Hey there folks, long time no see. You may be asking yourself who am I or where the hell did I go? Both are valid questions. As many of you know, I was working full time and continuing my education. But also, I’ve been struggling to keep up. Truth is that I have failed all of you, I haven’t written an article in the better part of a month, if not two. Between work, school and journalism, I was spread too thin. So, why am I writing this now? Why am I emerging like a phoenix from the ashes? Because this is something I enjoy doing and I’m gonna make a real go of it this time. The last article I wrote was about PAX East so we have a lot of catching up to do. This is going to be a unique article. I’m going to give my unfiltered thoughts about what I think is going on with certain events and games coming out in the near future, let’s begin!
Holy sh*t, the hype game is strong. It’s no secret that I am a huge Destiny fanboy and I’m waving that flag all the way up to launch. I actually started writing an article on the Gameplay Reveal that happened on May 18th, which was so packed with information that it should have just been its own convention. We saw the new worlds of Destiny 2: Titan, Lo and Nessus. From what we saw, the campaign looks cinematic, but I urge caution. I have noticed a trend where the first few levels look and feel amazing, but then the game begins to degrade as the campaigns go on. I want to wait until I play through the full game before I begin to judge a game of its newly “redefined” storytelling. Needless to say, I am really stoked and am eagerly waiting for September 8th when the game launches. The other big takeaway from this announcement is that Destiny 2 will be on PC Via Battle Net, Blizzard Entertainment’s gaming client. In a surprise video from Mike Morhaime, Blizzard and Bungie are teaming up to ensure that the PC version can get to the players ASAP. I thought that this was a very smart move, as fiscally, it sidesteps Steam’s steep 30% cut when games are sold through their service, well played Activision
Call of Duty WWII
Ok,Call of Duty is going back the its roots and that’s pretty cool. I’m happy to see that Call of Duty is returning to form and taking a step back from robots and cyborgs, but I remain skeptical. Infinite Warfare was a really big slap to the face to fans offering a generic story, repetitive game modes and a Remaster that was locked behind a Collector’s Edition. While I may not be the biggest Call of Duty fan around, I’m interested to see how this return to form will be and I look forward to finding out.
I am so glad to see that this game actually exists. I am a huge fan of the first two and the third looks just as good. You’ll be playing a Fury, Sister of War and Death. This rider of the Apocalypse has been tasked with defeating each of the deadly sins. While this game is slated for a 2018 release, the first few minutes of game play we saw look absolutely thrilling, which amazes me since the game is still in Alpha stages. Information is still scarce, but we’ll keep you posted on any breaking news.
All that we know is that a mysterious picture surfaced, but that was enough to get us hyped.
Xbox Game Pass
Xbox finally put it in guys, Now there is a monthly service and you can have access to 100’s of games. We all knew this was coming. For $9.99/mo you can subscribe to this service and have access to hundreds of games. I’m sure this service will be great, but I’ll wait until my 14 day free trial is done to give my final verdict.
That’s all I have for today guys, I promise to be more active, more regular and overall a better author for you. As the summer starts to heat up, so does our crusade to bring you the best news in gaming. Stay classy everyone!
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