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Game News Friday – Ubisoft Spring Sale, New ESO Expansion, and Much More!

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It’s Friday! Last week I said that every Friday would be game news day and I have a lot of news to share with everyone today. Let’s get started! 

Ubisoft is having a massive Spring sale on all of their popular games. Assassin’s Creed Origins, Ghost Recon Wildlands, The Division, and many other games are on sale for really cheap prices. The Division is only $15 right now and that’s a steal in my opinion. Go to Uplay (or Steam) and see for yourself.

The Elder Scrolls Online is getting another major expansion. This one is taking us to The Summerset Isles. I’ve already gone over how I feel about this so if you want more information click here. The short version is this expansion is getting a new faction, new cities, and about 40 hours of extra content. If this expansion has the same quality as Morrowind, it will be well worth the asking price.

Diablo III is the news again this week. There’s another Switch rumor because Diablo III appeared on a retail site listed for the Nintendo Switch. Does this mean that Diablo III will be on the Switch? I think so because there’s no reason for Blizzard not to jump on the Switch hype train.

Ark: Survival Evolved is heading to the Nintendo Switch. This version of Ark will be the complete edition and will launch sometime this Fall. Am I excited? Nope. I’m sure some people will be though.

Are you interested in an Xbox One X? You can get an Xbox One X bundled with Sea of Thieves for $460. That’s a lot of money to pay for a nice console with the year’s worst game. Sea of Thieves is complete trash and not worth getting with any bundle. This isn’t much of a discount for the X1X, but it beats spending $500 on it, right? I’m not interested in this deal, but if you are you have until tomorrow to buy it.

There’s a new Skyrim mod that adds more content to the game. A year ago I talked about a mod called Beyond Skyrim: Bruma. This mod is a continuation of that one. Introducing Beyond Skyrim: Morrowind. This team of modders is determined to add all of Tamriel to Skyrim and I say go for it. It’s going to be years before we get The Elder Scrolls VI and the more mods I have to keep me busy the better.

It looks like we’re going to have to wait awhile longer before we know what the next Dragon Age will look like. Dragon Age 4 (or whatever it’s going to be called) has apparently been completely rebooted in order for live services to be offered in the game. I don’t know about you, but this worries me because I don’t want my Dragon Age games to become the next Star Wars Battlefront 2. Mike Laidlaw (Dragon Age director) has left Bioware in order to “pursue new challenges” and the future of the series is now officially in doubt. The next Dragon Age game is still being worked on, but someone this big leaving during development is not a good sign for the next game. This happened in Mass Effect: Andromeda and look at the controversy that game had. Only time will tell if this is a good or bad thing.

Manticore: Galaxy on Fire has been indefinitely delayed on the Nintendo Switch. This space shooter from Fishlabs was supposed to release yesterday on the console but was pushed back at the last minute. This is disappointing because I love space games, but I would rather get the best possible experience over a buggy game. I think it was pushed back to add some polish to it. I don’t think it’s going to be canceled or anything crazy like that.

Space Hulk: Deathwing is coming to PS4 and PC in May. A new trailer shows off some sexy ass gameplay. It looks like the 40k version of Warhammer: Vermintide. I’m in and I want this game now.

Adam Kiciński (CEO of CD Projekt Red) said something interesting about Cyberpunk 2077. He said that he can’t announce any announcements, but hinted that the game will be for future gaming platforms after the PS4 and Xbox One. He also said that CD Projekt Red’s larger games will not make it’s way to the Nintendo Switch. I don’t expect to see anything on Cyberpunk 2077 this year, but it would be awesome if we did.

And that’s all the gaming news I have for you this week. There was a lot to go over and I know I didn’t touch on nearly everything that’s happened this week. This is mostly everything that I found interesting to write about.

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    iplayedthegame
    Mar 24, 2018 2:15 am

    A bit disappointed about Manticore being pushed, that looked pretty fun and I do like a good space shooter.

    I’m a bit concerned about Dragon Age now that you’ve mentioned the dreaded “live services”. DLC is one thing (although the way the first game handled it was bollocks), but “live services” has very much sounded like the newest way of pushing painful microtransactions recently. I’ll hold judgement until it’s actually revealed though!

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      drakulus
      Mar 24, 2018 3:45 pm

      What was wrong with the way Origins handled DLC? I never had a problem with any of the DLCs from Dragon Age or Mass Effect. I’m concerned that EA is going to fuck up my Dragon Age games. I don’t want the next game to be like Mass Effect and not have a future. I’m hoping that EA learned from Star Wars Battlefront II and they don’t fuck it up. None of the Dragon Age games needed live services. Maybe it’s just a multiplayer thing…

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        iplayedthegame
        Mar 24, 2018 3:49 pm

        It wasn’t Origin, rather the way DLC was handled in the first game. Talk to a person at camp who tells you about a quest you can go on, then the store pops up and demands you pay to access it. It was a touch jarring to say the least.

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          drakulus
          Mar 24, 2018 7:43 pm

          Oh… I totally agree with you on that. It was weird having shopkeepers try and sell you DLC stuff for real money :).

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    The Otaku Judge
    Mar 28, 2018 5:03 am

    I am surprised to hear that Ark is coming to Switch, as people have told me it is a graphic intensive game. Sad to hear that Dragon Age is going to be built with online stuff in mind. The first game was exceptional, but since then EA have spoiled the series.

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      drakulus
      Mar 28, 2018 9:32 am

      Ark isn’t a graphical powerhouse, but it’s a very pretty game. It’s not my kind of game though. The Nintendo Switch will probably run the game on medium settings just fine. It won’t be on par with any other version of the game.

      Dragon Age is one of my favorite series of all time. I don’t think EA ruined it at all. Bioware made 2 fantastic games and 1 good one in that series.

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    The Shameful Narcissist
    Apr 09, 2018 8:48 pm

    It must be spring sale time, because Squeenix has been blowing up my inbox with emails about theirs. I wound up spending less than $20 for two games. I’ll have to check out Ubisoft’s (if it’s still going on. I’m behind in my email checking…really behind).

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