The Daily Moot (1/25/19)
Good afternoon Rick and Mooties! In this week's episode of Moot Points with Dylan & Brian the guys discuss Anthem, a new open world third person shooter coming from EA. The game is certainly hyped up, but will it live up to expectations? Hear what the guys have to say in the video below!
2. Nintendo President Says they’re not Considering a Switch Successor or Price Cut The president of Nintendo confirmed yesterday in an interview that they are not currently considering a successor to the Switch or a price cut. The Nintendo Switch has seen wild success around the world, yet some have been holding out hope for a Switch 2.0 or a price cut on the original Switch. If you were one of those holding out hope, this news seems to confirm you should just cave and buy the original Switch at the original price. Ask anyone with a Switch and they’ll tell you it is definitely worth it.
3. Red Dead Online Updates ‘Gun Rush’ Mode Rockstar released an update to Red Dead Online today, with the primary focus being Gun Rush. Gun Rush is the game’s battle royale mode, where up to 32 players battle it out to be the last cowboy standing. We say ‘up to 32’ because many lobbies weren’t filling up, leaving the overall experience to be wanting. With today’s update, Rockstar says they’ve improved matchmaking so lobbies will fill up as they’re supposed to. To reward players for their patience with the Red Dead Online beta, Rockstar will give 5 Gold Bars to every player who launched RDO this weekend.
4. Blizzard Permanently Reduces Overwatch’s Price Blizzard announced today they are permanently reducing the price of both the Overwatch Standard and Legendary editions. The Standard Edition of the game has been reduced from $39.99 to $19.99, a 50% reduction. The Legendary Edition, which includes some cosmetics for Overwatch and other Blizzard games has been reduced from $59.99 to $39.99. This is a nice move by Blizzard, but it may not be enough to keep Overwatch relevant as more and more games are following the Fortnite free-to-play model.
5. Fortnite Save the World’s Loot Boxes now let you See Inside Before You Buy In the 7.30 update for Fortnite, V-Bucks Llamas will change to X-Ray Llamas in Save the World. The Llama’s are the game’s loot boxes; for a small amount of V-Bucks you open a llama that includes an assortment of weapons and cosmetics. With the new patch, players will be able to see exactly what is inside each llama to decide if it is worth buying. If you don’t like what you see, you can just wait until the store refreshes and perhaps you’ll be more interested in what tomorrow’s llama offers. Thanks Epic.