The Fraxial Show: Episode 46

We’ve got a few news items this week, but nothing incredibly significant. There’s been a follow-up to the recent controversy surrounding the creative director at Microsoft who went a little overboard mocking people who criticized the rumours about the always-online Xbox console. He’s left the company now.

There’s also been word from Nintendo that they are shutting down several of the services offered on the old Wii. While this shouldn’t really shock anyone, it’s still worth noting for those who have console. This may be an incentive to step up to the new Wii U.

More importantly, there’s been more details revealed about the new Dark Souls 2 game. A gameplay trailer and an interview with IGN show that the game will stay true to its original spirit, but will offer improved visuals and a number of new ways to die.

On another note, some leaked gameplay screenshots of GTA V have been compared to the promotional screenshots that Rockstar have been issuing, and to put things nicely: they’re a little misleading. The gameplay screenshots look more like Red Dead Redemption visuals ported into the GTA world. That’s not exactly a bad thing, but we’ve been led to believe that there was going to be some significant visual improvements to the newest installment of the GTA franchise. That does not seem to be the case.

The game in the background is Skate 3. Tune in tomorrow for our Quick Look of 10,000,000!

Show Links

Dark Souls 2 reveal – http://ign.com/videos/2013/04/10/dark-souls-2-gameplay-reveal-12-minute-demo

Ridge Racer Driftopia trailer – http://youtu.be/Mnmeo3aOpzg

GTA V Promo vs Gameplay trailer – http://i.imgur.com/b3VsJ8E.jpg

Game releases

 

Star Wars: The Old Republic – Rise of the Hutt Cartel

PC

Apr 14, 2013

 

Call of Duty: Black Ops II – Uprising

360

Apr 16, 2013

Capcom Arcade Cabinet: Game Pack 5

PS3

Apr 16, 2013

Darkfall Unholy Wars

PC

Apr 16, 2013

Dishonored: The Knife of Dunwall

PC, PS3, 360

Apr 16, 2013

Forza Horizon – 1000 Club

360

Apr 16, 2013

Injustice: Gods Among Us

PS3, 360, WiiU

Apr 16, 2013

Pandora’s Tower

Wii

Apr 15, 2013

Sacred Citadel

PC, PS3

Apr 16, 2013

Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner – Soul Hackers

3DS

Apr 16, 2013

Victoria II: Heart of Darkness

PC

Apr 16, 2013

 

Capcom Arcade Cabinet: Game Pack 5

360

Apr 17, 2013

Sacred Citadel

360

Apr 17, 2013

 

Papo & Yo

PC

Apr 18, 2013

Witch & Hero

3DS

Apr 18, 2013

 

God Mode

PC, 360

Apr 19, 2013

We Sing: UK Hits

Wii

Apr 19, 2013