Gaming News for March 2021
Leigh Milner has a roundup of the gaming news for March 2021.
Leigh - The developers of Fortnite… that’s Epic Games… have bought the company that makes Fall Guys. The idea is apparently to build what’s called a metaverse, that’s a universe where characters from lots of different games exist. A bit like the film Wreck It Wralph. We need to watch that again.
Star of Cyberpunk 2077 Keanu Reeves, has been spotted buying… merchandise from… Cyberpunk 2077. In a deleted Instagram post, he was spotted in a comic shop buying a Johnny Silverhand figurine. You’d think the company might have sent him one, given that he stars in their game. On the other hand, it could easily have been another bug.
Speaking of bugs… a professor has named three new species of beetle in Australia after the Pokemon franchise's legendary birds. Yun Hsiao from Eastern New Mexico University collaborated on a paper to document the beetle discovery and describe the new species. They are officially named Binburrum articuno, Binburrum zapdos, and Binburrum moltres, and are very colourful, like their pokemon namesakes. Gotta document em all.
Sony have registered a patent which allows them to map playstation buttons onto any object... and turn it into PS5 controller. The example used by the patent... is a banana. The wording in the patent says ‘it would be desirable if a user could use an inexpensive, simple and non-electronic device as a video game peripheral’. Just make sure you don’t mash the buttons too hard.