44: No Man’s Sky
No Man’s Sky is released
- 2 players end up on the same planet but can’t see each other
- Sean Murray tweets that they have sold more than they anticipated
- Fails on PC, “levels of Arkham Knight bad”
Thomas Gibson, Aaron Hotchner from Criminal Minds, fired after kicking producer
Suicide Squad Box Office:
- Drops by 79.4% from first friday to second friday ($64.8 to $13.35 million)
- Batman v Superman dropped 81%
- S. Squad makes $192 domestically/ $191.5 Overseas, budget of $175 million
- Sausage Party takes Number 1 with $13.5 Million
- Also in the club of movies that dropped by 75% or higher: Man of Steel, Green Lantern, Dark Knight Rises, Hulk, Fantastic Four, Watchmen
- S. Squad breaks record for opening day in August, takes it from Guardians of the Galaxy, which dropped by 67.5% in second week.
Fan based games emerges online after 9 years of production. Pokemon Uranium adds over 200 new Pokemon, 8 gyms, a new team of villains Team Nuclear, and a new region. Downloaded over 1.5 Million times, Nintendo Of America lawyers contact the development team and demand a removal of all links on their website. While the creators claim to never have received any cease and desist letters, they have received multiple takedown notices. The creators then go on to say that while they won’t have any direct downloads, they will still be working on updates for the game, if you can find it elsewhere.
Final Fantasy 15
Officially announced at E3 in 2006, Final Fantasy 13 Versus has taken a new name in the past couple of years; now most people will recognize it as Final Fantasy 15. After waiting for 10 years, it has now been delayed an extra 2 months and will evidently release on November 29.
Release date has been moved to Feb. 16, 2018 with filming starting in 2017. Directed by Ryan Coogler who is the same director behind Oscar Nominated film, Creed (2015). Black Panther story will take place after the events of Civil War, where T’challa has inherited the throne and Bucky is in a stasis chamber. Kevin Feige, President of Marvel Studios, says that the film had to be moved up because there are events that tie into the Avengers film that will be released in April of 2018. The story is rumored to be about 2 villains challenging Black Panthers rule of Wakanda. The first villain we can expect to see is Erik Killmonger, essentially a beat for beat match to T’Challa. Having pursued the kingdom of Wakanda before, Killmonger will have to team up with another villain to take down Black Panther. This other villain could be Klaw, who we first saw in Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Largest eSports tournament ever, Dota 2’s The International finished last weekend. With a total prize pool of over $20 million dollars, the first place team took home $9 million to split between themselves making this the most ever winnings of any esport team. Not only that, second place took home $3.4 million marking the second most ever winnings for any esport. The finals of the tournament took place in Seattle’s own Key Arena capable of holding 17,000 people. Grand finals were between Wings Gaming and Digital Chaos. Taking home the first place prize was Wings Gaming winning over Digital Chaos 3 to 1 in a best of 5 games.
Super Smash Con
Melee tournament Super Smash Con finished on Sunday. Mang0 took first over Hungrybox and Mew2King.
The Collection will be released on September 20 and will cost $59.99 will include preorder equipment.
No Man’s Sky Thoughts:
“Hey this is cool, go to this location and see…. Oh wait”