Gaming disorder, Bungie, AC3 remastered, more

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How’s it going everybody, Adrian Simple here from The Gaming Observer, and this is your Daily Gaming Update for May 27th, 2019. For links and a transcript for today’s stories, be sure to visit thegamingobserver.com.

WHO recognizes “gaming disorder” on Jan 1, 2022

The World Health Organisation have officially recognized “gaming disorder” as an illness. I’ll paraphrase the description here, “a pattern of behaviour characterised by impaired control over gaming…and continuation or escalation of gaming despite the occurrence of negative consequences.” This decision was met with opposition by the various gaming associations around the world, saying that research is not definitive enough. Regardless, the decision was made, and will come into effect on January 1st, 2022, so still a few years away.

Battle.net updates to remove Activision from credits for Destiny 2

Battle.net has been updated, removing Activision’s credit for their contributions to Destiny 2, following the split they made with Bungie early this year. Additionally, Bungie is going to be ready to discuss the future of the game soon. Once the season that releases in June is completed, they’re going to be sharing some of their plans. Meanwhile, they are also working on another game with a $100 million investment from Chinese giant NetEase.

Assassin’s Creed III: Remastered…Is it a remaster?

Assassin’s Creed 3 Remastered has just arrived on the Nintendo Switch, but its raising some eyebrows. I guess its not actually that much of a remaster, but more of just a regular port. On the contrary, they’ve introduced some new bugs and there’s been some quality depreciation. It really makes you wonder how the label “remastered” should be applied. Can a 5 year old game being ported to a new platform be appropriately labelled a remaster? I can’t say I have an answer, but I will propose that it might be a bit misleading.

Project Winter comes out of Early Access

There’s a game that just came out of Early Access that I think you should know about, it’s called Project Winter. This is an 8-player game where everyone is trying to survive the wilderness long enough to escape it. Two of those people however are trying to betray them all, but they have to pretend to be part of the team until the moment strikes. It looks like a lot of fun, and if you’ve got a decent sized group of friends then you should definitely check it out.

That’s the news for today. Thank you so so much for tuning in, and thank you to Brandon for supporting the show through Patreon. I am Adrian Simple, see you tomorrow, and Happy Gaming everyone!

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