Gaming News: Power Armor Recall and a State of Play

The GameStop-exclusive Red Power Armor Helmet has been recalled.

Every week something interesting or newsworthy comes out of the gaming industry. Sometimes it is hard to keep track.

That is where this nice rundown comes in; everything important from the gaming industry this week in an easy to follow article.

What more can you want?

PlayStation State of Play

Sony released a fancy new State of Play last week, their version of a Nintendo Direct.

“The Last of Us Part II” finally has a release date, coming out Feb. 21s, 2020.

Finally, we will be able to continue Joel and Ellie’s adventure through a zombie apocalypse. Expect more heart-wrenching and scary moments. Honestly, stock up on tissues now.

They also announced a “Death Stranding” limited edition PS4 Pro bundle. The main body of the console is white, covered in black handprints, while the controller is clear gold, resembling the in-game BB pods without the BB. It looks really nice and will be a must-buy for Hideo Kojima fans.

Everyone’s favorite turn-based strategy game “Civilization VI” is coming to PS4 on November 22. Soon you’ll be able to shape history on your PlayStation.

You can also download a demo for the “MediEvil” remake if you have been waiting to check it out.

If that is not your speed, you can get “Wattam” in December. It’s a colorful experience, but not much is known about what you will be doing.

Finally, “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare” got a new campaign trailer and it looks like one of the best first-person shooter campaigns in a long time. The story seems realistic and emotional. Long-time “Call Of Duty” fans are budding with excitement for this new, upcoming title.

Free Batman

Anyone who wants to download the Epic Games Store can claim six free Batman games. That’s right, six completely free Batman titles.

The titles are the entire “Batman Arkham” trilogy by Rocksteady, excluding “Arkham Origins”, as it was the only one not made by the company.

The other three games come from the “LEGO Batman” trilogy.

Both of these collections of games are amazing trilogies and are well worth their price, which is currently nothing.

PlayStation saving the Planet

In a new blog post, it was revealed that the hotly anticipated PlayStation 5 will have a feature to help save the planet. It will have an optional setting that will slash the amount of power it consumes while in standby mode.

Jim Ryan, President/CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment said: “If just one million users enable this feature, it would save the equivalent to the average electricity use of 1,000 U.S. homes.” Sony also announced that they are partnering with the United Nations to help combat climate change.

These are all steps in the right direction, and it is nice to see the gaming industry getting involved. It won’t fix everything, but it’s a start.

Fallout 76 Helmet Recall

Be warned if you were one of the people to buy the GameStop exclusive “Fallout 76 Power Armor Edition”, as it may have mold in it. 20,000 power armor helmets were recalled due to possible mold in the lining of the helmet, so don’t put it on.

The lining is perfect for the mold to grow on and those exposed to it are at risk of a respiratory infection. No incidents have been reported yet, but you can request a full refund from GameStop. Be careful.

That was all of the interesting stuff that came out of the industry last week. Every week is different, however, and some are more interesting than others, so stay tuned for next week’s rundown.

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