Fig, the unique crowd funding platform that allowed people to invest in projects for a share in profits has shuttered their website after merging with Republic. Republic is a platform that allows a wide variety of investments which are very cool such as real estate and crypto currency. Cool cool cool.
High profile projects such as Double Fine’s Psychonauts 2 which was still fulfilling backer rewards and Gearbox’s unreleased Homeworld 3 have scrambled to replicate their communication to backers elsewhere as the news of the shutdown appears to have come with extremely short notice.
Least important News of the week!
In an awkward turn of events Blizzard and GamesRadar’s Future Game show have been caught red handed using fake community questions in a recent Q&A video. Some inquisitive viewers quickly discovered that not everything seemed above board
“The Cutscenes in D4 are gorgeous, how important was is to get these as high quality as they are in game?” Tweeted @EmmaRocks, a twitter account that was last active 13 years ago.
“Will skill trees be further expanded with new branches/choices for existing abilities in future patches/seasons? I’d love skill clusters like the Necromancer’s Curse cluster to have some extra oomph!” asked Reddit user Heistmeister who has 1 karma and no posts.
Blizzard have denied the accusations leaving the rest of us to wonder why did any of this happen and what does it matter?
Game conference season is here!
It’s that time of the year we used to turn to E3 but those days are gone. No worries however as very little has changed and there will be announcements aplenty over the next few weeks. We’ve already had Humble Games, PlayStation and Marvelous Game’s Showcases as well as Warhammer Skulls which included a Warhammer 40K racing, car combat game called Speed Freeks. In the next week we will see the Meta Quest Gaming Showcase on June 2nd 3:00 AM AEST and Guerrilla Collective Online Showcase on June 8th 2:00 AM AEST. Then the week after everything kicks off with The Summer Game Fest. To stay up to date with all the events you can follow the Zed Games event calendar at www.zedgamesau.net/events
Volvy is back
Devolver Digital has announced a return of Volvy the beloved classic video game character we all know from all our favourite Devolver Digital hits. To check out Volvy’s return be sure to check out the Devolver Direct at 8am June 9.
Street Fighter 6 (PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, PC), We Love Katamari Reroll + Royal Reverie (PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC) – June 2
Diablo IV (PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC) – June 6
Harmony: The Fall of Reverie (Switch, PC) – June 8