The Gadget Helpline’s GAMING WEEKLY has returned!
Each week our dedicated team of gamers will gather some of the top gaming news and announcements from the last seven days and deliver them here to you, our fellow players!
This week we have news of a delay for No Man’s Sky, the next big update for GTA Online, and the rumour that a sequel to Injustice: Gods Among Us will be flying in early next year.
Also in this edition a 25 year old gaming mystery is finally solved…!!
No Man’s Sky Delayed, Devs Receive Death Threats:
No Man’s Sky, the procedurally generated space exploration game set for release this June, has officially been delayed until August. The confirmation from Hello Games, the developer comes after weeks of speculation following a leak by gaming site Kotaku.
The delay isn’t a surprise considering the herculean effort Hello Games is putting into the game to deliver on the promises made during development. The game is expected to procedurally generate an entire Galaxy’s worth of planets, each one completely different from another, combined with a seamless transition from space flight to atmospheric flight, to landing, to exploring on foot, all with no loading screens and you can see why they may need another month or two to get things in order.
This isn’t the first delay in development of No Man’s Sky – the first being when the Guildford offices of the developer flooded in 2013. The reaction to the delay from a faction within the colossal fan base has been extreme and inflammatory, with members of the development team and Kotaku’s Jason Schreier all having received death threats for the delay.
The fact that the game was delayed so close to release is unusual to some, worrisome to others, and infuriating to a small group. With any luck No Man’s Sky will be released on August 12th allowing us to play what could become one of the more pivotal games of our generation if Hello Games are able to deliver on all that’s promised.
GTA Online Biggest Ever Update Rolls Up on June 7th:
Grand Theft Auto Online players are about to receive the game’s largest update yet when Further Adventures in Finance and Felony drops on Tuesday 7th of June.
The update is being referred to by developers Rockstar Games as one of the ‘biggest’ and ‘deepest’ ever for GTA Online, and as you’ll know the Grand Theft Auto V web experience is already pretty expansive. The Further Adventures in Finance and Felony DLC will build on the themes and storylines from the last update Executives and Other Criminals and allows players to build on their illicit activities and develop their organisation to become Los Santos and Blaine County’s top crime boss.
DC Comics Gods Will Clash Again in Injustice Sequel:
In a week when everything changed in the DC Comics universe as its latest Rebirth storyline hit shelves, timely rumours have co-incidentally surfaced suggesting that the likes of Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and many more superheroes and supervillains will once again clash for supremacy in a sequel to Injustice: Gods Among Us.
Just like in the recent Superman V Batman: Dawn of Justice movie, the first Injustice game which was released in 2013 saw the Dark Knight butt heads with The Man of Steel with each leading their own team of superpower fighters in a never-before-seen alternate universe. Characters such as The Joker, Harley Quinn, Green Arrow and The Flash all got involved in the action in a stellar roster which will hopefully all return and be bolstered by new additions in the future sequel. It’s thought that this comic combat follow-up will become official at the E3 event in less than two weeks.
In some unexpected and surprising news from the gaming world (more specifically the fight gaming world) we finally have the answer to a twenty-five year old question – Who the heck were those two dudes punching it out during the intro of Street Fighter II..??Scott, and his afro-haired opponent is called Max. As well as finally finding out their true identities, Capcom also released a few stats and a little bit of an update on both of them and from the profile pictures it looks like both are still alive and kicking (or punching) – yet neither have ever been playable in the Street Fighter games.
Scott likes street fighting and dislikes caterpillars. Max likes himself, gambling and sparkly things, but has a dislike of simple things – this reflected in quite a dramatic change of appearance since we last saw him. Looking at the tattoos, shades and bling things seem to have gone better for Max than for Scott, who despite winning the initial scrap is still wearing what looks like the same threads as he wore in 1991!
Until next time, that’s a KO from your Gaming Weekly!
– Jay (Chief Editor).