September is finally upon us! Hard to believe that we're in the final third of the year, it seems like just yesterday we were yeeting 2020 out of existence. As always, with the new month comes new games, new events, and of course, new Drops!
Today's Drop is a ~5 min read!
Tentative Game Release List For September
As is tradition, here's what you can look forward to for September (though as always, keep in mind that these may change):
- Lake (PC, Xbox) – 1st September
- Demon Gaze Extra (PS4, Switch) – 2nd September
- WRC 10 (PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox) – 2nd September
- Big Rumble Boxing: Creed Champions (PC, PS4, Xbox, Switch) 3rd September
- The Medium (PS5) – 3rd September
- Chernobylite (PS4, Xbox) – 7th September
- F.I.S.T.: Forged in Shadow Torch (PC, PS4, Xbox) – 7th September
- Sonic Colors: Ultimate (PC, PS4, Xbox, Switch) – 7th September
- The Artful Escape (PC, PS4, Xbox) – 9th September
- Life Is Strange: True Colors (PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox) – 10th September
- Lost in Random (PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox, Switch) – 10th September
- Tales of Arise (PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox) – 10th September
- WarioWare: Get It Together! (Switch) – 10th September
- Deathloop (PC, PS5) – 14th September
- BanG Dream! Girls Band Party! (Switch) – 16th September
- Metallic Child (PC, Switch) – 16th September
- Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Extraction (PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox) – 16th September
- Aragami 2 (PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox) – 17th September
- Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom – Prince’s Edition (Switch) – 17th September
- Kena: Bridge of Spirits (PC, PS4, PS5) – 21st September
- Diablo II: Resurrected (PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox, Switch) – 23rd September
- Sable (PC, Xbox Series X) – 23rd September
- Death Stranding Director’s Cut (PS5) – 24th September
- Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot (Switch) – 24th September
- Lost Judgment (PS4, PS5, Xbox) – 24th September
- Ghostrunner (PS5, Xbox Series X) – 28th September
- Lemnis Gate (PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox) – 28th September
- Outer Wilds: Echoes of the Eye (PC, PS4, Xbox) – 28th September
- Doctor Who: The Edge of Reality (PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox Switch) – 30th September
- Astria Ascending (PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox Switch) – 30th September
- Hot Wheels Unleashed (PC, PS4, Xbox, PS5, Switch) – 30th September
- The Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki (PS4) – 30th September
- Life Is Strange: Remastered Collection (PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox, Switch) – 30th September
- Melty Blood: Type Lumina (PC, PS4, Xbox, Switch) – 30th September
TikTok's Parent Company Invests In VR
The parent company of TikTok, ByteDance, is acquiring the Chinese virtual reality headset maker Pico. ByteDance is a multinational internet technology company with a focus on video-sharing social network services and apps, such as TikTok and Douyin. The acquisition of virtual reality can help continue the growth of these kinds of apps.
ByteDance is looking to grow significantly. Pico is the third biggest maker of VR headsets with the Pico Neo 3 being its most recent release. While it has only been released in Asia, there is business ready model that is looking to be released in North America and Europe. ByteDance is also moved into mobile market as well. They bought the mobile games studio Moonton in March, and they released a mobile phone in China in 2019.
Initial thoughts seem that this acquisition may not impact TikTok. ByteDance has been very intention to not compete with Oculus. They are not available in China, but major companies are making big pushes into the VR space. Apple is looking to create their own, and Sony is preparing to release a new VR headset through PlayStation. The overlap with TikTok seems like a stretch.
Regardless of what ByteDance plans to do, they are creating several options for themselves. They can create a strong system with what they have and what they are growing into. They seem to be an interesting company to follow.
NAVI Finishes 1st in Group C in CS:GO ESL Pro League S14
Natus Vincere won against FaZe Clan 2:0 in the last match of group C in ESL Pro League Season 14, securing 1st place and spot in quarterfinals. The first half on Inferno passed in an equal fight, NAVI edged 8:7. NAVI then managed to win 8 rounds in a row, taking the victory on first map 16:7. On the second map, FaZe Clan started more confident, leading 9:6. NAVI managed to close the gap, even leading 14:12 before FaZe Clan forced overtime. There the team exchanged victories, but then NAVI still managed to put the squeeze on the opponent, winning the second map at 19:17.
NAVI managed to take four victories in five matches, and finish their group C in the first place in ESL Pro League Season 14. The second place in the group went to mousesports, who scored 9 points. Fnatic took the third place. FaZe Clan, BIG and Evil Geniuses were eliminated from the ESL Pro League Season 14.
Our Referral Program Is Still Going On!
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