EA reveals the streaming schedule for EA Play 2019
EA has announced they will be hosting a stream on June 8th, running for three hours staring at 12:15 pm ET/9:15 am PT, to show off six games. This year’s lineup will cover Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, Apex Legends, Battlefield V, EA SPORTS FIFA, EA SPORTS Madden NFL, and The Sims4. Viewers can expect developer news, updates, and announcements for each of these games.
Splitgate is like Portal, but a competitive shooter
Splitgate is a new free-to-play first-person shooter developed by 1074 Games. Splitgate feels like a return to the Quake era games with its fast-paced gameplay and explosive action using an entertaining mix of gunplay and portal system that lets players set up various tactical plays to navigate the multi-level maps. However fun the gameplay may be, the game does suffer from being still in development and from a new studio; much of the game feels simplistic and unpolished, with minimalistic animations and lackluster sound design. These aspects do not detract much from the gameplay, but rather show the game has much promise and needs continued support to get the refinement it needs.
Death Stranding Release Date For PS4 Revealed In New Gameplay Trailer
Renown creator Hideo Kojima’s newest title, Death Stranding, has finally received a solid release date. Sony has announced this new title will become available on the PS4 on November 8th, 2019 as well as releasing an extensive look into the game alongside a new trailer; Pre-Orders in various editions for the game are now live as well. Death Stranding is Kojima’s first title to be released after his split with Konami and so far seems a much different style of game from what his usual works are; selectively shown as a new take on action drama.
Loot Box Bill “Riddled With Inaccuracies,” Says ESA
US Senate is reviewing a bill, which would ban loot box systems from video games. The wording of the bill, however, has drawn significant criticism as it contains numerous “inaccuracies” and fails to represent “how video games work” which would lead to many video game consumers and producers in America to suffer significantly. Those who propose the bill have stated that the intent is to eliminate predatory sale tactics aimed towards minors; yet the current state of the bill proves very vague on the specifics of what kind of games would be affected, leaving too much room for interpretation and ignoring established guidelines for age demographic marketing.