Gamers are a passionate group, and we are no exception. These are this week’s most interesting perspectives on the wild, wonderful, and sometimes weird world of video game news.
This is what it looks like when a huge video game publisher gets it wrong
This is Lars Wingfors, CEO of Embracer, a Swedish holding company that owns several video game publishers, dozens of studios, and employs more than 16,500 people. Or at least it was. Embracer has laid off hundreds, canceled projects, and shuttered studios as it reckons with failed deals, ambitious bets on big games, and… An unprecedented acquisition wave Which led to the group of investors raising everything they could, starting with The studio is behind Ex-deity To license to the Lord of the Rings. One company to rule them all. This seems to be the extent of the strategy. Read more
Kotaku asks: Who was overlooked in The Game Awards nominations?
This week, The Game Awards creator and host Geoff Keighley, He revealed the games competing for awards at his showcase in December. Dozens of games are named across more than 30 categories. What was missing? Read more
Persona 5 Tactica attempts to make up for the homophobia in the series
I love Personality 5, but over the years, Atlus’ stylish, supposedly socially conscious RPG has fallen out of favor with me. gay a personality Fans know the show is fraught with danger, and even the most ardent among us treat it like the jolly uncle who claims to love everyone and still says something of his own money on every holiday. I expected that Persona 5 Tactics, the tactical offering that launches on November 17, will follow all the previous games and find some way to take a hit on gay people for no reason. But after years of feeling like one of my favorite shows was trying to push me out, Tactics She opened the door for me, even if only for a moment. Read more
Dear video game industry, please name a woman
It’s been nearly a decade since then gamergate, The tantrum of a misogynistic gaming industry that harasses women under the guise of demanding journalistic ethics – and yet 2023 never seems to get past it. Read more
Modern Warfare III’s multiplayer is a great nostalgia trip
Say what you want about him Modern Warfare III-He was It developed in a confusing rushFor this reason The campaign is mostly badand he Currently the worst rated Call of duty Game In the series’ twenty-year history, but damn, does multiplayer make me feel like I’m in college again? Read more
The latest appearance of Crash Team Rumble makes me want a new Spyro game
I loved it Team Rumble crashed. I even He said as much on this very site When the MOBA brawler launched in June. But man, seeing them add Spyro, Crash’s Fly, Fire Breathing, and the contemporary OG PlayStation to the list makes me wish we had a new game Spyro the dragon Game. Read more