Game Releases

Notable game releases this week include:

16th October

  • LEGO DC Super-Villains (PC, Switch, Xbox One, PS4)
  • NBA 2K Playgrounds 2 (PC, Switch, Xbox One, PS4)
  • Starlink: Battle for Atlas (Switch, Xbox One PS4)

18th October

  • Reigns: Game of Thrones (PC, iOS)

19th October

  • Dark Souls: Remastered (Switch)
  • Dark Souls Trilogy (Xbox One, PS4)
  • Soulcalibur VI (PC, Xbox One, PS4)

Release Date Announcements

November

  • Steel Rats (7th Nov: PC, Xbox One, PS4) [link]

Upcoming Games

Amanita Design’s next game is a sidescrolling platformer called Creaks [link]

Red Dead Redemption 2 is 60 hours long even though Rockstar has cut 5 hours of “superfluous” content [link]

The engine behind Paradox Development Studio’s future games (an interview with our own John Wordsworth) [link]

Re-Releases

Guacamelee and it’s sequel are headed to Switch (the first is available now, the second next year) [link]

Borderlands 2 is getting full-scale PSVR port in December [link]

Stardew Valley is coming to iOS next week with preorders now live on the App Store [link]

DLC and Updates

Planet Coaster is getting a “World’s Fair” expansion this week that will let you build your own Epcot [link]

Civilization VI expansion “Rise and Fall” confirmed for iOS release [link]

The Sims 4 is getting a “Get Famous” expansion pack [link]

Two DLC packs have been announced for Darksiders 3 [link]

Crusader Kings 2 will get “Holy Fury” DLC on November 13th [link]

Leaks & Rumours

Microsoft is close to buying Obsidian [link]

EU funding document details 30 new indie games including Trine 4 [link]

Software

Nintendo surprises Switch Online subscribers with stealth release of a “souped-up” The Legend of Zelda (I love that people are calling the NES stuff on Switch “NESflix”) [link]

October 2018 Xbox update has rolled out to all users including new look avatars [link]

Nvidia’s latest drivers bring support for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, Soulcalibur VI, and GRIP [link]

AMD’s latest driver aim to boost performance in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 [link]

Steam Link now allows streaming to multiple devices for local multiplayer [link]

Developers

Magic Leap announces grant program for indie developers [link]

Business

Microsoft announces global game streaming service, Project xCloud, with beta next year [link]

Cyberpunk 2077 enlists help of studio which built Dying Light PvP [link]

Minecraft for Apple TV discontinued due to lack of players [link]

Sony will let you change your PSN id in early 2019 [link]

Cool Shit

Red Dead Redemption 2’s NPCs will describe routes and areas to you if you disable the mini-map [link]

Reigns: Game of Thrones features iPhone X face tracking to make suspicious characters look away from you [link]

The Resident Evil 2 remake deluxe edition includes an outfit to make you look like Elza Walker, the protagonist of the scrapped Resident Evil 1.5 [link]

Ninja Theory announces Hellblade-inspired scholarship to fund mental health training [link]

What You Missed On Shy Guys

Streams

You can follow us on Twitch as Orendil and The_Plainswalker. We play various games on our individual streams but also do some Rocket League and co-op streaming together every week.

Dead Cells

  • Let’s Do This (Twitch Integration Enabled) [link]

Pathfinder: Kingmaker

  • Evil Playthrough with WebCam Portrait Mod [link]

Rocket League

  • Playing Duos with The_Plainswalker [link]

And Finally…

Twitter bans Elite Dangerous player for writing a poem about killing thargoids [link]

PS4 users warned to set messages to private after receiving message that bricks their console [link]

Uber Eats delivered free copy of COD: Black Ops 4 if you ordered cod and chips (geddit?) [link]


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