Short Pause Gaming Podcast #158: God of War Delivers, Tomb Raider Goes Dark, & Big Changes for COD
What a week! Between the Destiny 2 "Warmind" reveal, the excellence of God of War, and the release of Avengers: Infinity War, we've reached peak geek stimulation! Amidst the sensory overload, however, the show must go on! Join Brent and Ben for a two-man show this week as they once again get together to talk the latest and greatest in the world of gaming. Topics this week include:
- Initial God of War Impressions - God of War has taken the industry by storm, and Sony Santa Monica's masterpiece is living up to the hype so far. The fellas explain why, after several hours with the title, God of War is undoubtedly a special game worth your time.
- Black Ops IIII Abandons Single-Player Campaign - In a story that sent ripples through the industry, reports out of Activision have confirmed that Treyarch's next entry in the Call of Duty franchise will not have a traditional single-player campaign. What does this mean for the future of single-player games, not only in this franchise, but throughout the industry as a whole?
- Battle Royale Goes Mainstream - Reports are indicating that both Battlefield 5 and Black Ops IIII are exploring adding a Battle Royale mode to their respective games later this year. Is this genre sustainable over the long haul?
- Shadow of the Tomb Raider Revealed - Lara Croft's latest finally gets its first full trailer, revealing a setting, Lara, and presumably a story that may be the darkest in the series yet. Is there such a thing as "too dark" when it comes to Tomb Raider?
- March NPD Results - The numbers are in, and Far Cry 5 rules the roost on the software side of things, while the PS4 comes out on top on the hardware front. Also, how did Sea of Thieves fare in its first month on the market? Was it negatively affected by its inclusion in Xbox Game Pass?
- Housemarque Reveals Stormdivers - Housemarque has "revealed" their next game, the first title since they decided to move away from arcade shooters, and it's currently shrouded in mystery. What can we learn from the trailer, if anything, and will Housemarque be able to deliver a unique entry in the multiplayer space?
- Final Fantasy VII Remake Aims to Surpass the Original - According to Square, they're aiming to surpass the beloved original Final Fantasy VII with their upcoming remake. Will they be able to accomplish this feat while keeping the spirit of the original game intact?
- Plus this week's new releases, what we've been playing, and tons more!
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