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This was one of those weeks – so much has happened that I can hardly believe only five days have passed. Several companies reported their quarterly results, and while some – such as Sony – reported good news, others – such as Electronic Arts – offered a more mixed outlook. Multiple games are discontinued, including Apex Legends Mobile, Battlefield Mobile, Knockout City, and Rumbleverse.
Finally, Star Wars Jedi: Survivor is getting a six-week delay. This isn’t as significant as other delays, but the fact that EA isn’t releasing it on May 4, despite being less than a week apart, bugs me. I suspect it chooses to forego this opportunity so Survivor doesn’t have to compete with Tears of the Kingdom, which comes out May 12, and still gives EA a win for Q1 of their next fiscal year (it was originally planned to launch in fourth quarter of this year).
Also the That’s what the Securities and Exchange Commission ruled that Activision Blizzard violated workplace rules on reporting misconduct and whistleblower protection. The settlement allows the company to pay $35 million without admitting wrongdoing, though it must comply with a cease and desist order. Meanwhile, in slightly better news, God of War Ragnarök is doing land office business and we’re getting another game in The Crew series.
In the weekend I’m finally going to deepen myself in Dead Space. I’ve been so distracted by Forspoken, Fire Emblem Engage, and Hi-Fi Rush that I haven’t had a chance to play many of them yet, and that would be inexcusable. Personally, I saw that Walkabout Mini Golf VR released a new course this week is set in the sunken city of Atlantis – meaning on the ocean floor. The last time I saw the game, it issued a course on Verne’s Nautilus submarine. Considering I complained at the time that the course was too scary for a thalassophobe like me, I feel weirdly targeted.
What to play this week
- Deliver us Mars
- Valiant Hearts: Coming Home
- Season: a letter to the future
- SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake
- Chef Life: A restaurant simulator
- Tails: The Backbone Preludes
- SpellForce: Conquest of Eo
New on subscription services:
- RoboQuest (Xbox Game Pass)
- Inkulinati (Xbox Game Pass)
- Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition (Xbox Game Pass)
- JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure All-Star Battle R (Xbox Game Pass)
- Darkest Dungeon (Xbox Game Pass)
- Grid Legends (Xbox Game Pass)
- For the King (Xbox Games with Gold)
- The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind GOTY Edition (Prime Gaming)
- Onsen Master (Prime Gaming)
- Vengeful Guardian: Moonrider (Amazon Luna)
- Sail Ahead (Amazon Luna)
- Yakuza Kiwami (Amazon Luna)
- WRC Generations (Amazon Luna)
- Liquor license (Amazon Luna)
- SkateBIRD (Amazone Luna)
- Raiden IV x MIKADO Remix (GeForce Now)
- Superfuse (GeForce Now)
- City of Gangsters (GeForce Now)
- Immortals: Fenyx Rising (GeForce Now)
- Castle Crumble (Apple Arcade)
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