The Greatest Video Game News This Week: Superhot Presents, DayZ cannabis ban, Ninja livestream mishap, and much more


Very good morning, superior afternoon, or superior evening to you, dear reader. How have you been? How is it all going in life, the universe, and all the things? I suppose it is really hard to hold track on such a scale. What if you just gave me a basic concept, a summation, a short breakdown? I could go very first if that aids. Stage fright is extremely prevalent, do not be concerned. So here’s what occurred this week…

I watched a trailer for the dark dramedy Why Females Kill, and I will have to say, I am inspired. Inspired to watch it. It follows the stories of 3 couples, set in a single residence, in 3 various eras. In the sixties, housewife Ginnifer Goodwin discovers her husband is cheating on her with a diner waitress Lucy Liu plays an ‘80s socialite married to a man who is secretly possessing flings with other guys and utilizing their marriage as a cover and in 2019, a couple’s open connection becomes strained when they each vie for the affections of the similar lady. I haven’t listed who’s playing the male partners in this show mainly because I do not want you to get attached, provided the title of the show. But I truly like historical period dramas, and this show has only gone and wodged 3 in a single. And if you do not like history stuff, you can count on 33 per cent of the content material to be modern. Study on for much more contemporaneous content material, that is not about murderous misandrists. 

DayZ will be changed worldwide following Australian ban for its depiction of cannabis

As Bohemia Interactive had applied for a physical release of DayZ in Australia, the Australian Classification Board had to give its two cents on the themes and attributes in the game. 1 of these attributes is a cannabis joint that will heal your character, and the ACB didn’t like that. Apparently, the joint ‘offend[s] against the requirements of morality, decency and propriety normally accepted by affordable adults.’ Yeah. It took actions to get the digital version removed, even even though the item is not in that a single. Bohemia Interactive chose to modify the game worldwide in order to align with the ACB’s needs.

Twitch CEO apologises for the porn reside stream on Ninja’s channel

Not too long ago, well-liked Fortnite streamer Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins produced the jump from Twitch to Mixer. But rather than leave his old channel dormant, Twitch has been utilizing it to market other Fortnite livestreams… and lately a single that was streaming pornography. Yikes. Twitch CEO Emmett Shear apologised for the incident, but Blevins’ wife and manager Jessica Blevins located the apology wanting. She accused Twitch of sabotaging the Ninja brand, inferring that there’s terrible blood relating to the split. The energy couple have been speedy to leave it behind them, even so. Ninja posted his telephone quantity to the masses so that fans could hand more than their private facts for cool behind the scenes photographs and group ups in Fortnite. Life moves fairly speedy.

Xbox Project Scarlett will concentrate on frame price, playability, and backwards compatibility

Project Scarlett will attain 4K visuals at 60 frames per second and prioritise smooth playability, if all goes to program. Head of Xbox Phil Spencer revealed concrete specifics on Microsoft’s subsequent generation console in an interview with Gamespot, and emphasised backwards compatibility with its predecessors. Not only will there be cross-gen play, but preceding Xbox controllers will be compatible with Project Scarlett. It is good to know that the environmental influence of the new technologies is currently at the forefront of Microsoft’s minds.

Take-Two CEO says blaming video games for gun violence is ‘disrespectful’

In an interview with CNBC, Take-Two Interactive CEO Strauss Zelnick mentioned that to hyperlink gun violence to violence in video games is ‘disrespectful’ to the victims and their households. He produced the point that entertainment is distributed and consumed globally, but the U.S. is continually impacted by mass shootings. If games have been the trouble Zelnick confirmed he would cease production of violent games instantaneously. ‘Gun violence is uniquely American and that has to modify, and that will only modify if we address the genuine challenges,’ Zelnick stated. President Trump produced the assertion that ‘gruesome and grisly video games’ have been to blame for mass shootings when he addressed the tragedies in Texas and Ohio that occurred final week.

Need to have For Speed Heat will not use loot boxes to unlock car or truck customisation choices

Need to have For Speed Heat is the subsequent game in EA’s racing series. It is set in Palm City, Florida, and will pit players against a rogue police force for dominance of the city streets. The day and evening technique will modify gameplay drastically, and promises the staples of zoomy vehicles and new levels of personalisation. Also, slots and loot boxes for car or truck customisation components will not make a reappearance, not now and not ever, according to EA.

Quantic Dream aims to turn into a multiplatform publisher

Following its departure from Sony Interactive Entertainment and an investment injection from NetEase, Quantic Dream founder David Cage revealed that the developer desires to release multiplatform games and turn into a ‘boutique publisher’. Its games Heavy Rain and Beyond: Two Souls have been ported to Computer by means of the Epic Games Shop, with Detroit: Come to be Human to comply with suit. As an independent studio, its publishing duties would involve ‘backing a couple of titles and championing originality and higher high-quality, when giving tech and industrial help… providing fair bargains and not taking ownership of IP.’

A new Saints Row game is in improvement, announces THQ Nordic

As announced in THQ Nordic’s very first quarter economic report, Volition is operating on a new Saints Row title. It is in ‘deep development’ of the game, but no much more specifics than that have been shared. Dead Island two has after once more changed hands now Dambuster Studios are at the helm. THQ Nordic has acquired Gunfire Games and Milestone, and Fishlabs is operating on unannounced projects. And Timesplitters creator Steve Ellis has joined Deep Silver to ‘plot the future course for this franchise’ with developer and publisher.

Superhot Presents is a new funding initiative to assistance indie games across the finish line

Superhot Presents comes from the Polish studio Superhot Group who created and published indie slo-mo shooter, Superhot. That game did truly effectively, so now the corporation is paying it forward and has set up a funding initiative to give other independent developers a leg up in the market. Two games have currently been taken beneath its wing fashionable RPG Knuckle Sandwich and comical mystery game series The Frog Detective. The concept is to help the game’s journey financially, so developers can remain versatile and attain out to other publishers or solutions primarily based on what they have to have. In an interview with Computer Games Insider, Superhot Group director of particular projects Callum Underwood stated, ‘I consider it is only a superior factor that much more funds are appearing…  We want to treat the developers we perform with effectively and to make them revenue.’


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