The bank holiday may be over but never fear, the Finger Guns Quick Fire train keeps on a-rolling with the latest in daily gaming goodness. Be sure to test your eyesight on the below stories before travelling long distances, ok? If you don’t you’ll find yourself facing zero consequences and keeping your job regardless of how utterly reckless you were. What a time to be alive.
Watch the Wholesome Gaming Direct
A bunch of warm and fuzzy indie games were just revealed and showcased as part of the Wholesome Direct 2020 Indie Game Showcase. You can catch up with the full event below.
Warning: Plenty of games here will make you feel feelings. It’s ok, just let it happen.
June’s Xbox Live Games with Gold Revealed
Xbox have revealed June’s Games with Gold and well, it’s a mixed bag.
- Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse (June 1-30)
- Coffee Talk (June 16-July 15)
Xbox 360 (compatible with Xbox One)
- Destroy All Humans! (June 1-15)
- Sine Mora (June 16-30)
Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse is an interesting addition, as it’s only just been kicked off Xbox Game Pass. But hey, now you get to keep it. And well, Coffee Talk is brilliant. Download them all from next Monday
Cancelled Black Ops 4 campaign footage surfaces.
Reddit has only gone and leaked footage from 2018’s Call of Duty Black Ops 4, namely the cancelled campaign footage that was ditched in favour of its Battle Royale mode, Blackout.
The footage is evidently still in development, with pre-viz assets in place for character models in a mission tasking the player to ‘Find the Aquilus CEO’. The campaign features two player co-op viewpoints of the same missions. The campaign level was rejigged for a mulitplayer level that was included in the final game.
No Man’s Sky is coming to Xbox Game Pass and PC in June.
Hello Games’ sci-fi masterful No Man’s Sky is coming to Xbox Game Pass along with a PC version, four years after the original 2016 release.
No Mans Sky has evolved into something vastly different from its original release four years ago, and as the games continues to see success from its various updates, an Xbox Game Pass and Windows PC release seemed like a logical next step.
No Straight Roads has been delayed. And we’re not happy about it.
The hugely anticipated NO STRAIGHT ROADS has been delayed until the end of the summer, with no new date currently available.
Across the Grooves comes to PC and Switch in June.
Along the Edge developers Nova-box have today revealed that their beautiful looking musical-themed adventure Across the Grooves is coming to PC and Nintendo Switch on June 17th.
You take on the role of Alice, a woman who lives in the heart of Bordeaux in a long term relationship and has a job and an apartment and appears to have a steady life until a parcel arrives one day – a vinyl record from Alice’s ex love, Ulysse.
As the needle sets into the grooves she is thrown back into her past to relive defining moments, discovering that her present day existence has completely changed.
This is our jam. Bring it on.
The Escapist Indie Showcase Revealed
GOG and The Escapist have today revealed The Escapist Indie Showcase, a digital showcase featuring over 70(!) indie games, airing on June 11th from 8:00pm BST.
The showcase will include reveals, ‘lots of gameplay’ and behind the scenes at developer studios. Post-show coverage will stream on YouTube and Twitch. You’ll be able to watch here.
With the announcement of this new showcase, this takes the number of live streamed showcases to replace E3 to 394,676.
Beyond Blue rises from the ocean in June.
Never Alone developers E-Line Media has today revealed that their long-gestating Beyond Blue is coming to PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on 11th June 2020 to coincide with World Ocean’s Week. .
Inspired by and featuring footage from Blue Planet II, E-Line Media created Ocean Insights, sixteen mini-documentaries that players will be able to unlock while they explore the world of the Western Pacific. Fans can take an early look at what exists beneath the depths with a newly released trailer that features some of the scientists that worked with the game developers to capture the experience of bringing the deep ocean to life.
Rigid Force Redux comes to Xbox One and Switch in June.
Headup has revealed Rigid Force Redux, a rather shiny horizontal shoot-em-up is coming to Nintendo Switch and Xbox One soon.
Developed by com8com1, Rigid Force Redux blends modern visuals with classic gameplay and hand-crafted 3D models with a gloriously 80’s synthwave soundtrack. It all looks rather lovely and you can check out the trailer bleow;
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