Feb. 10, 2017

E3 opens up to the public, Activision lays off some staff, Mass Effect dialogue

E3 opens up to the public, Activision lays off some staff, Mass Effect dialogue

My impressions of Ghost Recon and For Honor betas

Today's Episode
Activision lays off some staff from its developers. This is because of Call of Duty and missing Q4 projections. It's sad and unfortunate to hear people losing their jobs. However, Call of Duty is in a rut. It has had some upgrades to the game, but, releasing games every year makes it boring. We shall see if Call of Duty in 2017 will be different and better. I do hope it does. Even though I do not prefer playing the game, I still like seeing competition from these developers.

I've been playing For Honor open beta a little. It's interesting. This could be a surprise hit for Ubisoft if they can keep it competitive and have an equal distribution between the factions. That was the problem with Planetside 2. In the beginning, one faction dominated. We shall see.

Show Timeline:
Valve is changing Greenlight
Stark Trek: Bridge Commander coming in May
Valve is working on some VR games
Conan Exile sells over 300,000 games and mod tools coming
Destiny 2 is coming out this year
Call of Duty is “going back to its roots”
Activision layoffs of some staff
Ghost Recon Wildlands going to have eye tracking technology
Mass Effect: Andromeda will have sidequest like The Witcher 3
New dialogue system in Mass Effect will let you “be yourself”
Overwatch rebalances Roadhog and Winston in PTR
Rainbow Six Siege Starter Edition is back and here to stay
E3 is opening to the public this year
My initial impressions of For Honor
My impressions of Ghost Recon Wildlands
Gaming Deals:
Sniper Elite 4
Halo Wars 2
Rainbow Six Siege Season Two
Quantum Break
Civilization 6
Darkest Dungeon
Batman- A Telltale Series
The Technomancer
Alien: Isolation
Highlights from the Show:
Ghost Recon was a mediocre open world game

If For Honor can keep a balanced ratio in the factions, it might be a hit.

It's good that Mass Effect will have better sidequests.

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