Chinese Overwatch League teams Hangzhou Spark, Chengdu Hunters, Guangzhou Charge, and Shanghai Dragons are ending their boycotts of South Korean team Seoul Dynasty, and specifically player Jong-ryeol "Saebyeolbe" Park, who raised their ire by criticizing Chinese censorship during a Twitch livestream in April. A clip of Park's comments was shared on Twitter by Overwatch esports commentator Gatamchun, who also provided an English translation. "I can't call Taiwan, Taiwan. Taiwan is not a separate country," he said about restrictions he faces while streaming in China. "Hong Kong is also not a country. I can't say that. I can't say Taiwan and HK. At all. They don't recognize them as countries. I got into so much trouble for saying their names." "So I was sad about that. Like, fuck, make it make sense. What are you talking about, 'One China?' So I objected to that and all the managers said, 'If you want to earn Chinese money, you have to become a Chinese dog.'" "So I was sad about … [Read more...] about Chinese Overwatch League teams end boycott of Korean player who criticized ‘One China’ policy
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Wow! Just... wow! What a week for video game news it's been. The Epic versus Apple trial kicked off this week and it turned out to be the headline generator we'd hoped for. In this week's show, which you can check out in the video below, Eurogamer news editor Tom Phillips, reporter Emma Kent and me deliver an Epic vs Apple emails special, digging into the detail behind this unprecedented peek behind the video game industry curtain. The trial got off to a chaotic start as Fortnite fans flooded the public call-in number - which the authorities inexplicably failed to mute. The news flooded in soon after, with revelations around Sony's cross-play policy , Epic's Fortnite development and Microsoft's financials all emerging over the coming days. We even know how much Epic paid to secure Gearbox's Borderlands 3 as a six-month PC exlcusive to the Epic Games Store. Spoilers: it was a lot . Amid all that we have frankly hilarious emails between Epic boss Tim Sweeney and various … [Read more...] about Epic vs Apple emails special – it’s the Eurogamer News Cast!
With the system now discontinued, Nintendo has revealed that it has shipped 2.3 million NES Classic Editions around the world since its launch last November. Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime shared the figure with Time (and Nintendo subsequently confirmed it with GameSpot). This is a sell-in figure, which accounts for the number of units shipped to retailers, as opposed to sell-through numbers that only track units actually purchased by consumers. That said, given the incredible popularity of the system, there's likely little distinction between the two in this case. This figure is up from the 1.5 million that Nintendo announced at the beginning of February . Since then, demand has remained unsatisfied. And that's not about to change, as the company announced earlier this month that it was discontinuing the system worldwide . It provided no reasoning for the move at the time, but Fils-Aime offered some insight to Time. Regarding the supply issues, he said the … [Read more...] about Nintendo Talks NES Classic Edition Discontinuation As Sales Surpass 2 Million
The ESRB listing for Resident Evil Village has appeared publicly on the organization's website, and it offers a glimpse at some of the horrors that will await players as they explore the game's titular locale. Not surprisingly, the game received an M rating from the organization, specifically for its blood and gore, intense violence, and strong language. Note that there are some small potential spoilers ahead. You have been warned. The ESRB's general description of the game offers very few surprises to fans of the Resident Evil series. However, it does reveal that the game's level of gore is consistent with its predecessor Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, which featured hands and legs getting chopped off in its first few hours. The description also reveals that Bloodborne-esque fantastical creatures are the main foes that the player will face, unlike RE7. "From a first-person perspective, players explore environments and use pistols, shotguns, and machine guns to shoot and … [Read more...] about Resident Evil Village ESRB Listing Reveals The Horror To Come
The Meg 2 starts shooting in January 2022, says star Jason Statham. The actor updated Collider on the giant shark sequel during an interview to discuss the upcoming Guy Ritchie film Wrath of Man. Here's his full quote: "We're gonna start shooting in January, if I get my dates right. Ben Wheatley is the director, I'm very excited to work with him. I'm thrilled to get going, it's been a while. We've been waiting around for the right scripts to come in and the right director to turn up, and we've got all those things and they're all stacked up now." Statham also praised Ben Wheatley, who's taking over directing duties from original The Meg director Jon Turteltaub: "Yeah [Wheatley's] great. We have a great shorthand already. We've got similar taste. I like his movies, I think he's a brilliant director. I think we've got a good shot at making something good." The Meg, of course, was a 2018 giant shark horror/action film in which Jason Statham did battle with the massive … [Read more...] about The Meg 2: Jason Statham Gives An Update On The Giant Shark Sequel