Like a great number Assassin's Creed games that have come before this most recent title, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will get a very significant amount of post-launch DLC, which is no surprise for a Ubisoft game. That said, some of the DLC will be free, while other parts will be locked behind a $40 season pass. After all, content takes money to make, so no surprise there either.
Nothing can beat free, but the next best thing is ‘absurdly cheap.’ With the introduction of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, Microsoft has been sporting a lot of incredible deals related to it, likely in hopes to hook players on the sweet deal that is Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass in one affordable subscription. Either way, another deal of this nature is ready to be enjoyed by players everywhere, if they just take advantage of it.
Ever since the advent of new generations of consoles following the first, backwards compatibility has been a hot topic for gamers and game developers. After all, many gamers want to be able to play their old favorites, even if they get a new console. Unfortunately, those who purchase the Sony PlayStation 5 will be severely limited in backwards compatibility capabilities. According to Ubisoft, the PlayStation 5 will not have backwards compatibility support for anything earlier than the PS4: that includes the PS1, 2 and 3, of course.
Some serious changes are being made to Xbox Live Gold’s subscription program, as Microsoft has decided to discontinue their year-long subscription plans. As of now, only monthly and three-month Xbox Live Gold subscriptions are available from Microsoft's website. Unfortunately, this was not an accidental change, and Microsoft definitely intended to make it happen, for reasons they extrapolated on to some extent.
While we’ve known about Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order since it was revealed back at E3 of 2018, we’ve only recently received a release date for it, that being November 15th of 2019. It’ll launch on Xbox One, PS4, and PC, though PC distribution will be handled solely through EA’s Origin Store. The game, being developed by Respawn Entertainment of Titanfall and Apex Legends renown, will be entirely single-player.
For fans of the ever popular Dragon Quest series, there’s good new to be had, provided you own a Nintendo Switch. Of course there’s the release of Dragon Quest 11 to look forward to later this month, but we aren’t referring to that alone. Square Enix has announced that the first three games in the series will also be released on Nintendo Switch on September 27th. The three of them will be sold individually on the Nintendo eShop, though it’s unclear if they will also get a physical copy release at some point.
While it still feels a little odd for a Nintendo gaming platform to have some not very kid-friendly titles made available for it, it’s pretty clear at this point that we can expect it to become the norm. After all, now that Bulletstorm of all games is getting a Switch release, is there anything too uncouth for the Nintendo Switch? Either way, there was a brief listing on The Console Club recently, which offered a preorder for an Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag, and Assassin’s Creed: Rogue Bundle. The bundle was listed for the rough equivalent of about $42.00, but it has been removed since then.
Within the last several days, rumors have been bustling about a potential takeover of the crippled AMC Theaters by the godlike entity known as Amazon. According to Marketwatch, “Shares of AMC Entertainment Holdings rocketed on heavy volume Monday, after a media report that the struggling movie theater chain had held buyout talks with Amazon, as AMC’s value has shrunk since the COVID-19 pandemic led to theater shutdowns worldwide.” Now in AMC’s defense, their stock value wasn’t dropping because of poor earnings or business decisions, almost a majority of financial experts agree that when the full might of the American economy reopens, many large and small businesses alike will come back to life, meaning many conversations like the one with Amazon might be meaningless several months after we begin to see the new “normal.”
Finally, Microsoft has gone ahead and revealed the next four games that Xbox Live Gold subscribers will be able to get. These many games span the breadth of three generations of Xbox consoles, and as long as you remain a subscriber to Gold, you’ll have access to all of them for free. Naturally, that means you’ll be locked out of playing them if your subscription ends.
It’s a common line of thinking; if a game is available on multiple platforms, being able to play against players from any platform would be a good thing. It ensures that there are more players to face off against in matchmaking, which is never a bad thing. That said, it took Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds some time to make the cross-platform move, but the most recent update is here, and with it, cross-play.
It seems that no one can get enough of the PC game launcher pie. First it was Fortnite developer Epic Games launching their own store to challenge Steam, and now Rockstar Games of Grand Theft Auto Renown is doing the same thing. Downloading that new PC games launcher will even let you get Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, for free.
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In Australia, adults can purchase Quentin Tarantino’s 1992 Reservoir Dogs with no trouble whatsoever. However, they can’t purchase the 2006 video game of Reservoir Dogs, which follows the plot of the movie exactly. According to the Australian Classification Board, the video game is banned "because of high impact violence and torture," while the movie itself is not banned for the same reason. This is only one example of the major issues Australia has when classifying and banning video games.
Amazon has recently revealed that they no longer plan to go through with the TV adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower. In fact, Amazon Studios no longer plans to even film the pilot episode of the series. The showrunner was Glen Mazzara of Walking Dead fame, working alongside production company MRC, which has worked on things like Ted, House of Cards, and Ozark. But since Amazon has decided not to run with the series at all, MRC is now meeting with other networks to discuss getting The Dark Tower TV series running. Who those networks are is being kept secret for now.
Due to negative feedback on the first gameplay reveal for Crysis Remastered, it was delayed beyond its initial release date. Instead of the initial date it was supposed to debut on, it will now be released on September 18th for the Xbox One, PS4 and PC. Being a remaster instead of a brand-new game, it will retail for just $30 instead of the traditional $60.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is the current richest man in the world, yet he is still cashing out his Amazon shares at an alarming rate. He sold $990 million of Amazon’s shares last Thursday and Friday according to new filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, despite selling $1.8 billion worth of stock earlier that same week, totaling to roughly $2.8 billion in stock sold.
Bankruptcy is never fun, but filing Chapter 11 bankruptcy for a company is a different type of financial and emotional strain, one that the retail chain Pier 1 is about to learn all too well. On February 17th, it became official that Pier 1, a home furnishing retailer with it’s headquarters located in Fort Worth, Texas, issued a press release to Business Insider that they will be “pursuing a ‘orderly sale process’ by filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.”
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Two new games are now available on the Epic Games Store, those being Abzu and The End is Nigh. Both of these games will be available until Thursday, September 12th, which is just a few days away. After that date they’ll be replaced by Conarium, which will mark the first time the free game has been one single title in several weeks. Point being, if you haven’t nabbed the two current free games yet, you’ll want to hop on it as soon as you can, because you don’t have long.
Kerbal Space Program; a game that looks like it would be all fun and games, but is actually pretty mathematically intensive, and generally leads to horrific contraptions that nevertheless manage to sail the cosmos. We’re finally getting a sequel to this wonderful game, though we have to wait until 2020. All of this was revealed during the opening night livestream from Gamescom 2019, in which Star Theory developers revealed the sequel to their amazingly popular spacecraft building and flying simulator, Kerbal Space Program.