In this week’s Game Rant Open Discussion, we’re chatting about Fallout 4, Rise of the Tomb Raider, the New Xbox One experience, and more. Come join the conversation.
Happy Friday and welcome to this week’s Game Rant Open Discussion. Each Friday we like to reflect on some of the biggest news items of the week, and give our readers a chance to discuss these and other topics.
As expected, we’ll be touching on Fallout 4 and Rise of the Tomb Raider since both released this week. We’ll also be discussing the New Xbox One Experience, GameGate movie, and Call of Duty: Black Ops 3.
Fallout 4 Release
The biggest news of the week is undoubtedly the release of Fallout 4. After months of anticipation, the open-world, post-apocalyptic game launched to rave reviews from citics and gamers alike.
The newest addition to the Fallout franchise may not have the greatest graphics, but the gameplay, story, and characters provide an engaging and compelling experience that’s hard to pass up. And on the topic of graphics, it likely won’t take long for modders to sharpen up the visuals for gamers on both PC and console.
Be sure to check out our Fallout 4 review here.
Fallout 4 is now available for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.
Rise of the Tomb Raider Release
While it was definitely overshadowed by the launch of Fallout 4, Rise of the Tomb Raider released this week to strong positive reviews from gamers. The sequel to 2013’s Tomb Raider reboot continues Lara Croft’s story well and provides players with a visually impressive and immersive story.
Xbox gamers who are interested in a game filled with quick-paced action, exploration, puzzles, and tombs should consider picking up the title. While it isn’t Fallout 4, it’s definitely worth the purchase.
Rise of the Tomb Raider is now available for Xbox 360 and Xbox One.
New Xbox One Experiences Launches on Xbox One
This has been a big week for Xbox One owners. Along with the aforementioned releases of Fallout 4 and Rise of the Tomb Raider, Microsoft rolled out its New Xbox One Experience, complete with a fresh, new UI and backward compatibility.
While the rollout wasn’t without issue, it was still positive for Xbox One gamers, living up to the promise of speeding up the Xbox One experience and providing owners a chance to play over 100 Xbox 360 games on their Xbox One consoles.
GamerGate Movie in the Works
This week, news broke about a GamerGate movie in the works that will star Scarlett Johansson. The movie will be an adaptation of the 2014 GamerGate controversy where sexism and progressivism in video game culture came to light when a few prominent women in the industry came forward about their negative experiences.
Little is known yet about the movie, but considering the title and topic, it’s not hard to determine the subject matter of the movie. Most likely, it will follow Johansson as developer Zoë Quinn, who sparked the GamerGate controversy after sharing a blog post by her ex-boyfriend.
No release date has been announced yet for the movie.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Hits $550 Million in Sales
After both Call of Duty: Ghosts and Advanced Warfare sold fewer copies than their predecessors, many gamers and critics were curious to see if Treyarch’s Black Ops 3 could help revive the franchise. According to sales numbers, it looks like that is the case, with Black Ops 3 making a whopping $550 million in just three days, outselling both Ghosts and Advanced Warfare.
Black Ops 3 set a record for the best-selling full digital game in PS4 history, and will likely continue to find success on both PlayStation and Xbox. With these types of records, and strong sales, it’s safe to say Call of Duty is not the dying franchise many were worried it had become.
Find our Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 review here.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 is available now for PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.
Continue the Conversation
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