The Daily Moot: The Last of Us Part 2News Picks
1. The Last of Us Part 2
The Last of Us Part 2 is finally here. One of the most anticipated games of this generation, fans have been eagerly awaiting the launch of The Last of Us sequel ever since the first game came out in 2013. While The Last of Us Part 2 has received widespread acclaim from critics, it has been very polarizing among players; the game currently holds a 95 Metacritic score from critics but only a 3.4 from user reviews. Feel free to let everyone know what you think about the game in the comments down below, but please keep it spoiler-free.
2. Skate 4 The Skate evolution continues as EA just announced that a new Skate game is on the way. After frequent requests from fans for Skate 4, the development and publishing teams finally caved in, prompting creative director Cuz Parry to say, “We're back. We're doing it... You commented this into existence.” Parry repeatedly mentioned that the game is still in “very early” development and it will likely be a long while before Skate 4 actually sees the light of day. Still, this is undoubtedly great news for Skate fans who have now been waiting more than a decade since Skate 3 launched in 2010.
3. Crash Bandicoot 4 It appears that a new Crash Bandicoot game called Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time is coming soon. This news comes courtesy of the Taiwan Digital Game Rating Committee which accidentally leaked what was intended to be a surprise release. The game has been confirmed for both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One although no release date has been revealed.
4. Billy Mitchell’s World Records Reinstated Controversial competitive gamer Billy Mitchell has officially gotten his Guinness World Records for Pac-Man and Donkey Kong reinstated. Mitchell was stripped of his titles back in 2018 after allegations of cheating arose via Twin Galaxies, a company that specializes in verifying video game records. According to the allegations, Mitchell used an emulator to achieve his perfect Pac-Man game (a feat which he has since repeated) and his 1 million point Donkey Kong score. Although Mitchell remains a controversial figure in the competitive gaming world, Guinness explained their decision by saying, “In the end, we found that there just wasn't sufficient evidence to support the disqualification.”
5. Apex Legends Crossplay Apex Legends will soon be getting crossplay. This news comes alongside an announcement that Apex Legends will also be launching on Steam and the Nintendo Switch. Unfortunately for Steam users, players will still need to use the EA Origin launcher even if they purchase the game on Steam. Apex’s crossplay will connect Origin, Steam, Xbox One, PS4, and Switch players and is expected to go live when the Nintendo Switch version of the game launches this Fall.