Matthew’s Gaming News Wrap-Up 10/16/15 – 10/29/15

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News:

-We learned plenty of new information during Sony’s conference at Paris Game’s Week this week. Most importantly (at least to me), No Man’s Sky has finally received a more concrete release window, and that is June 2016. A new trailer for the game was also released, so you should probably go check that out because it’s amazing. The PlayStation developer Quantic Dream also announced their upcoming game at the conference, and that game is Detroit: Become Human. The last big piece of news from the conference was the announcement of the next Gran Turismo game, titled Gran Turismo Sport.

-With Fallout 4’s release right around the corner, there has been an avalanche of news concerning the game. The biggest piece of news would have to be the fact that Bethesda has announced that in-game mod support will not be available for the game at launch. Instead, expect this feature to arrive sometime early 2016. In other Fallout 4 news, a control scheme leak revealed some new abilities available in the upcoming RPG including a new bash attack, among other things.

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-Harmonix, the developer for the newly released Rock Band 4, recently admitted that some of their employees have posted reviews for the game on Amazon without stating that they helped work on the game. Unsurprisingly, all the employees that posted reviews gave the game five stars. This is NOT a thing you are allowed to do. Since learning about this, Harmonix has forced the employees to either take down the reviews or include that they were involved in making the game in their review.

-In 2013, the horror game Outlast surprised many with its unique ideas for the survival horror genre and became a YouTubing sensation. This week, a teaser trailer for Outlast 2 was released and it was also announced that the game is expected to launch during fall of next year. Little else is known concerning the sequel, but at least we now know that it is in fact in development.

-Last but not least, it might be worth noting that Steam is hosting a substantial Halloween sale until November 2nd. Although many of the games are related to horror, for example, SOMA and Alien Isolation, there are many other games included in the sale that have no trace of horror in them at all. For instance, Cities Skylines may not have anything to do with horror, but you can still grab it for a good bargain along with other random games such as the Witcher 3 and Grand Theft Auto 5.

New Releases:

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– Halo 5: Guardians

– Assassin’s Creed Syndicate

– Life is Strange: Episode 5 – Polarized

– Guitar Hero Live

– Tales from the Borderlands: Episode 5 – The Vault of the Traveler

– Tales of Zestiria

– Yoshi’s Wooly World