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Dead End Job is coming to Nintendo Switch

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If blasting ghosts sounds like a fun time, Dead End Job has you covered.  If you want to do it on the move, even better. It’s coming to the Nintendo Switch. With a focus on hectic, re-playable gameplay packaged in a 90’s cartoon, Dead End Job is a twin-stick shooter with style.

You take on the role of Hector Plasm, a specialist in paranormal pest control. By blasting ghosts and sucking them up into your vacuum pack, you rack up a sweet payout in an effort to be crowned ‘Employee of the Week’.

There’s also a range of items to help you get the job done quicker, adding a rogue-like element to the procedurally generated maps.

Interestingly, one of the big selling points for Dead End Job is the Twitch integration. Viewers can help or hinder the player by choosing their powerups, offering plenty of opportunity for a (brave) streamer. We’re assuming hinder will be overwhelmingly popular but we’re always happy to be surprised.

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Dead End Job is developed by Ant Workshop, an indie studio based out of Scotland. Inspired by Ren & Stimpy, the game features art by Joe Blakeston (Aardman, BBC, RSC) and an original soundtrack by Will Morton (Grand Theft Auto series).

Founded in 2015 by ex-Rockstar Games designed Tony Gowland, Ant Workshop is focused on creating original IP and interesting games with off-beat humour.

Speaking on porting it to Nintendo Switch, Gowland said, “Ever since I first saw the Switch announcement I wanted to get Dead End Job on the platform as the crazy cartoon visuals and gameplay felt like a perfect fit…”

I can’t wait to see someone blasting ghosts and earning as much money as they can for The Man while on their daily commute, how many other cartoon shooters can you think of with that ironic symbolism?”

Not many to be fair, even if it is a bit of a depressing thought when you’re stuck in traffic on the bus.

With the added inclusion of drop-in couch co-op, Dead End Job seems like the perfect fit for the Nintendo Switch platform. As per the announcement, it’ll also be available for Playstation 4, PC and Xbox One when it releases in 2018.

UK based gaming writer, raised on a diet of Street Fighter and Isometric RPG's. I enjoy playing every game I can get my grubby little hands on.

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Star Wars Outlaws has Ubisoft’s biggest marketing budget ever, and the company expects it to have a strong launch

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Ubisoft is putting everything they have into Star Wars Outlaws, which comes out next month on August 30th for PS5. The fact that the name includes “Star Wars” shouldn’t come as a surprise when you learn that the company is putting a lot of money into marketing the project and thinks it will do very well.

The CEO of Ubisoft, Yves Guillemot, made the bold claim during the company’s recent earnings call Q&A (thanks, MP1st), though some investors thought it was even more daring than they thought. Based on Ubisoft’s guidance, Nick Dempsey of Barclays came up with a rough estimate of five million units sold and asked if the company was being too cautious. This is what Guillemot said:

“What we expect is for Star Wars Outlaws to have a strong launch.” One reason is that it’s one of the most anticipated games of the year, which shows how positively the community feels about it. Another is that we’re launching the biggest marketing campaign Ubisoft has ever done for a game.

We’d like to know how much Ubisoft spent to market this and what the company expects to get back from it. We had some small worries when we played the game in person at Summer Game Fest, but we’ll keep an eye on things before and after launch.

Are you excited about how soon Star Wars Outlaws will be out? Do you think the game’s supposedly huge marketing budget has an impact on your life? Leave a comment below and let us know.

 

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Amazon’s great Fallout TV show is nominated for 16 Emmys

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Critics and fans alike went crazy for Amazon’s take on the famous role-playing game series Fallout. There were a lot of nominations for 16 Emmy awards, including Best Actor and Outstanding Drama Series. The show was able to reach audiences outside of gamers and got a lot of attention from the industry.

Eurogamer has been keeping track, and now that all the votes are in, Fallout is tied for fifth place with 23 nominations for the 76th Emmy Awards, which are put on by the US Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. With 25, The Bear has the most nominations, followed by True Detective: Night Country with 23, and Shogun with 19.

It shouldn’t be a surprise that Walton Goggins is up for Best Actor for his performance as The Ghoul. Although games will always be our first choice, it’s great that adaptations of games don’t have to be awful, and we can’t wait for the next season of the shows.

Are you surprised by how well Amazon’s version of Fallout has done in the mainstream? Is the curse of movies based on video games finally over? Leave a comment below and let us know.

 

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 Sets Dates for the Next Multiplayer Beta

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 is getting closer and closer, and Activision has announced when players will be able to get their hands on the next game. This means that there will be several chances to try it out before it comes out. If you paid a lot, you might be able to play for more than a week at the end of August and beginning of September.

Call of Duty Early Access will run from Friday, August 30th, to Wednesday, September 4th, as announced on its blog. This is two days after the Call of Duty Next showcase, which is set for August 28th. To play, you must have already bought Black Ops 6.

The open beta is the following weekend, and anyone who wants to can join. The fun will start on Friday, September 6th, and end on Monday, September 9th. The full release is set for October 25th of next month on PS5 and PS4.

How excited are you for the next Call of Duty game? Are you going to play Black Ops 6 in either the Early Access or Open Beta versions? Leave a comment below and let us know.

 

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