Last Week in Gaming – November 5, 2019

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Ever wonder what you missed in the world of gaming last week? No worries – we’ve got you covered!

We read a ton of video game articles each week and wanted to share some of our favorites with the Average Gamer community. We’ll feature everything from previews to reviews and everything in between.

The articles we share will be from a combination of well-known sources (like IGN) and more niche blogs that you may not have heard of. In the previous TAG Roundup post, we talked about the Fallout 76, Zelda, The Last of Us 2 and more!

Here we go!

Fishing on the Go – Nintendo Life

There are simulation games and then there are fishing simulation games. Fishing: Barents Sea brings an authentic fishing experience to the Switch on December 10th.

You can choose from different boats as you explore the waters of Northern Norway. The game also promises different types of fishing, environmental effects and AI ships to keep you company.

If you pick up this game next month, you’ll also receive all DLCs published to date. Rubber Chicken Games describes the title as “competent, simple, and realistic” so it may even appeal to non-fishers!

Game Studio Simulation on the Go – Nintendo Everything

Following the simulation trend, we have Mad Games Tycoon coming from Toplitz Productions on November 12. In this cross-platform release, players will be able to build up a developer titan from scratch, beginning as a tiny indie studio.

As the studio head, you’ll set the direction of the business. You take care of hiring, setting up the office and developing your own unique games. 

With the right mix of internal talent and decision making, your community will be begging for each of your new releases. For an intro into this world, check out Game Studio Tycoon 3 on mobile for $4.

G-Sync on TVs – Endgadget

Making the switch to gaming on a monitor was one of the best decisions I’ve made in the last couple of years. The response time is much faster and the resolution is typically higher for the same price range.

Last week, LG announced that they’ll be bringing the same standard to their televisions with G-sync support. You’ll need a NVIDIA GeForce RTZ or GeForce GTX in your PC to take advantage of this, but it sounds worth it for serious gamers.

A firmware update was pushed for these models so check to see if yours is listed: this year’s E9 (65 and 55 inches), C9 (77, 65 and 55 inches) and B9 (65 and 55 inches) models.

Diablo IV Announcement – Gamespot

Blizzcon 2019 brought many expected trailers, including the latest sequel in the Diablo series. To be honest, I haven’t hopped into this dungeon-crawling franchise since the first entrant, but this trailer gave me chills!

We get a look at the three classic classes – barbarian, sorceress, and druid – and an ominous appearance by Lilith. Of note in the fourth game are a larger game world, access to a mount and enhanced movement animations.

There’s no official release date yet but Blizzard has confirmed that Diablo IV is “currently in development” for PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

Outer Worlds Simplistic Beauty – Polygon

A few members of the Average Gamer community have picked up The Outer Worlds, and so far, I’ve only heard positive things. In this Polygon review, Patricia Hernandez talks specifically about how the game doesn’t waste your time.

You know those mini-games where you need to hit a series of buttons in order to pick a lock? You won’t find any of that in The Outer Worlds!

Inventory management has been streamlined and the quest log is a breeze to follow. The low-friction nature of the game makes it easy to log on for even half an hour to get some things done.

If you like Fallout 3, you will probably be into The Outer Worlds as well.

Overwatch 2 Gameplay from Blizzcon – PC Gamer

The other huge announcement at Blizzcon was hearing updates about what we can expect from Overwatch 2! YouTuber ohnickel shared two hours of gameplay footage and I literally can not wait!

Overwatch had a resurgence of players when the role queue was introduced to bring more balance to the game. With this upcoming sequel, I’m sure more fans will dive back into the series and new fans will be born.

Character models and maps are improved, plus we get added RPG elements to the new PVE modes. Who would have thought we’d see a skill tree in anything Overwatch related??

That’s All For Now

There were plenty of other highlights from last week but these ones really stood out. Be sure to check in next time to read about video game current events. 

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