Ghost of Tsushima, Last of Us heading to TV, more

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How’s it going everybody, Adrian Simple here from thegamingobserver.com and welcome back to episode #600 of the daily gaming updates, Friday, March 6th.

Ghost of Tsushima releasing June 26th

Ghost of Tsushima has been a given a release date of June 26th of this year. This is the newest game from Suckerpunch studios, who developers the Infamous games, and has received quite a bit of hype. It had the most air time of anyone at the most recent Game Awards, and people seem to enjoy the setting of feudal Japan from the late 13th century. It’s going to be a Playstation 4 exclusive, so a high-profile release before the PS5 comes out, and there are many different editions you can preorder. The biggest one is the collector’s edition, which has a bunch of pretty cool stuff in there, they’ve got a cloth map, a steelbook, and art book, a replica mask, among others. I’m looking forward to seeing if people enjoy this one, it looks like the devs are pretty passionate about it.

The Last of Us being adapted for TV on HBO

The Last of Us is getting a TV adapation for HBO. It’s going to be worked on by Craig Mazin, who was the creator of the very very good series Chernobyl, I do reccomend watching that one. He’ll be working alongside the creative director and writer of the game, Neil Druckmann. So they’ve got a rocking team behind it, with a story that is very well regarded. Interestingly enough Craig Mazin seems to be a video game fan, as he is also working on the Borderlands movie that is produced. Either way, I’m looking forward to this one.

Valve Index back in stock on Monday

The Valve Index is going to be back in stock on Monday, March 9th, if you were looking to buy one. They’ve been out of stock for a while now thanks to the coronavirus impacting the various factories that they are produced in, so here’s another chance. They did add however that they expect to sell out on Monday, so if you actually are planning on getting one, find the time it goes live and try and nab it early.

APA reaffirms statement of violence and video games not being linked

The American Psychological Association has reiterated its stance on violence and videogames. They have said that attributing violent beahviour to video games is “not scientifically sound, and draws attention away from other factors, such as a history of violence.” They added that their words should “not be misinterpreted or misused by attributing violence, such as mass shootings, to violent video game use.” I guess this is in response to the fact that they covered this before in 2015 and people were taking their words out of context, so now they’ve made a definitive statement.

Roller Champions heading to consoles and mobile

Ubisoft’s Roller Champions, the roller derby sports game, has just been confirmed for a console and mobile release. Previously it was only announced for PC. On top of that, we’ve got a closed alpha coming on PC on March 11th, so you can throw your name into that hat if you’re interested. So far critics have been enjoying the previews, which is always good to hear. When it comes out later this year, it’ll free to play, so you can look forward to that.

Alright, thank you very much for joining me here today, and thank you to The Skrillanator for leaving me 5-star reviews on Amazon. I will be back tomorrow with the news, as I am every Monday through Friday, and until then, Happy Gaming everyone.