It’s been a staring content between Sony and Microsoft for months now, but with the leak of the Series S over the weekend, Microsoft decided to pull back the curtain and reveal the launch date and price for the Xbox Series S and Series X.
Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity Stealth Drops
Super Mario 3D All-Stars Gets a Release Date
And Other Mario 35th Anniversary Info
Minecraft is Coming to PSVR
Rise of the Triad is Getting a Remaster in 2021
You Can Now Play Doom On a Pregnancy Test
What We’re Playing
Colby: Drake’s Hollow, daBlob Cliff: Yooka-Laylee, Tell Me Why Dylan: Spellbreak, Fortnite, Artifact 2.0 Beta, Fall Guys
Vinny: Why do Games as a Service get the amount of hate they do? Is it only critically that they receive the hate? Games as a Service games that are just launching seem to always face the issue of ‘it’s not a complete game’, even with knowing they plan to support it for years to come. Avengers got this treatment. Anthem proved that statement. Should we always judge Games as a Service like an Anthem, or should we expect Games as a Service to become like a Destiny?
Megan: I was bs’ing with my brother, and we were discussing how the rise of Marvel movies turned a previously nerdy niche into mainstream pop culture. What nerdy thing do you love and would you like to see have this kind of rise?
Charisma_Icon: What do you like in a good egg scramble?
Wepaman: What goodie would make you buy the collector’s edition of a game? Like a working Batarang?
Princess_mansocks: What is your favorite Funko pop figure?
Epic Games Store
Railway Empire In Railway Empire, you will create an elaborate and wide-ranging rail network, purchase over 40 different trains modeled in extraordinary detail, and buy or build railway stations, factories and attractions to keep your network ahead of the competition.
Where the Water Tastes Like Wine Where the Water Tastes Like Wine is a Narrative-Adventure game about traveling, sharing stories, and surviving manifest destiny. Players wander across a folkloric Depression-era United States at their own pace, meeting strangers with their own stories to tell.
The choice is yours, you can buy an Xbox Series X, a PlayStation 5 and probably a Switch OR a Geforce 3090. You have to really, really like PC games to pick the latter.
Stern Avengers: Infinity Quest
Sony Is Thinking About Bringing More First-Party Games to PC
Pirate Battle Royale is Coming in Early September
Fall Guys Raises $1 Million for Charity
Sea of Thieves is Getting Dogs and New Content
12 Seconds is Coming Soon and Bring Some Real Star Power
Colby: Viva Pinata, Graveyard Keeper, Hypnospace Outlaw Cliff: Battletoads, The Turing Test, Divinity Original Sin 2 Hans: Tarkov, Torchlight 3
DA VINSTER: What’re your thoughts on battle passes in games? Do they add to the experience for you…do they take away cause you may feel you’re obtaining fewer items from the base game? Overall thoughts…good, bad?
Charisma_Icon: With the masterpieces that Hamilton and Greatest Showman now on Disney+, what video game do you think would make a great musical?
TheDonz: If you could pick one member of the discord to drop into any survival type game which person would it be and what game? Also if they are a Patreon then you get to gift them one item to assist in their survival as a thank you!!
Mansocks: How many of you are going to buy Marvel’s Avengers after seeing Vinny stream it?
Epic Game Store
Into the Breach
Xbox Games with Gold
Tom Clancy’s The Division ($29.99 ERP): Available September 1 to 30 on Xbox One
The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 ($19.99 ERP): Available September 16 to October 15 on Xbox One
de Blob 2 ($19.99 ERP): Available September 1 to 15 on Xbox One & Xbox 360
Armed & Dangerous($9.99 ERP): Available September 16 to 30 on Xbox One & Xbox 360
Crusader Kings III (PC) ID@Xbox – Available today!
The Jackbox Party Pack 4 (Console) ID@Xbox – September 3
Resident Evil 7 Biohazard (Console & PC) – September 3
Tell Me Why: Chapter Two (Console & PC) – September 3
Touhou Luna Nights (Console & PC) ID@Xbox – September 3
World War Z (PC) – September 3
Star Renegades (PC) ID@Xbox – September 8
Disgaea 4 Complete+ (PC) – September 10
Hotshot Racing (Console) ID@Xbox – September 10
Tell Me Why: Chapter Three (Console & PC) – September 10
Epic, Google and Apple are in a slap fight over paying app royalties all in the name of…freedom? But the folks who really have the most to lose are app store devs using the Unity engine that might see their apps delisted.
Other Video Game News
Sony Is Working on a New VR Headset (But it Might not be PSVR)
Ghost of Tsushima is Getting a New Co-op Mode This Fall
Untitled Goose Game is Also Getting a Free Co-op Mode in September
Please, Please, Please Give Me a Firewatch Movie
The Switch is Getting a BUNCH of New, Cool Games
Ashraf Ismail Has Been Fired By Ubisoft After Harassment Accusations
What We’re Playing
Colby: Wizard of Legend, XenoCrisis, UnderMine, Halo, Graveyard Keeper Cliff: Divinity: Original Sin 2, Carrion Dylan: THPS Demo
DA VINSTER (Vinny): With the delay of halo infinite, what is the must buy title for the series x/ps5 launch title. Furthermore, how important are launch day titles? Are they as important as some think they are or are they only impactful short term.
Mister Polite: What game always gets in your way of playing games in your back log?
Call Me Handsome: What video game characters would you like to run for president? I want Duke Nukem and his VP is The Predator.
Princess_Megan: If you could bring any historical figure to the present day to play a video game with, who would you play with and which game would you play?
With effectively zero warning, Microsoft pulled the plug on Mixer this week, stating that “It became clear that the time needed to grow our own live streaming community to scale was out of measure with the vision and experiences we want to deliver to gamers now.” Existing Mixer Partners are being redirected to Facebook Gaming (a destination that a lot of folks aren’t pleased with.)
Other Video Game News
The Games Industry Faces a Reckoning As Sexual Assault and Harassment Survivors Name Names
What is the PS5 Going to Cost?
Facebook Acquires Ready at Dawn
Are You Bummed About the Cyberpunk Delay? Maybe a Comic Book Will Tide You Over
Nintendo’s Mobile Experiment Might Be Over
Billy Mitchell Got His Records Back
What We’re Playing
Colby: Torchlight 2, Ryse: Son of Rome, West of Dead Cliff: FarCry 4, SkateBIRD, Erica, Lord Winklebottom Investigates, Super Animal Royale Hans: EFT, Valorant, Xenophobe
Vinny: Inspired by the Marvel’s Avengers video game, what ensemble cast would you like to have their own game? Story based? Co-op? Both?
Mister Polite: Playing the Last of Us 2 and it’s odd. I love the game but it’s not fun. It’s dire, depressing, sad and feels like it’s just going to get worse. Is there a game/movie/book that you loved but at the same didn’t enjoy it?
Princess Megan: Ignoring any dangers in the game, which video game would have the nicest spot(s) for a vacation? For example, it could be a beach, amusement park, forest, or anywhere you could see yourself wanting to visit if it was real.
Mansocks: Crunchy or Smooth Peanut Butter?
Epic Games Store
AER Memories of Old
Transform into a bird and fly to explore and experience a vibrant world of floating islands in the sky. Venture down into lost ancient ruins where each step leads you closer to the end of the world.
Stranger Things 3: The Game
Play through familiar events from the series while also uncovering never-before-seen quests, character interactions, and secrets!
Mad Tracks is an action packed toy car game. Play mini games and race in everyday places. Have immediate fun – guaranteed
Colby tells us about mobile games he hates and one that he likes called Best Fiends.
Just to be on the record, Cliff called this at least a month ago. The bad news is there isn’t going to be a PAX West or PAX Australia this year. The good news is that they are replacing it with a nine-day virtual show!
Other Video Game News
Video Games as Medicine
Smart Delivery is Even Smarter Than You Think
Star Wars Squadrons Looks Amazing and It’s Only $40
Spider-Man Miles Morales Is A Stand-Alone Expansion
Fallout 76 players trying to participate in the Fasnacht Parade just can’t seem to get enough intestines to fill up the butcher’s icebox. I know, it sounds like we made this up, but I swear it’s a real problem.
Other video game news:
Phil Spencer is Still Feeling Good About This Year’s Game Releases
Looking Forward to GTA 6?
Kingdom Hearts is Getting a Disney+ Series
The Dark Side of Online Sports
DaVinster: What’s a game that you got addicted to years after it released? Currently, for me it’s Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
Mister Polite: Adding on to Vinny’s what game do you regret not playing. Like for me, GTA3 and GT4 are games that came out during the years that I didn’t play a lot of games and going back to those games would be extremely hard.
Megan: Is it Friday yet?…with many places doing virtual tours because of the virus, if you could go anywhere in a VR true to life fully immersive 3D world, where would you go?
Glitch Bunny: BLEND THREE VIDEO GAME CHARACTERS TO MAKE ONE FRANKENSTEIN MONSTER WHAT WOULD THEIR GAME BE
These are Cliff’s notes, taken in real-time. Make of that what you will.
First off, damn these pre-recorded conferences need subtitles. There is literally no reason they can’t have subtitles.
Grand Theft Auto 5 Remaster?
Free GTA Online and a bunch of GTA Online Cash
Spiderman: Miles Morales
Doesn’t look like the movie, which is stupid
Gran Turismo 7
Looks really pretty
The driving demo went on for at least 3x to long
Ratchet and Clank Rift Apart
If this is actually gameplay, it looks gorgeous
Pretty sure that wasn’t actually gameplay
Still looks like a lot of fun
Cool I guess?
She jumped a few times and there is a dragon
Written by Gary Whitta, so that’s something
Cats and Robots
PS5 Specs Break
High Speed SSD
Storm Trooper controller with haptic feedback & adaptive triggers, motion sensing, headphone jack and USB port
Some sort of time loop, but the planet changes every time
God that’s a stupid name
Sackboy A Big Adventure
Could be a fun platformer
Has an interesting isometric view
Does somebody already own the Destruction Derby name and are they not willing to license it?
Could be fun if it’s cheap enough
Kena Bridge of Spirits
Holy crap those furry things are cute
Goodbye Volcano High
High school dragons?
This new Netflix anime looks great! (Colby)
Definitely more interesting than the E3 presentation
Might be strange enough to be interesting
Is this a VR game? Because it looks like a VR game
Jett The Far Shore
God that trailer was boring
Scntfc is a terrific composer though
I really don’t understand this trailer
Was this the game that they called like a looter sworder or something stupid?
You had me at Hyper Light Drifter
I like the design and the movement a lot
Cute? Is this free?
Little Devil Inside
At least it looks unique. Finally.
And strange, very strange
I guess at least we know what we’ll be simulating the NBA in during the third wave of COVID-19
AHHHHH, it has eyes!
Half bug, half snack!
I think this is a remake of the games that came before Dark Souls? Maybe never came to the US?
Time loop game
One guy trying to escape an island
8 targets that all have to die before midnight
Resident Evil: Village
Set in the past? Set in a strange other world? Set…somewhere?
Horizon Forbidden West
Damn, those are real looking hermit crabs
I should really beat HZD
Definitely cool looking, in a might be a modem, might be a building in Dubai kinda way
There is a version with a DVD drive and one without, I definitely prefer the version without a drive from a purely aesthetic standpoint
Still no MF price? Really Sony?
Other Video Game News
EA Games are On Steam and EA Access is Coming to PC
Companies are Finally Doing Something About Racism in Video Games
Crucible is Already Cutting Modes
Get In the Mood for The Last of Us 2 with a New Podcast Series
FIFA to Provide Crowd Noises for the Premier League
Steam Game Festival and EA Play Have Been Postponed
Studio Klei Donates $1 million to ACLU and NNACP
Vinny: What is your favorite game of each console from your very first up until the present.
PS2: SpongeBob Battle for Bikini Bottom
Xbox 360: Halo 3,
PS3: God of War collection
Xbox One: Sea of Thieves and God of War
What you believe your favorite game for PS5 & XSX will be, even if it’s not announced?
Mister Polite: Thinking about all the remastered games coming out, what game that came out before 360/PS2 era that you would like to see a modern upgrade. I personally would like to see Earthbound getting this treatment.
Tr1pletrouble88: Do you think that Xbox will ever get into the VR business? Or at least partner with a VR brand
Princess_Megan: Which song from a video game would you choose to be your personal theme song? You can choose any song, but remember, it will follow you around for the rest of your life
Both Fallout 76 and Anthem released a little bit of news this week, which made us wonder, at what point should a game just stop trying to save itself? The answer (as it usually is) probably comes down to money.
What We’re Playing
Colby: theHunt: Call of the Wild, Ocarina of Time Cliff: The Hunt, Mass Effect Andromeda, Kingdom Hearts 3
No, Bethesda Isn’t Going to Charge You For Fallout 76’s Season Pass
Anthem Overhaul Might Be a Ways Off
PUBG Adds Ranked Mode and Bots
The Epic Games Store Adds Additional Features
Embracer Group Has 118 Titles in Development Right Now (and 69 Unannounced)
Play ⅔ of the New Mafia Remasters Now
Want a Goofy Portable Gaming PC?
Let Steam Decide What You Should Play Next
And the Award for Worst Business Model Goes To…
DA VINSTER (Vinny): What year in the 2000’s until the present has been the best year in gaming? Whether that be for games, consoles, etc. Each of you can have different answers, of course, doesn’t need to be a consensus. It can also be what was the best year for you.
Kim Cruz: In your opinion, who won this generation console war? How did it win?
Mister Polite: The only time I buy Lego games is when they are super on sale (like under $10). I always love playing them, and I make sure I get every trophy in the game, but there is no way I would pay close to full price on them. So that made me think, is there a game that you love but would only buy if they were on sale?
PanchoPanda: All three of you are at 3 different” haunted houses”. Make your own Scooby-Doo gang including a mascot. One house is haunted by a chef. Another by Bigfoot and the final house by Dylan’s beard. Who are the actual villains in these locations?
Princess_Megan: We are living in a world of microtransactions and multiple deluxe additions for video games, which have you spent the most money on? Was it due to buying an upgraded game package, the in-game transactions, or both?
I have a second one. I’m currently playing the DLC for We Happy Few, and it’s lacking compared to the actual game. This made me wonder if you had to choose between a great storyline with bad gameplay or great gameplay with a terrible storyline. Which would you choose?
Epic Games Store: Mystery Game (that might be The Witcher 3)