News Mash-Up - Week # 26


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Top News Items

    • Twitch is making further changes to its UI. The tag system will soon be updated so that streamers can create custom tags. Additionally, the maximum limit will increase from five to ten. Other new features include “Guest Star”, which will allow streamers to host up to five other streamers on their channel, and “Channel Switcher”, which will allow viewers to easily cycle between streams.

    • Spanish Twitch streamer Ibai Llanos Garatea has set a record for concurrent viewership, with a peak of 3.3 million viewers. Viewers tuned in to watch a series of boxing matches. The event brought over 400k new followers, bringing his total followers to over 11 million. Ninja remains at the top with 18 million.

    • Nintendo hosted another Nintendo Direct. The 28-minute video included up to 30 third-party games that were announced for the Switch. Highlights include Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak (2022), Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection (2023), Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope (2022) and A Plague Tale: Requiem (2022).

    • Activision Blizzard has confirmed that Overwatch 2 will replace the original Overwatch upon release in October. All player-unlocked content from the original game will automatically transfer to the new game.

    • Konami has secured Inter Milan as an eFootball exclusive team starting in July 2024. This is a blow to EA which will launch the new EA Sports FC (replacing FIFA) in that year.

    • SEGA is increasing its cinema and TV production. Atlus games that include Persona, Shin Megami Tensei, and Catherine are candidates for a potential live-action film and TV adaptation.

    • Sony has announced a new brand called “Inzone”. These will be Sony made PC gaming peripherals. Included in this new line up of Inzone tech are monitors (M3 and the M9) from €1000 and noise cancelling headsets (H3 and H9) from €100.

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New games

Week commencing Monday 27 June 2022

Date Title Platform(s) Genre(s) Developer(s) Publisher(s)
28 June Birushana: Rising Flower of Genpei NS Visual novel Idea Factory Idea Factory
  Disgaea 6 Complete Win, PS4, PS5 Tactical role-playing Nippon Ichi Software NIS America
  DNF Duel Win, PS4, PS5 Fighting Neople, Eighting, Arc System Works Nexon
  Fobia - St. Dinfna Hotel Win, PS4, PS5, XBO, XSX Survival horror Pulsatrix Studios Maximum Games
  Little Noah: Scion of Paradise Win, NS, PS4 Roguelite, action-role playing Cygames, Grounding Inc. Cygames
  MX vs. ATV Legends Win, PS4, PS5, XBO, XSX Racing Rainbow Studios THQ Nordic
  My Little Pony: A Maretime Bay Adventure Stadia Adventure Casual Brothers Outright Games Ltd.
  Portal: Companion Collection NS Puzzle-platform Valve Valve
29 June Azure Striker Gunvolt XBO, XSX Action, platform Inti Creates Inti Creates
  The Legend of Bum-bo NS, PS5, XSX Roguelike deck-building, puzzle Edmund McMillen, James Interactive, Ridiculon Nicalis
30 June Bird and Cage PS4, XBO Music Capricia Productions All in! Games
  Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course Win, NS, PS4, XBO Run and gun Studio MDHR Studio MDHR
  EVE ghost enemies NS, PS4 Visual novel El Dia El Dia
  The Galactic Junkers Win, NS, PS4, XBO Action-adventure Evil Twin Artworks Green Man Gaming Publishing
  Ground Divers! NS Action Studio Tsuruhashi Arc System Works
  The Jackbox Party Starter Win, NS, PS4, PS5, XBO, XSX Party Jackbox Games Jackbox Games
  Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak Win, NS Action role-playing Capcom Capcom
  Hourglass NS, PS4, PS5, XBO, XSX Platform, puzzle Cyberwave Secret Item Games
  Outriders Worldslayer Win, PS4, PS5, XBO, XSX, Stadia Third-person shooter, action role-playing People Can Fly Square Enix
  Rabbids: Party of Legends Win, NS, PS4, XBO, Stadia Party Ubisoft Chengdu Ubisoft
  void tRrLM2(); // Void Terrarium 2 NS, PS4 Roguelike, action role-playing Nippon Ichi Software Nippon Ichi Software
1 July Archetype Arcadia iOS, Droid Visual novel Water Phoenix Kemco
  Centipede: Recharged Stadia Arcade, shoot 'em up Sneakybox Studios Atari
  F1 22 Win, PS4, PS5, XBO, XSX Racing Codemasters Electronic Arts
  Five Nights at Freddy's: Security Breach Stadia Survival horror Steel Wool Games Steel Wool Games
  Gamedec NS Adventure, role-playing Anshar Studios Untold Tales
  Roguebook Stadia Roguelike, deck-building Abrakam Entertainment Nacon
  Those Who Remain Stadia Horror Warp Digital Wired Productions
  Worms W.M.D Stadia Artillery, strategy Team17 Team17