As the new year begins we are already being faced with a landslide of scandals in every industry. For the hip hop community, R. Kelly’s reputation has been destroyed by 20 years of accusations leading to a Lifetime documentary series called “Surviving R. Kelly”. Randy Pitchford (CEO of Gearbox Software) also faces his own allegations including a $12 Million embezzlement in 2014 as well as illegal files said to have been found on a USB Stick containing sensitive information regarding contracts the studio had with Sony, Microsoft, 2K Games, and more. As both cases continue, we give our thoughts.
Other topics for this week’s show include the ending for Kingdom Hearts III as a free update, Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy making its way to the Nintendo Switch later this year, Eddie Murphy’s Coming To America receiving a sequel in the near future, Resident Evil 2 Remake hands-on gameplay impressions, and a lot more hip hop and video games news topics.
With E3 2018 just 8 days away, a whirlwind of rumors and leaks have surrounded the upcoming ‘super bowl’ of video games. As we come closer to the real thing, many gamers enjoy to find out what might be at the event before it happens. This can be a recipe for let-down, but as long as you don’t take these rumors and leaks too seriously, it could be fun for some people. In any event, we tried to discuss how likely each of these rumors are.
This year some leaks have led to instant confirmations by game companies who probably don’t want their fans to suffer waiting. There were still a lot of fake ones being created by fans who just wish to have their ideas come true. Perhaps some of the people who make fake rumors just want their ideas to get out there so that game companies might make them a reality next time around. Or perhaps some of them knew some real information that got delayed or changed last minute by executive decisions. Without further ado, here are the E3 2018 rumors!
A lot has gone down since the last episode of RGN Daily News, yes the Patriots won the Super Bowl and a lot of great gaming has been going on here at RGN HQ. We hope you’ve been getting it in as well with whatever genre or platforms you prefer at the moment. Shouts out to everyone who has made this possible, RealGamerNewz.com announced on February 3, 2015 that the website has achieved over 27,000 views in just the first 3 days of the month. This tremendous reaction to our content has not gone un-noticed, and we will continue to work hard until the goals of all readers are met and a standard of quality is achieved for those who follow and lead us to look over to in the industry. Now, onto the gaming news!
Take-Two Confirms Borderlands 3
Xbox One / PS4 Only ???
Just a month after Randy Pitchford confirmed the company was “ready to start” production on a new game in the franchise, Borderlands 3 has been confirmed. Xbox One and PlayStation 4 owners will get their own custom fitted Borderlands game according to new statements being made by Gearbox Software and Take-Two Interactive today who will also be bringing the originals to the next-gen platforms as well as their DLC packs in a bundle called Borderlands: The Handsome Collection. At this time we don’t know if the third entry in the series will appear or not on PS3 / 360 but so far this game is being touted as, at least according to PR statements, up to spec with what next-generation gamers expect out of a game. We assume that means 60 frames per second and slightly – moderately improved graphics as a minimum standard bar of entry.
New Just Cause 3 Screenshots
Perhaps the most exciting of this week’s announcements are the following glimpses at Just Cause 3 by development studio Avalanche Studios and publisher Square Enix, which PR statements claim won’t have micro-transactions and is designed to be a full experience without DLC required. Many have made that claim, but we’ll keep an open mind until we have reason to suspect otherwise with this. Originally, fans exploded in excitement as the reveal came in that the Just Cause franchise would make a return.
The vertical gameplay of the title has been expanded making an already large map seemingly even bigger, and new graphics face-lifts made possible by next-generation technology have been made to the game’s appearance. Now we have a bit more visual evidence to these teasers and claims. So far, things are looking great.
Excerpt from Official Press Release:
“it has been confirmed that the game will be set on a fictional Mediterranean island known as Medici with Rico Rodriguez set as the protagonist against the brutal control of dictator General Di Ravello”
Players can get their hands on Just Cause 3 some time this year on Windows PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4:
How Much Space Does Witcher 3 Take on PS4 ???
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt from the rigorously sturdy and virtuous video games development / publishing house CD Projekt RED with help from various publishing partners (including self-publishing as well as Warner Bros. distribution in North America on consoles) has been given a file size. On the Xbox One the file size is still unknown at this time, however, the PlayStation 4 version of the game will require a minimum of 50 Gigabytes to be downloaded and installed in full as confirmed by the PlayStation Store listing of the digital distribution version of the game. This game is set to be over 100 hours long, and is highly anticipated. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt launches on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC worldwide May 19, 2015 and is available for pre-order.
To see The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt in action, take a look at this early HD Gameplay Footage:
SOE Sold Off By Sony
A lot of friends have asked for my opinions on this, so here we go. Sony Online Entertainment was a fantastic company that always tried to bring their true visions to life. That being said, no one knows why things never quite struck the right cord. Myself, I’ve had numerous run-ins with SOE that were both great and not-so-great.
I have a huge amount of respect for the designers at the company who always tried new ideas and really put their heart into attempting to make each game that SOE released great and worthwhile for real gamers and hardcore fans alike. As many websites have probably said by now, we can only hope for the best as the company continues to live on in a new form. We surely want to see the potential of these designers reach its full form regardless of what that says about how poorly Sony may have done managing this team.
SOE has been sold to independence by Sony and Sony Online Entertainment is no more. The company has now been renamed to Daybreak Games Company and has also been purchased by a primary investor making it a privately held entity belonging to video games development / publishing company Columbus Nova – and now free of restraints from being associated directly with Sony.
So many questions remain as to what this will mean for the future. What’s going to happen with H1Z1? Is this all because of what happened with H1Z1 thus far, or was it already long in the works before that? What will Daybreak Games make next, a MOBA game like SMITE? They’ve said they would like to go multi-platform now that they can, and this means also working on Xbox One games. Could it be possible that Microsoft will finally start to allow decent MMO games to release on their console platforms? Or maybe Daybreak Games will make something totally different and new specifically geared towards the Xbox crowd, something that this development studio isn’t typically known for – just because they now have the freedom to do so. We don’t know the answers to these questions, but wish Daybreak Games well in whatever they decide to produce – we look forward to trying it out for ourselves when the appropriate time comes.
New Gameplay: Naruto SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM 4
So we came across some really low-quality, grainy footage of Naruto SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM 4 and figured Bandai Namco must be streaming the game again. Luckily, this Official Gameplay Footage of an Early Development Build was released by Bandai Namco Games to save us from the second-hand footage that you would have been seeing instead had they not dropped the bomb on us. For fans of official Naruto work, this is the latest so sink your teeth in.
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Gearbox said they were not working on Borderlands 3, but never said anything about a prequel, or pre-sequel. The game is said to be developed for 360, PS3, and PC. It also says it would be set on the moon orbiting the planet, which would fill a gap between Borderlands and Borderlands 2. Players will be able to select one of four lieutenants to play as in Athena the Gladiator, Wilhelm the Enforcer, Nisha the Lawbringer and Fragtrap, a fighting claptrap unit. It would be traditional Borderlands style of game play, and could hold people over till Borderlands 3, explains the current gen release, since more people are likely to own a next gen system in the next few years. Not much else is said, but we could see a official announcement at E3 this year, and the game coming out later in the year.
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Randy Pitchford (the current CEO of Gearbox Software) announced via an interview with the press recently that their company is not making a Borderlands 3 any time soon. For now, players looking for more Borderlands content should stick to BL2 and keep on the lookout for more announcements in that regard – but while waiting look to Telltale Games’ Tales from the Borderlands crossover title which was announced at VGX 2013.
In regards to major projects at the development studio, Pitchford was quick to say that Borderlands 3 will be a project the team will tackle when they feel like they are ready and dedicated to a new direction for the series. In the meantime though, two new IPs have become the focus for the bulk of Gearbox Software’s energy and are being aimed at the next-generation of consoles (PlayStation 4 and Xbox ONE).
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