This is one of those weeks where there we had a lot of bad happen, some good, and lots of bullcrap in between. The biggest news of the week is obviously that 3D Realms and Voidpoint decided to bend the knee to an outrage campaign put together by ResetEra. This resulted in Ion Fury being censored, users on the forum being banned, reviews being flagged, and reputations tanking faster than China’s economy after Trump laid the tariffs on them like Epstein laid hands on underage girls.
3D Realms and Voidpoint weren’t the only ones who went to war with gamers. Respawn Entertainment also decided to get into a tussle with fans over microtransactions, of all things. And while I know that I said good things took place during the week as well and so far these last two paragraphs have been about bad things, the one win that we did score against the woke warriors and cultural Commissars is that Gillette’s $8 billion write-down did not take place without recourse. They lost so much money that they had to admit defeat and that getting woke caused them to go broke, so now they’re veering away from social justice campaigns. A small but notable win, no doubt.
These stories and more in this August 24th, 2019 edition of the Weekly Recap.
Apex Legends Developers Nuke Their Reputation
Respawn Entertainment decided to scuttle their reputation with an attack on their own community, claiming that gamers are ungrateful and mean. This resulted in the community firing back against the Respawn developer, pointing out that the reason gamers were angry about the Apex Legends event was because the prices for the content was off the charts, and that gamers would be less angry if developers were less greedy. DC Comics has handed off Harley Quinn to another writer, this time a feminist with sympathies for Antifa. Oh and did I mention they changed the seductive Poison Ivy into a black girl with an afro? Because yeah, that happened. Speaking of race swaps, Amazon’s upcoming take on Wheel of Time is also rocked with some major casting controversy, as three key characters went from being vanilla cream sandwiches to burnt toast. And as if BioWare didn’t have problems enough as it is, one of the lead producers who worked on Mass Effect: Andromeda has parted ways with the studio.
Ion Fury Devs Kill Their Own Career By Allowing ResetEra To Rape Their Reputation
Voidpoint is dead. They killed themselves after allowing ResetEra to rape their reputation. That den of pedo-bait complained about Ion Fury until Voidpoint and 3D Realms apologized to those degenerate scumbags, and then vowed to censor the retro-themed first-person shooter. But it got worse. They then decided to ban anyone from the forums who even brought up ResetEra, and then deleted and censored threads from users who brought up the game being censored due to ResetEra. This was accompanied by the head moderator publicly proclaiming he hated gamers. Screw them and screw Ion Fury. There’s a special place in the depths of Tartarus for game developers who betray gamers.
Epic Games Acquires More Timed Exclusives
Epic Games has acquired more timed exclusives, this time with a highly anticipated title in the mix in the form of Oddworld: Soulstorm. Other titles include The Cycle, Magic The Gathering Arena, and KINE to name a few. You won’t be seeing these games on Steam or other PC digital distributors until a year from now. Sony has purchased Insomniac Games following the blockbuster sales of Marvel’s Spider-Man. Lizardcube dropped a new trailer for Streets of Rage 4, revealing the very unpopular new black character, Cherry Hunter. CD Projekt Red announced that Cyberpunk 2077 is coming to Google’s streaming service Stada. Meanwhile Google’s video arm, YouTube, came down on American Krogan and terminated his account. On the good side, though, GameInformer laid off a bunch of people after getting woke and going broke. And famed Japanese developer Takashi Iwade passed away recently, leaving behind a reputable legacy in the form of Panzer Dragoon, Yakuza and Jet Grind Radio.
Ion Fury Devs Remove Negative Reviews Pointing Out Censorship
The 3D Realms and Voidpoint saga continues, this time with the studios flagging negative user reviews in hopes of getting some of the banned in light of the censorship fiasco. The future of gaming continues to look bleak, as Razer, the peripheral company, has teamed up with Tencent, the devil of Chinese gaming, and the two are working on a cloud gaming project… together. Digital copies of Forza Motorsport 6 will cease to be made available after mid-September. As a consolation for the removal of the game from the Microsoft Store, Microsoft has discounted all of the game’s DLC by 95% off. Nintendo continues to make no friends in the YouTube space, copyright blocking dozens of videos featuring music from many of their most popular games.
Gillette Turns Away From Wokeness After Going Broke
Gillette got woke at the start of the year with one of the wokest series of marketing ads you could ever imagine. However, it cost them… it cost them big. How big? Well, they ended up losing $8 billion on that bet, so now they’re trying to win back the customers they turned away by refocusing the marketing in a completely different direction and away from social justice. There’s an R18+ restoration patch in the works for Nora to Oujo to Noraneko Heart, with a group of fans looking to restore the H-scenes in the English version of the game on Steam. And Richard Garfield, one of the chief designers on Valve’s Artifact, claimed that the reason people hated the game the way they did was because it was due to all the negativity and not enough people giving it a chance. Ha!