The biggest gaming news for June 4th, 2022

New York promises residents the right to repair, Dragon Age developers pounce on some narrow-minded fans, and Nintendo is shunning Gamescom this year.

Congratulations, you made it through another work week. If you’re anything like me, you probably took this opportunity to sleep in and missed the latest video game news. But don’t worry, we’ve got this summary for you. Today we found out that if you live in great upstate New York you now have the right to a repair. Dragon Age developers have bailed on someone who thinks the game is an “awakened catastrophe,” and Nintendo isn’t going to attend Gamescom this year. These are just our top three stories, so read on for the rest.


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Fans of the popular franchise should beware because you may not get any news about Mario at Gamescom this year. Nintendo has decided not to attend the event due to the global pandemic. “Gamescom is a key event in Nintendo’s calendar of events,” the company said in a statement. “This year, however, after careful consideration, we decided against participating in Cologne. Instead, players can try out the games for Nintendo Switch at numerous events across Germany.” Well, better luck next time.

Dragon Age devs pounce on Rando, who calls Dreadwolf a “wake disaster.”

People go crazy over the news that another Dragon Age game is currently in the works, but some people are less than thrilled with how the project has turned out. Someone seems to have dubbed the game an “awakened catastrophe,” which, of course, made her an instant mockery. “If ‘woke’ means representation? Approved. Happy Pride Month,” Game Director Corinne Busche said on Twitter. Creative director John Epler soon got involved. Even former creative director Mike Laidlaw had a few words to say on the matter. “Has it… ever… not ‘woken up’ by her standards? Maybe we should have tried harder.”

Abandoned creator accused of toxicity, non-paying workers and misleading fans

The game is widely viewed as a lost cause in terms of production at this point, but news of Abandoned continues to come hard and fast. The developer has now been accused of cultivating a toxic environment, misleading fans and even failing to pay its employees. In the words of a source, “the most outrageous things have been said” on social media. Secrecy from someone who behaves in a questionable manner.” Yikes.

Microsoft promises to work with unions after allegations of abuse

A few months ago it was announced that Microsoft would take over Activision Blizzard. The trick is that Activision Blizzard was deeply involved in a workplace abuse and misconduct scandal. The result was a union movement. Microsoft has now promised to cooperate in this union effort, claiming that it plans to adopt “new principles for organizing employees and how we engage in critical conversations with our employees, unions and other key stakeholders around the world.” to work together”. Thankfully, things seem to be moving in the right direction at the moment.

New York is the first state to recognize the right to repair

Handyman, rejoice! You are now able to legally repair your own broken electronic devices. Unless you live in upstate New York, that is. “This legislation will give New Yorkers the ability to repair their devices themselves or find someone else to do it for them without having to send them in to the manufacturer,” assembly spokesman Carl Heastie said in a statement . “Ending a repair monopoly will help small repair shops, help consumers save money, and reduce e-waste.” Well, how do you fix Joy-Con drift?

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