Nintendo stance on mobile, Valve removes controversial game, more

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How is it going everybody, Adrian Simple here from The Gaming Observer, and this is your Daily Gaming Update for March 7th, 2019. Head over to thegamingobserver.com for links and a transcript of today’s report.

Nintendo telling mobile partners to stop players overspending

An interesting article released by the Wall Street Journal today has revealed that Nintendo has been telling it’s mobile development partners to not maximize profits from their games. Essentially, they are fearing that too much player spending is going to damage their reputation, and doesn’t mind missing out on revenue if it avoids them seeming greedy. This was confirmed by the company that co-developed Dragalia Lost, CyberAgent Inc., which said that if they were managing the game alone that they would have made a lot more money. It looks like Nintendo wants to take the approach of more mobile titles that are accessible, as opposed to trying to strike gold with a cash cow of a single app. In the past, as Gamasutra points out, Reggie Fils-Amie has talked about things like this. They’re hoping that these apps can introduce people to Nintendo and their franchises – not just the 10 year old American, but also the adults in countries that previously haven’t had much access to Nintendo, places like India, China, and Korea. That’s an important aspect when you’re considering your mobile strategy.

Valve removes controversial game from yesterday’s report

Okay we’ve got a guest visit on this story by my partner Shelby, take it away. A follow up from yesterday’s news; Valve has removed the controversial game from Steam. Though, not for the reasons you would expect. The only excuse that they provided was that it posed unknown costs and risks. Of course, this is the type of game where you should be banning it for the very obvious reason that you shouldn’t have a game solely about sexual assault available to be purchased on your platform. Regardless, the game is at least off the storefront, and hopefully that is the last time we’ll ever have to talk about something like this again.

Mortal Kombat 11 story trailer released

Okay I’ve got three miscellaneous video game stories here. The first is Mortal Kombat 11, which just released a trailer for its story. It confirmed the return of many characters, most were obvious, and I’ll let you check out the video to see the contents of the actual story, but it looked quite interesting.

New Satisfactory details

Next up we’ve more information about Satisfactory, the new game by Coffee Stain Studios which is entering Early Access on March 19th. They’ve got a trailer as well as a Reddit Ask Me Anything.

Next Elite Dangerous update coming late 2020

Finally, Elite Dangerous players have quite the wait ahead of them, as their next big update to the game is planned for the later half of 2020. People don’t yet know what it will contain, but certainly it will make an impact. Some small updates will be patched in until that time as well.

That is the news. A thank you to Shelby for filling in on that story, you might be hearing more of her in the future. I want to give a big thank you to Smash and Bulut, I hope I pronounced that right, for leaving me a 5-star review on Amazon. You can also find me on Twitter, @gaming_observer, or send me an email, info@thegamingobserver.com. As always, this update was produced in part by Brandon, who funds the show through Patreon. Thank you very much, have a beautiful day, and Happy Gaming everyone!

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