HYPE TRAIN *toot toot*
- Borderlands 3 got a trailer in a really terrible PAX presentation. Definitely looks like more Borderlands. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4o5g_PGkiA
- Warcraft 1 & 2 are up on GOG
- Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 got announced and is a Square Enix level title https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYvWfDxhm_s
- Dead Cells and Enter the Gungeon are both getting big, new, free updates
- Persona 5: The Royal got announced, has a lady in it. Probably an alternate main character, but it isn’t confirmed. They said they’d tell us more in April, which makes this the third sort-of announcement this game has had.
- Streets of Rage 4 got a gameplay trailer, looks pretty okay https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdsCVmrfrjI
- As did Windjammers 2. It also looks pretty okay. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=or1-y1LQJCo
- Daedalic (German studio known for point and click adventure games) is making a Gollum video game. Nope, not kidding. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/lord-rings-gollum-video-game-works-1196607
EA laid off 350 people and closed down their Russia and Japan divisions.
That’s about 3.5% of the company, but apparently it wasn’t unexpected. The layoffs mostly hit marketing and publishing, which isn’t very surprising—after Battlefield 5 was DOA, it’s pretty clear that they need to change up their strategies. https://kotaku.com/ea-lays-off-350-people-in-marketing-publishing-analyt-1833575289
Sony is no longer selling full game download codes at retail.
Policy goes in effect on April 1st. Gamestop’s shareholders have gotta be sad. https://twitter.com/Wario64/status/1109211277975416832