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EA Sports Employee gets Death Threats over Loot Box Controversy

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Star Wars: Battlefront II is a game I really want to stop talking about. The latest Electronic Arts game has been found to be in the middle of an uproar amongst fans. For very good reason, the grind the game shows in order to favor the accursed Loot Box is pretty unforgivable.

After a spreadsheet that suggested that it would take 40 hours of gameplay to unlock just one of the many heroes available in the game was published. A lot of players took the game developers to voice their anger in tons of different ways.

What’s hilarious about this is how the EA Community team has responded to the whole controversy. Making it the most down-voted response in Reddit history, at the time of writing this post has over -673k votes in a single day.

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This ridiculous, asinine and downright disrespectful “Sense of Accomplishment” comment is sure to make some great memes in the future. However, some developers (Even unrelated to the development of Battlefront II) are getting death threats over this issue.

The focus of this article will be on the developer who goes by the name of Sean. Going under the handle BiggSean66 on Twitter, he says he’s received seven death threats so far due to “an unpopular feature in a game.”

Since the tweets are protected, they are no longer available for public showing. However, the developer that works of the EA Sports Division has gone on record saying he got 7 direct Death Threats. With over 1,600 individual personal attacks to add to the pile of stuff people have sent him.

Developers getting death threats over features is scary, yet not uncommon. I even got one by a person who thought I was a Virginia resident (Yeah, not even close). And sadly, nobody has done anything in regards to this issue.

I might be one of those saying that Electronic Arts could’ve prevented this from happening by not being greedy. But the fact is that Death Threats are never EVER justified, it’s a very serious issue and this really isn’t helping things.

UPDATE: Ever since the article was posted, I found out that the employee is actually fake thanks to a Kotaku article. I only made the update just now because I needed confirmation of such.

I always wanted to be a journalist who listens. The Voice of the Unspoken and someone heavily involved in the gaming community. From playing as a leader of a competitive multi-branch team to organizing tournaments for the competitive scene to being involved in a lot of gaming communities. I want to keep moving forward as a journalist.

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Raiden, the famous shmup series, will come back as a twin-stick shooter on PS5, PS4, and PC

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Raiden has a long and interesting history as a vertical shooter in arcades. However, the series is going to get a Super Stardust HD makeover, which means it will switch to a twin-stick format. It comes out in Japan on October 31. There’s no word yet on when it will come out in the West, but we wouldn’t be surprised if it did.

A Gematsu translation of the game’s website says that the full version will have an arcade mode with up to six stages. There will also be an “Unlimited” option for people who want to be at the top of the rankings. It sounds like a pretty straightforward package in terms of what’s inside, but we think the action will be what makes it worth it.

There’s a trailer up top that should help you figure out what to expect. There are, however, different versions of Raiden 3, Raiden 4, and Raiden 5 that you can play right now on the PS5 and PS4, if you can’t wait for this game to come out in the West.

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Bandai Namco and Nike designed Tekken 8 sneakers with tag-team designs

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Nike, the maker of high-quality shoes, is working with Bandai Namco, the company that makes the Tekken series, to make a pair of sneakers. The fun competition is part of the franchise’s 30th anniversary celebrations. You can get your own pair for $250 or the equivalent in your country, though they’ll probably be worth a lot more on the sneakerhead black market.

Two pairs of Tekken 8 x Nike Air Foamposite One Fist sneakers are set to come out in September 2024, according to shoe fan Sole Retriever (thanks, VGC). The designs are based on Kazuya and Jin, two main characters in the series. You can get them at Nike and some other stores. People who like hypebeasts and fighting games are likely to buy these quickly, so if you like Tekken and shoes that make people talk, you should probably act fast.

Should Bandai Namco and Nike work together? What do you think? Are you going to fight for your own pair? Make sure to take good care of your shoes and keep their value in the comments section below.

 

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You can now preorder the official Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree strategy guide

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There will soon be a new book in Future Press’s Books of Knowledge series, which is FromSoftware’s officially licensed line of hardcover strategy guides. This will help players who are having trouble with Elden Ring’s Shadow of the Erdtree expansion. The base game came with two books, and now you can get the unholy trinity for $45 (or the equivalent amount in your currency). It will ship on September 30th.

Like the first two games, The Lands Between and Shards of Shattering, Shadow of the Erdtree is both a complete guide to how to play and a beautiful artbook with full-page pictures of enemies, landscapes, and weapons. This big book has 352 pages and is likely to sell out quickly, based on how quickly the ones that came before it did.

Do you know a lot about strategy guides? You could read the first two Books of Knowledge. If so, what did you think of them? Leave a comment below and let us know.

 

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