The Week in Videogames:
Hey Now You’re an All Star
By Matthew Arcilla
Let’s all move on and accept that video games are a mainstream entertainment phenomenon. Between celebrities starring in games, celebrities playing games and game characters that are actual celebrities, video games make headlines the same way all the other entertainment industries do.
8. Jurassic World gets a video game and it stars Jeff Goldblum
Read more at Too Much Gaming
The team behind the critically acclaimed amusement park simulator Planet Coaster has been tapped to make a Jurassic Park game, dubbed Jurassic World Evolution. And guess what? Internet daddy Jeff Goldblum is going to be in it, reprising his role as Dr. Ian Malcolm, presumably as one of the various advisers reminding you to wash your hands before you eat anything.
7. Subscribing to Twitch Prime now gets you free games
Read more at PC Gamer
Whereas ad-free viewing seemed like the only incentive in the past to subscribe to Twitch Prime, a new perk’s been added: free games monthly. March saw Prime users receive games like Superhot and Oxenfree, both of which are really excellent. April will grant subscribers titles like Tales from the Borderlands and Steamworld Dig 2 and more. The games are yours to keep even after you cancel.
6. The Witcher’s Geralt of Rivia is joining the next Soul Calibur
Read more at GameSpot
The SoulCalibur series is famous for its guest characters. From Spawn and Yoda to Kratos and Darth Vader, the series is not above getting a popular icon for some gimmicky cross-brand appeal. Geralt of Rivia, the mutant monster hunter from the Witcher series of games will bring his signature fighting style of swordplay and alchemy into SoulCalibur VI, the next installment in the series.
5. Burnout Paradise remastered returns to satisfy your need for speed
Read more at Kotaku
With Need for Speed at the front of the EA catalog, it was assumed the Burnout series had been put out to pasture. But when 2017’s Need for Speed: Payback failed to satisfy needs for speed, EA trotted out Burnout Paradise for current generation consoles. Burnout Paradise Remastered features support for 4K resolutions, with 60 fps performance native to 1080p and will also take you home to where the grass is green and the girls are pretty.