The biggest gaming news for July 9, 2022
FaZe Clan is under fire from critics, Hideo Kojima suffers from mistaken identity and artists working on Marvel movies are about to quit.
Weekends are all about relaxing and playing a whole bunch of video games. I sure hope you spent your time in either virtual world, because that means I can bring you up to date with all the gaming news you might have missed while heading off to the adventure or by blowing up stuff in any war zone. Today we learned that FaZe Clan has created more controversy over some poorly crafted statements, Hideo Kojima has been mistaken for the person who recently shot Shinzo Abe, and artists working on Marvel movies have complained about mediocrity wages and working conditions. These are just our top stories so keep reading for the rest.
Terminator Open World Survival Game in preparation at Nacon
I can’t really think of any good Terminator games off the top of my head, but this one certainly looks promising. Although there isn’t much to do at the moment, we do know that an open-world survival game is currently in the works at Nacon. “The game is set in a post-apocalyptic open world and features an original story that builds on the events of the official films,” the developer explained. “You play as a group of survivors of the nuclear apocalypse who fight to stay alive during a period between Judgment Day and the creation of John Connor’s resistance.” Something to look forward to in the future. I’d rather have one without Skynet, though.
VFX Artists Refuse To Work With Marvel Due To Stress And Unrealistic Deadlines
Like the games industry, film and television have had labor issues for years. The latest development is that many artists working on Marvel films have refused to work due to excessive stress and unrealistic deadlines. The news comes from a Reddit thread titled “I’m frankly sick and tired of working on Marvel shows” by user known as IndependentAd419. “Marvel has probably the worst visual effects production and management methodology,” IndependentAd419 said. “They can never fix the look of the show until more than half of the show’s allotted time is up. Artists working on Marvel shows certainly don’t get paid equivalent to the amount of work they put in. .” This seems to have prompted several dozen other people to come up with their own horror stories.
Hideo Kojima to take legal action after being wrongly identified as Shinzo Abe’s killer
Hideo Kojima was recently misidentified as the person who shot Shinzo Abe for some reason. The culprit in this particular case was a far-right activist trying to attack left-wing thinking. Kojima was caught in the crossfire because he was photographed several times wearing a shirt with a picture of Che Guevara. The eponymous company founded by Kojima has now threatened legal action. “Kojima Productions strongly condemns the spread of false news and rumors that convey false information,” the company said in a statement. “We do not tolerate such defamation and will consider taking legal action in some cases.”
GameStop stock prices plummet following massive layoffs
GameStop has been in financial trouble for a while now, but things seem to have hit a new low. The company recently laid off another stack of employees in a massive layoff. In case you were wondering, the answer is of course yes, GameStop remains committed to selling NFTs amid the ongoing cryptocrash. The latest news on this is that stock prices have fallen to all time lows in light of these two signs that something is wrong with the company.
FaZe Clan Members Face Backlash For Blatant Misogyny
FaZe Clan has been in the news lately for disturbing reasons. This time around, Atlanta FaZe, which focuses on Call of Duty, has been criticized for misogyny. Someone apparently posted a “misguided tweet” featuring a photo of the eight male team members with female features and the question “how many drinks to take them home?” Atlanta FaZe later issued an apology, noting that “our entire organization wants to apologize for the misguided tweet posted recently. This is not right. The group added that “we understand that there is no room for misogynistic or harassing behavior and that women and the Call of Duty community deserve better.” According to Atlanta FaZe, “we’ve addressed this issue internally and are committed to moving forward in a positive way for all.” We’ll see.
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