Rainbows, GameStop, PS5s and Maybe A New Game?
Pride Month Is Here (For Non-Australians)
During pride month, to celebrate our queer communities and embrace it, there are a number of events, parades, and parties galore, and the gaming scene isn’t any different. The Queer Games Bundle makes another appearance in 2022 on itch.io where you can own 588 games for just $60, with all proceeds going directly to the creators of those games.
Tell Me Why is free on Xbox, Riot Games, Fall Guys, and Warframe are having events and added cosmetic items to show your pride and support, and many companies have made statements in support of the LGBTQIA+ communities. So don’t be surprised if your favourite games are looking a bit more vibrant this month.
GameStop Employees Have Stopped
Over the weekend the GameStop in the Gateway Mall in Lincoln, Nebraska was closed as overworked and understaffed employees walked out, putting out an explanation as to why:
“Attention GameStop patrons: we regret to inform you that we all quit, our district manager has no respect for us as employees or as human beings. We have been told by our distinct manager that we were supposed to have had this store achieving sales quotas and running perfectly 6 months ago. Which was 3 months before a lot of us even got hired. Unfortunately, despite the staffs’ best efforts, we are not god.”
The notice also pointed patrons towards other establishments for their gaming needs, stating:
“Spend your money at an establishment that respects it’s employees.”
New Kojima Horror Game
Allegedly early footage of a new Hideo Kojima horror game has been leaked, reportedly a title called Overdose. The footage supposedly shows Mama from Death Stranding wearing a blue dress, but the game doesn’t seem to be Death Stranding 2.
Hideo Kojima has expressed interest in making another horror game, stating that he has ideas that would “make you defecate in your pants”.
Kojima Productions had signed a deal with Microsoft for an Xbox-exclusive title, but there’s nothing solid to suggest it could be Overdose, assuming that Overdose is even a real game.
It Might Be Easier To Get A PS5 Soon
Sony has projected that it will sell up to 18 million sales this fiscal year, with that number based on Sony’s ‘current visibility into parts procurement’.
Last fiscal year Sony sold 11.5 million PS5 consoles, and the year before that was only 7.8 million consoles, so 18 million consoles is not a small number. It remains to be seen whether Sony can achieve that 60% jump in producing consoles and selling them.
And now for some upcoming games!
- Green Hell VR (Steam VR)
- Madshot (PC)
- Postal: Brain Damaged (PC)
- Pro Cycling Manager 2022 (PC)
- Tour de France 2022 (PC, PS5, XSX, PS4, XBO)
- Mario Strikers: Battle League (Switch)
- The Quarry (PC, PS5, XSX, PS4, XBO)
- Jurassic World Evolution 2: Dominion Biosyn Expansion (PC, PS5, XSX, PS4, XBO)
- Autonauts (PS5, XSX, PS4, XBO, Switch)
- Overlord: Escape from Nazarick (PC, Switch)
- Redout 2 (PC, PS5, XSX, PS4, XBO, Switch)
- Starship Troopers – Terran Command (PC)