After multiple reports of controller drift problems with the PS5’s DualSense began to pop up last week, the first official lawsuit has been filed. Law firm Chimicles Schwartz Kriner & Donaldson-Smith LLP filed a class action lawsuit against Sony regarding the PlayStation 5’s DualSense controller drift. The lawsuit argues that the controller is “defective,” and “compromises the DualSense Controller’s core functionality.” Sony can join Nintendo in “we should have probably made our controllers work better” land. Marie Dealessandri at Gamesindustry.biz has the full story.
What do we know about companies that try to make games, but come from other industries? It usually doesn’t work out super great. Bad Robot Games Studio, the studio founded by famous movie director J.J. Abrams, is looking to break the mold. Studio GM Mike Booth spoke with Brendan Sinclair at Gamesindustry.biz about his time at the studio so far, and how working at a games studio that also works in movies and TV affects his job. “We’re building a game,” Booth says. “We’re not worried about this being a film or TV show right now. We’re making sure this is an awesome cooperative multiplayer game.”
Immortals Gaming Club (IGC) and the National MS Society are partnering. IGC will help fundraise for the National MS Society. IGC Events will plan and host a series of online tournaments and charity activations across multiple game titles in 2021. Nearly 1 million people in the United States live with multiple sclerosis, a disease of the nervous system that is unpredictable and often results in disability. Currently, there is no cure. The National MS Society raises money for medical research, provides resources and support to those suffering from the disease, and advocates for patients. H.B. Duran at Esports Insider has more.
The Counter-Strike Professional Players’ Association (CSPPA) and EPIC Risk Management have agreed to become global Gambling Awareness Partners. EPIC Risk Management and CSPPA will work to provide ‘impactful and proven awareness, education, and risk-management programs’ to CSPPA members through a series of sessions. As global Gambling Awareness Partners, both parties will launch a series of research projects focusing on gambling awareness in esports. Billy Studholme at Esports Insider has more.