Episode 81 – XBOX Series X and PS5 Official Specs, Doom Eternal Released, Animal Crossing: New Horizons Released

recorded on 3/20/2020


Xbox Series X and PS5 official spec blowout took place on Monday (Digital Foundry)

DOOM Eternal and Animal Crossing: New Horizons release today to a score of 88 and 91

Little Bits

Funny news: Players in Fallout 76 are hoarding toilet paper rolls in their camps because its never too early to joke about serious global issues online (PCGamer)

Overwatch League matches for this week have been cancelled due to the California lockdown (PCGamer)

Overwatch revealed the new hero “Echo” yesterday. She is a DPS character with crazy air mobility and her ultimate lets her temporarily turn into another hero

GameStop says they are “essential retail” to stay open during this pandemic (Kotaku)

Rapid Fire

Resident Evil 3 Remake Demo releaseD on March 19 for all platforms (Polygon)

  • A demo for Resident Evil Resistance , the multiplayer, is also coming soon

Sakurai says Smash Bros DLC will be delayed due to the COVID 19 virus (Nintendo Life)

Some orders for  physical version of FFVII Remake on Amazon are delayed  due to Amazon’s new policy during the COVID-19 pandemic to prioritize essential goods (GamesRadar) 

Riot games i boosting server capacity since now a bunch of people will be stuck at home playing games

Steam reports new highest record of concurrent players at 20 million during this time (Valve)

Upcoming Releases and Deals

Half-Life: Alyx releases on March 23 while Persona 5 Royale releases on March 31

Predator Hunting Grounds trail weekend starts the 27th PC / PS4 so try it out (DualShockers)

Google discounts the Premier Edition of Stadia to $99 (save $30) in its first sale (9to5google)

Rumor Mill

A new Spryo game could be in the works according to notable leaker “TheGamingRevolution” on Twitter

Sony looking to acquire the rights to Metal Gear Solid, Silent Hill, and Castelvania from Konami

Rumors that Spider-Man 2 will add Queens and Brooklyn, Carnage, Venom, Mysterio, new swinging mechanics, and returning playable character Miles Morales (PSLS)

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