Weekly – Mortal Kombat reboot

Mortal Kombat 1 has been revived this week, albeit with only the first teaser so far. While he restarted the numbering and it goes from the unit. It will come in September. However, if you like fighting games, you will definitely enjoy it this year – Tekken, Street Fighter and even Mortal Kombat are coming. We have already seen the leak of DLC characters and also the requirements for PC.

For a change, Street Fighter 6 showed off four more characters. On a different note, players of the new Zelda have performed various obscenities in terms of stacking things. We also showed how Zelda would look in better graphics thanks to AI. Meanwhile, Nintendo has already boasted that Tears of The Kingdom is the fastest-selling game in the series.

The game, which will actually be the best seller, will probably come next year, at least that’s what Take 2 indicated in its financial report. Of course, it’s GTA VI, and according to sales estimates, they plan to release the game between April 2024 and March 2025. In the meantime, fans are making fan videos:

Among other things, we learned that the new Total War game might go to ancient Egypt or that Ubisoft is hiring more people for the Assassin’s Creed games. We have heard bad news about Bioshock 4, which has been restarted several times and things are not looking good for it. The not-so-positive news came from the Overwatch 2 team, who canceled the PvE campaign and will only add standalone missions each season.

Good news is the addition of 90 minute demos to Steam, with Dead Space being the first such demo. Overpass 2, the continuation of offroad racing, was also announced, the date was given to Jagged Alliance 3, which will arrive on July 14. Plus, Trackmania just arrived on consoles. The game Black One Blood Brothers was also shown, which looks like an interesting action inspired by Ghost Recon.

You can still activate Metro Last Light on Steam and Death Stranding on Epic from the free games. At the same time, Epic launched a mega sale with 25% discounts in addition to a rewards program that will give you back 5% of the price. Regarding the free thing, we also mentioned that in America the latest TVs will be given away for free, at least from the Telly brand, even if in exchange for watching ads. These will be on the secondary display below the main screen.

Speaking of freebies, Nvidia has launched a summer giveaway of hardware and RTX 4060 and RTX 4060ti cards, giving away 460 of them. You can already win the first one. These are just announced cards, where during the week Nvidia announced the RTX 4060 Ti in 8GB and 16GB versions and so far the RTX 4060 in the 8GB version. The prices will be very acceptable, namely 319 euros for the RTX 4060 and 429 euros and 539 euros for the RTX 4060 Ti in individual versions. Performance will be slightly higher than cards in the previous generation, but with DLSS 3 and AV1 support.

Speaking of Nvidia, it is reportedly teaming up with MediaTek and together they will bring mobile chips with RTX cores. We’ll see if it comes to Switch 2 as well.

Activision’s buyout went well this week, where we had new official information every day, and sometimes even two. That is, the EU agreed to the buyout and literally told the CMA in the UK that they had errors in their numbers. In addition, the CMA is already feeling pressure from companies, the media, and the government, where they were questioned and the deputies did not spare them. The interests of the UK are more important than their efforts to cancel the 69 billion deal for the small cloud market. Microsoft has directly indicated that it may cancel certain products in the UK if they do not agree there. In addition, the Chinese also agreed to the buyout, and there is little chance that it will not take place. This chance was further reduced by the rejection of the request to stop the buyback in the court of PlayStation players.

In the meantime, Microsoft has already started putting its games in the Geforce Now cloud, specifically Gears 5.

By the way, CMA has information about the new Microsoft console in the documents. We don’t know if it will be the next generation or half a generation. The head of Take 2 also talked about it, that the PS5 Pro and the new Xbox Series console will probably come. Although we will see if it will be true and if so, at what price and with what performance.

Meanwhile, Sony has announced its PlayStation Showcase, which will be on May 24, ahead of all the summer presentations that start next month. At the same time, Sony presented its PS5 Access controller in more detail. In terms of hardware, we also had new Razer speakers and the PowerA MOGA XP-Ultra, the first Xbox wireless gamepad from a third company.

From the film area, we had a review of the Fast X movie that just hit theaters. The first sales figures for the opening weekend are high, going above 300 million dollars. Added a trailer for Extraction 2, the first teaser for Five Nights at Freddy’s or the sci-fi title Creator. From this area, there was also information that the number of Disney Plus subscribers fell as the only service in the last quarter, and the release of a new series of Futurama was confirmed for July. By the way, Super Mario Bros. has already become the highest-grossing film from Illumination and is gradually climbing the list of the highest-grossing animations. We’ll see where it stops.

Finally, Borat made it to Resident Evil 4.

From the reviews, we looked at Humanity, but also the toy cars in Sunrise GP, the movie game Mia and The Dragon Princess, we entered the caves of Mars in Caverns of Mars: Recharged. We also rated Teslagrad 2, Tin Hearts stick figures, and Lunark pixels. We described TerraScape in the preview. Next week we’ll be looking at TT Isle Of Man: Ride on the Edge 3, HROT and more games. In the meantime, you can enter the contest for Zelda merch.

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