The biggest gaming news of the week: August 19, 2022
It’s time to reflect on the silliness of video games, folks. Again, we have to grudgingly accept that Breath of the Wild 2 no longer comes out in 2022. It’s a hell of a burden to bear.
Contrary to Last weekthere’s been a steady stream of fun announcements over the past few days. Wave Race 64 returns after years to be a distant memory, and Saints Row arrives soon after. During this time we had teasing for red fall and The last of us part 1 – both of which are prime examples of the beauty of current-gen console gaming.
As a reminder, some QuakeCon giveaways are up for grabs, courtesy of Epic and Game pass. So jump on it while the offers are still valid!
Ok, that’s the honorable mentions down. Let’s roll up our sleeves and get into the headlines of the week.
After an unfathomable amount of memes counting down to this exact moment, Goku and the gang are in Fortnite. Everyone has been absolutely go bananas above Dragon Ball x Fortnite event, and who can blame them? We now live in a world where Ellen Ripley can perform Kamehameha, devastating countless other pop culture icons. Really, Epic’s Metaverse is now the virtual equivalent of banging random action figures together.
Amazon promoted its To fall TV show for quite some time. There have been promises that it will stay true to video games, and some leaked photos together confirm this. At least from a visual point of view, since the propaganda posters and Vault Boy bunkers are there. Sadly, you’ll have to trust us on this one – all photos have been hit by DMCA complaints and have been removed from social media and Reddit.
Isn’t it great for a company to take a pragmatic stance against bigotry? World famous PC modding site Nexus Mods did precisely that when he forbade someone Spider Man mod that removed Pride flags of the game. Soon after, the company reached out to a vocal minority who wanted to know why this had happened.
“To remedy the ban, which a lot of people want to focus on, the mod was uploaded by a sock puppet account (i.e. a newly created account by someone who already has an account on the website)”, Nexus Mods said. “It was very clearly made deliberately to be a troll mod. The fact that the user needed to make a sock puppet like a coward to download the mod showed their intent to troll and that they knew it wasn’t would not be allowed.
We like to see it.
This one is damn nostalgic. Weta Workshop, best known for its special effects on The the Lord of the Rings film trilogy, is develop a brand new video game located in Middle-earth. That’s all we know so far, unfortunately. It looks like the ink is barely dry on whatever deal Weta has, especially now that Embracer Group owns the intellectual property. Still, it’ll be fun to see what this studio can do with the franchise that put its name on the map.