Alright, let’s get this party started.
There were some really cool things that happened this week, so let’s get right down to giving you the run down:
1.Assassin’s Creed: Origins
That’s right, the critically acclaimed time-traveling-global-assassin series is back from its year-long break, and ready to bring you another in a long line of what really is the same game across different time periods.
No, but really, Origins looks like it could be a pretty good game, and ancient Egypt sounds exciting enough to hook me in. I imagine that Ubisoft spent a lot of time and resources on this since Syndicate, and hopefully they’re going to be ready when the time comes to launch the game. Would I bet heavily though? I don’t know. It’s Ubisoft, so a multitude of things could happen.
I did an article on it, check it out here
2. The Need for Speed is back again
Yup, we’re getting another Need for Speed title, and hopefully, this one will go better than the last one did.
Since EA tried to reboot the series a couple years ago, people have not been reacting kindly to the effort. A lot of people have some big complaints, the bigger one being the ‘always online’ stigma that came about because people were getting tired of not being able to pause, and the AI which basically just follows you.
But this next game will supposedly fix that and add even more fun stuff to create a redeeming game that will put the rebooted NFS right back on track. More customization, more cars, free range of a canyon, and they’re even adding in a single player option, so you can pause to your heart’s content.
I did an article on this one too, check it out over here
3. Super Mario Odyssey at E3
This week Nintendo revealed their plans for E3, and that included having a playable version of Super Mario Odyssey available to the public.
This is the first we’ve heard of the game since the Switch teaser back a few months ago. But I guess that’s how you create hype, just make sure no one knows what the hell you’re doing.
But I’m sure Mario Odyssey is going to be f*****g great, I have no doubt of Nintendo’s abilities. If you’re lucky enough to be going to E3 this year, I bet you’re in for a treat with this.
Believe it or not, this was another article.
4. Quake Champions Beta
On May 12, a “large scale beta” opened up for the upcoming Quake Champions.
The beta is open to the public and will run until May 21, as opposed to previously where the beta only ran on weekends this one will be online 24/7 so anyone can jump in at any time and enjoy some Quake.
If you signed up for the beta, you should have received an invite, so get up on in there and wreck some s**t!
5. Overwatch E-sports
Blizzard said a few months ago that they were planning to launch an Overwatch League this year, and with the step they just took today it looks like that plan is right on track.
Blizzard announced today that they have created a division within the Overwatch team fully dedicated to e-sports that will manage the operation, sales, and distribution within. MLG is also getting into this, as Blizzard is integrating this into their system. It will still be the same brand, but now the network will be broadcasting both Blizzard and Activision content as well as other “premium gaming programming”.
So that’s the news for this week. Be sure to tune in next week for a summary, and you can also check out articles daily on these topics and more.
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