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Chris Metzen is back at the helm, writing for Blizzard! EVE Online is making another shooter! Counter Strike 2 got hot-dropped today by our lord Gaben! More strikes are picking up steam in the entertainment industry, and Tomb Raider and Devil May Cry are coming to Netflix….What other video game adaptations are on the Horizon….Zero Dawn? Blizzard Announces New Creative Director for World of Warcraft - Article by GameRant Counter-Strike 2 Surprise Releases, Out Now For Free - Article by Gamespot Counter-Strike 2 - For over two decades, Counter-Strike has offered an elite competitive experience, one shaped by millions of players from across the globe. And now the next chapter in the CS story is about to begin. This is Counter-Strike 2. - Valve (Steam, available now) The FTC is moving forward with its in-house challenge to Microsoft’s Activision Blizzard deal - Article by Video Games Chronicle SAG-AFTRA Members Vote in Favor of Video Game Strike Authorization - Article by Variety Video Game Adaptations Coming to Netflix in 2023 & Beyond - Article by What’s on Netflix Tomb Raider: The Legend of Lara Croft | First Look | Netflix Devil May Cry | Official Announcement | DROP 01 | Netflix



This week Phil Spencer has a massive leak on his hands, and thy name is XBOX. Unity is trying their best to climb out of the hole they dug themselves. Sony’s State of Play happened this week and we took our first look at the release trailer for Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth. Then we talk about the recently released God of Weapons, a little more on Blasphemous 2, and then we talk about the revival of a beloved shooter franchise…Titanfall. Details on the XBOX leak Axios Engadget iPhone 15 plays modern titles natively with ray-tracing GameRant. Unity follow-up and their apology Kotaku Everything that happened at Sony State of Play September 2023 Digital Trends Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth trailer, and invite-only demo Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth Release Trailer A Detailed Look at Final Fantasy VII Rebirth's Gameplay Demos (Story, Combat, World & More) God of Weapons - Embark on a thrilling journey in God of Weapons, an action roguelike where you must ascend the tower of Zhor to reclaim the last light for the world. To survive the monster onslaught on each tower's level, you'll need to obtain and carefully organize weapons and accessories in your inventory. - Archmage Labs (Steam, available now) Blasphemous 2 - The Penitent One awakens as Blasphemous 2 joins him once again in an endless struggle against The Miracle. Dive into a perilous new world filled with mysteries and secrets to discover, and tear your way through monstrous foes that stand between you and your quest to end the cycle once and for all. - The Game Kitchen (Steam, available now) They fixed Titanfall 2 and it's AMAZING!



Unity has unified gamers, developers, and stock owners against them! The Sag Aftra strike might hit the video games industry! XDefiant is such a buggy mess that it failed it’s certifications for both Playstation and Xbox! We dredge up baby’s first C’Thulu story! Valve has some surprises and cheap games up it’s sleeves, and maybe a new VR headset! Then things get Blasphemous….2 Unity plan pricing and packaging updates - Unity Blog (edited after the podcast) Unity are in EXTREME Trouble - Deep dive by Bellular Unity rushes to clarify price increase plan, as game developers fume - article by Axios Video Game Workers Are Now Voting Whether to Strike Over AI, Wages - article by Vice Are Hollywood-Style “AI Strikes” Coming For The Video Game Industry? - article by Techopedia Ubisoft’s XDefiant Gets Hit With a Delay After Failing Xbox and PlayStation Certification - article by GameRant Dredge Review - video review by IGN’s Gabriel Moss Dredge - DREDGE is a single-player fishing adventure with a sinister undercurrent. Sell your catch, upgrade your boat, and dredge the depths for long-buried secrets. Explore a mysterious archipelago and discover why some things are best left forgotten. - Black Salt Games (Steam, available now) Leaked Valve Device Is Likely Not the Steam Deck 2 - article by GameRant Steam Kicks Off Big Sale to Celebrate 20th Anniversary - article by GameRant A Story Analysis of Blasphemous 2 - video by Gingy Blasphemous 2 - The Penitent One awakens as Blasphemous 2 joins him once again in an endless struggle against The Miracle. Dive into a perilous new world filled with mysteries and secrets to discover, and tear your way through monstrous foes that stand between you and your quest to end the cycle once and for all. - The Game Kitchen (Steam, available now)


Starfield - A Hot Mess

This time on Video Game Tango the guys share their final thoughts on Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon. Then it's all Starfield!


Armored Core 6, Demos, and News!

Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon is here and so are a bunch of other games that are on sale on Steam right now! CD Projekt Red is going to be hard at work with a new Witcher game in the very near future! We’ve got 3 demos we’ve featured in previous podcasts to talk about, and now we’ve played them, and we have…thoughts. Also Derren Harrison. Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon - A new action game based on the concept of the ARMORED CORE series that uses the knowledge gained from FromSoftware's recent action game development. -FromSoftware (Steam, Available Now) Arctic Awakening - A first-person narrative adventure set in the unforgiving Arctic. Your plane crashed in a storm, leaving only your court-mandated therapy bot for company as you journey to find your co-pilot and uncover the mysteries buried beneath the ice. - GoldFire Studios (Steam, Demo Available, 2023) Soulslinger: Envoy of Death - You are a gunslinger in limbo, involved in a gritty war against "The Cartel", a ruthless organization harvesting souls to break free of the shackles of the afterlife. Grow stronger with each new run, gather the essence of lost souls to take on the biggest threats in this rogue-lite FPS! - Elder Games (Steam, Demo Available, TBA) Black Skylands - Become the captain of an airship and explore the world of the skies, gather resources and build powerful weapons, uncover ancient secrets and fight beneath your ship's sails. - Hungry Couch Games (Steam, Available Now) Tempest Rising - Command one of three distinct factions in a desperate struggle for power and resources in Tempest Rising - a classic RTS set on Earth after a nuclear war. - SlipGate IronWorks, 3D Realms (Steam, Demo Available, Coming Soon) Steam’s “Steam Strategy Fest” is on NOW from August 28th to September 4th! Get some new strategy games, or download that DLC you’ve been putting off while it’s cheap!


GamesCom & Future Games Show 2023

We were told this weeks GamesCom was going to be a weak sauce, and sure enough, Opening Night Live was a bit of re-hash of the same old Triple-A trailers we’ve come to expect this year! But don’t fret because we’re still going to talk about Starfield and CyberPunk, but make sure you stick around for the second half of the show where we highlight some of our favorite less-than-triple A games from The Future Games Show. Starfield - Starfield is the first new universe in 25 years from Bethesda Game Studios, the award-winning creators of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and Fallout 4. - Bethesda Game Studios (Steam, September 6th 2023) Crimson Desert - Enter a war-torn realm of medieval fantasy, where allegiances are tested and heroes are made. - Pearl Abyss Lords of the Fallen - A vast world awaits in all-new, dark fantasy action-RPG, Lords of the Fallen. As one of the fabled Dark Crusaders, embark on an epic quest to overthrow Adyr, the demon God. - HEXWORKS (Steam, October 13th 2023) Fort Solis - Fort Solis a riveting story-driven thriller on the Red Planet. - Fallen Leaf, Black Drakkar Games (Steam, Available Now) Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty - Cyberpunk 2077 DLC - CD PROJEKT RED (Steam, September 25th 2023) Armored Core VI Fires of Rubicon - A new action game based on the concept of the ARMORED CORE series that uses the knowledge gained from FromSoftware's recent action game development. - FromSoftware (Steam, Available Now) Alan Wake 2 - Alan Wake went missing in 2010. He was a bestselling writer based in New York City. On a vacation in the Pacific Northwest with his wife, Alice Wake, he came face to face with a force of supernatural darkness. It brought Wake’s writing, a horror story, to life. He fought this dark presence and managed to banish it back to where it came from, a nightmarish dark place hidden under a caldera lake outside the small town of Bright Falls. Wake wrote an ending to his horror story and with that freed his wife from the darkness under the lake but became trapped there himself. Alan Wake is not dead, although he has wished he was many times. For 13 years he’s been a prisoner in the Dark Place, where his nightmares, his fears, and his stories manifest as reality around him. For 13 years, he has been fighting to stay sane and write a story that would change reality around him in order for him to escape. So far, he has failed. - Remedy (Epic, October 27th 2023) Stop Dead - A rogue AI is hell-bent on destroying its creators and has swept you up in its plans. Use your superhuman abilities to run, jump, slide, and pull hundreds of objects as projectile weapons to blast everything in your path in this funny and chaotic first-person telekinetic brawler, STOP DEAD. - Gridsnap Games LLC (Steam, Demo Available, October 5th 2023) Streets of Rogue 2 - Streets of Rogue 2 is a crazy, immersive RPG sandbox set in a vast randomly generated open world where freedom and fun are dialed up to 11. Fight, sneak, hack, farm, build, steal, or talk your way to power as you try to topple a corrupt president in countless possible ways – solo or with friends. - Matt Dabrowski (Steam, 2024) Soulslinger Envoy of Death - You are a gunslinger in limbo, involved in a gritty war against "The Cartel", a ruthless organization harvesting souls to break free of the shackles of the afterlife. Grow stronger with each new run, gather the essence of lost souls to take on the biggest threats in this rogue-lite FPS! - Elder Games (Steam, Demo Available, TBA) Blasphemous 2 - The Penitent One awakens as Blasphemous 2 joins him once again in an endless struggle against The Miracle. Dive into a perilous new world filled with mysteries and secrets to discover, and tear your way through monstrous foes that stand between you and your quest to end the cycle once and for all. - The Game Kitchen (Steam, Available Now) Star Trucker - Haul cargo, trade salvage and keep your space suit close as you search for fame and fortune among the stars in a...


GamesCom 2023 Preview and a New Valorant Competitor

There’s very little news this week because GamesCom is next week! But the first bit of news is Geoff Keighley says there won’t be a whole lot of news coming out of GamesCom next week. So we’re gonna talk a little bit about Phasmophobias upcoming updates, Star Wars, Mountain top, Armored Core 6, and Baldur’s Gate 3! Geoff Keighley Tempers Expectations for Gamescom Opening Night Live Reveals - Article by GameRant Phasmophobia Getting Massive Update This Week - Article by GameRant Phasmophobia - Phasmophobia is a 4 player online co-op psychological horror. Paranormal activity is on the rise and it’s up to you and your team to use all the ghost-hunting equipment at your disposal in order to gather as much evidence as you can. - Kinetic Games (Steam, Available Now) Star Wars Outlaws' Setting Is A Dream Playground, According To Narrative Director - Article by Game Informer Former Riot, Blizzard Devs Reveal Teaser For Competitive Shooter Inspired By Anime And Comics - Article by Game Informer Preview concept art, and find out more about the game from Mountaintop’s Game Director Lee Horn. Sign up for Mountaintop’s first playtest here. Armored Core 6 has shown off their PC hardware requirements here. Baldur’s Gate 3 Is One Of 2023's Best Games, Don't Turn It Into A Weapon - Article by Kotaku


Dark and Darker, and Our Review of Baldur's Gate 3 Chapter 1

It looks like Sony has thrown in the towel, and is working with Microsoft and Activision Blizzard to make a deal on Call of Duty, then we have the Early Access release of Dark and Darker, followed by an awesome Humble Bundle deal for all the mainline Resident Evil games for 35 bucks! Then we give our extensive review on the first chapter of Baldur’s Gate 3! Microsoft And Sony Finally Reach Deal For The Future Of Call Of Duty On PlayStation - Article by Kotaku Dark and Darker Releases in Early Access, But There’s a Catch - Article by GameRant Dark and Darker - An unforgiving hardcore fantasy FPS dungeon PvPvE adventure. Band together with your friends and use your courage, wits, and cunning to uncover mythical treasures, defeat gruesome monsters, while staying one step ahead of the other devious treasure-hunters. - IRONMACE (, Early Access) Get All The Mainline Resident Evil Games For Just $35 - Article by Kotaku After some news, Andy, Nick, and Josh discuss their experience with Baldur’s Gate 3 (Steam, Available Now) and their adventures in Chapter 1. Each one of The Guys has had vastly different experiences with the game. Have any of them been bad? Listen or watch the podcast to get their deep-dive in the games narrative, story, and mechanics!


Baldur's Gate, FF14 on XBOX, Dave the Diver, and More!

This time on Video Game Tango we dive in with Dave the Diver, We square off with Square Enix and their commitment to bring more games (including Final Fantasy 14) to XBOX, we jump into the void with Voidigo and Doomsday hunters, then we Rogally and Deck it for a minute before showing off Showgunners and seiging for loot in Starsiege Deadzone! And after all that, it’s just Baldur’s gate, baby! Dave the Diver - DAVE THE DIVER is a casual, singleplayer adventure RPG featuring deep-sea exploration and fishing during the day and sushi restaurant management at night. Join Dave and his quirky friends as they seek to uncover the secrets of the mysterious Blue Hole. - MINTROCKET (Steam, Available Now) Square Enix Plans to Bring More of Its Games to Xbox (Article by GameRant) Showgunners - As a contestant on a high stakes reality game show of the future, you must survive a dangerous urban environment packed with traps, confounding puzzles, and heavily armed psychopaths. Turn-based combat in hand crafted levels, built for entertainment. - Artificer (Steam, Available Now) Andy talks about his experience using the ROG Ally and the Steam Deck side-by-side! Both handheld consoles have plenty going for them in specs, price, and availability, as well as playability. While both consoles have some significant differences, they are both meant to be handheld PCs. While the platforms don’t replace the desktop or laptop experience, they greatly improve portability! Andy was able to test a handful of games on both devices: Diablo 4, DMC Devil May Cry, Rocket League, and Stardew Valley. All of the games performance were totally acceptable for such a device, and proved that this is a segment of the gaming space that’s viable and has some serious potential to grow. While both handhelds offered pleasant gaming experiences, we’ve gotta give the crown to the Steam Deck. First and foremost, battery life goes hands-down to the Steam Deck. And while the ROG Ally provides a full-featured version of Windows, Windows might be the biggest pitfall between the two handhelds. While having a familiar operating system in your hands certainly has its positives, SteamOS is very capable, and feels more thought-out than just slapping Windows on a handheld. Check out the podcast for more thoughts on the devices, and a more thorough discussion! Voidingo - A vividly animated action roguelite focused on boss hunting. Unleash an array of diverse weapons and powerups to combat the corruption of the Void. semiwork (Steam, Available Now) Doomsday Hunters - Shoot stuff in a perfect pixel world, combine items, build guns, die every time! Roguelite twin-stick shooter where magic and post-apocalyptic future technologies collide. Defeat evil lord Dracula and save everyone! - Moregames (Steam, Available Now) Some Xbox Controllers Getting New Feature (Article by GameRant) Starsiege: Deadzone - Starsiege: Deadzone is a corridor extraction shooter set in the far reaches of space. Delve into derelict space stations overrun by hostile Cybrids in search of valuable resources. Group up with 2 squadmates, fight against other Raiders, and escape alive. - Prophecy Games (Steam, Early Access) Delete your Baldur's Gate 3 early access saves and uninstall the game, say Larian (Article by Rock Paper Shotgun) Baldur's Gate 3 Won't Set The Standards For RPGs, Says Larian (Article by TheGamer) Baldur’s Gate 3 - Baldur’s Gate 3 is a story-rich, party-based RPG set in the universe of Dungeons & Dragons, where your choices shape a tale of fellowship and betrayal, survival and sacrifice, and the lure of absolute power. - Larian Studios (Steam, Available Now)



This week Activision Blizzard got the legal go-ahead from their respective court to bend the knee to Bill Gates, then Baldur’s Gate’s release is on the horizon and we talk about what you might be able to expect in the game come August! We also talk about time-keeping, unionization, the Emmy’s, and then we talk a lot about vampires! Microsoft's $69 billion Activision deal gets US judge go-ahead, UK softens opposition V Rising: Secrets of Gloomrot - Awaken as a vampire. Hunt for blood in nearby settlements to regain your strength and evade the scorching sun to survive. Raise your castle and thrive in an ever-changing open world full of mystery. Gain allies online and conquer the land of the living. - Stunlock Studios (Steam, Early Access) The Last of Us Is Sweeping Emmy Nominations This Year Neil Druckmann Takes Over Naughty Dog After Co-President Of 19 Years Retires Study Reveals Very Low Percentage of Classic Video Games Are Available Commercially “I Played the Full Version of Baldur's Gate 3…” Baldur's Gate 3 - Baldur’s Gate 3 is a story-rich, party-based RPG set in the universe of Dungeons & Dragons, where your choices shape a tale of fellowship and betrayal, survival and sacrifice, and the lure of absolute power. - Larian Studios (Steam, Early Access) Vampire Survivors is getting four-player couch co-op so you can slay bloodsuckers with BFFs



Bobby Kotick is doing Bobby Kotick things again! And did Activision Blizzard just leak DayZ 2? Also we’ve got more demos for you from Steam Next Fest, and FINALLY - Battlebit Remastered is here! Sony's Jim Ryan: Kotick asked to negotiate Call of Duty to 'cover himself' if merger fails. - Article by TweakTown DayZ 2 Leaked by Court Documents - Article by GameRant Luna Abyss - Luna Abyss is a single player story driven action-adventure with fluid platforming and bullet hell combat. Follow the journey of Fawkes, a prisoner of Luna caught between a cryptic prophecy and their prison sentence. - Bonsai Collective - Steam, Demo Available, Coming Soon) Viewfinder - Challenge perception, redefine reality, and reshape the world around you with an instant camera. Viewfinder is a new single player game offering gamers hours of interesting and fun experiences while uncovering the mysteries left behind. - Sea Owl Studios (Steam, Demo Available, July 18th 2023) Norland - Norland is a medieval kingdom sim that generates stories. Manage your noble family and face with class society, crime, slave revolts, religious conflict, economic issues, personal relations, treachery, secret murders, and spectacular battles. - Long Jaunt (Steam, Demo Available, Coming Soon) Hammerwatch 2 - Gather your heroes and journey beyond the dungeons of Castle Hammerwatch to explore a pixelated world like never before. Aid King Roland’s resistance while helping villagers along the way. Battle beasts, finish off hordes of the undead, and face the forces of evil. - Crackshell (Steam, Demo Available, August 15th 2023) REMORE: INFESTED KINGDOM - A challenging turn-based tactical RPG that transports you into a medieval apocalyptic infestation. Your survivors are fragile, and every step you take could be your last. - Black Anchor (Steam, Coming Soon) Battlebit Remastered - BattleBit Remastered is a low-poly, massive multiplayer FPS, supporting 254 players per server. Battle on a near-fully destructible map with various vehicles! -SgtOkiDoki, Vilaskis, TheLiquidHorse (Steam, Available Now)


Free Steam Demos! - Steam Next Fest June 2023

This time on Video Game Tango, Nick, Josh, and Andy try out some demos from Steam Next Fest! Check out Lies of P, Wizard With a Gun, Warhaven, and Sea of Stars!



This week we’ve got Starfields, Star Wars, Warhammers, Wizard with Guns, Punks that are Cyber, then we’ve got Dunes, Lords, and a Rebirth LIVE on Air! And if you thought that was all, we’ve also got MECHS! We choose our favorite titles shown off this week between Summer Game Fest, Day of the Devs, Devolver Direct, Future GamesShow, OTK Games Expo, XBOX Games Showcase, Starfield Direct, PC Gaming Show, Ubisoft Forward, and the Capcom Showcase!


The End of Video Game News

No gaming news this week! We're right between the Playstation Showcase, XBOX Showcase, Starfield Showcase, Summer Game Fest, Devolver Direct, Wholesome Direct, Future of Games Showcase...You get the drift! The start of this summer is going to be absolutely jam packed with video game news and announcements to come! But for now, enjoy Andy, Nick, and Josh as we discuss our history with video games, and why we decided to make a gaming podcast!


Sony is Bringing THE HEAT!

SONY SHOWS OFF SOME SERIOUSLY AAA TITLES IN THIS YEAR'S PLAYSATION SHOWCASE! Andy, Nick, and Josh go over the announcements, the trailers...And the NEW HARDWARE!


Tears of the Kingdom and Metal Gear Solid 6!

Overwatch 2 lied to us, Diablo 4 is probably lying to us, but thank god, Blizzcon is still on this years! Then we’ve got potential for a Zelda Movie, and of course we’re gonna talk about Tears of the Kingdom. Also, we discuss upcoming games Warlander and Age of Wonders 4, and we’ve got rumors of a Metal Gear Solid 3 Snake Eater remake, and a brand new Metal Gear Solid. What does a Metal Gear solid game look like without Kojima? Let’s talk about that. Then we’ve got announcements about announcements announcing. Microsoft’s Activision Blizzard acquisition approved by EU regulators BlizzCon Returns This November Blizzard is scrapping Overwatch 2 hero missions and progression: 'It's clear that we can't deliver on the original vision for PvE' Longtime Zelda Producer "For Sure" Interested In Television Or Movie Adaptation Warlander - Harness the almighty powers of god-like Warriors, Clerics, and Mages, with a unique style that mashes a Medieval-inspired setting, Fantastical items and abilities…and…EVEN POWERFUL ROBOTS! Master siege weapons and cataclysmic spells to control the battlefield and destroy the enemy's core! - Toylogic Inc. (Steam, Out Now) Age of Wonders 4 - Rule a fantasy realm of your own design! Explore new magical realms in Age of Wonders’ signature blend of 4X strategy and turn-based tactical combat. Control a faction that grows and changes as you expand your empire with each turn! - Triumph Studios (Steam, Available Now) Rumor: Metal Gear Solid Series' Revival is Imminent (Also State of Play announcement) Xbox Games Showcase set to air in June 2023 Steam Announces Its Next Big Demo Event



This time on Video Game Tango we catch up with the Microsoft/Actvision Blizzard Acquisition! Then we’ve got discussions on Stellaris and the recently released Everspace! Then it’s handhelds again! Tune in to find out what a Rogally is, what it does, and what it costs! Official documentation from CMA regarding their denial of the Microsoft/Activision Blizzard Acquisition - EU Could Approve Microsoft's Activision Blizzard Acquisition Next Week - - Article by GameRant Activision Hires Queen Elizabeth II's Former Lawyer to Lead CMA Appeal - - Article by IGN EA Comments On Microsoft-Activision Sale And Why It Doesn't Matter To Them - - Article by Gamespot Some Blizzard Devs Worry Departures Could Hurt World Of Warcraft And Other Games - - Article by Kotaku Xbox Teasing 2 Big Games for Upcoming Showcase - - Article by GameRant Asus ROG Ally: Pricing, release date, and everything you need to know about the Steam Deck rival - - Article by XDA Developers Official ASUS ROG Ally site - ASUS ROG XG Mobile -


BTP - Dungeons & Dragons Honor Amongst Thieves

Nick, Andy, and Josh share their thoughts on the new Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Amongst Thieves, and then fight about The Mandalorian.


Beyond all Reason, Jedi Survivor, and Handhelds!

Tonight we discuss the new RTS Beyond all Reason, Star Wars: Jedi Survivor, Dungeons and Dragons Minecraft, And Everspace. Then I do a clumsy deep-dive into handheld consoles, their future, their new competition, and we share our opinions on who wins out in this new frontier of gaming! Beyond All Reason - A new MASSIVE scale Real Time Strategy game! (Self-Hosted) Star Wars Jedi: Survivors - The story of Cal Kestis continues in STAR WARS Jedi: Survivor™, a galaxy-spanning, third-person, action-adventure game. - Respawn (Steam, Available Now) Minecraft x Dungeons & Dragons - Microsoft’s Minecraft meets Hasbro’s (Wizards of the Coast) Dungeons & Dragons - Microsoft/Mojang (Coming Soon) Everspace 2 - EVERSPACE 2 is a fast-paced single-player spaceship shooter with exploration in space and on planets, tons of loot, RPG elements, mining, and crafting. Experience an exciting sci-fi story set in a vivid, handcrafted open world full of secrets, puzzles, and perils. - ROCKFISH Games (Steam, Available Now, Demo Available) The best portable gaming consoles 2023 - Check out all the best portable games consoles, from Nintendo Switch and Steam Deck to the Playdate and Ayaneo Air, for all your handheld gaming console needs - Article by PocketTactics (Alternatively, check out the Logitech G Cloud for another pure streaming handheld that utilizes NVidia’s and Microsoft’s cloud-based gaming services!) Sony reportedly working on new PlayStation handheld for PS5 Remote Play - Earlier this week, rumors claimed that Sony was creating new PlayStation hardware, separate from the upcoming PS5 revision and rumored PS5 Pro. It was quickly theorized that this could be a new handheld, like a PS Vita 2. Now, sources have clarified that Sony is working on a dedicated Remote Play device, rather than a native-gaming handheld. - Article by KitGuru Asus’ first PC Handheld Has Twice the Performance of a Steam Deck - A handheld gaming PC from Asus’ ROG (Republic of Gamers) brand seemed like an April Fools’ joke when it was “announced” over the weekend, but apparently, the company is serious. The ROG Ally is a proper Steam Deck competitor, and you can sign up to pre-order the device on Best Buy now. - Article by Inverse



This week WB has announced that they’re taking away Multiversus until next year! What are you going to do with that season pass and all the DLC you bought until then? The Last of Us Part 1 PC port is a buggy mess. Then: Bobby Kotick shames Sony in the most back-handed fun way in an open letter. Super Mario 64 speed runs have been perfected. Josh shares his thoughts on Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, and Nick, Russ and Andy talk about their experiences playing the indie game Necesse! WB is shutting down MultiVersus claiming the ‘open beta’ is over - KitGuru Despite players paying for DLC and Season Passes for WB’s Multiversus, WB has decided to take the game out of open beta, and remove access to online features of the game until “early 2024”. The Last of Us Part 1 PC And Steam Deck Port Is Getting Torn Apart - GameSpot The Last of Us Part 1 PC port is being criticized for performance issues and bugs plaguing the game on release. The Steam community as of writing has reviewed the game 10,231 times, and reviews are “Mostly Negative”. Who is responsible for shipping such a poorly optimized, buggy port? The Last of Us™ Part I - Experience the emotional storytelling and unforgettable characters in The Last of Us™, winner of over 200 Game of the Year awards. - Playstation PC LLC (Steam, available now) Bobby Kotick Calls Out PlayStation In Email To Whole World Bobby Kotick (CEO of Activision Blizzard) has written in an open email that despite Sony’s worries, that if the Activision Blizzard acquisition by Microsoft goes through as planned, Sony shouldn’t worry about the Call of Duty creators creating inferior versions of their games just to slight Sony. The Most Perfect Super Mario 64 Speedrun Ever Just Happened! Super Mario 64 speedrunner “Suigi” has completed a perfect, or near-perfect speedrun of Mario 64 with no major mistakes. Generally speaking, mistakes are commonplace during speedruns, as speedrunners have to make complex pixel-perfect movements in order to execute “glitches” or keep their run-time as low as possible. In this case though, it seems “Suigi” has created a new SM64 speedrun record…And unless the speedrun meta changes, he may hold that title for a LONG time! Josh has been playing Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, and has mostly positive things to say about it. Despite a luke-warm release, and a less-than-stellar review average on launch, it seems the Steam community in general has enjoyed the game, as 19,791 users have accumulated a “Mostly Positive” review of the game. A definite recommendation from Josh if you’re into linear third-person action adventure single-player games, or Marvel comics! Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy - Fire up a wild ride across the cosmos with a fresh take on Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. In this action-adventure game, you are Star-Lord leading the unpredictable Guardians from one explosion of chaos to the next. You got this. Probably. - Eidos-Montréal (Steam, available now) Nick, Russ, and Andy have been playing the indie game “Necesse”. Necesse is an early-access game created by a single developer team, and combines farm sim with survival crafting, dungeon crawling, village building, and exploration in one package. The game launched in early access late 2019, and has since gathered a cult following. It’s no surprise either, as the vast majority of the systems and gameplay have been well thought-out, progression makes sense, and there is a ton of procedurally-generated world to explore. The game also has some of the most comprehensive item-sorting systems (something a lot of “similar” titles lack in our opinions) we have ever seen! If you’ve played games like Minecraft, Terraria, RimWorld, or Stardew Valley, we highly recommend you pick up this gem, especially when it’s normal sale price is just $9.99 (though it has been on sale twice already in the 2 weeks since we discovered it!) Necesse - Necesse is a top-down sandbox action-adventure game in a...