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Death Stranding composer is already recording for a new Kojima game

Composer Ludvig Forssell followed Kojima when he left Konami, and is now conducting a socially-distanced orchestra for a new soundtrack.

A COVID composed piece for Kojima Productions next project

The music is for an unannounced Kojima Productions game. Forssell also composed for Death Stranding and Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.

Number Two: Rumours have claimed that the new project is a sequel to Death Stranding, and Norman Reedus has apparently been talking to Kojima about starring in another game. Kojima has also indicated that he'd love to make a horror game, and that he's interested in making something a bit smaller one day.

Work with Hideo: Kojima said that we might see smaller episodic titles from the studio while they're working on something bigger, and that he would like to try to design a game format suitable for cloud gaming. Kojima Productions is currently hiring, so if you're an ace game developer and would like to work in Tokyo, now's your chance!

What song plays in the intro for Fallout: New Vegas?

a) Big Iron
b) Ain’t That a Kick in the Head
c) Blue Moon
d) Johnny Guitar

The answer will be revealed at the bottom of today's issue. Join up with our community on Twitter and Facebook to discuss what the answer could be.

Gex became Cat in Europe

Gex 3: Deep Cover Gecko for PlayStation and Nintendo 64 featured series staple Dana Gould in North America, but he was replaced in the European version.

Beach, babes and British recasts for Gex 3: Deep Cover Gecko

His replacement? None other than Danny John-Jules, best known for portraying the vain and self-obsessed Cat in the cult classic sci-fi comedy Red Dwarf. Gex's blond sidekick Agent Xtra was voiced by Baywatch star Marliece Andrada.

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Bethesda accused of sabotaging Rune 2

Ragnarok Game amends their lawsuit against Human Head Studios to include ZeniMax and Bethesda Softworks.

Rune 2: Decapitation Edition launches November 13, 2020

ZeniMax and Bethesda are accused of sabotaging the development of Rune 2, Human Head's last game. Publisher Ragnarok Game was baffled to find that Human Head shut down the day Rune 2 launched, only to be resurrected as Roundhouse Studios, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bethesda Softworks.

A conspiracy: Ragnarok Game claims ZeniMax and Human Head management planned the turnabout in order to avoid responsibility for supporting Rune 2 after launch. Ragnarok Game initially only demanded the Rune 2 source code and assets, but soon expanded the scope of their suit.

Sabotage: They claim that Bethesda and ZeniMax were trying to protect the Elder Scrolls series from competition by sabotaging Rune 2, and are seeking no less than $100 million dollars in addition to punitive damages and legal costs.

Streaming apps on PlayStation 5 at launch

PlayStation 5 will feature all the streaming apps you need to turn it into the center of your home media experience There’s also a remote controller peripheral to make it easier to use the media features.

Everything you need at the push of a button for PlayStation 5

All the major streaming services, from television and film to music, will be available at launch and you won't even need to download them as the apps are already part of the new Media feature.

Launch day

  • Apple TV
  • Disney+
  • Netflix
  • Spotify
  • Twitch
  • YouTube

Arriving later

  • Amazon Prime Video
  • MyCanal
  • Hulu
  • Peacock
  • And more

Media control: “Creating dedicated Game and Media spaces for the PS5 user experience will make it fast and easy to switch between gaming and entertainment content whenever you want,” says PlayStation.Blog.

PS5 camera won’t support PlayStation VR

The PlayStation 5 camera will not support the PlayStation VR headset, meaning you will need to get an adapter for the PlayStation 4 camera and plug that into the new console. New PlayStation VR headsets will include the adapter, but the adapter is not for sale by itself yet.

Oculus Quest 2 exceeds expectations

Despite Facebook account requirements and angry users, Oculus Quest 2 has outsold the original model and have exceeded Facebook's expectations. “We really couldn’t be happier. The device is selling quite well… faster than Quest did” said Chris Pruett from Oculus.

To celebrate the start of a new generation of console gaming we are giving away a new PlayStation 5 to one lucky DailyBits reader. You can find out more about this giveaway on our dedicated page.

Here's the Giveaway Code for Week 43: 3434

What song plays in the intro for Fallout: New Vegas?

ANSWER: Blue Moon!

Without a love of my own

It’s not a real Fallout game if it doesn’t start with a classic American pop song, and Fallout: New Vegas opens with an old Sinatra tune. New Vegas is the most unusual entry in the series, developed by Obsidian Entertainment who also worked on Knights of the Old Republic 2: The Sith Lords and Neverwinter Nights 2.

Obsidian is famous for subverting the series they work on, and focusing on their own vision rather than simply creating a follow-up. New Vegas is more reminiscent of the early Fallout games, with their desert settings and occasionally absurd storylines. It’s been 10 years since Fallout: New Vegas was released, so now’s a great time to return to the Nevada desert and listen to Big Iron again and again.

Today's issue of DailyBits was written by Gavin Herman, Erlend Grefsrud, Simon Priest, and Jamie Davey.

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