Final Fantasy 9 Out For Switch, 7 Out Soon. – Gamefans8

For those Final Fantasy fans out there, Nintendo will once again make you love them and piss some of you off. First, Final Fantasy 7 will be out March 26th which is exactly what we needed. Final Fantasy 7 on another platform. (sarcasm) Before that tho, we get Final Fantasy 9, which launched already, that day, in fact, on another platform. Because on every platform known to man almost wasn’t enough. They did, however, skip, once again, Final Fantasy 8. Don’t get me wrong I own 7 and 9 and I did on both PS one and I do on PS4. Also owned 7 on PC, so this isn’t about hating either game, I think 7 is one of the most influential of all time and both can be argued to be two of the all-time greats. My real issue is that once again Final Fantasy 8 is skipped even tho this year, and more precisely this month is the 20th anniversary of the release of FF8. Now I understand why in theory, supposedly they lost much of the original PlayStation releases code and they can’t simply port the PC version over, so there is, in theory, a valid reason, but it still sucks. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

New Tropico 6 Release Date – Gamefans8

Not too long ago, much to the dismay of many the PC release of Tropico 6 was delayed for an undisclosed amount of time. Well,?Kalypso Media?has given us a release date. March 29th, 2019 and as an added bonus if you preordered before 7 p.m. (CET) January 10th, 2019 you will get the first DLC planned or 2019 free. I know the wait sucks, but not a bad trade-off really. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

Valve Retires Non-Gaming Steam Content – Gamefans8

Variety?reports that Valve will be getting rid of its video section and a bunch of stuff will be pulled since apparently, most people don’t seem to care. This doesn’t really surprise me since honestly it is gaming launcher and people use it to play games and with a growing number of launchers out there, most notably the Epic Games launcher they really will want to streamline things for customers. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

Overkills The Walking Dead Cancelled – Gamefans8

Due out, well last month on consoles, the last we heard of this long-awaited game it is was delayed by now Bankrupt developers Starbreeze Studios was due to lackluster performance in every capacity on PC. Now Skybound Entertainment, the company that licenses to make The Walking Dead Games, has pulled the license from Starbreeze and has canceled the game in its entirety. For those interested in a bit more info,?Polygon?has you covered. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

Live Action Sonic revealed – Gamefans8

A few days ago we got a look at what Sonic the Hedgehog is going to look like in his live action film debut? I can’t say I’m a big Sonic fan by any real stretch but I can say I never thought of him in live action; I’m a firm believer in certain characters in certain mediums should stay animated ( ex, the Cat in the Hat, Charlie Brown, Spryo the Dragon to name a few). What do I think? He isn’t nightmare fuel thankfully but looks strange to me. I guess he looks Ok but at the same time my brain keeps telling me this shouldn’t exist. I’m oddly curious how it will look in the trailer. May the gaming gods bring you glory.

Xbox Phil Spencer Wants Gamepass On Everything – Gamefans8

As reported by?Digitaltrends?and during recent interviews with?Geekwire?Phil Spencer has said they want to put Gamepass on anything people play games on. To paraphrase the entire interview (which can be found in the links above) they know they won’t sell billions of consoles because not everyone wants to own one nor is it a part of everyone’s lifestyle. With Gamepass being sold on everything from Xbox, to PC to mobile they want to make games as a service a big part of their business model.

Now Phil stopped very short of uttering the words PlayStation but he certainly seems to imply they are open to the idea of Nintendo and Sony getting in on the action as a way to get Gamepass out there. Now I know it sounds insane, but is it really? It would be another place for gamers to use Gamepass and it is money in everyone’s pocket. I don’t see it happening, but Microsoft seems to be open to the idea. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

Trine 4 Announced – Gamefans8

For those familiar with the Trine series, our good friends over at Modus Games recently announced the 4th installment of the series. Find the trailer below as well as some of the released info.

  • Gorgeous 2.5D landscapes
  • Local and online multiplayer
  • Captivating storytelling
  • Dynamic puzzle-solving
  • Abundant skill trees
  • Completely revamped combat system
  • Enchanting soundtrack

As you can see it is looking to be a pretty beautiful game and recently Modus has done quite well with there work, and this one probably won’t be any different. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

EA Won’t hold E3 Conference 2019 – Gamefans8

According to?engadgets.com?and many others, EA has joined Sony in not having a conference at E3 in 2019. There will still be plenty of companies at this point but it does leave me to wonder, will we see others forgo the E3 tradition at this point with such big names leaving it behind? With a few months to go still, it will be an interesting wait, to say the least, and I myself expect to see a few others drop out as well. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.