As I write this, my daughter is playing Fortnite. Previously, as other parents—including celebrity parents—have experienced, my child was the ONLY child not playing Fortnite at the time, so after some research and input from my friends here at Sidequest, I decided to remove my daughter from that lonely island of non-Fortnite playing children. I have not succumbed to the urge to play it myself, but I was a pretty proud gamer mom when my kid ended up in first place on her first night.
Happy Wednesday, gaming lovelies! I hope your week is already filled with lots and lots of happy gaming! I’m sitting here waiting patiently for my next board gaming convention to arrive. Not soon enough! Let’s both get a little gaming fix with this week’s news.
Be kind to your Destiny pals today. Monday’s Twitter announcement that Destiny 2 is in the works means that yesterday’s “Age of Triumph” update was the last update for Destiny 1. Over the past three years, the average Destiny 1 gamer has clocked over 100 hours. Game developer Bungie, wants to celebrate that loyalty with “Age of Triumph” with new in-game rewards and a “Record Book” of achievements.
As a science fiction nerd, I am looking forward to Prey from Bethesda (Fallout, Skyrim). Set on a space station, gamers play as Morgan Yu, but at the start of the game, there is little information on who Morgan Yu is. What I like about this particular trailer is the inclusion of four members of the game’s development team. In Prey, players can choose to play as male or female, in what appears to be a similar way to Fallout 4.
I appreciate how two people on the dev team refer to Morgan as “she.” Of the four team members, three are male and one female, Lead Producer, Susan Kath. I appreciate how common place it is. No flash, no giant banners shouting “we included a female character in our game now give us a cookie.”
After creating the seven games which make up Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle, the folks at USAopoly realized they had so much additional content that they could create an expansion. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle- The Monster Box of Monsters Expansion will focus on the creatures of the magical wizarding world. Not your typical kill the monsters mechanic, some creatures will also need a little magical know-how to beat. There’s no official release date at this time, but check out the preview video for more details.