It's Saturday, and you know what that means; it's time for a new Weekend Discussion. Let's dive right in, shall we?
Bloodborne PC Port and Bluepoint Rumors - Too late to turn back now
I think it's fairly safe to call myself one of the biggest Bloodborne fans on the planet. The game was life changing for me and I've happily called it my favorite game of all time. Despite how I feel about From Software's masterpiece, I have to admit that the support for the title over the years has been disappointing. It's not anything new for From Software to move on to another project. They tend to not like to return to their previous titles in general but Dark Souls Remastered is a rare exception to that sentiment. Rumors about a Bloodborne PC port are also not new, but the shake up comes from reports that not only is a Bloodborne PC port in the works, similar to God of War 2018 coming to PC next year, but supposedly Bluepoint may be working on a sequel to Bloodborne for PS5 as well.
Yes, I know; this is a lot to swallow and obviously we should take these things with a grain of salt. But Bloodborne released March 24th, 2015 and if any game needed some PC polish it's this one. With PS5's still hard to get a hold of, and reports of Sony focusing on bringing more PlayStation games to PC it makes a lot of sense to bring a fan favorite game to new players. Less console availabiility means lower software sales so pushing PC as the future is smart on Sony's part.
Bluepoint has plenty of experience now after bringing a Demon's Souls remaster to the PS5. Could we see some sort of harmonious relationship where Bluepoint brings their technical finnesse and polish to the world of Bloodborne in a way that stay's true to Miyazaki's vision for that gothic world? It's actually not as crazy an idea as it sounds. I can agree with some criticism from Soulsborne fans when it came to re-imagining the art design and character/creature design in Demon's Souls. There was defnitely more western influence in some of those changes but overall what Bluepoint was able to accomplish is truly impressive, especially while using the same dated A.I. and layout for the original game.
I do think the company has enough respect for the material to put it into a new title. But, regardless if that actually turns up or not, I think putting their touches on a Bloodborne PC and PS5 edition is what people really want. Networking tweaks to make multiplayer more viable and some quality of life improvements would be appreciated but a consistent 60 FPS, new dynamic lighting, and 4K resolution would breathe new life into a game that's already horrifyingly beautiful.
What do you think? Do you believe a Bloodborne PC port will actually happen? Do you even want to see a Bloodborne 2? Is Bluepoint the right team for the job? I'd love to hear your thoughts so feel free to start some conversation in the Chatty thread below! Also if you are craving some new Soulsborne content, make sure to check out the newest Elden Ring article I contributed to: 9 Things Elden Ring Needs to Get Right.
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There's plenty of goodies for you all this week on the World Wide Web. Prepare yourselves and enjoy the ride.
It's horror game season and I have no idea what's going on here but things moving quickly through vents always terrifies me. Shout out to BarefootTasha in this one.
This is very accurate. The big boss always got some special attention.
I love how old games let you know someone is the final boss pic.twitter.com/mc5bVx1cL2— Dre (@Crotin) October 18, 2021
Me on Shacknews Twitter everyday. Feels good to have Succession back by the way.
Who's down for a debate with these guys? I say the better argument is pitching how Halloween Kills isn't terrible. Too Soon?
This the greatest Halloween decoration I’ve ever seen…. pic.twitter.com/V4G5kS5le0— Jordan🥴 (@Idontknowyoucuh) October 15, 2021
More horror slasher glam please.
Minecraft is so wholesome.
Current Status of the Minecraft Community pic.twitter.com/XAZENQGTQW— Ultima | #вʟм (@UltimaShadowX) October 16, 2021
Speaking of frogs...
It's hard enough tryin not to pee your pants in a scare house but fighting to not scream while on the air? Good luck.
Spooky SZN: Live TV Edition 🤣🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/6qTwsATvxr— Lena Pringle (@lenapringle_) October 22, 2021
My brain gets scambled using the Switch controller pretty regularly.
me playing the one nintendo game for the year pic.twitter.com/sb9HUQLHMq— count maus (@indeimaus) October 18, 2021
This is honestly incredible.
"I want PICTURES! Pictures of SPIDER-MAN!" https://t.co/Qq3CzJlro8— Dan Slott (@DanSlott) October 17, 2021
How much do you think this would cost?
Audi Grand Sphere (concept)— JayR (@JayNoir_) October 11, 2021
One of my favorite exchanges from this week.
Worried about the wrong Lakers— Intruder Ace the MILF enthusiast (@Intruder_Ace) October 15, 2021
She was gettin it at the Doja Cat concert.
This is quite the experience. Just click the button!
Where can I sign up for this???
the Balloon World Cup was last week— Dan Toomey ☕️ (@dhtoomey) October 17, 2021
watch this space
Any YOU fans out there? Apparently, the show lead is a big Cardi B fan.
PERIOD pic.twitter.com/A92pc73TIj— ♟ (@Cb2Era) October 21, 2021
The Cyclops mod combos were fire. Now it's Thanos' turn for a UMVC3 appearance thanks to incredible mod work.
Thanos gives Frank West EASY level 4 for just one bar! pic.twitter.com/4WRaSdzVfO— Heefnoff (@heefnoff) October 21, 2021
The reply vid gets me everytime.
Same energy pic.twitter.com/KcRtp4FLT6— 𝐦𝐜𝐦𝐞𝐝𝐚𝐥 (@mjnr19_) October 21, 2021
In case you missed it...
Is #ResidentEvil4 VR worth returning to this classic game one more time?— Shacknews (@shacknews) October 20, 2021
Read why @JohnnyChugs says, "Resident Evil 4 VR is one of the most surprising delights of my entire year." in his review: https://t.co/xmDiYsKACZ ✨#RE4 pic.twitter.com/EQubB13bxp
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- Darkest Dungeon 2 hits Early Access next week
- Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition arrives this November
- GeForce Now cloud gaming service to offer RTX 3080 membership tier
- Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp delayed to Spring 2022
- Resident Evil 4 VR review: A wise choice, stranger
- Facebook to change company's name in rebrand effort
- ConcernedApe's Haunted Chocolatier is a new game from the Stardew Valley dev
- EA Sports has suspended over 30k FIFA 22 players for abusing exploit
- Destiny 2: The Witch Queen to lock dungeons behind Deluxe Edition & separate purchases
- Shack Chat: What is your favorite memory from the Grand Theft Auto franchise?
This week has been great for new music and I decided to give some love to the Nigerian R&B goddess Tems who has been killing it lately. If you have been living under a rock and somehow avoided her collaborative Platinum #1 hit 'Essence' with African Megastar Wizkid this summer, she's got a new EP out called 'If Orange Was A Place' that's definitely worth giving a listen. I'm not gonna' lie. The way she makes eye contact in the video makes me feel some things.
- Swedish House Mafia and The Weeknd - Moth To A Flame
- Big Sean, Hit-Boy - What A Life
- DJ Snake, Ozuna, Megan Thee Stallion, LISA of BLACKPINK - SG
- Jada Kingdom - Jungle
- Common - When We Move ft. Black Thought, Seun Kuti
- Animal Collective - Prester John
Well that was another edition of Weekend Discussion. I hope it was as good for you as it was for me. Next Saturday is my birthday so make it amazing by reading more of this stuff! Have a great night and if you want to support what we do here at Shacknews, feel free to give a Mercury subscription a try. See ya.
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^^^ Everybody has to click on this and watch the allegedly robot generated horror movie omg
"Is OK. Is big Company."
Yeah that one definitely went some places haha
It is a meme generator
Best thing here was the fact that the Spider-man caption was delivered by Dan Slott himself. You know, Spidey's author.
Did you watch that Netflix thing, why not, it needs to be a thing omg
OK yes you did, I see above. I can sleep now
Oh wait, I retract. Best thing is that you talking 'bout some KevinHa MvC3 modding. Oh channel name is now "Havengers." HA!
Yeah I love some of the work he's been doing! I used to be really heavy into UMVC3 when it was thriving.
I don't play it, but I *still* love watching it. I'm on TampaNeverSleeps right now! They've been in SoCal for the tourney Sat Night.
Can you please not emphasize 'still', you are triggering those of us who grew up a Commodore