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One other lengthy week on the books, and by chance this one was not fully dominated by the Microsoft-FTC-Activision Blizzard scuffle. In actual fact, provided that Microsoft and Activision Blizzard have prolonged their deadline for the acquisition to October, it seems that the entire occasion is on ice for the close to future. This provides each events (and the U.Ok.’s CMA) extra time to barter. Anyway, if I’ve to go yet another week doing a column on the FTC vs Microsoft, I’m going to go barely extra mad than traditional. So as an alternative, let’s discuss another stuff that occurred this week.
Ubisoft posted a slight dip in gross sales for Q1 FY24, although CEO Yves Guillemot stays optimistic, saying it was a “better-than-expected efficiency.” The corporate additionally revealed it plans to launch 10 video games on this fiscal 12 months, together with Murderer’s Creed Mirage, Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora, Rainbow Six Cell, The Crew Motorfest, The Division Resurgence, Simply Dance 24, XDefiant, Prince of Persia The Misplaced Crown, Cranium & Bones (FINALLY) and “one other massive sport.” Your guess is nearly as good as mine as to what that final one could possibly be.
PlayStation dropped a brand new story trailer for the upcoming Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, which lastly gave us an excellent take a look at Venom. They’re nonetheless very shy about letting us hear Tony Todd’s voice — throughout two trailers, he’s mentioned 9 phrases. Nevertheless it nonetheless appears to be like superb and I’m excited to listen to extra. Talking of trailers, Netherrealm at the moment launched two new trailers for Mortal Kombat 1. Within the first, we noticed three new confirmed kombatants: Li Mei, Tanya and Baraka. Within the second, we bought our first confirmed DLC kharacters, and the rumors had been true: Homelander, Omni-Man and Peacemaker be a part of the fray, as do returning fighters Takeda, Ermac and Quan Chi.
As for my private gaming schedule, I can lastly, FINALLY play Closing Fantasy XVI now that my husband has completed it. The sacrifices I make for love, actually. However now I can lastly see what all of the fuss is about — I’ve barely made it just a few hours into the sport and I’m already loving how totally different the sport is from earlier titles. You realize me, I like an excellent spectacle motion sport and it definitely is that to date. I’ll in all probability additionally play some Pikmin 4 now that it’s lastly out. I’ve by no means performed a Pikmin sport earlier than, so this’ll be shiny and new for me!
What to play this week
- Pikmin 4
- Xenonauts 2
- Pokémon Sleep
- My Pleasant Neighborhood
- Cross Tails
- Brewpub Simulator
New on subscription companies:
- Techtonica (Xbox Sport Go)
- Toem (Xbox Sport Go)
- The Cave(Xbox Sport Go)
- Maquette (Xbox Sport Go)
- Figment 2: Creed Valley (Xbox Sport Go)
- The Wandering Village (Xbox Sport Go)
- It Takes Two (PlayStation Plus Further+Premium)
- Sniper Elite 5 (PlayStation Plus Further+Premium)
- Snowrunner (PlayStation Plus Further+Premium)
- World Warfare Z (PlayStation Plus Further+Premium)
- The Ascent (PlayStation Plus Further+Premium)
- Undertale (PlayStation Plus Further+Premium)
- SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Backside – Rehydrated (PlayStation Plus Further+Premium)
- Melty Blood: Sort Lumina (PlayStation Plus Further+Premium)
- Dysmantle (PlayStation Plus Further+Premium)
- Dynasty Warriors 9 (PlayStation Plus Further+Premium)
- Samurai Warriors 5 (PlayStation Plus Further+Premium)
- My Little Pony: A Maretime Bay Journey (PlayStation Plus Further+Premium)
- Quick & Livid: Spy Racers Rise of SH1FT3R (PlayStation Plus Further+Premium)
- Monster Jam Metal Titans (PlayStation Plus Further+Premium)
- Gravity Crash Transportable (PlayStation Plus Premium)
- Twisted Steel (PlayStation Plus Premium)
- Twisted Steel 2 (PlayStation Plus Premium)
- Wytchwood (Prime Gaming)
- Embr (GeForce Now)
- Stardew Valley+ (Apple Arcade)
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