The PlayStation 5 controller is out and it looks like a clone trooper and sounds like it was named after some form of adult toy! But it does have haptic feedback, adaptive triggers and a built in microphone for some reason.
It’s Mario’s 35 Anniversary and Nintendo has “plans to re-release most of Super Mario’s 35-year back catalogue this year.” That means we are getting a new Paper Mario and Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine and Super Mario Galaxy should be hitting the switch.
April is what we’ll call a bit of a lean month, with a few remakes and indies coming out, but not much in the way of AAA games.
After last week’s announcement that the PS5 had only been tested with “about” 100 PS4 games, Sony came out this week and announced that they had actually tested it with far more games than that and that it would be compatible with at least some of them. How many? Who knows to be honest.
Playstation had the most incredibly boring presentation ever conceived of today. We learned a lot about SSD, backwards compatibility and how the number of flops in a PS5 compares to the number of flops in an Xbox Series X. Ultimately? They are both really fast computers.
We spend a lot of time talking about Coronavirus this episode, but let’s be frank, it’s having a pretty big impact on video games. First Sony cancelled their PAX appearance, followed by GDC being cancelled and now E3 is also not happening. Where are gamers going to get their Gamer Christmas fix?
Riot is diversifying into games besides LoL with a new 5v5, free-to-play shooter called Valorant. The name is terrible, it has 25 round matches and is kinda generic looking, but it’s 100% possible that it can compete with CS:GO, it’s intended competition.
Video game releases are picking up with some really great games coming out in March. February might have been the last slow month we see this year.
Remember that “video game book club idea” that we had that completely fell apart at some point? Yeah, it’s back and we are playing Journey to the Savage Planet!
Phil Spencer released some new information about the Xbox Series X and it sounds like it’s going to have some serious horsepower (can you convert teraflops to horsepower?)