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1/29/2017 - News This Way Comes...

Welcome to your weekly update of the news of the gaming world.

January 25 -  Bethesda revealed the release date for their reboot of the Prey franchise. The revelation came via a new Trailer for the game on YouTube. Prey will be available on May 5, 2017. In addition to revealing the release date the new video shows an early glimpse of Prey’s gameplay and story. We already knew that the game would be a first person shooter based on the legacy of the previous Prey games. What the new trailer reveals is that the game will have a bit of an environmental puzzle aspect to it: We see thee player using a gun that shoots fast setting glue or foam of some kind to put out fires and create climbable surfaces. The video also shows off a wide variety of weapons many of which seem to be in prototype stages of development in keeping with the game’s laboratory setting shown in previous trailers.

Speaking of the game’s setting and story, this newest trailer fleshes out some details about the main character and story of Prey. The main character of the game, Morgan Yu, is involved in research studying and exploiting recently discovered alien creatures. The research apparently includes human experimentation trials in which Yu takes part. Ultimately this is the narrative explanation for some of the in game powers players will have access to.

January 25 - Blizzard’s third annual Heroes of the Dorm has been announced on the tournament’s website. The tournament will take place between February 15 and April 8 and will be broadcast on Facebook live. Last year’s tournament was aired, in part, on ESPN. Specifically the early rounds of the tournament were broadcast on ESPN 3 as well at the sports network’s streaming service, YouTube channel and Twitch channel. The press release for the event does not mention a reason for the switch but instead talks up the positive aspects of the new exclusive relationship with Facebook. Registration for the Tournament is underway and with a prize of full college scholarship up for grabs competition will undoubtedly be fierce.


January 25 - A Kickstarter campaign for a video game adaptation of the film now Apocalypse Now. If funded, the game will be made by a team of developers with credits including, Fallout: New Vegas, Wasteland 2,  and Far Cry.  The summary of the game on Kickstarter talks about the game as an RPG focused on character interaction over combat.

That about does it for this week’s news

So who’s going to sign up for Heroes of the Dorm this year? Anyone?

Oh yeah, I almost forgot. There are two new videos up on Something Wicked Studios

YouTube channel. Check them out.

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