Here is the round up of some of the big things that happened last week in the gaming and film industries as well as BagoGames.
Blizzard’s new multiplayer shooter, Overwatch, is heading to PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on May 24th. Those unsure about whether they will like Overwatch can find out from May 5th until May 9th when a free open beta takes place on all three platforms. If you pre-purchase the game, you can start playing the beta on May 3rd until the 9th. Emma Harris details exactly how to get in the beta and where pre-orders will be available. There’s also a great rundown of what has been added since the closed beta. Check out her article here and keep an eye out for more Overwatch coverage as we get closer to its release.
Lionhead Studios and Fable Legends Take a Bow
Jerry Dobracki covered the closure of Lionhead Studios and their now-cancelled free-to-play title, Fable Legends. Those saddened by the cancellation of Fable Legends are still able to have a moment of appreciation if they were lucky enough to get in the beta. Until April 13th, players already in the Fable Legends beta can enjoy it until it officially is shut down. Speaking of game betas, Brett Madigan also took a look at what he believes is wrong with them, including why the term has lost its original meaning.
Getting Hyped for No Man’s Sky and Paper Mario
Last week, No Man’s Sky finally got a solid release date and the announcement of physical content. This week, Jerry Dobracki explained just why the game has him so enraptured. From exploring space with a ship to filling space with paint, Angelo De Bellis took a look at Paper Mario Color Splash which was shown during the latest Nintendo Direct. In what will definitely not be the last game we look at on the way to E3, Angelo illustrates why we should be excited for Mario and his paint hammer.
For the second week in a row, BagoGames has given a game a perfect 10/10. This time, it was with Emily is Away where Chris Penwell found a lot of the game’s delivery extremely endearing. From its unique delivery to thought-provoking narrative, its easy to see why a game like this warrants a perfect score. On top of all of that, it’s actually completely free on Steam. So you don’t even have to empty your Steam wallet.
Film Fallout and Bago On-The-Go! Podcasts
BagoGames covered a lot of things on both podcasts and in reviews, which really shows this past week. First up, Logan Schultz interviewed James Marion, the developer behind Peter Panic! – a new game from Adult Swim Games. As part of the ongoing Bago On-The-Go! series of podcasts, Logan gets down and dirty about James’s feelings on pie. Oh yeah, and Logan’s review of Peter Panic! was released today which also delves into the game’s unique pricing structure.
Christopher Cross and Dylan Schwan also did some double-dipping from their podcast. The latest episode of Film Fallout had the two of them taking a look at London has Fallen and Zootopia. But that wasn’t it for them. Dylan wrote a review of Zootopia and why its social commentary is both important and entertaining. Meanwhile, Chris wrote his own review for London Has Fallen that left him ecstatic, even if the film is really offensive. If you’re interested in those reviews, Tré Ventour wrote a review of the new Netflix Original, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny – the sequel to 2000’s Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.