It’s time for the Weekly World News again, which can only mean one thing: it’s the start of an exciting new week. We made it. Congratulations!
We’ll keep the applause brief however – we do have a job to do here after all. Here’s ten of the most interesting news stories from the last week, carefully selected by your pals at SGN.
- Potentially Diablo-lical News On the Horizon – Signs point Activision Blizzard making considerable layoffs across all their European offices later this year.
- Gordon Hall Passes Away – We were deeply dismayed to hear that veteran developer Gordon Hall left us this week. Hall founded Rockstar Leeds and was instrumental in the creation of Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories, Vice City Stories and Chinatown Wars.
- Red Candle Refuse to Be Snubbed Out – The hugely lauded Devotion, developed by Taiwanese team Red Candle Games, is now back on sale two years after it was bullied off all major platforms at the behest of Xi Jinping.
- Load Time Equals Money – The modder who found a way to dramatically cut down GTA Online’s load times has been rewarded handsomely. $10,000 handsomely.
- Game Industry Condemns Anti-Asian Hate Crimes – Bandai Namco, Bethesda, Ubisoft, Sony and Microsoft have all made it unambiguously clear that such behaviour has no place in our society.
- Riot Games Continues to Be an Absolute Embarrassment to the Gaming Community – It’s internal investigation into sexual harassment allegations having given the company the all clear despite widespread allegations, potential evidence of witness tampering and backdoor dealings over the settlement fee.
- New PS VR Controllers Look Shockingly Conventional – The new, haptic-enabled pads look a good match for Oculus’ equivalent but unlikely to inspire a sequel to Johan Sebastion Joust.
- Jade Raymond Finds Altair-native Home at Sony After Stadia – The Assassin’s Creed co-creator has founded Haven Studios with PlayStation after her Stadia venture was cut short.
- “Get Over Here!” Says Sony to Evo – The house of PlayStation has brought the long-running fighting game tournament inside said house.
- Australians and Disco Elysium: The Final Cut Will NOT Become Good Friends – The Australian board of classification has deemed the critical darling “revolting” and “abhorrent”.
That’s it for this week. Have a lovely week.
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