Pokemon Masters, Project Resistance, Dreamcast 20th anniversary, more



How’s it going everybody, Adrian Simple here from The Gaming Observer, for Tuesday September 10th. thegamingobserver.com for links and transcript. If you could head over to Twitter to vote on my poll, but for now, we have some video games to talk about.

Pokemon Masters has a great first week

Pokemon Masters is a free to play mobile game that focuses on Pokemon battles, and it turns out that it did extremely well in its first week. So good in fact that the only mobile Nintendo game that did better was Pokemon Go. It generated around $26 million in revenue, which is astromically higher than any of the other titles in their first weeks. 62% of that revenue comes from Japan. Interestingly the week of its release was also the same week that Pokemon Go had its highest earning month since it released 3 years ago, so Pokemon on phones is booming right now. Maybe consider taking a look if you haven’t. Thanks to Sensor Tower for the data.

Project Resistance trailer released

Two weeks ago Capcom had announced a new Resident Evil game called Project Resistance. Well they just released the cinematic trailer and it gave some more insight into what the game is. It’ll be a “team-based survival horror experience”, and its set to release on Xbox, Playstation, and PC. First gameplay will be revealed at the Tokyo Game Show, which is just in a few days, so if you’re a Resident Evil fan make sure you keep your ears open.

Borderlands 3 has something weird going on with reviews

There’s something really strange going on with the state of Borderlands 3 reviews. Basically, only some websites were given the ability to play the game early, and some major publications were excluded. Most European outlets didn’t receive any early access, as well as sites like Kotaku. 2K said that its for security reasons. Even stranger is that the few that did get early access didn’t just receive a game code like they usually do. Instead they were given special Epic accounts that had the game unlocked with a work-in-progress build of the game. This led to some reviewers getting absolutely horrible technical issues in their playthrough. So if you notice something is off through the week, this would be why. The game releases this Friday, so we’ll see if anything comes of this.

The Dreamcast is 20 years old

Hey not to make any of you feel old or anything, but the Sega Dreamcast celebrated its 20th anniversary yesterday. The 9/9/99 release date was a big deal, and the console set retail records. Of course it would go on to live a solid two years of life until it faded into the sunset. Fun fact, I was just over a year old when it came out for the first time. You’re welcome.

The Shenmue III refund deadline is coming soon

When Shenmue 3 announced that it was to become an Epic Store exclusive, the internet was upset, to say the least. They kickstarted that game advertising a Steam key, so the store switch complicated things. They’ve offered multiple options to their backers of what they’d like to do, including a refund. So if you are one of those people, who have two weeks in mid-September to make your decision.

Just a heads up that I have been given a work opportunity that is going to take me away until next Monday. If any of you have been listening for more than a year you might remember I’ve done this before. Tomorrow Katosepe will fill in to provide the news, and then I have a series of pre-recorded episodes every day until I come back. I figured something was better than nothing. I will miss you all, so please send me messages while I’m working it would definitely lift my spirits. I’ll be back soon, and in the meantime…Happy Gaming everyone.