Short Pause Gaming Podcast #117: Destiny 2 Reactions, Farpoint Delivers, & How Many More NPDs Will The Switch Take?
The Destiny 2 gameplay reveal has finally come and gone, and the fellas are on Cloud 9 in anticipation of Bungie's newest epic! September 8th can't get here soon enough! Brent, Ben, Bender, and Frankie get together once again to talk everything Destiny 2 in addition to the latest and greatest in the world of gaming. Topics this week include:
- Farpoint Delivers the Goods - Sony's AAA VR shooter is out in the wild now, and the guys are enjoying the hell out of developer Impulse Gear's sci-fi blockbuster. Is the PS Aim controller a game changer for VR shooters?
- Breaking Down Everything We Learned During the Destiny 2 Gameplay Reveal - After an epic reveal event chock full of juicy new details and scintillating gameplay footage, to say the crew is excited about Destiny 2 is a gross understatement. A new cinematic story, new Strikes, a new Raid, tons of new weapons and gear, and some awesome new subclasses are just a few of the things the guys are excited to experience when Destiny 2 drops later this year. Is this shaping up to be the sequel fans have been dreaming of?
- Ubisoft's Big-Time AAA Slate - During an earnings call this past week, Ubisoft strangely revealed their AAA schedule for the rest of the fiscal year. Assassin's Creed: Origins, FarCry 5, and The Crew 2 were all officially announced, while South Park: The Fractured But Whole nailed down an October release date. Is Ubisoft's E3 presser destined to be one for the record books this year?
- ARMS Nintendo Direct - Nintendo held a special Direct Presentation this past week focused on ARMS, while also slipping in the first official gameplay of Splatoon 2's single-player campaign. Will these two titles connect with Switch audiences this summer?
- Nex Machina Drops June 20 - Housemarque's next twin-stick epic is releasing sooner than anticipated! Nex Machina drops in just under a month on June 20, and it looks like it's primed to be another Housemarque gem. Any chance the local-only co-op gets upgraded with online functionality in the not-too-distant future?
- Nintendo Soars in April's NPD Results - The Nintendo Switch and NES Classic were atop NPD's hardware list for April, while Mario Kart 8 Deluxe was the number one piece of software for the month. Persona 5 also had a nice showing in second place on the software list. Is Nintendo going to be able to keep up the momentum with the Switch throughout the summer?
- Microsoft Renews the Trademark for Scalebound - In a somewhat puzzling move, Microsoft renewed the trademark for the canceled Platinum Games action-adventure, Scalebound, this past week. What's the reasoning behind this renewal?
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