Happy Friday! Who's excited for Memorial Day weekend? We know we are, and we have some serious gaming planned during our long weekends. As May comes to a close, we're taking a look at some news in gaming releases, as well as upcoming events for June. Be sure to check out our gaming job listings at the end if you're in the market to get that bread.
Today's Drop is a ~5 min read.
Roblox Builds Strength
Roblox Corp. ($RBLX) - Roblox continues it's surge picking up another 9%. The company had recently received an increase to its Relative Strength(RS) rating, up to 73 from its previous 69. This is likely related to yesterday's jump, and will continue to increase as $RBLX remains steady in its price point.
NVIDIA ($NVDA) - In February, as cryptocurrency prices spiked, Nvidia released new processors specifically for mining crypto. It booked $155 million in revenue from CMP cards in its fiscal first quarter, which ended May 2, and expected sales of $400 million in the current quarter. With the current dip in the crypto market, these lofty goals may have optimistic undertones leading to the slight pullback, but it still remains incredibly difficult to land a new GPU whether gaming or crypto oriented.
Fnatic Updates LEC Summer 2021 Roster
Fnatic has officially signed top laner Adam Maanane for their LEC Summer 2021 lineup. Gabriël "Bwipo" Rau moved to the jungle after Selfmade left the team. 19-year-old Adma was bought from Karmine Corp. With his previous team, he took first place in the LFL 2021 Spring split, a championship in the LFL Spring playoffs. He also had a broader win after coming in 1st at the European Masters Spring Main Event. Bwipo will be transitioning into the jungle position for Fnatic as the org makes room for their new top lane signing. Previously, Oscar Selfmade Boderek played in the jungle, and has since left Fnatic for Team Vitality.
Fnatic LEC Summer 2021 roster:
Top – Adam Maanane
Jungle – Gabriël "Bwipo" Rau
Mid – Yasin "Nisqy" Dinçer
Bot – Elias "Upset" Lipp
Support – Zdravets "Hylissang" Iliev Galabov
The League of Legends European Championship Summer 2021 will start on the 11th of June. The prize pool of this season is $200,000. The top three LEC Summer 2021 teams will go to Worlds 2021, which will be held in China this fall.
Xbox E3 2021 Teaser and Date Released
Fans have been hurting for some news on Xbox and Bethesda's E3 Showcase this summer, and we finally have some updates. The showcase slated for June 13th is going to have news regarding Halo Infinite and Starfield, Bethesda's space-themed sci fi RPG. There will likely be many other games involved in the showcase, which Microsoft described as "a 90-minute show packed with everything you want to know about the epic gaming lineup coming out of this partnership, the incredible games coming to Xbox this holiday, upcoming releases on Xbox Game Pass, and more." The showcase will be running online on Sunday, June 13th at 1pm EST for all fans to view. The company also stated that they plan to host a digital Xbox FanFest later this year, so be sure to stay tuned for more news on that.
New Sonic Game Announced By Sega
Yesterday, Sega hosted their Sonic The Hedgehog anniversary stream, and showed all their viewers a short but ultra exciting teaser trailer for their next 3D game in the Sonic The Hedgehog series. Developed by Sonic Team, yesterday's announcement marks the first Sonic game advancement since Sonic Forces back in 2017. Currently, there is still no news of a title for the new game, but Sega has confirmed that it will release on PC, the Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S. It was also stated that it will likely release sometime in 2022. The team has reported that the game is still in heavy development, so there likely will not be any more concrete updates for a while.
While still rather vague, the trailer does provide a few small details and teasers from the upcoming game. Sonic can be seen speeding through what appears to be a forest, but there are some smaller details and small colors in the background of the wooded area that suggest there's more to the scenery than meets the eye. Many fans are speculating that the colors look a lot like circuitry, suggesting that there may be some sort of city or factory behind the forest.
There is a high chance that Sonic may have some new ability or powerup in this upcoming game. Many new games that are based on series like this often have new powerups and additions with each installment, such as with the Mario franchise. Many of the previous 3d games, such as Sonic Generations or Sonic Colors, have had their own special twists and features that make them unique and loved. Unfortunately, we can't tell if we're going to love or hate this game just yet, but we're definitely intrigued and ready for more news soon! You can check out their livestream here.
THIS WEEK'S JOB LISTINGS
Data Scientist (Video Game Data) - Jobot
Gaming Broadcast Technician - Super League Gaming
Gaming Artist - apolis
Happy Friday everyone, we hope you all enjoy Memorial Day weekend!