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Stay tuned! The Daily Walkthrough will be live from The Game Awards this Thursday in Los Angeles, Calif.
On that note, Guillermo Del Toro will be in attendance, and Twitch’s stream of the award show will have an overlay allowing viewers to “vote on who they think will win,” VentureBeat’s Stephanie Chan reports.
The lawsuit in regard to the Milwaukee, Wisc. ordinance “requiring the creators of augmented reality games like Pokémon Go to get permits to operate in its parks will conclude with an $83,000 settlement against the municipality,” Kotaku’s Ethan Gach reports.
Detroit: Become Human is under fire in the United Kingdom for “its depiction of domestic violence,” GamesIndustry.biz’s Christopher Dring reports. “Childline, NSPCC and the Chairman of the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee, who have called for the upcoming title, developed by Quantic Dream, to be banned.”
PCGamesN issued an update to Hannah Dwan’s article attacking Richard Lewis, Duncan “Thorin” Shields and others. It still has not been updated to reflect that it is an opinion piece.
“Update: We spoke to Richard Lewis in the wake of publishing this article. We would like to make it clear that his inclusion in this feature purely relates to the one-off Dreamhack incident and ban from Reddit, not any transphobic, homophobic, racist or misogynistic beliefs. He also wishes to clarify that the joke made in his acceptance speech was not about the Loda incident but rather a reference to his poor upbringing.”
Karl Jobst set a new speedrun record for GoldenEye 007’s first stage, Dam, on Agent difficulty. The previous record had stood since Sept. 27, 2002 by Bryan Bosshardt. “GoldenEye is a speedrunning mainstay, and this mark has been akin to the sub-four minute mile, multiplied by breaking the sound barrier,” Polygon’s Owen S. Good writes.
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds lead game designer Changhan Kim said “we will never add anything that affects the gameplay” to PUBG’s loot crates at “this year’s G-Star Global Game Exhibition in Korea,” PC Gamer’s Joe Donnelly reports. “Kim also addresses how he and his colleagues are tackling in-game cheating, and the prospect of a tutorial training mode.”
Dot Esports’ Scott Duwe reports PUBG sold 5 million copies in October. That makes it the game’s biggest month.
Mario’s cereal box amiibo for Super Mario Odyssey “unlock[s] gold coins or a heart,” Game Informer’s Imran Khan reports.
New cosmetic items are available in Call of Duty: WWII, and they help a charity of you buy them. “The Call of Duty Endowment Bravery Pack is now available in WWII. For $4.99, players can purchase this pack to receive an in-game helmet, calling card, and emblem,” Dot Esports’ Justin Binkowski reports. “All of the proceeds from the Bravery Pack will go directly to the Call of Duty Endowment.”
Dring writes that CoD: WWII secured the top physical game sales spot for the 5th week in a row in the U.K. “The game is closing in on Black Ops III as the fastest-selling Call of Duty game of the generation.”
TheDominoKing is back with a 22,734-Domino Cuphead setup, “The project took him five full days to complete. While he was considering portraying more of the game’s bosses and characters, he instead decided to focus on the duo protagonists Cuphead and Mughead,” Game Informer’s Elise Favis writes.
Google Play announced its best games of 2017. Super Mario Run took the top spot, according to Pocket Gamer’s Emily Sowden, followed by Bubble Witch Saga 3, Magic Tiles 3 and CATS: Crash Arena Turbo Stars.
You can make your PlayStation 4 feel like a PS2 with Sony’s latest update. Eurogamer’s Wesley Yin-Poole reports that “The Legacy Dashboard Theme hits the PlayStation Store on Wednesday, 6th December, and is sure to rekindle memories of the PS2’s iconic dashboard.”