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The Mass Effect Legendary Edition is Real!
via: Game Informer
And is coming very soon! EA released a trailer detailing everything included in the collection:
- Mass Effect 1,2, and 3 are included
- Remastered in 4K
- Gameplay and quality of life improvements
- All previous DLC included
- Available May 14, 2021
I am ecstatic about this news. The Mass Effect trilogy is one of my all time favorites and I can’t wait to experience it again in all of it’s 4K glory. The trailer gave me goosebumps, so be sure to check it out. Game Informer will have exclusive content on the collection all month.
Google Stadia is on Life Support
Google will be shutting down their internal Stadia studios and focusing on their partners instead. This is a pretty shocking move considering they brought in talent, such as former Ubisoft producer Jade Raymond, to lead the charge. Google will offer their Stadia tech to other publishers in hopes other companies will use the streaming service. Stadia head of operations, Phil Harrison, will work on pursuing new partnerships.
I believe the Stadia platform is practically on life support, at this time. One thing they should strongly consider is switching to a subscription based service. Paying for the service and games separetely is not a good way to run this. Not many people will want to buy a $50-$60 game on a streaming service when they can actually own it on another console.
Just Go Ahead and Forget About Anything Bayonetta 3 For a While
Last week I reported on possible Bayonetta 3 news this year. Looks like we may need to reel those expectations back in a bit. According to a recent interview with VGC, Hideki Kamiya joked we should, “forget about Bayonetta 3,” for now.
“I understand it’s driving the fans crazy! In light of that, my suggestion would be that maybe we should all reset and forget about Bayonetta 3. Then when something finally does happen, it will be a nice surprise, won’t it?”
Kamiya also mentions that it is still early in the year so it may be still be possible we get news about it this year. Just don’t get your hopes up too high.
EA is Developing a New NCAA Football Game
Via: The Verge
EA Sports College Football is in the very early stages of development. EA is working with the Collegiate Licensing Company (CLC) to obtain the use of over 100 FBS teams, stadiums, mascots, and uniforms. Player likeness or real names will not be used. With or without the real players names, this is great news for the fans of the series.
Embracer Buys Gearbox for $1.3 Billion
Gearbox Software, the developer of Borderlands, will be joining Embracer Group as a wholly-owned subsidiary. Randy Pitchford will remain as Gearbox’s boss after the merger.
“Lars [Wingefors]’s vision of Embracer as an allied partner group committed to fuelling and accelerating the ambitions of a series of decentralized, successful entrepreneurial companies while magnifying the collective value and advantages of diversification across the entire group is the most brilliant strategy and design for short, medium, and long-term success in this industry that I have ever encountered in my 30 years in this industry,” Pitchford stated. “The feeling at Gearbox is that we are just getting started and this transaction is not merely a stimulant for the talent of our employee-owned company, but a propellant for the exciting future we have planned.”
Apex Legends Launches on the Switch March 9th: EA.com
Lady Dimitrescu is over 9ft tall: Resident Evil Twitter account
God of War gets PS5 Enhancements: Santa Monica Studios
Returnal Gets Delayed: PlayStation Twitter account
Nintendo Multiplayer Upgrades: Nintendo Everything
- Ys IX: Monstrum Nox | PS4 [Tuesday, Feb. 2]
- Project Winter | Xbox One [Thursday, Feb. 4]
- Haven | PS4, Switch [Thursday, Feb. 4]
- Nuts | Switch, PC [Thursday, Feb. 4]
- Nioh 2 | PC [Thursday, Feb. 4]
- The Nioh Collection | PS5 [Thursday, Feb. 4]
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