The Biggest Gaming News For October 3, 2022

Dead Space gets a big reveal, Overwatch becomes Overwatch 2, and there might soon be a Need for Speed announcement.


Welcome to the beginning of yet another work week. Since you’ve had your nose to the grindstone all day, you’re probably behind on everything that’s been going on in the world of gaming, so let’s get you back up to speed. Today, we heard that a big Dead Space reveal could be coming up, there might be another announcement about Need for Speed, and Overwatch is officially a dead game. These are just our top stories and so read on for the rest.


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Google Reportedly Looking Into Unlocking The Stadia Controller

Google recently decided to deprecate Stadia, leaving thousands of players in the lurch with a now useless peripheral. Well, that could soon be changing. The company is apparently examining the possibility of unlocking the Stadia controller, allowing owners to freely make use of their device. “We have received many requests about making the Stadia controller work on Bluetooth or other features that can make Stadia workable after the full shut down,” someone on the Stadia team tried to reassure a worried consumer. “I will send this feedback to our team so that they can check out and possibly release a firmware to make it work.”

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PS5 Seemingly Jailbroken According To Video

This definitely has been a long time coming, but someone finally seems to have jailbroken the PS5, allowing a variety of different games to be launched including the classic PT. The news comes from the modder Lance McDonald who posted about this little feat of software engineering on Twitter, adding a video showing the interface of a jailbroken PS5, something which gives access to a debug menu and allows PKG files to be downloaded from a PS4. In the video, McDonald can be seen downloading the PKG file for PT, a game which is currently no longer available.

Dead Space Cover Art Revealed, Gameplay Trailer Coming Tomorrow

Fans of the franchise have been waiting a long time for some news about Dead Space. There hasn’t been an entry in the series for almost a full decade at this point. The latest development is that EA Motive is going to be releasing a trailer for the upcoming remake tomorrow. “Trailer tomorrow,” the company said on the official Twitter account. “Tune in at 8:00 AM PT for the first official look at Dead Space gameplay. Oh, and welcome aboard the USG Ishimura.” Something to keep an eye on for sure.

Official Need For Speed Twitter Account Hints Game Announcement Is Due This Week

According to the official Twitter account promoting Need for Speed, we might be in for a big announcement later this week. Speculators have been suggesting a new entry in the series, but at this particular point in time, we can’t say much for sure. “Hi, EA/ Need for Speed, we were told a reveal is coming this week,” a fan of the franchise asked. “Can you guys confirm?” This appears to have prompted a response from the official Twitter account which posted the looking eyes emoji.

Overwatch Is Officially Dead, Overwatch 2 Launches Tomorrow

Overwatch is dead. Long live Overwatch! The first entry in the franchise officially became a dead game, giving way to a sequel of sorts, Overwatch 2. The response on the part of the community has been somewhere between elation at the prospect of getting to play something fresh and solemnity at seeing a beloved game finally bite the dust. What remains to be seen is how this new game is going to be received by its demanding playerbase.

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