Welcome to GameNama, the weekly gaming news roundup from Gameutha.com, where we bring you the latest and greatest in gaming news every week. In this week’s roundup, we have some exciting updates for you. Firstly, we’ll be discussing the much-anticipated release of Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, providing you with the latest updates on its launch. We’ll also be revealing the release date for the upcoming Armored Core game. Additionally, we have some exclusive details to share from a hands-on preview of the next Zelda title, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. For this and much more continue reading!
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Star Wars Jedi: Survivor Opens to Technical Setbacks
Last week, Star Wars Jedi: Survivor was released and while it received positive reviews for improving on its predecessor, the game has been plagued with severe technical problems. Many players have reported that the game is virtually unplayable due to these issues, these issues have been reported across multiple platforms including PS5 and Xbox Series X/S.
Most problems have been reported on the PC platform. From stuttering issues, streaming problems, and shader woes, the game hasn’t had the easiest of launches. Over on the console side, textures routinely suffer from slow streaming and the game as a whole suffers from constant frame rate drops and screen tearing. In a tweet released shortly after the game’s release, the developers insisted that fixes for the title are on the way. Look out for our full review of Jedi: Survivor this week.
Armored Core VI is Set for August 2023
Armored Core VI is the next title in the classic but long-dormant Armored Core series. The sixth entry in the series was announced in late 2022, promising to reignite the series for a modern audience bringing the intense mech combat that cemented the Dark Soul studios’ place in the gaming industry to the modern gamer. A new trailer for the game revealed the release date for the game.
Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon is slated for August 25, 2023. The latest trailer showed off gameplay from the title, showcasing a modern take on the beloved series as well as promising the same level of difficulty that the series has been known for and the developer has used in its Souls Games. Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon will be available on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, and PC.
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Gets Hands-on Preview
The release of the highly anticipated next entry in the Legend of Zelda series is right around the corner and excitement has been mounting as Nintendo ramps up the game’s marketing ahead of its May launch. Several outlets were given their first hands-on impressions of the game, giving them a small sliver of what to expect from the game, come its launch next month.
The general consensus has been overwhelmingly positive. Particular praise was given to the abundance of new abilities introduced in the game and the way the game allows for freedom in its exploration. The game’s new Fuse ability was also lauded and so were the endless number of combos that the new combat system allows. The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is slated for May 12, 2023, release exclusively on Nintendo Switch.
Microsoft’s Acquisition of Activision-Blizzard Blocked by the CMA
Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision-Blizzard is one of the biggest purchases in the history of the industry. The acquisition, valued at a staggering $68 billion would make Microsoft the owner of iconic franchises like Call of Duty and World of Warcraft. Despite months of strict scrutiny and Microsoft’s commitment to preserving the openness of said franchises, the UK competition agency, CMA has blocked the deal.
The acquisition was blocked because the CMA deems the deal will significantly hinder competition in the cloud gaming space which in turn will negatively affect gamers in the UK. Following this, Microsoft said that it still remains fully committed to the deal and hopes to sway the CMA in its favor. Activision shares fell by nearly 12% following this news.
Gotham Knights Receives New DLC
Gotham Knights was released last October to generally negative reviews, with technical hiccups being the game’s biggest downfall, after months of patches and fixes, and a multiplayer DLC it seemed like support for the game had ended, but in a cryptic tweet by the developer WB Games Montreal it was revealed that the game will receive at least one more DLC.
This new DLC, titled The Kelvin Incident expands the previous multiplayer DLC, Heroic Assault, by throwing in a new 15-floor gauntlet. This DLC also sees reworked villains, namely Mr. Freeze, Harley Quinn, and Clayface adding in more variety and challenge for people who want to prove themselves. The Kelvin Incident DLC is available now.
Twisted Metal TV Series Receives its First Trailer
Sony’s recent move into the TV and movie space has proved fruitful thus far. The HBO adaptation of The Last of Us and the big screen debut of Nathan Drake have been critical and commercial hits, not only signaling a new era for video game adaptations but also ramping up Sony’s efforts to continue producing movies and TV shows based on their IPs. A Gran Turismo movie and TV shows for Horizon, God of War, and Twisted Metal are currently in development, the latter recently received its first trailer.
The Twisted Metal TV show’s trailer showed off a new take on the beloved car combat series. The series will employ a more comedic approach, moving away from the game’s serious and darker tones. The trailer gave us our first look at Anthony Mackie’s Character as well as Sweet Tooth. The Twisted Metal TV show is set to debut on July 27, 2023, on Peacock.
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