Ok guys, so I promise this will be the name that I stick with from here on out for my news articles. The Week In didn't feel right since I attached the WARNING: INCOMING RANT moniker to it since I realized after a bit that I hardly ever ranted and News Surf was just a bit of a placeholder. I like Merlot Minute. It has alliteration. Same great news, just a different name. So without further ado, let's get into it! Via Videogamer.com
- Bungie already sees people bitching about advantages due to two people having current-gen consoles as opposed to last-gen. Because of this, they separated Destiny by platform. Can't say I blame them based on their rationale
- Even after adding in-game currency, Respawn promises that Titanfall will keep away from microtransactions. Being under EA, we'll see if that sticks.
- After the shit show that was Battlefield 4, the developer says that it is happy that EA is allowing them extra time to work on Battlefield: Hardline. Coming to think of it, I don't think they ever fixed Battlefield 4 did they?
- From July 27th until August 2nd you can trade in your PS3 version of The Last of Us for the PS4 remaster for half off the upgraded version at GameStop.
- Pikachu car. That is all.
- There is some mighty fine Mighty No. 9 footage that is now live.
- Sony has announced the four Play Sale games on PlayStation Network. You'll get increasing discounts on the games the more you buy. They also have are offering PlayStation Store credit as incentive.
- Sony is set to award nearly 18 million dollars worth of damages as the court case on the April 2011 cyber attacks on PlayStation Network was settled.
In another bit of good gaming related news, Dragon Age: Inquisition was also delayed this week. I would much rather them spend extra time developing the game than them pushing the game out before it has a chance to brush its teeth.
The Xbox Twitter account is apparently confused as to what the word "exclusive" means. The tweet has since been removed.
Elsewhere on the web, Warner Brothers acquires the movie rights to Space Invaders... for some reason, Fight Club 2 is going to be a thing, the hit Nickelodeon television show The Legend of Korra (the sequel to Avatar: The Last Airbender) is being pulled from the network for a digital distribution method and even though they can't seem to make a cell phone with a text app that works correctly, Samsung has developed a $120,000 105 inch 4K TV.
I hope you guys like the new name and I'll see you next week!