Controversial gaming news for November
Leigh Milner rounds up all the controversial news!
Leigh - Let’s start with some Fortnite controversy… at the end of the game’s 10th season a few weeks ago… a massive asteroid obliterated the map… leaving just a black hole... as the game went offline…
Black Hole SFX
Less than two days later though... Fortnite came back online. Season 11 - or “Chapter 2” as it’s known - is now live, with gamers getting used to a whole new map and updated gameplay.
Meanwhile youtuber Faze Jarvis has been banned from Fortnite for life, after uploading a video showing him using “aimbots” that help you to aim at enemies without really trying.
In other controversial news...
Blizzard Entertainment banned a Hearthstone player after he voiced support for protests in Hong Kong during a competition. China is a big market for Blizzard… but they say it had nothing to do with that. Blitzchung was initially banned from playing the online card game for a year, but Blizzard reduced his suspension to 6 months, and said it will restore the prize money it withheld from him.
Incidentally Hearthstone’s new mode Battlegrounds is now live.
More controversy... the latest Call of Duty game has been hit by thousands of negative reviews over its portrayal of Russia. The complaints about the latest title come from its “Highway of Death” mission. Players take on Russian snipers along a battered highway in the fictional country of Urkistan. However, some people noticed similarities between the fictional road... and a real-life route that links Iraq and Kuwait. A spokesman for Activision Blizzard declined to comment on the reviews... but said the storylines were fictional.
Wrestling fans have slammed (see what I did there?) the new WWE 2K20 video game... over visual glitches and game-breaking bugs. Some have been saying that the game is “literally unplayable” online… Ray Mysterio’s mask can be seen dissolving into his face in one screenshot… while Becky Lynch’s eyes float on an invisible face… pictures available now on our Twitter page @nakedgamingpod
And finally in less controversial news!
The world’s rarest Pokémon card has sold for £150,000 in an auction in New York. Only 39 copies of the ultra- rare Pikachu card were ever released - as a prize in a drawing competition in Japan... and only 10 of them are known to be in circulation.
This particular card is drawn by the original Pikachu artist Atsuko Nishida, and it sold for more than three times the previous record... for this exact card.