Welcome back to another installment of What the D-Pad, the weekly gaming podcast on Twitch.tv/TYFOfficial on every Wednesday or Thursday where we play a trending or topical game and discuss current news that I found on Twitter or Google News.
Anyway here’s the podcast…
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Ninja’s Record Breaking Stream with Drake – Fortnight – Ninja earned $25,000 in subscriptions and 10,000 new followers on the night of that stream. Twitch and Celebrity crossovers are blowing up, Epic announced a “Celebrity Pro-Am” event at E3 this june. Via Kotaku
Reviews for Tomb Raider are lukewarm. Shadow of the Tomb Raider launch date revealed via Forbes
Geralt is the guest character for Soul Calibur VI.
Funimation asks nintendo when Goku will join SSB via Twitter
Nintendo switch 5.0 update, friend suggestions based on facebook and twitter. Remote downloads from PC and smartphone purchases. Via The Verge
Toys R Us going out of business. Via The Washington Post
Pro-gamers are considering forming a union. Via Kotaku
Sony still being a dickhead about fortnight – “We’ve worked closely with Nintendo to allow cross-network play between Xbox One and Switch, and our offer to do the same with PlayStation players still holds,” a Microsoft representative told Kotaku.
Sony being a dickhead (sorry you mean fucking smart) (well yeah but it was a pun) about publishing Super Seducer – via the Verge “According to a Sony spokesperson reached by The Verge, the game will not be coming to the PlayStation Store after all.”
Twitch to launch its own version of PS+ and Games with Gold, program launches today for Twitch Prime members with 5 games included. You keep these games forever. Via IGN
Final Fantasy 7 remake might be starting over from scratch, now that the final release of Final Fantasy XV is over and done with, Square is posting job listings indicating at the game’s current state: translation provided by NEWSWEEK seeking a level designer and other “core members” to work on Final Fantasy VII Remake… note by Producer Yoshinori Kitase: “While it is a satisfactory level in terms of reproducing the original with high quality graphics, we have reached the conclusion that we should aim for another level of quality that can meet the expectations of fans.”
Is Xbox giving up on exclusives? This implies crossplay with PCs and maybe competitor’s hardware, evidenced by being a big promoter of console cross-play and shaming Sony for not playing along. “We believe there is going to be 2 billion gamers in the world, and our goal is to reach every one of them… “We’re looking at ways to make that content available to anyone no matter what device they’re on,” statement to The Verge by cloud division is head Kareem Choudhry, a 20-year Microsoft veteran that has worked on Outlook, DirectX, and Xbox engineering.