The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has opened an investigation into the oft-controversial No Man’s Sky. I don’t have a dog in this race because I stayed away from that whole debacle, but I know a lot of people who are on either side of the fence about No Man’s Sky.
I’ve never heard of the ASA, which makes sense since I’m an ignorant American, but I thought it was odd that a British group was looking into these claims when our own Federal Trade Commission wasn’t. I know that Hello Games, makers of No Man’s Sky, is a British company, but most articles on this subject refer to advertisements on the Steam page for No Man’s Sky. At the end of the day, I’d hope that this case is actually looked at very carefully instead of it being brushed aside because “the yanks didn’t do anything about it, so we won’t either.”
You may know that I’m pretty harsh when it comes to lies in gaming. You may also know that I tend to blame stupid consumers who allow these horrible things to happen without causing an uproar. Knowing those two things, you may be wondering where I stand on this whole shit show. Honestly, I couldn’t ever say it better than WhatCulture did in this video.
Eurogamer reports that Blizzard is going to rename Battle.net to… basically… Blizzard. This will be the last year that Battle.net will be a thing. There will be no changes users will notice, other than the super-confusing part about playing a Blizzard game on the Blizzard gaming platform, but it feels bad. It feels like we’re losing a part of ourselves.
With all of the HD remakes coming out lately, I started wondering what games I would actually like to see get a remake. Everyone has been hoping the Blizzard will announce a Diablo 2 HD at Blizzcon this year, and that would definitely be towards the top on my list. I just finished playing DOOM, which was… kind of a remake…? I enjoyed my time quite a lot and look forward to going back to play it on a harder difficulty. That got me thinking… why not Quake?
I’ve long considered Quake to be one of the best games ever made. The leap from the Doom engine to the idTechQuake engine was one of the most important moves in computer gaming. Just imagine where we’d be without Mr. John Carmack and his toolbox of wonderfulness!
I think I could guarantee my $30-45 to a Quake HD game, but that’s not the real question. The real question is whether or not they could count on your money?