The biggest gaming news for March 13, 2022
Reggie Fils-Aime slams the metaverse, Warren Spector drops System Shock 3, and Ludwig is crowned king of streaming.
Sundays are reserved for games. Let’s face it. They simply are. But you still need to keep up with what’s going on in the wider gaming world and that’s exactly where this roundup comes in. What you need to know today is that Reggie Fils-Aime thinks the metaverse won’t amount to much, Warren Spector seems to have given up on System Shock 3, and Ludwig has been crowned king of streaming. That’s just the tip of the iceberg, so read on for all the details.
Modder makes portable GameCube based on infamous fake
Nintendo released the GameCube in 2001. The console attracted all sorts of attention, but what really fired the imagination was the prospect of a handheld version. It turned out to be just wishful thinking until a modder by the name of GingerOfOz decided to turn this dream into a reality. “Well, I got tired of it being fake,” the modder explained before announcing the existence of a real console based on a photo of a 15-year-old mockup. See for yourself. The console is a particularly beautiful piece of work.
Elden Ring Player tricks Invader into pretending to be an NPC
There’s a movie doing the rounds on social media that shows a player impersonating an NPC in order to trick an invader during an Elden Ring session. In case you haven’t played the game, Elden Ring features a form of multiplayer gameplay that allows other players to invade your timeline. This involves another player taking on a ghostly appearance and trying to kill you. Players usually compete to complete the challenge, but you can always look for a more creative solution. Pretending to be an NPC for example.
While it’s not wrong to say it’s just another buzzword, the metaverse doesn’t seem to be going anywhere. But he certainly has his detractors. Reggie Fils-Aime just joined this growing group of people, noting that he sees very little future in the metaverse. Fils-Aime didn’t hold back, noting that Meta “is not itself an innovative company.” The exec said “they’ve acquired some cool things like Oculus and Instagram or they’ve been quick to follow people’s ideas. I don’t think their current definition will be successful.”
Deus Ex And Thief Creator Warren Spector Drops System Shock 3
Gaming industry legend Warren Spector has apparently given up all hope of creating System Shock 3. The story is of course more complicated, but it seems that the studio that was working on the game, OtherSide, ran into some trouble during the game. start of the pandemic and sold the entire franchise to Tencent. “We released a statement last year,” Spector said laconically. “There is not much more to say at this stage. Tencent drives the franchise forward. It will be up to them to say what they want to say. There are not many clarifications that I can give you.
Ludwig crowned Streamer of the Year at the 2022 Streamer Awards
The winner of the first ever Streamer Awards turned out to be none other than Ludwig. But his competition was incredibly tough. Sykkuno, xQc, and Mizkif were also nominated for Streamer of the Year. Ludwig mentioned these three other streamers during his acceptance speech, saying that “every time I stream, I wish I was as compassionate as Sykkuno or as funny as xQc or as Mizkif, too or whatever.” While most were quick to congratulate him, some took the results badly, saying that everything was “rigged” in his favor. In any case, Ludwig seems assured of his victory. “All right deserved. Fuck people who say you don’t deserve this. You work harder than anyone I know,” Mizkif told him.
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