Episode 35 – PSN name changes live

recorded on April 12, 2019


PSN name changes live for US owners on Wednesday while for Europe owners on Thursday (GameSpot)

  • The first name change is free while subsequent ones will be $10 and $5 for PS Plus members
  • READ THE BLOG POST!  There are some games that may have issues with the name change

Little Bits

Star Wars Jedi:  Fallen Order news has been teased by EA and the official Star Wars account (Polygon)

  • More details will be revealed, maybe release date, on April 13 during the Star Wars celebration
  • The reveal will be livestreamed on EA’s Star Wars Twitch channel at 1:30 p.m. CDT or 2:30pm ET

Another patent for a new PSVR headset has been spotted in addition to the one in March (t3.com)

  • Does this interest you? Discuss if this would get you into VR, how much would it cost?

Control has a different release schedule for Xbox than it does for PS4….this is super dumb (Remedy)

Rapid Fire News

New Rage 2 gameplay trailer Everything vs. Me shows off new stuff……looks cool (Bethesda)

Vampyr and Call of Cthulu are coming to the Switch later this year (Gematsu)

All Might from My Hero Academia comes to Jump Force as DLC in May (Gematsu)

Settlers of Catan will be claiming territory on Nintendo Switch on June 20 (Engadget)

Sekiro sells more than 2 million copies in the first 10 days….not need for an easy mode huh (PushSquare)

HZD2 has been teased by a voice actress from Frozen Wilds Expansion, maybe a launch title? (wccf tech)

Former Valve employee has stated that the Epic Store is “saving PC gaming” due to its revenue split

From Software owner Hidetaka Miyazaki says he would like to do a narrative focused game like RDR2

Millionaire hosts real life battle royale tournament on private island using aerosoft (Daily Star)

Upcoming Releases and Deals

Switch eShop sale started yesterday and runs until April 25 so check it out (GameSpot)

Newegg sale on games is 20% off with code EMCTYUT27; not all games listed below (GameSpot)

  • Devil May Cry 5 – Deluxe Edition — $56 (Xbox One)
  • Resident Evil 2 — $48 (PS4)
  • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice — $48 (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
  • Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 — $48 (PS4, Xbox One)

New games are being added to Xbox Game Pass for April and they are below (GameSpot)

  • April 11 = Prey, The Golf Club 2
  • April 18 = Monster Hunter: World, The Walking Dead: A New Frontier
  • April 24 = Life is Strange 2: Episode 2
  • April 25 = Resident Evil 5

Xbox Live Gold Spring Sale is upon us and contains lots of discounted games (TrueAchievements)

Rumor Mill

Microsoft to unveil Xbox Game Pass Ultimate = Xbox Game Pass + Xbox Live Gold price at $15 (TheVerge)

Xbox E3 conference lineup “leaked” (MaDz Gaming, OG Source https://generacionxbox.com/filtrado-e)

  • The show will start with a MCC trailer of the PC edition, this will be followed by a new Halo Infinite Trailer y gameplay showing a 2020 release in time with Scarlett.
  • Up next Gears 5 gameplay with a holiday 2019 release, this will continue with a gameplay of Gears Tactics.
  • New gameplay of Battletoads and Ori and the Will of the Wisps.
  • New expansions for Sea of Thieves.
  • A new mech game by Piranha Bytes.
  • There will be a new studio acquisition.
  • World premiere of a Dino Crisis reboot.
  • New Splinter Cell game.
  • Playground will show a tease of the new Fable game.
  • Ninja Theory will show their new IP “Bleeding Edge”.
  • Rare will show a new IP for the next gen systems.
  • The next gen consoles will be revealed, followed with new functions for the Xbox Live service and more xCloud information.

PS5 rumors continue to come in and some are listed here: (t3.com)

  • The leak claims that the PS5 specs are set in stone at this time and the info is 99% correct
  • The release date is set for early March or early November of 2020 with a price of $500
  • The PS5 will be backwards compatible and supports 8K upscaling
  • The specs from this rumor are listed below:
    • CPU = Next gen Ryzen 7nm 8 core 16 thread……true
    • GPU = AMD Navi 14 TFLOPS of power…….not likely maybe around 11 or 12
    • RAM = 24GB of GDDR6……not likely maybe 16GB GDDR6 total max maybe 20GB
    • NAND flash 2TB hard drive…….possibly maybe 1TB SSD or 1TB HDD
  • Some alleged PS5 games have surfaced online and are GT7 and The Last of Us Part II Remastered

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