Welcome back for episode 32 of The Goliath GameCast – Goliath’s official video game podcast!
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Koei Tecmo has just released a new patch for the PS4 version of their open-world hack and slash, Dynasty Warriors 9. While previously only available for PS4 Pro gamers, the new update adds a two different modes to be selected. One of the modes prioritizes the framerate in expense of the resolution, while the other mode pushes resolution at the expense of framerate.
Rare studio has announced that the upcoming co-op pirate adventure, Sea of Thieves, is set to have another Closed Beta event this weekend. Running from February 16 (Friday) at 10:00 GMT / 11:00 CET, until February 18 (Sunday) at 10:00 GMT / 11:00 CET. The developer is looking to test the work that they’ve done since the last closed beta with some scale tests. This time around the studio is trying to “hit a higher concurrent players numbers”.
Kingdom Come: Deliverance, the realistic RPG from Warhorse studio been doing pretty well so far. Designer Daniel Vávra announced on Czech TV that the game had sold 300,000 units on Steam and more than 100,000 units at retail. Along with being one of Steam’s top sellers, Kingdom Come: Deliverance has had a pretty great concurrent player count, hitting 75,480 players in the past 24 hours.
Is that a bicycle flying past the moon? No, it’s Crossing Souls, Fourratic’s tribute to the free spirited eighties and childhood innocence. Out now for PlayStation 4 and PC (Windows, Mac and Linux), Crossing Souls is a vivid adventure game that opens up a portal back to the days of watching cartoons on Saturday mornings, where dreams were born in the commercial breaks of DuckTales. If you’re patiently waiting for season three of Stranger Things to drop, this looks like a perfect supernatural substitute.
If you’ve ever wondered about what insects get up to in their spare time, Moonsprout Games has the answer. Its RPG Bug Fables exposes the tiny, thriving content of Bugaria, a sacred location in which the everlasting sapling hides. Tempted by the artifact’s promise of immortality, three brave insects set forth on a buggy odyssey.
Microtransactions, often gussied up euphemesticically as ‘loot boxes’, have become a major source of additional revenue for video game companies. They’re a godsend for boosting profits, but peel away the Midas Touch and you’re left with humanitarian issues. Last year, lootboxes in Star Wars: Battlefront II fanned the flames of controversy due to their alleged link with gambling and the powerful psychology behind variable rewards. It’s this grey area US Senator Maggie Hassan is most troubled with.
Nintendo’s sequel to the WiiU’s flagship shooter, Splatoon, has just become the first ever Nintendo game to hit 2 million retail sales in Japan. What’s more, this is also it makes it one of the first few console games to have hit the milestone since 2009.