Sea of Thieves’ “Cursed Sails” update arrives on July 31st. The free content update adds dangerous skeleton crews to liven up the seas, as well as the three person brigantine ship. Which means you can finally sail a big ship without having to invite Jim. “Oh, sorry Jim. There’s no more room.”
Hello Games just dropped a new trailer for the big No Man’s Sky update coming next week, showing off multiplayer for the first time. The game looks a lot closer to how people pictured it at launch—and the update will also feature unlimited base building, potentially solving an ongoing problem in the community.
Fornite’s latest patch went live this morning, officially vaulting the Tactical Submachine Gun. It’s been replaced by a slightly higher damage, lower round SMG. Meanwhile, the Typewriter Assault Rifle is being added to Save the World mode.
Track: Can’t Stand Me Now | Artist: The Libertines | Album: The Libertines
Beautiful Summit Of A Grueling Journey. Mt Fuji, Japan. By Xereint.
Under A Porcelain Sun is a first-person adventure set in a surrealist colonial India. It’s about two thieves searching for the mythical city Kayamgadh. Along the way, they’ll encounter castles of glue, wax people, and other strangeness. It comes from a studio in India called Oleomingus and will be out this summer.
Track: Corona | Artist: The Minutemen | Album: Introducing The Minutemen
Track: Baby Don’t Go | Artist: Katie Von Schleicher | Album: Bleaksploitation
Enter the Gungeon’s big Dungeons & Dragons-themed update hits July 17 on PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Switch. The free expansion brings a ton of new rooms, weapons, items, enemies, and ammo types to the roguelike, as well as more generous drop rates.
Track: Slow Blues | Artist: John Coltrane | Album: The Lost Album
PSN is experiencing outages related to online gaming and social features. A notice on the official status page reads “You may have some difficulty launching games, applications, or online features.” According to some, games affected include Fortnite, Rainbow Six Siege, and others. [Update - 10:44pm]: It’s working.
Someone re-cut the video for speedrunner Cheese’s world record 120 star time in Super Mario 64 down to only the times Mario says “Yahoo!” It’s just over seven minutes long. Mario says “Yahoo!” a total of 369 times, give or take. I counted.
Pillars of Eternity II is getting an expansion. The Beast Of Winter takes place in an area occupied by worshipers of the god of cold and decay who believe that your character heralds the end of all things. Fun! It’ll launch on August 2 alongside a 2.0 patch full of tweaks, fixes, and challenge modes.
There’s a better type of HDR streaming and Microsoft plans to add support for it to Xbox One S and Xbox One X. The company announced yesterday it’s bringing Dolby Vision to the consoles which allows for better colors and higher contrasts than standard HDR. Netflix has updated its Xbox One app in kind.
Monster Hunter World’s Final Fantasy crossover event kicks off at 8 PM EDT on August 1st. It adds a fight against the massive Behemoth and armor based on Final Fantasy’s spear-wielding Dragoons.
Track: Teenage Blues | Artist: Sunny Car Wash | Album: Teenage Blues
Monster Hunter: Legends of the Guild is a new upcoming 3D animated special that’s slated for 2019. That’s all the official Monster Hunter Twitter account has announced so far.