BONUS: BAM Preview, Epic in Esports and Switch Revisions!

Crinj here, and I filled in for another show at the 4ZZZ studio this week. It basically turned into a slightly longer version of Zed Games. I brought on Jason from New Game Plus to discuss the upcoming fighting event Battle Arena Melbourne, how Epic is getting into esports, the Japanese game renaissance, and why there DEFINITELY WON’T BE ANOTHER SWITCH REVISION THIS YEAR.

Gayming at the Powerhouse!

Hey friends! Crinj here with your gaming news roundup ahead of the show this week.

Borderlands 3 Announced

Gearbox Software has announced Borderlands 3 at PAX East in Boston. The announcement trailer showed off four new playable Vault Hunters, cell-shaded visuals, wide open loot ’n’ shoot areas, and over one billion guns. The original Borderlands is also being re-released as Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition with new features including 4K resolution, HDR lighting and a Borderlands 2-esque minimap. This remaster, and more details about Borderlands 3 are to be released on April 4th.

GOG and CD Projekt Red Expand

The owner of Good Old Games, and developer of The Witcher, CD Projekt has revealed plans to create around 250 new jobs, despite a fall in profits. The company’s revenue dropped over 20 percent from 2017 to 2018. However, CD Projekt’s president, Adam Kicinski said that last year represented the “most intensive period in the group’s history,” regarding its focus on creative capabilities. CD Projekt has teams currently developing Cyberpunk 2077, as well as a yet to be announced project targeting mobile devices.

Queerly Represent Me to bring Gayming to MELT

Non-profit organisation, Queerly Represent Me have announced plans to work with the Brisbane Powerhouse to present a Gayming event as part of the Festival of Queer Arts and Culture, MELT. The event will feature panels about queer experiences, and a curated collection of games. More information about Gayming will be released on the Brisbane Powerhouse website on April 12th, and expressions of Interest are open to queer individuals wanting to contribute until May 17th here.

Another Mini Console?

SEGA is throwing their hat into the mini-retro console ring with the SEGA Mega Drive Mini. Including 2 controllers and HD video output, this mini system is set to contain 40 games, with Ecco the Dolphin, Castlevania: Bloodlines, Sonic the Hedgehog already confirmed. The console is available to preorder now, and will release on September 19th.

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