Weekly Recap May 13th:Kotaku’s Fake News Flub, EA Puts Mass Effect On Ice
Weekly Recap

The week ending on May 13th wrapped up with a few more ethical issues from outlets like the Huffington Post, Mashable, Buzzfeed and Kotaku. Out of them all only Kotaku had the balls to apologize for publishing blatantly false information… also known as “fake news”. The others had no remorse, and since there’s no recourse for publishing defamatory fake news in today’s society, they’ve just gone on with business as usual and a minor update blurb about the news being fake.

Additionally, Electronic Arts both praised and backhand slapped Mass Effect after the Andromeda debacle. CEO Andrew Wilson extolled BioWare Montreal’s latest efforts during the earnings call to investors, but he secretly had studio downsized and the Mass Effect brand has been shelved and put on ice. That’s what they get for going full SJW. These stories and more in this May 13th, 2017 edition of the Weekly Recap.

 


Huffington Post Goes Full Retard On #GamerGate

A citation-free post on the Huffington Post from Ian P. Buckingham has caused ripple waves in the world of “fake news”, letting everyone know that mainstream news media still can’t be trusted, even when reporting on simple things like #GamerGate. The Rising Storm 2 closed beta became playable this week starting on May 11th, giving gamers a small taste of what’s to come for the upcoming first-person shooter. Overkill’s The Walking Dead has been pushed back all the way to the latter half of 2018. The French Electoral Commission forbade news media from reporting on the Macron e-mail leaks, hoping that the censorship of the event would lead to a victory for Presidential hopeful… and it did. And new rumors for details on the next Assassin’s Creed have surfaced and it could end up taking place in Egypt.

 


New Metroid For Nintendo Switch?

So how well did the sequel to the 2013 horror title stack up? Well… well enough. The game dives deep into the occult, with lots of rape and murder, and plenty of infanticide. Of course, if you’re not into baby killing this probably won’t be the game for you, but you can check out our Outlast 2 review just to be sure. New images popped up for Knack 2 ahead of the game’s big reveal during this upcoming E3. Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles managed to secure a release date of July 18th later this summer for PS4 and Steam. Call of Duty: Black Ops 3’s final zombies DLC will actually be a compilation pack of all the previous zombie maps that Treyarch worked on… and it’s expensive as heck. And finally, there could be a new Metroid game in the works for the Nintendo Switch. Keep thy fingers crossed.

 


Kotaku Gets Caught And Apologizes For Pushing Fake News

Well, well, well… it looks like it’s about ethics in journalism after all. After getting caught out not fact-checking a piece about some trolls trolling for the sake of catching large outlets like Buzzfeed and other SJW-driven media out for their bias and agenda driven drivel, Kotaku actually apologized for publishing fake news. It’s a story worthy of a thousand keks. And speaking of ethics in journalism… a #GamerGate supporter wants to take a gonzo approach to history telling by putting together an ebook about the actual facts and events that created and perpetuated the phenomenon known as #GamerGate. The project is on IndieGoGo right now. EA and Ghost Games also announced that one of the main features of this year’s Need For Speed outing is that the game will feature offline single-player and the ability to pause the game… that’s right… you can pause the game! And fans of SNK’s King of Fighters can rejoice because King of Fighters XIV will launch on Steam for PC this month.

 


BioWare Downsizes While Game Gets Delayed And Mass Effect Is Patched

Lots and lots of Mass Effect news here. The first bit is that Electronic Arts has delayed BioWare’s mystery project codenamed “Dylan” being worked on at the Austin, Texas office. They say it wasn’t because of Mass Effect: Andromeda but let’s face it… it’s because of Mass Effect: Andromeda. In fact, reports have indicated that BioWare Montreal has been downsized and moved to other support projects after the Mass Effect: Andromeda failure. The latest rumors for Far Cry 5 indicate that the new game could be a first-person shooter, and after begging Sega since forever for the game, they announced that Platinum Games’ Vanquish is coming to PC on Steam at the end of May.

 


Not Many People Plan To Buy Xbox Scorpio

The Xbox Scorpio has a real uphill struggle to overcome, with only 13% of hardcore gamers interested in buying the system this fall, according to a Nielsen Media report. A new FMV game is on the way called The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker, and it’s receiving quite a bit of hype for what it plans to achieve, being a new-school FMV mystery experience with a new way for players to interact with the characters. Nearly 13% of gamers haven’t been buying new games because they feel they would rather play their back catalog of games instead. Square Enix has severed ties with Hitman developer IO Interactive. And it turns out that 77% of fans of e-sports are males… proving that while 50% of total gamers may be female, a majority of males are the hardcore gamers.


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