#138 Dr Disrespect Apologizes

Remember last month when Dr. Disrespect walked into a bathroom at E3 on accident and got banned from Twitch for it? Well, he finally opened up about the incident and apologized for it.

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Will Nintendo Switch Soon Have Loot Boxes?

Nintendo US boss Reggie Fils-Aime thinks loot boxes aren’t that bad.

At the recent E3, Nintendo US boss Reggie Fils-Aime discussed several topics including loot boxes. These micro-transactions are recently being seen in a not-so-favourable manner where players pay without knowing what they’re getting.

He thinks loot boxes have a “bad rap” and other developers have “made some mistakes” when it comes to paid digital content.

“The game mechanic of buying something that you’re not sure what’s inside is as old as baseball cards,” he told Bloomberg.

“What we believe at Nintendo is that a gameplay mechanic that offers the consumer something to buy that they’re not sure what’s inside can be interesting as long as that’s not the only way you can get those items.

“And that’s where some developers have made some mistakes. For us, its one of many mechanics we can use to drive on-going engagement in the game.”

We’re not sure if this means the Switch will have loot boxes or something similar in the future. But with its stance on the subject, it’s clear that the company isn’t averse to the idea.

In other news, when asked about Netflix and YouTube coming to Nintendo Switch, he confirmed that they will “come in due time”.

“When we launched the Switch, we were very clear we wanted to position the device as a game-playing device. We’ve done that, and so you’ve seen Hulu for example come on to the platform. In terms of other services, the conversations are on-going. We’ve got nothing to announce right now. But certainly those opportunities will come in due time.”

 

Microsoft Has New Xbox Controller For Accessibility, Leak Image Shows

Software giant Microsoft is reportedly working on a new Xbox controller for accessibility. The company’s new controller, according to the company, would include two oversized A and B pads.

Microsoft’s new Xbox controller

 

The new Xbox controller has also a d-pad, and it would also include the usual Xbox button and navigation controls. A report from Windows Central revealed that Microsoft’s new Xbox controller is specifically designed for accessibility.

 

The same report hinted that the software giant would likely unveil the new Xbox controller during the conduct of E3 slated next month. In fact, prior to the unveiling, an image of the controller has surfaced online as posted by Twitter user WalkingCat.

 

A quick check of the leaked Xbox controller shows what obviously looks like programmable A and B pads. The controller has three-light LED indicator, which was exactly the same as that of the second-generation Xbox One Elite controller leak.

 

Also, the new Microsoft Xbox controller features a variety of inputs at the top which would presumably be used to connect with other devices and to map Xbox functions as well. In case you don’t know, the controller has been codenamed Project Z and it also appeared that it would include a headphone jack and USB port, among others.

 

By having a USB port in the controller, it would likely help accessibility users program the controller for use with Xbox One games or apps.

 

Meanwhile, Microsoft is slated to hold its E3 keynote on June 10th this year. This means that we would be hearing more about this new controller very soon.

Sony’s ‘God of War’ Is Exclusive on PS4, Will Be Out in 2018

Sony’s historic franchise, God of War was unveiled to the public back in 2016 during Sony’s E3 event. Now the God of War would bring the Kratos characters to a brand new setting. This would include other characters that players are excited to play in PS4.

 

God of War is exclusive on PS4

 

It can be recalled that Sony actually performed a gameplay demo at E3 in 2016. From these, we have seen Kratos was accompanied by a child named Atreus. Both of them are journeying in a woodland location before they encountered a huge beast. Luckily, both of the defeated the huge beast, but Atreus accidentally placed an arrow on Kratos’ shoulder.

 

 

For sure, fans of the God of War are excited about the release of the game this year. What we know so far is that Sony Interactive Entertainment as the publisher of the game hinted of the April 20 release date. This was also confirmed by the game’s developer, Sony Santa Monica, the game studio that developed God of War 1 to 3.

 

 

If such information is true, God of War is expected to come in as exclusive for Sony’s PlayStation 4 only. Regarding the game’s price, we don’t have any available information yet. What is clear, however, is that the game will be sold for full price.

 

Watch the game’s trailer below:

 

 

Meanwhile, you might as well check the God of War review by USgamer and Eurogamer, respectively.

 

 

“This is how you do a reboot. After Kratos lost his way, Sony Santa Monica has set the God of War on a new path. A more measured, nuanced character, a great supporting cast, an excellent combat system, and some of the best graphics in a PlayStation 4 game to-date, add up to a winner,” according to USgamer. The gaming website gave a review score of 5/5

 

 

Eurogamer said: “God of War dresses things up, in other words, but it is ultimately the same deal it always was. As is the way with myths, I guess. As is the way with gods.”

Nintendo launches Wii U console

At last, Nintedo has made the Wii U game console official after the company gave details on the aforementioned device during a press conference held in New York.

According to Nintendo, their newest game console will be available in the US beginning November 19.

The Wii U was first seen by the public during the E3 conference a year ago. Since then, only Wii U tests were conducted by reviewers and only for a limited number of games.

Nintendo is the first game console company to launch their latest device that would hopefully bolster their 2012 sales with the impending Holiday season. The Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 still haven’t made any announcement regarding future releases.

Nintendo will first launch the Wii U on two bundles. One bundle costs $299 and the other $349.

Here is a detailed piece on the differences between the two:

$299:

–          Wii U Game Console

–          One GamePad

–          Sensor bar

–          8GB SSD

–          HDMI cable

$349:

–          Wii U Console

–          One GamePad

–          Sensor bar

–          8GB SSD

–          HDMI cable

–          Charging Stand

–          Console Stand

–          32GB SSD

–          Nintendo Land game disc

Are you excited for the new Wii?

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