GSAV 11/16/2023

Fans Bombing Modern Warfare 3 ๐Ÿ’ฃ, Live-Action Zelda Movie ๐ŸŽฅ, Game Awards 2023 ๐Ÿฅ‡

๐ŸŽฎ Welcome to the Inaugural Edition of GSAV Newsletter! ๐ŸŒŸ

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Live-Action Zelda Movie Announcement

Nintendo announces the development of a live-action “Legend of Zelda” movie, collaborating with Arad Productions and bringing Zelda creator Shigeru Miyamoto onboard as producer. Directed by Wes Ball, known for the Maze Runner series, the film symbolizes a deepening of Nintendo’s foray into film following the success of “The Super Mario Bros. Movie.” While specific details about the movie’s release remain undisclosed, the project signals an exciting new chapter in bringing beloved Nintendo franchises to the cinematic realm. (average 3 min read)

Game Awards 2023: GOTY Contenders Announced

The Game Awards 2023 gears up with the announcement of its nominees, highlighted by the Game Of The Year contenders, including Baldur’s Gate 3 and Alan Wake 2. The event, scheduled for December 7 in Los Angeles, showcases top titles across various categories, with fan voting now open on its official website. Reflecting the gaming community’s excitement, this year’s lineup demonstrates the diversity and innovation in the current gaming landscape. (average 5 min read)

PS5 and PS4: This Week’s New Game Releases

This week marks a flurry of new game releases for PS5 and PS4, leading up to the holiday season. Highlighted by “Persona 5 Tactica,” a strategy spin-off of the acclaimed RPG, the lineup includes a variety of titles like “The Walking Dead: Destinies” and “Naruto x Boruto Ultimate Ninja Storm Connections.” Gamers can expect daily updates on the PS Store, ensuring a diverse and engaging gaming experience for both PS5 and PS4 enthusiasts. (average 2 min read)

Netflix Adding Critically-Acclaimed Games to Mobile

Netflix’s Geeked Week 2023 elevates the gaming experience by announcing 10 new games, including immersive adventures like “Money Heist” and “The Dragon Prince: Xadia.” These games, extending the universes of popular Netflix series and films, offer exclusive storylines and character interactions. Netflix also plans to introduce celebrated games like “Braid, Anniversary Edition” and “Hades” to mobile, providing a diverse and ad-free gaming experience for its members. (average 2 min read)

(in case you missed*) Rockstar Sets GTA 6 Trailer Date

Rockstar Games has confirmed the imminent release of the first trailer for the next Grand Theft Auto game, coinciding with the studio’s 25th anniversary in early December. Though not explicitly labeled as ‘GTA 6’, the game is anticipated to be a groundbreaking success, following the footsteps of its predecessor, GTA 5. This announcement, nestled amidst speculation and leaks about the game’s setting and protagonists, raises expectations for a potential late 2024 release, aligning with Take Two’s revenue forecasts. (average 4 min read)

Fans Bombing the Wrong Modern Warfare 3

The original 2011 ‘Modern Warfare 3’ has become an unintended target of review bombing by fans disgruntled with the new Modern Warfare 3โ€™s campaign. This mix-up, fueled by dissatisfaction with the latest game’s early access launch and perceived shortcomings, has led to a sharp drop in user ratings on Metacritic for the older version. While Metacritic works to correct these misguided reviews, the incident highlights the complexities in game titling and fan reactions in the digital age. (average 3 min read)

Diablo 4 Expands: ‘Vessel of Hatred’ Details Revealed

Blizzard’s ‘Diablo 4: Vessel of Hatred’ expansion, set for late 2024, promises to deepen the lore of Sanctuary with a new region and an unprecedented player class. The expansion, picking up from the main campaign, aims to unravel the fate of the Soulstone and confront the Prime Evil Mephisto. Alongside seasonal content and a fresh player-class, the expansion offers both veterans and newcomers varied ways to engage with the evolving world of Diablo 4, reflecting Blizzard’s commitment to growing the franchise. (average 5 min read)

PS Portal: Enhancing PS5 Play on the Go

The PlayStation Portal, priced at $199, enhances PS5 gaming as a wireless accessory, not a standalone device. It requires a PS5 console, and while it doesn’t support cloud streaming or game downloads, it offers a seamless extension of the PS5 experience. Despite minor touchpad and connectivity issues, its easy setup, vibrant display, and lasting battery life make it an attractive option for portable PS5 gameplay. (average 5 min read)

Insomniac’s New Focus: Miles Morales as Lead Spider-Man

Insomniac Games has declared Miles Morales as the focal Spider-Man in future releases, following the success of Spider-Man 2. In a recent interview, the narrative team highlighted Miles’ evolution, emphasizing his readiness to take on the primary role while Peter Parker steps back. This shift, celebrated in the storytelling, marks a significant moment in the franchise, reflecting the dynamic and evolving nature of its iconic characters. (average 3 min read)

Mass Effect 5: New Trailer Connects Trilogy and Andromeda

New trailer for the upcoming Mass Effect 5 teases links to both the original trilogy and Andromeda, with hints at a potential new protagonist. Released on N7 Day, an annual celebration in the Mass Effect community, the trailer and a cryptic message on the “Epsilon” web page suggest a significant narrative connection to previous games. This latest reveal, part of a series of annual teasers since 2020, continues to build anticipation for the next chapter in the Mass Effect universe. (average 3 min read)