Gamers Digest: August 12
by Stephen Janes (@stephenkjanes)
The Gamers Digest is designed to inform you Nerds with all the latest happenings in the world of video games. Today, we break down the official unboxing of the Xbox One, confirm that a new Left 4 Dead is in development, sulk over the unsupported PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale and discuss the Saints Row IV censorship.
Left 4 Dead 3 and Source 2 Confirmed via Leak
A screenshot appeared online suggesting that Valve is hard at work on Left 4 Dead 3 and Source 2. The screenshot appears to be nothing more than a log list, indicating different tasks completed by different employees. Sadly, there doesn’t appear to be anything indicating Half Life 3 is currently in the pipeline, so you can put down your crowbars today. Left 4 Dead 2 was released back in 2009, but an even bigger surprise is the information that Valve is working on updating their Source engine.
Santa Monica Studios not Supporting PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale
Sony’s take on the Super Smash Bros. franchise was met with mixed reception when PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale was released. Pitting your favorite PlayStation franchises against one another, the game provided a lot of entertainment but missed out on several key factors. Santa Monica Studios have confirmed that no new content will be released (characters or stages) but still plans to provide some DLC and updates where necessary. To ease the pain, PlayStation All-Stars Island has been released to mobile devices (for free), which looks like Temple Run with Sony mascots.
Saints Row IV Censored in Australia
It’s no surprise that THQ’s Saints Row franchise has a habit of going above and beyond the norm for video games. The upcoming Saints Row IV release is already in some trouble due to a single mission where the main character partakes in “alien narcotics,” causing the game to be censored in Australia. The only limitation is the Australian port of the game will be region locked for multiplayer, meaning Australians can only play online with each other. Saints Row IV will be released August 20 in North America and August 22 in Australia.
Xbox One Unboxing by Major Nelson
Larry Hyrb, also known as Major Nelson, recently did an extravagant unboxing of the Xbox One, showing fans and consumers exactly what will be included in the Xbox One Day One Edition. The console will come with its own HDMI cable, capable of supporting 4K resolutions, a headset, the Kinect One, a single controller and all necessary power cables and connections needed to get gaming.
What do you Nerds think? Will the Saints Row IV censorship affect your gaming? Surprised at the news of Left 4 Dead 3? Express yourself in the comments below.