Day: May 20, 2019

Unity faces backlash over features “helpful” for the gambling industry
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Unity faces backlash over features “helpful” for the gambling industry

Unity is one of the most popular game engines out there, powering everything from tiny pieces of hobby development to some of the biggest hits in the industry. It includes features not just intended for traditional game developers, either – it also has a suite of tools intended to help devs in the gambling industry. Now the company’s facing backlash over those gambling-focused features. read more

Real pastor holds church in VR, baptises anime girl
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Real pastor holds church in VR, baptises anime girl

Games reach an incredibly diverse set of people across national, linguistic, and social barriers, and that goes for religion, too. Last week, we noted that Ninja was taking meals off-screen out of respect for Ramadan, and it should be little surprise to see religious groups taking up residence inside virtual spaces. One Christian pastor now holds church in VRChat, and that even includes baptisms – no matter how ridiculous a person’s avatar. read more

Tfue sues FaZe Clan over “illegal gamer contract”
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Tfue sues FaZe Clan over “illegal gamer contract”

Turner Tenney, better known as Tfue, joined esports group FaZe Clan in 2018. Now Tfue has filed suit against FaZe Clan over unfair business practices and violation of California law in regards to his own contract. The complaint alleges that FaZe is siphoning as much as 80% from the player’s earnings from third-party deals, and that he was encouraged to participate in illegal gambling and underage drinking while living at a FaZe Clan home in Hollywood Hills. read more

Mario Kart Tour Beta Codes Are Being Sent Out
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Mario Kart Tour Beta Codes Are Being Sent Out

Nintendo has been tapping into the smartphone mobile market lately with video game adaptations and the latest upcoming release is Mario Kart Tour. Mario Kart, in general, has been a fan favorite since its release on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. Nintendo perfected kart racers and it has been a staple video game franchise that’s expected to launch with each Nintendo platform release. However, for the first time ever, we’re getting a smartphone adaptation and its something that we know very little above. Nintendo has been keeping a tight lid on this video game but soon we’ll get an official game reveal. read more

CS:GO exploit lets you change the shape of smoke and make fire disappear
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CS:GO exploit lets you change the shape of smoke and make fire disappear

A new Counter-Strike: Global Offensive exploit has been discovered, which allows players to basically reset either the fire from molotovs, or the shape of the smoke that deploys from smoke grenades. In the most extreme cases, that could allow exploiters to create one-way smokes on official servers with anti-cheat protections, but there are some limitations to how far it can go. read more