A rustled up blog post about this weeks gaming news.

Welcome to another week of a gaming blog post. This week I’ll be covering some game releases, game news, and that quick dash of entertainment news. All this is to cover for July 5 to 11 2020 and it is the stuff that caught my interest and that I thought worth sharing.

Game Releases:

Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing in Disguise

A prequel and a sequel to Deadly Premonition. It follows two stories one in the future with FBI Agent Aaliyah Davis who is investigating the “red tree”. You also play once again as Agent York but in his younger days as he investigates murders in New Orleans. This game plays out as a survival horror game with lots of odds and ends to it, especially visually. Released on July 10th, 2020 on Switch with a chance that it will also come to other consoles and PC at a later date. It was developed by Toybox Inc. and published by Rising Star Games.

F1 2020

With the Forumla One season getting back underway since they suspended the season for Covid-19 its the perfect time for a new F1 game to come out. And so, developer Codemasters Birmingham and publisher Codemasters have released the 2020 racing season as it was supposed to be for PC, Xbox One, and PS4. It raced out of the pit lane on July 10th, 2020.

Game News:

A new medieval city building strategy game has appeared on the horizon. It is called Manor Lord and it has you building a small village from nothing into a big city. Plus you’ll have to defend it with soldiers against rival cities.

This looks interesting though it also looks like it is in early development as not everything looked smooth. That’s okay though as that’s how games often are in development. Like many city builders it is all about balance and keeping things interesting so hopefully this can pull it off where players don’t feel like they’re hitting a wall on what to do next.

The CEO of MSI a computer parts company has died. Sheng-Chang Chiang who was 56 years old appears to have fallen from a building in Taiwan. The police are still investigating the matter as to what happened and have yet to release their findings. Mr. Chiang became the CEO in January of 2019 and has been credited with the recent success the company has had. This was reported by techpowerup.com who have a brief story on it.

It’s so sad to hear of his passing. My thoughts go to his family during this time.

If you’re in the mood for some racing the Test Drive Unlimited franchise is back to squeal some tires and probably cause you to lose traction. A new game in the series titled Test Drive Unlimited: Solar Crown looks to take the series into the next generation. Development of this game is being handled by Klyotonn who have been making the WRC series of games.

I’m curious about this but not terribly excited since the little teaser showed pretty much nothing. That makes it pretty hard to get excited about. That said, when they do finally show something game play wise I will probably jump on it as the series is well liked and I want to see what new things they’ll be bringing to the game.

Publisher Nancon (formerly BigBen) have announced a new action RPG from developer Spiders. It is titled SteelRising and is set during the reign of King Louis XVI as you fight against his automata army. You join the revolution to put a stop to the madness. The game is coming to PC and next generation consoles but with no known release date.

Once again it is hard to get excited for a teaser that doesn’t show much. It looked really cool and weird and interesting, but it is hard to get excited when all you see are CGI visuals. I certainly want to see more of it but until then I remain cautious and curious about what this will be like.

Sony has purchased a small share in Epic Games worth a total of 250 million dollars. This investment however is not from the Playstation side of Sony. It appears to be more motivated from the film side of the company as they look at potentially doing deals for technology in games, movies, and music. The deal acquires about 1.4% stake and helps give Epic an approximate value of 17.86 billions dollars worth. For more information head over to Venturebeat.com for the story.

This is curious news as it more or less I feel is all about easing the way for technology to move between the two companies. Sony of course will still have to license stuff created by Epic but with the film industry looking more into the Unreal engine it makes sense to at least get a leg up.

Entertainment News:

Famed Italian composer Ennio Morricone known for his spaghetti western soundtracks has sadly passed away. The Guardian has a beautiful obituary on the man’s amazing career.

It is a sad day for music and spaghetti western music lovers. Morricone pretty much made and defined the genre with his musical scores. He will be greatly missed but his music will live on as his defining memory.

With that I shall wrap up this mad blog post. Thank you so much for coming by to see what I have written. For those that wish to get in contact with me please feel free to email me at Lostvideogamesblog@gmail.com, or talk to me via Twitter – @Snipehockey, or leave a comment below. Thanks once again and please stay safe out there.

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