This week was completely out of this world. News stories dropped that would make the most fantastical fiction writers anchor their mouths to the floor in shock. Court cases took turns that would even give Ken Block whiplash. Revivals were made that would make Lazarus blush. And even some giants took a toppled from quarterly woes more devastating than Mike Tyson’s financial mismanagement.
To put it all into perspective, the young James Younger is still battling it out to protect the sanctity of his dick against the ravaging whims of a deranged mother. 8Kun is fighting to revive while former owner Hot Wheels is attempting to keep it buried. And Ubisoft has had to delay multiple games due massive failures from top franchises like Ghost Recon and The Division. This is only scratching a surface of this week’s bizarre, wacky, and weird news.
You’ll find these stories and so much more in this October 26th, 2019 edition of the Weekly Recap.
Hot Wheels Tries to Stop 8kun
The government and the media tried desperately to destroy 8chan, resulting in the website being murdered under a barrage of DDoS attacks and a lack of hosting providers. However, Jim Watkins managed to resurrect the site under the new moniker of 8kun, paying homage to 2chan. Yet, Hot Wheels wasn’t satisfied with this and has continually tried attacking and bringing the site down. Daybreak Game Company is hoping to work on Planetside 3, and they have some pretty big plans for the game… assuming they can secure funding through Planetside Arena. There are rumors that Diablo 4 and Overwatch 2 are going to be announced at this year’s Blizzcon. And it looks like Riot is trying to censor China’s human rights violations going on in the mainland by blocking League of Legends users from using the word “Uyghur”.
Japan Whores Out Integrity For Migrants
The luster of Japan’s integrity continues to dwindle away, like Eddie Murphy’s heterosexuality. This time around they’ve decided to import thousands of migrant workers from Pakistan for no discernible reason. Speaking of Japan, THQ Nordic has opened up a THQ Nordic Japan and Microids have also opened a new office in Japan. Lots of Japanese movement going on in the industry. Keeping with the east Asian theme… Blizzard canned the World of Warcraft 15th Anniversary event in Taiwan until further notice, while Larian Studios has indefinitely delayed the release of Divinity: Fallen Heroes until they finish work on Baldur’s Gate 3. And Ken Levine, the maker of BioShock, is currently hiring and staffing up for a new game… but we don’t know what it is just yet.
Gaming Isn’t A Clinical Disorder, Says Research Study
It seems as if it bears repeating more often than not, but video games don’t turn you violate, don’t make you into a rapist, don’t lead you down a path to becoming a sexist, and it turns out there’s no evidence that hardcore gaming is a clinical disorder. One of the producers behind Marvel’s Avengers has talked about why Kamala Khan is the main protagonist of the 3D beat-’em-up title and it’s because they claim she’s “relatable” and a “fangirl”, which would only really matter to people whose hobbies include evaluating market stalls and keeping red sticks of explosive material strapped to their chest. Blizzard is keeping the censorship train rolling, this time by forcibly changing the name of a guild that was called “Make Azeroth Great Again” in World of Warcraft. The Coalition is gearing up to make Gears 6 more feminist-themed pandering by mirroring the art-style around the Hulu series The Handmaid’s Tale. And one of the new characters being introduced into Netflix’s She-Ra and the Princesses of Power will be a “non-gender-conforming” freak played by a “non-gender-conforming” freak.
7-Year-Old Gets His Life Ruined By Crazy Pro-Trans Mother
A 7-year-old going by the name of James Younger will have a rough go of life over the next seven years, as his mother is attempting to turn him trans. A mentally unstable jury ruled in favor of having the 7-year-old end up in sole custody of the crazy mother, which means America has truly embraced Clown World status. According to some reports, Electronic Arts could be making a return to Steam, which would prove to be quite the turnaround for EA. And speaking of Steam, apparently Brazilian gamers have access to non-rated games blocked, but Valve didn’t notify them that it was to comply with Brazilian law, so the only thing Brazilian gamers knew was that some games on Steam are now blocked. Techland is working on a Dying Light crossover with Left 4 Dead 2, but what exactly it entails we don’t know yet. The same could be said for Suda51 and Swery’s new game, Hotel Barcelona, which they hope gets picked up and published by Devolver Digital.
Twitter Social Engineering Spy Outed
A member of the British psyops division was outed as a member of Twitter’s EMEA editorial board. The mainstream media basically ignored the news, but smaller outlets were quick to report on the occurrence. Ghost in the Shell: SAC 2045’s first teaser trailer was not well received by Westerners or Japanese, resulting in a lot of people being disappointed with the end results. It turns out that all the microtransactions and piss-poor gameplay loops in Ghost Recon: Breakpoint resulted in the game being a sales failure, resulting in multiple games being delayed. Speaking of Ubisoft, CEO Yves Guillemot tried to defend their games, claiming that they don’t include pay-to-win elements in them. Even after Starbreeze claimed that they weren’t going to make more DLC for Payday 2, they had to go back on that promise to promote more DLC for the game to fund Payday 3. Sony is looking to sell PlayStation Vue. NordVPN was hacked. And 4chan trolled Bethesda by acquiring the Fallout First website.