FTC has settled their case against Trevor “Tmartn” Martin and Thomas “Syndicate” Cassell. In 2015, these two deceived their audience with their relationship with a CS:GO gambling website. The FTC now requires them to “conspicuously disclose any material connections with an endorser or between an endorser and any promoted product or service.”
“Consumers need to know when social media influencers are being paid or have any other material connection to the brands endorsed in their posts,” said FTC Acting Chairman Maureen Ohlhausen. “This action, the FTC’s first against individual influencers, should send a message that such connections must be clearly disclosed so consumers can make informed purchasing decisions.”
Malaysia is blocking the Steam Store due to a game calling Fight of Gods being released. This game lets you play as numerous deities such as Buddha, Odin, Zeus, Anubis and Jesus.
Choosing a higher difficulty in South Park forces you to play as a black character while easy makes you play as a white person.
L.A Noire is coming to the Xbox One, PS4, Switch and HTC Vive
New game in the Black Mirror franchise was announced at Gamescom. The series was initially released in 2003 and has no relation to the TV show. It was a horror adventure game. The most notable change is that the game will have “interaction with vision-like apparitions”. And everyone knows, apparitions means ghosts.
Miiverse is coming to an end on November 7th at 10pm Pacific. Nintendo has said that users will be able to save your online posts and screenshots and download them to a PC. You will need to go to through the internet browser and click on “Post History Download Option” You will also need a linked Nintendo account as well.
Releasing on October 20th.
This is an Atari handheld with 50 built-in Atari 2600 games. This device has an AV output to connect to TVs.
This cartridge is being produced in conjunction with iam8bit. This will be a $100 collector’s item released in November. The cart will be released in either red or a glow in the dark green. They will be limiting the orders to 5,500. Iam8bit says that this be the first release in their “Legacy Cartridge Collection. Iam8bit has placed a warning that playing the game may cause the SNES console to overheat or catch fire. This is due to the fact that SNES consoles are fairly aged and are uncertain .
Sonic Forces get multiple costumes for pre-order. Nights, Super Monkey Ball, Puyo Puyo, Jet Set Radio, Persona 5 and a skin for your controller.Release date is November 7th Bonus edition is $40.
Sonic Mania was using Denuvo as an anti-piracy method. Denuvo was also requiring people to have their Steam Client to be online in order to play the game. SEGA has made the change after public outcry and when their reviews took a hit on the Steam Store.
Yakuza: Kiwami 2 has been announced for Japan and is releasing on December 7th using Yakuza 6’s engine. Yakuza: Kiwami 2 is the remake of Yakuza 2. Yakuza: Online has also been announced for Japan. Yakuza: Online will be free-to-play and take place after Yakuza 6. This will be the first entry in the “New Yakuza Series”. The game will also have a new character as the protagonist. Finally, a new Fist of the North Star will be coming from the Yakuza dev team and released in Japan 2018. The game will have a new story, feature Yakuza-like play spots and have Fist of the North Star protagonist Kenshiro.
Atlas held a program to recruit talent to a new development team called Studio Zero. During the program there were hints as to Catherine 2 might be in the works. This hint was that Trisha, the host from Catherine (in the same vein as the host in The Warriors), appeared on a livestream and asked about when she will be back and shared excitement about the next job.
New game from Starbreeze Studios, RAID: World War 2, has offered a closed beta to Payday 2 owners. The beta will run until September 17th and will launch on PC September 26, October 10th for PlayStation 4, and October 13th for Xbox One. This game is a 4 player co-op shooter set in World War 2. The trailer shows four players essentially robbing a Nazi mansion and blowing it up.
Killing Floor: Incursion is a VR mode of Killing Floor and it seems that game is getting an update to be more like Killing Floor. The new game mode is Holdout and here you will fight a wave of enemies until you succumb to the numbers.
Steam content will run on the Windows 10 Mixed Reality Headsets. These headsets will also focus on Windows Store content such as Hulu, Sony and others. Microsoft is also working with 343 Industries to bring Halo to their headset. They are aiming for 90 fps for higher end PCs and 60 for non-ultra setups. Window’s Mixed Reality Headsets will come bundled with controllers for $399.
Along with a slew of new aircrafts, cars, clothes, and hideouts, players can play a new game mode called Motor Wars. Motor Wars is a game where up to 4 teams can parachute into a deadly periodically shrinking kill box strew with a lethal assortment of guns, explosvies, and weaponized vehicles. Work together, find a vehicle, and fight opposing teams and the shrinking map to survive and win.
PUBG has toppled DOTA 2 as the most played game concurrently with over 880,000 players and DOTA being just a little bit under that. DOTA 2’s all time peak has been above 1.2 million. PUBG has also sold over 8 million copies of the game. To give perspective CS:GO is usually btween 500k - 700k and the next highest game is GTA 5 averaging 65k - 130k.
Dead Rising 4 is coming to Playstation 4 on December 5th. The game will be called Dead Rising 4: Frank’s Big Package. In this package is going to be the Stocking Stuffer Holiday Pack, Frank Rising and Super Ultra Dead Rising 4 Mini Golf.
Square said that the download for the game would be 170GB and require a 1080Ti but that was a communications error and they are going to share more once they have minimum specs worked out.
August 30th Final Fantasy 15th players who get the Dream Egg from the Moogle Chocobo Carnival event will receive an Assassin’s Creed outfit for Noctis. August 31st FF15 will get free Assassin’s Festival DLC. Lestallum will be redesigned for the festival and will have new activities available. This festival will allow Noctis to use more Assassin’s Creed style abilities.
A Hat in Time Releases October 5th
Quote from Game Informer via Shine Sparkers Sakamoto is quoted to say “Through the development of Metroid: Samus Returns, I was able to really grasp the possibility and fun of a 2D Metroid. Like when I finished the first game, if there is another opportunity to make another Metroid, that is something that I would love to do. Of course, that really depends on how much people really want to buy a 2D Metroid.”
Children of Morta is a hack/slash rogue-like with narrative thread. Kickstarted in 2015 release scheduled for 2018.
You can group up with other fighters to have a 3v3 fight. There is a mentor/student system where pros can train new comers and help guide them with their move set. Releasing August 29th 2017.
Xbox One S Minecraft edition looks like a grass block with redstone circuits underneath. The controller is patchy green with a tiny creeper face on the front. The buttons have the Minecraft font. There is also a pig version of the controller.
Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition will have the project scorpio logo branded on the controller and console.
Fe first announced at EA 2015 press conference teased for early 2018 release. Fe will be released for Switch, PC, Xbox, and Playstation.
You can create and manage your own Jurassic Park. This game is being developed by Frontier Developments. They are best known for Elite Dangerous. Release date is planned for Summer 2018 for PC, Playstation 4, and Xbox One.
Looks like a clown. This new character is coming at a later date. This weekend Arms is available for free.
One extra tidbit of fun is that you can barf in a bucket and throw it in an enemy’s face.
This is the first attempt at Amazon publishing a video game. Breakaway is a 5v5 soccer style game with different classes for characters.
Biomutant is a post-apocalyptic open world RPG. This is their kung-fu inspired game they said was going to be announced. This game looks like it takes more from Witcher and Zelda: BOTW style gameplay. Developer is Experiment 101 from the same devs who made Just Cause 1 and 2. Release date is 2018 on Xbox One, Playstation 4, and PC. You can level up and find different robotic attachments, mutations and weapons.
With a press of the button you can rewind up to a 1 minute. The amount of time that can be rewound is dependent on the game itself.
Square is remaking Secret of Mana for Playstation 4, Vita, and Steam. This game will include enhanced visuals, voice acting, and new music.
Original Playstation game getting a graphical overhaul and remaster called Fear Effect Reinvented coming to Switch, Xbox, Playstation and PC.
Relic confirmed for development. Age of Empires 1 remaster is coming later this year and they will be working on 2 and 3 as well.
Players will need to plant crops and herd animals for food and obtain clean water to survive. PC Gamer has also said that this is a base defence game as well.
Marc Laidlaw has released what he has written for Half Life 2 Episode 3 on his blog. He has changed the names in the story to similar sounding names.
Set in a fictional English town called Rainy Woods. The residents of the town turn into cats at night. This game will be an RPG featuring Naomi a New York photographer with a massive debt trying to uncover the town’s secret while she also transforms into a cat at night. Swery says “It's a mystery game based on the framework of a 'daily life RPG.” The Good Life will be coming from White Owls a new studio formed by Swery. This game will be available for crowdfunding on Fig September 2nd.
Deep Silver will handle the process of distribution of both physical and digital copies of the game world wide.
Any purchases made have been refunded. Supposedly this was silver for the first Destiny game.
They hope to have longer QA test periods without the monthly and weekly update schedule.
We Happy Few will be releasing on April 13th 2017 for Xbox One, PC, and Playstation 4. Gearbox will be helping with the publishing side for this game.
Crackdown 3 is delayed to Spring 2018. It was supposed to launch alongside the Xbox One X to help sell the hardware. They brought in David Jones one of the creators of the original Crackdown on the Xbox 360.
Amazon US stops offering 20% after release discount. Only available for pre-orders now,.
Will be releasing on August 29th for $19.99. The remaster edition will have a new campaign titled Eye of Obsidian, HDR visuals, and a new Corebot called T8-NK.
Atari is claiming that Nestle used Breakout’s screen and replaced it with KitKat bars. Atari is seeking for 3 times the amount that Nestle made with the ad campaign. Nestle replied that they will be defending the charges.
This episode is fine. It's OK.
In an interview with Windows Central Xbox Vice President Mike Ybarra said that they want to do a lot more to reflect and let people show their gaming history. This goes more in the direction of rewarding players who may not play a lot of games but play a few games a lot. They want people to show off their gaming history.
Players can purchase loot chests, war chests, xp boosts and bundles. Loot chests contain weapons armour, and xp boosts. War Chests provide Orc followers and training orders that help level up and customize Orcs. Unlock just XP boosts and bundles that includes all of the above items together. You can purchase loot boxes by gaining in game currency called Mirian or through Gold which can either be earned or bought. Everything acquired by chests can be earned in game.
In September issue of Game Informer there was a story about Headquarters which is a social space for people to hangout in. From here you can group up check daily/weekly quests, test fire guns, participate and watch 1v1 matches. You can also watch people open lootboxes and get a reward for it. Activision has not stated what the rewards may be yet.
LawBreakers on Playstation ran into frame rate and stutter issues.Boss Key has put out a patch to help fix the issues.
LawBreakers has recently launched and the numbers on PC appear to be rather low. Playerbase is down 60% since launch and Concurrent Players data has dipped at one point below 1K players. The number I’ve seen has been just above 800 players. Cliff Bleszinski says he isn’t worried and is taking this game in a long tail approach. He is hoping to build up the player base while they continue working on it.
Massive game updates probably too much for us to cover on the show. The things I’m mostly interested in is the addition of story content, new worlds types and biomes, crashed freighters, updated UI, visual improvements (things used to look more smudgy before), portals (let you revisit old planets and bases as well as visit new worlds. You can share glyph combinations to travel to a specific place), improvements to space combat, low flight, addition of multiplayer (16 players can see and communicate with each other with voice), can summon your ship anywhere, and improved inventory management.
Will be a $20 story DLC unlocking a new area to the north of the current map.
Some of the shumps look great.
Creators of Spelunky Downwell
There is a prehistoric tower defense
Some familiar looking games:
Pocky and Rocky
Streets of Rage
Grand Theft Auto 1
Geralt of Rivia’s Pro Witcher 3 Mod looks like Geralt is skateboarding without a skate board. I want them to include a skate board in the mod and have sick kickflips happen.
Valve has 27 million new paying members of Steam added since January 2016. Roughly 1.5 million added per month. 33 million daily active players and 57 million monthly active players. Report made in January by Forbes stating that Gabe Newell has a net worth of $4.1 billion making him richer than Oprah.
Skull and Bone will have a shared narrative that will take place in the multiplayer. The narrative will evolve through months and years.
Possible physical copy coming
Asking Nintendo to stop selling the Switch and pay them in damages.