The biggest gaming news for August 27, 2022

Welcome to the weekend. Saturdays are all about catching up on sleep, taking care of clothes, and of course, doing a little cleaning. I’m kidding, of course. I don’t know about you, but I don’t do any of these things because I’m too busy playing video games. I guess you’re the same, so let’s bring them up to date. Today, we hear that pixel artists have recreated the Kanto region from Pokemon Red & Blue, Sifu is about to get a big update with some difficulty changes, and Embracer is working on a new deal with Marvel. These are just our top stories, so read on for the rest.


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Sifu will get new features and an outfit straight from Raid Redemption

When the game launched earlier this year, some of the bosses gave players a bit of a surprise, leading the developer behind Sifu, Sloclap, to promise a big update. The time has finally come and Sloclap is adding a number of changes as well as some interesting difficulty tweaks. Players who like to show off their Kung Fu mastery can finally show off a new score that better reflects their fighting finesse. “The new scoring system will take into account every punch, kick, sweep, and finisher made, and award a ranking based on a player’s smoothness, efficiency, and variety. Dismantle a group of enemies without getting hit and the players they’ll get a score. it’s worth bragging about.”

Valve wants to build “even more open and capable” versions of the Steam Deck

Value is apparently interested in creating “even more open and capable” versions of the Steam Deck. And here he was thinking that he was already quite open and capable. The news comes from a flyer that Valve is apparently distributing throughout Asia. “This is a multi-generational product line,” the brochure says. “Valve will support Steam Deck and SteamOS for the foreseeable future. We will learn from the Steam community about new uses for our hardware that we haven’t thought of yet, and create new versions to be even more open and capable than the first has been.” Steam Deck version”. Something to watch.

Embracer is working on a new agreement with Marvel according to Insider

Embracer has been on a buying spree recently, acquiring dozens of different companies, both large and small. The latest development is that Embracer is now looking to close a deal with Marvel for the production of some video games. According to industry watcher Miller, “It appears that Embracer is in the midst of a deal with Marvel that extends well beyond Avengers (which is understandable with recent news suggesting that both EA and Ubisoft have Marvel content in store). preparation). I suspect the Avengers will live and that will be announced when the Embracer/Marvel deal closes. Brass Tacks: The Crystal Dynamics acquisition has now officially happened and I hear work continues on Avengers relatively unabated. Things can change, but that’s where we are.”

Activision Blizzard’s presence on mobile and PC was the driving force behind the Xbox deal

The merger between Microsoft and Activision Blizzard may have included some major intellectual property, but apparently the real prize was mobile market share. According to Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer, “When we thought about what we are capable of doing today and where we need to go, the biggest gaming platform on the planet is mobile phones. 1.5 billion people play games on mobile phones. And I guess unfortunately, like Microsoft, it’s not a place where we have a native platform. As games, coming from consoles and PCs, we don’t have a lot of creative ability that has made successful mobile games.”

Hundreds of Pixel Artists Recreate the Kanto Region from Pokemon Red & Blue

Pixel artists have recreated the entire Kanto region from Pokemon Red & Blue, delighting fans of the franchise in the process. The result of this gigantic undertaking, Kanto Redrawn, was a fully interactive map that players can explore at their leisure. “Kanto Redrawn is a collaborative art project by a group of passionate pixel artists from around the world,” explained the group known as Retro Redrawn. “The goal was to visually represent the Kanto region in a way that the original developers would never have been able to achieve with the technical constraints of the original hardware.” His impressive work definitely speaks for itself.

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