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July 21, 2022
Branding, New Studios, and a lot of Strays
Get Diablo 4 Beta Access by branding yourself with Blizzard’s IP
To celebrate Diablo’s 25th anniversary, Blizzard is running a Diablo Hell’s Ink tattoo takeover event from July 16 to September 10, spanning 8 cities in 4 different countries, including Australia. Diablo fans can queue for the chance to get a free flash tattoo and with it, access to the Diablo 4 beta and a free digital copy of the game upon it’s release. The takeover is coming to Melbourne’s Oculus Tattoo studio on September 3rd and Sydney’s Little Tokyo Tattoo studio on September 10th so if you’re in the area and love Diablo, maybe swing on by to get yourself some free ink and access to Diablo 4.
A new game studio approaches!
Jerry Hook, former Head of Design for Halo Infinite who 2 months ago left 343 Industries, has announced the creation of a new games studio, Jar of Sparks. Along with several other big names in the industry (Paul Crocker, Greg Stone and Steve Dyck) and with the backing of NetEase (a chinese tech company) the studio is currently hiring across all fields of game development. Jerry Hook made clear in an interview with IGN that the plan is not to jump straight into huge AAA titles but to focus on making quality games at a mid-sized budget and forming a strong team and a dedicated following to build from.
A Purr-fect way to spend some money
The recently released feline focused game Stray (which reached over 60 000 concurrent players on steam within 24 hours of it’s release) has collaborated with Travel Cat to create a merch line of travel accessories for that special kitty cat in your life. The collection consists of a harness and leash set that is a replica of the one worn by in the game and a cat backpack, a cat carrier that you carry on your back. In addition to this there is a virtual launch party scheduled for Friday at 10am Australian eastern standard time where in addition to live gameplay there will be a backpack and harness training hangout on zoom so you can learn how to safely take your cat on your very own adventures.
Upcoming game releases
July 21st: Bright Memory: Infinite (PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X), Coromon (Switch Port), Hell Pie (PC, PlayStation, Xbox, Switch), Severed Steel (Switch).
July 22nd: Capcom Arcade 2nd Stadium (PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch), Live A Live (Switch Port), Severed Steel (Xbox)
July 26: Immortality (PC, Xbox Series X), MultiVersus (PC, PlayStation, Xbox)