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Sunday, Jun 28, 2020

Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2 Next Month

A new trailer for Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2 announces the game will come to Windows and consoles on July 10th (thanks Gematsu). This also shows that this recently revealed sequel to Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon will include characters from the first game. Apologies for initially erroneously calling this a sequel to Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, as both games are considered "companion" titles to that (thanks Scott for the clarification). Here's word:
Classic-style Bloodstained action from Koji Igarashi and INTI CREATES is coming July 10th, 2020 to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Steam with Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2!

http://www.curseofthemoon.com/en/2/

In this new trailer, allies from the past are revealed with the inclusion of Zangetsu's allies from the original Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon - Miriam, Alfred, and Gebel.

With the inclusion of a two player co-op mode, friends can take the battle against demonkind to new heights. Combine the abilities of different characters and create a near limitless amount of new ways to traverse stages and defeat tough bosses.

Death Stranding Hint?

A tweet from Hideo Kojima shows off his workspace and mentions his love for Kitarō. As noted on ResetEra this includes what looks like some concept art. A closer examination of this drawing of a futuristic craft shows it appears to say "BRIDGES" on the side. This has inspired speculation that it is a hint about a sequel to Death Stranding, or perhaps some sort of DLC, since Bridges is the name of a conglomerate featured in the game.

Steam Top 10

Here's an accounting of the 10 bestselling titles on Steam for last week:

  1. Valve Index VR Kit
  2. Sea of Thieves
  3. DOOM Eternal
  4. Titanfall 2
  5. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
  6. Detroit: Become Human
  7. Satisfactory
  8. Halo: The Master Chief Collection
  9. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition
  10. Red Dead Redemption 2

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Saturday, Jun 27, 2020

Forza Bans the Confederate Flag

A tweet from Forza Support has word that the Confederate flag is no longer allowed in Forza games, as it has been added to the list of "notorious iconography" that Turn 10 does not allow in the racing series (thanks Eurogamer.net). Word is: "Our goal is to create a safe, secure, inclusive, and enjoyable experience for all players. Moving forward, the use of the Confederate flag on any car and under any circumstances will be categorized as a 'Notorious iconography' in our enforcement guidelines and its use will result in a ban." Here's the list of notorious iconography from the Forza Enforcement Guidelines they specify is not allowed in their games:
Certain notorious iconography, including but not limited to:

  • Swastikas
  • Confederate Flag
  • SS-runes
  • Wolfsangel
  • Black Sun
  • Arrow Cross
  • Iron Cross (with contextual clues)
  • Rising Sun

Fallout 76 Season One Next Week

Bethesda announces Season One for Fallout 76 kicks off on Tuesday and will run until mid-September (thanks VG247). They list the rewards that will be available in the sci-fi RPG prequel and offer this overview of what to expect:
From the makers of Unstoppables Shindig, Blast Radius, and Catch the Commie comes The Legendary Run – an exciting new way to experience irradiated West Virginia. The Legendary Run is Fallout 76’s first Season and features a boardgame-inspired theme. As Captain Cosmos, you will race the evil Dr. Zorbo across the galaxy. Your progression through the Season will be represented as pieces on a game board. Can you beat Dr. Zorbo to the finish line? You have until mid-September to find out!

Out of the Blue

Okay, I'll post a couple of further reminders of our Game Key Giveaway for Supporters and then commence with the giveaway on Monday. So hop on over and list the games you want from selection of keys we have. Or, you know, don't. I'm not the boss of you.

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