/// August 22, 2016 | EPISODE 165
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
/// Warhammer 40k: Eternal Crusade Gets PC Release Date, PS4/Xbox One Versions on Hold!
That’s just the PC version, though, as the developer has revealed that work on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions has been “paused”, to make sure the PC version meets the studio’s standards in terms of content and quality. Console players can expect an “optimised and extended experience” when those versions come out.
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/// UK Charts – No Man’s Sky Second Week Sales Down by 81%!
No Man’s Sky, unsurprisingly, topped the sales charts in the UK following its release. Unfortunately, the game has since seen quite the slump in its second week on sale.
1. F1 2016, Codemasters
2. No Man’s Sky, Sony
3. Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Warner Bros.
4. Overwatch, Blizzard
5. Grand Theft Auto 5, Rockstar
6. Rocket League, 505 Games
7. FIFA 16, EA
8. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, Sony
9. Doom, Bethesda
10. Minecraft: Xbox Edition, Microsoft
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/// Deus Ex: Mankind Divided ‘Augmented Mural’ in Birmingham!
/// Microsoft is Thinking “beyond console generations” with Xbox Scorpio!
In an interview on The Inner Circle podcast, Microsoft’s Albert Penello shared the company’s thoughts on the Scorpio.
“You hear us talking about thinking beyond console generations,” he said. “It’s not the idea that you don’t want to do consoles anymore or that there’s not going to be more performance. But if you go back and look at console generations, they’re always super exciting when something new comes out, but they’re super disruptive.”
Penello refers to the difficulties developers face when transitioning to new hardware, as well as those faced by consumers.
“The idea is, can we smooth that out? Can this be more about a family, can we think beyond, ‘We’re gonna do this one and then stop and then start all over again.’”
He goes on to describe the next slew of Xbox consoles as tiered products for different customers.
“Do [customers] care about price? Do they care about performance? Do they care about 4K? It doesn’t matter, you can’t go wrong. Your games are going to work, your accessories are going to work. I think that’s just a different way of approaching it.”
/// PS4 Slims Spotted!
With rumors about the PS4 slim and Sony’s PlayStation Meeting happening in September, it’s been difficult not to get swept up in the hype.
But it looks like Eurogamer has tapped into another source that has confirmed the PS4 slim will release in September.
“Sony will hold an event on 7th September in New York…Eurogamer understands the PS4 Slim will be released shortly after this event, later in September. We don’t know how much it will cost, however, but the expectation is it will be cheaper than the original PS4.”
Sony has refrained from making any comment on the rumours thus far, and with the conference only a few weeks away, they may leave us to speculate amongst ourselves until then.