The Week In Videogames:
Cry Baby Cry, Make Your Mama Sigh
By Matthew Arcilla
In this week, one battle royale developer starts a battle legale with another battle royale developer, women are proven to historically exist, Nintendo wants to catch all your money and of course, war. War never changes.
8. PUBG Corp sues Epic Games Korea to stop battle royales in Asia
Read more at The Verge
Although PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds popularized the battle royale genre to become the sleeper hit of 2017, 2018 has seen Fortnite: Battle Royale become a worldwide cultural phenomenon. In a move that might be described as petty and spiteful, the publishers of PUBG have filed suit against the publishers of Fortnite. Anything to keep Fortnite from stealing PUBG’s thunder I guess.
7. Cities: Skylines will be getting an educational edition.
Cities: Skylines is the critically acclaimed city simulation that has made everyone forget about the catastrophe that was 2013’s SimCity. Now, five million copies later, publisher Paradox Interactive has teamed up with TeacherGaming to create an educational version of the game. The new version features in-depth classroom tutorials and custom teaching scenarios that can be paired with lesson plans.
6. Battlefield V’s female characters are here to stay
Read more at GameSpot
Last week, some players objected to female soldiers in Battlefield V with claims that it’s unrealistic to have women on the frontlines of WWII, despite historical record proving women served. Project manager Oskar Gabrielson fired back, “Female playable characters are here to stay,” and reminded gamers they can still play Battlefield their way, such as by riding a horse while wielding flamethrowers.
5. The Wolf Among us delayed into 2019
Read more at Destructoid
Based on the critically acclaimed Vertigo comic series Fables, Telltale Games’ The Wolf Among Us is among the developer’s most beloved games. A second season of episodic adventures has been under development since last year but now the San Rafael-based game company announced it is bumping the release from the end of this year to “early 2019.”