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Amazon Luna cloud gaming service launches with support for iOS
"At the top of show that Amazon got around with Apple App Store with apples help. Let us explain we mentioned yesterday that Amazon launched a game streaming system called Luna and we have a few more details about how that works on. IOS as we told you yesterday. It comes through the browser Luna will be a progressive web app or pwa we've told you about those before it means you can install an icon off Luna on your home screen on iOS run it separately from the rest of your browser. You're not going to see your other tabs or anything. It'll act like its own app, and technically it could even work offline. But since I bought it online game streaming service, that's not really a feature that applies here. It can act pretty much like an app, but without being subject to Apple's App Store rules because it's really just a very robust website that you're saying. Going to your home screen in Apple's recent streaming game guidelines. Apple actually wrote quote. Of course, there is always the open internet and web browser apps to reach all users outside of the App Store. They pointed at that and they said you could just do that if you wanted to an Amazon said, okay, I guess we want to Luna head of engineering and Technology George sip elitists who works for Amazon package said that Amazon worked with Apple's Safari team to make sure quote some of the things that weren't there are there and that allowed us to do kind of get where we are today. So they not only cooperated with Apple Apple Safari team apparently like added some functionality for them with their Progressive web apps you'd think Apple was like try to force them into the App Store know they didn't Amazon also says they're working with apple on a game app and we'll ship one when quote we can come up with a good experience. So Amazon saying like those new guidelines about the native apps didn't really work with us yet, but we're still working we're talking dog. Apple we're not suing them like epic has The Verge is Sean Hollister. Also wonders when Google and video Microsoft might follow suit Google runs stadia in Chrome already Nvidia GeForce need webrtc version for the Chromebook and a Sean points out. Yes. There are issues to web apps like controller support questions lack of all the optimizations you can do on a native app. And of course cos if you're running a progressive web app, it has to run on webkit. You don't get a choice of browser, but Amazon was able to make it work by working with Apple.
What's Next For Metal Gear Solid
"Series is hitting P. C.. J.. Gabe at Gamespot, the military series is hitting. Via Gog. Konami has announced previously only a select few games in the franchise were available outside of consoles the. Games hitting the service either MELA gear bill you're solid and bill your saw to substance were already to in. Taiwan, prior to the official announcement. Malaysia solid and substance actually had come to before and your saw five was also released four PC. But this should give those who never played playstation or xbox a chance to experience more of the Franchise Miller you're solid for to the Patriots remains a PS three exclusive. The new offerings don't seem to have any enhancements and you're getting the original metal gear solid rather than the Gamecube remake which I personally prefer I prefer the original not necessarily the game remains what I'm saying substance dot clear. Yeah. Substance does feature has an extra content not found mill solitudes original release. Releasing as the as collector's series, also be able to get five Castle Dania N. Contra. Games. Including Super See Dracula's curse and Simon's quest these games originally released on the s along with the series along with the Melody Games. The total cost for all titles is thirty two dollars. Tim is very exciting stuff for people who WanNa play these Games on. My one question is, when are we ever going to get your solid for? That's the thing anywhere else anywhere besides the playstation three it's bizarre. I am utterly shocked like back for all the young ones out there which is crazy at this point like even that era, there's probably of people listening to this right now that don't know what I'm referring to but when melanie solid four came out, it was the mean game of when's IT GONNA come to three sixty and it's like, oh, man, how many disc? On. Like nine there was like photoshop shops like xbox three, sixty cases with like that stick. With metal gear solid four on ten million discs But the fact of the actually never came out on another console is really weird and I think a lot of it has to do with the whole Kojima. Konami situation that went down around MCS five, but even then the fact that four wasn't. Like ported at some point. Di Around. With the architecture of the game because I know the game was advertised as a PS. Four game or a PS three game, it was kind of synonymous with. The launch of that console envier to some extent feels very built into like when you're transitioning from chapter to chapter, I remember getting the loading screen of. Solid Snake Smoking, the cigar and you. Believe. There are like tips in there to be like, Hey, you know take a break like the which took awhile. This. Going to take awhile I. Hey, you know relax take a break between sessions all that stuff that stuff seem. Very built into like the PS three system as far as at least like how this stuff look like it looked like a PS three like installation screen as opposed to just an in game thing. So I wonder if there's something about that game in particular that it's tough to port.
What Microsoft buying Bethesda means for gamers
"So we talked a little bit about the Fez at the top of the show and we've been getting some more rolling details since the acquisition was announced earlier this week this story comes from I but does will run semi independently under Microsoft. xbox Phil Spencer has confirmed that Bethesda will continue to run. Semi independently after the company's acquisition. Speaking, to see nut Spencer made clear that while but those games will adopt some of XBOXES new practices including launching into game pass and becoming playable through game streaming. The company will retain some of the autonomy that resulted in some of the biggest games of all time quote. It's all about the culture of those teams Spencer explained they're not about becoming us this tally of the previous comments from but does s vp of Global Marketing Pete Hines who said quote were still working on the same. Games, we were yesterday made by the same studios we've worked with for years and those games will be published by us on a related knows any Max online studios announced despite Microsoft's acquisition the elder scrolls online we'll continue to receive support on play station for and Patron Michelle writes in and says, what are the actual chances of a fallout new Vegas to now that Bethesda and obsidian are both owned by Microsoft? So we've found a lot of fun memes floating around the last couple of days. I think the one where. Oh. My Gosh. I'm forgetting the director's name where he's making his Oscars Kiss Oh was it for parasite? No. Yes, it was it. Yes. Okay. Bethesda Obsidian, and then there's was a bunch of a bunch of ones and obsidian even got in it. We talked about it on the Monday show but how they tweeted and responds with a little shrug Gif not a gift but like the Emoji Yeah like are we going to make this? I would not hold your breath. OBSIDIAN has a lot of projects that are working on will follow New Vegas be something they may explore down the road potentially in the next three to five years I would guess not probably not got other other things on the roadmap
Zhenya Oganian Founder & CEO, ESCS (eSports Championship Services) on How His Product Can Change Esports
"But I, always full east and I am not as the sometime ago is it Growing, but it's still like you know what happens you have so many tournaments that from o'hare, and if you WanNa do championships really you have to manage different systems in discouraged by the tournament you names him. And it's difficult. I mean as a blades difficult and then you have to Luminol roker incense again, game have to find the open anthony so. Maybe it can be done better actually, and this is how it basically came to our. Eight year is traveling tranship services stacked up so These my team we decided to dry and change this. So graded that from that, literally, as you said, allows n game of Brown to integrate is put services around it in just fifteen minutes, ano- every every game every every sauce says, Hey, it's easy just to come on come on you can do that and then two hours of later who come with. And you're like, yes, it's fifteen means you're doing some syndrome. Beneath. Two minutes. Walk. In the integrated stream essence, you sent up your Chanter Simpson, our extremely who's a friend of front and you're done you open your game you see southern the our beautifully assists lager. You last opens assist system as Tappan Zee see immediately, your game east I think of logging ends ACC teams in leagues though Elleray in ongoing. Championships. And Emerson houses ultimately did. So when for example, the chimp turns ships automated you set up a bouncer running on schedule you can change your goals again. EMBIID new service. For example, in game streaming, you don't have to incomes. IMPO game. So it's really literally that simple and. Offered as a game do it'll but you can one thousand. So, you'll set you decide how much you'll bless shoop bay was an expert service inside your game. And you'll bless pain and the middle ramming share as usual. So this. So we roped on it was in months via launched, rated like a couple weeks ago you can save yourself some basic in rent. More or less and. We stopped at to reach out to Gandhi little I find. because. You know we need to choose a market. You'd have great vision. We need some sales so far IRV disrupt last week it was as you said, it was like rain rain. Go Away. About via getting basically great few Basal Osorno no matter who are we in two guys you're interested in the right time and so. I WANNA have. I WANNA, have it with player I won't I mean it's so convenient that basically makes hosting comfortable and those programs Bluey. Yo. This is a basic bedroom. What I, what I thought originally was so interesting about your business is and I was talking actually to my class about this today 'cause we were discussing leagues in League business models and things like that, and you know the differentiating between third party organizers like ESL and Dream Hack and and publisher own leagues like Overwatch League or call of duty great and and one of the comments I made to my class. Which I believe very strongly is that because East sports is all of a sudden seen as a revenue source not as a cost right as an expense but as a true potential source of revenue more and more game publishers will want to control. I. Think Their Own East sports destiny right? We'll want to have their own functionality will not want to outsource to third parties to to do that and I think. What was so cool about what you're doing is in some ways, you allow any publisher to that to take control of their e sports. Destiny
Amazons Luna, new Echo and indoor flying drones: What you need to know
"Wouldn't these benchmarks ribbon has been all over this welcome band hey. So you spent the last forty, five minutes basically live tweeting in catching every bit of news. There's a lot to break down but let's get to what most people are familiar with the those are echoes speakers. Talk about the new Echo Speaker that looks a bit more globe ish or roundish yet it's a spherical design and Amazon definitely did a good job of keeping a lot of its hardware. CHANGES UPDATES quiet this year there were way more rumors last year, but this year the just you know there wasn't that much that we knew what to expect. We were hoping for maybe a home robot and that didn't really happen what I would argue about these spherical echoes is that people probably aren't GonNa WanNa bother updating their existing echo line with these products they you know unless unless the audio quality and the quality of Alexa, being able to understand you is so significantly better than it makes sense to do that Kabila stick with what they have except for the echo dots for kids which are ridiculously adorable in. are like you know there's like one that looks like a Tiger I. Think there's another one that looks like. Zebra. So I think they did a really good job of making them lot cuter in fetter for kids. Yeah. I noticed that that those are the the process of stuck out my eye because were so unbelievably adorable Annika see my kid like having a conversation with them that sound super. Precious. they did a lot with kids. They offered a kids profile talk about some of the kidnappings as relates to so that the family aspect of Amazon customers yeah. The kid's profile was probably the most significant one which basically. From what I understand about it if you create a kids profile then. You're echoes throughout the House will respond to your kid in kid friendlier kid appropriate fashions that something that you can already do with an echo doubt kids if you set it up that way, this way that feature could in theory follow the kid around the house. So you don't actually have to set up each device specifically for that, which is annoying for parents in case you want to. Listen to music that is in specifically or explicitly kid friendly so that that I would say it was like. One of the more significant amount announcements related to that, and I'm just curious if there were any other any extra privacy features that come with the kids mode. Just so folks don't have to be worried so for for the kids mode. They've they've done that quite a bit already where it's just much more targeted for kids So there are fewer services there are fewer skills You can't ask it a variety of different questions. So that it's much narrower, much more targeted for kids and it's been like that the whole time so. Just, basically, Alexa but much more curated version
Amazon announces new cloud gaming service called Luna
"We have breaking news. Amazon has announced a cloud gaming service called Luna. I originally put Jeff Grubb's breaking tweets in here, but I have an article from the Verge but for Jeff Grubb Amazon just announced Luna on its device event stream like video like prime video it'll have gaming channels you can subscribe to the channel to get its new games as they launched day and date. It's controller works like state controller connects to Wifi to go direct to the server. I'm not clicking over to the Verge Amazon announced his new cloud gaming service called Luna. This is Andrew Webster. As Twenty Twenty abstract looks at twenty twenty hardware event today Amazon announced a cloud gaming platform called Luna. The news isn't too surprising. The service has been rumored since last year previously code a tempo while on Amazon made go game controller leaked out just ahead of today's event. It's not clear when Luna will launch widely, but it will initially be available PC, MAC fire, TV iphone and IPAD via web. APPS and an android version planned after launch. Amazon said that interested users in the US can request early access to the service starting today there's no word on international availability. The service will be available at an introductory price of five ninety nine a month during its early access phase, which gives subscribers the ability to play games cross two devices simultaneously in four. K. Sixty frames per second revolution for select titles. Naturally, powered by AWS Amazon's. Ubiquitous. Web Platform. Amazon. Says that more than one hundred games will be available at long and I'm sorry an launch titles like or include resonable seven control Panzer Dragoon a plague a plague sailing since the surge to Ukulele Grid. ABC Zoo in brothers a tale of two sons. Amazon says Moore tablets will be added over time. The company has also partnered with Ubisoft for a specific gaming channel. Here's how Amazon describes. Players who subscribed to this channel will access to their favorite ubisoft titles in up to four K. Revolution resolution, mobile gameplay, and access to new titles when the channel launches like assassins creed, Valhalla, far-cry six and immortals. Phoenix rising the same day they release. This is the first. This is the first of multiple Luna game channels development where customers can play games from their favorite publishers John Lewis. Luna will feature twitch integration quote inside Looney experienced players will see twitch streams for games in the service and from twitch, they'll be able to instantly start playing Luna Games. Amazon says Games can be played either with a mouse and keyboard or a Bluetooth Controller. Go along with I'm sorry. Throw period to go along with this. Amazon has announced its own Alexa enabled Luna Controller, which will cost forty, nine, ninety, nine during the early access period. Here's how it works. Luna Controller is Alexa enabled in connects directly to the cloud to effortlessly troll your game featuring a multiple antenna design that prioritizes uninterrupted Wi fi for lower latency gaming.
Among Us is so popular that its developers just canceled the sequel
"Among us to has been canceled so that they can keep working on Mungo on among us. This is Jordan Ramey over at gamespot developer. Inner Sloth has decided to cancel among us to and instead focus on expanding the content offered in among us in a blog post developer wrote the decision was made in response to the recent spike in popularity for the Party survival game quote all the content we had planned for among us to will instead go into among us one or sloth writes. This is probably the more difficult choice because it means going deep into the code of the game and reworking several parts of it. We have lots of things planned and excited to bring new content to everyone is you continue to enjoy playing end quote. these content expansions, include new servers, colorblind support, a friend slash account system, and a new stage though inter sloth added that there are lots of other things planning to we just need to prioritize and organize and quote. Inner Sloth did not provide an exact ETA. Players can expect this new Condu- arrive though the developer writes that working on the servers is currently taking up taking up all development time The new French account system will also definitely take some time. Though it first released in two thousand, eighteen among us has seen tremendous rise in players twenty twenty likely do the Games increased popularity on twitch whoring to censor tower among US earned eighteen point four million mobile downloads in August only to be followed by another forty one point nine, million mobile downloads in September it shot up the as well alongside larger AAA Games back were released more recently.
Games On Xbox One External Drives Will Be Instantly Playable On Xbox Series X And S
"Microsoft's first one terabyte expandable storage drive for the xbox series x slash s will be priced at two hundred in nineteen ninety, nine best buy started taking pre orders for the accessory revealing a final price that had leaked recently. These expandable storage cards slot into the rear of both the xbox series x slash s to match the internal SSD speed and provide one terabyte of extra storage. Microsoft's expandable storage solution is proprietary and only see it has been announced as A. So, far, Microsoft. Microsoft. Tells me more suppliers and additional sizes will be available in the future but the two hundred and twenty dollars price tag is will surprise many potential next Gen xbox owners. The xbox series ships with one terabyte of SSD storage and the xbox series s just five hundred twelve gigabytes of storage Microsoft's pricing means that the two hundred, ninety, nine, xbox series x today jumps to nearly five hundred twenty dollars if you want to add the additional storage and bring it up to one point, five terabytes. That may not make the larger series x more upside that may make larger series x more appealing to those who need the storage particularly as games will start to require once the enhanced for the XBOX series x slash S. Games for the XBOX SERIES S Canby thirty percent smaller than the series x, which will certainly help storage options. Alternative to this expandable storage is simple using a USB drive to store games when you don't need to play them if they're not enhanced for xbox series Slash S, then you'll even be able to run them direct from your USB storage or you can simply copy them to use your drives is cheaper cold-storage.
Videogames will be hard to get for Christmas
"It's still early, but it's very clear that the two hottest products with the fall will be video games, Microsoft's new xbox series x console and Sony's playstation five. It's been some time since these companies have given us an update and fans can't wait these units went on preorder sold out immediately, and now consumers are going to have to wait for the second week of November to try ordering again. The other video game upgrade. The oculus quest to also went on sale also sold out but company owner facebook is taking orders, which is more than you can say for Microsoft and Sony and promising delivery of November ninth. The bottom line is I don't expect the companies to drastically improve on their limited supply. There's a pandemic the Asian factories haven't gotten back up to full speed and these things always sell out quickly. Remember last year with the first oculus quest within weeks it was out of stock and not fixed until the spring. So what to do my advice is to get up early click as many by buttons as you can on the shopping websites until you find one that will indeed except your credit card and for the kid who really really really wants for Christmas. Well, perhaps it's time to start coming up with plan B implants.
PS5: Xbox Buying Bethesda
"Xbox announced, they're buying Bethesda and DENIMEX media in general. So just to give a little background on what this story wasn't case, you somehow missed it. Microsoft proper announced, they were purchasing all of the Max media. So that is. Our Kane but does the software the studio itself Machine Games I. Believe they're called the developers of Wolfenstein. The Tango Game Works the entire portfolio of Bethesda will be a first party owned series of studios now with xbox. The already announced Sony Conflicts -clusive like death Lupin Goes Meyer will still be honored. So those will still hit he has five council exclusive but presumably, they're also coming to PC and given that Microsoft makes a lot of PC's they probably don't mind too much. And then further, from that, we don't really know what future games will be released on a we will be getting of course elder scrolls online is on all fours that still seems to me like it will be on all platforms any newly announced game stuff like star field, elder scrolls six, any of those games and beyond Microsoft has said on a case by. Case basis other Bethesda Games will come to other non Microsoft platforms. I did want to note this is sort of a weird situation because Bethesda will still be the publisher of these Games there essentially because they're being owned by Microsoft and not just under the xbox game studios portfolio, they are xbox studios, but they are also Bethesda published studios. So it's a weird. Bit of red tape there I guess to just be aware of.
The Game Awards returns December 10th
"The twenty twenty game awards will stream live from Los, Angeles London and Tokyo on December tenth airing and four K. U. HD from in studio locations with virtual fan participation. Let's see what that means in the long run across forty five global video platforms. There will be a new innovation in accelerate s accessibility award rather, and the Games game that launched last year is also coming back.
Microsoft purchases Bethesda Softworks in industry-changing acquisition
"Microsoft has announced a seven point five billion. That's billion with a B. deal to acquire Xeni Max media. The parent company of Bethesda Works and it's many studios. Those studios include Bethesda game. Studios ED software and behind some the biggest video game franchises of all time doom fallout elder scrolls and many more. This is a massive this. Tally. This could potentially make. Elder Scrolls xbox exclusive, which I think would be a very bad idea personally now. Is this really not like a conglomerate move I mean that's kind of what it seems to me is like just. John said, I, mean this kind of shuts down. Any gaming wars ever I've the pick up with. that. Franchise of Video Games. Looking at it right now. So here's some of the Games. They have. It's elder scrolls fallout Wolfenstein doom dishonored and pray pray originally was an xbox exclusive. I don't know what is the last release I have no idea dooms on. BLACKFORD is one of my favorite favorite games that you know not just A. Normal but open world style. Dishonored pretty bad, ass. So I'll be completely honest. I would be really surprised if they close platform D- Any of these games just because Microsoft's Microsoft's not stupid you may however I could see Microsoft making him first party priority basically saying xbox gets at first and then after say six months or so many periods of time. Playstation gets now the biggest question is. big into PC as well. So I'm wondering what they're going to be doing with the PC. Rights of Microsoft is still obviously very big and be they released most of their games PC per true. True. So I, don't think they would lean away from that but they don't need you because they're also looking glamour when it comes to the PC's but but as far as the console wars go I'm thinking that they might. You know I, I don't think they're gonNA make an exclusive at least. Yes. I think that might be something that's sort of a future plan down down the road but not going to outright ban half of the fucking people or more even play playstation from playing arguably the biggest game especially for. Elder Scrolls and the fallout series. aside from Bethesda, you have like maybe ea especially with the as sports and activision are are going to be your. Your other top tier triple AAA title giving studios. I mean, Microsoft essentially took a third of the of the triple AAA title fucking throughout
Microsoft To Buy Bethesda In $7.5 Billion Deal, Acquiring Fallout, The Elder Scrolls
"News this morning in video games Microsoft said it will be acquiring xanax media for seven and a half billion dollars in cash. Now, you might not know the name, any Max media I know I certainly didn't but I did know this name but says the soft works Xeni Max Media Owns Bethesda the maker of such gaming franchises as doom, the elder scrolls and fallout and the upcoming space epic star field as ars Technica says, this is an industry changing acquisition quote for context that's three times the. Price Microsoft paid for minecraft maker Mo- Jiang back in two thousand, fourteen merging of course, continued to be multi-platform developer. After it's Microsoft acquisition a decision that led to the site of Microsoft publishing a Mario themed mash up pack for Minecraft Nintendo consoles but minecraft was a relatively unique situation where the acquired game was built around cross platform compatibility among a heavily established fan base Microsoft seems less likely to extend that same multi-platform courtesy to says, does gaming properties in the long term, but nothing has been officially. Announced on that score in the near term, though Bethesda is still working on to console exclusive titles for the past five ghost wire Tokyo and death loop both those games have featured heavily in Sony's console marketing. This year ahead of expected launches in two thousand, twenty one, it is likely too late to change deal structures and platform release plans for those titles which are also coming to the P. C., which means Microsoft, could well, behind two of the PS five biggest console exclusives next year the key point. is where still Bethesda a VP OF PR and Marketing Pete Hines wrote in a blog post announcing the news we're still working on the same games we were yesterday made by the same studios we've worked for years and those games will be published by US and quote being part of Microsoft. Game Studios Makes Bethesda gaming lineup, a defacto part of xbox game pass Microsoft promised years ago that every upcoming first party game would be available on the subscription service quote on the same day they launch and
First Impressions on COD Cold War's Multiplayer Alpha
"Speaking of the future we did get a little taste of the Cold War multiplayer this weekend as they dropped with, they're calling an Alpha I always think it's cute when these AAA developers drop an open Alpha like this is an Alpha for those who don't know is supposed to be like the rawest form of your game before you really get the kinks worked out an Alpha is not hey, everyone can download this and play it. And you're good at Oh. By the way, our game is also coming out in like three weeks like that is not how call Beta one, Beta, two or something like that. Alpha's a bit generous to say like Yeah we've never tested this out until right now. Yeah. Alpha will figure this all out. But give him a minimum project the same time on that though because doing that's going to allow them to see a lot of tendencies catch a lot of bugs. Yeah. There's already a ton that we will dive into but yeah, like I think. WHATEVER THEY WANNA call it. This was a good move on trailer park this very different than how we saw infinity ward handled their game already right. We already hear about a lot of coming changes issues that we may have right now may even be gone by the time we actually play the next open Beta here in just a few weeks now disclaimer on all this. This was only on playstation. So as only on the PS four as far as I know, it might have been on Xbox to you, but it was only on console just place it just playstation. So a nugent did play it the last time I pull the only thing I play my playstation at the moment is for NHL. That is it like I have a couple of single player games. That I might hop on here and they're like Spiderman last of us but for the most part, just NHL I have not played a first person shooter with a controller since call of duty World War Two which I think was the last one not. So. That that will. disclaimer here, this is just coming from a normal perspective K.. Yet I could talk about how you know I sucked. But to be honest I didn't even talk that bad because the auto so ridiculous that it. Makes me look a little decent little decent. disclaimer there now, right off the bat though I will say this and you mentioned it as soon as we started playing when this Moose over to PC and the pros get to play this game on apiece. Refresh rates and. Just everything that. Cleaning it up. They are going to be blown away. They're going to perform so much better. I feel like we're just going to get a better game because I noticed it immediately like right when I got in God we were playing a timid join day. Twelve map initially because we wanted to try out the new ship NAP and if our modern from not whatever whatever whatever you call it. Yeah. Like I mean the ship nap the big ships. By the way what did I say did I lie when I say any game that has a battleship map on it is already a top five game. Oh, very cool map but now that has like three shifts on it that you can jump from ship to ship to ship. Diving. In the water getting vehicles, I'm not saying it's going to be competitive in east sports because it won't be from a casual standpoint run that twenty four, seven, I want to twenty four, seven ship Matt playlist are like that ship nap a lot more than the snow map. Yeah. That were for the big map that. Out on the names of these mounts but yeah, I mean I noticed it right away like the sixty hertz graphics like it. All just felt like I was playing on my old computer that I got rid of like a couple years ago. Now, you know like it just felt like I was playing on outdated equipment like I was playing things low settings compared to what I'm used to, and so that was the first thing that I thought of also is man like we're gonNA get a product. They've ever had before in call of duty lead just right away just 'cause it didn't play bad. It's just it wasn't as good as you would want it to be you know try and constantly. Yup. First thing that hopped out to me. I, think overall time to kill. It feels good. It is longer than what modern warfare was I kinda like. Me Too because it was one thing is when you played modern warfare for the first time I, remember playing the Beta or whatever they called it for modern warfare and I remember I got my first kill and laughed out. Loud. How because remember I they started with the foam us in warfare and I laughed at how fast they died. I took you back. The hundred fifty HP or whatever they're doing for. There's like. It did feel good. I didn't have an issue with it like I felt like it took. The right amount of blitz you know just felt it felt okay. The way I did was I will say this it allows what is a very underrated thing I think modern warfare was missing. It. Allows the turnaround kill. It allows for for that clutch moment to where if someone's coming up from behind, you can turn around and get them right into had that level of casual level. It will create that hype. So I liked not. Time to that was a big. That was a big piece of it like I think that. Just felt good. Overall map seemed okay a little. You know they're six we six. So it's hard to judge. But seemed I liked him I really like I thought Moscow is I think Moscow is going to be a really fun map to watch on a competitive level especially for before they have some like good wide lanes on there I I love the the lanes that we saw a lot more traditional. To call of duty than what we saw this past year with modern warfare is you can very clearly conceived distinct three lanes on most of these maps Moscow I thought was really good. I think satellite is going to be a really fun to watch. I know you didn't play too much but I thought satellite was a really good map of Miami. I have some concerns about just because of the openness of the middle of the But again, it does at least have the proper three lanes but the really spread out. So very curious to see how like Miami looks like a five eighty, five map instead of a four before to me on how it's currently laid out but. Again. I really liked him I thought the mouse were good and maybe that's just me grading attempt to light modern warfare maps. I did not like any of the modern warfare. Along. Yeah I was GONNA say it doesn't a lot to be to modern warfare Matt.
Apple says Epic is 'marketing' with Fortnite lawsuit, Epic hits back
"Epochs back an apple with a big. I told you last week about apple's assertion that fortunes for epic sport night were waning before the APP store dust stopped. According to a recent court filing by apple by July Twenty, twenty interest in fortnight had decreased by nearly seventy percent as compared to October twenty. Nineteen. This lawsuit and the front page headlines at his generated appears to be part of marketing campaign designed to reinvigorate interest in fortnight. Q. The NAH. The piece for men, gadget has epic indicating that apple was using Google search data for that seventy percent number the same piece as the gamemaker asserting that the number of daily active fortnight players actually grew thirty nine percent over the same timeframe. The Game Company had other arguments as well. According to n Gadget denied. Apple's claims that removing epics OPS help security and privacy arguing that apple hadn't referenced a single security issue with fortnight's direct payment and in game updates systems. The APP and use the endgame updates for years without objection epoch said. It. Also argued against apple stands on in-app purchases for games surprising. No one. And it refused apples assertion that EPA created the current situation maintaining that it was simply exercising at Supreme Court backed power to reject. Contractual conditions. The two sides next made in court a week from today Monday the twenty eighth of September.
Final Fantasy 16 Revealed At PS5 Showcase Event
"They started off their event. Sony did. With a pretty big reveal and that is the next main line final fantasy game final fantasy sixteen, which looks like a return to sort of more medieval ask a look. Out of the car with the boys and we're into more of a Fantasy you know real fantasy setting. What did you think Tom of what they showed for final fantasy sixteen I'm I'm never been like a huge huge final fantasy nut. I'll say that much but I'm. Definitely. Intrigued by this like it. It looks cool and fifteen was a really fun cool game and the actually the most exciting thing to me like the trailer itself was. Cool. But didn't tell me a ton right because firefighters has been and can be so many different things that I didn't get a ton of vibes off of it more than like this is neat. Right The thing that excited me most about it was hearing after hearing afterwards at nayek Nokia Yoshida was GONNA be directing the game 'cause he's goes by colloquially named known as. and. He was the director and producer of fun finished fourteen and has done such an insanely good job with that game that hearing that he's being given the reins to the main series. Next main series game is. Really really exciting. So I think that there was a there's a lot of potential here and I'm very excited to see what they do with it but also this trailer didn't immediately make me run out and pre-order necessarily if that makes sense Christian, what did you think of it? Yeah. I like the direction they're saying it's going. I find interesting. It seems. To put this, not more combat focused because they've always been a lot of combat and final fantasy games, just kind of how that combat is delivered and I'm not sure. But I kind of got the feeling that. It's maybe embracing more of that final fantasy seven remake real time and I you know there have been so many final fantasies and so many sub fantasies of final fantasies that it's hard for me to keep track of them. It's like I know what original seven was. I. Know Tactics I kind of remember. A, and then I don't know anything else after that. But I'd like that they keep evolving with implying within. I. Think Though the people they have working on this thing. One I. Hope it hits a date. And too I think it looks really interesting. It's a big it. That was the other thing that was rumored I had an last week hill gets to see but an exclusive final fantasy the big that was a big stage moment for Microsoft when they were able to walk that out, say like coming to xbox final fantasies in in Sony's pulling it back seven, and then now this one is well I. Don't know final fantasy is has the brand cachet at once did but I still think it is a another Arrow in that quiver. You fifteen of course had. Real time action combat as well. and I think that that's just what squaring does now that they've. You know there is a way to kind of finesse turn bass fish in seven remained but not really. So I don't I just that's just what they do. Now, a much to my chagrin because I'm a fan of turn based off. But you know I miss I'm with you missed the turn based too. I think what they're doing with combat stuff especially, seven remake seven remakes combat I think is phenomenal but I just missed the classic a little bit too. Yeah. I do I do I mean I'm a big fan of based stuff Anyway so fun fantasy sixteen. I thought it was A. Pretty. Cool way to start the show.
Origins is the latest update for No Man's Sky and it's coming next week
"The developer has revealed that they'll be moving the release date up one week early. Well, this might seem like a treat for gamers may actually be more strategic did that and fueled by fear. It was originally set to release on November 17th on ly two days. For the highly anticipated cyberpunk 2077. But now it's set to release on November 10th giving it a full week to
Apple vs. Epic Games shows few signs of ending as legal battle continues
"A fortnight had been involved in a legal battle with Apple for several weeks, and it looks like the battle will continue on now something interesting that has come out during this battle. And what the future of fortnight might hold. Robbie is the future for not going to be okay. Yeah, but probably, Yes. So nothing new, heavily broken in the case. So far, they haven't even technically really been into court. Yet for the battle still stand junctions in blah, blah, blah and Like lawn or stop whatever. But what's interesting is recently They just put in a new legal response that more or less kind of, you know, rehashes a bunch of this stuff right now, but one new, interesting piece that comes out of it. I just want to read this word for word off of this that comes from what epic and 40 years of planning for the future. And they say One of the factors that makes fortnight so special is its groundbreaking ability to provide a forum. For a wide variety of virtual social experiences, such as concerts, movie nights and social and political discussions, all in a single freely accessible world in the future. Epic plans to offer many more events and new future. It features in fortnight with the ultimate goal of creating the fortnight Metaverse, a robust riel time, three dimensional social medium, complete with its own economy, where people were able to create an engage in any number of shared experience the vitality of fortnight as a social space. Will increasingly depend on access for mobile users that was really epic
Xbox Series & PS5 Pricing
"So it's pricing that dropped for both the xbox series x the xbox series S, and the both playstation five consoles the digital, only one and the one with the disk drive. So all of the pricing has now dropped for next Gen consoles and and so this article was from N. Gadget they say xbox series is incredible value for next Gen gaming This one from the verge ps five will launch on November twelfth for four ninety nine. We have a few articles here all talking about William Can Let me just let me give our listeners a quick rundown. The to xbox consoles. The series S is going to sell for two ninety nine and they're higher end more powerful series x is going to sell for four nine. Okay. On the playstation side, their high end, which is going toe to toe with the series x but has a disk drive and everything is also four, ninety nine and they're discus version is three, ninety nine. So they don't have anything competitive at the to ninety nine level, but arguably I think it's the same hardware as the four, ninety nine minus the described.
Sony PS5, Xbox Series X go head to head this holiday season
"$500 PlayStation five, launched November 12 and that sets up the holiday battle with Microsoft's Xbox Siri's 10 over whose new console will be under people's tree this year. Video game. Fans have been chomping at the bit for the new consoles, and not just because of the pandemic. The roughly seven year life cycle of a video game console is ending. The previous X box Xbox one and Sony's PlayStation four were released in 2013. New consoles promised faster load times. Souped up graphics and new games.
Monster Hunter Stories 2 Announced For Nintendo Switch
"They announced two new monster Hunter Games for people who did. This. Stuff you know like I do I think it looked really cool. They are both switch games. One of them is Monster Monster Hunter Rise, which is pretty much like monster hunter world, but on the switch with. An evolution of it and new changes specifically like you can climb now. Yes. Sure. We can climb now. Monsters Roundup Ninety degrees. You have a dog mount. Now you can now bring your. Your political with you on for. People for a person hunts as well. It used to be that if it was for people in the hunt, you couldn't bring your political. Now you can. You can choose between the dog Oh. Or a you know the the cat if you also like the cats from before. looks really good some looking forward to that. It was announced for March next year if I remember correctly. And dance that a seconds. Arazi. Switch schools it. I was wondering because the the graphics I wonder if that was like an engine because actually look pretty decent I couldn't. So it's interesting. You mention that because it it was an engine and it's a different engine. So Oh, the last two games muster hunter generations. Ultimate, and so that's a switch game and Monster? Hunter world were done in the same engine. Oh But the new one is a new engine. They said at least. So cool I think it looks pretty great for you know for a switch game. and. I'm curious to see how many of the Games from world let's say bring over versus making me once you know that's always interesting to see. But I'm very happy with the new thing that you use to climb also serves to do new combos in you know. So that adds to the systems as well. So another iteration for people who love the game. And secondarily, they announced hunters stories too. So there's the other switch Game Day announced, which is a little bit more. I don't know anything about those games really, but it looks like it's More. Acute Arcadi. Saying. I think reg said it's kind of like poke among, but I haven't really looked at. Me May style to me. Okay. Stories did yes. More of like another. Thing. Stories though sales shaded and stuff. Right? So, it's stories to you know the second entry there for them. Stories do the second coming.
PS5 Pre-Orders at Walmart Are Acting a Little Strange
"Biggest news of the week, of course. Everything that's Sony. announced. Yesterday, we finally have price released eight, and then a priori sort of clumsily with live last night and cause mass hysteria nationwide. Playstation five is out November twelfth two days after xbox series. The full version is five hundred dollars. Digital version is four hundred dollars I believe we all got our preorder secured I got a disk version from Amazon. Reason being because I have to play on my special edition Blu rays. Where did everyone else? I know Sam got one from like real need. You got one from Walmart. Target best buy and game stops. Yeah. We we have to kind of outsource extra steps because we capture a lot of game play at work and stuff like that, and so we just need extra systems around. So we we usually do a little bulk order like that, but it'd get a bunch of The digital ones are really hard to get and I think the will want them to. We ran a poll today that said about a thirty percent of people still haven't got the system they wanted to order and a, and a bunch of those people said that they wanted to digital one I thought that was pretty cool but we suspect there's very few out there just. Yeah, the. Data shows us that there's about one percent as many digital editions as there are. One, present. Crazy crazy. This is only based off. We can only see like people that clicked on it and deals links and then bought one, and so there's it's possible that none of our readers in particular with the digital edition. But I, don't think that's the case because because they also they also that in like twenty minutes. So it's this mad rush to appear to the consoles them and the dust had settled. We had sold one hundred times more disk consoles, and so I think that Sony is just making like beyond few of them and this is just my speculation. But like I bet the story is going to emerge as the weeks go on digital edition is like very scarce not very common. The only thing we officially know is that they mentioned or Jim Ryan mentioned in an interview that they were producing more for launch, the PS five, and then they did for the PS four I think that was in response to there was a rumor out there that there would be fewer than there were for the PS four or that there would be production issues. So I think they were trying to just kind of. Pr Their way out of that one. But even even before that Bloomberg report this week Sony itself you know launched its mysterious own direct Priori Program said that orders we're going to be very scarce. People are assuming it's going to be hard to find, and if people are following that, that's still the. Emails about that direct purchase from Sony still like we've Kinda grand through all the retailers that could even have prayers although Justin just got a scoop that targets is put up some more preorder issues now maybe. Somehow watching the show live. Yeah the priorities are such a mess and Sony Sony said like and pre orders open tomorrow, and then Walmart said, no, no preorder is open right now. After Walmart did that then the domino's started to fall a target came online and best buy came online and best buy site. Now, twenty four hours later is still wrecked still can't go to best buy DOT COM like Some of this is some of this is Sony's fault in my opinion for not being more organized and buttoned up on Mike. Here's the date and time for preorder is like everyone just relax. But some of this, also like interest in hype for the PS five is unprecedented like I never seen a console that like as had more prelaunch hype and interest than than the PS five. So I think somebody's retailer websites in downtime and stuff would have happened. No matter what. That's usually the way things go and I'm very curious. What is it for for the xbox series xbox series asked they're going up on September twenty second I believe in the daily gave a time eight am. Did they finally reveal the time Today let's get I. Don't know I. Don't know why at the end of their show yesterday couldn't have said you know good live tomorrow at ten. Right because everybody would have north them well, maybe. Maybe that maybe Walmart so pissed off that they're selling a digital console that they are not going to be able to sell more games for the navy. Editors there. So supply constrained like they're gonNA THEY'RE GONNA sell out in a few minutes. So why like what? What's the jockeying till? I go I like. We want people to ordering from us not our archrival target. It's not like you're going to sell every single PS five you get your hands on. So why make it this big fire drill?
PlayStation 5 launches in November, starting at $399 for PS5 Digital Edition and $499 for PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-Ray Disc Drive
"Playstation five is out November twelfth two days after xbox series. The full version is five hundred dollars. Digital version is four hundred dollars I believe we all got our preorder secured I got a disk version from Amazon. Reason being because I have to play on my special edition Blu rays. Where did everyone else? I know Sam got one from like real need. You got one from Walmart. Target best buy and game stops. Yeah. We we have to kind of outsource extra steps because we capture a lot of game play at work and stuff like that, and so we just need extra systems around. So we we usually do a little bulk order like that, but it'd get a bunch of The digital ones are really hard to get and I think the will want them to. We ran a poll today that said about a thirty percent of people still haven't got the system they wanted to order and a, and a bunch of those people said that they wanted to digital one I thought that was pretty cool but we suspect there's very few out there just. Yeah, the. Data shows us that there's about one percent as many digital editions as there are. One, present. Crazy crazy. This is only based off. We can only see like people that clicked on it and deals links and then bought one, and so there's it's possible that none of our readers in particular with the digital edition. But I, don't think that's the case because because they also they also that in like twenty minutes. So it's this mad rush to appear to the consoles them and the dust had settled. We had sold one hundred times more disk consoles, and so I think that Sony is just making like beyond few of them and this is just my speculation. But like I bet the story is going to emerge as the weeks go on digital edition is like very scarce not very common. The only thing we officially know is that they mentioned or Jim Ryan mentioned in an interview that they were producing more for launch, the PS five, and then they did for the PS four I think that was in response to there was a rumor out there that there would be fewer than there were for the PS four or that there would be production issues. So I think they were trying to just kind of. Pr Their way out of that
Here's what time Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S preorders start
"Last week obviously, our top story was the xbox one s stuff and also the pricing on Xbox, one s and ex that stuff leaked as it turns out, we now know a week earlier Microsoft intended of so it wasn't gonNA come out that week it was gonna come out actually this week so that all would have happened yesterday I guess. in in the wake of that, the walking katter buddy there who is back on twitter leaks, the launch video in multiple parts that they would have used if they were able to launch the way they had wanted to, and it's just Phil Spencer sitting in a chair talking to someone else they'd do some game demos and stuff and. you know the videos about the console and everything, but it's kind of if you're into this stuff, it's kind of cool just go check that out.
Apple accuses Epic of ‘starting a fire and pouring gasoline on it’ in new Fortnite filing
"In a new filing related to apple's legal tussle with epic games, Apple has lashed out at epic saying quote epic started a fire and poured gasoline on it. They also argued the game developers injuries are entirely self-inflicted quoting the verge in the thirty-seven page opposition brief apple writes that epic could solve the problem itself quote in an instant by simply adhering to the contractual terms that have profitably governed its relationship with apple for years. Later, the company ADS EPIC could've avoided any further harm involving both fortnight and unreal engine with simply a keystroke it says that by refusing to do so epic is holding its own customers hostage to gain leverage in a business dispute end quote. This is not a new argument from apple ever since it kicked fortnight off the APP store in August the iphone maker has been clear. It would be happy to return to the status quo but these filings do offer more detail on the legal arguments. Apple will be drawing on in its response to epochs demand for a preliminary injunction and the restoration of fortnight to IOS users a full court hearing to decide that matter is scheduled for September twenty eighth and quote.