This Week in Gaming – March 16 – 22

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Let’s take a look at what happened in the gaming world this week.

RB4NkGAyhiThat’s not fan art. Rock Band 4 was actually announced. I know, I know. Crazy.

I’m actually a little late to this announcement, but I can do that. I’m writing it.

“We’re bringing forward the entire [downloadable content] catalog and we are working with the first parties, Microsoft and Sony, to support entitlements,” he explains. “This is complicated because we’re jumping platforms. We’re on the Xbox One and PS4 [with Rock Band 4], and so there’s a fair amount of heavy lifting to rebuild a catalog that took us five years to accumulate between 2007 and 2012.”

 

SWBmaxresdefault (1)There’s been a few developments in the Star Wars: Battlefront area.

“We could not think of a better or more appropriate place to debut the game officially for the first time than the premier event that celebrates the Star Wars universe and the legions of fans who have fallen in love with it,” said EA in regards to the Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim April 16-19.

The game should see release in the holidays of 2015. The 2015 holiday season will be big for “Star Wars” fans considering the premiere of the latest film in the series, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”

MKXmaxresdefault (1)Mortal Kombat X sees an interesting addition this week.

“Quitalities” were revealed during a recent livestream. When one player quits before a match is over, their character’s head suddenly explodes and their opponent is awarded a Flawless Victory. The developer explained it as a way of “making the winner look better.”

I personally think it should be more than that. It should make fun of the quitter, call him names and send him to bed without dinner.

metal-gear-solid-v-3-970x0Konami has put out a message to the fans of the Metal Gear series after the news that Kojima may be parting ways with the company.

“The latest entry in the series, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, will be released, with Hideo Kojima, as originally announced on September 1, 2015 in North America, Central and South America, and Europe, as well as on September 2 in Japan and elsewhere in Asia.

After the release of MGSV: TPP, Konami plans to also continue releasing titles in the Metal Gear series. We would like to offer our deep gratitude for your continued support of the Metal Gear series.