Horizon: Zero Dawn launched this week, and some controversy kicked off over its particular brand of feminism used throughout the story. That wasn’t the only big game that launched this week. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild also launched this week, marking the release of one of the most highly anticipated games this year, and it launched alongside the Nintendo Switch, which has promptly sold out at most places.
BioWare tried staying relevant by claiming that they have strong sexual content and nudity in Mass Effect: Andromeda. It wasn’t news that was received very well given how unattractive gamers have claimed the characters to be, but it is what it is. These stories and more in this March 4th, 2017 edition of the Weekly Recap.
Doom Sequel On The Table
After the smash hit success of Doom from last year, id Software has been riding high with a lot of praise for the badass first-person shooter. Well, the directors of the game have revealed that they’re already looking into a sequel, which is pretty much a no-brainer. Otome games are a popular niche over in Japan with female gamers, but they don’t quite have a stable grounding here in North America, but XSeed Games could change that if there’s demand for Otome games here in the West. Mike Pondsmith also revealed a bit more about the upcoming, and highly anticipated release of the action-RPG from CD Projekt Red, Cyberpunk 2077. And Warner Bros., may have a new Middle Earth game in the works called Middle Earth: Shadow of War due for announcement on March 8th.
BioWare Is Putting Full Nudity Into Mass Effect Andromeda
Even though they’ve gone out of their way to make the characters in Mass Effect: Andromeda seemingly unattractive as opposed to the cast of characters in the previous Mass Effect games, BioWare has said that there will be full nudity and a lot of space sex in the upcoming sci-fi epic. Ghost Recon Wildlands ended up having some tough frame rate issues on the Xbox One and PS4, but it runs decently on the PS4 Pro. Digital Foundry hopes there’s a day-one patch, but it’s probably best to wait for reviews from YouTubers before you dive into a day-one purchase. Also, a new beat-’em-up is on the way that actually relies on beating enemies using passive move instead of offensive attacks, and it’s called Way of the Passive Fist.
Horizon Vs Nier: Feminism vs Egalitarianism
Guerrilla Games’ Horizon takes a decidedly different approach to the way they convey their characters in the game compared to Platinum Games’ Nier: Automata. There’s a breakdown on how one focuses on feminism and the other uses egalitarianism to convey their very similar yet different stories. There’s a new Battle Royale type game in the works called Playerunknown Battleground that’s in closed beta testing, and it could be the new sleeper hit of the year if the devs play their cards right. Star Wars: Battlefront 2 is expected to be revealed at a special event in Orlando. And here are the top 5 best .io games on the web right now.
Anti-#GamerGate Journalist Arrested By FBI For Death Threats, Harassment
The universe sure knows how to put everything in its place. A journalist who adopts progressive politics decided to harass, cyberstalk and send death threats to his ex-girlfriend for leaving him. This came after he condemned #GamerGate for being a harassment campaign. Former journalist Juan Thompson’s death threats, rape threats and cyberstalking did not go unheeded, and the SJW menace was promptly arrested by the FBI. There’s a new video up from the Game Theorist that theorizes that Nintendo could have an extra trick up their sleeve when it comes to the Nintendo Switch, and it could actually be VR capable. Yandere Simulator will be published by tinyBuild, and Sean Murray from No Man’s Sky fame is coming up with his own digital platform for indie devs, similar to Steam Direct.