Over the weekend last week the PlayStation Experience played host to a number of huge announcements, including the newest Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite and the revelation that The Last of Us: Part II is in the works.
The rest of the week was mostly the typical stuff, including the FOIA for the FBI’s investigation into #GamerGate, where they revealed that the only notable threats that were reported were non-credible jokes and trolls from kids and edgy persons who allegedly came from the SomethingAwful.com forums. Oh yeah, and YouTube is now censoring PizzaGate on the grounds of harassment. These stories and more in this December 10th, 2016 edition of the Weekly Recap.
Last Of Us Part II And Marvel Vs Capcom Infinite
A bunch of really big games were announced over the weekend at this year’s PlayStation Experience. This included Last of Us: Part II, which is currently running on a brand new game engine, and Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite, which is set to arrive in 2017 for Xbox One, PS4 and PC. They also announced a new Warhammer 40K: Space Wolf strategy game, which will be released on Steam in early 2017. Naughty also has a brand new Uncharted game in the works starring two ladies called The Lost Legacy, and there were a bunch of other games announced for PlayStation as well, including Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy and Full Throttle Remastered, which is set to arrive on home consoles and PC. The weekend also revealed a new MechWarriors 5 game being in the works, and a veteran game developer with 20 years of experience offering his take on #GamerGate.
FBI Concludes #GamerGate Case And Finds Nothing Substantial
The FBI realized they were being trolled hard when all of their investigations into the threats and harassment supposedly emanating from #GamerGate all turned out to be from similar people and all of them were either jokes or troll messages based on popular internet memes. Thus, after a year of investigating, the FBI closed down their #GamerGate case due to a lack of actionable evidence. A new demo for the PC version of NieR: Automata is set to release soon, just ahead of the official PC launch of the game. A new trailer for Transformers: The Last Knight hints at the appearance of Unicron, and beta sign-ups for Dreadnought and Ghost Recon: Wildlands have gone live. Oh yeah, and IMZY censored an article because people complained that it didn’t share the same view as them.
PizzaGate Censored On YouTube
A Donald Trump staff member was fired supposedly for tweeting out about PizzaGate. This was followed by YouTube clamping down on PizzaGate by claiming that videos discussing the conspiracy are “harassment”. The video service has begun censoring PizzaGate videos. On the lighter side of news, IGN has updated their disclosure policies, to better inform readers about sponsored content and advertising programs running on the site. A new point-and-click game from the makers of Monkey Island have come up with a game called Thimbleweed Park. Square Enix will be releasing free DLC in addition to paid DLC for Final Fantasy XV, including expanded backstory scenarios for Ravus and some of the other characters. And a new sci-fi space game called Ariel is set to arrive on Steam in early 2017.
YouTube, Microsoft, Facebook Creating Content Blacklist
If you find hate speech or terrorist content online, it’ll no longer simply get blocked from a single social media service, it may end up being censored across all social media services thanks to a new shared hash tagging system that YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Microsoft will be using to distinguish what’s hate speech and what’s terrorist content. Tales of Berseria is supposedly being censored in the North American release of the game. For a little time you can download Assassin’s Creed III for free from the Ubisoft Club. A point-and-click adventure game called Synthetic Love is being labeled a “rape simulator” and it’s all based on the game’s themes and plot. And Jimmy Fallon got some hands-on time with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild on the Nintendo Switch, showcasing the console in action for the first time in a live setting.