Episode 30 – Devil May Cry 5 Released Today!

recorded on 3/8/2019


Devil May Cry 5 releases today to very good reviews scoring an 88 average on MetaCritic (MetaCritic)

  • We have The Gamer Formally Known as Capt Stiffy to give his thoughts on the game
  • Its lit

The latest game to test Steam’s policy “Rape Day” will not be published on Steam said Valve (The Verge)

  • An excerpt from Valve’s statement reads as follows:
  • “Over the past week you may have heard about a game called ‘Rape Day’ coming soon to Steam. Today we’ve decided not to distribute this game on Steam.”
  • “Much of our policy around what we distribute is, and must be, reactionary—we simply have to wait and see what comes to us via Steam Direct. We then have to make a judgement call about any risk it puts to Valve, our developer partners, or our customers. After significant fact-finding and discussion, we think ‘Rape Day’ poses unknown costs and risks and therefore won’t be on Steam.”

Anthem has been crashing in game as well as hard shutting down PS4 consoles (GameSpot)

  • The crash has been turning off the console prematurely similar to when the power goes out
  • EA is aware of this problem and has since put out a statement addressing the problem
  • “We are currently in process of gathering information about the PS4 issues so we can determine the root cause.” said EA earlier in the week. (GameSpot)

Lead producer Ben Irving said that BioWare “discovered a bunch of things that were causing crashes, and we’ve addressed them in our patch.” Irving also said that, based on BioWare and Sony’s investigation into the crashes, they haven’t found any consoles were actually “bricked,” or rendered completely unusable, by Anthem crashes.  (Polygon) -said late this past Wednesday

  • This is UNACCEPTABLE and DISGRACEFUL for a high profile high budget AAA game from BioWare and EA that was in development for 6 years.

Little Bits

Activision could be facing legal action in the wake of their split with Bungie (class action lawsuits)

  • Apparently Activision Blizzard wasn’t fully transparent with plans with many of their shareholders (according to claims by Kuznicki Law PLLC, the firm representing these investors)

PEGI (ratings board) recently listed ratings for a Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remaster

  • Rating was taken down shortly after, probably because the game has not been officially annouced

Apex Legends Season 1 changes (Gamesradar)

  • Wingman & Peacekeeper recieve slight nerfs (complaints about being too OP)
  • Energy ammo is now more common
  • Hitboxes for large characters will be altered to be closer to the rest of the roster (big guys easy to hit)

Day Gone, new open-world survival PS4 exclusive, will have around a 30 hour campaign (PSLifestyle)

PUBG Corp confirms remasters of battle royale maps are in the works starting with Erangel (PCGamesN)

Halo Infinite will release on Xbox as well as PC at around the same time (GameSpot)

Upcoming Releases and Deals

PSN deals started on Tuesday and last until next Tuesday March 12,  some not all are below (GameSpot)

Xbox One game deals running from last Tuesday to Tuesday March 12, some listed below (GameSpot)

  • A Way Out – $18
  • Battlefield V Deluxe Edition – $40
  • Dragon Age: Inquisition GOTY Edition – $10
  • Mass Effect Andromeda Deluxe Edition – $12

EA publisher sale is live now until March 19 with deep sales on games, some notable ones below (EA)

  • Battlefield 1 and Titanfall 2 – $12

  • Titanfall 2 – $7.49
  • Battlefield 1 – $10
  • Battlefield V – $30
  • Madden NFL 19 – $18
  • Dead Space 1 $5
  • Dead Space 2 – $5
  • Dead Space 3 – $10

  • Mass Effect Trilogy – $15 or each entry for $5
  • Mass Effect Andromeda – $8

ThinkGeek.com has 20%-off deals on some Super Mario Bros.  merch:

  • Chain chomp desk lamp (was $74.99 now on sale for $39.99)
  • Super Mario Fire Flower statue (was $24.99 now on sale for $19.99)
  • We don’t know how long it will last, but the deals are still going on as of 30 minutes ago so jump on it if you want to expand your nerd-memorabilia collection

Nintendo asks mobile devs to adjust microtransactions so players will spend less (GamesIndustry.biz)

  • Sources say Nintendo does not want it’s self image to be a greedy cash grab mobile company
  • They want mobile games to better games rather  than be seen in a negative light……nice

Two NES games, Kid Icarus and Startropics come to Switch online service free on March 13 (Nintendo)

Rumor Mill

Xbox One S All Digital Edition will launch in May with pre-orders starting in April (Windows Central)

  • Codenamed “Maverick” this will not have a disc tray as it will be all digital
  • No details about if this version will have other differences from the One S aside from no disc tray

The Last Part II will release sometime in October of 2019…..THIS WOULD BE AMAZING!

Ghost of Tsushima will launch on August 30, 2019 according to online retailer….SUPER STOKED FOR THIS!

Persona 5 launch on Switch and PS4 as P5S in the fall, more confirmation to come in May (Nintendo Life)

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