We return with Pause Screen: Quarantine Edition. It’s been an interesting month and we’ve played a lot of video games. William’s still playing Three Houses and FGO, but his dreams have come true in the Trials of Mana remake demo. Kaz has finished up Warcraft 3 Reforged to move into some Fire Emblem of her own and finally started WoW raiding again. Kyle was able to play Ori and the Will of the Wisps before falling to games obscure and/or terrible. Then, finishing up with discussion and news, we talk about the Sonic movie’s performance, the newly revealed upcoming console specs, new game releases, upcoming Square JRPG remakes, cancelled events, and more! Come pause with us!
HYPE TRAIN – *toot toot*
- The Sonic movie is the highest-grossing video game movie of all time
- PS5 and Xbox Series X had their specs revealed. Xbox is more powerful (and the presentation was a lot more entertaining), but we’re in for a good generation on both sides. Those decreased load times have me all hot and bothered.
- The digital version of Animal Crossing got released today (a whole day early) because fans whined a lot on the internet. It works sometimes!
- But at the same time, physical copies ordered through Amazon aren’t being delivered until the 24th
- It also got really good reviews
- Doom Eternal comes out tomorrow and also got some pretty great reviews
- Sabotage Studio (the The Messenger guys) announced a prequel JRPG called Sea of Stars. It looks pretty good! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8VJ8Zm648C8
- We aren’t all dead yet
- Razer is repurposing some of its manufacturing lines to make surgical masks; aims to make and donate at least a million of them https://www.scmp.com/tech/article/3075994/keyboards-surgical-masks-razer-converts-production-lines-amid-covid-19
- The FF7 demo came out and was pretty well received. https://rpgamer.com/2020/03/final-fantasy-vii-remake-demo-now-available/
- The Trials of Mana remake has been getting tons of new info about battle skills and post game content as well as a demo as of yesterday! https://rpgamer.com/2020/03/trials-of-mana-gets-new-japanese-trailer-demo-classes/
SAD TRAIN *womp womp*
- You know that video games event you were looking forward to? It’s cancelled
- Will E3 be able to come back from this?
- Gamestop is remaining open despite failing to provide locations with sanitizer or instructions on cleaning stores. They claim they’re an ‘essential business’ and plan to stay open until ordered otherwise—I suspect because they’re scared they’ll never open doors again if they close. https://kotaku.com/gamestop-we-can-stay-open-during-lockdowns-because-wer-1842415962