Among Us

Road Map Updates and Cool Stuff

Among Us premiered at the Summer Games Fest with a slew of new updates coming over time, in no particular order.

Recently we had the update where we can use our accounts (Steam, Xbox, PS) in the game which saves on finding friends and picking a name. The airship was also one of the new maps to hit the scene.

With all the fun and excitement that Among Us brings to it’s player, the coming soon updates will allow for more… Friends… We have 15 player support coming out, so bigger lobbies means bigger liars. New colors coming in, new shades of blue, purple and green. As well as an overhaul on the graphics, just to shine it up a little bit and make it pretty.

Beyond that we have their future plans, like account linking. So with Among Us, if your like me and have it on every platform, you’ll be able to link your accounts! We’ve got achievements finally making their way into the game, as well as more console support. Console support will be coming soon, however they did not announce a day. We also have visor cosmetic updates happening, so there will be a ton of new visor cosmetics to choose from! (Including Geoff’s mask from the Game Fest Show). We have a new map coming out, with no hints as to what it could be like or where it could be.

And last but not least, HIDE N’ SEEK mode is being introduced to Among Us! A setting where you cannot see sh*t and you’ll get spooked once the killer finds you hiding beside the toilet. This could make for a lot of fun among the streamer communities that already love and abuse this game.

I know console players are still upset they have no date on when it’ll be coming, but good things come to those who wait! The game on Nintendo Switch is a wonderful addition and works on how it could be functional on the other consoles. Man, this would be a lot easier if we all had chat pads…. Too bad this didn’t happen on the 360/PS3 era.

Over all, Among Us has some amazing stuff in store and seems to be unending in their updates. So take a chance on the little game, maybe you’ll like secret murder.

Evil Dead: The Game

Hail to the King, baby

What an amazing preview of Evil Dead today at the Summer Games Fest 2021! We waited and waited through all of the amazing trailers and previews of other games, but it was well worth it. We got a look at in-game video footage of our amazingly witty heroes.

Decades of Evil Dead come together in this new game for most platforms, and the King himself was there to walk us through every glorious second of this video. You’ll see some of Evil Dead’s most iconic characters; Ash, Scotty, Lord Arthur, Kelly Maxwell, Pablo Simon Bolivar, and more, as well as new dialogue performed by Bruce Campbell and others to make this game even more engaging! Expect some good one liners from our killer group.

An amazing feature with this game, is you don’t have to play the good guy! That’s amazing especially in a series like Evil Dead. Take control of the powerful Kandarian Demon to hunt Ash and other players while possessing Deadites, the environment, and even the survivors themselves as you seek to swallow their souls! You can control so much as the Kandarian Demon, changing the flow of the game entirely.

Whether you’re tearing a Deadite in two with Ash’s famous chainsaw hand or flying through the map as the Kandarian Demon in spirit form, the game captures the look and feel of the Evil Dead franchise in all its glory, with realistically beautiful visuals and the new physics-based gore system that brings the wet into the game.

THIS… IS MY BOOMSTICK

Use your short barrel shotgun, chainsaw, cleavers and more to do some delightfully gruesome violence against the armies of darkness.

Evil Dead: The Game features multiplayer co-op and PvP for PC, Xbox One, Xbox X|S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Nintendo Switch. Enjoy this game via multiplayer, co-op, this game has lots to offer as far as game play with friends.

We look forward to seeing more of this game, especially with the release date for early October.

Oh… And don’t forget a special character you’ll be able to be the biggest bad guy with… Bad Ash.

Goodie two shoes, goodie two shoes!

Salt and Sacrifice Reveal

For all of the Souls fans out there that have experienced Salt and Sanctuary, Summer Games Fest came out of left field today. Sony’s Shehei Yoshida announced that Ska Studios is working on a sequel Salt and Sacrifice that should be out in 2022. So for souls fans that have not played or finished Salt and Sanctuary, now is the time to do it. This game is so far confirmed to be available on the PS4 and PS5, and it looks just as beautiful as the first game.

For those that have not played it yet or those who have never heard of the first game, Salt and Sanctuary is a 2D action platformer inspired by the Dark Souls franchise. You play as a ship-wrecked sailor that finds they have landed on an evil purgatory-like island. You try to fight yourself off this island and come across terrifyingly brutal bosses and monsters that are engaged in an ancient war. Sanctuaries are the only safe haven to rest and level at, which serve as bonfires essentially. This game was developed by Ska Studios and released on March 15th.

Salt and Sacrifice thankfully is keeping the 2D action platformer style and overall Souls-like gameplay. From what was revealed, it even seems just as brutal as the first game and will be expanding upon coop and online multiplayer gameplay. The story seems a bit different, for after picking your class like the former game players will be tasked with tracking down mages so they can craft new items or abilities. While the game at a glance seems a bit more colorful, it is just as dark and depressing in the atmosphere.

Elden Ring: First Gameplay Reveal

Today something wonderful happens for all Souls fans across the globe. Finally, FromSoftware and George R.R. Martin have given players not only an end in sight but something tangible to watch and experience to keep players from going crazy. We got to enjoy some gameplay of the long-awaited Elden Ring and were given a release date of January 21, 2022. Though the date is a bit far off, I am overly excited after getting to watch this gameplay, and honestly rather have the development team take their time and not rush perfection. Elden Ring will be available on PC as well as current and last generation Xbox and Playstation, and Playstation Players will get their free upgrade from the PS4 to PS5.

We all know 2020 was an extremely rough year, not only for consumers but for developers too. Elden Ring was originally revealed in 2019 with little to no context and ongoing silence until today with a full-on trailer. I never in my life thought of a souls meets Game of Thrones, but now it’s everything I need in a game and I need more! I am excited about the little amount that I saw in terms of gameplay and visuals.

The graphics looked breathtaking in terms of keeping the Game of Thrones Style environment and keeping the classic FromSoftware Souls-like atmosphere. The game also still keeps the classic action RPG souls-like gameplay which is keeping veteran souls fans like myself at ease and extremely excited for the release. Yuka Kitamura will also be returning to the series, meaning we should have some breathtaking music from this game. Kitamura has been the composer for Dark Souls 3 and Sekiro, which both games had perfect soundtracks.

Some interesting things I found in this trailer are the fact that while some details seem different, they almost feel the same. Players will be tarnished instead of hollow when killed, and some of the characters in the game can either hinder or help you which gave me serious Patches flashbacks. I am also insanely excited that multiplayer back since Sekiro had none, and I have been in need of a new Sun-Bro squad since Dark Souls 3. Some new things brought to the game seemed very innovative for a souls-like action RPG which felt more Game of Thrones meets Witcher vibes. We now get a weather and time system, as well as a mount which also gave me serious Roach flashbacks. Either way, this trailer gave me nothing but high expectations and good feelings.

Before E3: Prepare for Summer Game Fest

E3 2021 is taking a digital approach this year; and while that’s a bummer for some, it’ll be home to a number of big reveals from Nintendo, Microsoft, Bethesda, Ubisoft and more. However before that happens, there’s another big gaming event that’s set to begin!

Originally announced last month, the Summer Game Fest 2021 will begin on Thursday, June 10th, with a kick-off just a mere two days before the E3 showcase. Produced and hosted by the Video Game Awards’ own Geoff Keighley (who broke away from the expo to do his own thing), it’ll be a showcase packed with “spectacular world premieres” and other surprises, along with an appearance by the band Weezer and one of the greatest movie stars out there, Jeff Goldblum. (Don’t bother arguing with us, you won’t win.)

Kick Off Live! begins at 2 PM EDT on the 10th, with all the action live over on the official Summer Game Fest site. And considering all the companies partnering with the Fest, you’ll see a number of big reveals. These include Sony, with its PlayStation brand; along with Sega, 2K Games, Blizzard Entertainment and a number of others. In fact, the full list of companies can be seen below.

Oh, and we mentioned Weezer, right? Well, relax, this won’t be a Metallica at BlizzCon scenario, as they’ll have a “stream safe game soundtrack song that can be freely streamed on Twitch, YouTube and anywhere else without being blocked or losing monetization,” so those co-streaming the event can rest easy. (Including us, whew.)

After the events that unfold with Kickoff Live!, there will be even more action on June 11th. First off, at 12 PM EDT, Keighley will return to host Geeked Week, alongside the streaming team at Netflix. It’s here that we’ll see some geek-oriented programming premieres, including a first look at the animated Cuphead show, as well as the second season of The Witcher, which is on par to premiere sometime later this year. There should be other surprises as well.

In addition, Koch Media will host Koch Primetime, starting at 3 PM EDT. During this time, they’ll reveal what they’re working on next, though they already made it clear that the showcase won’t include Dead Island 2, Timesplitters or Saints Row V. However all the more room for a return of 50 Cent: Blood On the Sand, right?

Aside from that, the site will be host to the other E3 showcases, including Ubisoft Forward, Devolver Digital, Xbox + Bethesda, Square Enix Presents, a Back 4 Blood showcase from Warner Bros., and the Steam Next Fest, airing on June 16th. You’re gonna be getting a lot of gaming goodness these next few days, so get ready!

Sonic the Hedgehog Collection is speeding our way

It’s the 30th anniversary of Sonic the Hedgehog, right? So…why don’t we have something spectacular planned for the blue blur? Sure, there’s a sequel to his hit movie coming next year, but where are the new games, man?! Well, apparently Sega does have something cool in the works, and it could be revealed as soon as next month’s E3 show.

A retail listing over at French website Sogamely has appeared, hinting at a new Sonic Collection that could make its debut sometime this summer. It’s merely called Sonic Collection EU Edition in the listing, though obviously that’s not the final name.

As far as what it could include, rumors indicate that the collection will have remasters of both the original Sonic the Hedgehog and the wildly popular Sonic the Hedgehog 2, utilizing the Star Engine technology that Christian Whitehead developed to bring both Sonic CD’s re-release and Sonic Mania Plus to life. That would mean huge things for Sonic fans, who have enjoyed both of these games immensely over the years.

What else could the collection include? Well, there’s possibilities galore, from popular titles like Sonic 3 and Sonic and Knuckles to long-lost titles like Sonic R and Sonic Advance. Sega hasn’t detailed this yet, but, again, E3 and the Summer Game Fest are coming up, and either of these could be home to such an announcement.

This, alongside the rumored HD port of the Wii platformer Sonic Colors, could make for good news for Sonic fans everywhere. We’ll see what Sega has planned over the course of the next few weeks. But, needless to say, summer’s likely to go fast!