It’s the last day of the week, in the final week of the month, for the last month of 2016, and it’s the recap to recap all recaps. Well, not really. It’s just a standard weekly recap only it happens to land on New Year’s Eve, where we say goodbye to 2016 and all of the corruption exposed by Wikileaks during the presidential elections, where there were more scandals in those e-mails than little kids at a Podesta pizza party. On the bright side, we get to say hello to everything that 2017 has to offer… including a brand new President of the United States of America, and tons of new games that most people are hoping and praying aren’t tainted by SJWs.
There was way too much crap that happened in 2016 to cover it all in one recap, but you could best sum up the year as pretty wild ride. And of course, any time #GamerGate is involved… the ride never ends. Of course, we still had some cool news in the form of Ultimate Marvel Vs Capcom 3 being confirmed for a Steam release. There was Star Citizen news about upgrading to the Lumberyard Engine with improved multiplayer and network sharing support. And then we had great laugh-out-loud news like Ars Technica saying that Gearbox Software is on deathwatch. These stories and so much more in this final Weekly Recap of 2016 here at One Angry Gamer.
Star Citizen Upgrades To Lumberyard Engine
The Lumberyard is based on the CryEngine so CIG managed to take the same rendering capabilities from CryEngine but get all of the benefits from Amazon’s AWS for Star Citizen. Fanatec may have accidentally leaked that Forza Motorsport 7 is on the way, and according to the CEO they’re putting a big focus on PC gaming this time around. A sample version of Freedom Planet 2 is set to go live at the end of January in 2017, and it will also be on display at the upcoming PAX South. And Comcast can charge you an arm and a leg for the bandwidth that you use, but they withhold the right to tell exactly what’s being consumed from where and how much.
Tales of Berseria Rated ‘T’ For Teen
After suffering some censorship, Tales of Berseria has managed to secure a Teen rating from the ESRB for partial nudity, some blood and alcohol. Pre-registration has opened up for Clash of Dawn, the new MOBA-style MMO for mobile devices that was themed off of and inspired by Diablo. There are new maps and changes added to War of Rights, the Civil War themed shooting sim. A new mod for Fallout 4 adds some outfits and assets from Cyberpunk 2077, but some of the stuff is NSFW. Speaking of mods, Street Fighter V received some new mods featuring a sexy bikini for Juri and her classic legacy outfit from Street Fighter IV. And there’s a cheeky new series of videos dedicated to appreciating the pantsu and skirt of 2B from NieR: Automata.
Gravity Rush Anime Released
The Gravity Rush anime that bridges together the events of the first game and the second game has gone live, featuring two short animations that clock in at around seven minutes each. Pixelmage Studios’ Hero’s Song has been cancelled and the development studio has closed down for good. Square Enix’s King’s Knight – which made a reappearance in Final Fantasy XV recently – has been delayed further into 2017 after originally being pegged for a 2016 release. Epic Battle Simulator is a new massive battle sim that has a lot of people excited for a lot of reasons… 10,000 reasons to be exact. And there’s a new XWVM mod for the original 1993 X-Wing MS-DOS game that features all new, updated assets built within the Unity 3D game engine.
AutoWorldNews Violates FTC Standards
If it weren’t for #GamerGate being vigilant about ethics in media journalism, certain sites would never stop being unethical. Another culprit of violating the FTC standards is GameNGuide, a subsidiary of the AutoWortldNews network. Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 is coming to PC this upcoming March in 2017, and it’s the complete edition with all of the DLC included. Viewers became incensed with the slanted news from the U.K’s Channel 4 outlet, and after approaching them about it, they deferred the blame to ITN. Furthermore, viewers don’t even know if their complaints are actually being forwarded to the Channel 4 news staff. And Running With Scissors have released the full source code for Postal to the public, allowing developers of all kinds the world around to make whatever kind of project they want for whatever platform they please.
Gearbox Added To 2017 Deathwatch
Ars Technica decided to round out 2016 by putting a bunch of tech companies on their 2017 Deathwatch. This means that they don’t think these companies will do much more than bite the dust in the forthcoming year. Well, guess who made the cut? That’s right… Gearbox Software. NetherRealm Studios may be known for giving their chicks man-faces, but they’ve changed things around with the upcoming Injustice 2, going back to the drawing board and giving their females slightly softer features and overhauling characters such as Supergirl and Wonder Woman. And there’s a new game in the works called Riskers, designed to mimic the top-down action-oriented gameplay that was introduced with the first two GTA games.