Gaming News Roundup – Jan 22
China Locking Up PUBG Cheaters
While this isn’t local news, it is still pretty notable, especially in the world of PC gaming. Tencent, the people publishing the mobile port of PUBG, have reportedly helped China lock up 120 people that are associated with cheats of the game. It’s cool to see that they’re working together with actual Chinese police to really crack down on cheaters and keep our e-streets safe. These cheaters were basically digital dealers, making a lot of money selling black market cheats and they could actually face substantial jail time for it.
Nintendo just recently announced that they’re producing a new, craft-it-yourself cardboard cutout product to offer a new way to play with your Switch. They work with the Switch’s IR sensor and vibration functions and it looks pretty cool, especially for those that enjoy putting things together with your own two hands. They even come with games specifically made for them, and the games look like a lot of fun. It’ll be available April 20th, but they released a trailer with a fun look at what it is. You can check that out here. (Starting at $69 and releasing on 4/20 huehuehuehuehue)
A Bit More Details On Fable 4
Last week I reported that a Fable 4 was in the works, but we didn’t know who was handling its development. This week we learned that Playground Games is handling it, which is really interesting because they’re most known for their Forza Horizon games. It’ll be fascinating to see how a studio known for racing games handles an RPG, but we’ll see when the time comes.
The Duke Gets A Re-Release
Anybody that owned the original Xbox most definitely remembers one of gaming’s biggest and most cumbersome controllers: The Duke. Possibly thought up by a man with hands the size of baseball mitts, The Duke is now seeing a re-release, making it compatible with PC. It has a few small changes to it, two small shoulder buttons have been added and the big Xbox logo in its center has been changed to an LED display that plays the old startup sequence. It’s also not wireless, so you’ll have to do some wire arranging, just like the good old days. You’ll be able to get your giant claws on it in March.
That’s the news for this week! Glad to see how China is handling cheaters? Have giant hands and excited to pick up The Duke? Let us know below! In case you missed last week’s roundup, which included the recent Nintendo Direct, you can click here to get caught up. As always, be sure to come back next week for another gaming news roundup!