The good, the bad and the ugly of the week – 08 February 2019

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A post so darn good, that it doesn’t even need a proper intro and I can write whatever I want here hurpde durp look at me I’m a magical unicorn who discovered how to wRiTe iN SpOnGeBoB MeMe tExT I Am tHe bEsT.

Best story

There used to be a time when I considered Capcom to be the next Konami of this industry: A greedy and parasitic entity that was on the verge of pissing away decades of love, fandom and loyalty from a fanbase that had definitely had enough of their malarkey over the last couple of years. These days though? Capcom feels like the developer of old. Great games, resurrections of old favourites and some truly dazzling tech behind each title that isn’t flooded with a tsunami of predatory microtransactions.

The days of Crapcom are truly over, to the point that even the fans agree that the Japanese giant who shaped their childhoods, is well deserving of being the most liked publisher in the industry today.

Worst story

Hey! Are you a fan of EA’s handling of the Star Wars license in video game form? ME NEITHER WHAT A COINCIDENCE! Electronic Arts hasn’t exactly endeared itself to Star Wars fans thanks to its grand output of games set in a galaxy far, far away consisting solely of two glorified pay to win shooters over the last five years, and chances are high that Disney doesn’t give a mouse crap about the current state of the franchise in that arena.

In fact, Disney is somehow still happy with EA, as it looks like their massive contract has been dipped in dark side Force energy and looks stronger than ever. Now witness the power, of this fully armed and operational tantrum station as I go on a rage bender over this dreadful news.

WTF story

So you’ve gone and made a cheat program for a game. That’s not the worst sin of all time. Oh that cheat program just so happens to wreck the in-game economy and you’re making cash off of it? Buddy, that’s a recipe for disaster, as Rockstar Games decided to unleash their lawyers and demand that Jhonny Perez quit with the copyright infringement that he was utilising to generate profits for his illicity activities.

Perez’s response? To keep schtum and hope that the whole brouhaha would just go away. That tactic may have worked against other developers, but Take Two Interactive’s iron grasp on their franchise would not relent so easily, resulting in Perez being slapped with a fine to the tune of $220 000 for the sound of his silence.

Bonus WTF

This retweet from Daniel of a whip that was made from human spinal bones. It’s metal as frack, but it’s also a FREAKIN’ WHIP MADE OUT OF SPINES!

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Header image of the week

Glennvorah (1)
Glennvorah (2)

We’re cheating slightly here, but only because it allows us to be extra dickish to Glenn and break embargo on him being a playable character in Mortal Kombat 11.

Comment of the week

This week, it’s Cavie who gets the nod for his sterling usage of 4Chan techniques to craft this cracker about the reality of success:

Success

Dumbass of the week

The prez-stee-gee-eye-jes award for misplaced genius this week goes to…me! Why? Because it only took me seven years to realise the real reason why Geoff hired me to work here:

Writing

I tell you, I’m shocked. Utterly shocked.

Bonus DVD content

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Last Updated: February 8, 2019

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