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GTA Trilogy Release Trailer, Haunted Chocolatier Announced, Xbox Expansion Cards | Gaming News

Haunted Chocolatier Announced

Hello guys and welcome to the Gaming News for 22 Oct 2021. Eric Barrone, who is the creator behind Stardew Valley, has revealed his next game that he's been working on called Haunted Chocolatier. He released a reveal trailer that shows what the game looks like and what it's going to be about. It's basically going to be about running a chocolate shop and intricacies of managing that and so on. Just like in the style of Stardew Valley. If you want, check out the trailer and there isn't any sign yet of a release date, but at least it's been announced he's working on it.

Xbox Expansion Cards

The next bit of news for today is Microsoft has announced two further expansion cards for the Xbox Series S and X. At the moment there's a 1 TB, but they have announced the 512 GB and the 2 TB card to expand the storage of the consoles. Now the 2 TB card is actually quite pricey. It's like $400, but at least it simplifies it. You buy the premade expansion cards and you plug it in. That's it. You don't have to do anything else to worry about anything else. And if you don't want any more, just don't plug it. It's a lot more simpler than the expansions for PlayStation 5, for example. I personally am just used to now uninstalling games I'm not playing anymore, to free up space that way, but it's up to you if you want to go that way.

GTA Trilogy Release Trailer

And then the last bit of news for today is Rockstar Games have just released a trailer for the GTA Trilogy Definitive edition, and they've announced the release date as being the 11 Nov 2021, with a boxed edition or physical edition coming out on the 06 Dec 2021. In the trailer they show what the games* looks like compared to the old versions of the games* by a graphical comparison. If you're looking forward to it, the Trilogy will have GTA III, GTA Vice City and GTA San Andreas remastered for modern platforms. Now just remember that these are PlayStation 2 era games, so they might even in the updated state, might look still a bit blocky in terms of the textures, but at least they've added more things like reflections, better rain effects, and sharper graphics, which is a massive step up from PlayStation 2 anyway. Anyway, guys, that's it for the Gaming News for today. Thank you so much as always for the new followers coming onto the feed and I will see you tomorrow. Thanks, guys.

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In 1997 when I was 12 years old, a class mate of mine asked me, have you ever played Final Fantasy 7? I was like no, what’s that? He lent me his copy, and I remember on the first night I escaped Midgar after not being able to put it down for 5 to 6 hours even though it was a school night. Shortly after I finished the game and my gaming obsession was truly planted.

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When I went to University during 2003 to 2007, it was the era of Half Life 2. I remember spending a portion of my student loan so I could get a gaming pc powerful enough to play it.

During that time I also started my adventures in MMOs including Final Fantasy 11 and World of Warcraft. It amazes me that they are still online to this day.

After leaving University, I like most people ended up in the 9 to 5 cycle, after a year of being stuck in the “no job without experience, no experience without a job”. At the time I was still living with my parents and I got distracted on girls for a while. My love for gaming never ended though, with it always being a fall back for me.

In 2013, I started my first YouTube channel, as a way to also document my time in the upcoming Final Fantasy XIV A Realm Reborn. I had seen some YouTubers who made really good videos. For me, at the time, it was a hobby to do on the evening and weekends, I never went into it thinking one day it would be my job. I would have made videos, even if it made no money at all.

After 10 years of multiple jobs, living a very miserable existence in the 9 to 5 cycle, it all abruptly ended in 2018 with my disability of severe anxiety preventing me from commuting to London to work any more.

During the Pandemic, a lot of people were losing their jobs, and there was a lot more time to produce videos and play games. While growing as a content creator, I noticed my Instagram page had little to no content. One day I picked up my phone and recorded a video talking about gaming as it was my favourite hobby.

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