Monster Hunter Rise looks like a blend of old and new and I am excited

A few weeks ago, the inevitable happened and Capcom announced the next entry in their hugely popular Monster Hunter series. While I was already a massive fan of the franchise, this being the first new Monster Hunter game since the series reinvented itself with World is big news. World managed to finally break through to that mainstream western market and finally get non insane people playing the franchise.

Right away, Monster Hunter Rise looks like it might be a combination of the best aspects of the both World and the old style Monster Hunter games of the past. And I’m super excited for it.

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I’m even less convinced I need a new Video Game Console

Back in early August, I wrote a post explaining why I needed to be convinced to buy one of either Sony’s or Microsoft’s new video game consoles on day one, and how they were catastrophically failing to do so. It’s been a couple of months since then and we’ve learned a lot more about both the PS5 and the Xbox Series X/S.

So, have I changed my tune and decided to go out and buy one of these new consoles as soon as possible? Well, based on the title of this article, you can probably tell that they’re not doing the best job of turning me around.

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My Thoughts on the Microsoft/Bethesda Acquisition

Last week, in amongst all of the new console news bubbling to the surface regarding both the PlayStation 5 and the Xbox series X, a different news story managed to steal everyone’s attention away from what would normally be all-consuming for the video game news story. The news that Microsoft have acquired developer/publisher Bethesda, and by proxy all the IPs and studios that fall under their umbrella.

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