Monthly Gaming Recap: August 2016

August was a huge month for me. In the month since Examiner’s demise I have taken on three freelance jobs and it’s been busy ever since. I write reviews, news and features for GameSpew, iOS reviews for Pookybox, and I’m a video producer for PlusMana’s YouTube. Plus I have GameJurk here and of course the ReActionExaminer channel as well. Personal stuff aside a bunch of news happened so let’s recap everything that happened in August.

 

News

  • Gwent’s closed Beta will begin on October 25
  • Nordic games have changed their name to THQ Nordic
  • Nier: Automata will also be releasing on PC when it launches on consoles next year
  • Divinity: Original Sin II will launch on Steam Early Access on September 15
  • Allison Road, the spiritual indie game created from the ashes of PT, which was canceled earlier this year is now confirmed to be back in production
  • Ashes of Ariandel, Dark Souls III’s first expansion, will launch on October 25
  • Sony will be holding a special press conference on September 7 presumably to officially announce the PS4 Neo and PS4 Slim
  • They also revealed their Tokyo Game Show event will be held on September 13
  • Gran Turismo Sport has been delayed into 2017

 

Release Date Announcements

  • Darkest Dungeon 9/27 (PS4/Vita)
  • Dead Rising Collection 9/13 (PS4/XONE)
  • Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas 9/7 (PS4/XONE)
  • Cartoon Network Battle Crashers 11/8 (PS4)
  • The Tomorrow Children 9/6 (PS4)
  • Jotun 9/9 (PS4/XONE/WiiU)
  • Neptune Flux 11/15 (PC/PS4)
  • Disgaea 2 1/20/17 (PC)
  • The Witness 9/13 (XONE)
  • Mystery Chronicles: One Way Heroics 9/13 (PS4/Vita)
  • Rocksmith 2014 Edition Remastered 10/4 (PC/PS4/XONE)
  • Qurare: Magic Library 9/6 (PS4)
  • Jazzpunk 9/20 (PS4)
  • Virginia 9/22 (PC/PS4/XONE)
  • Dear Esther: Landmark Edition 9/20 (PS4/XONE)
  • Axiom Verge 9/1 (WiiU)
  • Noitu Love: Devolution 9/15 (3DS/WiiU)
  • Severed 9/22 (3DS/WiiU)
  • Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 9/30 (3DS)
  • Battlezone 10/13 (PSVR)
  • 100ft Robot Golf 10/10 (PS4)
  • The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II 9/6 (PS3/Vita)
  • Metal Gear Solid V Definite Edition 10/11 (PC/PS4/XONE)

 

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