Every week it seems like video game journalists become less and less oriented around the community they’re supposed to service, and they seem to wall themselves in behind a fringe minority constantly calling for censorship and walled gardens. That was pretty much the theme of this week, as the Street Fighter V modding community came under fire by Maddy Myers and the Steam community, along with Valve, came under fire by Nathan Grayson from Kotaku and a writer from GamesIndustry.biz.
Despite the silly antics from the pests we call game journalists, there was actually some good news throughout the week. We found out that Battlefield 1 will not be yet another sci-fi shooter game, but will instead take place during World War I. The change was welcome enough to see it trending all day long across social media. And as the headline for this week’s recap states, Valve has implemented a more consumer-friendly user review setup that makes it easy to find out about a game’s history as well as it’s current state of development. These stories and a little bit more in this May 7th, 2016 edition of the Weekly Recap here at One Angry Gamer.
Street Fighter V’s Nude Mod Conundrum
Apparently some gaming journalists aren’t so fond of the nudie scene that’s so pervasive in the modding community for games like Street Fighter V. In fact, one journalist went so far as to suggest that maybe the hyper-sexualization featured in some modding communities needs to change if they want to be more inclusive. Sega and Relic Entertainment have announced that a new Dawn of War game is on the way, appropriately called Warhammer 40K: Dawn of War III. The official release date for Arkane Studios and Bethesda’s upcoming Dishonored 2 has been set, and gamers can seek to get their hands on it come this November. Curious how to get every trophy in DOOM? Well, check out this handy guide. And Activision and Infinity Ward have officially announced Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare… and fans weren’t all too pleased with the game’s sci-fi themes.
Steam Overhauls User Reviews For Better Consumer Protection
After getting plenty of complaints about the way the user review section works in Steam, Valve has finally decided to do something about it. The company overhauled the user reviews to add a checkbox for disclosures and make it more consumer-friendly for finding out whether or not a game sucks. KontrolFreek already has licensed merchandise ready for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, this time it’s the FPS Freek S.C.A.R., a thumbstick extender for the PS4 and Xbox One. Naughty Dog has revealed that they had plans on including split-screen multiplayer for Uncharted 4 at launch, but things got a little out of hand and it wasn’t possible for them at the time… however, they do plan on revisiting the future at some point down the line. The old-school Fear Effect is being remade as Fear Effect Sedna, set to arrive on the PS4 and Xbox One… assuming they can gather the funds through Kickstarter. And Star Wars: The Force Unleashed is currently available to play as a backwards compatible title on the Xbox One, which was announced along with a new Star Wars game by Respawn Entertainment.
GTA 3 Added To Hall Of Fame
Rockstar may have indefinitely rustled the jimmies of Jack Thompson until he became disbarred with their GTA titles, but they certainly didn’t rustle the jimmies of The Strong’s Museum of Play, who added GTA III and five other titles to the 2016 World Video Game Hall of Fame. The official release date for the Japanese release of Persona 5 has been set. The highly anticipated MMO from Nexon called Riders of Icarus have opened up pre-orders with the founder’s packs, and you can get the details on what each pack contains and how much they’ll cost. Star Trek Online is still trucking ahead and they’ve even let loose a new expansion to showcase that the game has renewed vigor in the online space. And if you’re a fan of Warhammer, you’ll be pleased to know that Creative Assembly’s Total War: Warhammer will have official mod support ahead of its May 24th release.
Game Journalists Blame Valve For Toxic Communities
Apparently there are toxic communities on Steam and the community was never notified about it. That’s according to Rob Fahey from GamesIndustry.biz, who managed to take some pot shots at Valve for not hiring in SJWs to police communities on Steam. Tree of Savior gamers have run into some serious issues with the servers, having to deal with DDoS attacks and not being able to log into the game due to excessive server maintenance. EA and DICE officially unveiled the next entry in Battlefield, and it’s called Battlefield 1. It takes place during World War I, with a large focus on team-based play, melee combat and multi-vehicle gameplay. Nintendo is also expecting to make up for the losses from the Wii U’s sales in 2017 with the Nintendo NX. They don’t say how this is going to happen but apparently it’s going to happen.