Episode 38 – Borderlands 3 revealed, Epic Games buys Psyonix

recorded on May 3, 2019


Borderlands 3 reveal happened on May 1st with the summary and details below (GearBox)

  • You can not buy in-game content with real money only earnable through gameplay
  • Only cosmetics are available for purchase with real money and no loot boxes
  • There are special boosters for the non standard editions that increase loot drops
  • There will be at least 4 story DLCs in the future for this game
  • Borderlands 3 releases on September 13 which confirms that leak a while ago

Little Bits

Epic Games buys Rocket League developer Psyonix (Polygon)

  • The game will still be playable and receive updates on Steam and other digital stores
  • Unclear If the game will be unavailable for new buyers on Steam for much longer

Valve announces VR headset “Index” with specs and pricing, it is to launch June 28 (Valve)

  • Headset: $499.99
  • Controllers: $279.99
  • Base Station: $149.99
  • Headset + Controllers: $749.99
  • Headset + Controllers + 2 Base Stations: $999.99

Rapid Fire News

World War Z sells more than 1 million copies in first week thanks to the Epic Store (IGN)

  • Free DLC is in the works for the game and is “coming soon”

Activision established new franchise league for COD for the 2020 esports season (dexerto.com)

  • 5 cities around the world have already sold out for the upcoming events

    • Atlanta
    • Dallas
    • New York
    • Paris
    • Toronto

  • It is no coincidence that these same cities have Overwatch teams this was by design

Halo the Master Chief Collection will have cross progression from PC to console (wccftech)

  • No cross-play at launch but it is being evaluated by the dev team

Sony says they will talk more about plans for PS5 streaming later this month

The most unholy Sonic the Hedgehog trailer dropped earlier this week to reveal how Sonic looks

  • This looks like the super devil himself designed Sonic’s look to torment kids
  • Later that day the internet redesigned Sonic to not look like a demon spawn from hell
  • The director of the movie has said Sonic will be redesigned due to audience reaction

Upcoming Releases and Deals

Xbox Game Pass adds 2 new games for May which are The Surge and Wolfenstein 2 (Polygon)

Xbox Live Games with Gold for May include The Golf Club 2019 and Marooners (Xbox)

PS Plus games for May are Overcooked and What Remains of Edith Finch (IGN)

Rumor Mill

Microsoft is poised to buy more studios such as Relic, I/O Interactive, Crytek…..they need it

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