Matthew’s Weekly Gaming News Wrap-Up 8/7/15 – 8/20/15

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-If Xbox One’s backwards compatibility with 360 games wasn’t crazy enough as is, Phil Spencer (Microsoft’s head of Xbox) recently stated that they are looking into making the Xbox One compatible with original Xbox games as well. Although it is still unknown if this is even possible, the idea of something like this can be huge for the Xbox One. In the meantime, remember that 360 backwards compatibility is set to launch on the Xbox One this November.

-Many people are excited for Fallout 4, and some of these fans have now proven that they’re willing to go crazy lengths to learn anything they can about the game. Bethesda showed Fallout 4 gameplay footage at Gamescom behind closed doors, but this didn’t stop fans from sneakily leaking footage on many websites and blogs, even a little website called PornHub. Yes, one fan was crazy enough to post the leaked footage on the popular adult video website, and thousands of people watched it. The video was eventually taken down, but it was actually one of the hardest for Bethesda to take down and was on the website for almost a week.

-New details concerning Mass Effect Andromeda came out this week, although no new trailer or gameplay footage. Bioware stated that the newest installment in the series will not have much to do with the other games at all. The story is set to take place in a completely different galaxy so don’t expect to see many familiar faces or places when Andromeda releases. The developers also stated that combat will most closely resemble that of Mass Effect 3, with a few tweaks and changes.


-The much anticipated Rainbow Six: Siege was delayed this week. Originally expected to be released this October, the game will now be released on December 1st. Ubisoft stated that the delay was a result of all the feedback they received through past betas and that the improvements they are making are what’s causing the delay. Bummed out? Well remember, all people who preorder the game gain access to the game’s beta starting on September 24th.

-Divinity: Original Sin 2 was announced through the developer’s website stating that the Kickstarter for the game will launch on August 26th. You can now vote for your preferred stretch goals on the game’s website right now up until the Kickstarter launches. The first Divinity: Original Sin’s Kickstarter raised over 900,000 dollars and one of the best PC games of last year for many people, even winning some Game of the Year awards. Why then does the sequel need a Kickstarter campaign? This remains unknown, but I look forward to learning the answer.

New Releases:


-Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture


-Tales From the Borderlands: Episode 4 – Escape Plan Bravo


-Smite (Official Launch)

-The Swindle