UK charts, Twitch sued, game updates, free games, more

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How’s it going everybody, Adrian Simple here from thegamingobserver.com and welcome to your daily gaming update for Tuesday, December 17th. It’s the show where we talk about video games, so let’s do exactly that.

UK physical charts, CoD takes #1

Ok we’re going be kind of all over the place today, but let’s start with the ol’ reliable UK physical sales charts. It is the week before Christmas, and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has taken the #1 spot, which replaces FIFA 20 which dropped to third. Apparently COD was only 3000 units in front of the #2 spot however, which belongs to Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. In the top 10 we also see Just Dance 2020 take the #7 spot, Tekken 7 at 9 and Project Cars 2 at 10 and a lot of Nintendo everywhere else. Tekken and Project Cars are there because of a new Xbox One bundle. And speaking of Nintendo, they had a total of nine Mario-branded games in the top 40, which includes Mario Kart, Luigi’s Mansion 3, and the Olympic Games, among others.

Twitch getting sued for $3 billion

The popular livestreaming website Twitch is going to be facing a new $3 billion lawsuit because of some livestreams that feature the English Premier League, which is football. They’re being sued by a Russian company called Rambler Group who own exclusive broadcasting rights to the League. And not only do they want Twitch’s money, they also want it banned in Russia, which according to the BBC is their #3 market in the world. I’m not a lawyer so I don’t know the validity or severity of this, but its happening. Also in livestreaming news, a big streamer by the name of Shroud has apparently lost a lot of his US audience after making an exclusivity deal with Mixer. Apparently it was reduced by two-thirds, with only 15% of his existing viewers following him to the new platform.

Final Fantasy XIV update 5.2 details

Final Fantasy XIV has just celebrated 18 million registered players, and has provided the details for Patch 5.2 of the game, which will be their next major update. It will be titled Echoes of a Fallen Star, and it will include a bunch of new quests, dungeons, and raids, as well as some QoL stuff. They also announced the first art-book for the series, coming out in May of 2020, and if I weren’t student and not yet settled in a home, I would 100% be buying that thing it looks gorgeous.

No Man’s Sky update adds a DAW

Speaking of updates, No Man’s Sky has added a new one which brings a brand new audio creation tool. Apparently this is in-game item that will let you create music, and is designed for both the beginner and the audiophile. You can also sync up other objects to the rhytmic output of the device. It looks like a lot of fun, and I love this kind of creativity in games like this.
A quick story here than Apple Arcade has now provided a new annual subscription, so instead of $5/month you can pay $50 for a full year, which means you’ll get about two months for free. If you’ve already subscribed monthly, you can easily switch over.

Apple Arcade adds yearly subscription

A quick story here than Apple Arcade has now provided a new annual subscription, so instead of $5/month you can pay $50 for a full year, which means you’ll get about two months for free. If you’ve already subscribed monthly, you can easily switch over.

Free games.

Hey we’ve got some new free games here. First of all if you head over to the Epic Games Store you can pick up The Wolf Among Us and The Escapists for $0, and that’s until Thursday the 19th. You can also head over to GOG.com and pick up the first POSTAL which is now permanently free, and POSTAL 2 until tomorrow the 18th.

That is all for today, thank you very much for tuning in, and I’d also like to thank Adrienne and two anonymous users all for leaving me 5-star reviews on Amazon, thank you very much. As you know I am here every Monday-Friday with the news, which means I’ll be back tomorrow and until then….Happy Gaming Everyone.