“Nintendo Playstation” sale, Amnesia: Rebirth announced, more

Daily Gaming Update

TGO After-Show



How’s it going everybody, Adrian Simple here from thegamingobserver.com and welcome back to your daily gaming news for Monday, March 9th. I’m very happy to be back here with the news, so let’s give it a look.

It was May 28th of 1991 that Sony revealed a brand new game system they were working on in partnership with Nintendo. At the time, it was called the Nintendo PlayStation. Only one day after announcing it to the public, Nintendo pulled out of the deal. Sony executives were furious, and decided to go on without them anyway, with it eventually becoming the console that you know today. But whatever happened to the 200 prototypes of the Nintendo Playstation that were created? Well, most of them have apparently been scrapped, but there is one that survived, and it was discovered in 2015. This weekend, that prototype sold for $300,000, making it the most expensive item of video game memorabilia ever sold. The purchaser is a collector, and hopes to eventually open a permanent museum that will showcase it all. I think it’s so cool that stuff like this exists, and that they have so much value. Anyway, I just wanted to share that because it’s pretty neat.

Frictional Games have just announced the newest game in their famous horror franchise, Amnesia Rebirth. This is going to be a sequel that builds on Amnesia: The Dark Descent, which was released like 10 years ago now, and its arriving on PC and PS4 some time this fall. The last game that came from this team was the horror game SOMA, which a lot of people really really loved. So if they are riding the wave off of that, I’m sure you’re going to be in for a treat on this one.

Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX has now released, and shot up to the top of the UK physical charts. Last week it beat out Modern Warfare for the #2 spot, and joins 3 other Nintendo Switch exclusives in the top 10. It is performing 37.6% better than the previous Mystery Dungeon title for the 3DS, which released in 2016. Besides Pokemon, Two Point Hospital dropped from #2 to #6, as sales have fallen from its debut week. We’ve got some big game releases coming up, so we can look forward to the charts getting a little pick-me-up soon.

Warframe has turned seven years old, and will be celebrating in-game with some free cosmetics. Their first major update of 2020 is also now live on PC, which have made a number of QOL improvements, some of which rework the game in significant ways. On top of that, they’ve now lowered the barrier to entry for the newest Empyrean update.Very cool to see this game still going strong, I know they have a passionate community over there.

Ghost Recon Breakpoint will be releasing its new “immersive” mode on March 24th. This was originally coming earlier but it got delayed, and it was first announced only weeks after the game came out, in response to the negative reception. Ubisoft says the new mode will “remove gear level and tiered loot entirely, and offers a bunch of new tactical options.” If you want a mix of the two game modes, then you customize that experience however you want. We’ll see if this improves the game at all for the people who didn’t like it, I’m curious to know.

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