Allkeyshop TV News 30 November (Recap)
NOVEMBER 30 PART 1
The Southeast Asian Games Makes Esports an Official Medal Event
For the first time, eSports is going to be an official medal event in the upcoming Southeast Asian Games! The first one will be held in the 2019 SEA Games which will be taking place in the Philippines. This is the first time eSports has been included in a medal event. It was first added during the Asian Games this year, but only as a demonstration. The event awards six gold medals across different platforms: two for PC, two for console, and two for mobile. the final list of games for the eSports event will be out by December 15th.
Free Demo for Project Eagle on Steam Announced
Blackbird Studios, the creators of Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak, has partnered with NASA and created a Mars base simulation called Project Eagle. It is currently available on Steam. The studio said Project Eagle is not a game, instead it is a simulation of a possible colony in Mars in the future. There are a few game-like elements in it though, including achievements. For now it is a demo, and you can go to Steam to download it.
Super Mario Party Becomes Fastest Selling Game in the Series
The Thanksgiving holidays generated a lot of sales for video games, and Super Mario Party has emerged as the fastest selling Mario Party game. Super Mario Party has reportedly surpassed 1 million in sales for the Nintendo Switch in the United States. This also follows reports that the game now sits at the 13th spot as one of the best-selling Nintendo Switch games, beating Pokken Tournament DX.
Obsidian is Revealing a New Game at The Game Awards 2018
The Game Awards producer Geoff Keighley announced on Twitter that Obsidian Entertainment, the studio behind games like Fallout: New Vegas and Pillars of Eternity, will be announcing an upcoming RPG during the event. The studio has worked with publisher Private Division for the yet-to-be-named game. If you head over to Obsidian’s website now, you will see two different countdown timers: one labeled with “Spacer’s Choice” and the other with “Auntie Cleo’s.”
R-Type Dimensions EX Available Now
R-Type Dimensions EX is now available on PC and Nintendo Switch. The game allows players to play both R-Type and R-Type II in classic and modern modes. Classic mode comes with 2D arcade graphics and retro music, while modern mode comes with reimagined 3D graphics as remastered audio. The game also comes with three new features which are the Full Power-Up Mode, Infinite Mode, and Fast Forward.
Bungie Shares Roadmap for Destiny 2
Bungie shared Destiny 2’s roadmap which details upcoming updates as well as content releases for the game until August 2019. Starting December, the game will get free seasonal updates: Season of the Forge from December until February, Season of the Drifter from March til May, and a yet-to-be-announced season from June til August. Black Armory will be available to Annual Pass players starting December 4th, while a new raid opens on December 7th. The Dawning begins for all players on December 11th.
Dragon Ball FighterZ Adds Custom Tournaments on all Platforms
Bandai Namco Entertainment and Arc System Works have released the free November update for Dragon Ball FighterZ. The update is live now and it includes in-game custom tournaments, called FighterZ Tournaments. FighterZ Tournaments lets players create tournaments as well as apply up to 70 unique rules that range from skill-based to outrageous ones. If players do well enough in tournaments they joined, they will be able to make it to the Top 8 bracket and win for themselves Z Trophies.
Hell Let Loose Heads to Early Access Next Year
Publisher Team17 and developer Black Matter have announced the upcoming Early Access release of the realistic World War II WWII shooter Hell Let Loose. the company said they will use this period to work with the community “to create the best possible multiplayer experience and will be regularly updating the game based on feedback.” The game lets two teams of 50 players each battle it out in 4-square-kilometer maps and gives them access to over 20 different vehicles, and much more. The game heads to Steam Early Access in 2019.
Horizon Chase Turbo Launching on Switch and Xbox One
Horizon Chase Turbo is heading to Switch and Xbox One, developer Aquiris announced. The game will come with new features such as custom paint jobs for all 32 cars in its roster, 6 exclusive car skins, a new car, and finally a new game mode called Playground. The game also features Leaderboards and Ghost Mode which let you challenge your friends. It also allows up to 4 players to play in split-screen multiplayer.
Nintendo Switch is Top-Selling Console During Thanksgiving Weekend
Black Friday and Cyber Monday have seen sales skyrocketing not only for video games, but also for consoles, and it doesn’t surprise us that the Nintendo Switch has the highest number of sales out of all consoles during Thanksgiving weekend. Nintendo America reports that they sold 250 million Dollars’ worth of gaming stuff, with Nintendo Switch emerging as the top-selling video game product online, and has now sold a total of over 8.2 million units in North America.
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Mod Removes Horse Speed Limit
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey has a mod that tweaks some of the mechanics in the game. The Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Tweak Pack allows players to disable horse speed restriction, removing the “forced horse speed cap when approaching towns and cities.” It also adds a custom XP multiplier so players can avoid excessive grinding. Other inclusions are: custom enemy health multiplier, custom enemy damage multiplier, and custom max enemy level delta.
NOVEMBER 30 PART 2
Euro Truck Simulator 2 Beyond the Baltic Sea DLC Coming Next Week
Euro Truck Simulator 2 will be launching its next DLC next week. Dubbed as “Beyond The Baltic Sea”, the expansion is set to expand the game to Estonia, Latvia, Luthuania, western parts of Russia and southern Finland. This includes twenty-four new major cities and lots of small towns with several notable landmarks and regional companies recreated in-game. That makes for over thirteen thousand kilometers of new in-game roads. Beyond the Baltic Sea launches on November 29th.
8-Year-Old’s Tender Defender Pitch Officially Makes it to Fortnite
A boy named Connor now has a permanent grin on his face according to his dad after Epic Games made his doodle into a Fortnite Skin. Connor’s dad posted his son’s doodle and a picture of the boy holding a note asking Fortnite to add his “Chicken Trooper” skin to the game on Reddit. Artist Etsyturtle2 redrew the character with more detail and renamed it as Tender Defender. Epic Games granted the request and the skin is now available in the game’s Item Store. The artist and Connor’s family were compensated by Epic.
Ring of Elysium’s European Servers are Now Live
Players in Europe can finally play Ring of Elysium as European servers have finally gone live! This comes two months after North American servers launched. Players in EU were able to play in NA servers while they wait for EU servers to go live, however, Tencent said they will be experiencing latency issues. This won’t be a problem anymore, and another good news is that any progress made in NA servers can be carried over to EU servers, too.
Shenmue 3 Crowdfunding Closes at Over 7 Million Dollars
Shenmue 3’s crowdfunding run is done, raising over seven million dollars through 81,087 backers. The original Kickstarted campaign raised over 6.3 million dollars but was re-opened via Paypal by series creator Yu Suzuki in what was dubbed as a “Slacker Backer period”. These figures are well above and beyond the original goal of two million dollars and has made the game the most funded game on Kickstarter.
Colony Building Game Maia Leaves Early Access
After five years in Steam Early Access, colony building game Maia has now fully launched. The game first launched as one of the first Early Access games on Steam way back on December 3rd, 2013 after raising over one hundred and forty thousand pounds on Kickstarter. Developer Simon Roth says the game includes a full narrative campaign with voiceover, and small patches and free content, as well as new expansions, will be released in the future.
Fallout 76 Bug Makes Player Invincible
One exasperated Fallout 76 player just wants to play the game like a normal player, but one weird bug won’t let his character die in the game no matter what he does. Redditor Brogadyn took to the Fallout 76 subreddit and said his character went into god mode when he reached level 40. He tried every possible way to kill his character – from entering the instant-death fissure, drowning, and even a nuke. Brogadyn has reached the level cap and said he has nothing else to do in the game, so he reached out to Bethesda and opened a support ticket.
Anno 1800 Technical Test Coming Soon
Ubisoft has announced that a technical test for Anno 1800 will be happening before the month ends. The test will be severely limited as players will only get access to Citizen Tiers 1 to 3 and the campaign won’t be playable. Participants will also need to agree to a non-disclosure agreement. Those wanting to join the technical test can head over to anno-union.com to sign up. A Uplay account is required. Anno 1800 is set to launch on February 26th.
Battle Royale Game Rapture Rejects Heads to Steam Early Access
The Cyanide and Happiness spin-off game called Rapture Rejects will be hitting Steam Early Access next week. Rapture Rejects is a 2D battle royale game where players were left behind after The Rapture. Fortunately, there’s one spot left. Unfortunately, you’ll have to fight 49 others to get it. That’s where the battle royale part kicks in. The devs plan to keep the game for over a year and intend the full launch to take place in early 2020. Early Access launch happens on November 29th.
Mount & Blade 2: Bannerlord Lets Players Have Kids In-Game
TaleWorlds confirmed at this year’s Gamescom that Mount & Blade 2: Bannerlord has a feature called dynasty system. This means players can start a family in the game apart from castle sieges and village pillaging. Players can start relationships with NPCs and eventually produce an offspring. The baby will take facial features from both its parents, and will eventually grow up and will inherit everything from its parents and carry on the line. When players die in the game, they will continue as their heir.
Mad Machines Now on Discord’s Early Access
Mad Machines has launched in early access on Discord. Think Rocket League but replace the harmless cars with angry robots out to get each other and you get Mad Machines. The devs say the game is not meant for casuals but for hardcore players. At the moment, there are three robots players can choose from in three-on-three matches. The game also takes advantage of Discord’s social features, providing players a spectator mode and an easy way to join matches through the chat client.