It’s time for “Gamers & Geeks,” covering the least important distractions from your IRL responsibilities.
Here’s our quick rundown of this week in video game nonsense . . .
- The PlayStation 5 launches on November 12th in the U.S. The standard console costs $500 and the disc-less digital version will sell for $400. The PS5 comes out two days after the next gen Xbox, which is similarly priced at $500 and $300 respectively.
- During this week’s PlayStation showcase, they revealed some fresh trailers and announced some new games. Check out the trailers for “Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales“, a Harry Potter prequel set in the 1800s called “Hogwart’s Legacy“, the new Final Fantasy game, “Final Fantasy XVI“, and next year’s “Resident Evil Village“.
- Fortnite has added Anderson .Paak to its live concert series. He’s performing in the game tomorrow at 5:00 p.m. Eastern. If you miss it, you can catch an encore performance at 11:00 p.m. Eastern on Saturday or 1:00 p.m. Eastern on Sunday.
- Today’s new game releases include “Super Mario 3D All-Stars” for the Switch, and “WWE 2K Battlegrounds” which is out on the PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC.
- In case you haven’t heard yet, the popular esports game “Rocket League” is about to be available to everyone. The vehicular soccer game will be free to play, starting next Wednesday.
— VENN (@watchvenn) September 16, 2020
- “Grey Area” host Sasha Grey brought up a good point on the double standards for men and women by calling attention to how quick everyone was to defend Chris Evans for accidentally posting a picture of his “Stars and Stripes.” Yet if it had been a woman, would she have gotten the same respect? Think about all the nude hacking scandals we’ve seen before you answer.
— VENN (@watchvenn) September 17, 2020