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SGO Inside Drive (1/14/19): Pumped BMX Pro Trailer, New MOBA Switchblade, And More!

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Sports Gamers Online is back with another edition of the SGO Inside Drive. Today’s iteration features new online battle arena games, Pumped BMX Pro trailer and more. As always, keep reading below to see what’s going on in global gaming communities.

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Pumped BMX Pro Launching February 7

Curve Digital reveals Pumped BMX Pro. The game is set to launch February 7, 2019 on PC, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. You can catch the trailer below.

Pumped BMX Pro is the sequel to Pumped BMX +. The BMX freestyler take everything to the next level with new visuals, a new physics engine and more content than its predecessor. You can choose from 15 riders with pre-designed bikes, or create your own in the bike creator. Pumped BMX Pro features more than 40 trick options through 60 plus levels and over 200 challenges to beat. Players can also compete on global leaderboards to claim the top spot as number one.

Switchblade Arrives on PC & PS4 as Free-to-Play

Lucid Games announced their 5v5 vehicle action MOBA will be available to download for free on Steam PC and PlayStation 4 starting January 22. The game will be available as Early Access. Switchblade takes place in futuristic world with war being its primary sport. Combatants compete with heavily armed sci-fi themed vehicles. The game pits two teams of 5 against each other in a frantic battle as players work together to take down enemy towers.

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Players have the ability to choose two vehicles at the start of each match. You’ll also be able to switch them at any moment during battle for strategic gameplay. Each vehicle in Switchblade is unique and has its advantages on the field. You’ll have access to 17 vehicles spread over 4 car classes. There is something for everyone.

Lucid Games will be adding more content in the coming months including: new vehicles, maps, modes, cosmetics and more.

Epic Games Ignoring Community Complaints

Community disputes with developers and publishers are often and common in the world of gaming. Epic Games seems to remove itself from the cycle by completely ignoring complaints and requests for better customer service. Their behavior has earned them an “F” rating by the Better Business Bureau (BBB). While one can understand ignoring counterproductive complaints often voiced by the “entitled” gamer, some of the claims appear to be severe and should require company action. For example, some have claimed unauthorized purchases being made on their accounts. To learn more on this, be sure to check out the brief article linked here.

Activision and Bungie Part Ways

After leaving Halo and Microsoft behind, Bungie partnered with Activision to bring us Destiny and Destiny 2. Love it or hate it, the Destiny franchise became wildly popular; however, it may not have been exactly what Activision wanted as some reports state that the publisher felt Destiny 2: Forsaken was not “performing as well” as hoped. Despite any and all simmering differences, Activision and Bungie look to be cooperating as they seek a seamless transition for both companies to move forward. Bungie is set to retain its Destiny IP while Activision is said to commit to bolstering its own original IPs. You can check out more coverage on the the topic from PC Gamer.

WWE 2K19 Rising Star Pack Release Date

WWE 2K19 is opening the year with releasing the much anticipated Rising Stars Pack. The pack is said to include the likes of Candice LeRae, Dakota Kai, Lacey Evans, Lio Rush, Maria Kanellis and Mike Kanellis, and Ricochet. The pack will go for $9.99, free for those with the Season Pass. You can pick up the WWE 2K19 Rising Star Pack starting January 22.

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