The FBI report on #GamerGate is now out and about for the public to consume. It covers a number of different instances of reported harassment, many of which turned out to be false flags, troll attempts or young boys playing on the phone. However, if you check headlines from the media it all looks like there’s more thread-weaving than a knitting competition at the regional AARP annual convention.
The reality is that the FBI report doesn’t coincide with the media’s three-year campaign of calling #GamerGate a harassment and terrorist group. So the media has opted to spin stories to use their “fake news” to convince people that 1) the FBI is incompetent, like The Verge and Gizmodo, and 2) #GamerGate managed to outsmart all the law enforcement, like The Register. Few people had the common sense to finally conclude that zero evidence of #GamerGate being a harassment campaign might actually mean that the media lied and that, ya know, #GamerGate isn’t a harassment campaign.
It makes me feel so proud when a person following SJW media finally gains an ounce of self awareness. These stories and so much more in this January 28th, 2017 edition of the Weekly Recap.
Rhianna Pratchett Finally Drops The Hammer On Games Media
Rhianna Pratchett, the writer of various books and video games, including the two Tomb Raider Reboots, finally spoke out against the complete butchering of the Tomb Raider content by the media, who went on and on about “rape culture”. She’s a few years too late but better late than never, right? Hollow Knight has been cancelled for the Wii U and shifted to the Nintendo Switch, due out at some point later in the year. The modders have finally released the uncensored voices for Criminal Girls: Invite Only on the Steam version for PC. Halo Wars 2 won’t feature resource management, but has replaced it instead with deck building via cards, similar to a skill system in MOBA card games. And the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will feature multiple alternate endings depending on the decisions you make throughout the game.
Yandere Dev Warns Other Devs About Twitch
After Yandere Simulator managed to get banned from Twitch for nebulous reasons, the developer has spent the last year trying to figure out why. Twitch has dodged him at every turn, sending him in circles and not explaining why they banned the game. The developer sent out a word of warning to other developers that be careful what kind of content you include in your game because they could drop the banhammer on you next. I Am Setsuna was announced as a launch game for the Nintendo Switch, and it will be arriving on March 3rd for the console. A new top-down shooter called Mr. Shifty adds a really cool dynamic to the action game genre by allowing players to teleport around. And Summer Lesson is scheduled to launch in early 2017 in the West as a digital download along with some brand new DLC.
EVO 2017 Lineup Revealed
Sporting some fresh new faces from 2016, EVO 2017 has a strong lineup of some awesome fighting games due to drop at this year’s event in Las Vegas, Nevada. The official list rolled out and includes fan-favorites like King of Fighters XIV and Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator 2, as well as mainstream games like Street Fighter V and the upcoming Injustice 2. The Banner Saga 3 has officially headed onto Kickstarter seeking $200,000. The third game will also be the final game in the trilogy, completing a comprehensive story centered around the fall of the Norse world, and the wrath of the gods upon the people. The story of struggle and survival never felt as heartbreaking as it does in The Banner Saga. And the VR update for Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 has gone live… but it’s only available for those in Japan.
FBI Releases #GamerGate File To The Public
In case you doubted the original FBI FOIA request that was released out into the wild back in December, the full case file has been made public through the FBI’s own website. You can actually download the file and read it over for yourself. As per usual, there’s no evidence that #GamerGate was actually an organized harassment campaign. Marvel made an odd move and teamed up with Square Enix, Eidos Montreal and Crystal Dynamics to work on a new game due for release in 2018. No info on the game until 2018. And Nick Monroe put together an editorial defending Bastion in Overwatch after he was severely nerfed following the beta.
Polygon Continues To Fail At Ethics
To no one’s surprise, Polgyon has managed to fail to disclose ties to someone they were close with while promoting their game. The editorial was designed to help spread awareness of a close friend’s game, but they ended up failing the basic #GamerGate litmus test. BioWare’s release of the crew trailer for Mass Effect: Andromeda has revealed that they’ve decided to move away from the pretty people they had in the other three games and focus more on generic looking average folk. Conan Exiles has been priced ahead of its Early Access release and it’ll cost you $29.99. Here’s a review of the 16-bit inspired beat-’em-up game 99Vidas. And Civilization VI will be receiving mod support via Steam Workshop soon enough.