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A look back (and forward) at the week in videogames.

This Week In Videogames Skill Up

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A look back (and forward) at the week in videogames.

    Square Enix acquisition rumours, Activision in trouble and Guild Wars 3?

    Square Enix acquisition rumours, Activision in trouble and Guild Wars 3?

    Those Square Enix acquisition rumours just won't go away, Call of Duty takes a big hit, but Microsoft (and Sony) bet big on it recovering and Guild Wars 3 is currently in the works? Maybe?

    #ThisWeekInVideogames #CodMF2 #GuildWars3
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    Watch grass grow, thanks to Lawn Mower Simulator: https://www.twitch.tv/fivestargamesoz
    Austin's Guild Wars 2 channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/BloomHD

    If you want to grab Railbound (or any other game I profile in the 'Put This On Your Radar segment) you can find a link to it on my Steam Curator page: 
    https://store.steampowered.com/curator/28625128-Skill-Up-Curates.../
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    If you want to check out the Friends Per Second Podcast, you can find all the links to it here: 
    https://linktr.ee/friendspersecond
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    Edited by Austin @ausomehd
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    Sources: 
    • Meta: https://www.oculus.com/blog/meta-quest-2-pricing-changes/
    • PSVR2: https://blog.playstation.com/2022/07/26/early-look-at-the-user-experience-for-playstation-vr2/
    • PS5 Update: https://blog.playstation.com/2022/07/28/ps5-beta-introduces-1440p-support-gamelists-and-more/?sf259200275=1
    • Backbone: https://blog.playstation.com/2022/07/28/introducing-backbone-one-playstation-edition-an-officially-licensed-controller-for-playstation/?sf259207110=1
    • Sony: https://www.reuters.com/technology/sony-posts-96-rise-q1-profit-2022-07-29/
    • Xbox: https://www.gamesindustry.biz/xbox-revenues-slide-as-2022s-sparse-release-schedule-bites-opinion
    • Activision: https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/activisions-active-player-base-falls-below-100-million-for-the-first-time-since-2019/
    • Acquisition
     • Sony: https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/sony-says-it-believes-xbox-owning-call-of-duty-could-influence-users-console-choice/#:~:text=In%20its%20first%20response%20to,due%20to%20%E2%80%9Ccontractual%20agreements%E2%80%9D.
     • https://buzleaks.com/microsoft-defends-activision-blizzard-acquisition-claims-studio-makes-no-must-have-games/
     • https://comcom.govt.nz/__data/assets/pdf_file/0034/285739/Microsoft-Corporation-and-Activision-Blizzard-Inc-Clearance-application-15-June-2022.pdf
    • CoD: https://www.polygon.com/23284070/call-of-duty-warzone-season-4-loyal-samoyed-skin-raven-plagiarism
    • Eidos: https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2022-07-26-square-enixs-western-studios-were-a-train-wreck-in-slow-motion
    • Indonesia: https://www.gamerbraves.com/steam-epic-and-other-websites-are-now-banned-in-indonesia/
    • Ubi: https://twitter.com/ABetterUbisoft/status/1552648575993073676
    • Arenanet: https://toptierlist.net/news/gaming-news/guild-wars-developer-unannounced-online-fantasy/

    • 30 min
    First GTA 6 details, KOTOR remake looks doomed and Ubisoft's hellish week

    First GTA 6 details, KOTOR remake looks doomed and Ubisoft's hellish week

    First GTA 6 details reveal a lead character and a location, that KOTOR remake is looking like vaporware and Ubisoft has one of the roughest weeks in its history.  

    #ThisWeekInVideogames #GTAVI #KOTORRemake
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    My Stray review: https://youtu.be/UQUB0bWg2-Q
    Jake Baldino's As Dusk Falls review: https://youtu.be/CJMMit46-Us

    If you want to grab Dinkum (or any other game I profile in the 'Put This On Your Radar segment) you can find a link to it on my Steam Curator page: 
    https://store.steampowered.com/curator/28625128-Skill-Up-Curates.../
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    If you want to check out the Friends Per Second Podcast, you can find all the links to it here: 
    https://linktr.ee/friendspersecond
    --
    Thanks for taking the time to watch the video. If you'd like to support the channel even more, the best way is through my Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/skillupyt
    --
    Grab 12% off any SteelSeries peripheral by using offer code SKILLUP at checkout: https://steelseries.pbj2.net/c/2446303/1266556/2390
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    Edited by Austin @ausomehd
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    Sources: 
    • Black Panther: https://www.vg247.com/black-panther-game-reportedly-in-development
    • Spider-Man PC: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1E051WtpyWg&ab_channel=PlayStation
     • https://twitter.com/Nibellion/status/1549786723282042885
    • TLOU: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRKIWQUucj0&t=1s&ab_channel=PlayStation
    • Discord: https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2022/07/20/discord-voice-chat-for-xbox-insiders/
     • https://techcrunch.com/2021/05/03/sony-announces-investment-and-partnership-with-discord-to-bring-the-chat-app-to-playstation/
    • Ubisoft
     • Avatar: https://www.theverge.com/2022/7/21/23272848/ubisoft-delays-avatar-frontiers-of-pandora
     • Splinter Cell VR: https://www.gamespot.com/articles/ubisoft-cancels-four-games-including-splinter-cell-vr-and-ghost-recon-frontline/1100-6505722/
     • Ghost Recon Frontline
     • Roller Champions: https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/ubisofts-roller-champions-will-soon-be-cancelled-its-claimed/
      ○ https://twitter.com/RollerChampions/status/1551627079267110912
     • AC Rift: https://twitter.com/jasonschreier/status/1550528529112219651
     • Skull and Bones: 
      ○ https://www.playstationlifestyle.net/2022/07/22/report-skull-and-bones-gameplay-barebones/
      ○ https://kotaku.com/assassins-creed-japan-avatar-delay-ubisoft-canceled-1849315131
     • Immortal: 
      ○ https://www.reddit.com/r/GamingLeaksAndRumours/comments/w57b69/according_to_jeff_grub_immortals_fenyx_rising_is/
      ○ https://www.reddit.com/r/GamingLeaksAndRumours/comments/w5g51c/possibly_related_to_the_immortals_fenyx_rising/
    KOTOR: https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/star-wars-knights-of-the-old-republic-game-paused-amid-studio-shakeup-1.17973282
    • NFTs
     • Investment: https://www.axios.com/2022/07/19/video-game-deals-drakestar-2022
     • Square Enix: https://twitter.com/GamesBeat/status/1549907130798538752
     • Minecraft:
      ○ https://www.minecraft.net/en-us/article/minecraft-and-nfts
      ○ https://twitter.com/nickstatt/status/1550532792974381057
      ○ https://www.pcgamer.com/after-minecraft-says-no-to-nfts-nft-worlds-vows-to-make-its-own-game/
     • Epic: https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/epic-wont-ban-nft-games-in-response-to-minecrafts-stance-tim-sweeney-says/
    Gamestop NFT store

    • 33 min
    Assassin's Creed Japan, Red Dead Funeral and Fallout's TV show

    Assassin's Creed Japan, Red Dead Funeral and Fallout's TV show

    Assassin's Creed MIGHT be heading to that place and time we've all been begging for, Red Dead Online is officially dead and we get our first look at the upcoming Fallout TV show. 

    #ThisWeekInVideogames #AssassinsCreed #RedDeadFuneral
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    My Stray review: https://youtu.be/UQUB0bWg2-Q

    If you want to wishlist The Tarnishing of Juxtia (or any other game I profile in this segment) you can find a link to it on my Steam Curator page: 
    https://store.steampowered.com/curator/28625128-Skill-Up-Curates.../
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    If you want to check out the Friends Per Second Podcast, you can find all the links to it here: 
    https://linktr.ee/friendspersecond
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    Thanks for taking the time to watch the video. If you'd like to support the channel even more, the best way is through my Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/skillupyt
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    Grab 12% off any SteelSeries peripheral by using offer code SKILLUP at checkout: https://steelseries.pbj2.net/c/2446303/1266556/2390
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    Sources: 
    • Playstation Stars: https://blog.playstation.com/2022/07/14/introducing-playstation-stars-an-all-new-loyalty-program/
    • Haven: https://twitter.com/PlayStation/status/1546480523433885696
    • Bungie:
    • https://twitter.com/PlayStation/status/1547989404269965314
    • https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/bungie-has-sued-a-destiny-2-streamer-accused-of-fraud-cheating-and-harassment/
    • PS Esports: https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2022-07-15-playstation-to-buy-repeat-gg-as-it-continues-esports-expansion
    • Fallout TV show: https://www.gamespot.com/articles/first-fallout-tv-series-set-photos-arrive-check-out-the-super-duper-mart/1100-6505559/
    • Grounded: https://deadline.com/2022/07/xbox-video-game-grounded-in-the-works-animated-series-1235064968/
    • Nintendo Animation: https://collider.com/nintendo-games-to-movies-dynamo-pictures-acquisition/
    • Eshop: https://twitter.com/NintendoEurope/status/1549290750378065920?t=qT_L9U8kAOWtlUc_prPngw&s=19
    • UK lootboxes:
    • https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/uk-government-says-the-games-industry-must-act-on-loot-boxes-or-face-legislation/
    • https://www.theguardian.com/society/2022/jul/17/uk-will-not-ban-video-games-loot-boxes-despite-problem-gambling-findings
    • EA: https://www.techspot.com/news/95336-ea-patent-describes-generating-game-content-ads-based.html
    • Unity:
    • https://mobilegamer.biz/devs-not-baking-monetisation-into-the-creative-process-are-fucking-idiots-says-unitys-john-riccitiello/
    • https://twitter.com/johnriccitiello/status/1548326529217679365
    • TennoCon
    • Soulframe: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrMGRvuxsuA&ab_channel=GameSpot
    • Read Dead Dead: https://ftw.usatoday.com/lists/red-dead-online-reddeadfuneral
    • AC Japan: https://www.reddit.com/r/GamingLeaksAndRumours/comments/vxv0fp/next_assassins_creed_game_is_set_in_aztecs/
    • Schreier: https://www.reddit.com/r/GamingLeaksAndRumours/comments/vxv0fp/next_assassins_creed_game_is_set_in_aztecs/ifzdqnr/?context=3
    • Baghdad: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-02-09/ubisoft-plans-new-assassin-s-creed-game-to-help-fill-schedule
    • Japan: https://youtu.be/SRgvQzlYzzY?t=2608
    • DreamsCom 22: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kf7VSNO_fTk&ab_channel=PlayStation
    • Steam VR Fest: https://store.steampowered.com/vr/
    • Bloodlines 2: https://twitter.com/TheWesterFront/status/1549347601421668354 
    • Yakuza 8: https://twitter.com/famitsu/status/1549363407614185472?t=ZzvkkecXMfFdkaAVG4reTg&s=19
    • CDPR: https://www.pcgamer.com/cd-projekt-stock-is-worth-a-quarter-of-what-it-was-before-cyberpunk-2077-released/
    • Free-to-Skate: https://twitter.com/IGN/status/1547623717278081026?s=20&t=JXwZpPPbEQenikHGtzpNrQ

    • 30 min
    New Apex Legends game, Robocop gameplay and Ubisoft's DLC Bulls**t

    New Apex Legends game, Robocop gameplay and Ubisoft's DLC Bulls**t

    We probably aren't getting a Titanfall 3 but a single player Apex game is probably the next best thing. Plus we got some actual Robocop gameplay and Ubisoft are finding new, innovative ways to piss everyone off. 

    #ThisWeekInVideogames #ApexLegends #Robocop
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    My Power Wash Simulator review: https://youtu.be/KnitGF9gvkE

    The dude who dunked on the NFT bros at that Brazilian games conference: https://www.pcgamer.com/developer-turns-future-of-gaming-talk-into-a-surprise-attack-on-conventions-nft-and-blockchain-sponsors/

    If you want to wishlist Sanabi (or any other game I profile in this segment) you can find a link to it on my Steam Curator page: 
    https://store.steampowered.com/curator/28625128-Skill-Up-Curates.../
    --
    If you want to check out the Friends Per Second Podcast, you can find all the links to it here: 
    https://linktr.ee/friendspersecond
    --
    Thanks for taking the time to watch the video. If you'd like to support the channel even more, the best way is through my Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/skillupyt
    --
    Grab 12% off any SteelSeries peripheral by using offer code SKILLUP at checkout: https://steelseries.pbj2.net/c/2446303/1266556/2390
    --
    Edited by Austin @ausomehd
    --
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    • Ubisoft: 
     • https://expansivedlc.com/ubisoft-is-delisting-dlc-for-assassins-creed-and-far-cry-games/
     • https://www.reddit.com/r/Games/comments/vvppt2/assassins_creed_liberation_hd_will_not_be/
     • https://kotaku.com/assassin-s-creed-far-cry-steam-sale-drm-piracy-1849164201?utm_campaign=Kotaku&utm_content=1657552513&utm_medium=SocialMarketing&utm_source=twitter
    • Skull and Bones: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_c7F4PHzcc&ab_channel=Ubisoft
    • BGAE2: https://exputer.com/news/games/beyond-good-and-evil-2-playtesting/
    • Ubi Forward: https://news.ubisoft.com/en-us/article/6NosWB3ZHxDO6JnVeLXsBx
    • Division mobile: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHRv3xR4Q30&ab_channel=Ubisoft
    • Robocop: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQ2hZ-4JCTE&ab_channel=Nacon
    • Apex: https://twitter.com/alphaINTEL/status/1545543558924484608
    • Battlefield: https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/eas-new-seattle-studio-is-hiring-for-the-next-battlefield-single-player-campaign/
    • Half Life Remake Remake: https://www.pcgamer.com/half-life-remake-black-mesa-is-getting-a-remake-in-the-original-half-life-engine/
     • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYtfIrCqe3k&ab_channel=RadiationHazard
    • Avengers: https://kotaku.com/marvel-s-avengers-she-hulk-leak-twitch-game-pass-disney-1849146812
    • Midnight Suns: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZrKZInJ9nk&ab_channel=Marvel%27sMidnightSuns
    • Gollum Gameplay: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsq1ZGpL7pw&ab_channel=Nacon
    E3: https://variety.com/2022/digital/news/e3-2023-expo-dates-1235310436/

    • 31 min
    Mass Effect, Metroid Prime Remaster and FromSoft's next game

    Mass Effect, Metroid Prime Remaster and FromSoft's next game

    The next Mass Effect lands a top-tier writer, a Metroid Prime remaster is (probably) on the way and the next FromSoft game is...finished?

    #ThisWeekInVideogames #MassEffect #MetroidPrimeRemaster

    The Friends Per Second Podcast: https://youtu.be/k2z-u2b4qVc
    My chat with Yahtzee: https://youtu.be/NHQ0v1sNcto
    My Outriders Worldslayer review: https://youtu.be/jzK5YUdUyQA

    If you want to wishlist Undetected (or any other game I profile in this segment) you can find a link to it on my Steam Curator page: 
    https://store.steampowered.com/curator/28625128-Skill-Up-Curates.../
    --
    If you want to check out the Friends Per Second Podcast, you can find all the links to it here: 
    https://linktr.ee/friendspersecond
    --
    Thanks for taking the time to watch the video. If you'd like to support the channel even more, the best way is through my Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/skillupyt
    --
    Grab 12% off any SteelSeries peripheral by using offer code SKILLUP at checkout: https://steelseries.pbj2.net/c/2446303/1266556/2390
    --
    Edited by Austin @ausomehd
    --
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    • Proletariat:
     • Spellbreak: https://go.playspellbreak.com/blog/spellbreak-future
     • WoW: https://worldofwarcraft.com/en-us/news/23827584/expanding-the-development-pipeline-of-world-of-warcraft
    • Harassment:
     • https://www.eurogamer.net/return-to-monkey-island-creator-will-no-longer-talk-about-the-game-following-abuse?fbclid=IwAR3ECwudLbODFA_ysfukaCrG7Iv0qbWILfhfvRh-DJSsKK2EW_3t2wIhR9s
      ○ https://grumpygamer.com/rtmi_trailer
     • https://twitter.com/HyperchargeGame/status/1543261895712555010
     • https://twitter.com/SonySantaMonica/status/1543016436632674304
    • Metroid: https://www.gamesradar.com/au/metroid-prime-remastered-is-reportedly-set-to-release-this-holiday/
    • FromSoft: https://kotaku.com/elden-ring-fromsoftware-bloodborne-armored-core-6-dark-1849104729
     • https://www.4gamer.net/games/463/G046388/20220620079/
    • Halo MCC: https://www.windowscentral.com/gaming/halo-the-master-chief-collection-may-get-microtransactions-in-the-future
    • Bungie: https://thegamepost.com/2022/07/01/bungie-and-netease-working-fps-mobile-game/
    • Fire Emblem Heroes: https://sensortower.com/blog/fire-emblem-heroes-one-billion-revenue
    • Tangoworks: https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/tango-gameworks-is-shutting-down-its-mobile-game-after-just-5-months/
    • Niantic: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/pokemon-creator-niantic-cancels-four-162416753.html
    • Lootboxes: https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/spain-crack-down-videogame-loot-boxes-blamed-pathological-behaviour-2022-06-01/
     • https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/six-dutch-political-parties-unite-behind-proposed-loot-box-ban/
    • Bioware: https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/the-writer-behind-deus-ex-has-joined-bioware/
     • https://twitter.com/GambleMike/status/1544057781619044353
    • Ace Combat: https://www.bnaces.co.jp/en/index.html
    • Sly Infamous: https://www.suckerpunch.com/upcoming-infamous-2-ugc-maintenance-and-legacy-franchises/
    Skate: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2XddTE08rI&ab_channel=skate.

    • 29 min
    Sonic Frontiers, The Day Before and Persona 5 Switch

    Sonic Frontiers, The Day Before and Persona 5 Switch

    New Sonic Frontiers gameplay give us a ray of hope, The Day Before is being made by...volunteers? And Persona 5 finally makes its way to Switch. 

    #ThisWeekInVideogames #SonicFrontiers #persona5 

    My Outriders Worldslayer review: https://youtu.be/jzK5YUdUyQA
    The PS5 Slim vid from DIY Perks: https://youtu.be/he6xyl_MHXY

    Check out Esse Proxy on Steam:
    https://store.steampowered.com/app/1485070/Esse_Proxy/
    --
    If you want to check out the Friends Per Second Podcast, you can find all the links to it here: 
    https://linktr.ee/friendspersecond
    --
    Thanks for taking the time to watch the video. If you'd like to support the channel even more, the best way is through my Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/skillupyt
    --
    Grab 12% off any SteelSeries peripheral by using offer code SKILLUP at checkout: https://steelseries.pbj2.net/c/2446303/1266556/2390
    --
    Edited by Austin @ausomehd
    --
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/SkillUpYT?lang=en (@skillupyt)

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    Tiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@skillup
    --
    Sources: 
    • Cyberpunk QA: https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/cyberpunk-2077s-external-qa-team-allegedly-misled-cd-projekt-over-its-experience/
     • https://www.forbes.com/sites/paultassi/2022/06/28/cyberpunk-2077-qa-studio-responds-to-whistleblower-accusations/?sh=6a65fcbb20cb
     • https://twitter.com/LegacyKillaHD/status/1541147000279891969
    • Sonic: https://www.pcgamer.com/sonic-origins-co-developer-is-very-unhappy-about-the-state-of-it/
    • DICE: https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2022-06-21-we-want-to-be-proud-of-battlefield-2042
    • The Day Before: https://twitter.com/tightinthejorts/status/1541277160924532736
    • Steam Deck: https://twitter.com/IGN/status/1541625184209223682
    • Xbox Controllers: https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/microsoft-has-confirmed-a-shortage-of-xbox-controllers/
    • Valorant: https://www.pcgamer.com/valorant-will-start-listening-to-your-voice-chat-in-july/
    • Bobby: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/activision-blizzard-ceo-bobby-kotick-is-re-elected-to-the-board-for-another-year
    • Tony: https://www.reddit.com/r/Games/comments/vgys27/tony_hawk_confirms_thps34_was_in_development_by/
    • Overwatch 1.5: https://kotaku.com/overwatch-2-october-release-date-multiplatform-replace-1849101931
    Sony: https://press-start.com.au/news/playstation/2022/06/29/sony-has-announced-three-headsets-and-two-monitors-that-are-perfect-for-playstation-and-heres-the-australian-pricing/

    • 31 min

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