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Caffeinate gives you a morning rundown of the hottest news in gaming culture. From the biggest announcements to drama with online personalities, you can find what you need to know every weekday.

Samuel Adams


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    Ghost Recon Frontline Brings a Spin on Battle Royale

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 15:29


    Ubisoft has announced Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Frontline, a spin on the battle royale genre that brings objective-based gameplay into a massive free-to-play PVP shooter. While there have been many competitors in the battle royale space, it's been difficult for any team to compete as Call of Duty: Warzone continues to dominate. 00:00 - Intro 00:31 - Battlefield 2042 Open Beta 02:43 - Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Frontline Announced 07:37 - Destiny 2: Beyond Light comes to Game Pass for PC 10:12 - Grand Theft Auto Trilogy Remaster Leaks 13:19 - Xbox Web Store Cloud Gaming Update 14:43 - Outro Follow me on other platforms and stay up to date! Twitter: http://twitter.com/jampacksam Instagram: http://instagram.com/jampacksam YouTube: http://youtube.com/jampacksam


    Bluepoint Games is Officially a Part of PlayStation

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 18:35

    After years of remasters and remakes, PlayStation has officially acquired Bluepoint Games. As member of the PlayStation Studios family, Bluepoint is now working on "original content" rather than a direct remake of a previous game, marking a major leap for the company. 00:00 - Intro 01:00 - PlayStation Acquires Bluepoint Games 05:43 - Twisted Metal F2P Game Rumors 09:32 - Twitch testing "Boost" paid promotional feature 13:35 - Marvel's Avengers and Scarlett Nexus come to Xbox Game Pass 15:34 - Battlefield 2042 Beta Dates 17:24 - Outro Follow me on other platforms and stay up to date! Twitter: http://twitter.com/jampacksam Instagram: http://instagram.com/jampacksam YouTube: http://youtube.com/jampacksam

    Kena Dev is Exploring Other Platforms for "AA" PlayStation Hit

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 12:01

    After massive success as a PlayStation exclusive, Ember Lab has said that it will "look into other platform releases" post-launch. While there's currently no timeframe for release, it looks like Kena will be making its way to other platforms in the near future. Follow me on other platforms and stay up to date! Twitter: http://twitter.com/jampacksam Instagram: http://instagram.com/jampacksam YouTube: http://youtube.com/jampacksam

    Quantic Dream is Making a Star Wars Game (Probably)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 13:16

    Industry insiders have reported that Quantic Dream, the studio behind Detroit: Become Human and that is involved in ongoing legal issues over workplace misconduct, is nearly two years into development of a new Star Wars game. Details are sparse, but the game is said to be a large departure from the team's traditional quick-time-event approach. Quantic Dream Story: https://kotaku.com/what-we-ve-heard-about-a-quantic-dream-star-wars-game-1847708431 New Switch Controller: https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/fcc-points-to-nintendo-switch-controller-announcement-this-week/ Halo Infinite Flighting: https://www.halowaypoint.com/en-us/news/inside-infinite-september-2021 Follow me on other platforms and stay up to date! Twitter: http://twitter.com/jampacksam Instagram: http://instagram.com/jampacksam YouTube: http://youtube.com/jampacksam

    God of War Ragnarok Ending the Norse Saga

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 14:09

    Sony Santa Monica's Creative Director, Cory Barlog, has shared that Ragnarok will conclude the Norse saga for Kratos and Atreus because of how long it takes to create a AAA God of War title. See the full interview on Kaptain Kuba's channel Why God of War Ragnarok Ends the Norse Saga via Eurogamer Battlefield 2042 Delayed via Twitter Follow me on other platforms and stay up to date! Twitter: http://twitter.com/jampacksam Instagram: http://instagram.com/jampacksam YouTube: http://youtube.com/jampacksam

    Nintendo FINALLY Adds Bluetooth Audio to the Switch!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 14:52

    After 4 years, Nintendo has finally added the ability to add up to 10 Bluetooth audio devices to the Nintendo Switch with System Update 13.0. While this is welcome news... IT'S BEEN THERE THE WHOLE TIME?! Subscribe to the main channel: https://www.youtube.com/jampacksam Follow me on other platforms and stay up to date! Twitter: http://twitter.com/jampacksam Instagram: http://instagram.com/jampacksam TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@jampacksam

    The Final Jampack Report - A New Podcast, New Content, and New Ideas Ahead

    Play Episode Listen Later May 15, 2021 8:10

    Okay, so this isn't even an episode of The Jampack Report, but I wanted to let the audio listeners know about the changes coming to the content that I create - including to the podcast. As an independent content creator, it's time to break out of the template that I've created for myself and focus on experimenting more and pushing myself to create something new and diverse. As I mention here, I'm launching Xhibition: An Xbox Podcast to keep my podcasting drive going, along with implementing some other changes that free up my schedule to focus on creating more organic content. I appreciate all of the love and support that The Jampack Report and my other content has received over the years and look forward to continuing to create even more expansive and engaging shows in the months and years ahead. "Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end." - Seneca (also from Oasis' "Closing Time")

    Xbox Kicks Off 20th Anniversary Celebration | The Jampack Report 5.14.21

    Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2021 11:29

    Xbox's Major Nelson has announced new ways that the company is celebrating 20 years of Xbox, starting with a new line of merchandise and wallpapers available across Xbox, PC, and mobile devices. Plenty of news is coming in the months ahead has both Xbox and Halo celebrate two decades as leaders in the gaming industry. Here are today's stories: - Celebrating 20 Years of Xbox - Xbox Game Studios to work with Tencent's TiMi on new game experiences - E3 2021 ONLINE PORTAL AND APP DETAILS OFFICIALLY REVEALED - Two new DualSense wireless controller colors hit shelves starting next month - Play At Home 2021 update: Free in-game content and more - Ghostrunner 2 Confirmed For New-Gen Consoles And PC Follow me on other platforms and stay up to date! Twitter: http://twitter.com/jampacksam Instagram: http://instagram.com/jampacksam YouTube: http://youtube.com/thejampackreport

    Sega Planning to Release a "Super Game" by 2026 | The Jampack Report 5.13.21

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2021 19:02

    Sega's latest financial report has shared some insight into the company's plans for the future, including the launch of a "Super Game" that the company projects will make 100 billion yen, or roughly 900 million dollars. Here are today's stories: - Sega says it plans to release a ‘Super Game’ within the next five years - Nibellion on Twitter - The PlayStation 5 Is Starting to Look Like the Revolution It Promised - Battlefield 6 Will Come To Last-Gen Consoles, Is Still Slated For Holiday 2021 Release - Xbox Insiders Console Purchase Pilot - Gabe Newell teases the possibility of bringing Steam games to console - Destiny 2 cross-play accidentally switched on early Follow me on other platforms and stay up to date! Twitter: http://twitter.com/jampacksam Instagram: http://instagram.com/jampacksam YouTube: http://youtube.com/thejampackreport

    Resident Evil Village Ships 3 Million Units in 4 Days | The Jampack Report 5.11.21

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2021 16:13

    Capcom has announced that Resident Evil Village shipped 3 million copies globally in four days, smashing Resident Evil 7's 2.5 million units shipped in five days. The game is currently on-par with Resident Evil 2 Remake's impressive launch, automatically making RE8 one of the most successful launches in the franchise. Here are today's stories: - Resident Evil Village Ships Over 3 Million Units Globally! - Benji-Sales on Twitter - THE COALITION MOVING TO NEXT-GEN DEVELOPMENT, UNREAL ENGINE 5 - Exclusive: Next-Gen PlayStation VR Is 4K With Foveated Rendering And Vibration Feature - Ubisoft will now brand all its own games as "Ubisoft Originals" - Epic Games claims Fortnite is at "full penetration" on console Follow me on other platforms and stay up to date! Twitter: http://twitter.com/jampacksam Instagram: http://instagram.com/jampacksam YouTube: http://youtube.com/thejampackreport

    Sony Expects PS5 Shortages to Last Until 2022 | The Jampack Report 5.10.21

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2021 11:47

    Sony's Hiroki Titoki has shared that the company predicts PlayStation 5 shortages to continue until 2022, saying that increasing the supply still cannot keep up with the unprecedented demand for their latest console. Here are today's stories: - Resident Evil Village Steam Charts - Resident Evil Village smashed the series’ PC player record on its first day - Sony expects PS5 supply issues to continue into next year - Sony has finally added PS5 DualSense support for Remote Play on iOS - Mass Effect Legendary Edition used mods as a benchmark for its improvements Follow me on other platforms and stay up to date! Twitter: http://twitter.com/jampacksam Instagram: http://instagram.com/jampacksam YouTube: http://youtube.com/thejampackreport

    Free-to-Play Tom Clancy's The Division Heartland Announced | The Jampack Report 5.7.21

    Play Episode Listen Later May 7, 2021 17:51


    Ubisoft has revealed that its The Division universe will continue expanding, with the new free-to-play Tom Clancy's The Division Heartland launching in 2021-2022. A mobile game is also in development for a future release, while the already announced Netflix movie continues production. Here are today's stories: - An Update on the Tom Clancy’s The Division Universe - New PS5 hardware redesign entering production in 2022 – report - Gearbox boss denies Borderlands spin-off rumours and says it will ‘always lead development’ - E3 Announces More 2021 Partners - NEXT-GEN UPGRADE FOR REMNANT ANNOUNCED Follow me on other platforms and stay up to date! Twitter: http://twitter.com/jampacksam Instagram: http://instagram.com/jampacksam YouTube: http://youtube.com/thejampackreport


    Nintendo is Creating the Next Generation of Game Developers | The Jampack Report 5.6.21

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2021 18:01

    Nintendo has announced Game Builder Garage, a budget game builder launching in June that gives players of all experience levels the tools that they need to design their own games and learn the ropes of programming a video game. It's experiences like these that build a passion for development and that cultivate the next generation of game developers. Here are today's stories: - Resident Evil 8 Reviews - Nintendo’s next Switch game will let you develop your own games - Sony accused of ‘unlawful monopoly’ for restricting digital games to the PlayStation Store - Six Google Stadia Staff Leave To Join Haven Entertainment - Electronic Arts Acquires Metalhead Software - Gamescom 2021 goes all-digital - Minecraft Dungeons gets cloud saves Follow me on other platforms and stay up to date! Twitter: http://twitter.com/jampacksam Instagram: http://instagram.com/jampacksam YouTube: http://youtube.com/thejampackreport

    Sunset Overdrive Trademark Renewed by Sony | The Jampack Report 5.5.21

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2021 9:50

    @Nibellion on Twitter has shared what appears to be the renewal of the Sunset Overdrive IP by Sony, bringing hope to PlayStation fans that the longtime Xbox and PC exclusive could be coming to PlayStation consoles - or even that a sequel may be on the way from Insomniac, who holds the rights to the IP itself. Here are today's stories: - Sunset Overdrive Trademark Seemingly Registered By Sony - Walmart’s unannounced cloud gaming service detailed in confidential Epic emails - Battlefield 6 / #Battlefield will be getting its first official announcement on May 6th according to recent rumors. Follow me on other platforms and stay up to date! Twitter: http://twitter.com/jampacksam Instagram: http://instagram.com/jampacksam YouTube: http://youtube.com/thejampackreport

    Discord is Coming to PlayStation in 2022 | The Jampack Report 5.4.21

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2021 18:55

    PlayStation has announced a partnership with Discord, bringing one of the gaming industry's most popular chat applications to PlayStation in 2022 to "social and gaming experience on PlayStation Network." Here are today's stories: - Announcing PlayStation’s new Partnership with Discord - 97 Games Now Featuring FPS Boost on Xbox Series X|S - Coming Soon to Xbox Game Pass: Red Dead Online, Final Fantasy X/X-2, FIFA 21, and More - PlayStation Now games for May: Jump Force, Nioh and Streets of Rage 4 - Limited Run Games Is Now An Official Xbox Partner - Stadia product head John Justice has left Google Follow me on other platforms and stay up to date! Twitter: http://twitter.com/jampacksam Instagram: http://instagram.com/jampacksam YouTube: http://youtube.com/thejampackreport

    Microsoft Considered 88% Dev Cut on Xbox Store | The Jampack Report 5.3.21

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2021 12:48

    Court documents from the Epic v. Apple court case have revealed that Microsoft at one point considered lowering its 30 percent cut on the Xbox storefront to 12 percent, shaking up a longstanding precedent in the gaming industry of platform holders taking a 30 percent cut from all revenue. The document also suggests that the recent change to a 12 percent cut on Microsoft's PC storefront also considered including exclusive streaming rights for games included in the deal, giving Microsoft an upper hand in the cloud streaming space. Here are today's stories: - Microsoft explored reducing its Xbox store cut to shake up console gaming - Battlefield 6 images have reportedly leaked, ahead of EA’s big reveal - Nintendo declines to comment on latest ‘Switch Pro’ report Follow me on other platforms and stay up to date! Twitter: http://twitter.com/jampacksam Instagram: http://instagram.com/jampacksam YouTube: http://youtube.com/thejampackreport

    Xbox is Focusing on PC Gaming in a BIG Way | The Jampack Report 4.30.21

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 30, 2021 16:37

    Matt Booty, Head of Xbox Game Studios at Microsoft, shared more about how the company is planning to continue their focus on the PC gaming space in 2021 and beyond. From new quality of life features coming to Halo Infinite this fall to new ways for players to play on low-end devices through Cloud Gaming, Microsoft is focused on expanding the Xbox even further in the PC ecosystem. Here are today's stories: - Continuing Our PC Gaming Journey in 2021 and Beyond - INSIDE INFINITE - APRIL 2021 - Hitman developer reportedly developing fantasy IP for Xbox - Sony begins selling the PS5 in China - 15 mins of new gameplay for Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart - Among Us confirmed for PS4, PS5 this year - Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order coming to PS5, Xbox Series this summer Follow me on other platforms and stay up to date! Twitter: http://twitter.com/jampacksam Instagram: http://instagram.com/jampacksam YouTube: http://youtube.com/thejampackreport

    Sony Doubles Down on PS5 Exclusives with $184M Investment | The Jampack Report 4.29.21

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2021 16:27

    Announced during a recent earnings call, Sony CFO Hiroki Titoki confirmed that the company will continue investing heavily in PlayStation exclusives, developing projects in-house and partnering with other developers through a $184M year-on-year investment. Here are today's stories: - Sony says it will ‘aggressively’ invest in first-party studios and partnerships this year - PlayStation Plus games for May: Battlefield V, Stranded Deep, Wreckfest: Drive Hard. Die Last. - New Games with Gold for May 2021 - Fortnite isn’t on Microsoft’s Xbox Cloud Gaming service because Epic won’t allow it - An Xbox Series X|S Optimized version of The Sinking City is now available after surprise launch - Stadia Announces... a Search Bar Follow me on other platforms and stay up to date! Twitter: http://twitter.com/jampacksam Instagram: http://instagram.com/jampacksam YouTube: http://youtube.com/thejampackreport

    Latest Financial Reports Show MASSIVE PlayStation & Xbox Growth | The Jampack Report 4.28.21

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2021 13:24

    Sony and Microsoft have shared their FY20 and FY21 Q3 financial reports respectively, showing strong results for both gaming giants with the launch of the Xbox Series X, Series S, and PlayStation 5. Here are today's stories: - Geoff Keighley on Twitter - PlayStation revenues near $25bn as PS5 ships 7.8m in five months - Benji Sales on Twitter - Xbox FY21 Q3 revenue up 50% as Xbox Series X|S and Game Pass boom - Resident Evil Re:Verse is not releasing with Resident Evil Village, will debut this summer Follow me on other platforms and stay up to date! Twitter: http://twitter.com/jampacksam Instagram: http://instagram.com/jampacksam YouTube: http://youtube.com/thejampackreport

    Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart State of Play Coming April 29 | The Jampack Report 4.27.21

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2021 12:30

    The mysterious Lombax in Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart finally has a name - Rivet! A new State of Play brings more info and gameplay this Thursday for one of the summer's biggest PlayStation 5 exclusives. Here are today's stories: - Meet Rivet, the mysterious new protagonist in Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart - 'Apex Legends' is getting a permanent team deathmatch mode - INTRODUCING ARENAS - APEX LEGENDS - Knockout City Will Launch with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and EA Play on May 21 - Become the Master Builder with Dragon Quest Builders 2 and Xbox Game Pass on May 4 - The latest iOS update adds support for PS5 and Xbox Series X/S controllers Follow me on other platforms and stay up to date! Twitter: http://twitter.com/jampacksam Instagram: http://instagram.com/jampacksam YouTube: http://youtube.com/thejampackreport

    EA Teases Battlefield Announcement, Mobile Game Coming in 2022 | The Jampack Report 4.23.21

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 23, 2021 23:28

    EA has teased an upcoming announcement for the next-generation Battlefield experience, reaffirming a Holiday 2021 launch window. The company also announced that a mobile Battlefield experience is in development in collaboration with Industrial Toys, entering beta soon and aiming for a full launch in 2022. Here are today's stories: - THE BATTLEFIELD IS EXPANDING - APEX LEGENDS MOBILE REGIONAL BETAS START SOON - PlayStation and Firewalk Studios announce publishing partnership for a new, original multiplayer IP - Games Featuring FPS Boost - Sony starts rolling out 1080p support for PlayStation Now - Epic Games Store Adds More PC Apps! - Sony confirms it’s ‘testing’ PlayStation Plus Video Pass in Poland Follow me on other platforms and stay up to date! Twitter: http://twitter.com/jampacksam Instagram: http://instagram.com/jampacksam YouTube: http://youtube.com/thejampackreport

    PlayStation Plus Video Pass LEAKED | The Jampack Report 4.22.21

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2021 16:10

    The official Polish PlayStation website prematurely revealed the PlayStation Plus Video Pass, a new year-long addition to the PlayStation Plus offering that initially promotes Venom, Zombieland: Double Tap, and Bloodshot as three available offerings. Note: I accidentally refer to the Italian PlayStation website when discussing the Video Pass leak rather than the Polish website. Here are today's stories: - PlayStation Plus could soon include a video service - Sony looks set to announce ‘PlayStation Plus Video Pass’ - Latest update for Share Factory Studio on PS5 is available today - Online Multiplayer for Free-to-Play Games Unlocked Starting Today - TWO INCREDIBLE MILESTONES: CALL OF DUTY®: WARZONE™ REACHES 100 MILLION PLAYERS, PREMIUM CALL OF DUTY® GAME SALES ECLIPSES 400 MILLION Follow me on other platforms and stay up to date! Twitter: http://twitter.com/jampacksam Instagram: http://instagram.com/jampacksam YouTube: http://youtube.com/thejampackreport

    Discord Ends Acquisition Talks with Microsoft (REPORT) | The Jampack Report 4.21.21

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2021 15:35

    The Wall Street Journal reports that communication platform Discord has ended talks to be acquired by Microsoft for $10B or more. The company will remain independent for now, but is also reportedly exploring the opportunity to go public in the months ahead. Here are today's stories: - Discord says no deal to Microsoft, will reportedly remain independent - NEW LEADERSHIP FOR OVERWATCH - GameStop CEO stepping down this summer - Coming Soon to Xbox Game Pass: Fable Anniversary, MLB The Show 21, and More - Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition Free Follow me on other platforms and stay up to date! Twitter: http://twitter.com/jampacksam Instagram: http://instagram.com/jampacksam YouTube: http://youtube.com/thejampackreport

    Xbox Cloud Gaming Comes to Windows 10, iOS Devices | The Jampack Report 4.20.21

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2021 11:54

    Microsoft has announced that Xbox Cloud Gaming, otherwise known as Project xCloud, is coming to Windows 10 PCs and Apple phones and tablets starting today in a limited invite-only testing wave for select Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers. The service, baked into Game Pass Ultimate, has been limited to Android phones and tablets since it exited the Preview program and was unable to pass the requirements to be listed on Apple's App Store. Here are today's stories: - Xbox Cloud Gaming for Windows 10 PC and Apple Phones and Tablets Begin as Limited Beta for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Members - PlayStation Store on PS3 and PS Vita Will Continue Operations Follow me on other platforms and stay up to date! Twitter: http://twitter.com/jampacksam Instagram: http://instagram.com/jampacksam YouTube: http://youtube.com/thejampackreport

    Amazon's Lord of the Rings MMO is Canceled | The Jampack Report 4.19.21

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2021 8:24

    Amazon has canceled their upcoming Lord of the Rings MMO after the company was unable to come to amicable terms with Tencent after the company's acquisition of their development partner, Leyou Technologies Holdings Ltd. Here are today's stories: - Amazon's Lord Of The Rings MMO Canceled - PS5 Is Now The Fastest Selling Console In U.S. History In Units Sold And Dollar Sales Follow me on other platforms and stay up to date! Twitter: http://twitter.com/jampacksam Instagram: http://instagram.com/jampacksam YouTube: http://youtube.com/thejampackreport

    Limited-Time Resident Evil Village Demo Announced During April's Showcase | The Jampack Report 4.16.21

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 16, 2021 18:02

    Capcom's latest Resident Evil Showcase gave us a fresh look at the upcoming Resident Evil Village ahead of its May release, dropping details on a limited-time demo coming to PS4 and PS5 in April and to other platforms in May. The news didn't stop there, with Resident Evil 4 coming to Oculus Quest 2 as a VR experience and Dead by Daylight getting a crossover collaboration in celebration of the franchise's 25th anniversary. Here are today's stories: - New RE Village demo comes to PS4 and PS5 April 17 - Resident Evil 4 VR is a first-person take on the classic, coming to Oculus Quest 2 - Resident Evil Coming To Dead By Daylight In June - ‘Days Gone’ hits Steam and Epic Games Store on May 19th - Days Gone PC gameplay revealed, launches May 18 - Multiple potential buyers interested in Square Enix - reports - Tom Warren, Press Release - Announcing IOI Barcelona - Ubisoft Forward goes live Saturday June 12 2021 Follow me on other platforms and stay up to date! Twitter: http://twitter.com/jampacksam Instagram: http://instagram.com/jampacksam YouTube: http://youtube.com/thejampackreport

    Everything Announced During April's Nintendo Indie World Showcase | The Jampack Report 4.15.21

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2021 14:39

    Yesterday's Nintendo Indie World presentation showcased plenty of new games coming to their console throughout 2021, including some that are out now! In addition to Fez, House of the Dead Remake, TMNT: Shredder's Revenge, Olli Olli World, and Oxenfree 2 all saw big debuts. Here are today's stories: - Everything Announced During Today's Nintendo Indie World - Ubisoft will pull the plug on Rainbow Six Vegas servers and nine other games later this year - E3 2021 JOINS FORCES WITH INDUSTRY MEDIA PARTNERS TO EXTEND ITS GLOBAL REACH - Warframe Now Optimized for Xbox Series X|S and Call of the Tempestarii Update is Live Follow me on other platforms and stay up to date! Twitter: http://twitter.com/jampacksam Instagram: http://instagram.com/jampacksam YouTube: http://youtube.com/thejampackreport

    First Major PS5 Update Adds USB External Storage, PS5 to PS4 Share Play | The Jampack Report 4.14.21

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2021 16:53

    The newest update for the PlayStation 5 is coming today, introducing new social features and a variety of quality of life improvements. The biggest additional feature is the support for USB external storage to store PlayStation 5 games, though PS5 games will not be playable directly from an external storage device. M.2 expansion drive support is still in development and will be added in a future update. Here are today's stories: - PS5 April Update brings new storage options and social features - Aloy Arrives in Fortnite as the latest member of the Gaming Legends series - Nintendo’s Switch Lite will soon come in deep blue - Sonic Colors Remastered listed in portfolio of German voice-over studio [Update] Follow me on other platforms and stay up to date! Twitter: http://twitter.com/jampacksam Instagram: http://instagram.com/jampacksam YouTube: http://youtube.com/thejampackreport

    The Last of Us Remake In Development, Days Gone 2 Not Happening | The Jampack Report 4.10.21

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 10, 2021 14:19


    A new report from Bloomberg's Jason Schreier shares more about Sony's obsession with creating multi-million record setters, leaving smaller studios behind and leaving developers wanting more. Schreier shares more about a new PS5 remake of The Last of US, Days Gone 2 getting rejected by Sony, and how Michael Mumbauer's team basically dissolved after their The Last of Us remake was moved to Naughty Dog itself. Here are today's stories: - Sony’s Obsession With Blockbusters Is Stirring Unrest Within PlayStation Empire - The Last of Us Remake Reportedly in Development, and Days Gone 2 Pitch Rejected - Shawn Layden Video - PlayStation Confirms Japan Studio Will be Re-Organized - PlayStation is planning to bring the likes of Uncharted and God of War to mobile Follow me on other platforms and stay up to date! Twitter: http://twitter.com/jampacksam Instagram: http://instagram.com/jampacksam YouTube: http://youtube.com/thejampackreport


    PS5 Exclusive Deathloop Delayed to Septemnber 14 | The Jampack Report 4.9.21

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 9, 2021 7:51

    Arkane Lyon has announced that its time-looping FPS, Deathloop, has been delayed to September 14 from its original release date of May 21. This marks another major blow for the spring and summer release seasons, delaying one of this quarter's biggest PS5 exclusives. Here are today's stories: - Deathloop Has Been Delayed Again - Deathloop Twitter announcement - Destroy All Humans! remake coming to Switch on June 29 - Borderlands 3 Director’s Cut DLC Available Now on PC and Consoles Follow me on other platforms and stay up to date! Twitter: http://twitter.com/jampacksam Instagram: http://instagram.com/jampacksam YouTube: http://youtube.com/thejampackreport

    Kojima in Talks with Xbox to Publish New Game (REPORT) | The Jampack Report 4.8.21

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2021 8:57


    Known leaker Jeff Grubb has said that Hideo Kojima is in talks with Xbox to publish a new project, according to sources familiar with the matter. Here are today's stories: - Rumour: Hideo Kojima In Talks With Microsoft About Publishing His Next Game - Abandoned for PS5 is not a secret Hideo Kojima game - Atari changes CEO and sets up separate Gaming and Blockchain divisions - Embracer completes $1.38 billion acquisition of Borderlands dev Gearbox Follow me on other platforms and stay up to date! Twitter: http://twitter.com/jampacksam Instagram: http://instagram.com/jampacksam YouTube: http://youtube.com/thejampackreport


    E3 2021 is Backed by Xbox, Nintendo, and More | The Jampack Report 4.7.21

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2021 16:10

    The Entertainment Software Association has shared more details around E3 2021, a virtual event coming June 12-15 that already has an impressive list of partners including Nintendo, Xbox, Capcom, Konami, Ubisoft, Take-Two Interactive, Warner Bros. Games, and Koch Media. The event is set to return in 2022 as an in-person event. Here are today's stories: - E3 2021: GAME ON. - Nintendo, Xbox and Ubisoft back digital-only E3 2021 - REBALANCING, TUNING, & MECHANICAL IMPROVEMENTS - WILL MORE PLAYSTATION GAMES COME TO XBOX GAME PASS? ANALYSTS WEIGH IN ON MLB DEAL - Coming Soon to Xbox Game Pass: Grand Theft Auto V, Xbox Touch Controls, and More - ENHANCE YOUR SLAYING EXPERIENCE WITH ZOMBIE ARMY 4’S NEW-GEN UPGRADES! - Pac-Man 99 Follow me on other platforms and stay up to date! Twitter: http://twitter.com/jampacksam Instagram: http://instagram.com/jampacksam YouTube: http://youtube.com/thejampackreport

    PlayStation Now Adds Marvel's Avengers, Borderlands 3, and The Long Dark | The Jampack Report 4.6.21

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2021 9:36

    Sony's game subscription service, PlayStation Now, is getting some major additions today. Crystal Dynamics' Marvel's Avengers headlines the month's additions alongside Gearbox's Borderlands 3. As Xbox Game Pass continues to provide more value for players, this could mark a major step for Sony reinvesting in bringing PlayStation Now subscribers more value for their investment. Here are today's stories: - PlayStation Now games for April 2021: Marvel’s Avengers, Borderlands 3 and The Long Dark - Tencent-owned studio behind Call of Duty: Mobile reportedly earned $10 billion in 2020 - The Resident Evil Re:Verse open beta will be available to preload today Follow me on other platforms and stay up to date! Twitter: http://twitter.com/jampacksam Instagram: http://instagram.com/jampacksam YouTube: http://youtube.com/thejampackreport

    Microsoft Planning a "What's Next for Gaming" Event in May (REPORT) | The Jampack Report 4.5.21

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2021 9:40

    ZDNet reports that a "What's Next in Gaming" virtual event is coming alongside Microsoft Build 2021, sharing more about the developer tools that the company is providing to help creators make the most of gaming on Windows and Xbox systems. Here are today's stories: - "What's Next for Gaming" Event Coming with Microsoft Build 2021 (REPORT) - There's a "ton" of "really cool" Titanfall content coming to Apex Legends Season 9 - Apex Legends may finally be getting Titans, sort of - EA Play Spotlight – April 2021 - TT Games Delays LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga - Monster Hunter Rise passes 5M units sold Follow me on other platforms and stay up to date! Twitter: http://twitter.com/jampacksam Instagram: http://instagram.com/jampacksam YouTube: http://youtube.com/thejampackreport

    ESA Clashes with Reporters, Denying a Paid E3 2021 Digital Experience | The Jampack Report 4.2.21

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 2, 2021 14:12

    The ESA has said that no elements of E3 2021's digital event will be locked behind a paywall in response to a report from VGC's Andy Robinson that organizers were considering at least partially locking elements of this year's show behind a paywall. Here are today's stories: - E3 2021 u-turns on proposal to put some content behind a paywall - @E3 Response - MLB The Show 21 Comes to Game Pass - A new Virtua Fighter game has been unearthed via a ratings board listing - ESO: CONSOLE ENHANCED BRINGS NEXT-GENERATION FIDELITY & PERFORMANCE TO TAMRIEL Follow me on other platforms and stay up to date! Twitter: http://twitter.com/jampacksam Instagram: http://instagram.com/jampacksam YouTube: http://youtube.com/thejampackreport

    Remedy and Epic Are Making Alan Wake 2 (REPORT) | The Jampack Report 4.1.21

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2021 15:35


    GamesBeat's Jeff Grubb shared on a recent livestream that he has heard Alan Wake 2 is in development by Remedy and is set to be published by Epic. News surrounding the IP has swirled recently, with Remedy reacquiring the publishing rights from Microsoft and creating an Alan Wake-themed DLC for Control. Here are today's stories: - Remedy is reportedly making Alan Wake 2 with Epic Games - Backward Compatibility Reaches the Clouds for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Members - Analogue Pocket portable console delayed again, this time until October - PlayStation Plus games for April: Days Gone, Oddworld: Soulstorm, and Zombie Army 4: Dead War - Summer Games Done Quick's online show returns in July Follow me on other platforms and stay up to date! Twitter: http://twitter.com/jampacksam Instagram: http://instagram.com/jampacksam YouTube: http://youtube.com/thejampackreport


    CD Projekt Strategy Update Shares the Future of the Cyberpunk, The Witcher | The Jampack Report 3.31.21

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2021 17:02

    CD Projekt has announced RED 2.0, a restructure and reconsideration of the team's approach to development, marketing, and release of future games. The company also shared news of a Vancouver-based acquisition and next-gen updates coming for The Witcher 3 and Cyberpunk 2077 in 2021. Here are today's stories: - CD PROJEKT Group: Strategy Update | Aktualizacja Strategii [EN/PL] - Cyberpunk 2077 Addresses Possibility Of Returning To PlayStation Store - CD Projekt Red to work on multiple AAA games starting in 2022, future marketing campaigns will be much shorter - CD Projekt to Develop Witcher, Cyberpunk AAA Games Simultaneously Starting in 2022 - CD Projekt has cancelled its standalone AAA Cyberpunk multiplayer game - Franchise Flywheel, Daniel Ahmad - Next-Gen Updates Announced for The Witcher and Cyberpunk 2077 - CD PROJEKT acquires the Canadian Digital Scapes game development studio - The Medium’s studio has backed away from acquisition talks - Surprise! Call of Duty: Modern Warfare gets new maps four months after Activision left the game behind Follow me on other platforms and stay up to date! Twitter: http://twitter.com/jampacksam Instagram: http://instagram.com/jampacksam YouTube: http://youtube.com/thejampackreport

    PS3, PSP, and Vita Stores Closing Summer 2021 | The Jampack Report 3.30.21

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2021 21:12

    After last week's report from TheGamer, PlayStation has updated their "Discontinued PlayStation apps, features and services" list to include a section for "PS3, PS Vita, and PSP PlayStation Store closure." PS3 and PSP stores will go offline on July 2 followed by PlayStation Vita on August 27. Here are today's stories: - Important notices regarding PlayStation® products and services - Ratchet and Clank 60 FPS Upgrade - PAX East 2021 Cancelled - Electronic Arts announces new Next-Gen golf game: EA SPORTS PGA TOUR - Monster Hunter Rise Ships 4 Million Units Globally! - Wreckfest comes to PS5 with $10 upgrade in June - Cyberpunk 1.2 Patch Released Follow me on other platforms and stay up to date! Twitter: http://twitter.com/jampacksam Instagram: http://instagram.com/jampacksam YouTube: http://youtube.com/thejampackreport

    Call of Duty 2021 Developed by Sledgehammer Games, Set During WWII | The Jampack Report 3.29.21

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2021 16:18

    Modern Warzone has reported that Sledgehammer Games is at work on 2021's Call of Duty, which known Call of Duty insider VictorZ shared will return to World War 2. Eurogamer's sources have confirmed this claim. However, Modern Warzone previously reported that the game would at least partially take place in the 1950s, leading to speculation of the game featuring an alternate timeline where the war didn't end in 1945. That claim is pure speculation and has not been confirmed. Here are today's stories: - COD 2021 Working Title is “Call of Duty WWII: Vanguard” Developed by Sledgehammer Games - This year's Call of Duty returns to WW2 - So Many Games! What We Shared At /twitchgaming Showcase: ID@Xbox - PUBG Mobile's lifetime revenues pass $5bn - Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 & 2 Is Broken On Xbox Alongside Next-Gen Update - Sony quietly kills old web version of the PlayStation Store that let people access PS3, Vita and PSP games Follow me on other platforms and stay up to date! Twitter: http://twitter.com/jampacksam Instagram: http://instagram.com/jampacksam YouTube: http://youtube.com/thejampackreport

    Microsoft in Exclusive Talks to Acquire Discord, Could Close Next Month | The Jampack Report 3.25.21

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 26, 2021 14:41

    The Wall Street Journal reports that Microsoft is now in exclusive acquisition talks to acquire the online communication platform Discord for upwards of $10B with a deal set to close as soon as next month. Here are today's stories: - WSJ: Microsoft is now in 'exclusive' talks to acquire Discord - Microsoft Is in Exclusive Talks to Acquire Discord - Xbox chief says Project Scarlett ‘will not be out of position on power or price’ - Kojima Productions likely to announce its next game ‘quite soon’, says art director - Google Stadia might get touchscreen controls on Android soon - Back 4 Blood Delayed to October - Returnal Goes Gold - Play at Home Freebies Available Now Follow me on other platforms and stay up to date! Twitter: http://twitter.com/jampacksam Instagram: http://instagram.com/jampacksam YouTube: http://youtube.com/thejampackreport

    Microsoft Cuts Xbox Live Gold from Free-to-Play Games for Alpha Skip Ahead | The Jampack Report 3.25.21

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2021 14:12

    After announcing the move earlier this year, Microsoft is now testing free multiplayer - no Xbox Live Gold membership required - for free-to-play games like Warzone, Fortnite, and Apex Legends. Here are today's stories: - Microsoft makes Xbox Party Chat free as part of its Xbox Live free-to-play changes - Brad Rossetti on Twitter - ANNOUNCING ROCKET LEAGUE SIDESWIPE FOR MOBILE - Steam Next Fest - GhostWire: Tokyo developer Ikumi Nakamura announces new indie studio - Playdate's mirror app links the handheld to a PC for streaming and control Follow me on other platforms and stay up to date! Twitter: http://twitter.com/jampacksam Instagram: http://instagram.com/jampacksam YouTube: http://youtube.com/thejampackreport

    Amazon Games Announces New Studio Developing New Multiplayer Game | The Jampack Report 3.24.21

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2021 14:31

    Amazon has announced a new development studio based in Montreal, Canada. Amazon is currently building out the time, hiring for multiple positions. The studio’s first project will be an online multiplayer title based on new IP. Here are today's stories: - Amazon Games Opens Development Studio in Montreal - GameStop misses earnings, names new COO, focuses on digital - Genshin Impact Races Past $1 Billion on Mobile in Less Than Six Months - A Pikmin AR mobile game is coming from Nintendo and the Pokémon Go team - Final Fantasy XI Reboot development officially cancelled Follow me on other platforms and stay up to date! Twitter: http://twitter.com/jampacksam Instagram: http://instagram.com/jampacksam YouTube: http://youtube.com/thejampackreport

    Microsoft in Talks to Acquire Discord for Over $10B (REPORT)| The Jampack Report 3.23.21

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 23, 2021 23:04

    A report early Monday from VentureBeat suggested that Discord was being considered for an acquisition, with Bloomberg later reporting that Microsoft is in talks to acquire the gaming-centric communication platform for $10B. Here are today's stories: - Microsoft in talks with Discord over $10 billion-plus acquisition: report - Microsoft rebrands Xbox Live to Xbox network - Nintendo's upgraded Switch may use NVIDIA DLSS for 4K gaming - 'Resident Evil Village' is coming to Stadia on May 7th - Report: PS3, Vita, And PSP Stores To Be Permanently Closed In A Few Months - Resident Evil Re:Verse will begin open beta tests April 8 - 11 Follow me on other platforms and stay up to date! Twitter: http://twitter.com/jampacksam Instagram: http://instagram.com/jampacksam YouTube: http://youtube.com/thejampackreport

    Gotham Knights Delayed to 2022 | The Jampack Report 3.22.21

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 22, 2021 14:35

    WB Games Montreal's Gotham Knights has been delayed to 2022. The announcement was made via Twitter, with the company saying that the delay was "to deliver the best possible experience for players." Here are today's stories: - Gotham Knights Delayed - Marvel's Avengers: Spider-Man Being Developed, But Not Coming Before Black Panther - It looks like Battlefield 6 might get revealed in May - Wait, Is Microsoft Suddenly About To Rebrand Xbox Live? - It looks like Microsoft is teasing Outriders for Xbox Game Pass - Group shares ‘700 PS2 game prototypes’ including Shadow of the Colossus, Final Fantasy X and more Follow me on other platforms and stay up to date! Twitter: http://twitter.com/jampacksam Instagram: http://instagram.com/jampacksam rYouTube: http://youtube.com/thejampackreport

    Square Enix Presents Spring 2021 Recap | The Jampack Report 3.19.21

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 19, 2021 24:34

    Square Enix Presents is a new Direct-style seasonal presentation from Square Enix sharing more details on their upcoming roster of releases. Alongside the reveal of Life is Strange: True Colors and a remastered collection of the first two games, Project Athia received its full official name, Forspoken, and brief gameplay showcasing what players can expect. Here are today's stories: - SQUARE ENIX PRESENTS: Here’s everything we showed - Welcoming Evo into the PlayStation Family - Embracer Group raising over $890m for even more acquisitions - ID@Xbox and Twitch Team Up for First Indie Showcase on March 26 - GeForce Now doubles its price for newcomers to $10 a month Follow me on other platforms and stay up to date! Twitter: http://twitter.com/jampacksam Instagram: http://instagram.com/jampacksam YouTube: http://youtube.com/thejampackreport

    PlayStation's Play at Home Brings 10 Free Games This Spring | The Jampack Report 3.18.21

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 18, 2021 18:24

    Sony Interactive Entertainment President and CEO Jim Ryan shared that 10 new games will be given away during March and April, spotlighting independent developers while also giving players Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition from Guerrilla Games. Here are today's stories: - Play at Home 2021 update: 10 free games to download this Spring - EA Play is Coming to PC for Xbox Game Pass Members Starting Tomorrow - Epic Games Store Social Update - Auto HDR Preview for PC Available Today - Dying Light 2 Targets 2021 Launch in Poorly Thought-Out Update - Your war against Hell ends March 18 with DOOM Eternal: The Ancient Gods - Part Two - Tomb Raider: Definitive Survivor Trilogy Follow me on other platforms and stay up to date! Twitter: http://twitter.com/jampacksam Instagram: http://instagram.com/jampacksam YouTube: http://youtube.com/thejampackreport

    PlayStation Announces Haven, a New Studio Led by Jade Raymond | The Jampack Report 3.17.21

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2021 19:38

    PlayStation has announced Haven, a new Montreal-based independent studio led by industry veteran Jade Raymond. Raymond was most recently VP at Google Stadia, leading Google's first-party development efforts before the company chose to shift towards supporting third-party partners rather than build out unique exclusive experiences for their cloud gaming platform. Here are today's stories: - Introducing Haven, a new Montreal-based independent studio - Blizzard cuts 50 employees in move to reduce its esports business - Tiger Woods Inks Long-Term Exclusive Deal with 2K - Xbox’s latest console peripheral reportedly references VR headsets - Coming Soon to Xbox Game Pass: Outriders, Octopath Traveler, Yakuza 6: The Song of Life, and More - SUPER BOMBERMAN R ONLINE is coming soon to consoles and PC Follow me on other platforms and stay up to date! Twitter: http://twitter.com/jampacksam Instagram: http://instagram.com/jampacksam YouTube: http://youtube.com/thejampackreport

    Outriders is Coming to Game Pass at Launch | The Jampack Report 3.16.21

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 16, 2021 14:25

    Upcoming third-person RPG "Outriders" is officially coming to Xbox Game Pass when it launches on April 1. Here are today's stories: - Outriders is Coming to Xbox Game Pass on Day One - Five Legendary Bethesda Titles Get the FPS Boost Treatment on Xbox Series X|S Today - Undertale Lands on Xbox Game Pass March 16 - The Outer Worlds 1.07 Update Introduces 60 FPS Support on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X - Rockstar officially implementing fan-made fix that massively reduces GTA Online load times Follow me on other platforms and stay up to date! Twitter: http://twitter.com/jampacksam Instagram: http://instagram.com/jampacksam YouTube: http://youtube.com/thejampackreport

    Dying Light 2 Development Update Announced | The Jampack Report 3.15.21

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 15, 2021 15:29

    @DyingLightGame has announced that a Dev Update is coming this Wednesday, March 17, to share more about Dying Light 2's development progress. Here are today's stories: - Dying Light 2 Dev Update Coming - PS5 is the fastest-selling hardware platform in US history, NPD Group reports - Best Selling Video Games, February 2021 - Xbox Game Pass Outriders Tease - Some Bethesda games now on Xbox Game Pass are getting frame rate boosts on Xbox Series X/S - Forza Horizon 4 PC Performance Follow me on other platforms and stay up to date! Twitter: http://twitter.com/jampacksam Instagram: http://instagram.com/jampacksam YouTube: http://youtube.com/thejampackreport

    Bethesda Games Will Be Exclusive to "Platforms Where Game Pass Exists" | The Jampack Report 3.12.21

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 12, 2021 14:33

    During a Bethesda Roundtable event on Thursday, Phil Spencer provided the most straightforward answer to date on the exclusivity of future Bethesda releases, saying that “if you’re an Xbox customer, the thing I want you to know is, this is about delivering great EXCLUSIVE GAMES for you, that ship on platforms where Game Pass exists, and that’s our goal.” Here are today's stories: - Bethesda Joins Xbox - Roundtable - Xbox Confirms Summer Event, Will Include More Bethesda News - 20 Bethesda Games from the World’s Most Iconic Franchises Available in Xbox Game Pass Tomorrow - New Halo Infinite info revealed in huge Q&A: Day/night cycle, dynamic weather and more - SQUARE ENIX PRESENTS debuts March 18, with game reveals and more! - EA's New College Football Game May Not Launch Until 2023 Follow me on other platforms and stay up to date! Twitter: http://twitter.com/jampacksam Instagram: http://instagram.com/jampacksam YouTube: http://youtube.com/thejampackreport

    Forza Horizon is One of the Most-Played Racing Franchises on Steam | The Jampack Report 3.11.21

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 11, 2021 8:11

    After launching on Steam earlier this week, Forza Horizon 4 has pushed the franchise to one of the most-played racing franchises on the platform with a peak concurrent player count of 14,609. Here are today's stories: - @ForzaHorizon on Twitter - @BenjiSales on Twitter - It Just Got Easier to Discover Games on Xbox in Your Preferred Language - One Year of Warzone Follow me on other platforms and stay up to date! Twitter: http://twitter.com/jampacksam Instagram: http://instagram.com/jampacksam YouTube: http://youtube.com/thejampackreport

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