Episode 68 – Riot Games Class Action Lawsuit, Resident Evil 3 Remake

recorded on December 6, 2019

Riot Games Class Action Lawsuit has settled (IGN)
• Started back in 2018, two woman (one former, one current employee) moved to sue Riot Games for sexual discrimination and harassment
• Apparently a laundry-list of complaints and stories of harassment in an environment that promotes a “bro culture”; with executives and admins being offenders themselves
o See more about this at Kotaku in their reports w/ employee testimonials
• Riot Games is set to pay $10 million to settle the lawsuit
o The two employees that filed the lawsuit will be given $10,000 each. The rest will be distributed amongst the remaining members of the lawsuit ($6.2 mil total)
• Riot is taking measures to change their reputation of having a toxic work environment
o Visible on their website under “Diversity & Culture”
Little Bits
Resident Evil 3 Remake has leaked with cover art and character images (Kotaku, wccftech)
• This game will be revealed “soon” but not at The Game Awards
• Rumor has it that the game is slated for sometime in the first half of 2020

PlayStation CEO Jim Ryan solidifies that Sony will not make another handheld (GameInformer)
• “PlayStation Vita was brilliant in many ways, and the actual gaming experience was great, but clearly it’s a business that we’re no longer in now,” – Jim Ryan

Sony to host a State of Play show on December 10 with a bunch of new info (Gematsu)
Rapid Fire
Blluepoint Games PS5 project will “become the achievement we’re most proud of” (resetera)
• They have been teasing remakes of Resistance, Castlevania, and Demon Souls lately

2K’s Battleborn is being sunset and servers will be taken forever offline in January 2021 (GI.biz)

Control is not coming to Xbox Game Pass contrary to Phil Spencer from Remedy (Remedy)

Nintendo is set to launch the Switch in China on December 10 (New York Times)

Happy 25th Birthday PlayStation! The original PlayStation launched on December 3rd, 1994.

REMINDER: The Game Awards takes place December 12 at 830 EST, come join us!\

Platinum games releasing 4K remasters of Bayonetta and Vanquish, pick them up if you’re looking for some fast paced fun (Polygon)

New multiplayer Outlast game: Outlast Trials was announced on Wednesday (Polygon)
• Don’t know what kind of game it is yet, but we’ll let y’all know when more info is released

Starship Troopers: Terran Command (RTS game ) set to release 2020 (Eurogamer)
• If this doesn’t excite you we can’t be friends

Upcoming Releases and Deals

Persona 5 Royale has a launch date of March 31, 2020 (GameSpot)

There are a bunch of games coming soon to Xbox Game Pass for PC (news.xbox.com)

• Faeria
• Demon’s Tilt
• Pathologic 2
• Human: Fall Flat
• My Friend Pedro
• Farming Simulator 17
• Europa Universalis IV
• Metro: Last Light Redux
• Age of Wonders: Planetfall

Rumor Mill
Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 is heavily rumored to launch late 2021 around Christmas (Imran Khan)

Whispers suggest that PS5 and the next-gen Xbox have similar and very powerful specs
PS5 strategy is to be as accessible as possible meaning little to no load times (Jason Schreier)

PS4 Pro was a test case to extend the life of the console generation and it was successful so there may be a PS5 Pro mid way through the next generation teased by Masayasu Ito the executive vice president of hardware engineering and operation at Sony (ComicBook.com)

Xbox is still working on an all digital lower end next gen system codenamed Lockhart (Kotaku)

Horizon Zero Dawn could be coming to PC sometime in February or later in 2020 (GameRant)

A remaster of Vanquish and Bayonetta leaked and is currently in development (Gematsu)

Apparently a new Tony Hawk Pro Skater game is in the works (IGN)

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