The biggest gaming news for May 23, 2022
Reggie reveals why Nintendo lagged in online gaming, Marvel games could have been Xbox exclusives, and Pokimane is exploding gambling sponsorships.
Welcome to the start of another working week. You’ve probably fallen behind everything that’s happened in the gaming world, but don’t worry, because that’s what this daily news aims to rectify. Today we learned that Nintendo intentionally dragged its feet when it came to online gaming, Marvel wanted to give Microsoft exclusivity for its games, and Pokimane wasn’t considering accepting game sponsorship. our top stories and read on for the rest.
Xbox Reportedly Turned Down Marvel’s Offer To Make Exclusive Games
Spider-Man could have been on Xbox. Marvel wanted to sign a deal with Microsoft for its games, but the giant fired them, so the company turned to another giant, Sony. The news comes from the recently released Ultimate History of Video Games, Volume 2. right now. What would you like to do?’ Microsoft’s strategy was to focus on its own intellectual property,” recalled Jay Ong, executive vice president and head of Marvel Games. “They passed. I sat down with these two PlayStation third party executives, Adam Boyes and John Drake, in August 2014 in a boardroom in Burbank. I said ‘we dream that this is possible, that we can beat Arkham and have at least one game and maybe multiple games that could drive adoption for your platform. They were interested.”
Reggie Fils-Aimé Discusses Workplace Abuse and Delayed Adoption of Online Gaming at Nintendo
Reggie Fils-Aimé discussed his time as President and COO at Nintendo of America while sparking interest in his new book, Disrupting the Game. The former executive had a lot to say about recent allegations of workplace abuse at the company. Fils-Aimé also described how Nintendo has been dragging its feet when it comes to embracing online gaming. “The company hasn’t seen huge opportunities online,” he remarked. “This was an area where the Americas and Europe were constantly trying to educate the business in Japan on the value of online gaming, investing in the online infrastructure that needed to be done to make the experience positive.” Fils-Aimé went on to describe how “this is where Microsoft has invested so heavily and it has become their competitive advantage. It is still today that I would argue in terms of connected gameplay. This was an area constantly called upon by western parts of the business to encourage development and investment in infrastructure and I’m sure that conversation continues today. I’m sure the fans have suspected this for a long time.
Raven QA workers organize successfully
Raven workers have just made history after becoming the first major game industry studio to form a union. The vote resulted in 19 votes for and 3 votes against. The whole story began last year when 12 subcontractors were laid off, leading to a long strike during which the company’s employees voiced their numerous complaints about working conditions and poor management treatment. . The strikers staged an unofficial union vote that prompted Activision Blizzard to invest millions of dollars in hiring an anti-union law firm and launch a highly controversial disinformation campaign about unionization. However, the force is not right and this time David defeated Goliath.
Ex-Xbox VP ‘fears’ Game Pass could bring down the industry
Former vice president of game publishing at Microsoft Ed Fries recently expressed concern that Game Pass could be a victim of its own success. The problem seems to be that people will stop buying their games, instead relying on the hugely successful subscription service. “Game Pass scares me because there’s a somewhat analogous thing called Spotify that was created for the music industry,” Fries pointed out. “When Spotify took off, it destroyed the music industry. I mean, it literally cut the music industry’s annual revenue in half and it caused people to stop buying songs. Fries wants the gaming industry to avoid suffering the same fate as the music industry. “We have to be careful not to create the same system in the gaming industry,” said the former executive “These markets are more fragile than people realize.” Fries added, “I saw the games industry destroy itself in the early 1980s. I saw the educational software industry destroy itself in the middle 1990s. So Game Pass makes me nervous. As a customer, I love. I love Spotify as a customer. I have all the songs I want. It’s a lot as a customer. But it’s not necessarily good for the industry.
Popular streamer and content creator xQc has been courting controversy ever since it began accepting sponsorships from gaming companies and handing out promo codes for online casinos. Things have been simmering for a while, but the situation seems to have come to a head as other streamers and content creators have spoken out against the practice. Pokimane and Asmongold became the last of his colleagues to join the choir. “We should say fuck the game and fuck somebody’s microtransactions taking advantage of people,” Pokimane said. “I had a lot of friends who told me they had a number, didn’t they? Is it three million a month? Five?” The streamer went on to say that “I’m priceless” because “the guilt would eat me alive.”
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