Kaz finally gets to play the Darkening of Tristram event in Diablo 3, and has some fun with Monster Hunter World, though not as much fun as Kyle, who struggles to hold himself back from gushing too much, while William makes excuses for why he still hasn’t finished Xenoblade 2. In our news section, William disparages the idea of the Mario movie, we talk about the Switch doing so much better than the Wii U, and we finish up with a discussion about lifestyle games, and why they seem to be struggling to keep hold of people. Come pause with us!
Game Announcements and Upcoming Stuff
- Red Dead Redemption 2 comes out October 26th
- Nintendo’s paid online service now set for September https://twitter.com/NintendoAmerica/status/958872936257019904
- Nintendo’s next mobile game is Mario Kart Tour, coming sometime between now and March 2019. https://twitter.com/NintendoAmerica/status/958876622517452801
- The Mario movie with the Despicable Me studio is officially a thing. Should be interesting! https://www.destructoid.com/that-super-mario-animated-film-is-really-happening-with-the-studio-behind-despicable-me-485600.phtml
- The Shadow of the Colossus remake came out, and was very well received
- Battle for Azeroth pre-orders available! Release date is September 21(still technically summer and Q3)
The Switch has outsold lifetime sales of the Wii U in 10 months.
Paragon, Epic’s foray into MOBAs, is closing on April 26th.
They’re giving out full refunds, though, so that’s nice. I guess we’re finally done with the age of MOBAs? https://www.epicgames.com/paragon/en-US/news/paragon-to-close-on-april-26
Dota’s going agile.
Speaking of MOBAs, Dota is going to try a biweekly update system for 6 months, is it enough to save the game from its decline? https://www.pcgamer.com/dota-2-is-moving-to-a-bi-weekly-update-schedule/
Podcast THING OF THE WEEK
Discussion about the lifespan of games
Hype trains, microtransactions, multiplayer. Companies are trying to extend the life of their games as much as they can. Do gamers just have a short attention span, or are there too many games trying to hold our attention for too long?
Games you wish people were still super hype about?