Weekly Recap July 30th: #DNCLeaks Revives Shades Of #GamerGate
Weekly Recap
(Last Updated On: July 30, 2016)

Almost to no one’s surprise, the leaks for the Democratic National Committee revealing apparent corruption to undermine POTUS hopeful Bernie Sanders was brushed under the rug by many media outlets. Worse yet is that some journalists tried undercutting the importance of the leaks by saying it was just being spread around by “alt-right dweebs”.

A similar instance happened when the Game Journo Pros e-mail leaks occurred and the media was quick to silence those bringing it up or censor those who made comments about it on gaming websites. The whole corruption bit created a nasty scene at the Democratic National Convention, resulting in walk-outs, boos and a lot of disappointed Bernie Sanders fans who felt as if they had been betrayed. Oh yeah, and Counter-Strike’s E-League debut was pulled from a German television broadcast because they felt Counter-Strike was partially responsible for the Munich massacre. These stories and more in this July 30th, 2016 edition of the Weekly Recap.


DNC Caught Rigging The Primaries With Media’s Help

Leaks from the Democratic National Committee revealed that they helped rig the primaries against Bernie Sanders in order to get Hillary Clinton the top spot as the POTUS hopeful for the Democrats. Some journalists have been attempting to divert the news away by condemning both WikiLeaks and #GamerGate. The censorship and shadowbans handed out by Twitter could have breached antitrust laws, and Twitter has been mum about it all. Two new Sonic games are on the way, one of which is called Sonic Mania and is a throwback to the old-school 16-bit Genesis games. And Square’s Kingsglaive CGI film is prepping to release this August in theaters starting the 19th.

 


Star Marine Set To Release In Update 2.6

After a delay of more than a year, it appears as if the Star Marine module will arrive in update 2.6 for Star Citizen. The adventure game Glitched has managed to get successfully funded over on Kickstarter, which is probably a huge relief for the developers. Satellite Reign has added co-op to the game and it’s available in open beta at the moment at no extra charge for those who own the game, they even discounted the cyberpunk strategy game by 50% to coincide with the release of the co-op mode. And if you’ve been biting your nails and worried about whether or not you would need PS Plus to play No Man’s Sky… there’s some great news… you won’t need it!


Berserk Delayed To Late October

They won’t be censoring it but they will be delaying it. Koei Tecmo has announced that they’re pushing Berserk back to late October to polish it up. Some new DLC is on the horizon for Rainbow Six Siege in Ubisoft’s attempt to revive the shooter franchise. Sega also has a brand new set of mini-consoles on the way, one of which includes 1,000 16-bit games for the Sega Genesis. One highlight of the week is that the highly anticipated We Happy Few has entered into Early Access on Steam and on on the Game Preview program for the Xbox One.


Nintendo NX Could Be A Mobile Hybrid

New information has surfaced potentially indicating that the Nintendo NX could be a hybrid portable device that allows you to hook it up to your TV or take it with you on the go. Ghost In The Shell: First Assault has officially entered into open beta on Steam and through the Nexon website, allowing any and everyone to hop into the beta and play it for themselves… for free. The cooperative shooter Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide is set to land on home consoles this fall. A live-action digital series based on Life is Strange is set to arrive courtesy of Legendary Pictures. Unity version 5.4 has officially released to the public with all new improved OpenVR support. And Facebook and Samsung’s Gear VR has managed to sustain 1 million monthly active users.

 


Counter-Strike E-League Broadcast Pulled In Wake Of Munich Shooting

After a German politician blamed Counter-Strike for the mass shooting in Munich, a German network decided it was just too much to bear and decided to cut ties with broadcasting the e-sports event this weekend. It sets a nasty precedent given that this move seems to certify that the mass marketing of games is dangerous to society. On a lighter note, anime fighting game Blade Arcus From Shining has launched on Steam. We conducted an interview with the developer of the indie title SpiritSphere, as he explains how he designed the whole game in Unity3D using a tablet. The demo date for Tales of Berseria was set in stone for August 4th. And you can sign-up for the Titanfall 2 multiplayer beta test right now.

(Main image courtesy of Mario Padro Jr.)


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