This week managed to find itself among one of the few that was genuinely funny due to all the outrage. But then there were also plenty of moments that were absolutely angering, like Valve banning more sexy-time games because a couple of employees are waging a war on the loli, and Sony forcing more censorship.
I’m not sure if people think Sony bailing out of next year’s E3 is good or bad news, but after that lesbian lip-locking showdown at this past year’s conference, I can’t say I’m going to miss having that kind of propaganda shoved down my throat for a second year in a row. Also, speaking of outrage, She-Ra and the Princesses of Power fans got absolutely livid at the idea of the show being criticized by anti-SJWs, and now they’re racing to buff up the Rotten Tomatoes user score and attack anyone on social media who doesn’t bow down the might of Xe-Ra.
These face-palm-worthy stories and more in this November 17th, 2018 edition of the Weekly Recap.
Microsoft Buys Obsidian And InXile
If you were hoping for a resurgence in indie games from companies like Obsidian and InXile Entertainment, put those desires aside because Microsoft just purchased both companies. In a continued effort to tarnish their reputation, Sony has discontinued the Trophy Pass program for the PlayStation Rewards. On the plus side there’s some good tears to slurp with Donald Trump making an appearance in Soul Calibur VI. And Crackdown 3 is still tentatively scheduled to launch in February of 2019 for the Xbox One, but it’s a crapshoot on whether or not it’ll actually be a fun game to play.
Escapist Magazine’s Russ Pitts Equates Right-Wing Conservatives With Nazism
The Escapist Magazine’s editor-in-chief, Russ Pitts, originally claimed that the site had been undertaken by the Alt-Right and Nazis. This caused former staff to sue for defamation, and in response Pitts attempted to defend his comments by trying to paint all Right-wing politics as Nazism. The recent lawsuit from Nintendo against the LoveROMs site ended with Nintendo as the victor, forcing the owners to pay up $12 million as part of the settlement. The Social Justice Warrior propaganda of Doctor Who is starting to catch up with the show, as it’s been steadily losing ratings since they turned the Doctor into a woman. Some SJW NPCs have been running to the defense of the show, though. And the developers of Sense: A Cyberpunk Story confirmed that if Sony has them to censor the game that they will do it, but the PC and Switch versions will remain uncensored.
Valve Maintains The War On Lolicon
Some gamers knew it all along, others never believed that the Taste Police were truly gone, some have had their worldview shattered when it was revealed that, yes, Valve is still censoring games. The latest victim is a game called Imolicious that Jason Ruymen, Valve’s product manager, claimed exploited children. If that wasn’t bad enough, there was a two for one. The other game, was Maomao Discovery Team, which had its store page removed from Steam. Some claim it was because it featured hardcore loli action on the store page, others think it’s just Valve reneging on their word. And in even more censorship news, Game Tengoku CruisinMix on the PS4 had to have a certain fan-service image censored from the game, furthering Sony’s new censorship policy for their console. And in one of the rare treats of good news, EA won’t be adding microtransactions to the remastered editions of old Command & Conquer games.
She-Ra’s Tumblr Fandom Fights To Defend The Fatties
The debut of She-Ra and the Princesses of Power launched on Netflix with all the pomp and circumstance you would expect. The glitz and glamor wasn’t the only thing that launched with the show, though, there was also a lot of tough criticism from normal viewers and fans of the original 1980s version. However, the Tumblr crowd came out in full force to defend the show, saying that anyone who didn’t like it was fatphobic and misogynistic. Paradox Interactive had to completely restructure after White Wolf tried injecting SJWism into a game book, only for the Chechnya government to get involved, resulting in them axing a lot of the staff for creating a furor over a geopolitical matter. And Sony’s censorship has affected some games in a really awful way, such as Nora to Oujo to Noraneko getting a complete censorship overhaul to the point where cleavage, panty shots and fan-service are almost all completely removed from the PS4 version of the game.