Episode 59 – The Surge 2, Code Vein, Sony’s 3rd State of Play

recorded on 2019-09-27


 The Surge 2 released on Tuesday to a 74 and Code Vein released today to a metacritic of 72

Sony’s third State of Play took place on Tuesday and it had a ton of information (Sony)

  • Some smaller newer games were shown off
  • The Last of Us Part II releases February 21, 2020
    • There are 4 different editions of the game you can get all at varying prices (IGN)
      • Standard Edition – $60
      • Special Edition – $80 
      • Collector’s Edition – $170 (Sold Out at Amazon)
      • Ellie Edition – $230 (Sold Out at Amazon, GameStop, Best Buy)

Little Bits

Microsoft held an Inside Xbox Tuesday; more info about upcoming games was shown (Xbox)

  • Showed off some more games coming to Game Pass
  • More details about Project xCloud have come to light
    • Public beta in October; need Xbox One controller, Bluetooth 4.0, Android device
    • This beta will roll out for the US, UK and Korea for now
    • People will be chosen that sign up at random like a lottery system
    • The 4 games to be tested are Halo 5, Gears 5, Sea of Thieves, and Killer Instinct

Rapid Fire

Borderlands 3 sales information has come out and is pretty good for the title (Daniel Ahmad)

  • 5 Million sell in across 5 days
  • 70% of sales were digital
  • 50% more than Borderlands 2
  • Fastest selling 2K title
  • Highest selling 2K title on PC

  • Most pre ordered 2K title and Epic Games Store title

BREAKING – all other news is secondary to this: The KFC dating sim game is out now for free on Steam. Clear up your weekend schedules you degens 

The COD community is mad that Survival Mode within Spec Ops Mode is PS4 exclusive

  • This horde style survival mode is exclusive to PS4 until October 2020
  • The spec ops mode will be shown off to the public on October 8

The Last of Us Part II will not have any multiplayer; it will be purely single player (USgamer)

  • Naughty Dog has addressed this in a tweet basically saying that players will experience the teams’ online ambitions but not as part of The Last of Us Part II
  • Could be going the Rockstar route with releasing multiplayer after the story is out

Sony launches an e-shop for PlayStation products as well as physical games US only (resetera)

Death Stranding has gone gold about 6 weeks before launch (Kojima)

  • The light multiplayer elements in the game do not require a PS Plus subscription

Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond (VR) was announced. A super cool trailer is out, just another showcase of how sick VR can be when done right (comicbook.com)

New Dauntless update “Aether Unbound” adds new weapon type, new bounty system, and new Hunts after its “full release” (Gamesradar)

Red Dead Redemption 2 has been rated for PC by the Australian rating board (resetera)

Online MMORPG Adventure Quest 3D featured an in-game concert event starring Korn

  • This happened 8/20 but we just heard about it and thought it was neat!

Louis Vatton (yes THE Louis Vatton)  is partnering with League of Legends for limited event.

  • New skins and a one-of-a-kind trophy case fo the champs of the Summoner’s Cup (LoL’s championship and one of the most coveted trophies in the esports world)

The Switch Lite is starting to suffer from Joy-Con drift like its older brother (Inside Gaming)

Upcoming Releases and Deals

Everything and Metro:2033 Redux FREE on the Epic Games store for this week 

PS Plus games for October are MLB The Show 19 and The Last of Us Remastered (Sony)

Xbox Games with Gold for October are Tembo the Badass Elephant and Friday the 13th

Ori and the Blind Forest Definitive Edition comes to the Nintendo Switch today!

Amazon Warehouse sale going on now with discounts on gaming software and hardware

Rumor Mill

2K could be working on a Mafia 4 due to a recent trademark filing (resetera)

Apex Legends leak  could be hinting at a new map (Comicbook.com)

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