Weekly Recap July 23rd: ESPN Bans R. Mika Outfit At EVO 2016

This past week saw some more censorship taking place, this time with Rainbow Mika from Street Fighter V getting the banhammer on the live broadcast at EVO 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Well, technically, the character wasn’t banned… just her default outfit. Apparently a little bit of cleavage and some thick thighs was enough to send blood running down the noses of Smash parents who stayed up past their 10 pm curfew.

More Counter-Strike: Global Offensive gambling news popped up this week, this time involving Valve’s serious crackdown on the sites by giving them 10 days to close up shop or risk the hammer of justice… legal justice. These stories and so much more in this July 23rd, 2016 edition of the Weekly Recap.


Garou Mark Of The Wolves Coming To PS4

SNK Playmore will be publishing Garou Mark of the Wolves on the PS4 and the PlayStation Vita. The classic fighting game will arrive on Sony’s systems with a few extra upgrades and additions. Speaking of SNK, a demo for King of Fighters XIV has gone live this week on the PS4. The official release date for We Happy Few has been set for PC and Xbox One. A brand new expansion for Star Wars: The Old Republic has been announced called Knights of the Eternal Empire. PS4 gamers have been treated to free DLC for Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, featuring the sexy but intellectually stunted Dizzy. A new NXT Edition of WWE 2K17 was announced, featuring fan favorites Shinsuke Nakamura and the Demon Finn Balor.


R. Mika Gets Censored By ESPN At EVO 2016

ESPN has declined to comment after Ryan Harvey made a comment on Twitter stating that Rainbow Mika had to be censored during the top eight finals at this year’s EVO event in Las Vegas, Nevada. Nevertheless, some think this may be a one-off while others think that it’s a sign of times to come. The little mouse that could in Ghost of a Tale will attempt the impossible when it release on Xbox One and PC later this year. A bunch of different media publications jumped onto a story that was actually fabricated by a troll and ran with it, only to later have to make stealth edits. It involved Ghostbusters, by the way. And some new gameplay was showcased for various games, including Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, Tales of Berseria and BlazBlue: Central Fiction.


Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Tanks In Sales

Nintendo and Atlus didn’t really manage to capture an audience with Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE due to the heavy censorship and poor marketing. The game only managed to move 50,000 SKUs during the month of June, this is compared to more than 26,000 units that moved in a single day in Japan during the game’s opening week. Six new Pokemon were revealed for Nintendo’s upcoming Pokemon Sun and Moon. A new demo is set to arrive for the PS4 game, NiOh, in late August… but it won’t last long because it’ll be gone by early September. And Tokyo RPG Factory’s I Am Setsuna has launched for PC and PS4.


Playboy Lays Off Gaming Staff

Playboy Gaming seemed to take a huge blow when it was made public through former staff that the company had let go its digital and print staff in the gaming department. However, Playboy confirmed that they were just trimming down the fat, but everything will continue to operate as normal. New market data has revealed that Unity 3D apps and games are played the most on Android devices, which make up for 82% of the market. A prominent investor believes that Facebook may have messed up in acquiring Oculus Rift for $2.5 billion. And the release date for the first episode of Batman: The Telltale Series has been set for August 2nd.


Valve Misses A Few CS: GO Gambling Sites In C&D Request

Valve sent out a cease and desist letter to 23 different Counter-Strike: Global Offensive gambling rings, including the one TmarTn and ProSyndicate own, CS: GO Lotto. They’re giving the sites 10 days to shutdown or they’ll be bringing the legal banhammer down on them. An e-sports CEO offered his take on the whole gambling situation, explaining that some of these players and teams partake in the whole betting scene to help make ends meet since e-sports right now is actually operating at a loss. 20 minutes of gameplay have been revealed for the game Persona 5, featuring lots of new story and mechanics on display. And The Bug Butcher was denied classification in Australia because it contained a speed boost that used a syringe… by the way, the game is a 2D side-scroller about shooting and killing bugs.


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