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29. 1. 2020 – GamingHub
Warcraft 3 Reforged: Fans Unhappy With Launch Version
Other / 29. 1. 2020

Warcraft 3: Reforged was released earlier this week, but it appears to not be meeting the expectations of fans. The classic strategy RPG is under fire by the Blizzard community for a variety of different reasons compounded by how it’s no longer possible to play the older, beloved version of the game. When Blizzard announced Warcraft 3: Reforged at BlizzCon 2018, Blizzard was promising an extensive retooling of the original 2003 title. Instead of just a visual upgrade, Blizzard announced that it would dive into the mechanics and expand upon them. [widget path=”global/article/imagegallery” parameters=”legacyId=20090999&captions=true”] Balance changes, additional voiceovers, redone animations, an expanded custom games creator, and more were all on the table for Blizzard. The company even showed off a cutscene from a playable demo of Warcraft 3: Reforged that showed off the redone graphics and new camera angles for cutscenes. But Warcraft 3: Reforged is out now and fans have discovered that the “reimagining” has fallen short. Immediately, players have discovered that Reforged just doesn’t look as good as it was promised. While the graphics are upgraded, cutscenes don’t feature the cinematic camera work that was previously advertised. You can see the comparison between the 2018 version that was…

Unlicensed Real-World Mario Kart Company Loses Another Legal Battle With Nintendo
Other / 29. 1. 2020

Nintendo has taken legal action against a company that offers go-kart tours of Tokyo while dressed up as Mario characters. Mari Mobility Development Co., formerly known as Maricar, has been ordered to pay over 50 million Yen (around $450,000 USD) to Nintendo for violating its intellectual property. As originally by Nikkei, the unlicensed Mario Kart company was originally sued by Nintendo in 2017 for infringing on its Mario IP and was fined 10 million Yen ($90,000 USD). After appealing the ruling and losing, Mari Mobility’s fine was increased fivefold. [widget path=”global/article/imagegallery” parameters=”albumSlug=every-ign-super-mario-review-ever&captions=true”] Despite the hefty fine, the company still plans to offer go-kart tours of Tokyo, but will now simply be superhero themed. A quick look at its official website will show a warning, clearly stating that it is in “no way a reflection of Nintendo” and that it does “not provide rental of costumes of the Mario Series.” Further, all images that include Mario branding have now been blurred out on the site. [ignvideo url=”https://www.ign.com/videos/2017/10/24/top-10-best-mario-games”] As reported by Kotaku, Nintendo has released an official statement saying, “We will continue to take necessary measures against infringement of intellectual property, including our brand, in order to protect our important intellectual property…

Dead Cells’ first paid DLC gets a February release date on PC and consoles
Other / 29. 1. 2020

Developer Motion Twin’s superb action-platform rogue-like Dead Cells is, as announced at the tail-end of last year, poised to usher in its first paid DLC. It’s called The Bad Seed and is now confirmed to be heading to PC, Switch, PS4, and Xbox One, on 11th February. The Bad Seed’s biggest additions come in the form of two new biomes. There’s the lush Arboretum (home to a clan of mushrooms), and an overgrown settlement known as The Swamp, inhabited by tree-dwelling mutants, frogmen, and deadly bloodsuckers. These new areas are intended to offer new path choices for Dead Cells’ early game, and provide alternative routes to The Courtyard/Toxic Sewers and The Ramparts/Ossuary/Ancient Sewers. Read more

Byleth: What’s Really Going On Behind the Anger Around Super Smash Bros’ Newest Character
Other / 29. 1. 2020

Over the last few weeks, Super Smash Bros. fans have been at war with Nintendo and with each other over the inclusion of Ultimate’s latest downloadable character. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate closed out its DLC pass with Byleth, the protagonist from last year’s Fire Emblem: Three Houses, kicking off a firestorm of anger and disappointment. The reaction and feedback were so widespread that it might leave outside observers asking what exactly it is about this character that caused so much furor. Before Super Smash Bros. Ultimate launched in 2018, publisher Nintendo and director Masahiro Sakurai announced a season pass including five new characters for what would become the best selling fighting game of all time. Unlike Capcom, which traditionally announces the Street Fighter series’ season pass rosters at its first reveal, Nintendo keyed in on how important the mystery of character reveals were to marketing. For the last two Super Smash Bros. games, character reveals were a big part of major events like Nintendo Direct streams and E3 presentations, and this strategy continued with DLC offerings. [widget path=”global/article/imagegallery” parameters=”albumSlug=every-super-smash-bros-ultimate-fighter&captions=true”] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s first season reveal began with Persona 5’s Joker, followed by characters like Dragon Quest’s Hero, Banjo &…