The nominees for The Game Awards have been revealed. The nominees for game of the year are: Doom Eternal, Final Fantasy VII Remake, Ghost of Tsushima, Hades, Animal Crossing: New Horizons and The Last of Us Part II. The Last of Us Part II leads all games with ten total nominations, with Hades coming in just behind at eight. You can see the full list in all categories, and cast your vote here.
I don’t know about you all, but I still don’t have a next generation console. It certainly is not for a lack of trying, either. Gamers across the globe are upset that the short supply of the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S means that they will have to wait to get their hands on their preferred console. But, what if this was part of Sony and Microsoft’s strategy all along? Shannon Liao at CNN Business explains that analysts have different theories as to why supplies are selling out so quickly. Chief among them is that units are being “purposefully limited.”
Today’s lesson is how to piss everyone off all at once. Tim Sweeney, CEO of Epic Games, aced that test. The executive is receiving harsh criticism for likening Epic Games’ fight against Apple in court to the civil rights movement that took place in the 1960s and 70s in the United States. That ain’t it chief. This already short sighted and deaf choice of words appears even worse knowing that Fortnite has been consistently criticized for stealing prominent dance moves from creators of color, and adding them to the game without paying the creators. Connie Loizos at Tech Crunch has the full story.