Weekly Recap April 23rd: Kotaku Defends Misreporting And PS Neo Rumored

Kotaku upheld their stance that the original misreports about the reasons as to why Alison Rapp was worth reporting, nevermind the fact that they were wrong. On the upside Nintendo announced that their publishing of Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE will see the localization handled by Atlus instead of the Treehouse, which is a major win for those who want an accurate localized port of the Wii U RPG.

Some developers think that the PS4K could fracture the market, and gamers didn’t have the best of reactions when the rumored specs of the PS4K – now known as the PlayStation Neo – surfaced following reports from various websites. And Microsoft pulled the plug on producing Xbox 360 units. These stories and so much more in this April 23rd, 2016 edition of the Weekly Recap here at One Angry Gamer.


Kotaku Defends Shoddy Reporting On Nintendo

What’s the best way to avoid taking responsibility for misreporting on a situation involving some sensitive subject matter? Blame it on harassment! That’s exactly what Kotaku did. A petition to get Blizzard to bring back vanilla servers for World of Warcraft has managed to reach more than 150,000 signatures. A new game called Raiders of the Broken Planet has been announced for the Xbox One, PS4 and PC. A new VR game called Fated: The Silent Oath is set to release at the end of the month. The ARK: Survival Evolved lawsuit with Trendy Entertainment was settled for $40 million. And the developers who ran two Kickstarter scams seem to have vanished off the face of the Earth with $40,000.

 


PS4K Could Fracture The Market

Not enough VR games and a focus on 4K could hurt the market, says nDreams. Sony is in a ripe position right now and there are some worries over their direction with the PS4.5 or PS4K. Procedural content in gaming? There’s a neat little breakdown to give you an idea of what that’s like in this article. A new VR game for the Oculus Rift from Insomniac Games called Feral Rites is coming this fall. Three years after the release of Rambo: The Video Game, Reef Entertainment decided to release some free DLC. Ubisoft plans on punishing gamers who exploit The Division… but gamers got angry with them and asked why don’t they fix the game instead? And a new mod called Holds has finally been completed after three years of development… giving Skyrim owners a complete overhaul of the in-game cities.

 


PlayStation Neo Could Be Inbound

The new PS4.5K could turn out to be the PlayStation Neo, so says rumors from various sources. The specs are in and it’s not that impressive, but that won’t stop some fanboys from licking up Sony’s sloppy mid-gen seconds. One Angry Gamer also surpassed the 10 million strong mark, showcasing that the site is growing rather rapidly and becoming a real force in the gaming media industry. A new exclusive for the PS4 called Let It Die is currently in development and it takes a different route to the whole post-apocalyptic setting. And there’s trouble in the deepest darkest dungeons. Red Hook’s Darkest Dungeon came under some fire for the developers censoring criticism during the early days of the game’s release on Steam, but it appears as if the heavy hand of censorship has waned recently.

 


Xbox 360 Is Dead

Microsoft announced that the production run of the Xbox 360 has come to an end. The news comes just after rumors have reached fever pitch about Sony’s new PlayStation Neo. If Microsoft has something up their sleeve let’s hope it’s not an Xbox 1.5. Two of the original creators of DOOM have joined forces again for a brand new, dark first-person shooter called… well, we don’t know right now and won’t know until April 25th. Despite all the hype surrounding VR tech and games, the reality is that forecasts continue to drop in terms of the potential revenue that the market could make. Superdata now only suspects that VR will make less than $3 billion this year. Twin Souls managed to get a name change and will arrive this fall for PC and PS4 under its new title, Aragami. A slick new horror game is on the way this June from Insomniac Games and Oculus Studios called Edge of Nowhere, and Lovecraftian fans will have a real hoot with it.

 


Mirror’s Edge Catalyst Delayed

It’s been pushed back by two weeks to further avoid any kind of competition with Uncharted 4. What am I talking about? EA’s low-confidence release of Mirror’s Edge Catalyst, which has been delayed to June. An awesome new game called Ruiner has been taking the social media metaverse by storm, combining the hard-edge blood and gore we expected from Hatred with the style and themes from Hotline Miami, all set within a cool futuristic cyberpunk atmosphere. Count me in. Bethesda has opened up sign-ups for The Elder Scrolls: Legends, a new CCG based on The Elder Scrolls. And there’s a new RPG in the works called Prominence Poker, which sees players battling through the seedy underground slums to work their way up the ranks to become a prime-time poker player.


Nintendo Dumps Treehouse For Tokyo Mirage Sessions

There’s justice after all! Atlus has been chosen to localize Tokyo Mirage Sessions instead of Nintendo’s own in-house Treehouse division. Gamers have been ecstatic about the decision given that lately the Treehouse have been dropping the ball. The release window has been set for Bandai Namco’s Tales of Bersiria on the PS4 and it’s Early 2017. Microsoft revealed that they have about 46 million monthly active users for Xbox Live. And the release of Tidalous Interactive’s Warhammer 40K real-time strategy title Battlefleet Gothic: Armada has been hit with a lot of positive reviews with gamers claiming that it’s the best Warhammer 40K game out there.

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