SSB:U custom levels, MK 11, Firmament, 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 April 22nd, 2019. For links and a transcript, head over to thegamingobserver.com.

Nintendo removing obscene custom levels from Smash Bros Ultimate

It’s pretty slow for news this weekend because of Easter, but we’ve got some interesting stuff here nonetheless. First up is Nintendo, who recently has been plugging a lot of holes in their Smash Bros Ultimate custom stages. They are deleting many user-created levels that are deemed inappropriate, including those with phallic and anti-semetic imagery. Most people are getting warnings for this, with a warned ban if it happens again. The unfortunate side of this however is that they are also banning levels with the title “Trans Rights,” claiming that they don’t want their games to have political statements. It goes without having to be said, this absolutely should not be occurring, and that is the completely wrong battle to fighting. Regardless, check out the custom stages for yourself if you’re interested, and hopefully you don’t come across some of the more vulgar ones.

Leaks for Mortal Kombat 11, watch out!

Mortal Kombat 11 is due for release on April 23rd, but some people in the UK have already gotten their copy, which means the inevitable leaks have made their way online. So if you are wary of spoilers make sure you keep an eye out. Otherwise, there is a character they haven’t revealed yet which I am a pretty big fan of as someone who has always played as Sub Zero. I won’t be buying Mortal Kombat, but I certainly have my eye on it.

Kickstarter for Firmamament probably won’t make it’s goal

The game Firmamament, from the developers of the Myst series, appears as though it won’t be making it’s Kickstarter goal. They set it at 1.7 million Canadian dollars, and as of this recording they are only at $1.2 million with 4 days to go. This is super unfortunate, the concepts look great, and obviously they are the experts of that genre, and their last two Kickstarters were highly successful. Hopefully they can turn things around soon, otherwise they will not be seeing a penny of those investments.

Orthodox Jews don’t appear on Saturdays in Marvel’s Spiderman

This isn’t news but it’s a pretty fun easter egg. Elan Ruskin, senior engine programmer on Marvel’s Spider Man, shared on Twitter something interesting about the game. He posted a screenshot of two Jewish NPCs sitting outside, and commented that they actually just don’t appear on Saturdays, which is synced with your PS4’s clock. Of course, with Orhtodox Jews observing Shabbat, the day of rest. An interesting tidbit, and also really cool to see that sort of respect for a religion. I would love to see more things like that in major projects like this.

Okay, that’s your Daily Gaming Update thank you for tuning in. I’d like to thank siobhan for leaving me a 5-star review on Amazon, thank you! As always I want to also thank Brandon, who supports the show through Patreon. I am Adrian Simple, have a magnificent day, and Happy Gaming everyone!

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