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Wreck It Ralph Gets A New Trailer.
Ok ok we know… the amount of times we’ve torn up other gaming sites for talking about movies and TV shows instead of games, but we’ve been following this one because we figure it’s a movie that celebrates video games, deal?
Ralph Breaks The Internet is the next instalment in the Wreck-It-Ralph movie series from Disney and is set to bring back all of our beloved characters from the original, with a lot more cameo’s from the gaming universe. Today Disney dropped the latest trailer for the up and coming film, enjoy!
Bethesda Puts Cross-Play Pressure On Playstation.
At QuakeCon, whilst Bethesda was busy delivering brand new trailers and gameplay information, it’s top spokesman was busy delivering a messaged to Sony and Playstation. Stop the war on crossplay!
In a candid comment made to Game Informer, Senior Vice President of global marketing and communications Pete Hines mentioned that the terms of The Elder Scrolls Legends being both cross-platform play and cross-platform progress was “non-negotiable.”
The back and forth is a really interesting read:
“My first question was for Hines to give a general overview of what console players should expect from The Elder Scrolls: Legends when it eventually hits on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Switch.
“[The Elder Scrolls Legends] is a strategy card game that encompasses both single and multiplayer,” Hines said. “It is both cross-platform play and cross-platform progress.”
I cut him off at this point to clarify that the cross-play would only be on “certain systems,” since I figured this wouldn’t apply on PS4.
Hines replied, “It is our intention in order for the game to come out, it has to be those things on any system. We cannot have a game that works one way across everywhere else except for on this one thing. The way the game works right now on Apple, Google, Steam, and Bethesda.net, it doesn’t matter where you buy your stuff, if you play it on another platform that stuff is there. It doesn’t matter what platform you play on, you play against everyone else who is playing at that moment. There’s no ‘Oh, it’s easier to control, or it has a better framerate on this system.’ It’s a strategy card game. It doesn’t matter.”
I asked him if that meant there’s a chance it won’t come out on PlayStation 4 if Sony doesn’t change its stance. “We continue to talk to all of our platform partners,” Hines added. “But those [terms] are essentially non-negotiable. We can’t be talking about one version of Legends, where you take your progress with you, and another version where you stay within that ecosystem or its walled off from everything else. That is counter to what the game has been about.”
I told Hines that Sony isn’t letting Fortnite offer cross-play, and that game is the biggest thing out there right now. “I am aware,” he said. “I’m just telling you that’s our stance. That is our intent. And that is our message. Not specific to anyone in particular, but to everyone we are talking about. This is 100 percent clear. This is what we are doing, what we need, and what we intend.”
The Elder Scrolls: Legends is a F2P card game set in the Elder Scrolls Universe, and is slated for a console port later this year with a yet to be announced exact date.
Former IGN Reviewer Responds To Plagiarism Allegations.
You may have heard last week that IGN fired one of its reviewers after claims he plagiarised a lesser known streamer’s review of a title. Over the weekend, Filip Miucin, the former IGN employee at the centre of the allegations released a video on his YouTube channel telling viewers “there were a lot of circumstances” surrounding the review, and that it was not his intention to plagiarise.
The video has since been removed from his YouTube channel but had reappeared in another upload here. As of this morning that upload is also no longer available with a disclaimer image stating “‘Filip Miucin’s Response:IG…’ is no longer available due to a copyright claim by FILIP.” Given the circumstances that in itself is incredibly ironic!
In the video Miucin apologises to Motion Twin, the maker of Dead Cells – the game caught up in all of the controversy. He did not apologise to Boomstick, the small YouTuber whose review he is accused of plagiarising.
Since all of this, we’ve also been reading into some striking similarities between a FIFA 18 Nintendo Switch review Miucin did, and a Kotaku review of that same game which Kotaku is now investigating.
You have to go and check out the transcript – it’s a hell of a read! Scroll down to the second half of the story. In the meantime make sure to check out Boomstick’s YouTube channel and drop some support to the smaller streamers just trying to make their way in the world.
Here’s the video from his channel that kicked all of this into gear.