The second issue of Gaming Weekly featuring articles about Stadia, Mario Kart Tour, Xbox, Call Of Duty, EVO 2020, Destiny 2, YouTube Gaming, Nintendo, Atari, Pokemon GO, Mortal Kombat and Assassin’s Creed.

Google is working on 4K/HDR streaming to Android TV for Stadia

So what’s next for Stadia after rolling out 4K streaming on the web, and 5.1 surround sound for players using a browser? According to code 9to5Google dug up in the app, Google is preparing to add the option for 4K and HDR-quality streaming on Android-powered TVs, as well as built-in messaging to rival other modern gaming services.

Read more at https://www.engadget.com/stadia-4k-messenger-084537722.html

Mario Kart Tour – Flower Tour starts next week

Nintendo has offered up preliminary information about the next major event in Mario Kart Tour. Players can look forward to the Flower Tour, which starts next week. Nintendo says that “a certain driver whose name pairs perfectly with flowers will appear in a new outfit”. Other details have yet to be shared.

Read more at https://nintendoeverything.com/mario-kart-tour-flower-tour-starts-next-week/

Frontier want to develop a Warhammer: Age Of Sigmar RTS

There are a hell of a lot of Warhammer games out there. But while we’ve got grimdark trash and genre-defining classics, there have been very few games set in Games Workshop’s newest setting. The Old World’s been dead a long time – and with few exceptions, nobody’s taken a real crack at Warhammer: Age Of Sigmar’s multi-dimensional mythos. Until this week, when Elite Dangerous and Planet Coaster devs Frontier revealed plans to release a Mortal Realms real-time strategy within the next few years.

Read more at https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2020/05/02/frontier-want-to-develop-a-warhammer-age-of-sigmar-rts/

Phil Spencer Says Game Production, Not Hardware Launch, Is ‘the Bigger Unknown’ Due to COVID-19

Ever since the novel Coronavirus began disrupting global supply chains, analysts and industry personnel have expressed concerns that console manufacturers might not be able to meet production deadlines in time for their planned holiday 2020 releases.

Read more at https://www.playstationlifestyle.net/2020/05/02/spencer-on-covid-19-game-delays/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=spencer-on-covid-19-game-delays

Inside Xbox: How to Watch Our First-Look at Xbox Series X Games

Microsoft announced it will be giving its first-look at next-gen Xbox Series X games at an Inside Xbox event taking place on May 7. While we've seen what the Xbox Series X looks like and the kind of hardware it will run on, Microsoft hasn't shown us much when it comes to how games will look and play on it. That said, you surely don't want to miss the show.

Read more at https://www.ign.com/articles/inside-xbox-may-2020-where-to-watch

Call Of Duty Third-Person Glitch Shows Potential For Official Mode

Call of Duty games have occasionally featured third-person modes over the years, but 2019's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is not one of them—or it wasn't one of them. A glitch discovered in the game's Survival mode on PS4 turned the game into a third-person shooter for one player, and it shows potential for an official mode.

Read more at https://www.gamespot.com/articles/call-of-duty-third-person-glitch-shows-potential-f/1100-6476765/?ftag=CAD-01-10abi2f

EVO 2020 has been canceled and will be a digital event

This year’s EVO tournament has sadly been canceled due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The event would have been set for 31st July to the 2nd August at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. The Evolution Championship Series  says there will be a digital version happening sometime later this summer.

Read more at https://mynintendonews.com/2020/05/02/evo-2020-has-been-canceled-and-will-be-a-digital-event/

Destiny 2's seasonal events will soon stick around all year long

What the hell is going on in Destiny 2? Is a question I ask myself pretty much every time I jump back into Bungie’s space-wizard adventure. So much has happened since I last played full-time, and worse, so much is locked to the annals of history – seasonal content that’ll never return to Destiny 2. But that impermanence may be about to end. To stop folks missing out in future, Destiny this week announced plans to keep seasonal events around year-round once Year 4 rolls around this Autumn.

Read more at https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2020/05/02/destiny-2s-seasonal-events-will-soon-stick-around-all-year-long/

YouTube Gaming Content Had Its Best Week During Covid-19 Lockdowns, Call of Duty Leads the Charge

It’s common knowledge now that there has been a massive spike in video gaming activity around the world in recent months as the spread of the novel Coronavirus forced people indoors.

Read more at https://www.playstationlifestyle.net/2020/05/02/coronavirus-gaming-content-numbers/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=coronavirus-gaming-content-numbers

A Nintendo Direct In June Is Beginning To Seem Less And Less Likely

A few days ago, Venture Beat's Jeff Grubb said a Nintendo Direct presentation wouldn't be happening this June around the time E3 2020 should have been taking place.

Read more at http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2020/05/a_nintendo_direct_in_june_is_beginning_to_seem_less_and_less_likely

Gamevice's Patent War Against Nintendo Continues, As ITC Moves Forward With Evidentiary Hearing

At the start of April, peripherals manufacturer Gamevice filed a new patent-infringement complaint against Nintendo and appealed the case it previously lost. While some people thought this was a joke, given the timing of the news, we can assure you it's not.

Read more at http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2020/05/gamevices_patent_war_against_nintendo_continues_as_itc_moves_forward_with_evidentiary_hearing

Atari bringing Pong Quest to Switch next week

Atari will publish Pong Quest on Switch next week, according to an eShop listing. The dungeon-crawling RPG is lined up for release on May 7.

Read more at https://nintendoeverything.com/atari-bringing-pong-quest-to-switch-next-week/

Mario Tennis Aces May 2020 content now available

If you own Mario Tennis Aces on your Nintendo Switch system then you will have probably noticed it has had a new update. This update brings with it the May 2020 content which includes the following: Toad Tennis Outfit (500 participation points)  Toadette Tennis Outfit (1,000 participation points).

Read more at https://mynintendonews.com/2020/05/02/mario-tennis-aces-may-2020-content-now-available/

My Nintendo adds Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition and Dragalia Lost wallpapers

Nintendo loves to cook up wallpapers as rewards to share on My Nintendo, and they're back with not one, but two different options to kick off May 2020.

Read more at https://gonintendo.com/stories/360379-my-nintendo-adds-xenoblade-chronicles-definitive-edition-and-dra

Pokemon GO Research Breakthrough shift, new clothing available

We already shared some tidbits about what's going on in Pokemon GO today, but there's even more than we first thought. Check out two more tidbits of info below.

Read more at https://gonintendo.com/stories/360375-pokemon-go-research-breakthrough-shift-new-clothing-available

Mortal Kombat Movie 25th Anniversary: 25 Must-Know Facts

In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Mortal Kombat movie, Dave picks out the best Easter Eggs and references to the games and the most interesting facts about the making of the film.

Read more at https://www.gamespot.com/videos/mortal-kombat-movie-25th-anniversary-25-must-know-/2300-6452780/

Activision-Blizzard Donates $2 Million to Help Veterans Employment Impacted by Coronavirus

Activision Blizzard announced that it donated $2 million to help veterans find high-quality jobs through its Call of Duty Endowment program. Activision also released a new “Fearless” in-game content pack for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare with 100% of proceeds going towards the endowment. The Call of Duty Endowment is Activision-Blizzard’s long-running program helping raise funds for veteran needs.

Read more at https://www.ign.com/articles/activision-blizzard-donates-2-million-to-help-veterans-employment-impacted-by-coronavirus

Pokemon Co. releasing Psyduck-themed merch lineup in Japan

The Pokemon Co. has revealed its next line of merch, and it has a focus on Psyduck! The line is set to launch in Japan in two waves, with the first on May 23rd and the second on June 20th, 2020.

Read more at https://gonintendo.com/stories/360364-pokemon-co-releasing-psyduck-themed-merch-lineup-in-japan

Assassin’s Creed Has Rap Battles Now, and other highlights from this week on Speedrun

The pandemic has postponed so many projects that the mere mention of their arrivals is cause for relief. We here at Speedrun covered these announcements with enthusiasm — they’re reminders that some aspects of the world are still spinning, and a few more things to look forward to.

Read more at https://www.polygon.com/speedrun-quibi/2020/5/1/21244212/assassins-creed-valhalla-the-last-of-us-part-2-ghost-of-tsushima