Matthew’s Weekly Gaming News Wrap-Up 6/19/15-6/25/15

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-Batman: Arkham Knight released this week with a host of bugs and other problems for PC gamers using an AMD graphics card. The reason for this bizarre malfunction is still unclear, but the situation has not gotten much better since launch. Refunds for the PC version of the game have been offered to some customers, and Steam has even deliberately removed the game from its online store until the game is fixed. The game has already received many updates attempting to fix the host of problems, but the developers have had little success in fixing the game to this day.

-Gamestop launched their new online retro store on Tuesday of this week. With the new store, you can now purchase pre-owned games from six classic consoles. The six different consoles are the NES, the SNES, the Nintendo 64, the Sega Dreamcast, the Sega Genesis, and the PlayStation 1. This also means that if you have any used games from these consoles you can now trade them in at most Gamestop stores for credit just like you would any other pre-owned game. Although the online store also sells used versions of the actual consoles listed above, they are usually out of stock and I don’t see that changing very much. The library of available games is actually pretty decent, and the prices are reasonable as well for some of the games you could be getting.

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-A 1 terabyte PlayStation 4 model has been announced for Europe and Japan. The new model is expected to hit shelves in Japan by the end of the month, while in Europe, the model launches on July 15. Also, a slightly lighter, more energy efficient 500 gigabyte PS4 model has been announced for Japan, but not for Europe or North America. Still no word on when North America will be getting either of the models, as well as what the final prices of each model will be.

-Project Cars 2 was announced this week, a little over a month since the first Project Cars was released. The developer Slightly Mad Studios has already stated that they will be crowdfunding for the sequel just as they did for the first game, despite its apparent success. Then again, it’s pretty hard to tell how successful your game was when it’s only been out for about a month. If you would like to contribute to the sequel, help fun it on the World of Mass Development platform.

New Releases:

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-Batman: Arkham Knight

-Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition

-PlanetSide 2 (PS4)

-Tales from the Borderlands: Episode 3 – Catch a Ride

-Driveclub (PlayStation Plus Edition)

  • Nevets

    The game was put on hold by developers not Steam. They ported it to PC from console very poorly. Not only was there a 30 fps cap, but the quality was hindered when compared to console. Absolute tragedy.