Nalezeno "video game controversies": 165

EA Roasted For Dunking On Single-Player Games After Everything It’s Done

It’s been a while since Electronic Arts was the video game villain of the moment, but on Thursday the FIFA publisher sucked up all the oxygen in the room thanks to a bad joke made even worse by the company’s cutthroat history. If there’s one mega gaming company out there who shouldn’t have been...

Latest Genshin Impact Leaks Spark Whitewashing Controversy

Genshin Impact fans have been eagerly anticipating the new region of Sumeru since it was first mentioned in a launch trailer way back in 2020. But ever since the new Sumeru characters leaked online yesterday, fans have been expressing concern that the developers have been whitewashing...

Hideo Kojima Killed A Project Because It Was Too Much Like The Boys

Today in Mad-Libs: That Sounds Too Good To Be True Edition, legendary game designer Hideo Kojima was reportedly working on a project that pitted a team of detectives against superpowered humans. That game is now dead, according to Kojima, because it bore too much similarity to The Boys, Amazon’s...

Pokémon GO Seems Set On Ruining Every Improvement From The Pandemic

Of all the many excellent changes Niantic made to Pokémon GO in the face of the global Covid-19 pandemic, remote raiding seemed to be the one that was most likely to survive long-term. So of course, every new move the developer makes seems to be threatening its future.Read more

Diablo Immortal's China Release Delayed Following Social Media Silencing

Diablo Immortal has been one of the more hotly contested releases of 2022, receiving the lowest ever user score on Metacritic, while simultaneously receiving eight million downloads and making over $24,000,000 in its first two weeks. However, according to a report by Reuters, the announcement of...

Cuphead Director Didn’t Care About Delays, Only Staff’s Well-Being

Maja Moldenhauer, the director at the studio behind Cuphead and its DLC, recently talked about how the company’s number one priority is making sure its employees are healthy and treated well. In fact, Moldenhauer explained that she didn’t even care about delays. Read more

The Story Of 2022's Biggest Video Game*

In 2015 mega-publisher Electronic Soft released the blockbuster game BloodDeath: DeathBlood, a sequel to 2009's wildly successful BloodDeath. It would mark the end of both the series and its development studio, but it is not the end of their story.Read more

Diablo Immortal Slammed On Metacritic, Now Holds Lowest User Score Ever

Review aggregation sites are hardly the arbiter of a game’s quality, particularly when it comes to user reviews, and particularly in the era of review-bombing. Still, some data points are unignorable: As noted by VGC, Blizzard’s recent Diablo Immortal now holds claim to the lowest user score...

Let's All Exploit The Exploitative Games

There is, and should be, a huge amount of discussion and debate regarding the exploitative nature of so many practices in modern video games. From gacha and lootboxes to in-app purchases and meaningless cosmetics, right up to the recent idiocy regarding NFTs, both game players and the gaming press...

Genshin Impact Is More Fun When You Stop Caring About Damage

At first glance, the Genshin Impact community seems positively obsessed with hitting the biggest possible numbers with the characters they’ve rolled from the gacha. Content creators on YouTube and TikTok regularly showcase damage totals of six or even seven figures. Online discussions are dominated...

Pokémon Scarlet And Violet Seems To Offer Better Character Creation Options

Of all the details revealed in yesterday’s Pokémon Scarlet and Violet news, one of the more subtle highlights was revealed in fleeting glances. For the first time in the franchise, it looks like character customization might have begun to acknowledge a neglected section of its fanbase. Read more

Diablo Immortal Is Enjoyable If You Can Ignore All The Mobile Game Crap

Having Diablo in your pocket, playable at any time and anywhere, is a delicious and wonderful thing. It’s also dangerous if you want to focus on anything else; Diablo Immortal’s portability and accessibility come with a cost: a constant, nagging sense that the game really wants you to spend more...

Diablo Immortal Won’t Launch In Some Countries Due To Loot Box Laws

Well, here’s some bad news for people who live in Belgium or the Netherlands and are excited to play Diablo Immortal, Blizzard’s upcoming free-to-play dungeon crawler out June 2 on PC and mobile devices. It turns out, due to local loot box laws, that Blizzard’s next action RPG won’t be released...

V Rising Adds Offline Mode, Sells 1 Million Copies

I wrote about V Rising yesterday, and noted that it had sold over 500,000 copies. Well, it has now sold a lot more than that, having hit the one million mark less than a week after release.Read more

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance Is Blowing TF Up

Some folks are talking about Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance again, and not just that: they’re playing it, too. A 2013 hack-and-slash action game by PlatinumGames, it seems the nearly 10-year-old Revengeance really lives up to its name, a portmanteau of revenge and vengeance. Because if you look...

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