Episode 57 of our gaming podcast, The Gamer Pros Show (GPS), is now live! We’ve had a pretty big news week in the gaming world, and we do our best to cover and discuss everything. Rumors of PS5 reveals at E3 were shot down pretty quickly, God of War is getting insanely good reviews, and Dark Souls got delayed on Switch.
In terms of more notable news, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds had its first ‘War’ mode, which is essentially Team Deathmatch. With respawning, a smaller play area, and three teams of ten pitted against each other, it’s a very different style for PUBG. This may be the result of adapting to so many like-minded battle royale games on the market.
Rare revealed a road map for the future of Sea of Thieves and, to be honest, we aren’t particularly impressed by it. The game desperately needs content and we just aren’t sure that these updates are going to be enough to bring people back long term. It doesn’t help that Rare were very vague about what the new content would be.
In preparation for Shenmue 3, Sega have announced that the first two Shenmue games will be remastered on modern consoles. Our worry is that these games won’t age particularly well, despite the fact that a lot of people have very fond memories of them. Speaking of Sega, they just announced the Mega Drive Mini, which appears to be Sega’s answer to the NES Classic and SNES Classic.
Nothing has been confirmed yet, but all signs are pointing to Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII not having a single player campaign, a first for the long-running FPS franchise. The anonymous sources have stated that Treyarch will be focusing on the popular multiplayer mode, as well as expanding Zombies. Allegedly, there is an emphasis on co-op modes as a potential stand-in for campaign. We think there may also be some sort of battle royale mode in the works.
At the end of the show, Jordan gives his impressions of Radical Heights, which is quickly becoming his favorite take on the battle royale formula. Despite the fact that this game is in very early access (it even lacks textures in some areas), it has a unique spin on the style that makes it stand out among PUBG and Fortnite.
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