Pokemon GO has best year ever, Doom 1/2 re-release gets update, more

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How’s it going everybody, Adrian Simple here from thegamingobserver.com and welcome to your daily gaming update for Saturday, January 11th. Now normally on Saturdays we do a listener interaction day but I had a ton of news yesterday that I couldn’t get to, so today will be another news day. It’ll be just a smidgen outdated because I have to record this episode in advance, but otherwise, we’re good to go.

Pokemon GO has best year ever

Pokemon GO has had their best year ever in terms of revenue, taking in $894 million for 2019 according to sensortower.com, shoutout to them and their blog team. This is a 10% increase year over year, and a 7% increase from their best year ever which was 2016. This makes it far and away the highest earning location-based mobile game, beating out games like Dragon Quest Walk and Harry Potter: Wizards Unite by a significant factor. To date, the game has racked up more than $3.1 billion dollars in player spending

Stories Untold heading to Nintendo Switch

Stories Untold is a game developed by No Code, and it will officially be heading to the Nintendo Switch on January 16th. This initially launched on PC in 2017, and is a horror game that has an 80s aesthetic kinda like Stranger Things. It looks like most of the game is spent playing on an in-game text adventure, and so for the Switch instead of asking you to type all your inputs, they provide you with a list of options to choose from. Anyway, it’s critically acclaimed, check it out if you’d like on January 16th.

Doom 1 and 2 re-releases get QoL updates

The Doom 1 and 2 re-releases are getting signficant updates, with 60fps support and QoL improvements, on all consoles, PC, and iOS. Some of that quality of life includes a new weapon carousel and quick select, quick save, and aspect ratio options. They’ve also got some community add-on support, which lets you download some customized modded content , including John Romero’s recent add-on, SIGIL. So if you had some problems with the re-release when it first came out, it seems like things have been tightened up since then.

Jim Ryan comments further on the PS5

The CEO of Sony’s gaming division had a recent interview talking about the PS5 and some of the unique appeals of the console. He said that every console release has better processing and graphics, so they need to have some extra qualities on top of those as well. For example, he says that having basically no load times is a major change for them. But the key thing that has been hitting all of the headlines is he says here “But you know, there are still more unique elements for PlayStation 5 to come that seperate it from previous consoles. The bigger differences have yet to be announced.” So we’ll see if they have any more news coming up, though that may just be some marketing talk. Nonetheless, it’s always exciting to have a new console generation come around.

Alright, that’s all for today, I wanted to keep the weekend show a little shorter. Thank you very much for tuning in, and I’ll be back tomorrow probably talking about the games that I’m playing. Until then, happy gaming everyone.