Weekly News Roundup: Week 46

Skyrim on the Switch!

Skyrim for the Nintendo Switch has finally hit shelves!

Admittedly, if you haven’t played the game yet, you’ve missed out on one of the best games of a generation. But fortunately, Nintendo has decided that the time to shout at Dragons and Pickpocket Lucan has come again, and the game has come out for the most popular handheld gaming system in the world.

Sure, the game’s six yeas old, but now you can play it wherever you want! In bed, on the couch, on the toilet, in the car, on the subway, Skyrim…everywhere.

Pick it up and play it already, what are you waiting for?

Battlefront 2 and microtransactions

In an interesting turn of events, EA has decided to strip anything related to anything about microtransactions in the new Star Wars Battlefront 2 game that came out late last week. A blog post was released explaining how after they received all the backlash from the community regarding the loot crate system that was to be in the game. They were worried about this becoming a pay to win model that would ruin the in-game experience.

EA and DICE did try to silence the cries of blasphemy by lowering the price of the crates, but eventually, they came to the conclusion that the problem would go away if the problem went away. I know, genius, right? Anyways, there are going to be a number that is less than or equal to zero microtransactions forever going forward with Battlefront 2, and EA is going to have to reevaluate their price model.

Counter-Strike gets a new matchmaking system

The ever-popular tactical fps, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, has received a new matchmaking system that will transcend the game itself.

This new matchmaking system is called ‘Trust Factor’, and it takes information from other games in your Steam library, taking information like how long you play and a variety of other factors into the matchmaking system in CS: GO. Considering this is Valve we’re talking about, it was only a matter of time before they blurred the lines between their games and their software.

The system is currently active for all players, but if you really want to, you can opt out and go back to the previous matchmaking system, Prime, for a short while.

Upcoming Destiny 2 Expansion: Curse of Osiris

Last week there was a livestream held by Bungie which showcased a whole hell of a lot of information regarding the upcoming first expansion for Destiny 2: Curse of Osiris.

The expansion is going to add a few levels to the power and experience caps, bringing them from 300 to 330 and from 20 to 25. But that’s not the part that’s interesting. No, what’s the icing on the cake is the new location that’s going to open up for us finally,¬†Mercury.

Yes, Mercury and its lighthouse are going to come back into the game, giving you a whole new set of missions, lost sectors, adventures, and mysteries to hunt down in the lighthouse and down on the ground. All of it including but is not limited to: The Infinite Forest, the place no one can really know. A place where each time you enter is different from the time you leave, you are never truly familiar with your environment.

Anyways, it’s gonna be cool, or it’s gonna suck. You never really know with Bungie these days, especially since the launch of Destiny 2 itself wasn’t anything too spectacular.


That’s all the major gaming news for the week.

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