Nightcap at The Gamers Lounge - February 6, 2015
Welcome to Nightcap at The Gamer’s Lounge. The Nightcap is a new weekly article that I will be writing that recaps the video gaming news of the week. Sit back, relax and enjoy!
Releases This Week
#IDARB (XB1) - 2/1
Apotheon (PS4) - 2/3
Criminal Girls: Invite Only (PSVita) - 2/3
Kick & Fennick (PSVita) - 2/3
SpongeBob HeroPants (360, 3DS, PSVita) - 2/3
Risk (XB1, PS4) - 2/3
Deathtrap (PC) - 2/4
Next Week’s Releases
Evolve (XB1, PS4, PC) - 2/10
Unmechanical: Extended (PS4, PS3) - 2/10
Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth2 (PSVita) - 2/11
Decay - The Mare (PC) - 2/13
The Escapists (XB1) - 2/13
The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D (3DS) - 2/13
Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (3DS) - 2/13
New 3DS XL (Console) - 2/13
News of the Week
A new ToeJam and Earl game is in the making. A recent posting on the official ToeJam & Earl Facebook fan page reads “We haven't been posting as often lately because we've gotten really busy with the new TJ&E game. We will be making some announcements in a probably 3 or 4 weeks, when we have something we can show, and will be able to share lots of information with you.”
Activision announced that Treyarch, the developer behind Call of Duty 3, World at War, Black Ops, Black Ops 2 and other Call of Duty games will be developing the 2015’s Call of Duty game.
Sony’s San Diego Studio announced that they will be releasing a Special Edition package of MLB The Show 15, which includes a steelbook, in-game currency, item packs and dynamic themes. The price will be $69.99
Destiny’s House of Wolves expansion has been confirmed to arrive in the second quarter of 2015. Bungie also announced that they are rebalancing weapons, which includes boosting pulse rifles. This update is scheduled to drop later this month.
343 Industries are making some changes to Halo 5: Guardians after surveying beta testers during the recent beta testing period. These changes include making the ability to sprint optional in custom games, faster base movement speed, lower top sprint speed, improved strafe acceleration and more.
Here are the free PSN games for the month of February:
Rogue Legacy (Cross compatible with PS4, PS3 and PSVita)
Yakuza 4 (PS3)
Kick and Fennick (PSVita)
February’s Game with Gold free games are:
Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons (360)
A new Far Cry 4 patch has been released that adds co-op custom maps along with a collection of fixes.
Ermac has been officially announced to be in Mortal Kombat X. 2 different Kollector’s Editions of the game have also been announced.
OlliOlli, a skateboarding game originally released on PS Vita, will be released on Xbox One, 3DS and Wii U in mid-March.
Multiplayer in the original Borderlands on Playstation 3 is now active again, thanks to 22nd Century Toys.
Sony has added five new games to the Playstation Now service:
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
God of War II HD
Red Faction: Armageddon
Galaga Legions DX
Arcana Heart 3
Club Nintendo has added a ton of new rewards to their website, including a 2016 desktop calendar, Animal Crossing mini playing cards, poster sets, a Fierce Deity Link jigsaw puzzle, a messenger bag and tons of digital games. Nintendo recently announced that Club Nintendo will be ending in June.
That is your Nightcap at The Gamer’s Lounge for this week! I’m always open to suggestions, so feel free to leave comments and feedback. See you next week!