The biggest news from the game of November 20, 2021

Happy Saturday everyone. It’s been a fairly quiet day in terms of big official announcements, but we have a range of big stories for you regarding sequels that have reportedly been canceled, admissions of a game running in rough shape, and the usual suspects being horrific. companies to work for.

If all that negative news isn’t quite your speed, we’ve got some happier news for you as well, like a son trying to deliver the Red Dead Redemption 2 story to his dad through his own writings, and a plush toy Lucario who sent the internet into a frenzy.

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Activision reportedly took years to fire someone who signed with “1-800-ALLCOCK”

Let’s start with the worst news first – according to a recent Wall Street Journal podcast report, an Activision employee has been kept at the studio for years, despite signing his emails with “1-800-ALLCOCK” . The report alleges the employee was only recently fired after a month-long investigation and was only called out about his behavior by Activision over the summer. It’s yet another blow to the studio’s credibility amid allegations of sexual harassment sparked by a “frat-boy culture.”

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Star Wars: Battlefront 3 “highly unlikely” says insider

Let’s move on to some bad news in the gaming business – although that depends on what you think of EA’s Battlefront games. According to industry insider Tom Henderson, EA turned down a pitch from DICE to make Battlefront 3, stating that it’s not worth the additional licensing costs on top of development. According to Henderson, it “takes 20% more sales to make the same money,” so EA isn’t worth it. Considering the history of Battlefront 2’s return, it’s such a shame to see.

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Nickelodeon’s All-Star Brawl developer admits game had a ‘brutal launch’

Okay, let’s move on to a little less sad news. Thaddeus Crews, character designer and programmer for Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl, admitted on Discord that the game had a “rough launch” in response to fan concerns about stopping development. Crews says he’s grateful that there is no way this will happen, and that the team is only “catching up” for now. Looks like the All-Star story isn’t over yet.

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The internet is in love with this life-size Lucario plush

Still with us after all this? Well, here’s your wholesome burst, because a life-size Lucario plush toy set the internet on fire with love. The 120cm tall plush is currently only available for pre-order in Japan and costs almost $ 400, but check it out and tell us you don’t want one of your own just yet, especially when he looks around the corner. like that.

Red Dead Redemption 2 fan adapts the story into a book for his father

Red Dead Redemption 2 fan adapts the story into a book for his father

There’s still a burst of good in today’s news – a dedicated Red Dead Redemption 2 player decided to write the game’s plot for his dad to read, so he could find out about the game. story without having to play it himself. As well as being a beautiful display of father-son love, it’s also a great demonstration of the quality of Red Dead Redemption 2’s story in a book. The first few pages are already available for reading if you want to take a look.

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