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Marvel vs Capcom old and new

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Remember, several months ago, when Marvel vs Capcom  3 disappeared from online stores? We all knew that the agreement between Marvel and Capcom had run its course, but we weren’t quite sure whether or not we were going to get something new. Well, we got our answers over the weekend, and it’s mostly good, if you asked me (and I’m not even a fan of the game).

It seems that with all of the HD remakes coming out, we might as well get a 1080p overhaul on one of the most loved fighting games. PS4 version is already out and the XBone and PC versions will follow in March of next year.

As if that wasn’t enough, Capcom also dropped this little nugget on us…

That’s right, Marvel vs Capcom Infinite. They let us see a minute-long gameplay teaser and it looks pretty good.

Here’s my only gripe with this, and I’m sure I’m the only one to have this view: do we really need both? Isn’t selling the HD remake just stealing more money from people? Why not just let them have their original versions, then release Infinite by itself? Or, even better, why not go the route Call of Duty used and use the HD remake as a bonus for pre-ordering Infinite?

Like I said, I’m sure I’m alone in this, and that’s fine. I never liked MvC3 anyway, so it doesn’t affect me in the slightest. Are you excited? Let me know in the comments.

WA Wants Valve to Stop Selling to Citizens

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Gambling for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive has been a source of contention for some time now. Apparently, the kids are gambling for… skins? Is that… is that a thing?

No, but seriously, the Steam API lets third-party websites to set up games for themselves with prizes being items from Steam, specifically skins from CS:GO. This has been in the news before, but this is the first time that some serious attention has been given.

Washington state regulators from the Washington State Gambling Commission issued a statement to Valve threatening civil and legal action if they are not able to prove that they are adhering to state law. Valve had until October 14th to issue that statement, but they ended up missing that date.

“I am disappointed that Valve Corporation missed Friday’s deadline, but encouraged that they have committed to responding today,” WSGC director David Trujillo said. “I look forward to reviewing their response in detail.” (Source: PCGamer)

When Valve did reply, it was what might be the most strongly-worded legalese ever.

“We do not understand the legal or factual reasoning supporting this position, from the Commission’s letter or from our conversations with the Commission. We are also unsure of how you propose we do this. If there is a specific criminal statute or regulation you believe Valve is violating, please provide a citation… We would be happy to cooperate with the Commission, if it is able to identify more skins gambling sites that are illegal in Washington and the Steam accounts through which they operate,” Valve said. “We welcome the chance for further communication with the Commission.” (Source: Eurogamer)

I wanted to wait until this issue was finished to report on it, but after reading Valve’s reply, I doubt Washington is going to pursue this further. If I’m wrong, I’ll be happy to let you know.