This week has been packed with great gaming news and announcements, here are some of the highlights.
This Week’s Deals With Gold / Xbox One
As usual, Dave brings us the latest deals on Xbox via Deals With Gold. This week we have a spotlight sale on Square Enix titles. Check the full deals list here. And make sure to tune in tomorrow (Tuesday) for a new list of bargains!
Tamashii Review / PC
Ray reviews the puzzle horror game Tamashii (PC), he writes: “I was right all along: 2019 IS the year of indies. And this time, we leave shmups aside to take a path that I’m really fond of: horror and Brazilian developers. This one took me quite a while to finish, but I think it’s time to face my fears. It’s time to take a look at one of the most horrifying and tense games out there. And after reading this Tamashii review, I’m sure you too will understand why I’m being so bold by saying this.” Read the full review here.
EA Access is rumored to be heading to PS4 / PlayStation 4
EA Access is the subscription service that has been running for some years now on Xbox One, and it’s rumored to expand into other platforms such as PlayStation 4, read more here.
Stadia Reveal and internet speed recommendation / Stadia
PS Now Subscription service is making more profit than its competitors combined / PlayStation 4
Netflix business model came to gaming to stay, this article shows how profitable these services are, particularly PS Now.
Tale of Bistun Story Trailer Revealed / PC
How about some Persian mythology for a change of pace? Ray wrote this piece highlighting the upcoming title Tale Of Bistun, an isometric narrative-driven action game.
Massira Review / PlayStation 4
Massira is an experience that will stick with you. Adam writes: “The fact that the gaming medium has the maturity to tell such a vital story should tell anyone how important the medium has become in 2019. Frost Monkey has crafted something that is accessible to all, meaning there is no barrier of entry for this crucial tale. Please, experience it.” Read the full review here.
Nindies Direct + Cuphead / Nintendo Switch
Indies are a huge deal on Nintendo Switch, and that’s exactly why Nintendo loves showcasing as many announcements as they can on their directs. Check their latest announcements here.
Cuphead coming to Switch is the big surprise, and we tell you all about the release date, physical version, frame rate and more!
Konami Anniversary Collection revealed / Multi-Platform
Nostalgia sells but who’s buying? Konami reveals their next set of games in the form of several ambitious collections (Arcade Classics, Castlevania Anniversary Collection, and CONTRA Anniversary Collection) aiming to bring back the glory days of the company to every console.
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Beat Cop Review / PlayStation 4
You have the right to have a fantastic time with this ’80s inspired indie. “Beat Cop puts you in the shoes of former New York Detective Jack Kelly, demoted from his role after being involved in a scandal with a couple of burglars, a Senator, diamonds and a conspiracy that goes all the way to the top. While Internal Affairs investigates what occurred, you’ll be walking the mean streets of 1980’s New York.” The score and the full review can be found here.
Phil Spencer on E3 2019; ‘Xbox Will Go Big’ / Xbox One
Epic Games Store vs Steam / PC
The confrontation keeps going on between Epic Games Store and Steam. Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney recently stated: “We’ll turn down crappy games that are submitted to the Epic Store, we’re not going to accept pornographic or shock content of any kind. We’re not in the porn business here. PC is an open platform, and those devs can reach gamers in any other way they want.” which looks more like a message directed to Steam than an actual statement.
Sekiro Launch + Guide / Multi-Platform
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice launched earlier this week and it was ‘critically praised‘. Stay tuned for our review, in the meantime make sure to check this handy Gourd Seed Locations guide! And there’s plenty more Sekiro content coming… so stay tuned! On the other hand, if you prefer the latest on Soulslike titles, click here.
Deep Rock Galactic Review / Xbox One
There are dwarves, caves and a ton of mining to do! Kyle loved Deep Rock Galactic as he said: “The game is best when played with four other human players but that doesn’t mean solo players won’t have fun, you will. I really am impressed with the effects and the game’s graphics, I really like it. Each dwarf can play completely different and balancing it all out so that all four players know what to do, how to do it, and when to do it can make all the difference in an encounter.” You can read the full review here.
Super Mario Maker 2 Release Date leaked? / Nintendo Switch
Amazon UK ‘accidentally’ showed a concrete release date for Super Mario Maker 2. Chris tells all the details here.
Rumors: 2 new Nintendo Switch Models may be hitting stores soon / Nintendo Switch
This one has been rumored for a long time now and the latest report this time suggests not one model but two; the Pro version (higher performance than current Nintendo Switch) and a ‘more basic model’.
Both of these are also rumored to be different in terms of design. Head here for more information.
Eternity: The Last Unicorn Review / PlayStation 4
Eternity: The Last Unicorn gave Adam mixed feelings as he wrote: “Eternity is a game of lost potential. There are so many excellent ideas here, it’s clear what the developers intended the game to be. The production value falls way short of modern standards but still has some stunning moments.” You can read the full review here.
Pode Review / PlayStation 4
The ‘Co-operative delight’. Adam sums up his impressions: “Pode is a really fun experience. It isn’t going to set the world on fire, it doesn’t bring a ton of new ideas to the table but it does what it does very well. It gives you a wonderful world to explore without any pressure with a friend. There’s a decent amount of game time here as well as a nice level of progression and challenge that will give you a sense of achievement as you make your way through the world.” Head here for the full review.