The Biggest Gaming News For April 28, 2022 – TheGamer


Xbox and Bethesda have announced a joint showcase and Balan Wonderworld director Yuji Naka has criticized Square Enix.
Mark your calenders folks, Xbox and Bethesda have announced that a joint showcase will take place this summer on the weekend that would have kicked off the start of E3. Talk about rubbing salt in the wounds.
We've also got stories about Balan Wonderworld director Yuji Naka's hard-hitting criticism of Square Enix and some more details regarding PlayStation's newly revamped PS Plus subscription in today's news roundup. Let's get into it.
Yes, what is sure to be one of the biggest and most exciting showcases of the year now has an official date as Xbox and Bethesda are teaming up once again to show us what they're working on. Announced for June 12, this showcase is actually scheduled to take place during the same weekend that would've kicked off E3. We don't know what's going to be there, but odds are that Bethesda will likely show us a bit more of Starfield since it's still expected to release in November later this year.
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Balan Wonderworld director Yuji Naka chose violence today as he publicly criticised Square Enix after revealing he'd taken the publisher to court. Naka wrote in a series of tweets that he'd taken out a lawsuit against Square Enix in an attempt to stop Balan Wonderworld from releasing in an "unfinished state," and accused the publisher of not caring "about games and game fans." We all knew that something must have gone wrong behind the scenes for Balan Wonderworld to release the way it did, and now we know.
We got a couple of nuggets of info about Sony's revamped PlayStation Plus service, including a couple of classic titles that seem to have leaked online. Found on the PSN backend, Tekken 2 and Ridge Racers 2 are just a couple of older titles that could be available on the PS Plus Premium tier of the service. Sony also recently confirmed that new games will come to the service on a monthly basis, but some older games could make way for them.
A bit of industry news now, as Microsoft's planned acquisition of Activision Blizzard has taken a step forward as the publisher's shareholders have overwhelmingly approved the takeover. Microsoft still has several more hurdles to clear, including the ongoing review by the FTC, but if everything goes as planned, Microsoft will officially own Activision Blizzard at the end of its fiscal year in 2023.
Finally, we have a story about the Uncharted movie as several countries have started pulling it from theatres over a map that apparently depicts a disputed territory in the South China Sea. The map in the movie includes the "nine-dash line" that China uses to claim a territory that is disputed by several countries including Taiwan, Vietnam, Brunei, the Philippines, and Malaysia. As a result, Uncharted has been pulled in the Philippines as the movie "is contrary to national interest."
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