There’s really only one story this week that rustled jimmies worse than Microsoft raping your computer and putting Windows 10 on it against your wishes, and that’s Google and Apple’s mandate to have a developer censor their games to cover up the cleavage, thighs and midriff of their fictional female characters in the game Dragon Heroes.
It’s bad enough that South Korea has a pretty strict setup over in their country when it comes to content and user policing, but it’s even worse when fan-service games get hit with the censorship hammer by private American corporations. Home of the free? I don’t think so. Land of the brave? More like land of the offended.
Anyway, these stories were coupled with other big news, including Las Vegas wanting to get in on e-sports betting, Tetris becoming a movie, and some more corruption in the games journalism ring, this time from Critical Distance. All of these stories and so much more in this May 21st, 2016 edition of the Weekly Recap here at One Angry Gamer.
E-Sports Wants To Be More Diverse
The ESL has formed the WESA body to not only help with anti-doping measures and helping better organize and schedule league events within e-sports, but they also want to use WESA to help spread and grow diversity within the league. Socjus at work. On a more lighthearted note, gamers are absolutely in love with DOOM. The review report indicates that a large majority of players really enjoy the the fast-paced, first-person shooter campaign mode and weapon selection. And Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE for the Wii U has been hit with even more censorship, this time with the “vag bones”, or pelvic mesh being removed from one of the female characters in order to make her less… attractive.
Windows 10 Ravages Windows 7 & 8 Operating Systems
If you have Windows 7 or Windows 8 installed, be prepared to get bombarded with pop-up messages from Microsoft requesting for you to upgrade your OS to Windows 10. Even worse yet is that they’re literally forcing the OS onto systems through a recommended update to automatically put Windows 10 onto your computer whether you like it or not. Nintendo is getting into the movie business, only this time they’re going to try not to repeat the disaster that was the 1993 Super Mario Bros film. After only two years of operation, Project Spark is no more. The game has been shutdown by Microsoft and all user creations will go offline in August. And the latest Cemu emulator update has gone live with a number of fixes and updates to the core functionality so that it runs smoother, runs more efficient and runs Wii U games faster than ever before.
Tetris Is Becoming an $80 Million Dollar Movie
I don’t know how they’re going to pull it off, but a Chinese billionaire is investing into turning Tetris into a live-action motion picture. No one with a right mind in their head and a good head on their shoulders thinks that it’s a good idea, but maybe they’ll surprise us. A couple of noteworthy games also launched, including Homefront: The Revolution the indie remake of Shadow of the Beast and Shadwen. A new Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 is on the way this year for home consoles and PC, and a new Battle Royale-style game is on the way called Islands of Nyne.
Paragon Beta Goes Free-to-Play May 26th
If you haven’t already signed up for the alpha and you want to try out the cross-platform MOBA from Epic Games, Paragon, you’ll be able to do so starting May 26th. System Shock Remastered will be heading to Kickstarter in June, and there’s a brief teaser trailer to give gamers an idea of what to expect from the remastered edition. A new VR device called the Pico Neo will make its debut this June at E3 and launch sometime in the fall for Android devices. The second theatrical trailer for Ghostbusters went online and it’s getting just as much hate as the first trailer. And a remastered version of Batman: Return to Arkham is set to go live this June for the Xbox One and PS4… sorry, no PC version for the PCMR.
Critical Distance COIs Discovered
More than two dozen conflicts of interest were discovered between Critical Distance and Silverstring Media. A compilation of those COIs were put together by the good diggers of #GamerGate. New details have emerged for CD Projekt Red’s Blood and Wine DLC for The Witcher 3. Microsoft will be releasing Halo 5’s Forge on Windows 10 later this year, allowing PC gamers to make maps for Halo 5 and for Xbox gamers to play them. Gran Turismo Sport for the PS4 is due for release this November. And Prison Architect will launch on the Xbox One and PS4 at the end of June.
Dragon Heroes Forced To Get Censored By Google And Apple
The whole censorship thing is starting to become more overbearing by the game. This time a developer has claimed that they had to completely alter their product in order to stay on the app stores of Google and Apple, so in result they covered up the thighs and titties in their title Dragon Heroes. A new developer diary for Syberia 3 reveals that the game has gone full 3D as opposed to the static rendered look of the previous games. A new game called Vigor Road is set to rival the likes of Mad Max, assuming it can survive Kickstarter. Fans aren’t entirely thrilled with Gran Turismo Sport’s latest trailer, mostly due to the fact that the graphics aren’t all that hot. Oh yeah, and Las Vegas wants to really get in on that e-sports betting… real bad. And if you live in Morocco? Don’t! They’ve banned online gaming that features voip services.