised by critics and fans, but to me this just proved that his work isn’t for me.

The newest Call of Duty has been revealed with this new game arriving on October 25, 2019. It will be called Call of Duty: Modern Warfare as it reboots the franchise. The game looks to be another world spanning story as it reboots the series in a much darker tone.

Well the trailer certainly had a very dark look to it and by that I mean it was hard to see a bits of it at times. If this has an interesting single player mode then I might be interested, if it concentrates mostly on the multiplayer then it will be a pass from me. None of the multiplayer COD games have held my interest for more then a few minutes.

Microsoft is once again shaking things up as they bring their Xbox Game Pass service to PC’s. They’re going to be curating some 100 games that run on PC from 75 different publishers across the world. Some of the publishers include: Paradox Interactive, SEGA, Deep Silver, Devolver Digital, and others. This service will be a bit separate from the Xbox version as it concentrates on PC games of course. Hidden in this announcement was that Gears 5 and the Age of Empires definitive Editions I, II, III all will be heading to the Steam platform. Head over to the Microsoft Xbox Blog for all of the details.

This could be cool, it all depends on price and what games your get for what you pay. Also if new games come in, do you lose old games or does the library grow? I’ve never used the Xbox Game Pass so these are questions that are going to come up.

A new mining management game has been announced. You take control of a dwarf colony build it up and of course mine resources to further your colony. It is called Hammerting which you can check out the steam page, a beta is expected later this year. The game is expected to release sometime in 2020.

The game looks kind of cool, though it also looks early in development and a bit rough still. I could get behind this one as it has my curiosity to see where it goes. I definitely want to see more of what they’re doing colony wise and how the developers are handling the mining aspect. My other curiosity would be multiplayer team building of a colony could be pretty cool. I don’t know if this game will do that, but it might be worth the developers looking at it.

Entertainment News:

A new Rambo movie will soon be in theaters called Rambo: Last Blood. It sees the return of Rambo who has long been retired but when a young girl is kidnapped by a drug cartel and a reporter comes to him he decides to help save her. The film stars Sylvester Stallone who once again takes up the mantle of Rambo. It will be in theaters on September 20, 2019.

I kind of went into the trailer not expecting much from and prepared to not like it. But, I thought it was a decent teaser of sorts. It was all action and violence which one should expect from a Rambo movie and it delivered on that. I don’t know if this is a go to the theaters movie, but I expect it to be a decent fun time waster.

Netflix is bringing back the old movie The Dark Crystal from The Jim Henson company and turning it into a TV series. It will be airing on Netflix on August 30, 2019 under the title The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. It will be a prequel series to the movie and will consist of 10 episodes that will be about an hour long each.

I don’t remember if I saw the film when I was younger but I did recently check out the movie and wasn’t a big fan. This does look like a thing that fans will probably love. For me though the creepy dolls and not so interesting premise doesn’t cut it as it just looks weird. I hope it works out well for fans and the story doesn’t wind up feeling like an entire retcon that messes with the movie.

Robert Pattinson has now officially gotten the okay from Warner Brothers to be Batman for the Matt Reeves directed trilogy. There still needs to be contract negotiations to get things settled. However, he is who they want for the role it just remains to see if both sides can come to an agreement. There is some debate if the contract is done or not. According to Variety it is, where as Deadline.com says it isn’t completely done yet.

I wish Mr. Pattinson the best if he does take on the role and hope we get an interesting Batman and Bruce Wayne out of this. It certainly shows that his career has rebounded from the Twlight franchise which earned him a lot of hate from non-fans and probably some fans as well

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Amazon’s latest TV show and a mini-series Good Omen based on the novel of the same name from Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett released on May 31, 2019. It stars David Tennant and Michael Sheen, British actor, as a demon and an angel who must try to stop the apocalypse from occurring when heaven and hell decide to fight it out because they’ve released the Antichrist.

I binged watched the series and it is a lot of fun. One of the reasons I felt like I wanted to talk about this series is the middling reviews by critics. I don’t agree with their assessment of it being middling. My personal impression was that it stuck to the book and grew certain segments to add depth. Overall I thought it was a great with some little weird moments. But fun, and also don’t always believe TV reviewers they never seem to review whole seasons but a few episodes and then move onto some other show.

I think I shall end this blog post here. So, thank you for stopping by as I appreciate the visit to read my scribbled madness that is a blog post. For those that wish to get in contact with me, you can email me at Lostvideogamesblog@gmail.com, find me on Twitter @Snipehockey, or comment in the comment section below. I welcome all comments, questions, and suggestions. And with that goodnight.

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