Everyone’s had their share of awkward moments, and given the imperfect nature of humans, this also extends to the gaming industry. Here’s presenting 5 scenarios that occurred during October 2020, ranging from headlines that would make you ogle in disbelief to stories that warrant an audible “WTF”.
- Nintendo Patched Minecraft Steve’s “Meat” In Super Smash Bros Ultimate
Minecraft Steve’s addition to the latest entry in Nintendo’s renowned fighting game franchise was a very big deal – enough to literally break Twitter, in fact. Yet this bizzare inclusion was officially a thing, as evident by gameplay released by the Super Smash Bros channel. One of the moments from this livestream that became viral immediately was the victory animation for Steve (after winning a match) featuring a piece of meat held in his hand.
As seen from the pic above, pervy minded netizens of the internet were quick to point out that the innocent pose resembled the character holding a, ahem, weiner. It blew up so much that even Nintendo took attention and the latest gameplay footage for Steve show that the animation no longer exists – he now eats the thing rather than holding it in front of his crotch. A bruh moment right there, if we’ve seen one.
- Consumers Aren’t Alone In The Temptations For RTX 3000 Series GPUs
The RTX 3080 is like Star Citizen. On paper, both are great products but there is no point if a product isn’t out in the market. At the very least, Star Citizen is purchasable and playable in its “space circus” of an Alpha. The RTX 3080, however, has essentially been out of stock for a majority of the consumers.
If that wasn’t enough, even devs have had a hard time getting their hands on one: Larian Studios, the minds behind the amazing Divinity Original Sin 1 & 2 also could not get one either for testing. They even had to reach out to Nvidia themselves and request for one – unfortunately it seems like their request still hasn’t been met yet. Consumers missing out is understandable, but why devs too?
- Value Proposition = 100
RTX 2080Ti + ‘Already cheap monitor for cheaper’. This was one of the offers live on the computer peripherals retailer site MDcomputers. Sounds like a steal doesn’t it? (/s) But when you look at the whole picture, you’ll be just as baffled as we are; the monitor in question was not just a cheap one (10,000 INR to be specific) but also full HD only aside from being a disappointing 75Hz panel.
That’s right: 1080p monitor discounted to half its price with a high-end card like the 2080Ti. WTF indeed. What was their marketing team thinking? We’re sure that a person buying an RTX 2080Ti that costs more than INR 1,00,000 will be using it for 1080p 75Hz gaming… After all, Raytracing is pretty demanding, right? *wink wink*
- Cyberpunk 2077’s Controversy Reaches A Peak
Undoubtedly the most hyped game of this year, Cyberpunk 2077 has had a rough journey ever since it’s debut trailer all the way back in 2013. It had a number of problems: alleged development reboots, lead dev changes, axed features, crunch culture, and delays; following this, the excitement and tension was almost electric as the game neared its promised release date of November 19, 2020.
Sadly, publisher CD Projekt had to break people’s hearts once again, by announcing that the game needed another delay (of 21 days) to wrap up last minute polish – meaning the game now releases on December 10. This happened despite the developer announcing that the game had gone gold. Following this news, some particularly salty fans took to the developer’s DM’s to dish out death threats on Twitter. It’s been a wild rollercoaster to say the least.
- Facebook puts Oculus Owners On A Leash
It’s no surprise that popular VR manufacturer Oculus is working under the social media giant Facebook. Their latest offering, the Oculus Quest 2 seems like a right step towards making the format more popular, especially with its enticing price point of $299. Plus it’s been well received by critics so far.
Sounds too good to be true, no? Exactly; the caveat here is that your Facebook account is tied to your Oculus. This means exactly what it implies – any bans on your FB profile will restrict your access to the purchases on the VR platform. Creating a separate account solely for VR use is something the social media platform frowns upon too… wonder why eh? As if that wasn’t enough, if you decide to delete your Facebook account, your purchases will vanish as well. Yep, poof.