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Kingdom Hearts on Switch, PlayStation Direct, Phil Spencer on PlayStation Game Pass | Gaming News

PlayStation Direct

Hello, guys, and welcome to the Gaming News for 18 Jan 2022. PlayStation have opened the ability to order PlayStation 5 directly from them via PlayStation Direct. And right now it's available in the US, the UK, Germany, France, Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg. If you are still trying to get a PlayStation 5, then you might be able to get one from PlayStation directly if you happen to be in one of those countries. Register your interest and on the website you can put your email and they'll notify you when they're available to order. It could be another avenue for you to help you get a PlayStation 5.

Phil Spencer on PlayStation Game Pass

The next bit of news for today is Phil Spencer, who is the head of Xbox, had an interview with IGN where he was talking about his impression of the PlayStation proposed Game Pass. And part of what he said includes "So when I hear others doing things like Game Pass or coming to PC, it makes sense to me because I think it's the right answer." He's been talking about how he doesn't believe 100% that what Xbox is doing is pioneering or making moves and so on, which are very clever. He just felt that things like Game Pass were inevitable. And it's nice that the industry is grasping that, including potentially PlayStation. We will see if we get any more information about PlayStation Game Pass, which has been previously codenamed Sparticus, in the future. I'll be sure to announce it when there's any official word.

Kingdom Hearts on Switch

The last bit of news for today is the official Kingdom Hearts Twitter tweeted out saying "Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5+2.5, 2.8, 3 and the Remind DLC, as well as all in one Integrum Masterpiece will launch on Nintendo Switch via cloud on February 10. From today, you'll be able to try out free playable demos of 1.5+2.5, 2.8 and 3 and we hope you have fun playing." The reason why that they have to be streamed on to the Nintendo Switch is most likely because the Nintendo Switch is not powerful enough to play the games at their appropriate settings. It's simply streamed to the Switch via the Internet. I am a big fan of the Kingdom Hearts series. I have been for a very long time now since the PlayStation 2 days, and I would highly recommend it. If you haven't had a chance yet to jump into Kingdom Hearts, it's a mix of Disney characters and also Final Fantasy characters, all in a shared world, with some unique characters to the Kingdom Hearts franchise as well, so I hope you have fun with it. Anyway, guys, that's it for the Gaming News for today. Thank you so much, as always to all the new followers, and I will see you tomorrow. Thanks, guys. Bye bye.

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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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