What a wild and crazy ride this week was, eh? July wanted to go out with a bang, like a virgin college student with a backpack full of Molly and a neon-glow rave party where everyone is waiting for them with a bit of ecstasy on their tongue and energy in their eyes.
We kicked things off with Vice dropping the hammer on one of the founders of their gaming section, Mike Diver, and then we kicked it into higher gear with Angry Joe imploding. Things didn’t slow down from there, as we saw Call of Duty: WW2 making front page news because the co-founder blew his handle on fans over swastikas; and a raunchy game like House Party captured the attention of the gaming universe after getting removed and then reinstated on Steam after SJWs on the Right and the Left teamed up to lynch the head on the boner of freedom. Oh yeah, and that’s not even talking about Tumblrettes screeching internally until they rioted on social media, sending death and rape threats to a female artist for gender-bending the DILFs from Dream Daddy.
These stories and so much more in this super packed and highly charged July 29th, 2017 edition of the Weekly Recap.
Vice Lays Off Mike Diver
One of the baiters for #GamerGate content at Vice’s Waypoint outlet, Mike Diver, has been given the boot. Diver originally joined Waypoint as the creator of the gaming portal but was then replaced as editor-in-chief over Waypoint by Austin Walker, Vice’s diversity hire. A Western beta release for Gundam Versus has been announced, giving gamers an opportunity to play the mech fighting game ahead of release. Sega announced that a new Sega Drivers World Championship arcade racing game will release in 2018, and some location tests have currently been taking place over in Japan. And we’ve got a review up for Superhot VR.
Call of Duty: WW2 Virtue Signal Edition
The co-founder of Sledgehammer Games reprimanded a gamer for asking about Swastikas in the Nazi Zombies mode for Call of Duty: WW2. Quite naturally, a bunch of people weren’t too happy about Sledgehammer politicizing Call of Duty: WW2 in order to virtue signal. Rumors have run rampant that Borderlands 3 will release either in late 2018 or early 2019. We have up a review of Aven Colony for the PS4, detailing what major changes have taken place from the PC version to the PS4 version. And we also have a review up for the adventure game Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles, which actually has no combat whatsoever.
Angry Joe Implodes
Angry Joe Vargas seems to have imploded on his own community after a sizable portion of his subscribers decided to throw some shade his way after he announced that he would be going on vacation for two months and that he would be scaling back on his Angry Game Reviews. The backlash was so bad that he ended up disabling comments on his videos and disabling ratings, blaming his community for trying to take over his content and ruin his life. The Sims 4 is coming to the Xbox One and PS4 later this year during November. The game House Party was removed from Steam following complaints, but we don’t know exactly who complained and about what exactly. A trans developer decided to fight back against Donald Trump and his military trans ban by focusing their game specifically on a trans character. And the SNES Classic Edition pre-orders have been cancelled by Walmart because there was apparently a “glitch” in the system that allowed people to pre-order early.
House Party Removed And Returns To Steam
A roller coaster ride of emotions is what Eek! Games must have been feeling this week when their game was on the receiving end of a organized campaign from Social Justice Warriors to have House Party removed from Steam. The game was later returned to Valve’s service after the game was censored. But don’t worry, there’s an uncensored patch available. Electronic Arts wants to pursue game streaming and subscription-based game services more aggressively over the next couple of years, likely through the expansion of Origin Access and EA Access. And Capcom hasn’t been doing all that well when it comes to sales, with Resident Evil 7 underperforming and Street Fighter V basically stalling as far as install base figures are concerned. Oh yeah, Facebook rejected a Kickstarter ad for the card game Out of the Woods. And a female artist decided to call it quits on social media after Tumblr SJWs went full ham and threatened her incessantly following a picture she made of some gender-bent MILFs based on the dads from the dating sim, Dream Daddy.