News inside Aroged.com A space role-playing game, demat games and a journalistic failure – LaPetitePelle draws JeuxVideo.com – N°478
Published on 06/18/2023 at 09:00
It’s Sunday and who says Sunday says LaPetitePelle and today we look back on three news items that have rocked the week.
Starfield made a big impression Very pretty steelbooks… but useless Young people who spend their days behind a screen gorging on Meuporgs
Starfield made a big impression
Presented in a very long live broadcast of 45 minutes, Starfield had a great effect on many players on June 11th. To the point of propelling the Xbox Series number one in Amazon sales in France, we are talking about an increase of more than 1335%. Starfield is a space role-playing game developed by Bethesda, surely the studio’s most ambitious game, perhaps even one of the most ambitious games in video games in general. The title seems very complete and will allow you to explore a vast planet with highly developed fauna and flora that you will need to scan to complete a database. You will be able to build a base at any time in any location. Same for your spaceship. You will be able to create your own story with your own character. Bethesda has put their hearts into creating a true space RPG. The smallest weapon, the smallest piece of armor is upgradeable and has stats to take into account to carry out your missions. It had been 20 years since Bethesda had tried to create a new license, Starfield is going to be the bomb of the coming end of the year.
Very pretty Steelbooks… but which are useless
It was an announcement that caused a stir. Following its presentation, Starfield unveiled its collector’s edition which contains a beautiful steelbook. It’s more and more common now for developers to offer alternative game boxes and fans love them to decorate their various shelves for their collections. Only here, the collector’s edition of Starfield does not even contain the classic box of the game, nor the CD! The game will only be downloadable via a code, at least if you buy the collector’s edition. And Bethesda is not the only one to do it, Insomniac Games had already made fans jump when the collector’s item of their title Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 was formalized. Here it’s the same story, a magnificent steelbook but the base game is not there, a download code replaced it. This has greatly questioned fans about the usefulness of offering steelbooks if the latter cannot accommodate the games in question. At the same time, the eternal debate on the future of video games has reignited: are we heading towards a future without consoles and with entirely dematerialized games?
Young people who spend their days behind a screen gorging on Meuporg
Journalists who have made mistakes on the history of video games, we have a shovel now, but the latest is still very strong. The facts date back to mid-May but are currently making the buzz on social networks. It was on RTL during the program Ca Peut Vous Arriver, that the radio economist editor-in-chief completely rewrote the history of Nintendo in less than a minute watch in hand. He therefore tells us that the Japanese firm created the arcade cabinets in 1970 with the help of Gunpei Yokoi, the same man who created the first home console in history: the Odyssey in 1972. Finally in 1979 , Gunpei Yokoi, still decidedly him, created the Game And Watch which will come to France in the form of the Game Boy. We hope you didn’t have a heart attack reading all this. In reality Nintendo created games for arcade terminals in 1970, the Odyssey was not a Nintendo console but Magnavox. Finally, the Game And Watch has been marketed in France, a quick trip to Nintendo’s Wikipedia page would have been enough.