Game Rant Open Discussion: May 20, 2016

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In this week’s Game Rant Open Discussion, we’re discussing Red Dead Redemption 2, DOOM, Fallout 4, Nintendo, and more! Come join in on the conversation!

Welcome to the Game Rant Open Discussion! As the long weekend arrives, we expect many gamers will be using the additional free hours to delve into some fresh titles like DOOM, Uncharted 4, or the huge Fallout 4 Far Harbor expansion. New games aside, there’s been plenty of gaming events unfolding over the past week, ranging from a big move from Nintendo, an exciting announcement from Rockstar Games, and more!

Beneath this article is a comments section, where we invite our readers to discuss anything that happens to be on their mind, even if it doesn’t relate to the gaming industry at all. The Game Rant Open Discussion is a place where our community is free to let the discussion flow over whatever topics our readers find the most pressing, though we like to start our readers off with a quick refresher of the week’s events.

For those who were busy being productive over the week, here’s some of this week’s biggest news items to catch up on:

Nintendo Is Going To Make Movies

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Nintendo will be hoping that Mario will become a blockbuster in more ways than the literal sense: this week, Nintendo confirmed that the company is now looking to enter the movie business. Backed by a library of beloved characters and bolstered by both nostalgia, plenty of fandom, and child-friendly properties, the move into the film industry seems to be a pretty logical move.

Nintendo had actually tried this before in 1993, with the amazingly horrendous Super Mario Bros. movie becoming one of the go-to examples of how not to make a film. This time around, however, we hope Nintendo invests in some more commercially-successful ventures.

It’s clear that new Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima is bringing plenty of change to The Big N, as the company has mostly abandoned the comparably lacklustre Wii U in favor of moving into the future with the Nintendo NX. Moving in to the film industry is no small task either, especially with Nintendo looking to do as much as they can on its own without reaching out to other established film production companies – it’s a risky move, but there’s no doubt that Nintendo’s collection of intellectual properties will garner a huge interested in any medium they’re involved with.

Rockstar Games To Announce New Game


Rockstar Games sent out an official press release this week indicating that the studio was “hard at work on some exciting future projects that will be revealed soon,” leaving fans wondering if the wildly successful studio is working on a new intellectual property or following up with one of their many popular titles. While fans have hypothesized that revivals are incoming for games like Manhunt or Bully (both of which are now on available on PS4), a return to the wild west seems to be the safest bet.

Most fans are speculating that the next announcement will indeed be Red Dead Redemption 2, citing quotes from a supposed former Rockstar employee who spilled the beans on the title a couple of months ago. The tipster stated that the game would be subtitled Legends of The West, and would even include a character from Grand Theft Auto 5. In a separate leak, the supposed map for the game was also revealed. For the time being, however, fans hoping to ride horseback and enjoy John Marston-like gravelly voices will need to wait for Red Dead Redemption to join the Xbox One backward compatibility list.

Xbox One Backwards Compatible Works For Multi-Disc Games Now


Since the introduction of backward compatibility at last year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo, Microsoft has certainly been working hard to continuously build its library of featured games. The company has been adding roughly two or three games a week, although prior to this week, all of those games were either single-disc or entirely digital items. Microsoft has since had a breakthrough for multi-disc games, which means titles like Mass Effect and Lost Odyssey can finally be added to the ever-growing library.

Speaking of backward compatibility, the recent inclusion of Call of Duty: Black Ops triggered a massive jump in sales for Microsoft, with the sales of the Xbox 360 edition of the game jumping a staggering 13,400% once the game was added to Major Nelson’s list. Clearly gamers are hungry for some Call of Duty nostalgia, which will make Activision pat itself on the back for including Call of Duty Remastered with Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare.

DOOM Review: A Chaotically Paced Affair

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This week saw the long-awaited reboot of DOOM, a game that came with big shoes to fill and fans with lofty expectations. Though the campaign of the game was riddled with monotonous moments, the absolute carnage that comes with demon-slaying and downright brutal executions seems to have made up for any falters in the storyline. Game Rant’s Riley Little described the adrenaline-filled combat as relentless, and declared DOOM to be a standout entry in the FPS genre.

Gamers interested in taking an in-depth look at the title can read our review here. Despite being less than a week old, some players have already mastered the game on the highest difficulty, and others had the game beaten in only 90 minutes.

DOOM is currently available on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. We’re currently giving away five copies of the game, too!

Next Fallout DLC Called Nuka World?


Word on the digital grapevine is that the next batch of downloadable content for Fallout 4 will be called Nuka World. This latest rumor is based on more than just hearsay: gamers digging through the in-game files of Fallout 4 uncovered something called ‘DLCNukaWorld.esm’, a very clear indication that Bethesda Games Studios is working on something Nuka Cola related in an official capacity.

Those still roaming the commonwealth have been spoiled for content as of late, with the latest Far Harbor DLC adding over twenty hours of brand new gameplay. The expansion is the biggest additional batch of content ever produced by Bethesda, and once players figure out how to get the DLC started they should find a brand new island off of the coast that takes 30 minutes just to walk across.

Fallout 4 is currently available for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

Join The Conversation

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As summertime officially turns up the heat outside, this was a week where games like DOOM and Fallout 4 certainly managed to turn up the heat inside. Of course, there are plenty more game-related subjects that we didn’t touch on in the synopses above, and we encourage gamers to take a quick browse around the website to catch up on any news you may have missed.

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