Weekly Recap Aug 13th: Game Bans And #GamerGate Dox

People like Izzy Galvez have continually claimed that #GamerGate were the ones responsible for doxxing and harassment, but it turns out that Izzy Galvez, someone who supposedly helps people who have been abused, was implicated along with a creative director from Ubisoft in an attempt to dox a pro-#GamerGate supporter.

Both Pokemon Go and Valkyrie Drive: Bhikkhuni were banned this week. The pocket monster mobile app was banned in Iran while the lesbian-themed action game for the PS Vita was banned in Australia. There was tons of more stories that rolled out this week in this August 13th, 2016 edition of the Weekly Recap.


Pokemon Go Banned In Iran

Security concerns for Pokemon Go sees the game being banned in Iran. Details on the ban beyond “security concerns” were not highlighted. One game that’s not banned is No Man’s Sky and the vinyl for the game can be purchased along with the digital OST from participating distributors. An interesting new simulator called My Summer Car is seeking votes on Steam Greenlight, and it’s all about a realistic car sim where you scavenge for parts and build a working car during the summer. And the Xbox 360 JRPG classic, Blue Dragon, will land on the backwards compatible list soon for the Xbox One.


Pokemon Go Makes $200 Million In First Month

The first month out for Pokemon Go was a huge one for Niantic Labs, as the company has made an estimated $200 million. The new mobile version of Pokemon managed to make more than Candy Crush Soda Saga and Clash Royale. The noir point-and-click horror adventure game Bear With Me has gone live for PC over on Steam. The first gameplay video for Koei Tecmo’s upcoming Berserk has gone live. And yet another zombie-survival game called Infectonator has managed to launch recently over on Steam.


Valkyrie Drive: Bhikkhuni Banned In Australia

Well that didn’t take long. Pqube’s hack-and-slash, lesbian love-fest has been hit with the giant red stamp marked “Banned”. The PS Vita game, Valkyrie Drive: Bhikkhuni will not be releasing in the land down under after being hit with a summary classification refusal from the Australian ratings board. Joining that is the news that Australia has also banned e-sports betting within the region, this includes gambling on matches, gambling for items and gambling for games. They literally said think of the children. A Gamespot journalist called a gamer “entitled” for wanting to see gameplay footage of Doom VR. And there are some beginner tips and tricks offered for those of you getting into No Man’s Sky that need a bit of help finding your way around the galaxy.


Wikipedia’s Video Game Sourcing Politics

Curious what it takes to be considered a reliable source on Wikipedia? Well, it’s neither an easy nor a consistent process. In fact, there’s a list of things you’ll need to consider that most people might find neurotic. Just Cause 3 is getting some brand new DLC, and Avalanche Studios released some new info on it. Ruin of the Reckless, the game that’s best compared to Nuclear Throne is scheduled to appear on Kickstarter next week starting August 18th. And Microsoft will be re-releasing Remedy Entertainment’s Quantum Break on Steam in September along with a special retail edition.


Ubisoft Creative Director Involved With #GamerGate Doxxing Attempt

A Ubisoft Blue Byte creative director was found to have partaken in a private group in order to dox a #GamerGate supporter. Only, it was all a ruse to expose how the people who claim to be anti-#GamerGate will use any tactics possible to attack their enemies. After censoring the game from top to bottom, it turns out that Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE is basically dead in the water after its second month on sale. The launch of No Man’s Sky on PC has signaled a rather unfortunate scenario where the game’s performance is a lot worse than expected, with lots of frame-rate issues. And a cheeky new nude mod for Street Fighter V has plenty of people talking about what Ryu is packing under that gi.


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