The man for whom arguably the most iconic character in all of videogaming was named has died, aged 84. Mario Segale was an Italian American property developer who became the inspiration behind Nintendo’s beloved plumber.
It was only a matter of time, I suppose. Less than two weeks after the release of SoulCalibur VI, the fighting game has its first ‘official’ nude mod. I say official not because Bandai Namco has sanctioned it, but because this new fan creation is the first to apply to the game’s original cast, rather than simply allowing players to create nude custom characters.
The US government is cracking down on Fujian Jinhua Integrated Circuit Company – a Chinese DRAM manufacturer that allegedly stole Micron trade secrets worth $9 billion. The Department of Commerce has outright banned US companies from supplying the memory manufacturer with any goods, and, if that wasn’t bad enough, both Jinhua and its DRAM partner UMC have also been formally indicted by the US Department of Justice, too.
The saga of Kevin the Fortnite Cube is a long and complex one. One day he seemed simply to appear on the map, all ominous and purple and beautiful. From his imposing beginnings, he began tracking back and forth across the Fortnite island, a journey that culminated in Loot Lake’s transformation, first into a bounce house, and then into a swirling vortex of chaos.
EA’s earnings call to their investors was rather interesting. Not only did the company reveal they are raising their sales expectations for Anthem, fans also paid attention to EA CEO Andrew Wilson use of the word “games” when referring to Respawn’s 2019 releases.
Part of Fortnite’s apparent world-domination stems from the way in which it’s managed to earn itself a spot in popular culture. Sports stars and celebrities have spoken about their love for the game, so it was no surprise that it would eventually end up on our TV screens. And what better show to portray it than South Park?
Playdead, the studio that brought us the acclaimed 2D platformers Limbo and Inside, is tired of the “limitations in 2D games” and will adopt a third-person perspective for its next project, which will be bigger and more open than its previous offerings.
Skyrim Guard Dialogue Overhaul has been a pretty essential addition to the game since it launched all those years ago. “Citizen.” “What do you need?” “No lollygaggin’.” Those phrases have all been burned into our collective brains through sheer repetition, and the less said about arrows and knees the better. GDO fixes all that, and now it’s finally available for Skyrim Special Edition.
Ubisoft has released patch notes 1.0.6 for their latest Assassin’s Creed title, Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey.