The most important news of the week from 7 to 13 November

The most important news of the week from 7 to 13 November

Palmer Luckey has created a virtual reality headset that literally kills the wearer in the event of a game over: it was inevitable that this disturbing experiment would end up in the most important news of the week. However, in the last seven days several other things have also happened, for example there has been an update regarding the acquisition of Activision Blizzard by Microsoft.

As for games, there is great curiosity around at the launch of Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0, God of War Ragnarok continues to be discussed although for reasons other than its extraordinary quality and controversial details have sprung up regarding the development of Atomic Heart, which seems to have been carried out between crunches and fake trailers.

Palmer Luckey and the viewer that kills the wearer

The mortal viewer of Palmer Luckey We had long understood that Palmer Luckey was a bizarre character: the founder of Oculus had to abandon the company that he had helped to create due to a series of political sponsorships not in line with corporate principles, after which he dedicated himself to a startup that produces weapons: a market always in great shape, as we know.

Since the history of Oculus Rift and that of the Sword Art Online animated series are linked in many ways, Luckey wanted to pay homage to the anime by creating his own version of NerveGear: a viewer for virtual reality that kills the wearer in the event of a game over, not with powerful microwaves as in SOA but with three clearly visible explosive charges.

An extreme attempt to increase the degree of involvement in the experience, there is no doubt. Fortunately, Palmer has not yet had the courage to try the device in question: the hope is that he will never do it, rather put that viewer under lock and key to avoid wearing it in a moment of weakness or lack of lucidity.

Microsoft, Activision and the European Commission

Phil Spencer Unfortunately, the conditions were all there and the confirmation has arrived: the European Commission has not given the green light to the acquisition of Activision from part of Microsoft, deciding to move to phase 2 and therefore to carry out more in-depth investigations on the impact that this operation could have on the market and in particular on users.

Some insiders argue that the acquisition could skip, given the new difficulties, and indeed to read the reasons for the postponement there is the feeling that the Commission has more than one prejudice against the Redmond house; sensation confirmed by the unhappy tweet of Ricardo Cardoso, which has sparked a lot of controversy and has also made the readers of discuss.

Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 is big enough

Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0, an official artwork The size of Call of Duty has been a topic that has been around for years, even at the time of PS4 there were complaints that the hard disk of the console could become insufficient to contain the game and its battle royale version. Well, it seems that history is about to repeat itself with Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0, characterized by gargantuan dimensions as regards the download.

Equipped with a new map and thanks to the novelty represented by the DMZ mode, available in beta at launch, Warzone 2.0 will be able to be pre-loaded starting tomorrow, November 14, while the opening of the servers for Season 1 is officially set at 7.00 pm on November 16. What do you say, are you among those who can't wait to play it?

Death threats to the author of the review of God of War Ragnarok from 6/10

God of War Ragnarok, Kratos and Atreus console themselves after 6/10 of IGN Korea Historical courses and appeals for the world of video games, unfortunately plagued by a fanbase that in some cases expresses the worst of itself and ends up creating an environment that is nothing short of toxic. In this case it happened that a Korean reviewer only awarded 6/10 to God of War Ragnarok, triggering quite violent reactions and even receiving death threats.

Let's be clear: where to grant a stunted sufficiency to the new chapter of the Santa Monica Studio series indicates quite clearly a lack of knowledge of the medium, therefore the opposite of what is usually required of a person who is responsible for reviewing games, in the same way switching to threats does not solve anything.

What is the scariest video game of all time?

Madison, an exploratory sequence Science of Scare is a project that has been going on for a couple of years and that deals with scientifically classifying the horror experiences based on the degree of fear. Well, according to these assumptions, the scariest game of all time is Madison: the title developed by Bloodious Games in the tests proved to be the one capable of causing the greatest tension in users and keeping their heartbeat high.

In the ranking we find Alien: Isolation in second position, Visage in third and then Five Nights at Freddy's 4 and Outlast 2: all games able to keep the beats above 90 bpm on average, with peaks up to 131 during the inevitable jumpscare. The demo of P.T. is out of the top 10, but only because it is not a complete product: during the tests it returned impressive results.

Atomic Heart between crunches and fake trailers

Atomic Heart, a scene from a boss fight It seems that the situation regarding the development of Atomic Heart is not all roses and flowers, quite the contrary. The Russian team behind the game had to overcome a series of difficulties, but according to some reports this was generally due to poor management of resources and improper practices, such as promising bonuses in exchange for crunch and then taking back their word.

It also turned out that the project was advertised through fake trailers, made with assembly techniques aimed at hiding the current criticalities of the system, especially from the eyes of investors, who have recently been exerting a great deal of pressure on the study to reduce production times and finally arrive at the appointment with the launch, set for February 21, 2023.

Ash Ketchum has become Pokémon World Champion, finally

Ash Ketchum raises the Pokémon World Champion Trophy It took twenty-five years, but in the end he made it: Ash Ketchum became Pokémon World Champion in the latest installment of in the animated series Pokémon Explorations, beating Dandel in a spectacular battle, which lasted for four episodes and ended with a winning intervention by Pikachu against the mighty Charizard.

The great dream of the ' He was therefore still very young coach of Biancavilla, although a quarter of a century has passed for the spectators. The final match was also an opportunity to see on the screen a whole series of characters related to the franchise, such as Iris, Camilla and Lance. All is well when it ends well, after all.

God of War Ragnarok dispenses excessive advice?

God of War Ragnarok, Kratos intent on solving an ambient puzzle ... no, already solved The question is now known: for several years now the degree of challenge of video games has been lowered on average in order to avoid situations in which the player feels stuck and unable to continue, but apparently in God of War Ragnarok the advice have passed the mark, to the point of treating users as incapable.

There are several reports on the subject: it seems that the various environmental puzzles present in the campaign are "solved" even before we can think about it, through direct suggestions from Atreus and other NPCs rather than as part of indirect actions, which can provide a starting point to arrive at the solution rather than doing all the work for the player.

The new gameplay presentation d i Hogwarts Legacy

Hogwarts Legacy, a look at the interior of the castle Hogwarts Legacy was the protagonist of a Gameplay Showcase in which the developers of Avalanche Software showed different aspects of the tie-in arriving on PC and consoles on February 10th : from the character editor to the interface, from the exploration of the castle to the interactions, passing through the combat system.

The presentation left the many fans of the Wizarding World excited, who hope to find in the game the realization of one's desires: a mysterious and fascinating open world, capable of bringing the atmospheres of the novels by J .K. Rowling and the famous films of the Harry Potter movie saga.

The complete list of Pokémon Gen 9 of Scarlet and Violet

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, a mysterious finding Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet are been victims of a sensational leak that saw several copies of the game distributed well in advance and all that follows, including the inevitable phenomenon of piracy. The result of what happened also translated into aggressive datamining, which produced among other things the complete list of Gen 9 Pokémon.

From the three starters (Sprigatito, Fuecoco and Quaxly) to the Pokémon of the Scarlet Book and the Violet Book, the list is obviously very substantial and still full of unknowns that will finally find an answer on November 18th, when Pokémon Scarlet and Violet will make their debut in stores, exclusively on Nintendo Switch.

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