Blizzcon, Death Stranding, Ubisoft next-gen, more

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How’s it going everybody, Adrian Simple here from thegamingobserver.com, for Monday, November 4th. We’ve got a continuation from yesterday, lots of numbers to go over, let’s give it a look.

Full breakdown of Blizzcon

Of course we just finished up with Blizzcon, so Diablo IV, Overwatch 2, Hearthstone Battlegrounds all announced. I did a full show on everything they announced yesterday, so if you want the 3 minute version, and didn’t hear it, it’s available on Youtube and podcasts. Alternatively, Katosepe and I did a 45 minute podcast talking all about the news, what happened, and what it means, if you’ve got some time I’d really appreciate if you could go give that a listen, we really enjoyed making it.

Death Stranding review embargo lifts

The review embargo for Death Stranding opened on Friday, and I think the reception has been as expected, which is to say not blow away, but really good, with a few people who hated it. Kind of like the last Kojima game, Metal Gear Solid V. It looks like most of the trusted reviews found the core gameplay loop somwhat tedious after a while. Lots of praise of the atmosphere and the cast especially. But as I’m reading all of these reviews, I still don’t really know what this game even is. As Heather Alexandra from Kotaku puts it “There is no elevator pitch for Death Stranding.” She also quotes a colleague of hers “Games build excitement out of parts a filmmaker would edit.” That is to say, there’s a lot of grind and repitition, but ultimately it seems like the grind is worth it. Like I said its impossible for me to understand this game, much less communicate it, so perhaps give it a stab yourself.

All the delayed Ubisoft games will be available on next-gen

If you recall, Ubisoft just recently delayed a bunch of games, Watch Dogs Legion, Gods and Monsters, and Rainbow Six Quarantine. Well just so you know, those games will be cross-platform releases on the new generation consoles as well. So if you were picking up a PS5 or Scarlett, those games will be available.

Humble Monthly turns to Humble Choice soon. Get in there!

The Humble Monthly bundle has some new Early Unlocks, with Yakuza Kiwami, Soulcaliber VI, and My Time at Portia. All critically acclaimed games for $12, a very good deal, but I’m bringing this up because this is likely your last chance before the system converts to the newly named Humble Choice. As a quick refresher, there’s gonna two tiers, a $15 and a $20 tier, where you choose either 3 or 9 out 10 games to claim. However, if you are a Monthly subscriber now, you keep the $12 tier and get all 10 games, as long as you maintain the subscription. It was supposed to go into effect by the end of 2019, it’s coming soon.

Rumour: Nintendo bringing 3DS games to the Switch?

There is a rumour going around right now that Nintendo is looking to bring some 3DS games to the Switch. Now I’ll say again this is a rumour, but apparently there were a bunch of 3DS games that got cancelled, including a new Fire Emblem. With the new focus on portability and the Switch Lite, this actually a good idea, though I would guess it would mean a likely death of the DS series.

That’s the news for today. A big thanks to Joshua for leaving me a 5-star review on Amazon, that means a lot to me. I will be back tomorrow, as I am every day, and until then…Happy Gaming everyone.