HQ controversy, Superhot VR, game releases



How is it going everybody, Adrian Simple here from The Gaming Observer, and this is your Daily Gaming Update for April 16th, 2019. Head over to thegamingobserver.com for links and a transcript of today’s report.

Disarray at HQ mobile game developer

The hit mobile game HQ is going through some pretty significant troubles right now. According to a report from techcrunch, quote “more than half of the … staff signed an internal petition to depose CEO Rus Yusupov, whom they saw as mismanaging the company” endquote. Well, Yusupov then proceeded to fire the core supporters of that petition, leading to reduced morale in the company which has been reflected in the App Store rankings. Based on a bunch of sources, it looks like this guy is a pretty toxic character, firing the main host of the game and not making good use of the insane amount of money that was put into this app. This article is insanely well written so if you’re looking for a full rundown on the situation and history of HQ I encourage you to read it – I may also cover it this Sunday.

Over 800k sales for Superhot VR

The virtual reality version of time-bending FPS Superhot has outsold the original game. Over 800,000 copies have been distributed, which is a number that comes about 2 years after its launch. While there is no exact breakdowns, it was just included in a best selling PlayStation VR list, sitting behind Beat Saber and Job Simulator. Congrats to the Superhot Team, and I can’t wait to try out the game in VR.

Game releases: One Finger Death Punch 2, Anno 1800, Twitch Swings

We have a few game releases today. The first is One Finger Death Punch 2, which is a follow up from the 2013 indie classic. The reviewers that actually looked at it liked it, and I can personally recommend it for a silly game that will definitely challenge your button tapping skills. Another game is Anno 1800, which we talked about a few days ago. Once again, the reviewers are liking this one; they’re commending it’s depth, and are calling it the best Anno game to date. The last is Twitch Sings, which is a karaoke game made in conjuction with Harmonix, who is really make a splash back in the industry right now. It is designed with streaming in mind, of course, so you can do that directly through the game. And it’s really interesting to see how gaming can be used to connect us all together even more. 

Okay, that’s your Daily Gaming Update thank you very much for tuning. I am Adrian Simple and you can find me at my email info@thegamingobserver.com. As always I want to thank Brandon, who supports the show through Patreon. Thank you very much, have a magnificent day, and Happy Gaming everyone!

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