Short Pause Gaming Podcast #153: Black Ops 4 & The Division 2 Announced, Nintendo Direct, & Days Gone Delayed
It's another exciting episode of the Short Pause Gaming Podcast! This week, Brent and Ben are back with a two-man show as they once again dive into the latest and greatest in the world of gaming. Topics this week include:
- Nintendo's Latest Direct is Chock Full of New Info - Nintendo packed a lot into its latest 35-minute Direct presentation. From Mario Tennis Aces and Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker for the Switch, to new Splatoon 2 DLC and the surprise confirmation that a new Smash Bros. will hit Switch later this year, there was a lot to like here if you're a Nintendo fan. The big question now is, will this be a brand new entry in the Smash Bros. series for the Switch, or a "deluxe" port of the Wii U/3DS game?
- Diablo III on Switch? - Blizzard seems to be teasing Diablo III for the Switch, but nothing has been confirmed at this point. Is the legendary dungeon-crawler a good fit for Nintendo's handheld/console hybrid?
- Activision Confirms Black Ops 4 - In a bit of an early-2018 surprise, Activision has not only confirmed that this year's Call of Duty will be Black Ops 4, but that it will be releasing worldwide on October 12, several weeks earlier than the series' typical early November launch. Is even the mighty Call of Duty attempting to get out of the way of Red Dead Redemption 2 and its late-October release date?
- Ubisoft Announces The Division 2 - In a strange, low-key announcement without the expected fanfare, Ubisoft has confirmed that work is well underway on The Division 2, and that it will make an appearance at this year's E3. Will The Division 2 learn from Destiny 2's mistakes and build upon the solid momentum they've garnered with the first game over the last year?
- Bungie Details Crucible and Sandbox Changes Coming to Destiny 2 - As Bungie continues to emphasize their communication with fans, their weekly blogposts continue to get more and more detailed. This week, the veteran developer laid out its plans for a faster, more exciting Crucible, and a host of anticipated buffs for the game's weapons and perks. Is Bungie continuing to move in the right direction with these game changes?
- State of Decay 2 Releases in May - Undead Labs' highly-anticipated sequel, State of Decay 2, has a release date. It'll arrive on May 22 for the low, low price of $29.99. Despite its cheaper than expected price tag, should gamers expect anything less than a AAA-experience?
- Days Gone Delayed - Sony has officially confirmed that Sony Bend's epic post-apocalyptic adventure, Days Gone, is now a 2019 title. With so many amazing titles still planned for 2018, is this move to 2019 for Days Gone a bad thing, or might this be a blessing in disguise in terms of the game's exposure in the long run?
- Plus this week's new releases, what we've been playing, and tons more!
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