Xbox Live Show Recap
Inside Xbox April 2020 Live Show with latest news, trailers and studio updates
The Inside Xbox April 2020 show was broadcast yesterday, showing a number of upcoming games and visiting developers working from home to avoid the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Grounded by Obsidian Entertainment – Eary Access from July 28th for PC and Xbox One
- Hotline Miami Collection by Dennaton Games – Launch Trailer – Out now for PC and Xbox One
- Gears Tactics by Splash Damage – Five Badass Things About Gears Tactics – Inside Xbox – Out now for PC and Xbox One
- Atomicrops by Bird Bath Games – Reveal Trailer – May 28th for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Switch
- The Last Campfire by Hello Games – First Look Gameplay – TBA for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Switch)
- Sea of Thieves by Rare – Ships of Fortune April Monthly Update – Inside Xbox – Out now for PC and Xbox One
- Yakuza Kiwami by Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio – Xbox Game Pass Announcement Trailer – TBA for Xbox One
- The Technology Behind Xbox Series X – Inside Xbox
New Xbox Game Pass titles for April:
- Nier: Automata Become as Gods Edition
- Totally Reliable Delivery Service
- Alvastia Chronicles
- Journey to the Savage Planet
Overcooked 2, Alvastia Chronicles, Football Manager 2020, Mistover and Stranger Things 3: The Game will be added to Xbox Game Pass for PC in April
Time For A Quick Daily Quiz?
What was the Dualshock named after?
- The way the prototype kept electrifying interns
- The controller’s dual rumble motor
- The controller’s dual analog sticks
- It just sounds dope
87 bazillion? I only counted 16 million
Foundational shlooter Borderlands by Gearbox Software boasted of featuring 87 Bazillion guns, which (shocking, I know) turns out to have been an exaggeration. However, the combinatorial space formed by the randomized stats, names and other attributes did contain multitudes.
The precise number of possible gun variations in Borderlands was 16,164,886 different weapons. The actual figure of gun variations in Borderlands was 16,164,886.
Borderlands also featured a cheeky nod to Diablo II: A boss named Rakkinishu, which is pretty close to Rakanishu. When defeated, Rakkinishu would drop a Cracked Sash – a reference to the lowest-tier belt available in Diablo II.
PlayStation 5's DualSense Controller
Sony unveils DualSense controller
Sony has tended to keep things simple when naming their hardware: Each PlayStation console is numbered, and so has each DualShock controller – until now. Please give a warm welcome to … DualSense.
“…we’re starting to ship our new controller in its final design to developers who are implementing its unique features into their games,” says the PlayStation blog. The new DualSense controller – coupled with Tempest 3D AudioTech – means PlayStation 5 “will deliver a new feeling of immersion to players.”
More forceful feedback: Sony has kept “much of what gamers love about DualShock 4 intact,” and sprinkled in new features like haptic feedback to power the intriguing adaptive triggers. The Share button has been replaced by Create, and DualSense sports a built-in microphone.
Black and white: The most obvious change is the presentation, featuring a two-toned look. The light bar has also been repositioned and is now split to both sides of the touch pad. All in all, the DualSense is the result of years of design involving several different concepts and hundreds of mock-ups.