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PODCAST: The 1-Up Club w/ @ToonsBrian and @RyHamner


On this week's The 1-Up Club podcast, Brian and Ryan discuss the latest video game news and ask why so little is being said about a AAA title's release this past week.


Ubisoft is working on a new TV series
(IGN.com -  Alex Osborn)

Assassin's Creed may have been certified rotten on the big screen, only getting a 17% on RottenTomatoes.com, but that has not deterred Ubisoft from extending beyond the video game realm with their properties.

According to IGN.com, Assassin's Creed head of content, Aymar Azaizia, revealed on reddit that a TV adaptation of the franchise is in the works.

"It's like the movie guys, we will take our time to get sure we deliver something we can be proud of," he said.

No specific details have been shared with media outlets, but in 2016 CEO Yves Guillemot indicated talks with Netflix were in progress. Other Ubisoft products rumored to be considered for similar ventures are Splinter Cell and The Division.

Link: http://www.ign.com/articles/2017/03/23/ubisoft-is-working-on-an-assassins-creed-tv-series

Nintendo fixes early Joy-Con issues
(EuroGamer.net - Jeffrey Matulef)

EuroGamer.net is reporting that Nintendo has addressed a manufacturing issue with their newly released Switch console. The defect, which led to connectivity issues with the left-side Joy Con controller was said to be the result of a factory-level manufacturing variation in a statement to CNet.com.

Nintendo claimed that the variation affected a very small number of the controller and, thus, "no widespread proactive repair or replacement effort is underway."

If your system is affected by this defect, Nintendo encourages you to contact them and if it is determined that your controller is faulty, Nintendo will fix it. "Consumers can send their controller directly to Nintendo for the adjustment, free of charge, with an anticipated quick return of less than a week."

Link: http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2017-03-22-left-joy-con-issues-resolved-for-future-units-nintendo-claims

Psyonix does NOT approve of your gambling habits
(GamesIndustry.biz - James Batchelor)

Rocket League developer, Psyonix, spoke out this week against gambling platform Unikrn for adding the popular title to their list of games in which you can bet on the results.

In an indirect back and forth, Psyonix VP Jeremy Dunham told GameSpot.com that the developer simply does not approve of the use of Rocket League for the purpose of betting and distanced the two companies.

Unikrn's CEO Rahul Sood reaffirmed that the two are not affiliated but added "However, we love the game, and like other titles on our sportsbook, we create odds and content on the pro matches and their top-tier tournaments."

Link: http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-03-23-psyonix-disapproves-of-rocket-league-gambling

Bungie pumps up it's Destiny fan base for its final Hurrah
(GameInformer.com - Matt Miller)

Since its release, Destiny has been a popular draw with gamers. Bungie's latest upcoming expansion for the game, Age of Triumph, is enjoying the benefits of a slow build over three live streams on Twitch.

Believed to be the final installment for the original game, Age of Triumph will include four raids, each with new armor sets. The latest video did its best to show off these sets, as well as raid ornaments and special weapon crate.

In addition, a number of current Legendary weapons will be introduced as Exotic weapons. As usual, weapons will be receiving some balancing fixes and a number of other small adjustments to the gameplay will be added, including full-reload crates being made available in PvP matches.

Link: http://www.gameinformer.com/themes/blogs/generic/post.aspx?WeblogApp=news&y=2017&m=03&d=22&WeblogPostName=bungie-hosts-in-game-fashion-show-ahead-of-destiny-age-of-triumph&GroupKeys=

Facebook Live moving in on Twitch?
(GamesIndustry.biz - James Brightman)

On Wednesday, Facebook announced that gamers can now broadcast live from their PCs or laptops.

"If you're a gamer, this new feature makes it easier than ever to stream your PC gameplay to friends and followers and engage with them while you play," the company stated. "If you're giving your friends or followers a tutorial or how-to guide, you can incorporate on-screen graphics, titles, and overlays. Or if you're an artist, you can go live and switch seamlessly between cameras as you narrate the process."

Link: http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-03-22-facebook-takes-on-twitch-with-its-own-live-gameplay-streaming

This Week's Game Releases

Tuesday Mar 21
    Everything (PC, PS4)           
    Mass Effect: Andromeda (PC, PS4, XB1)
    Troll & I (PC, PS4, XB1)

Thursday Mar 23
    Battle for Orion 2 (PC)
    Bye-Bye BoxBoy (3DS)
    The End of an Age: Fading Remnants (PC)
    Rock Band VR (Oculus Rift)

Friday Mar 24
    Dreamfall Chapters: The Longest Journey (PS4, XB1)
    Mario Sports Superstars (3DS)

Tuesday Mar 28
    Has-Been Heroes (PC, PS4, XB1, Switch)
    Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5+2.5 Remix (PS4)
    MLB The Show '17 (PS4)
    Rain World (PC, PS4)

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