Episode 57 – Gears 5, Borderlands 3, Greedfall

recorded on 2019-09-13


Two AAA games and one AA game release this week in Gears 5, Borderlands 3 and Greedfall

  • Gears 5 standard edition released Tuesday and maintains an 86 on Metacritic
  • Borderlands 3 lands with a score of 85 on Metacritic with some review controversy
  • Greedfall comes in with a score of 75 which is pretty good for the developer

Little Bits

PewDiePie pulls his donation to the Anti-Defamation League (anti-hate group) because of an accusation of blackmail

  • He was originally gonna donate $50,000
  • The internet conspiracy theorists were convinced he was being blackmailed
  • Eventually pulls his donation

Apple Arcade officially unveiled at Apple’s Event Tuesday with details we knew (TechRadar)

  • Priced at $5/month per family with a 1 month free trial
  • Games will be a mix of traditional and mobile and curated by Apple
  • Can play games across iPad, iPhone, Mac, and Apple TV
  • Dualshock 4 and Xbox One controllers will be compatible with the service
  • This service will launch on September 19 with Apple promising 100+ games at launch
  • Game devs get paid based on how many people are playing the game and for how long

EAs new cloud game streaming service Project Atlas has started public beta testing (Polygon)

  • EA running a public two-week test of this service started on Monday
  • Players that sign up for the test and EA’s Origin will have a chance to test this service
  • 4 games used for testing are: FIFA 19, Need for Speed Rivals, Titanfall 2, and Unravel

Rapid Fire

Nintendo going after another ROM site (RomUniverse.com) therye about to get wrecked (Polygon)

  • $2,000,000 per trademark infringement
  • $150,000 per copyright infringement

EA has received an award from the Guinness Book of World Records for the most downvoted comment in reddit history……WOW! (Kotaku)

Google will introduce a Netflix-style app subscription service called Google Play Pass (Google)

  • This service will grant you access to a set of premium apps on the Play Store
  • Apps part of this service will be ad-free and in-app purchases unlocked
  • The service will be $5/month but will include all apps not just games

There will be a The Last of Us Part II media event on September 24!! (Sony)

According to a Gears 5 dev, Xbox Scarlett will have dedicated ray tracing cores (wccftech)

Intel will host and broadcast SFV and Rocket League esports tournaments ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games (VentureBeat)

GameStop will close between 180 and 200 stores before the year is over (Engadget)

KFC comes out with a dating simulator where you can pursue The Colonel himself (resetera)

  • Title:  I Love You, Colonel Sanders! A Finger LIckin Good Dating Simulator

KFC may be hosting a R6 Siege esports event, more info coming on September 23 (PCGamer)

Paladins, Smite, and Realm Royale are now fully cross-play between all platforms (resetera)

The Tokyo Game Show (TGS) is going on now and ends on Sunday, we will have all the info

Fortnite adding in “voting” for item shop 

Bordelands 3 director (Paul Sage) wants an anime adaptation (comicbook.com)

Upcoming Releases and Deals

Steam Deals: Rage 2 $20 (Originally $60)

The Hyperspace Xbox One X new design drops with NBA2K20 whenever that came out (Xbox)

FIFA20 demo is available now so check it out if your interested (TechRadar)

The Big in Japan Sale for PlayStation is going on right now so check it out (PushSquare)

PS Plus members in the EU get a weekend sale and some great games (PushSquare)

Control is getting free DLC and two paid expansions later in the year and next year (PCGamer)

  • The free DLC will contain a new game mode called expeditions
  • 1st expansion, The Foundation, due out early 2020 and 2nd expansion, AWE, mid 2020

Rumor Mill

 PlayStation working on a second attempt at a PlayStation All Stars Battle Royale game

Sony may have a new State of Play airing on Nov 1 showing TLOU2 release date (PSLE)

According to NHL 20 and EA Canada dev William Ho, PS5 and Xbox Scarlett always be online

League of Legends MOBILE could be a thing according to leak (comicbook.com)

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