Every month we get bizarre stories from all corners of the globe that we just don’t know what to make.
Here’s weird gaming stories from December 2016. This is kind of weird but kinda cool. Somebody posted image on the Internet of some military folks in the Cargo hold of a plane with a sheet propped up and a projector play video games. Now of course they’re playing video games that require loadouts and all that they’re from the military.
They’re experts on that but you know all those movies that represent. All the troops being transported around theworld in these tiny planes on these seats that are all on the sides of the planes. In a big wine these guys are just like man. This video game is great I mean to be fair they’re kind of going off to protect our country and stuff. So this is not a criticism.
South Korea is actually outlawing cheating by a quote-unquote illicit game mods. The law specifically
bans any manufacturing and distributing of programs that are not allowed by his game company in terms of service which makes sense because terms of service are actually legally binding contract I wish more companies would maybe think of it that way when they say these are the rules. It’s combined with a really really thick penalty you could get up to five years in jail or 43 thousand dollars in fines. I mean yeah with the amount of money that is now going in and out of the eSports industry. It makes sense to have some sort of enforcement on this type of thing but to regular people who aren’t participating in like big eSports tournaments. I don’t know it’s kind of maybe a little bit worrisome is the way I would put it because there’s a lot of other mods that don’t necessarily conform to the game companies terms of service but don’t actually harm anyone. They’re just fun and couldn’t that maybe get touched by this. Let’s hope that this doesn’t become a wide-ranging thing and I’m sorry to all of y’all’s out in South Korea dealing with this but to be fair maybe you shouldn’t have been cheating so much. They were like we need to make a law about this.
Ubisoft Executives got fined 1.2 million euros for insider trading thing which is something you’re supposed
to get much more trouble than fines for so. The fact that they’re going to appeal the judgment and try to push it away be like we did do that. To me seems like a bad decision because almost everybody who has ever been accused of this say on Wall Street in the United States just pays the fine and walks away usually not in jail very few people have been jailed for this type of thing but they’re like you know what will fight it and it comes from them doing something that is absolutely insider-trading just before. The delay of Watchdogs to was going to be announced five executives from Ubisoft sold a bunch of shares in the company meaning when the stock was worth more because after they announced that it went way down the short definition of insider trading is the illegal practice of trading on the stock exchange to one’s own advantage through having access to confidential information open-and-shut knowing a game is going to get delayed and selling your stock in the company producing the game. The company that you’re an executive in and have privileged information on all the operations of is exactly that I can’t believe they’re going to fight this is take the fine I’m sure their salaries can handle it.
Members of Russian arliament are calling unfair they’ve put a rainbow shirt in the game basically to raise awareness that you don’t be an asshole to people just because they are different from you in some way which I mean isn’t really propaganda it’s kind of just like don’t be a jerk. It’s not like trying to advertise the benefits of homosexuality or something like that so I find it hard to believe that it’s any kind of propaganda just kind of asking people not to be horrible to each other which we could probably use more of in the world.
Zenimax sent out of takedown notice to the website of the game SimCity Buildit which is a fan game and that in of itself they’re not pissed off about in the least but the creator of the game started a Kickstarter campaign for a game called Jupiter help which is calling the sequel to Doom RL. Big mistake not saying spiritual there my friend because Animax took it as attempting to capitalize on their IP which it is but that’s kind of what everybody does everywhere like right now we’re trying to capitalize off of Doom’s IP by talking about it. That being said this isn’t one that benefits Zenimax quite as much so technically ZeniMax is probably in the right but I just a kind of thing as a dick I think I made a cool top-down Doom inspired fangame and wants to make his own game based on the ideas that he explored in the fangame maybe he’s not promoting at the way you would like them to ZeniMax but maybe just email and first before the season desist orders thanks.