Scope out a few of the news stories from the game industry this week, hand-picked from across the world of games.
- EVO 2020 Canceled
- Super Smash Brothers Community Impacted by Harassment Allegations
- Will Next-Gen Games Be Priced $10 More Vs. Current-Gen Games?
- Game Publisher Kongregate Shrinking
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare — Biggest Game Ever?
EVO 2020 Canceled
EVO Online 2020 has been canceled, but unlike so many other events, it’s not due to the COVID-19 pandemic:
“The Evolution Championship Series fighting game tournament was canceled Thursday after multiple game developers, esports organizations, competitors and hosts pulled out of the event amid sexual misconduct allegations against Evo co-founder and organizer Joey “MrWizard” Cuellar.
“Over the past 24 hours, in response to serious allegations made public on Twitter, we have made the first of a series of important decisions regarding the future of our company,” Evo said in a statement. “Effective immediately, Joey Cuellar will no longer be involved with Evo in any capacity. We are currently working towards his complete separation from the company and have relieved him of all of his responsibilities.”
Super Smash Brothers Community Impacted by Harassment Allegations
Source: Digital Trends
“The competitive Super Smash Bros. world is reeling after a slew of sexual misconduct allegations against some of the game’s biggest names flooded social media late Wednesday and early Thursday.
Nintendo, in a statement to Digital Trends, said “we are deeply disturbed by the allegations raised against certain members of the competitive gaming community. They are absolutely impermissible. We want to make it clear that we condemn all acts of violence, harassment, and exploitation against anyone and that we stand with the victims.”
Will Next-Gen Games Be Priced $10 More Vs. Current-Gen Games?
Source: Business Insider
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