Just like with #GamerGate back in 2014, we’ve seen a barrage of corrupt media outlets taking news information and spinning it into a narrative. It started with Kotaku and spread like rabid venereal disease throughout the media journalism sphere, until many major outlets were completely misreporting on the firing of Alison Rapp by Nintendo.
Sadly the mainstream outlets picked up the news and ran with it, completely omitting facts or spinning news to suit their own agenda. This followed on Blizzard tucking tail and letting their balls shrivel up in the face of criticism of new-wave Western feminism. They decided to censor Tracer standing there looking over her shoulder because someone complained it was too sexualized. There’s way more that happened this week in this April 2nd, 2016 edition of the Weekly Recap here at One Angry Gamer.
This rant is all about Dead or Alive Extreme 3 and Ian Miles Cheong & Jed Whitaker’s Reviews. PLEASE NOTE: This rant is in no way an attack on the person’s Ian Miles Cheong and Jed Whitaker themselves, it is merely a criticism of their work. Please be respectful!!!
Dead Or Alive 3 Triggers Some Reviewers
It was bound to happen and now it has… some reviewers are taking shots at Dead or Alive 3 for its sexiness and bounciness… as well as it’s squishiness and its juiciness. We all saw it coming a mile away, and the Social Justice Warriors broke through the condom of common sense to penetrate the hole of fun in order to whisk it away like virginity on a prom night. Long-time Solid Snake voice David Hayter broke his silence on why he wasn’t invited back for Metal Gear Solid V and how he has no love for Kojima. Butthurt personified. The developers of Racecraft have sent out warnings about scammers and scalpers trying to get their hands on review codes just so they can sell them on gray market resellers. And believe it or not there’s actually a game where you do nothing but watch paint dry… it’s aptly named Watch Paint Dry.
The creators of the game overwatch have decided to listen to critics and remove a pose for their character Tracer, that one user found to be sexualized.
Blizzard Censors Tracer’s Butt
Apparently a woman in tight spandex is now “triggering” to some adults who are trying to raise their kids to have video game heroines as their role model. That was the case with Tracer from Overwatch, in which Blizzard recently censored one of her poses to appeal to a parent who wanted their daughter to grow up to be just like Tracer. Payday 2 may have a lot of DLC but Overkill decided to make the DLC free this time around in celebration of the new FPS movie Hardcore Henry. You’ll need to toggle the “Unknown Sources” button in the Oculus Rift settings so that you’ll be allowed to play games and apps that Facebook doesn’t approve of. KoF ’98 is one of three new games now available as a backwards compatible title for the Xbox One. And surprisingly, Steam gamers are loving the new Jesus Christ RPG.
AlphaOmegaSin rants about SJW’s complaining about Tracer in Overwatch & her victory pose. In Overwatch Tracer’s butt is facing the camera. This made them freak out & Blizzard deleted her pose to appease them. Overwatch is not sexist nor is Tracer in any way let alone being objectified.
Valve Loses Lawsuit Against Australian Consumer Agency
In an upset victory over the big, independent, American corporation, the Australian Competition and Consumer Committee celebrated when the courts found favor with the consumer protection agency after Valve was found guilty of misrepresenting Steam in Australia. Mainly it had to do with Valve not offering refunds in the region (or the world, at the time) and the lame-arse excuse they concocted as to why they couldn’t offer refunds. Arc System Works just announced a brand new Steam exclusive called Inferno Climber. Gamers continued to rage at Blizzard for the excuse they gave as to why they had to remove Tracer’s pose. And the latest update to Steam adds VR desktop support for games.
Playboy and Kotaku Misreport Nintendo Firing Employee
Kotaku and Playboy led the charge in misreporting about Nintendo firing their former PR rep, Alison Rapp. Both publications crafted an easily refutable narrative that Nintendo corrected by making a public statement. The third season of the ESL’s Mortal Kombat X tournaments will get underway in April and the prize pool has reached $500,000. Plot details for Mass Effect: Andromeda have been revealed, detailing that the game will see humans being the aggressors as they attack the alien homeworld in an attempt to colonize the planet. Oculus Rift units are selling for over $3,500 on eBay, and Shadow of the Beast gets an official release date on the PS4.
Time to return to one of my favourite video games series of all time as we travel through time retrieving time crystals to stop the evil TimeSplitters! …Time! First up, a secret research facility in Siberia…
Homefront Features Playable Timesplitters 2 Levels
If you really enjoyed Timesplitters 2 from yesteryears, you’ll be pleased to know that two of the levels from the game will be playable as arcade cabinets in the upcoming Homefront: The Revolution. Check out the review of Balrum we have up, which is a game that’s an open-world, survival RPG. After years of waiting, Hyper Light Drifter has finally released. A new horror-mystery game called The Butterfly Sign seems to take a lot of cues from David Cage’s work. The Nitrous Engine-powered DX12 RTS from Stardock has finally launched, as Ashes of the Singularity has graduated from Early Access and launched in full on Steam. And Ubisoft detailed the upcoming DLC called Incursion for The Division.
Coming to Blu-ray and Digital The magical kingdom of Lucis is home to the world’s last remaining Crystal, and the menacing empire of Niflheim is determined to steal it. King Regis of Lucis commands an elite force of soldiers called the Kingsglaive. Wielding their king’s magic, they fight to protect Lucis.
Final Fantasy XV Needs To Sell 10 Million To Make Bank
10 million copies of Final Fantasy XV needs to be sold in order for Square to make back what they put into the game. They don’t seem too fazed by it but most gamers think it’s a long shot. The second episode of Hitman has been dated, and it’s set to arrive at the end of this month. The 0.90 beta for Kenshi has been released and it sports an entirely new world map for players to explore. Ghost in the Shell: First Assault just received a major new update from Nexon, featuring some brand new weapons, maps and balancing. The racing game Riptide GP: Renegade is due to drop on the PS4 and Xbox One sometime during the summer of this year. And there’s a pretty hilarious trailer for Quantum Break featuring Max Payne and Alan Wake.
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