This week's best video game news: Neopets TV show, game politics and System Shock 3


It's Friday! Or is that it? Time is a social construction, so I could tell you that it is Wednesday today, and how could you prove that I am wrong? It's Friday because it's the fifth day of this week, but when did it start this week? I can't prove that either, I'm afraid. Well, the calendar in the lower right corner of the monitor says it's Friday. Who told the computer that it's Friday? Anyone could change that display in the settings. What I can say, with certainty, is that the events occurred and the news occurred in this indefinable period of time, and has become small fragments, here in the summary …

A new Batman movie brings us all together in a way that nothing else does. I mean, it unites us all because we are crying out and shouting in the same space. There is no predominant feeling about whether the new Batman is a good Batman, if the new suit is a good suit, or if the darkest tone of the movie is a good interpretation. It's too cute, it's too pointed, it doesn't kill. But, like the character himself, these discussions detract from the real problem with Batman. He is a billionaire, playboy and philanthropist, and is responsible for eradicating crime in Gotham City. Bruce achieves this by dressing like a bat and using a vast arsenal of weapons and equipment developed by his company, Wayne Enterprises.

The character made his first appearance in 1939. It is now 2020. We are receiving another Batman movie. I wonder how successful Mr. Wayne's modus operandi has been in the eighties he has been on active duty. As a result, I compiled a list of alternative approaches that Bruce could have taken. He could have done these things in the comics; in fact, they have informed me reliably that many of these things were done in the comics. But I should have done these things first and foremost, before dressing and hunting whales in petty thieves.

Things Batman should have done instead of becoming Batman:

  • Go to therapy
  • Improve income inequality in the city to understand why people resort to crime in despair
  • He made public transportation in Gotham free of charge
  • Study fashion design and create recycled and weather-sensitive garments.
  • Work for the UN
  • Go to therapy
  • Build a community college that offers free courses and evening classes.
  • Encourage the city to use renewable energy sources.
  • Name and embarrass corruption within the police and political spheres of Gotham
  • Go to therapy
  • Give up your private planes and reuse them as passenger planes.
  • Reduce the price of insulin manufactured by Wayne Pharmaceuticals so that all insulin manufacturers should follow suit
  • It cures cancer and produces viable organs for transplants using its technology
  • Build safe, spacious and affordable housing for Gotham citizens
  • Go to therapy
  • My God, go to therapy. You have private medical attention, for God's sake.
  • Here are the news

System Shock 3 could be in trouble since your computer "is no longer employed"

Because the game is "critically late" where it should be, OtherSide Entertainment has allegedly dismissed the entire team that was working on the third System crash. The writer and director of the game, the design director, the senior designer, the main programmer, the head of quality control, the main environmental artist and others have removed all references to the project from their LinkedIn profiles in the last five months. "If Starbreeze had not entered into crisis, I think we would have delivered something interesting with a new and innovative game, but a much smaller game than people expected and inevitably disappointing for a sequel to such a beloved franchise," said a Developer Anonymous in RPGCodex. "Those high expectations generated a lot of expensive experimentation … We were a small team and we knew we couldn't compete with the current immersive simulators in quality and breadth of production, so we had to be creative, intelligent and weird." And we were on our way to doing something unique and possibly fun, but it was probably not what the public craved. ” At the time of writing this article, we don't know if the game is completely gone or if OtherSide Entertainment is looking for a new set of developers to take over.

Anthem restarts to realize the "full potential of the experience"

AnthemIt has gone through the doorbell. A difficult launch as a result of a complicated development period plagued by disagreements and games, then besieged with random updates that added errors instead of exterminating them and plunging their world into the depths of darkness. The rumor wheel began to spin, with the idea that BioWare could be rebuilt Anthem of his broken pieces and call it "Next Anthem." The developer said he was working on "super secret" projects but that nothing was known about his live multiplayer science fiction game. Finally, he is singing a different song: the game will receive a "substantial reinvention" to do about the "central game cycle with clear objectives, motivating challenges and progress with significant rewards, while preserving the fun of flying and fighting in a vast science fantasy environment. " The flight was good, to be fair.

Neopets is getting an animated TV adaptation

What year is?! Yes, it is true: the virtual pet website that became the ruin of every IT teacher's life in the early 2000s is receiving an animated television show. Beach House Pictures, a Canadian studio known for its live action puppet shows, is directing the project that is in its preliminary stages. "The property is popular in all age goals and, since the 90s, its fans identified it as a fun and safe space, and we want to take it to a new generation of children," explained creative director Donovan Chan. "It is rare to find a property with global reach, which has a great historical DNA, but it is also a blank board for creatives because it does not yet have a series." In addition, the program will act as a gear in the JumpStart developer's plans to restart Neopets with a new website, a new mobile game and a new quantity of products.

Outriders looks like Mass Effect: Destiny, and will hit PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X

Outriders It is made by People Can Fly, who also developed Bulletstorm and Gears of War: Judgment. This game looks very different from its previous wallet, and has an evil guy who seems to have had a serious altercation with a telephone pole. Where this villain fits into the general history of Outriders It is unknown, but they are bound to want to have something to do with the "anomaly." This phenomenon was found on the planet Enoch, which was meant to be a new refuge for humanity after Earth. Exposure to the event gave humans special powers, and the developer promises players an "arsenal of weapons and increasingly twisted equipment sets," as well as space magic. As the title of the next generation, it will be one of the first games to land on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. I bet it will look good.

The new Need for Speed ​​games will be created by Criterion, not by Ghost Games

"Ghost games have helped bring great Need for speed experiences to our players. The constant delivery of that to AAA levels means that we need teams with diverse skills in locations where we can continually support them and attract new team members to join. Despite our best efforts to establish an independent development group in Gothenburg for several years, it is clear that the breadth of talent we need to maintain a complete AAA study is simply not available to us there, "said EA. Now, the developer Burnout Criterion will direct the future of the series from now on, his "constant leadership" and his "talented team" will be used in the next entry, while Ghost Games will become a support study for current and future projects of EA.

A former Starbreeze executive has been convicted of insider trading

Oh darling. Starbreeze underwent a restructuring throughout 2019, to stop losses due to the commercial failure of Overkills The Walking Dead. An investigation by the Swedish Criminal Investigation Authority said that two former Starbreeze executives had sold the company's shares before the restructuring became public information and, as a result, they committed insider trading. One of these individuals was the founder and former CEO Bo Andersson, who was in fact exempt from any charges when his bank forced him to sell his shares. The other individual, who remains unknown, has been convicted of the crime and will face a fine of more than $ 70,000. "Internal crime is a serious crime in the financial market that risks damaging confidence in the stock market and, in this case, it is very serious, since it is a senior manager at the management level who acts," he said. Chief Prosecutor Thomas Langrot.

The new Tomb Raider movie follows the stories of Rise and Shadow of the Tomb Raider in a

With director Ben Wheatley in charge, filming for the next tomb Raider The film will begin in April and will take place in places like Beijing, England, Finland and South Africa. It is also said that the film is hiding the stories of Rise of the Tomb Raider Y Shadow of the Tomb Raider together, what could be a questionable option. The first is in Siberia, while the second occurs in the Amazon. That is far, geographical and narrative. The GeekVibesNation report states that following the stories of the games more faithfully will be good news for fans and that they can also expect to see more supernatural elements in the movie.

Epic Games CEO says game politics should not "capitalize on the division"

“The world is really screwed right now. At this time, our political orientations determine which fast food chicken restaurant you go to. And that's really dumb, "Tim Sweeney explained in his DICE 2020 Summit speech." There is no reason to drag divisive issues like that to the games. "Problems arise when the marketing campaign mixes the game and a political stance. , it elaborates the industry veteran and indicates a “separation of the church and the state.” Sweeney clarified that this does not mean that the political content has no place in the games; “If you think of To Kill a Mockingbird and the impact that had in the opinions of people at that time, I think it is a genuine outlet for the games. It really makes people think about things. "However, messages of this kind should" come from the hearts of creatives and not from marketing departments that seek to capitalize on the division. "


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