Kyle has returned from the magical land of Disney and played a bunch of games. William started playing Portrait of Ruin again and Kaz has been neck deep in Goatman work and Warcraft. In the news we talk about CD projekt Red’s unexpected Cyberpunk 2077 gameplay stream, A new IP coming out from Nintendo, the International and a Netflix Diablo series. On a more serious note we mourn the loss of life at the Madden qualifier tournament event in Jacksonville. We also can’t believe a Pirate site is taunting Nintendo and hosting ROMS and also discuss EA’s move to delay Battlefield 5. Come Pause with us!
HYPE TRAIN *toot toot*
- CD Projekt Red released some Cyberpunk 2077 footage. Looks pretty good! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfW1WcuEI8Y
- Nintendo showed off its upcoming original IP mobile game, Dragalia Lost. It actually looks okay? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4wz7Mb8Kqw
- Nintendo also highlighted a bunch of indies this week. A highlight of the highlights is that Into the Breach is out on Switch! Also, Hyper Light Drifter is coming too.
- Streets of Rage 4 is going to be a thing, courtesy of DotEmu. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_bgPefCyfA&feature=youtu.be
- Spelunky 2 had its big reveal. It certainly looks like more Spelunky! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6JVT2Sp8aQ
- Huge congrats to OG for winning The International! Also, 2 new heroes in Dota—Grimstroke (out now!) and Mars, coming later this winter. Grimstroke looks rad. http://www.dota2.com/grimstroke
- Onimusha is getting ported(remastered) to modern systems?! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTScT8UucHw \
- Blizzard and Netflix reportedly working on a Diablo series https://comicbook.com/gaming/2018/08/30/diablo-netflix-series-hellboy-writer/
SMASH BROS RUMOR OF THE WEEK
- It’s going to have brothers that you can smash
- There’s a limited edition coming to the US! Also, a Switch bundle with special joy cons and a special pro controller.
EA’s Madden qualifier tournament event in Jacksonville, FL had a mass shooting.
Pretty terrible. 3 dead including shooter, 9 more wounded. EA is donating $1mm to the victims’ families and has cancelled the rest of the tourney. What does this mean for future gaming events?
Random pirate site is trying to call out Nintendo in the battle for ROM hosting https://torrentfreak.com/pirate-site-taunts-nintendo-with-a-new-retro-games-section-180830/
Battlefield 5 delayed it’s release until November
Is it enough to help them remarket themselves? https://www.pcgamer.com/battlefield-5-release-date-delayed-to-november/