Episode 67 of our gaming podcast, The Gamer Pros Show (GPS), is now live! It’s been a couple weeks now since E3 and the news has started pouring out again. We’re enduring a week-long heat wave that makes it impossible to do anything but sit in the air conditioning and play games! Summer Games Done Quick also just happened and Jordan has been watching some amazing playthroughs.
In the news, Tetsuya Nomura speaks about Final Fantasy VII‘s progress and the fact that it was revealed way too early. It was quite a surprise to see it absent from Square Enix’s press conference, especially since it’s been nearly two years since we’ve seen anything from it.
It wouldn’t be gaming news in 2018 without Fortnite being somewhere in the headlines, and we’ve got quite a bit of news on the world’s most popular game. Firstly, there is a patch that adds a “practice” mode called Playground, dual pistols, and Final Fight Mode. Secondly, PUBG Corp. have ceased their lawsuit against Epic Games, which began after an alleged copyright infringement.
Sony have also responded to the fact that they won’t allow Playstation-purchased cosmetics to appear on other platforms. It’s another PR answer for sure, but we may have seen them budge just a little bit. Most importantly, Fortnite‘s rocket event took place last Saturday, which one of the first real-time events taking place within the popular game. We talk at length about this on the show, noting that it’s a great step forward for the game and something truly exciting.
This week’s announcements bring us two new video game live-action adaptations in the form of a Halo TV series on Showtime and a Sonic The Hedgehog movie from Paramount Pictures. Rarely do films and television shows capture the magic and feel of video games, but we pitch a few ideas of how a Halo series could be interesting. We have to admit, we’re intrigued by Jim Carrey being cast as Dr. Robotnik.
At the end of the show, we go over Jordan’s final impressions of Vampyr. In all its jankiness, he found it to be a fascinating and rewarding game. If you like the dark atmosphere of gothic vampire tales, it’s worth checking out, even with its uninspired combat system.
We hope you enjoy the show. Thanks for listening!
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