Episode 51 – Ninja leaving Twitch, 1st Fortnite World Cup

recorded on 8/2/2019

Ninja is going to be streaming exclusively on MIxer and not Twitch; some quotes below (Kotaku)

  • “I know this may come as a shock to many of you, but as of today, I will be streaming exclusively on Mixer,”
  • “I feel like this is a really good chance to get back in touch with my roots and really remember why I fell in love with streaming in the first place.”
  • Ninja has set the record for subs on Mixer the day after his announcement with 100k+
  • Mixer is now the top download on the iOS store

1st ever Fortnite World Cup was last weekend – the tech shown was awesome

  • $30 Million in prizes
  • 1st Place: Kyle “Bugha” Giersdorf 16yo. American – won $3 million (won a commanding lead in the first matches, nearly double the points of the closest player)

Little Bits

Masahiro Sakurai held a special trailer for the new DLC character Hero on Tuesday (Nintendo)

  • Capt Stiffy’s new main
  • Absolutely bonkers character, with more projectiles than a navy battleship

FaZe Clan signs newest member 13 year old girl H1ghsky1….nice do well (dotsports.com)

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare showed multiplayer gameplay yesterday (InfinityWard, Gameranx)

  • Has traditional game modes like Deathmatch and Domination
    • These modes can have 6v6, 10v10, or 20v20
  • New game modes are Gunfight, Ground War, and Realistic Mode, there may be more
    • Gunfight = (2) 2v2 teams, random loadouts, close quarters maps, changing rules
    • Ground War = “Epic large scale mode supporting 100+ players” details scarce
    • Realistic Mode = Certain maps have a night mode that works as a deathmatch mode but with the lights out.  Must use night vision and HUD vanishes.  Aiming down sight actives laser sight that can only be seen while using night vision.
  • Gunsmith mode is new weapon customization system with 30-60 attachments per gun
    • You can customize the stocks, grips, sights, muzzles, barrels, and undergrip
    • Most are unique to each weapon but some do overlap
  • Killstreaks make a return after taking a break and being replaced them w/ scorestreaks
  • Open Beta times have been announced and PS4 will get it before other platforms
    • PS4: Early Access = Sep 12 – Sep 13, Regular Access = Sep 14 – Sep 16
    • Other platforms: Early Access = Sep19-Sep20, Regular Access = Sep21-Sep23
    • Do not know what modes will be in beta but it will have full cross-play
    • The input method you use to play will determine who you play with
    • Console players can opt in to play with K&M but input is locked once match starts

Nintendo has detailed what they will talk about during GamesCom (Nintendo, resetera)

  • Luigi’s Mansion 3
  • The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening
  • Astral Chain
  • Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition
  • Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020
  • The Witcher III: Wild Hunt – Complete Edition

Rapid Fire News

First Raid is coming to Fallout 76 this August (GamesRadar+)

  • Update will open a vault which players can explore similar to dungeons in fantasy RPGs
  • Vault 94 (A vault founded on the principles of faith, inhabitants became missionaries after the vault opened)

PS4 Exclusive “Concrete Genie” release date was announced for Oct 8 2019

  • PS VR compatible
  • Looks like a very fantastical platformer/adventure game, kind of reminds me of Epic Mickey
  • Looks family friendly title

QuakeCon happened over the weekend and went over a lot of Doom related info (Bethesda)

  • Discussed multiplayer for Doom Eternal and showed off new gameplay

Fire Emblem: Three Houses main character male version voice actor gets replaced (Kotaku)

  • The voice actor admitted to mentally and sexually abusing his friends and SOs

Hitman 3 is officially under development in addition to a new IP from I/O Interactive (resetera)

Rockstar North in the UK has not owed taxes in 10 years thanks to the government (Kotaku)

The Outer Worlds is coming to the Nintendo Switch, sometime after other systems (Obsidian)

Doom 1, 2, & 3 can now be purchased on Switch, PS$, & XBone (Gamesradar+)

  • Honestly, just download an emulator if you have a PC

Playstation 4 has officially crossed 100 million units sold (Ars Technica)

Borderlands 3 has gone gold over a month before launch….this is good news (GameSpot)

Super Nintendo World will be the cornerstone of Universal’s 3rd Orlando park (VentureBeat)

53% of PlayStation games were bought digitally compared to 43% this time last year (resetera)

xCloud apps have surfaced on the app store as public testing draws near (Windows Central)

Red Dead Redemption 2 Online has left Beta and is running a bunch of events (GamesRadar)

From Software’s newest game Elden Ring will be shown privately at GamesCom (wccftech)

Upcoming Releases and Deals

Xbox Games with Gold for August are Gears of War 4 and Forza Motorsport 6 (Kotaku) 

  • Gears of War 4 available August 1 through the whole month
  • Forza Motorsport 6 available August 16- September 15

Xbox Game Pass games for August are listed below: (GameSpot)

  • Ashes Cricket – August 1
  • Pandemic – August 1
  • Downwell (PC) – August 1
  • Jackbox Party Pack 2 – August 8
  • Space Hulk Tactics (PC) – August 8
  • Slay the Spire (PC, Xbox) – August 14

PS Plus games for August are WipEout Omega Collection and Sniper Elite 4

Rumor Mill

 A new Need for Speed game Need for Speed Heat leaked and will be revealed at GamesCom

Let’s Argue

 Will Mixer top Twitch because of Ninja or do other streamers carry Twitch more than just Ninja?

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