Taiwanese Horror Game Devotion Delisted From Steam After Winnie The Pooh Meme Sparks Controversy

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Taiwanese Horror Game Devotion Delisted From Steam After Winnie The Pooh Meme Sparks Controversy

Devotion, a Taiwanese horror game that found a huge fan following over the past week since its release, has been removed entirely from Steam following the use a meme banned in China. The ensuing firestorm has lead to the game's publisher abandoning the studio and the developers being forced to apologize publicly over the issue.

The game is a follow up to developer Red Candle Games' previous horror title Detention, a school-based survival horror titled based on Taiwanese culture and mythos. Players quickly picked up on Devotion and became attracted to the game's effective use of scares and environmental oppression. However, its average user reviews on Steam started to collapse in the time since release, as Chinese players discovered something they did not like on one of the game's posters.

On a poster in the game for what is known as a Fulu talisman, characters dotted along the edges of the design say what is roughly translated as "Xi Jinping Winnie the Pooh Moron," referring to the People's Republic of China's president. In recent years, Chinese internet users have poked fun at Xi Jinping for looking like Winnie the Pooh, the yellow cartoon bear with a predilection for honey. The meme reportedly angered the Chinese leader, resulting in a ban in China.

Final Fantasy XII On Xbox One And Switch Gets New Improvements Over Previous Versions

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Final Fantasy XII On Xbox One And Switch Gets New Improvements Over Previous Versions

Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age, an HD remaster of the 2006 PlayStation 2 Final Fantasy game, already boasted a number of improvements when it landed on PlayStation 4 and PC, released in 2017 and 2018 respectively. That version of the game was itself based on a Japan-only re-release of the PS2 game from a decade prior, giving western fans something new. Now players who have been patiently waiting for the Final Fantasy XII to come to other consoles, or people looking to buy and play it once again, will have a few extra incentives.

The Xbox One and Switch ports of the game will allow a license change, letting players respec their party members' jobs as they see fit. Additionally, there are more gambit slots for party members, as well as the ability to switch between them with named descriptions, like "Fire Boss" or "Exploration". An improved New Game + mode allows characters to start the game at level 90 and bring over items, weapons, magic, and more from the previous play through.

The Xbox One version sports the X enhancement of running the game at 60 FPS, which was previously only available to the PC. You can check out a new trailer of the game below.

Fan-Made Chex Quest HD Remake Now Has A Trailer

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Fan-Made Chex Quest HD Remake Now Has A Trailer

Remember Chex Quest? You know, the kid-friendly Doom clone that came packaged in Chex cereal boxes in 1996? A team of volunteer game developers are recreating it from the ground up in HD. If you don't believe us, the team behind it released a new gameplay trailer this weekend that you can watch above. (Warning: nostalgia, incoming!)

The game doesn't have a release date just yet. It's being produced by a group of volunteers, including game development students from Southern New Hampshire University. The five-level game will launch for free when completed, and the team hopes to launch the project on Steam.

Fan-Made Chex Quest HD Remake Now Has A Trailer

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Fan-Made Chex Quest HD Remake Now Has A Trailer

Remember Chex Quest? You know, the kid-friendly Doom clone that came packaged in Chex cereal boxes in 1996? A team of volunteer game developers are recreating it from the ground up in HD. If you don't believe us, the team behind it released a new gameplay trailer this weekend that you can watch above. (Warning: nostalgia, incoming!)

The game doesn't have a release date just yet. It's being produced by a group of volunteers, including game development students from Southern New Hampshire University. The five-level game will launch for free when completed, and the team hopes to launch the project on Steam.

The Division 2's Open Beta Adds An Extra Main Mission

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The Division 2's Open Beta Adds An Extra Main Mission

The upcoming open beta for The Division 2 will allow everyone to play a bit of Ubisoft's upcoming live shooter and sequel to 2016's The Division. Even if you played the closed betas that have been hitting over the last month, however, the open beta will still have new content for people eager to play more The Division 2.

The open beta offers one more main mission to the closed beta's two, so there's more content to play with in the current beta. If you haven't played any Division betas, that's a huge amount of new content. Check out the open beta trailer below.

The beta will also offer endgame content, so you'll be able to fight against some of the members and weaponry of the Black Tusk organization. The beta begins in just a few days on March 1 and runs through March 4.

The Division 2's Open Beta Adds An Extra Main Mission

about X hours ago from
The Division 2's Open Beta Adds An Extra Main Mission

The upcoming open beta for The Division 2 will allow everyone to play a bit of Ubisoft's upcoming live shooter and sequel to 2016's The Division. Even if you played the closed betas that have been hitting over the last month, however, the open beta will still have new content for people eager to play more The Division 2.

The open beta offers one more main mission to the closed beta's two, so there's more content to play with in the current beta. If you haven't played any Division betas, that's a huge amount of new content. Check out the open beta trailer below.

The beta will also offer endgame content, so you'll be able to fight against some of the members and weaponry of the Black Tusk organization. The beta begins in just a few days on March 1 and runs through March 4.

Resident Evil, Resident Evil 0, and Resident Evil 4 Switch Release Date Announced

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Resident Evil, Resident Evil 0, and Resident Evil 4 Switch Release Date Announced

Capcom announced late last year it was bringing Resident Evil, Resident Evil 0, and Resident Evil 4 to the Switch, but no other details were shared at the time. Today we learned a little more about the ports. All three games will be released on May 21 as digital downloads via the Switch eShop, with pre-orders starting on Feb 28.

Capcom also followed up that North American Switch owners will be able to get physical versions of Resident Evil and Resident Evil 0 via the Resident Evil Origins Collection, though no release date for that Switch port has been given yet.

[Source: Capcom Twitter]

Resident Evil, Resident Evil 0, And Resident Evil 4 Switch Release Date Announced

about X hours ago from
Resident Evil, Resident Evil 0, And Resident Evil 4 Switch Release Date Announced

Capcom announced late last year it was bringing Resident Evil, Resident Evil 0, and Resident Evil 4 to the Switch, but no other details were shared at the time. Today we learned a little more about the ports. All three games will be released on May 21 as digital downloads via the Switch eShop, with pre-orders starting on Feb 28.

Capcom also followed up that North American Switch owners will be able to get physical versions of Resident Evil and Resident Evil 0 via the Resident Evil Origins Collection, though no release date for that Switch port has been given yet.

[Source: Capcom Twitter]

Removed Amazon Listing For Mystery Bethesda Game Had A Countdown Attached

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Removed Amazon Listing For Mystery Bethesda Game Had A Countdown Attached

Over the weekend, an Amazon listing was found for a mystery unnamed game without any identifying information besides a publisher: Bethesda. It was found and blown up on social media by accounts like deal maven @Wario64 pointing out the oddity. The now-removed game was available in Standard, Deluxe, and Collector's editions and was able to be preordered on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

Perhaps most mysteriously was a single video attached to the listing, stock footage of a countdown with sound of a film reel as it counts down from 10 to 1.

Once the listing got some attention, it was quickly pulled from Amazon without any explanation. The retailer has not responded to a request for clarification, though it is possible they will not until the next business day. If the listing was not an error, it would not be the first time Bethesda has teased a game, as the reveal for Fallout 76 involved a days-long stream of 1950s test footage and a Pip Boy.

Removed Amazon Listing For Mystery Bethesda Game Had A Countdown Attached

about X hours ago from
Removed Amazon Listing For Mystery Bethesda Game Had A Countdown Attached

Over the weekend, an Amazon listing was found for a mystery unnamed game without any identifying information besides a publisher: Bethesda. It was found and blown up on social media by accounts like deal maven @Wario64 pointing out the oddity. The now-removed game was available in Standard, Deluxe, and Collector's editions and was able to be preordered on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

Perhaps most mysteriously was a single video attached to the listing, stock footage of a countdown with sound of a film reel as it counts down from 10 to 1.

Once the listing got some attention, it was quickly pulled from Amazon without any explanation. The retailer has not responded to a request for clarification, though it is possible they will not until the next business day. If the listing was not an error, it would not be the first time Bethesda has teased a game, as the reveal for Fallout 76 involved a days-long stream of 1950s test footage and a Pip Boy.