<p>Now mere days before launch, Google Stadia has added 10 more games to its initial lineup. The announcement comes after criticism of a recent Stadia Q&A, as well as the news that the tech behemoth's gaming steaming service will launch without a number of promised features.</p><p>The updated launch lineup includes several games that were originally slated to launch on Stadia in 2020. Instead of the original 12, the service will now launch with 22 titles. By comparison, Microsoft's still-in-beta xCloud service has 50 games available to play.</p><p>Here's the updated list:</p>Assassin’s Creed OdysseyAttack on Titan: Final Battle 2Destiny 2: The CollectionFarming Simulator 2019Final Fantasy XVFootball Manager 2020Grid 2019GyltJust Dance 2020KineMetro ExodusMortal Kombat 11NBA 2K20Rage 2Red Dead Redemption 2Rise of the Tomb RaiderSamurai ShodownShadow of the Tomb RaiderThumperTomb Raider 2013Trials RisingWolfenstein: Youngblood<p>With only one exclusive at launch, Tequila Works' Glylt, Stadia has very little to offer anyone besides those keen to hop on the streaming train asap. Its games are, at this point, fairly old, and digital prices are always ludicrous compared to what you'd pay to buy these games physically in the UK.</p><p>Those who opt to subscribe to Stadia Pro, the service's optional $10-a-month tier, will now get Samurai Showdown in addition to Destiny 2 as the "free" games for the first month. Pro subs will also be able to play in 4K, provided you have the requisite internet speed.</p>
A MAN wished to purchase an Ass, and agreed with its owner that he should try out the animal before he bought him. He took the Ass home and put him in the straw-yard with his other Asses, upon which the new animal left all the others and at once joined the one that was most idle and the greatest eater of them all. Seeing this, the man put a halter on him and led him back to his owner. On being asked how, in so short a time, he could have made a trial of him, he answered, "I do not need a trial; I know that he will be just the same as the one he chose for his companion."
<p>Things have been pretty good for Octopath Traveler since the game launched just last week. The game's been receiving widespread critical acclaim while physical copies have been flying off the shelves worldwide. So much so, that Square Enix had to issue an apology for the lack of stock. The game’s creators have poured a lot of love into this project, so they took to Nintendo’s blog to share their thanks for the game’s success, while also offering a few interesting tidbits about the game’s development.</p><p>The note puts an emphasis on Octopath Traveler’s identity as a callback to classic JRPGs. ACQUIRE director Keisuke Miyauchi pointed out three areas the team focused on to ensure that the game would get plenty of points for nostalgia while also giving Octopath Traveler a modern vibe.</p><p>“The first is the glorious visuals rendered in 'HD-2D.' We took inspiration from the pixel art of the RPGs we ourselves used to play, updating them with modern technology to create rich and varied landscapes that we believe players will find to be both nostalgic and freshly beautiful.”</p><p>Miyauchi also mentions interactivity as a major keystone—all of the playable characters in Octopath Traveler can interact with the residents of the world to learn more about them. The team also wanted to give players freedom, something that can be pretty rare in JRPGs. Miyauchi says they wanted players to be able to progress through the story at their own leisure.</p><p>Masashi Takahashi, producer at Square Enix, took a more sentimental tone, expressing his surprise at the game’s runaway success:</p><p>“Releasing the game simultaneously around the world was a significant challenge for us, but the tremendous reception we've received has made all the struggles along the way worth it. Just thinking that fans in all corners of the world will be enjoying Octopath Traveler at the same time truly blows me away.”</p><p>You can pop on over and read their notes in full on Nintendo’s blog. </p>
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