The news of the week (#16 2022)

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This week Nintendo Switch players have marked a couple more dates on their release calendar: Xenoblade Chronicles 3 (July 29) and Splatoon 3 (September 9). We have also dated: Shadowrun Trilogy (June 21), the new PlayStation Plus (June 22), Sonic Origins (June 23), Outriders: Worldslayer (June 30), F1 2022 (July 1) and Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series (July 2). Dragonflight, the new expansion for World of Warcraft, has been announced but does not yet have a date.

We have also commented on Sony’s initiative to sell advertising in free-to-play games, something that Microsoft also wants to do, and the sales of Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, 3.2 million units in two weeks, and Dying Light 2.5 million units in one month. And speaking of figures, in 2021 the consumption of video games in Spain invoiced 1,795 million euros, while David Jaffe rejected a 100 million dollar agreement with Tencent for being a company linked to the Chinese government.

On the Internet, the one who has received almost all the attention has been Netflix, which after losing customers has said that 100 million users access the service with a shared account and has stated that it plans to launch a cheaper plan with advertising. On the other hand, we have learned that the person in charge of websites such as rinconrojadirecta.com.com has accepted a sentence of two years in prison and 500,000 euros. Finally, remember that call recording applications for Android will be prohibited from May 11.

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MicrosoftMicrosoft would be working on a system to introduce ads in free-to-play games.Microsoft offers three months of PC Game Pass to non-subscribers who have played Halo, Forza Horizon 5 or AoE IV.Microsoft tried to buy Blizzard Entertainment in two times and also went for Westwood Studios. Bugsnax, Unsouled, 7 Days to Die and more join Game Pass in April. Chris Novak, head of Xbox research and design, leaves Microsoft after 20 years.
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Cross-platformCreative director of Child of Light, Watch Dogs 2 and Far Cry 3 leaves Ubisoft Square Enix believes that Japanese studios should not imitate the Western style Portal writer sends a message to Valve: “we have to start Portal 3”. Streets of Rage will have a movie. Sega would be working on the reboot of Crazy Taxi and Jet Set Radio. Arcadegeddon will arrive on Xbox, PS4, and Steam on July 5. Amy Hennig, director of Uncharted and Legacy of Kain, works on a game of Star Wars. David Jaffe rejected a 100 million dollar deal with Tencent for his opposition to the Chinese government. In 2021 video game consumption billed 1,795 million euros in Spain, with 18 million users. Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands will receive the Coiled Captors content on April 21.Sonic Origins, a collection that includes all four Mega Drive installments, will be available on June 23.Shadowrun Trilogy for consoles will be available on June 21.Saints Row shows off its character options Finalization for the main character, weapons and vehicles.MotoGP 22 launch trailer.The House of the Dead: Remake is coming April 28 to PS4, Xbox One, PC and Stadia.Gearbox acquires Lost Boys Interactive, co-developer of Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands.Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga manages to sell 3.2 million units in two weeks.Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge shows 10 minutes of gameplay and confirms a physical edition.Announced F1 2022: new season, VR support and available on July 1. The Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series remaster will arrive on July 8. Outriders will receive the Worldslayer expansion with a new campaign on June 30. Gearbox announces Relic Hunters Legend, Eyes in the Dark, and a new Tales from the Borderlands .Way of the Hunter hunting game announced.Marvelous introduces action-survival game DeadCraft.Sherlock Holmes Chapter One cancels Xbox One version, coming April 28 to PS4.Dying Light 2 exceeds 5 million units sold. Various investment funds would be studying the purchase of Ubisoft.
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