Playstation had the most incredibly boring presentation ever conceived of today, hosted by a guy that looked like Dana Carvey that talked like a cross between Ben Stein and Mr. Rogers. 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.

In other video game news:

  • Nintendo Features 22 New Games in Their Latest Nintendo Indie Showcase
  • Xbox Might Have Taken the Worst Inspiration from Sony
  • The New Xbox Series X Controller is Slick
  • Two Spanish Soccer Teams Play Their Game in FIFA Instead
  • Gamestop Employees Don’t Feel The Company Is Taking Coronavirus Seriously
  • How to Clean and Sanitize Your Gaming Gear

Questions

Vinny: Do companies like Xbox, Ubisoft, Bethesda, etc. Stay clustered around the E3 week or do they spread apart to give themselves more recognition?

IslandPizza: With animal crossing dropping this week. What kinda crossovers would you like to see in the animal crossing world? Maybe Doom Guys helmet as a prop? A Kirby Tee shirt?

PolyNerdic: Not sure if some form of this question has ever been asked but for some time now I have been hung up on certain games that are critically and publically lauded but I don't personally care for and find myself pondering why I don't like it even though I think I should. For example, I love the Metal Gear Solid series but after 40 hours with MGS V it occurred to me that I wasn't enjoying it. Anyone else experience this?

If I may double-dip, I also was curious if anyone else has a game or genre they love but are terrible at? For me, Thumper is a clear example of this. I love the look and sound of the game but am terrible at the rhythm-based gameplay.

JoeColeslaw: Inspired by that RIVETING "road to PS5" ... thing. What celebrity would you want to lead a conference IF (you want folks) hyped, excited, or bored out of their ever-loving minds?

MisterPolite: What is your favorite Golden Raspberry for Worst Pictures?

Cheap/Free Games

Game Pass Console

March 19

  • Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown: Soar through photorealistic skies with full 360-degree movement. Weather and environments affect your aircraft and HUD, making those dogfights just that more realistic.
  • Kona: Northern Canada, 1970. A strange blizzard ravages Atamipek Lake. Step into the shoes of private detective to investigate surreal events in an eerie village while battling the elements to survive.
  • The Surge 2 – Xbox One X Enhanced: On the way to Jericho City, your plane is shot down by a mysterious storm and crash-lands in the outskirts. In this hardcore, brutal melee combat game, The Surge 2 challenges you to unravel its hidden secrets.

March 24

  • Bleeding Edge – Xbox One X Enhanced / Xbox Play Anywhere: Grab your team and tear it up in Bleeding Edge, an electrifying online brawler where every fighter comes mechanically enhanced for mayhem!

March 26

  • Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid: It’s morphin time! Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid pits current and classic rangers and villains in 3 vs. 3 tag battles.

Game Pass PC (Coming Soon)

  • Astrologaster: A comedy game set in Shakespeare’s London, play as ‘Doctor’ Simon Forman and treat his patients using astrology and win him a medical license.
  • Bleeding Edge
  • Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid
  • The Surge 2

Humble Bundle

Playstation had the most incredibly boring presentation ever conceived of today, hosted by a guy that looked like Dana Carvey that talked like a cross between Ben Stein and Mr. Rogers. 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. 

In other video game news:

  • Nintendo Features 22 New Games in Their Latest Nintendo Indie Showcase 
  •  Xbox Might Have Taken the Worst Inspiration from Sony 
  •  The New Xbox Series X Controller is Slick 
  •  Two Spanish Soccer Teams Play Their Game in FIFA Instead 
  •  Gamestop Employees Don’t Feel The Company Is Taking Coronavirus Seriously
  •  How to Clean and Sanitize Your Gaming Gear  

Questions

Vinny: Do companies like Xbox, Ubisoft, Bethesda, etc. Stay clustered around the E3 week or do they spread apart to give themselves more recognition?

IslandPizza: With animal crossing dropping this week. What kinda crossovers would you like to see in the animal crossing world? Maybe Doom Guys helmet as a prop? A Kirby Tee shirt?

PolyNerdic: Not sure if some form of this question has ever been asked but for some time now I have been hung up on certain games that are critically and publically lauded but I don't personally care for and find myself pondering why I don't like it even though I think I should. For example, I love the Metal Gear Solid series but after 40 hours with MGS V it occurred to me that I wasn't enjoying it. Anyone else experience this?

If I may double-dip, I also was curious if anyone else has a game or genre they love but are terrible at? For me, Thumper is a clear example of this. I love the look and sound of the game but am terrible at the rhythm-based gameplay.

JoeColeslaw: Inspired by that RIVETING "road to PS5" ... thing. What celebrity would you want to lead a conference IF (you want folks) hyped, excited, or bored out of their ever-loving minds?

MisterPolite: What is your favorite Golden Raspberry for Worst Pictures?

Cheap/Free Games

Game Pass Console

March 19

  • Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown: Soar through photorealistic skies with full 360-degree movement. Weather and environments affect your aircraft and HUD, making those dogfights just that more realistic.
  • Kona: Northern Canada, 1970. A strange blizzard ravages Atamipek Lake. Step into the shoes of private detective to investigate surreal events in an eerie village while battling the elements to survive.
  • The Surge 2 – Xbox One X Enhanced: On the way to Jericho City, your plane is shot down by a mysterious storm and crash-lands in the outskirts. In this hardcore, brutal melee combat game, The Surge 2 challenges you to unravel its hidden secrets.

March 24

  • Bleeding Edge – Xbox One X Enhanced / Xbox Play Anywhere: Grab your team and tear it up in Bleeding Edge, an electrifying online brawler where every fighter comes mechanically enhanced for mayhem!

March 26

  • Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid: It’s morphin' time! Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid pits current and classic rangers and villains in 3 vs. 3 tag battles.

Game Pass PC (Coming Soon)

  • Astrologaster: A comedy game set in Shakespeare’s London, play as ‘Doctor’ Simon Forman and treat his patients using astrology and win him a medical license. 
  • Bleeding Edge
  • Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid
  • The Surge 2

Humble Bundle

Epic Game Store

  • The Stanley Parable
  • Watch Dogs

Play Free Games During the Steam Game Festival Spring Edition

  • Steam Game Festival Spring Edition kicks off at 10 am PT/1 pm ET on March 18, and will run until the same time on March 23.
  • Will feature over 40 games

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Members Are Getting Even More Bang for Their Buck

  • Phantasy Star Online 2: A special content bundle, which includes unique emotes, in-game cosmetics including an Xbox jacket, a gold ticket Mission Pass and in-game currency with a Meseta Crystal.
  • World of Tanks: Mercenaries: Start your journey with three powerful tanks and more!
  • Sea of Thieves: With Perks, you get a free Ori-inspired Ancestral Sails, Figurehead, Hull, and Flag to adorn your ship.
  • Smite: A bundle that unlocks five Gods, special character skins and voice packs so you can ride into the battle of the Gods in style..

Epic Game Store

  • The Stanley Parable
  • Watch Dogs

Play Free Games During the Steam Game Festival Spring Edition

  • Steam Game Festival Spring Edition kicks off at 10 am PT/1 pm ET on March 18, and will run until the same time on March 23.
  • Will feature over 40 games

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Members Are Getting Even More Bang for Their Buck

  • Phantasy Star Online 2: A special content bundle, which includes unique emotes, in-game cosmetics including an Xbox jacket, a gold ticket Mission Pass and in-game currency with a Meseta Crystal.
  • World of Tanks: Mercenaries: Start your journey with three powerful tanks and more!
  • Sea of Thieves: With Perks, you get a free Ori-inspired Ancestral Sails, Figurehead, Hull, and Flag to adorn your ship.
  • Smite: A bundle that unlocks five Gods, special character skins and voice packs so you can ride into the battle of the Gods in style..

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