Nintendo shareholder Q&A notes, Total War adds mods, more

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How’s it going everybody, Adrian Simple here from The Gaming Observer, and this is your Daily Gaming Update for July 6 th, 2019. thegamingobserver.com for links and a transcript.

Notes from Nintendo annual shareholder Q&A

Nintendo held their 79th annual shareholder meeting with a Q&A. They answered some questions about new trends like VR and cloud computing, saying that it may look like they are falling behind, but that’s because they only reveal projects when they are completed. They are still experimenting with them, apparently. They said that Pokemon Sleep is not a part of their QoL initiatives, so it turns out that it might be more game-like than originally anticipated. They said that while they innovate the current industry standard of the d-pad with buttons on a controller, they are constantly trying to innovate on new ways to play games. They announced that 10 million accounts are currently registered to Switch Online. Funnily enough the last question was from a shareholder who wanted the meeting to change to a Sunday, and to be given amusement park tickets as a gift. A strange way to end, but considering most of the news to come from the meeting, it was probably the most exciting thing to happen.

Total War: Three Kingdoms adds mod support

Total War: Three Kingdoms officially launched mod support this week, This will let modders create new units, maps, visuals, and tweak balance. The game has around 50% of the people playing the game as it did last month according to steamcharts, so perhaps adding mods will increase playership.

PES 2019 devs say it was Sony who pulled their game from PS+ giveaways

Early this month, PlayStation was giving away two games for their PlayStation Plus subscription service, Horizon Chase Turbo, and Pro Evolution Soccer 2019. Well, at the last minute, they pulled out PES 2019, and put in Detroit: Become Human. Nobody was quite sure why, but the PES developers have said that the decision was made by Sony. EuroGamer speculates they ran into legal hiccups, perhaps because Sony has signed a marketing deal with PES rival FIFA,

Yesterday I accidentally called Frederik Wester the CEO of Paradox. This is incorrect, he’s the former CEO. The current one is Ebba Ljungerud, my apologies for the mistake and the pronounciation there. Also, a big shoutout to Eric and everyone else over at Team17. They’re involved with some great games like the Worms series and Overcooked , which is currently free on the Epic Games Store.

That’s all the news for today. A big thanks to Rafal, Anthony, Meg and her husband, all for leaving me 5-star reviews on Amazon. My name is Adrian Simple, see you tomorrow, and Happy Gaming everyone!

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