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Episode 55 of our gaming podcast, The Gamer Pros Show (GPS), is now live! We recorded this just before PAX East, so expect our next episode to be full of great indie game content! We’re closing out our discussion on Far Cry 5 this week and diving deep on some great news.

Hello Games have announced a huge new update for No Man’s Sky titled “NEXT”. They didn’t reveal any specific details about what this expansion will include, but it is allegedly their largest yet. The road to redemption has been long and steady for Hello Games, and we’re excited to jump back into the game later this year when the update releases. No Man’s Sky is also coming to Xbox One, giving the game a new platform and hopefully a new fanbase. NEXT will be heavily story-based and very focused on player feedback. Believe in this game!

Red Faction Guerilla, originally released last gen on Xbox 360, is getting a remastered edition that includes native 4K and all DLC add-ons. This was a game that many people overlooked upon release, but has a lot to offer in the way of great open-world gameplay.

Marvel’s Spider-Man on PS4 has been given a release date of September 7th, along with a brand new trailer and details for its three-part DLC campaign called The City That Never Sleeps. The trailer looks phenomenal, perfecting the web-slinging fun that we all loved in Spider Man 2.

Microtransactions are back in the news once again, this time on a somewhat positive note. Monolith Productions are removing the ability to purchase in-game currency with real money in Middle-Earth: Shadow of War.  It’s a strange choice, given the fact that this game has been out for it to have a huge impact, but we speculate that they may have been trying to build up good will before their DLC release.

At the end of the show, we wrap up our discussion on Far Cry 5 which, despite being a lot of fun, missed the mark on a lot of storytelling fronts. I simply found the plot to be weak, despite its ambitious premise. It also didn’t sync up very well with the open-world gameplay. There’s a great game here for sure, but it’s not a world that I want to spend an extended amount of time in personally.

Finally, we have a listener question which prompt us to have a very early discussion of what games we want to see from E3.

We hope you enjoy the show. Thanks for listening!

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