Gaming Face Punch: EA’s Split, Kojima’s Stranding, and the Starfield Shambles
Dive into another action-packed episode of Gaming Face Punch! This week, we dissect the shocking news of EA Games splitting from EA Sports in a major rebrand and ponder the implications for the gaming titan. We also delve into the mystery of Hideo Kojima's involvement in the upcoming Death Stranding movie - while he won't be directing, he's certainly "deeply involved".
Steam's latest sensation 'BattleBit Remastered', a Battlefield-style shooter, has taken the platform by storm and we've got all the juicy details. Meanwhile, in the cosmos, Starfield has left us puzzled with its lack of ground vehicles or mounts and a scarcity of life-containing planets. Plus, we explore the game's economy, which seems to be in a complete shamble.
In the world of console wars, Microsoft has conceded defeat, making a shocking statement at an FTC hearing that 'we have lost the console wars'. What does this mean for the future of Xbox and the industry as a whole? We discuss.
Also on the menu are a few retro treats. We examine the leaked Quake 2 remaster, the Amiga's Galaxian, and Grind, an Amiga 500 Doom-like game. We also delve into 'Pixel Ripped', a VR retro game for PS and PC that oozes with nostalgic goodness.
Finally, for the retro gaming enthusiasts, we discuss the upcoming RetCon - Retro Gaming Convention in Greenford, England. What should you expect, and why should you attend? Tune in to find out!
So grab your controller and join us for this roller coaster ride through the world of gaming news, reviews, and unabashed geekery.