Uh oh, the gamers are at it again!
The latest series of headlines turning heads this week was a major leak of classified documents, reportedly traced back to having been circulated through the use of Discord. Details of the documents include the United States’ involvement in the ongoing Russo-Ukrainian war.
As of recent, provided by the cooperation of Discord representatives with the FBI, the original leaker is found and identified to be 21-year-old Jack Teixeira, a member of the Massachusetts Air National Guard. Teixeira has since been apprehended and although explicit motivations still remain unclear, chat history in his private Discord server seemed to suggest he just wanted to impress his members.
A new trailer has dropped for the The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, the sequel to Breath of the Wild. The game is slated for release May 12, 2023.
Hidetaka Miyazaki president of FromSoftware and creator of Dark Souls, has landed a place TIME’s “100 Most Influential People of 2023” list. Miyazaki’s entry is written by Neil Druckmann, and he is currently the only figure in the extensive roster representing the video games industry this year.
Voice actress for Ada Wong in the Resident Evil 4 remake, Lily Gao, has faced a flood of harassment for her performance, resulting in the deletion of her social media. Capcom claims they made the decision to cast Gao to align with better representation, but it is also worth pointing out that Ada Wong’s previous actress, Jolene Anderson is a union performer, which Capcom seems to have steered away from in recent titles.
Former Google vice president Phil Harrison has officially left the company. Details emerged note that Harrison, a primary voice and leader for the now sunsetted Stadia, possibly left during January, when the console was shuttering.
Tsunekazu Ishihara and Hirokazu Tanaka have left their leadership roles at Creatures Inc, one of the major owners of the Pokémon franchise.
Counter Logic Gaming (CLG), the eSports organization, has been sold. Numerous layoffs have occured, including head of the organization himself, Greg Kim.
The original creator of Eurogame Settlers of Catan, Klaus Teuber, has passed away, confirmed by CATAN Studio.
It is with profound sadness that we at CATAN Studio acknowledge the passing of Klaus Teuber, legendary game designer and creator of the beloved board game CATAN. Our hearts go out to Klaus' family during this incredibly difficult time. pic.twitter.com/gPPIVtleHJ
— CATAN – Official (@settlersofcatan) April 4, 2023
Riot Games confirms that the next season of Arcane likely won’t debut within this year.
Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League is now delayed to not release until February next year.
Tekken 8 has confirmed the appearances of Asuka Kazama and Leroy Smith in the upcoming game. Details were revealed at EVO 2023.
Crusader Kings 3’s latest expansion now includes jousting, wild hunts, and even more pageantry.
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Episode: PURGE marks the final chapter of Citizen Sleeper’s DLC!
See the future of the Eye from tomorrow 🚀 pic.twitter.com/Ftgj0S5We5
— CITIZEN SLEEPER | ANNIVERSARY WEEK! (@CitizenSleeper) March 29, 2023
Monster Energy is back to heckling games companies over trademark disputes for the use of the word, “monster.” This has happened many times before and may as well continue.
And Activision Blizzard is back at it again, and while in the midst of debuting the new character Lifeweaver, for Overwatch 2, faces another headline of controversy within the same timely manner.
— Ultima | #вʟм (@UltimaShadowX) April 3, 2023