Street Fighter producer Yoshinori Ono quits Capcom

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Street Fighter producer Yoshinori Ono quits Capcom

Street Fighter producer and veteran Capcom developer Yoshinori Ono has resigned from the company and will leave Capcom this summer, he announced on Sunday. In a message on Twitter, Ono addressed criticism of this year’s Capcom Pro Tour tournament structure — the format moved entirely online, due to the coronavirus pandemic — and revealed his impending departure.

“I’ve been with the Street Fighter brand for a long time, experiencing good times, bad times, and even non-existent times,” Ono said. “My heart is filled with appreciation to those players who’ve been giving warm and kind support on the brand especially little over the past decade or so as all the activities on the Street Fighter brand regained sunshine and grew its liveliness.

New Teamfight Tactics roadmap teases Set 4, new modes, and spectator

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New Teamfight Tactics roadmap teases Set 4, new modes, and spectator

It’s somehow already been a year since Riot launched Teamfight Tactics, its take on the auto-battler genre. In a developer video on Aug. 6, the studio revealed its Teamfight Tactics plans for the remainder of 2020, and part of 2021.

First, the studio spoke about the upcoming Set 4. Teamfight Tactics resets every few months, adding in a whole new roster of units for players to learn. The current set, Set 3, has a space theme. But Set 4 looks to take things back down to earth.

DrDisrespect says there’s ‘big money’ involved in Twitch ban

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DrDisrespect says there’s ‘big money’ involved in Twitch ban

Former Twitch streamer and current YouTube hopeful Guy “DrDisrespect” Beahm officially returned to livestreaming on Friday afternoon. Over 500,000 people tuned in to hear the mustachioed boaster tell his side of the highly publicized Twitch ban, which, he claims, he still has no clue about.

“We still have no idea,” he said at the start of the YouTube stream, before repeating that line a couple of more times.

This new Game of Thrones idle game looks beautiful

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This new Game of Thrones idle game looks beautiful

Even with Game of Thrones off of TV for the next year or two, and no books on the horizon, the series never really goes away. The latest addition is Game of Thrones: Tale of Crows, a new mobile game from That Silly Studio and Devolver Digital that looks absolutely gorgeous.

The game focuses on the Night’s Watch, the ancient order tasked with protecting the realms of men from all the threats that lie to the North, beyond the Wall. Players control various Lords Commander of the Night’s Watch throughout its proud thousand-year-long history.

PlayStation State of Play premiere game was ‘stolen,’ developers allege

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PlayStation State of Play premiere game was ‘stolen,’ developers allege

The publisher of Aeon Must Die, an anime-inspired beat-’em-up shown at the PlayStation State of Play event on Thursday, has responded to allegations that the developing studio, Limestone Games, overworked numerous developers and, in their words, stole the game that appeared in yesterday’s trailer.

“This trailer was created with abuse, manipulation, theft,” says the YouTube description of the same trailer, uploaded by a third-party account shortly after it was shown at State of Play.

Trump order against Tencent likely won’t impact video games

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Trump order against Tencent likely won’t impact video games

On Thursday, President Donald Trump signed an executive order with the intention of banning the popular Chinese chat app WeChat. However, the executive order also took aim at WeChat’s parent company Tencent, which owns large stakes in many major video game companies and franchises, including Riot Games and Epic Games, leaving their future unclear. However, the White House has since clarified that it won’t be targeting video game companies with ties to Tencent with this order.

The confusion over the president’s executive order — where President Trump also mentions his executive order banning TikTok — comes in Section 1. (a), where the order outlines the specific things that it can affect:

Major antitrust ruling clears the way for movie studios to own theaters

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Major antitrust ruling clears the way for movie studios to own theaters

One of Hollywood’s oldest and most significant legal barricades has been terminated. On Friday, a New York judge granted the US Justice Departments motion to terminate a set of Hollywood focused rules called the Paramount Consent Decrees.

Established in 1948, these decrees had a far-reaching effect on the movie industry as a whole, and their long-lasting impact today is in the realm of movie theaters and theatrical distribution. The decrees were part of a set of antitrust rules put in place by the U.S. government to stop movie studios from owning their own theater chains, thus ending vertical integration.

Summer GTA Online update adds Super Yacht missions, new vehicles

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Summer GTA Online update adds Super Yacht missions, new vehicles

In late July, Red Dead Redemption 2 and Grand Theft Auto 5 developer Rockstar Games promised new updates to both Red Dead Online and GTA Online. It’s since delivered a huge update for one, and now it’s time for the other — the Los Santos Summer Special. The free update will launch on Aug. 11 in GTA Online, with new co-op missions, Open Wheel Races, and new vehicles.

A new set of co-op missions will launch from GTA Online’s Galaxy Super Yachts for one to three players. “Everything from deep-sea diving to high-speed hi-jinks on the high seas, there’s action for sailors of all stripes,” according to Rockstar. The details of on these missions are still slim, but they sound like a much-needed upgrade to the yachts. Super Yachts, right now, are little more than a signal of how rich you are in game — which is cool, if that’s what you’re going for. Prices for these start around $6 million, so ... expect to save up, because you need to own a yacht (or be friends with someone who does) to participate.

Suicide Squad game in the works from Batman Arkham maker Rocksteady

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Suicide Squad game in the works from Batman Arkham maker Rocksteady

A Suicide Squad game from Batman Arkham series developer Rocksteady is in development, with a full announcement coming in two weeks.

The studio teased the announcement in a movie-poster style tweet on Friday morning, showing Superman in the crosshairs of the super-villain squad. More will be shared on Aug. 22, Rocksteady said.

DrDisrespect is streaming again, now on YouTube

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DrDisrespect is streaming again, now on YouTube

More than a month after Guy “DrDisrespect” Beahm’s channel was mysteriously banned from Twitch, the popular and controversial streamer has gone live, but this time he’s live on YouTube.

DrDisrespect’s YouTube stream went live around 4:30 p.m. ET, but Beahm’s alter-ego has yet to appear onscreen. The stream has consisted of a render of a gas station with DrDisrespect and Champions Club-themed decorations. Music and faux news broadcasts have been playing in the background.