And now for the weekly video game blog post to cover what happened for October 20th to the 26th, of 2019. I’m looking at some of the stuff that caught my interest in regards to the gaming releases, gaming news, and some entertainment news stuff. With that, it’s time to get on with the blog part.
The Outer Worlds –
This is an open world RPG that is a planet hopping adventure where you are a captain of a spaceship. It’s up to you to shape the story and the world around you as you explore and either help or hurt the world around you. Developed by Obsidian Entertainment and published by Private Division the game came out on PC (Epic Game Store and Microsoft Store), Xbox One, and PS4. There is a Switch version being worked on but it does not have a release date. Speaking of release dates: the game came out on October 25th, 2019.
Moons of Madness –
A horror game in the first person perspective. You play as Shane Newehart an engineer on the space station Trailblazer Alpha that was created after a mysterious message from the Red Planet. You’re left aboard to look after things while the rest of the crew go off on a EVA mission. All you have to do is keep the lights on and wait to be relieved from your mission by a new crew. But, things aren’t working as they’re supposed to and a weird mist has shown up in the greenhouse… Released on October 22nd, 2019 for Xbox One, PS4, and PC it was developed by Rock Pocket Games and published by Funcom.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare –
A return and a slight reboot of the Modern Warfare part of the Call of Duty franchise. This first person shooter is a gritty retake of the game that launched the franchise into the modern era and tells the story of several characters fighting against radicalism. The game features single player, a co-op campaign, and of course the multiplayer which will have cross-platform play. The game came out on the PS4, PC (Battle.net digital store), and Xbox One on October 25th, 2019 after being developed by Infinity Ward and published by Activision.
A pulp point and click adventure game has been announced. It’s called The Drifter, and the story revolves around a drifter who is murdered and then finds himself alive seconds before his own murder. He must figure out who murdered him and if he is in fact just going mad.
This looked pretty interesting though the trailer didn’t make its story particularly clear. I wound up looking up the Steam page to get the story. Still it has promise from this first trailer which is what it needed to do. Now we just need to see some game play to hook us in for good.
The retail store Five Below has decided to open up gaming centers within some of their stores. These centers will offer an esports type area for players to play. They will also begin selling PC hardware and Pre-built PC’s. This is only going to be tested in a few markets to see if it will work out and be profitable for them, if so they’ll expand to a few more markets. Inquirer.com was the first to report this news.
I mean I guess this is cool it is always good to have options when buying PC parts. I do worry about store security as PC parts are generally never very cheap and adding expensive things in a discount type store is potentially asking for trouble. Hopefully it works out, but it is a wait and see kind of thing.
Darksburg is a newly announced multiplayer game. It combines elements of Left 4 Dead – surviving against hordes of enemies – and MOBA style fight with special powers and a top down perspective.
I rather like the look of this game, it seems like a nice mix of game play styles while doing its own thing. I could see becoming a popular little streaming game if it is priced right and it catches the right audience. Part of will be getting the price right, if it is too expensive and has heavy micro-transactions well it will probably be doomed. Hopefully not though as it looks to have some promise.
Take-Two the owner of Rockstar games is reportedly getting rather fussy again over game mods to their games. This time it is due to Red Dead Redemption and the people who will be modding it. This story comes from a YouTube video.
I am not the least bit surprised by this. Take-two has a bug up its butt when it comes to mods and this fear that allowing mods is going to drain all of its micro-transaction money away. That will never happen, but the fear that it will ruin people trying to play the vanilla base experience is something to take into consideration. I don’t think that Take-two should be worrying that much about mods and concentrate on making a better online experience but that is often easier to say such things then to get it done because programming is never easy.
For Fallout 76 fans the private servers are on their way, however you will have to pay a subscription plan for it. 12.99 U.S. dollars for a month or 99.99 U.S. dollars for a year subscription. It also offers some exclusive gear and a scrap box that has endless storage. You can check out the Fallout blog for more information.
To me this doesn’t seem worth the price, to some it is worth it alone for the endless scrap box. It all comes down to the perspective on the matter, but to me even just for a box this screams as a way for Bethesda to keep getting money out of a game that didn’t have the greatest of launches.
In the odd and unusual, two weird and crazy Japanese developers Suda 51 and Swery, are teaming up to make an indie horror game. It’s called Hotel Barcelona and it will be published by Devolver Digital and is rumored to be a mobile game.
I have no idea how this will turn out but, if two weird developers are going to make a game I can’t think of two better ones then Suda and Swery. It’s hard to get excited other than by the names and potential that this has, but the news is out there so it is a bit exciting.
In the next round of what game has been delayed into next year/fiscal quarter we get a bunch of Ubisoft games and a Sony game. The Last of Us 2 is being delayed to May 2020 per the Playstation Blog. And via Twitter in French the news was that Watch Dog Legion, Rainbow Six Quarantine, and Gods & Monsters will be getting a 2020/2021 release.
It’s that time of the year where every developer and publisher looks at their game and then the release date and then back at their game. Unfortunately for many games that means delayed into the new year and this latest group of games have fallen into that. It happens, it sucks to some extent, and I hope that the games get the love and attention that they need to turn into something great.
With the promotion of Kevin Feige within Marvel things have started to shake up. Jeph Loeb will depart at the end of the year from his role as head of Marvel Television. There is also questions about Ike Perlmutter’s future with the company after this shuffle leaves him reportedly with little power. If you head over to TheWrap.com you can find out more if you so wish to.
I know some Marvel fans on the TV side of things are happy that Loeb is leaving because they felt he was responsible for the sad state that it fell into, especially the animated side. It will be interesting to see what if anything winds up changing on the TV side of Marvel. Will Disney make all the marvel shows a Disney+ kind of thing? Or will ABC or some other company owned by Disney get some shows?
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