Wash your hands, it’s time for another episode of Pause Screen! Over the last two weeks, Kyle’s been playing a lot of games, including Doom Eternal, FFVIIR, Bravely Default, Sayonara Wild Hearts, Contra 4, and more. Meanwhile, Kaz and William have kept their focus more narrow; Kaz with Animal Crossing, and William with the Bravely Default 2 demo. Then for news and discussion, we talk the DualSense controller, Sony’s ‘Play at Home,’ Resident Evil 4 remake rumors, Kotaku, Chex Quest, the Epic of Cooking Mama: Cookstar, and more! Come pause with us!
HYPE TRAIN – *toot toot*
- Sony unveiled the DualSense, the new controller for the PS5. It’s definitely a PlayStation controller https://blog.us.playstation.com/2020/04/07/introducing-dualsense-the-new-wireless-game-controller-for-playstation-5/
- Sony announced the ‘Play at Home’ initiative, where they’re giving away the Nathan Drake Collection and Journey to everyone for free. Not just PS+ members, which is neat. https://blog.us.playstation.com/2020/04/14/announcing-the-play-at-home-initiative/
- The rumor mill says Capcom is working on a Resident Evil 4 Remake https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/resident-evil-4-remake/
- Jason Schrier is leaving Kotaku, meaning they will be useless once again. This continues the brain drain from the new management ever since they fired everyone from Deadspin https://www.washingtonpost.com/video-games/2020/04/16/jason-schreier-is-leaving-kotaku-citing-go-media-reason/
- The epic of Cooking Mama: Cookstar
- The ESRB is now including a disclaimer for when in-game purchases include randomized items. They’re only like 2 years too late! https://www.esrb.org/blog/in-game-purchases-includes-random-items/
- Chex Quest HD got announced, is coming out this summer and will be free to play https://www.gematsu.com/2020/04/chex-quest-hd-launches-this-summer-is-free-to-play
- Switch update 10.0 – memory transfers and controller remapping!
- John Conway (creator of the Game of Life) and Rick May (voice actor, did the heavy in TF2, Peppy and Andross Star Fox) have died due to coronavirus complications. 🙁
- Blizzard had a non-update about blizzcon. I’m betting it’ll ultimately be cancelled https://blizzcon.com/en-us/news/23371505