The twists and turns for the stories that dropped this week are beyond crazy. We had censorship news, Bungie trying to breakaway from their pimp Activision, and now some court documents claiming that Randy Pitchford, the president of Gearbox Software had child porn on his USB stick. That’s some crazy-arse stuff right there. And that’s not even to mention that Activision is being investigated for market fraud, or that Blizzard hit Soldier 76’s puckered backside lips with the lisp wand.
But the week started with a big ‘ole hefty helping of fake news kicked off by Kotaku’s resident ethics eunuch, Nathan Grayson. This guy got a fake news story churning about a supposed female e-sports player named Ellie being harassed out of Overwatch’s e-sports league, only Ellie didn’t exist and it was an account made by a dude. Crazy times, eh? The week just escalated from there into meme-worthy territory and this is just the second week of January. These outlandish stories and more in this January 12th, 2019 edition of the Weekly Recap.
Nathan Grayson Defends Publishing Fake News on Kotaku
Yes, Nathan Grayson has actually defended publishing fake news on Kotaku, standing by his initial story about Ellie being harassed out of Overwatch’s e-sports league, even though it turned out it was all a hoax. Grayson’s reason for defending the fake news? Because he would rather believe that a fake female that was never harassed than the actual facts. No, really. There’s a new Alien project in the works starring Amanda Ripley from Alien: Isolation, but it may be a movie, a book, and a game. Zoe Quinn is back in the news, this time because her friend Laura Hudson promoted her comic Goddess Mode in an article on The Verge… without disclosure. And after Jake Paul shilled for a company called Mystery Brand that features real-life loot boxes, the U.K. Gambling Commission decided to get all up inside of Paul’s business after people started reporting the company for gambling.
Blizzard Makes Soldier 76’s Booty A Dick Magnet
Blizzard gayed up Soldier 76. The gruff-speaking, all-American patriot has been given the palate attuned for penile pie. That’s right, the last bastion of red, white, and blue representation of true Western values for the Christian, straight, white male has had his booty cracked open with the dildo of progressivism. There were epileptic fits, there were tears, and most of all there were a lot of porn folders that will never be looked at the same again. Dead or Alive 6 has been delayed so that Team Ninja can balance the game and work on the “expressivity” of the title, which some assume means “censorship”. ThinkGeek decided to apologize for running a ladies’ apparel ad that said they had clothes for chicks with XX chromosomes. The NPC hordes came out frothing at the mouth like rabid hyenas ready to eat the carcass of a lion cub, claiming that saying ladies have XX chromosomes is “cissexist”.
Valve Bans A Bunch of Waifu Games On Steam
A bunch of games have been banned or postponed indefinitely on Steam, including My Erotic Summer, which got banned after being repeatedly denied release on Steam for a couple of months. There was also Moe Reversi that got banned, too, even though that game has no actual nudity or sexual content. But Valve didn’t stop there. The game Food Girls, a Taiwanese visual novel, also got hit with the indefinite release hammer, with Valve postponing the game’s launch on Steam to an undetermined time. Oh, and EA stepped back into the picture to remind everyone that they’re still evil pieces of crap by denying a gamer a right to his refund for Star Wars: Battlefront after he purchased it from Origin.
U.K. Porn ID Mandate Goes Into Effect This Spring
All of you in Britland are about to get butt-bricked by the new U.K., porn ID law, which is expected to take effect at some point this spring. This will require all of U.K., residents to acquire an authentic porn ID to surf websites in the U.K., or access 18+ web material. Dirty Bomb has gone completely free-to-play ahead of shutting down at the end of the year, bringing its four-year tenure on the market to a close. EA is back in the news for denying a young chap a refund for Star Wars: Battlefront, while Valve has banned two more games in the form of D20: Sweet Roll Club and Hentai School Life. But where one door closes another opens. Sunborn released an update for the English version of Girls’ Frontline, enabling gamers to bring back the uncensored artwork for the game. And a former employee of Blizzard outlined how one feminist-sounding employee was racist and sexist towards him and the company didn’t do anything about it.
Randy Pitchford Gets Accused Of Being A Pedo
New court documents have revealed that a former employee is claiming that Gearbox Software’s president, Randy Pitchford, had a USB stick that allegedly contained a collection of child porn on it. How true that is is anyone’s guess, but the battle is far from over. Meanwhile Activision’s battle with shareholders is just getting started as a securities firm is investigating the company for market and securities fraud after the stock price tanked following a number of bad decisions. Team Ninja is chasing after the female fighting audience with Dead or Alive 6, and that means that they had to remove and reduce the clothing damage options. Game journalists showed their true colors by attacking the trans backers for Rimworld. Bungie decided to split from Activision, and they took Destiny with them. And a bunch of the people at Anime Feminist got triggered over the anime The Rising of the Shield Hero because it portrayed the damage that false rape allegations can have on a handsome, young man’s life.