Casual Gaming News: 05/22/23 – 05/28/23
We’re back to break down the casual gaming news for this week. If you have any suggestions for news headlines we’ve missed, let us know in the comments!
Firstly on Casual Gaming News this week:
Amazon announces free Prime Gaming titles for June
“Amazon’s Prime Gaming is offering 13 free titles throughout June, including Autonauts and Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition.
The first of these titles will be available from 1st June, with the rest then released periodically throughout the month.”
Out of all the new titles, we’re most excited to play Over Top as it allows you to race through breathtaking places!
Read more at Eurogamer here.
The Lord of the Rings: Gollum is the worst-reviewed game of 2023
“Metacritic’s best games of 2023 rankings include 296 titles released so far this year. The PC version of The Lord of the Rings: Gollum currently sits at No.295 with a Metascore of 43, one place behind Clive ‘N’ Wrench, which has a Metascore of 50.
However, the PS5 version of Gollum has been even less well received, placing last on the list at No.296 with a Metascore of 38.”
The Guardian also labeled it “a derivative, uninteresting, and fundamentally broken stealth action adventure that fails to capture anything interesting about Tolkien’s fiction.” Damn! If you’ve played it, let us know your thoughts!
Read more at Video Games Chronicles here.
Sony’s Portable PS5 Streaming Handheld Launches Later This Year
“Sony has officially announced its previously rumored portable streaming device designed specifically for PS5, and it’ll launch later this year. Currently codenamed Project Q, the accessory features an eight-inch tablet screen bookended by two DualSense-style controller components. “Innovation is our passion, and that applies to not just what games you play, but how you play them,” said boss Jim Ryan during the presentation. “Later this year we will launch a device that enables you to stream any game from your PS5 over Wi-Fi.”
For a long time, Nintendo has been running the portable console market, but Sony is here to take over. Project Q sounds and looks amazing – hopefully, it doesn’t disappoint!
Read more at Push Square here.
Fallout: New Vegas Is Currently Free On PC
“As of this morning, the Ultimate Edition of the post-apocalyptic game (formerly $20) got stickered with a 100-percent-off discount as part of the Epic store’s weekly rotation of free games and giveaways. To download it to your PC, all you have to do is either click “get” or add to your cart any time between now and June 1 at 10 a.m. ET, when the offer expires.”
Who doesn’t love a free game? Make sure you download it before June 1!
Read more at Kotaku here.
Revealed: The new features coming to F1 Manager 2023
“The developers of F1 Manager 2023 have announced some of the new features that have been added to the game ahead of its release this summer.
After its debut game last year, Frontier Developments are getting set for the second edition in the F1 Manager series and have unveiled some of the new features fans will be able to enjoy.
PlanetF1.com was given an exclusive look at the new game and here’s what fans can expect come lights out this summer.
- New contract offering system with the ability to plan for the future
- More focus on Formula 2 and Formula 3 potential stars
- Smarter AI means no more William World Champion in season one
- Upgraded put stops and new sporting director role
- Driver development improvements
- Tactical changes requiring players to be more hands-on
- F1 2023 calendar and formats changes”
All the changes sound amazing. We’re most looking forward to seeing more F2 and F3 action as they’re important when it comes to being a team principal!
Read more at Planet F1 here.
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