The biggest gaming news for September 3, 2022
Here we are at the start of a long weekend, most of which will be filled with games, I’m sure. In case you are falling behind on everything that has happened in the world of gaming and I’m sure you have already, don’t worry because we have this handy roundup ready for you. Today we learned that Starfield is going to make you question the nature of your existence, Supermassive Games has a new project in the works, and the person behind The Callisto Protocol, Glen Schofield, has come under fire for promoting crunch culture. These are just our top stories and read on for the rest.
The Starfield Composer Says It Will Give You a “Deeper Perspective of Your Whole Being”
Starfield promised a lot in terms of gameplay, but according to one of the people working on the project, the upcoming title is bound to be philosophically transformative. “Starfield is a deep game, it’s a philosophical game,” explained composer Inon Zur. “It’s a game that will consume a lot of…if you want to play Starfield, it will consume a lot of your being. I believe after Starfield you’ll be a bit of…I wouldn’t say a changed person, but it will certainly give you another perspective, perhaps a deeper perspective of your whole being Plato couldn’t have said it better.
Dungeons & Dragons Will Remove Offensive Hadozee Content From Spelljammer: Adventures In Space After Backlash
Fantasy as a genre has often been criticized for its racist stereotypes. This time around, the focus finally turned to Dungeons & Dragons, prompting Wizards of the Coast to react. “We wanted to acknowledge and own the inclusion of offensive material in our recent Spelljammer: Adventures in Space content,” the company said in a statement. “We have failed you, our players and our fans and we are truly sorry.” Wizards of the Coast noted how “the campaign includes a people called Hadozee who first appeared in 1982. Unfortunately, all portions of content relating to Hadozee were not properly vetted before appearing in our latest version. As we continue to learn and grow through each situation, we recognize that to live our values, we must do better.”
Supermassive Games has started work on its next standalone horror game
The developer behind The Dark Pictures Anthology, Supermassive Games, recently revealed a brand new standalone project. Details remain vague at this point, but the game will be the company’s first major release in nearly a decade. “I can’t really tell you much about it, but we started. Again, it’s the same kind of horror genre, we’re sticking with it. It’s the size equivalent of The Quarry and that’s about all I can say without giving too much away,” noted studio head Will Byles. “The Dark Pictures Anthology explores hundreds of variations of the horror genre. What we’re looking at now, and I can’t tell you exactly what it is, is a bit of a diversion away from that kind of norm, but It’s still very classic horror. It sounds interesting.
Glen Schofield has become a well-known figure in the games industry for cult classics like Dead Space, which means when they talk about it, people definitely take notice. The developer made a number of comments on social media that many in the community saw as promoting crunch culture. “Anyone who knows me knows how passionate I am about the people I work with,” Schofield later apologized. “Earlier I tweeted how proud I was of the effort and hours the team put in. This was untrue. We value passion and creativity, not long hours. I’m sorry for the team to have fallen like that.
Streamer Keffals finally gets kiwifruit farms blocked
Content creator Keffals was attacked last month by users of a website called Kiwi Farms, described as an “extremist” and “transphobic hate forum”. The streamer then launched a movement to have Kiwi Farms blocked by security provider Cloudflare. This is now a success. “We just blocked Kiwifarms,” Cloudflare CEO Matthew Prince remarked on Twitter. “Threats to the site have escalated enough in the past 48 hours that, despite proactive cooperation with law enforcement, this is a sufficiently imminent emergency that we cannot wait until they act.” Good riddance to garbage.
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