Hello, and welcome to today’s video games round-up where we settle down at roughly 9PM GMT and link out to the shifts in the industry that we’ve covered, and those that we haven’t.
As the dust starts to settle around us following the quaking and wobbling we’ve withstood from this year’s fantastic CES 2016 it’s time for games news to take the limelight, gawping twinkly-eyed as tech and hardware retreats from the stage – at least until Thursday’s Nintendo presentations.
So, without further ado. Welcome to the first B3 Video Games News Round-up (Catchy name huh?).
Video Games News, From B3’s Mouth,
Video Review – Bridge Constructor Stunts
News – History Made As 14 Million Users Are Simultaneously On Steam
News – Rock Band’s 10th Anniversary Brings Classics, VR Version Also On The Way
News – Terry Crews Voicing Doomfist In Overwatch? It Sounds Like He Is
News – VR Tie In Coming For Alien: Covenant
News – WildStar’s “Power of the Primal Matrix” Updated Detailed; Dated
News – See What Games Are Coming To Xbox Next Week
News – Nintendo Streaming Treehouse Live With Nintendo Switch On 13th January, Following Previous Day’s Presentation
News – Toby: The Secret Mine Xbox One Release Date Announced
News – “Exciting Enhancements” On Route For Xbox Live This Year
And, here’s what we didn’t get the chance to cover, from the source.
- Bandai Namco confirmed Jan 27th (Steam) Jan 24th (PS4) Release Date for Tales of Berseria, also detailed DRM.
- Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan made public that two of the companies prototypes were stolen at CES.
- The Next Penelope developer confirmed Wii U version cancelled in favour of Switch (Twitter) (Pastebin)
- As reported by PC Gamer, The Super Meat Boy speedrun record has been bested by two seconds.
- Outlast 2, by Red Barrels, has been confirmed to be receiving a DRM free version via GOG.
- While not NEW-NEW, a gameplay video was spotted on Ubisoft Latino America’s Youtube Channel which showed an aerial infiltration and hostage extraction operation in upcoming Ghost Recon Wildlands
- Milkmaid of the Milky Way, which we’ve covered recently, (Tag here), has launched on Steam today.
- As shared by DSOGaming, Simrace -a Polish forum- discovered some Project Cars 2 Screenshots, reportedly leaked.
- Temple of Elemental Evil, the tricky Troika CRPG from the early noughties, has been modded into the Icewind Dale engine, blimey.
- Tomsguide are reporting that the newly announced Disney TV Box will not just stream channels and play games, but also be able to play games.
- VG247 did a great round-up of the various content coming in Mass Effect Andromeda’s different versions.
- Knee Deep, the point ‘n’ click adventure title, has been announced for a 31st Jan (Xbox One), and 3rd Feb (PS4) launch onto consoles. Xbox players can pre-order from today. (Press Release)
- A Mega Bloks Halo title was prototyped back in 2013, (Video, Youtube). Bonnie Ross took to Halo Waypoint to explain the title was a prototype that never got off the ground. This was concisely covered on Kotaku
- A physical version of Oxenfree will be available on the PS4 from Limited Run Games. (Press Release)
- Guardians of Arcadia, a 90’s inspired JRPG, was announced and received it’s first trailer (Press Release)
- Hive Jump developers, Graphite Lab, have confirmed that the game will be reaching version 1.0, for full release from early access, on January 18th, the title will be available on Windows, Mac & Linux over on Steam.
- Crusader Kings II: Monks & Mystics received a new Dev Diary, this time focusing on showing off some of the expansion’s societies, and some of the events they will bring.
- The Finalists for the IGF (Indie Game Festival) 2017 awards have been announced. (Gamasutra)
- A Linux version of Civ VI has been confirmed by Aspyr Media
- 1.5 million records were leaked from ESEA hacking following -alledged- failed extortion attempt. The full skinny is best summed up over on CSOOnline, who have compiled a sturdy report.
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