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Wew, it was an eventful week for video games. Even though I am caught up with the usual adult-life dilemmas, I’d never miss the chance to fill you guys in on what happened This Week in Video Games.

#1 Death Stranding Has Gone Gold

Depending on who you ask, Death Stranding will either be genre-defining or a boring piece of a convoluted mess. Nevertheless, industry legend Hideo Kojima has announced that Death Stranding has gone gold. Meaning that the game is basically done and is ready to be shipped. He also explained that one won’t need PS+ subscription to access the online features. Masterpiece or a disappointment, we’ll find out when the game launches on November 8 for PS4.

#2 Finally Something Exciting in Apex Legends

Ah, Apex Legends. Respawn’s battle royale that started off with a bang but eventually retired to the sidelines due to a lack of new content. It must be exciting to the 4 people that still play the game (JK, JK) to know that a brand-new map is coming with the third season in just a few days. The new map, called World’s Edge, will put the players in a land of ice, lava and…moving train? The location, will be arriving with season three next week on October 1st.

#3 Yell “Get Over Here” Together

Three player Raids are coming to Mortal Kombat 11 which will bring three fighters together against a single, powerful boss. The twist is that “rather than having three fighters present on the same screen, each player will see their own 1v1 fight with the boss, but the boss’s health bar will be damaged by all three players simultaneously (thanks IGN)”. I don’t play Mortal Kombat, let alone fighting games. But I guess this is good news?

#4 Madness Reigns…Again

I never thought to see 3 separate Cthulhu games release in under a year. This time, it’s the horror CRPG, Stygian: Reign of the Old Ones that launched the other day. And It’s good…pretty damn good. I also did a day 0 review which you can read here. Granpapa Cthulhu must be happy!

#5 Apparently There’s More of Us

Ellie and Joel are coming back, and they are coming back real soon. The highly anticipated sequel to one of the best Sony exclusives hits PS4 this February 21, 2020. The launch window had been in the rumors for a while now, and it’s a big relief to know that we’re just 5 months short from getting our hands on Naughty Dog’s most ambitious project yet. However, Naughty Dog has announced that to focus entirely on the campaign, TLoU 2 won’t be including an online mode.

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