/// October 6, 2016 | EPISODE 176
Below are the news stories that may not have made the headlines today but are worth reading!
Gamers never die…..
Just like the Games of Our Lives…
/// GAMES FEATURED
►Beyond Good & Evil
►Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Mega Battle
►Gears of War
/// Original PS4 Sales Up 360% in the UK, Xbox One S Still Ahead of PS4 Slim!
Because of how popular the original PS4 was last week, many customers were unable to get their hands on one, even after paying for it. Eurogamer received numerous emails from people last week saying they paid for the £150 bundle online at GAME, only to be refunded days later.
GAME said, “Unfortunately due to unprecedented demand, the PS4 Bundle containing FIFA 17 and a Now TV pass sold out extremely quickly and we were unable to fulfil a number of orders.” They added that “the bundle will not be available to purchase in the future.”
If you were affected by these cancellations, GAME is letting you keep the Now TV subscription and is giving out £20 off codes for the £249.99 PS4 Slim 500GB bundle, which includes FIFA 17 and Uncharted 4. [Source]
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/// Snow Enters Paid Beta on October 18 for PS4!
/// New Beyond Good & Evil Officially Confirmed!
If you’ve been waiting for news about BG&E… well, here you go! We are delighted to confirm that Michel Ancel is currently working with the Ubisoft Montpellier Studio on a new Beyond Good & Evil game.
At the moment, no platforms have been confirmed and we’re not exactly sure if it’s officially called Beyond Good & Evil 2 but at least we know it’s a “new” game and not a remaster! If you missed any of the previous teasers, click here. [Source]
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/// Battlefield 1 Spectator Mode Announced by DICE!
/// Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Mega Battle Announced for PS4, Xbox One & Steam!
/// Gears of War Movie in the Works!
Microsoft announced during a Gears of War 4 livestream that a film adaptation of the popular video game franchise is being developed by Universal Pictures.
Scott Stuber, known for Ted and The Kingdom, and Dylan Clark, known for Rise of the Planet of the Apes, will be producing the movie.
“As a way to support the franchise the next logical step was to make the movie,” Rod Fergusson, studio head of game developer The Coalition, told Variety. “We’d done comics and novels in the past but the opportunity to work with Universal to bring the movie to life was perfect.”
“I think you have to let the movies be the movies,” Fergusson added. “They’re two different mediums, and two different audiences in some cases, and I think some video game movies in the past have failed because they tried to make a movie for gamers. If you have this great IP with a deep backstory and lots of lore that you can make interesting stories out of it’s great, but if you just go after the gaming audience then it isn’t going to be a successful movie.
“That’s one of the great things about working with Universal. We’re finding that line where we can say it has enough lore and canon that it feels genuine to the game while at the same time going beyond that and asking ‘OK what makes a great movie?'”
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/// Syberia 3 Delayed to Q1 2017!
“We are aware that fans around the world are eager to embody Kate Walker again but we need additional time to provide them with an adventure that can live up to their expectations in this fascinating universe created by Benoit Sokal.”
Syberia 3 is in development for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC.