Final Fantasy update adds story content
Gamecube games coming to Virtual Console
Super Mario Run needs to be always online
Spider-Man Homecoming trailer dropped
Spoiler-Free reactions to Rogue-One
Symmetra gets the choice of 2 Ults, and a new ability
eSports Industry Awards Scump wins best Console Player
Hello Games announces big update coming after months of silence.
Watch Dogs 2
The Walking Dead has the lowest ratings since 2013
Pokemon Sun and Moon
Amarda gets first at Dreamhack over HBox, Leffen, Mang0
Telltale making a Guardians of the Galaxy game
Scump, IW is “sloppy” and unpolished -prefers MWR “Worst Call of Duty game made”
Sony Hacking problems. Accounts locked out and money spent
Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher affair on star wars set.
Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford had “intense” affair during Star Wars
Uncharted 4 most nominated game for The Game Awards in 2016
Emilia Clarke joins cast of Han Solo movie
FFXV leaked in South America. Day one Patch CONFIRMED
57: Bethesda and Good Games we can’t get into
IGN gives Infinite Warfare a 7.7
Tom Holland signed on as Spider-Man for four more times.
Nintendo confirms production stops for Wii U (read link update)
Bethesda Review Syndrome:
Dishonored 2 (2016) 89 on Metacritic
Skyrim: Special Edition (2016) 80 (Average) Skyrim (2011) 94 Average
Doom (2016) 86 (Average)
Fallout 4 (2015) 86 (Average)
Wolfenstein: The New Order (2014) 80 (Average)
Battlefield 1 (2016) 88 Average
Titanfall 2 (2016) 88 Average
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare (2016) 76
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided (2016) 83
Madden NFL 17 (2016) 82
NBA 2K17 (2016) 89
Bioshock: The Collection (2016) 84
Forza Horizon 3 (2016) 88
No Man’s Sky (2016) 65
Sid Meier’s Civilization VI (2016) 88
Watch Dogs 2 (2016) ??
Final Fantasy 15 (2016?) ??
The Last of Us (2014) 95
Ratchet and Clank (2016) 85
Uncharted 4 (2016) 93
The Witcher 3 (2015) 92
Overwatch (2016) 91
The Division (2016) 80
Dark Souls III (2016) 88
Youtube getting live TV?
Titanfall 2 has dropped to mostly positive reviews
Skyrim special edition has released with mods. Mods are limited on PS4 no “Original” mods. PS4 has two thirds fewer mods than microsoft platforms. Sony doesn’t allow mods that add or drastically change gameplay. They have limited the file size for mods to 1GB and do not allow scripts, audio files, or textures. You’ll need to create a bethesda.net account to access mods.
Kingdom Hearts 3 screenshots are dropped to show mt. Olympus. They probably heard our predictions and are trying to suppress our theory.
Revisiting Episode 8 Fan-Theories
54: The Nintendo Switch
Tim Miller leaves Deadpool 2 after “creative differences with Ryan Reynolds”
Red Dead Redemption 2 Trailer
Large DDos attack on US Friday
Taking out popular services like Netflix, Etsy, Reddit, Twitter, and PSN, one of the largest DDoS attacks on the US and Europe happen on Friday, October 21. Also affected was Amazon Web Service which is used by over 1 million companies, including GE, Newscorp, and Capital One. As far as I can tell, no responsibility as been claimed, but the White House and Department of Homeland Security is looking into it. Could be PoodleCorp, Lizard Squad, or even Russia, however, PoodleCorp did say in September that they would be taking down the Battlefield 1 servers on October 21, but this was much larger than that.
Voice actors on strike
On October 21, 2016 the Screen Actors Guild – American Federation of Television and Radio Artists or SAG-AFTRA has gone on strike after nearly 2 years of negotiations with video game companies. SAG- AFTRA is a union consisting of about 25% of all voice actors for video games. The strike is set to target large video game companies such as: Activision, Disney Character Voices, EA, Insomniac, Take-Two and WB Games. Union workers have gone on strike against any game that was started after February 17, 2015, anything before that was protected under a No Strike Clause.
During negotiations, SAG-AFTRA was looking for a pay increases from $100/hr to around $200/hr, No more than 2 continuous hours of “vocally stressful” recordings, a lack of secrecy from gaming companies (actors have complained that they don’t know what roles or games they are even auditioning for) and an increase in overall pay based on specific sales figures of games. The union workers would like to receive additional full scale payments for every 500,000 copies of the game sold, maxing out at 4 payments at 2 million copies sold.
Video Game Companies offered a 9% wage increase and a maximum of $950 per game based on number of voice acting sessions. This can equate up to a 23% increase in wage for some actors. Gaming companies are also requesting a fine against SAG-AFTRA if there is not an agent representing the union worker during all auditions, fines can range to “tens of thousands of dollars.” They also want the ability to fine the actors themselves $1,000 if they do not show up on time or are not fully invested in the voice work.
There is a picket scheduled on Monday, October 24 at EA’s California offices.
Nintendo Switch info
53: Westworld and Rogue One 2
New Wolverine movie titled “Logan” releasing March 3rd, 2017
Rockstar tweets out red logo
Iron Fist release date March 17, 2017
Esports console player of the year
Mods are coming to PS4 for Skyrim and Fallout 4!
It appears Sony and Bethesda came to an agreement and mods will officially be coming to Skyrim Special Edition and Fallout 4 on PS4! However, there are still a few restrictions. Mods can only encapsulate assets and attributes that are native to said games. Popular mods like making all the dragons in Skyrim skinned like Thomas the Tank Engine or adding Darth Vader armor will still be restricted to PC and Xbox One. Mods will be coming to Skyrim before they will be released on Fallout 4. Skyrim Special Edition will also render at 4K to take advantage of the PS4 Pro.
Hackers from the 2014 PSN/ Xbox Live outage arrested
2 hackers from the infamous hacking group Lizard Squad were arrested recently being charged with “conspiring to cause damage to protected computers.” Being tied to the PSN and Xbox Live outage in 2014, maximum sentencing for such offenses is 10 years in prison.
Beyond Good and Evil free for a month, sequel announced
Long awaited sequel of Beyond Good and Evil, a Ubisoft action-adventure game released in 2003 has officially been announced. After being denied production in 2008, Ubisoft’s Michael Ancel has stated that the team has started pre-production and will be starting from scratch. Beyond Good and Evil is free on Uplay until the end of October.
Hungrybox quits his engineering job to pursue Melee full time
Arguably the best melee player in the world currently, Team Liquid’s Hungrybox has decided to pursue Melee full-time. Quitting his full-time engineering job, Hungrybox says he will be playing Melee, Streaming, and studying Computer Programming full time. Despite a rough placing of 5th at Big House 6, Hungrybox has an incredible record to show for including a first place finish at Evo 2016.
PewDiePie gets the Last Guardian early
Rise of the Tomb Raider
Star Wars the Old Republic trailer
Rogue One Trailer
52: Luke Cage
Luke Cage Spoilers
Episodes 1 & 2:
Timeline: Takes place after Jessica Jones but not sure if before or after Daredevil season 2
Mention of the “Incident” (Avengers 2012)
Reference to Jessica Jones
Pop calls Luke “Power Man”
Turk is a recurring character in all Netflix Marvel properties (tells Cottonmouth where Chico is) Gunrunner in Daredevil
Music in Cottonmouth’s club is FANTASTIC
Luke assaults Crispus Attucks, fighting choreography is kinda lame
When in the hospital room with Chico, the show has a very soap opera feel
Woman detective and white detective argue about vigilantism, call back to Civil War
White detective is shown to be on Cottonmouth’s payroll
At the end of the episode, Cottonmouth shoots an RPG at Luke at Genghis Connie’s
Episode 4: Origin episodes
Prison cell fight (shades and someone else) was way better than Crispus Attucks fight
The end of episode 3 and the middle of 4 show that the only way to hurt Cage is to hurt his friends
Cottonmouths’ club music changes to hip hop/ rap/ Drake
Confirmed to take place after Season 2 of Daredevil by Clair talking to her mom
Thor gets mentioned the most of all Avengers, would he be the most noticeable?
51: Magnificent 7
Phillies 76ers are the first North American professional sports team to acquire an esports team(s), buying Dignitas and Apex, 2 LoL teams.
On September 26, the CEO Scott O’Niel of the Philedelphia 76ers, finalizes the acquisition of United Kingdom eSports team Dignitas and Apex, becoming the first North American sports team to own an esports team. Dignitas has been an esport team for over 10 years, competing in Counterstrike, League of Legends, Overwatch, Smite, and Heroes of the Storm. Michael Rubin, owner of the largest sports fan retailer in the country, Fanatics, is also a majority partner of the 76ers, which could lead to an influx of eSports jerseys in the mainstream market. Scott O’Niel (CEO) joins others in the ownership and partnership of sports with esports. Others in the market include; Rick Fox owner of Echo Fox (Signed Mew2King), Shaq, Alex Rodriguez and other owners of the Sacramento Kings are partners with NRG eSports. The acquisition of Dignitas and Apex are rumored to cost between $5 – $15 million.
Magic Johnson buys Team Liquid, all of it
The majority stock of Team Liquid, one of the most recognizable eSports teams in the world, has been purchased by quite a few people:
The investing co-ownership group includes:
Current Co-CEOs and owners Steve Arhancet and Victor Goossens will remain and will also be directors. Peter Guber and Ted Leonsis will act as Executive Chairman of their new esports ownership group, aXiomatic.
Playstation Experience (PSX) coming December 2-3, 2016
No Man’s Sky under investigation for False Advertising in the UK
The Lion King is getting remastered by Jon Favreau, possible Jungle Book-esque
Ben Affleck is calling the new Batman movie “The Batman”
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell no Tales 2017
Magnificent 7 Spoilers Below
– Comparison to the original source material, Seven Samurai and Magnificent 7
– When freeing the miners, who sniped all the guards? Goodnight? Cause later he goes on to say how much the violence still lives on in him and how he doesn’t like it.
– No real romance throughout, which is nice to see
– Personal vendetta works against the spirit of the film
– Explodes his horse through a wooden and glass wall
– Can speak Comanche but no one else can
– When the indian says the enemy will arrive at dawn, it isn’t translated
Chris Pratt as Joshua Faraday
– Glad to see Chris Pratt can die in a movie
– Has the King of Hearts on his gravestone but no one knew about his affiliation with that card. ALSO, how is that not damaged from the dynamite?
– Glad to see him die, but I don’t like the way he died
– Not enough backstory on him, or any others
– What does he bring to the team that the others don’t? Is he the best shot? Best rider? Fastest talker? Strategist?
– Why does Denzel want him to be there?
– Has a thing for his horse, so does that make him the best rider?
Vincent Donofrio as religious zealot
– Is a religious nut? But not really that nutty.
– Hated his voice. Hard to understand.
– What was his schtick? Hunting? Tracking? He used to hunt indians for the government but now he doesn’t?
– He was introduced as unintelligent but that didn’t seem to stick.
– Had a stand-off with the evil indian at the end, but was that supposed to mean anything?
– When he dies, does he look up to Heaven and then realize he is going to Hell?
– I like when zealous nuts spout scripture in movies to show how crazy they are but it didn’t seem to have that effect with him. Partly because he was hard to understand but also be he didn’t seem too convicted.
– Why did his gravestone have the pinwheel marker? Was that his idea?
Jose, Javi, Miguel (Mexican)
– Nothing much to say about him. He shot things.
– He dual-weld, which means that that isn’t Chris Pratt’s thing.
– Was a criminal but fought for his freedom (but only from Denzel)
– Also, why didn’t he just kill Denzel and the woman when they all first met?
– What’s his motivation?