Microsoft’s Xbox team significantly expanded its list of game development studios on Monday, announcing the purchase of ZeniMax Media for $7.5 billion in cash. The entertainment company owns several industry-leading game developers, including Bethesda Softworks, the maker of the post-apocalyptic Fallout games and the fantasy series The Elder Scrolls. It also owns Id Software, known for its Doom, Rage and Wolfenstein shooting game franchises.
Not gonna lie: I was mostly mucking about with Conan Exiles’ new expansion. I want to build me a treehouse! Just for the fun of it, and all that. And tonight gave an excellent excuse to get on with that.
I am so totally not loving the sudden lack of God-damned healing. I mean, apparently you can use bandages and potions. If you can find aloe plants. There are no damned aloe plants anywhere I can find on the Isle of Siptah.
ISLE OF SIPTAH looks… it looks like an alternate game, honestly.
I wonder if this means the CONAN EXILES level cap is gonna get nuked, too. And there’s at least one major mod out there which may have to get totally revamped. That’s gonna affect a lot of private servers… sorry, but this is interesting to me, at least. I’m playing the game again and idly building my modest river-valley city, so finding out that all my mods may be breaking soon is kind of interesting.
You know: the one where I don’t care about any of the one billion games I’ve already got on Steam, Epic, Orgin, GOG, Bethesda, and Uplay and start wondering about new time-sinks. In related news: how’s Tropico 6? GOG’s having a sale on the previdammit I just bought Sid Meier’s Pirates.
I am getting the impression that, once you get past the fact that they don’t look anything like the people from the movies, MARVEL’S AVENGERS Does Not Suck. Should I be getting it for my kids for Christmas? — It’s not on the PC, I think.