Gaming News: Factual Gamer #11 – April 24, 2015

Gaming News: Factual Gamer #11 – April 24, 2015


Welcome! I’m the Factual Gamer, and these
are this week’s gaming news: On April 17, last friday, Electronic Arts
announced the new Star Wars Battlefront game. The game uses the Frostbite engine already
used in titles such as Battlefield 4, Battlefield Hardline and Dragon Age: Inquisition.
Just like the previous games in the series, Battlefront will feature both first and third
person perspectives, but the new title has three details that have created a bit of backlash
from the fans of the series. The first is that maps are limited to 20 versus 20 players,
unlike previous games on which the maximum number of players was 64 and not 40. Also,
the game will reportedly not feature any space battles, unlike previous titles of the series.
And finally , it won’t have any singleplayer component, meaning that Battlefront will be
an exclusively online multiplayer game. The reveal trailer presented by Electronic
Arts is said to be entirely comprised of game engine footage. This does not mean however,
that it’s representative of gameplay quality graphics. Battlefront will be released for
PC, Playstation 4 and Xbox One on November 17 in the United States and November 19 in
Europe. On the same day, Mortal Kombat X’s cinematic
director, Dominic Cianciolo, pretty much confirmed, through a tweet, that one of the game’s new
characters, Kung Jin, is in fact gay, as some players suspected. Kung Jin, who makes his
first appearance in the Mortal Kombat series, is the younger cousin of veteran character
Kung Lao. At a certain point in the game, during a dialogue with another character,
it is suggested to Kung Jin, to join the warrior Shaolin Monks, to which he responds he can’t
because they won’t accept. The other character Raiden, then replies: “They care only of what
is in your heart, not whom your heart desires”. Even though gay characters have existed in
video games for decades, It’s a first for Mortal Kombat. As usual and expected some
players showed support for the inclusion of a gay character, while others hated it. On April 21st, tuesday, game development studio
Squad, announced that Kerbal Space Program is finally coming out of beta and early access,
and being launched as a complete title on April 27. The game was originally made available
in June of 2011, through the official Kerbal Space Program store, and in March of 2013
was also made available on Steam, and throughout the years it has created quite a cult following.
In the game, players can manage their own space program, build rockets and even airplanes,
and fly to space to complete a large array of missions, from deploying satellites in
orbit to landing a ship on other planets. Even though the Kerbals, the game’s characters,
have a very cartoony look, the game itself is actually a rather complex physical simulation
of space engineering and orbital mechanics. The following day, on April 22, the game Little
Devil Inside was greenlit on Steam, and continues its kickstarter campaign for funding. Little
Devil Inside is a 3D survival action RPG, that according to the developers, focuses
more on everyday life. The trailer revealed just a few days ago stirred up a lot of buzz
around it, because of its stylized cartoony look, even though it’s still in alpha. With
31 days to go on the Kickstarter campaign, the pledges are up to 67 thousand dollars
for an asked amount of 250 thousand dollars. The team behind the game, Neostream, is now
based in Seoul, South Korea, after having been founded in 1998 in Australia. The game
doesn’t currently have a release date. And yesterday, April 23, thursday, Patrice
Desilets, the Creative Director on Assassin’s Creed 1 and 2, and who was also involved in
the development of Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, presented his new team (Panache Digital
Games) first project, Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey. The game is a third person action-adventure
survival episodic game, and according to the developers, through each episode, the player
will relive some of mankind’s greatest moments. Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey doesn’t currently
have a release date, and although a teaser trailer was presented by Patrice Desilets,
during the Reboot Develop 2015 conference, so far the trailer wasn’t officially released. And that’s it for the news. Coming up: the
releases! Today the releases are:
Dungeons 2 Dragon: A Game About a Dragon Next thursday, April 28 the releases are:
Omega Quintet Broken Age: The Complete Adventure Shadowrun Chronicles: Boston Lockdown The Perils of Man The following day, on April 29, wednesday,
there’s a single release: The Weaponographist On April 30, thursday the games being released
are: Guns, Gore & Cannoli Solarix Gathering Sky Order of Battle: Pacific Subterrain Chroma Squad Block N Load And finally on friday, May 1st, there’s a
single game release: Trigger Saint And that’s all! Thank you for watching. Please don’t forget
to subscribe, and also share the video with your friends. I’ll be back next friday… And that’s a
fact!

4 Comments on "Gaming News: Factual Gamer #11 – April 24, 2015"


  1. You have to cover Steam's controversial decision to allow modders to sell their mods on workshop.

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  2. Hi – been enjoying your videos, I wanted to give some feedback if I may. I saw in one of your videos a few weeks back that Nintendo made a copyright claim against you for using footage of their game on your channel (even footage from a trailer), which is a situation that has been affecting a lot of youtubers. You mention that in response to this (as you do not enjoy being bullied by big corporations), you will no longer be featuring any Nintendo new items or release dates on your channel.

    Several other Youtubers have been boycotting Nintendo in this way too, which is completely understandable. Nintendo's ongoing copyright claims against Youtube videos are a bizarre and terrible decision on their part. They deserve to lose the support of most Youtube channels until they change their stance on this matter.

    However – you are presenting youself as a gaming news channel. You have gone to great lengths (and very successfully so in general) to keep your content unbiased and informative. You even state in the description of your channel – "The internet is already full of opinions, biased-reviewing, and rage-filled commenting. Factual Gamer aims to make a difference by presenting gamers with objective, factual information."

    By refusing to cover Nintendo news stories (on the grounds of being personally bullied), I believe you are going against your own mission statement. Refusing to cover Nintendo stories is introducing a very large personal bias to your channel. If you genuinely aim to present objective, factual information about the week's events in videogames, then you have to include Nintendo news and releases too. 

    I appreciate this may be very difficult to do without using Nintendo game footage, but it isn't impossible. Photos and footage of people who work on the games could be a place to start, or images of boxart and websites. I think that omitting a large section of the weeks news on the grounds that it doesn't suit you is undermining the credibility of your channel.

    Anyhow, just wanted to give my feedback. Keep up the good work, and good luck with the channel.

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  3. Not many people are watching this yet, but keep making these. I absolutely love them! Keep the gold flowing!

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