FIFA 20 tops the charts, Switch Lite drift issues, more

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How’s it going everybody, Adrian Simple here from thegamingobserver.com, for Tuesday October 1st. It’s a new month, which means all new video games to play, let’s talk about them.

FIFA 20 tops physical charts

FIFA 20 released last week, and despite the social media storm that I talked about yesterday, it’s still the biggest release of the year so far. Many of the sales on Xbox were boosted by a bundle with the All-Digital Xbox One S, which also included Minecraft, Sea of Thieves and Forza Horizon 3. This put the latter 3 games into the top 10 charts, despite being dramatically lower the week prior. That really tells you how powerful franchises like FIFA are, and how it can impact things like console sales. The other debut games to hit the charts were Dragon Quest XI S on the Switch at #1, Code Vein at 13, and The Surge 2 at #35. Link’s Awakening took #2, beating out Borderlands 3 at #3. Now, here’s an interesting statistic which shows just how much people have converted to digital games. In the 7 days ending September 28th, the number of boxes games in the UK was around 815,000 units. Two years ago, FIFA 18 sold more than that alone.

Nintendo Switch Lite added to their lawsuit for joycon drift

Back in July, there was a class action lawsuit filed against Nintendo for the mass reported drifting issues in Switch joy-cons. Well, the new Switch Lite released last week, and already it has been added to the lawsuit. This time around, problems are appearing on the Lite within a matter of days, instead of months like the original console. Folks, be careful with your devices, and keep in mind that if you ever get drifting issues, you can send it off to Nintendo for repairs no questions asked and free of charge.

Gearbox, Pitchford, and Valve sued for music copyright

Speaking of lawsuits, it looks like G earbox is now a subject of one themselves, though this one isn’t class action. Bobby Prince was the composer of the soundtracks behind Doom, Wolfenstein 3D, and Duke Nukem 3D. Well, Duke Nukem was re-released in 2016 as Duke Nukem 3D 20th Anniversary Tour, and they used music from Prince that they did not have the rights to. He alleges that he was never compensated, and they never took the music off the game. He’s also suing CEO Randy Pitchford who is apparently the main reason for this issue, as well as Valve for ignoring a takedown notice.

Dauntless exits Early Access

Dauntless came out of Early Access last Thursday, and I recommend you give it a try. It’s a free to play game that takes a lot of inspiration from Monster Hunter. It’s fully cross-platform and great fun to play with friends, especially if you’re looking for a game where it’s easy to have a conversation while you play. Their 1.0 update added a ton of content into the game as well, so if you’re an experienced player you should take a look at what they have to offer there. I’ve been meaning to go back and play that for the longest time and I’m never getting around to it. They have an incredibly in-depth achievement system that I was looking forward to tackling. Anyway, available on all platforms, and Epic exclusive on PC. Give it a look.

That’s all the news for now. Today I would like to thank you, the listener. Every single day you allow me to be a part of your life and I can’t thank you enough for allow me that opportunity. I’ll be back tomorrow as always and until then…Happy Gaming everyone!

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