April in Video Games

Catch up on the biggest news of this April in our retrospective. We've selected the top 10 video game news of the past month, making sure you don't miss anything big. April 2020 was full of events. There's much to talk about, so welcome to our first monthly roundup.

April in Video Games Cover

Whatever reason you had to miss the world of video games in April, we’re here to cover you up. Below are the 10 most important news stories of the month. Click on a heading to read the original story. 

cooking mama cookstar removed from eshop over legal battle

Having lived a few hours after its launch, the title was slashed in pieces. Was it half-baked? We will never taste know! Rumors were you could mine cryptocurrency with it. What a cost-efficient game it would be! However, later on, the developer came out with a statement that the game was pulled from the store due to a legal conflict between the game’s publisher and IP holder.

Read the original news story by Marino Unger-Verna.

Many thought the new Cooking Mama game was removed due to its being a Bitcoin farming mechanism.

Many thought the new Cooking Mama game was removed due to its being a Bitcoin farming mechanism.

playstation reveals the ps5 dualsense controller

The new design is available for everyone to feast their eyes on. Yes, it is out there without any hype build-up. You can check out a couple of new features and changes as well as the shift in the visual design. It definitely hints on the color scheme Sony is likely to use in its next-generation console. 

Read the original news story by Conor Mitchell.

The DualSense integrates haptic feedback to revolutionise the way we feel games.

The DualSense integrates haptic feedback to revolutionise the way we feel games.

games now to be labeled with loot box notice

“Warning! This game is known for causing unjustified money expanses among younger and gambling-addicted audiences!” Ah, well, we’re not at this stage of loot boxes reception, at least on the level of games rating boards. Speaking of which, both PEGI and ESRB are going to label games that include loot boxes or card packs as the ones that include random paid items /  include paid random items.

Read the original news story by Ben Williams.

How the new label will look

How the new label will look

reseller community using bots to auto-buy nintendo switches

Bad news for people planning to buy their first or new Nintendo Switch. Using a couple of bots, a community of resellers manages to keep the prices high, selling the original consoles for almost double their prices! While one part of the gaming industry is trying to fight covid-19, these guys are making your day bad by snatching new units a few minutes after they appear!

Read the original news story by Tristan Zelden.

Bird Bot overview (Credit: Bird Bot)

Overview of Bird Bot chat (Credit: Bird Bot)

despite pandemic, gamestop planning to reopen some stores

Pandemic? What pandemic? Never heard of such thing! Seriously though, it is hard to rate this decision. While this may seem to be a bad decision at first, since you are likely to imagine the stores are going to be visited like they were before, this isn’t the case as most people prefer to stay at home. 

Read the original news story by Adam Castar.

GameStop isn't stopping after all

GameStop isn’t stopping after all

call of duty: warzone cheaters to play with each other

Infinity Ward has found a rather elegant solution to combat cheating and cheaters. With the playerbase as large as CoD: Warzone has, making sure every match is fare becomes increasingly hard and resource consuming. Together with the common approach in the industry, the developers are trying out something new. Cheater matches are probably lighting fast. 

Read the original news story by Tristan Zelden.

List of Modern Warfare and Warzone security changes

List of security changes coming to Modern Warfare and Warzone

the last of us part ii and ghost of tsushima get new release dates

The wait is over. Two of the most anticipated games now have their release dates. Brace yourselves! Marketing storm is coming.The closer the release date the more will hear about these games.

Read the original news story by Tristan Zelden.

The Last of Us Part II Cover

The Last of Us Part II Cover

humble bundle raises $6.5 million for covid-19 charities

Despite its name, Humble Bundle actually plays a huge role in a fight against covid-19. Not without the help of gamers that bought a special charity package, the digital storefront was able to raise an incredible sum of money. Donating this money to medical charity organizations, Humble Bundle’s actions is a nice way of showing the bright side of gaming community.

Read the original news story by Adam Castar.

Some of the games that were on sale

Some of the games that were on sale

ubisoft is teasing the new assassin’s creed game

8 hours of teasing, and the new game art is done. If you’ve missed the original process live, you can catch up by viewing the video in our article. Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla is the name of the next entry in the long-running franchise. You can expect more teasing and reveals from the developers at Ubisoft.

Read the original news story by Callum Jones.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Key Art

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Key Art

SHOCKING NEW PS PLUS GAMES REVEALED FOR THE MONTH OF MAY

Who wants to farm some corn? Farming corn, anyone? That’s exciting, we promise! While Farming Simulator 19 and Cities Skylines are great games for their respective audiences, they aren’t that great of a choice for PS+ Games. You think otherwise? Well, Sony does.

Read the original news story by Andrew Highton.

Farming corn, anyone?

Farming corn, anyone?

We also do weekly news roundups for those of you wanting to know the latest news. Check out our News Roundup #99. More news? Sure, we have a news section.

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