Episode 66 – Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, Pokemon Sword/Shield launch today

recorded on 2019-11-15

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order and Pokemon Sword and Shield launch today!
Fallen Order has an 84 and Pokemon has an 81 on MetaCritic
Little Bits
X019 is taking place in London and is Xbox’s fan event which shared new info (Kotaku)
Obsidian and Rare showed off new IPs such as Grounded and Everwild respectively
Dontnod showed off a new IP as well called Tell Me Why – a story based adventure
Wasteland 3 will launch on May 19, 2020 and Bleeding Edge releases March 24, 2020
Next content update for Sea of Thieves “The Seabound Soul” sails in on November 20
The Yakuza series (Yakuza 0, Kiwami 1, and Kiwami 2) is coming to Xbox early 2020
Kingdom Hearts 1.5, 2.5, and 2.8 coming to Xbox and KH3 demo available now
Final Fantasy 7 -> 10-2, 12, all 3 13s, and 15 will come to XGP before the end of 2020
Streets of Rage 4, My Friend Pedro, and The Witcher 3 coming to XGP by end of 2020
Age of Empires 2 Definitive Edition and Rage 2 are on XGP right now
More trailers for shown games like Age of Empires 4, Minecraft Dungeons, and more
News that Project xCloud will be bundled in with XGP whenever it fully launches
More testable games for the beta and more controller support in the future (DS4)

Google Stadia has announced their launch games and games coming later in 2019 (IGN)
Games coming to Stadia at Launch:

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
Just Dance 2020
Mortal Kombat 11
Red Dead Redemption 2
Samurai Showdown

Destiny 2 (Destiny 2 The Collection (all year 1 content) available on Stadia Pro)
Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition
Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration Edition
Shadow of the Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition
Games coming later in 2019:

Metro Exodus
NBA 2K20
Rage 2
Trials Rising
Borderlands 3
Final Fantasy XV
Darksiders Genesis
Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2
Farming Simulator 19
Football Manager 2020
Ghost Recon Breakpoint
Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Attack on Titan 2: Final Battle

Google lists features Stadia won’t have at launch rather “shortly after” in reddit AMA (Kotaku)

Stream Connect
State Share
Crowd Play
Achievement System
Family Sharing
Buddy Passes

Ability to use existing chromecast ultra devices to run Stadia
Controller with Chromecast Ultra arrives a day or two after launch
Rapid Fire
Kojima’s response to Death Stranding in the US has garnered some criticism (wccftech)
“I must say that the game received rave reviews, especially in Europe and Japan. Here in the United States, however, we have had stronger criticisms. Perhaps it is a difficult game to understand for a certain type of critic and audience. Americans are great fans of first-person shooters and Death Stranding isn’t one, it flies higher.I always try to create new things and disputes and discussions are fine, but it must be said that the Italians or the French have a different artistic sensibility that allows them to appreciate this kind of very original product, not only in video games but also in cinema.”
Sony reached out to wccftech with a clarified quote from Kojima saying:
“in America there are a lot of FPS fans, maybe those fans are saying this is like a different game and are not rating it very high’.”

Upcoming Releases and Deals

New games are available on XGP right now; and some of them are pretty good (Eurogamer)
Age of Empires 2: Definitive Edition (PC)
Age of Wonders: Planetfall (Console, coming soon to PC)
Hearts of Iron 4: Cadet Edition (PC)
Lego: The Ninjago Movie Videogame (Console)
Rage 2 (Console, coming soon to PC)
Remnant: From the Ashes (Console)
The Talos Principle (Console & PC)
Tracks: The Train Set Game (Console & PC)
Rumor Mill
Sony has filed a patent for a cartridge design that may hint at another portable (PushSquare)
OR it may be a design for SSD cartridges for PS5 (Foxy Games UK, PSU.com, LetsGoDigital)

Leaked videos and images show the PS5 and DualShock 5 form factor (wccftech, TURN ON)
The box looks nice and sleek while the controller sports an led touch screen

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