Borderlands 3 Will Be Epic Store Exclusive for a Time
It has been revealed that Borderlands 3 will be an Epic Store exclusive for a period of six months. Unsurprisingly, this has resulted in an uproar in certain online communities, which have been reacting thus to such announcements for some time now. With that said, it is worth mentioning that Borderlands 3 hasn’t been criticized to the same extent as Metro Exodus, which was promised for the Steam platform for some time before a sudden reveal that it would be an Epic Store exclusive one month before its release in February of 2019.
CA Set to Release The Prophet and the Warlock for Total War: Warhammer II
Creative Assembly has announced the release of DLC called The Prophet and the Warlock for Total War: Warhammer II. The title refers to the two main characters introduced in it, with one being the Lizardmen prophet Tehenhauin and the other being the Skaven warlord Ikit Claw. Besides them, the DLC will be introducing playable units for both the Lizardmen and the Skaven that include but are not limited to fire-breathing salamanders, ratmen-operated gatling guns, and ratmen-operated sniper rifles.
European Union Is Calling Out Steam’s Geo-Blocking
The European Union is calling out Steam because of geo-blocking, which is the practice of restricting certain kinds of content based on the user’s geographical location. To be exact, the European Commission is upset about Steam and five notable publishers preventing European consumers from buying and activating games outside of their country of residence for the sake of securing a better price, which in its opinion, is hindering the European Union’s goal of creating a single digital market.
Falcon Age Has Been Released
Falcon Age has been released for the PlayStation 4 as well as the PlayStation VR. For those who are curious, it is centered on the concept of being a falconer, which is a subject that has been known to fascinate a wide range of people. However, it is interesting to note that a fair amount of effort has been put into Falcon Age‘s story as well, seeing as how it is about a group of people who are struggling against a group of robots that have colonized their homeland. As such, while there are a lot of people who are impressed by the cuteness of having a falcon at the player’s beck and call, there are others who are offering praise because the narrative has no hesitation about saying what it wants to say.
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Has Been Banned in Nepal
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has been banned in Nepal. The Nepal Metropolitan Crime Division claims that it received numerous complaints from parents and other concerned parties that it was hinder Nepalese children’s studies as well as making them more aggressive. Said division states that it consulted with psychiatrists because of these claims, which convinced it to follow through by filing a Public Interest Litigation that resulted in the aforementioned outcome. This isn’t the first time that PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has been banned in certain places. In fact, some people might have heard about something similar happening in some parts of India not so long ago, which came to a conclusion within no more than a short period of time.
Sony Replacing Inappropriate PlayStation Network IDs
Very recently, Sony revealed that it would be letting PlayStation Network users change their user names. Unsurprisingly, this was followed up by the announcement that Sony will be changing any inappropriate PlayStation Network ID into a temporary ID, which will remain in use until said individual changes it to something more suitable. Curiously, this can be interpreted as being more lenient than the previous policy, which was banning anyone who broke PlayStation Network’s terms of service.
Star Wars: Fallen Jedi Has Been Revealed
Respawn Entertainment has released the reveal trailer for Star Wars: Fallen Jedi, which is notable in that it will be a single-player game set during the rise of the Empire. In short, interested individuals will be playing a padawan named Cal Kestis who managed to escape the jedi purge, with the result that he needs to survive in a much-changed galaxy.
There are a couple of reasons that this is so notable. One, EA hasn’t released a lot of Star Wars games ever since it secured the exclusive license, meaning that Star Wars fans have been starving for content in this regard. Two, Star Wars: Fallen Jedi will be a single-player game with a strong focus on narrative, which is not something that can really be said for its predecessors under EA’s tenure. With that said, time will tell whether Star Wars: Fallen Jedi will be able to live up to the expectations that have been built up around it.
Yakuza Kiwami 2 Now Expected to Be Released for the PC
It has been announced that Yakuza Kiwami 2 will be receiving a PC release, which should come as welcome news to people who have been waiting since it received a console release in 2017 and 2018. The promise is that the Yakuza 2 remake will be receiving optimized graphics, customizable controls, and other neat features. On top of this, there will be pre-purchase bonuses, which is something that interested individuals might want to mull over.