The video game industry never stops, not even on the holidays. The last seven days could have started with Christmas Day, but that doesn’t mean there weren’t some great stories to tell. It may have been a little quieter than usual, but some interesting things happened this week of the holiday. Square Enix confirmed that the list of Marvel’s Avengers is not exhaustive, a YouTuber gave us a glimpse into a detail from the upcoming Extended Edition of GTA 5, and people keep buying switches in bulk. For more on all of this and the other biggest gaming stories of the past week.
Riot agrees to a $ 100 million settlement
Video game headlines were dominated by lawsuits against Activision Blizzard in 2021. One of the saddest things about the situation is that this is nothing new. Since 2018, a lawsuit has been pending against League of Legends developer Riot for alleged discrimination and harassment of women in the workplace. This week, Riot agreed to settle the $ 100 million lawsuit. That’s 10 times the original 2019 offer, which the California State Department of Fair Employment and Housing deemed too low.
Fortnite’s servers are down
No matter how much you love your family, everyone needs to be away from them for an hour or two, especially at this time of year. If you escape the holidays and family life to play Fortnite, your world will be destroyed earlier this week. The game’s servers were down, making the game completely unplayable. The only thing to do was watch Twitter and wait for the all-clear. Or play something else. It turns out that when Fortnite is intentionally unplayable, people don’t mind, but when it’s unexpected and unintentional, not so much.
Star Wars Eclipse is still in a galaxy far, far away
The Game Awards were jam-packed with big reveals, one of the biggest being a first look at Star Wars Eclipse. If you can get past Quantic Dream as the studio behind it (difficult, I know) then the cinematic looks pretty incredible for Eclipse. There is a second problem, however. The game is still a long way off. So says insider Tom Henderson, who claims development is so slow that Quantic’s Star Wars game may not hit the market before 2027. One day studios will learn not to announce games too early. Today is not that day.
She-Hulk comes to Marvel’s Avengers
Square Enix has had very little to say since Marvel’s Avengers players hit PS4 and PS5 Spider-Man earlier this year. There were legitimate fears that the game would be so unsuccessful that it wouldn’t get any more heroes in 2022. Fortunately, this is not the case. The next hero to come to Avengers will be She-Hulk, as confirmed by her voice actress Krizia Bajos. No official information has been released on when the new character will be added to the game, and Square hasn’t given us a sneak peek at what She-Hulk of her powers will look like either.
The Switch exceeds 100 million consoles sold
You could forgive Nintendo for worrying a little about the Switch’s performance. The Wii U, the console before it, was a flop. Nintendo had to recover a lot, and it did about as well as it hoped it would. The Switch sold 1.3 million more units in the week before Christmas, bringing its total sales to more than 100 million since launch. That means it will now likely take months, if not weeks, to overtake the Wii and become the most successful Nintendo home console of all time. Another 20 million and it will leave the Game Boy behind too.
GTA 5’s Fancy Future Paint Jobs
The new-gen versions of GTA 5 should be out in November, so it stands to reason that many of the new details that the games will bring with them are already waiting to be discovered. It seems that the upgraded version of the game will include some pretty nifty chameleon liveries. YouTuber MrBossFTW claims to have discovered them in the files of GTA 5 and shared them with the rest of the world this week. There are 16 in total, all of which are accessible via a mod.
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