The Wonderful 101 kickstarter, preserving obsolete Flash games, more

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How’s it going everybody, Adrian Simple here from thegamingobserver.com and welcome to your daily gaming update for Tuesday, February 4th. Lots to cover here today so let’s get right to it.

The Wonderful 101 Kickstart for Switch/PC/PS4 port

Platinum Games have announced a Kickstarter campaign for a port of a formerly Wii-U exclusive called The Wonderful 101. This will be their first self-published game, which is something they’ve been wanting to do for a while, and it’s targeted for the Nintendo Switch. Now they originally set the goal at $50,000, which is basically nothing for a game developer. Essentially people saw it as a way to drum up interest in the game, especially because it basically has to be completed at this point with an April release date. Past that target though, they had a stretch goal of $250,000 for a Steam port, and $500,000 for a Playstation port. In under 8 hours they hit both of those stretch goals. So as of this recording, the total is sitting somewhere just south of 1 million dollars, but by the time you’re hearing this it’ll be way past that, the ticker has been going up all day. And there’s still 31 days to go in the campaign, so lots of time to join in, and I’m sure the stretch goals will continue. Now interestingly this announcement is one of four, but the other three have not yet been put out, so we’ll see what happens there.

Flashpoint is preserving all the Flash games which will no longer be playable this year

Adobe will officially be ending support for Flash this year, which means tens of thousands of Flash games across the web will become unplayable. In order to preserve those games though, a project called Flashpoint has released, in an effort to keep them playable, “Internet history is important, and content made on platrforms such as Adobe Flash are a significant portion of that culture doomed to obscurity.” So if you’d like you can head over to the website, and download the full collection, which is about 288GB. If that’s too big for you though, you can also get a launcher that will only download games as you choose to play them. I’m very happy to see that this has happened, because flash games were a huge part of my childhood. Bubblebox, miniclip, and Kongregate were daily visits for little me, and I will definitely want to revisit them at some point.

Subscription service headed to Fire Emblem: Heroes

We talked last week about Nintendo’s mobile games, well they’ve got a new development here for Fire Emblem: Heroes. They are introducing to the game a subscription. For $10/month, you can receive two special heroes with unique cosmetics and stats, quest objectives with in-game currency rewards, and extra gameplay help for PvE. Those heroes won’t be exclusive though, as they’ll be available for a seperate purchase to non-subscribers at a later date. This is the second mobile subscription that Nintendo has done after Mario Kart Tour.

Temtem bans 900 players, takes back claim to not entertain appeals

Pokemon-inspired MMO Temtem have taken a very clear and decicive stance when it comes to banning players. They just had their first wave of banning 900 accounts thatr were cheating or abusing exploits repeatedly. In the initial announcement, they said “Bans are final, we won’t answer or review any ban appeal. We have made 100% sure that every banned user is either a cheater or has abused exploits intentionally.” This did receive some feedback from people who felt like they should have an appeal process just in case something slips through, so they went back on that, but reiterated that they were 100% confident that everyone they banned was guilty. Hopefully their confidence is accurate.

Alright everybody thank you very much for tuning in, it means a lot ot me. As you know I am here every Monday-Friday with the news, which means I’ll be back tomorrow, and until then…happy gaming everyone.