Meta Gamer Monthly June 2017

Far Cry 5 releases February 28 2018 (Credit: Ubisoft)

 

Not a ton of games coming out this month, but a few big ones are the new Tekken 7, a major expansion to Elder Scrolls Online “Morrowind,” and Nintendo’s new IP ARMS coming for the Switch.  Also this month, discussion about the “controversy” over Far Cry 5.

 

Far Cry 5

Last week, Ubisoft released a trailer for the next Far Cry game.  Far Cry 5 will be an open world game set in the fictional town of Fall’s End and fictional county of Hope in Montana.  It will involve battling a doomsday cult “Project at Eden’s Gate” led by “Father” Joseph Seed.  The player will lead a resistance against the cult. Ubisoft will announce more about the game at this years E3. (Source: Ubisoft)

 

 

Players: TBA
ESRB Rating*: RP
Price: MSRP TBA
Release Date: February 27 2018
Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One

 

Fan Cry

The setting of Far Cry 5 has cause some controversy among some gamers.  They believe the setting is an attack on America, religion, right-wing conservatives, and white people.  There is even a petition to change the game, though some like Forbes think it’s just a hoax, while others think it was created by journalists as an attack on gamers (mainly the butthurt straight white gamers who are upset at the setting in the first place, and claim is part of a grand conspiracy know as “#GamerGate.” (I think I see a future article in the making.))

Someone on Twitter claiming the petition was done by journalists as an attack on gamers:

 

From Twitter

 

The Petition: https://www.change.org/p/ubisoft-cancel-far-cry-5

 

Here is one gamers rant on the Far Cry 5 Steam forum:

“They’re not coming right out and saying it, but this game is specifically targeting the conservative white bible belt community, which is the cultural centre of modern day Americana (and the only place where America, objectively the greatest country on earth by all economic, cultural, and power-based factors, is actually a subject of pride and where patriotism exists), and it is an attack that is racist in nature, it is discriminatory in nature, and surprise surprise, it comes from the scared little French who are so courageous they literally ran from the battlefields when the Germans came, so the US had to save them, so naturally, they reward their saviors with … decades of unbridled (and rather vaguely argued) hatred of the “stupid uneducated Americans” (who, also, outmatch them in every single measure of success out there, from work ethic to education (MIT just for starters) to technology to the economy and innovating), and because of Trump’s success in the election, they, naturally, got extra triggered, and decided to attack Trump’s voter base, and paint them as religious zealots.

“PS And FYI it’s an attack on white people, especially American whites. Nobody said that cuck French can’t hate themselves (oh they can), the game’s racist, and the devs should own up to it, like if they created a game based on the black slave trade. Bunch of Uncle Toms workin in Ubisoft.”

 

Another Steam poster:

“VOTE WITH YOUR WALLET
Don’t encourage the development of garbage like this and other utter rubbish. Stand up and say NO! to liberal bigoted ideology”

 

I saw this coming from a mile away, as I have been playing online games since the late 90s starting with the original Diablo.  Straight white male gamers have the most fragile of egos.  They think girls (who they have harassed and bullied), and gay guys aren’t real gamers and can’t be good at them.  These sore losers have even call SWAT teams on gamers that have pissed them off.  Some make the most racist and ignorant comments on forums and in game chat.  When I played the online game APB I saw some of the worst of it when gamers made characters as caricatures of African-Americans, essentially black-face in a video game.

This “controversy” may lead to Far Cry 5 being a best seller.  I have already seen comments from a number of gamers saying they will the game buy to spite these ignorant “snowflakes”.  I know I will buy it for the very same reason!

 

Nintendo

Nintendo Switch Online

Nintendo has announced when Nintendo Switch Online (NSO) will be fully functional and what the pricing will be.  Online game play is currently free, but will become paid sometime in 2018 (Similar to Xbox Gold Live, where as it’s free on PSN), all other features (see chart below) will remain available for those who don’t subscribe to NSO.

Subscribers will get deals on Nintendo eShop and access to Nintendo classic games.  They will also get access to the online lobby and chat through a smartphone app. (Source: Nintendo)

 

(Source: Nintendo)

 

Pricing

Subscription Length: 1 Month
Price: $3.99

Subscription Length: 3 Month
Price: $7.99

Subscription Length: 12 Month
Price: $19.99

 

ARMS

Nintendo revealed some more info about ARMS 2 weeks ago:

 

 

Players: 1-2
ESRB Rating*: E
Price: MSRP $59.99
Release Date: June 16
Platforms: Switch

 

PlayStation

 PS3 Shipments Ending

Shipments of the 500MB PS3 (the last available model) is coming to an end in Japan, though no word yet on U.S. Shipments.  It will still be supported for the foreseeable future (as is the Vita even though it’s no longer available) on PSN.  No word yet on U.S. Shipments. (Source: Forbes, PlayStation Japan)

 

PlayStation Plus Free Games

 

 

PS3

  • Abyss Odyssey
  • WRC 5: World Rally Championship

PS4

  • Killing Floor 2
  • Life Is Strange

PS4/PS Vita

  • Neon Chrome
  • Spy Chameleon

 

Xbox

 Xbox Gold Live Free Games

 

 

June 1-15

  • Assassin’s Creed III (Xbox 360, backwards compatible on Xbox One)

June 1- 30

  • SpeedRunners (Xbox One)
  • Phantom Dust DLC (DLC)

June 16 – 30

  • Dragon Age: Origins (Xbox 360, backwards compatible on Xbox One)

June 16 – July 15

  • Watch Dogs (Xbox One)

 

Games Releasing June 2017

 The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind

A major new expansion for The Elder Scrolls Online releases online latter this month.  Players will be able to adventure on the island of Vvardenfell: a part of Morrowind not seen since The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind. It also introduces the first new class since launch the Warden. (Source: The Elder Scrolls Online)

 

 

Players: Online Multiplayer
ESRB Rating*: M
Price Full Game: MSRP $59.99 ($53.99 PS Plus)
Prince Expansion: MSRP $39.99 ($35.99 PS Plus)
Release Date: June 6
Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One

 

Tekken 7

The long running fighting franchise released it’s seventh game this past Friday.  It had a limited arcade release in Japan March 2015 and is now coming to consoles and PC.

 

 

Players: 1-2
ESRB Rating*: T
Price: MSRP $59.99 (Console) $49.99 (PC (Steam)
Release Date: June 2
Platforms: PC (Steam), PS4, Xbox One

 

June 1

  • Formula Fusion (PC)

June 2

  • Tekken 7 (PC, PS4, Xbox One)

June 6

  • Dirt 4 (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  • The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  • Guardians of the Galaxy: Episode 2 – Under Pressure (Android, iOS, PC, PS4, Xbox One)

June 7

  • Wipeout Omega Collection (PS4)

June 16

  • Arms (Switch)

June 19

  • Darkest Dungeon – The Crimson Court (PC, PS4)

June 20

  • Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood (Mac, PC, PS4)

June 23

  • Ever Oasis (3DS)
  • Get Even (PC, PS4, Xbox One)

June 27

  • Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls (PS4)
  • Valkyria Revolution (PS4, PS Vita, Xbox One)
  • The Golf Club 2 (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  • Elite Dangerous: Legendary Edition (PS4, Xbox One)

June 30

  • Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy (PS4) – June 30

 

*ESRB Ratings
E – Everyone
T – Teen
M – Mature
RP – Rating Pending

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