Welcome to another weekend filled with tons of games and good… gaming. But don’t worry if you’re left behind on everything that’s happening because we have this handy Dundee news roundup ready. Today, we heard that the Call of Duty Vanguard skin may have been stolen, the latest update on Minecraft players are up in arms, and that someone has created a multiplayer mode for Stray. That’s more where it came from, so read on for the rest.
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Maverick Mod Adds Local Cooperative on PC
The adorable cat game that everyone has been craving for the better part of a week, Stray, now has a mod allowing for local co-op. The man behind this pretty impressive little feat of software engineering, Kangi Danny, managed to do it all with splitscreen, a tried-and-true design approach. The whole thing certainly comes with a few caveats. “Only the player can see the HUD, so others will need to play without the HUD,” noted Kangi Danny. “There are moments in the game where other players get stuck when there is a level transition. You can fix this by going back to the main menu and continuing the level again.” Kangideni jokingly states that “in short, it doesn’t look like the game was made for splitscreen.”
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Steam, Epic, PayPal and Battlenet are banned in Indonesia
Steam, Epic, Battlenet and many other gaming services are now banned in Indonesia. This comes in the wake of some regulatory changes that make it much harder to enjoy our favorite hobby. Neither of these companies has issued a statement yet and it is unknown whether they plan to comply with any new laws. Nonetheless, people across Indonesia are turning to social media platforms like Twitter to vent their frustration. I can’t really blame them to be honest.
Artist accused of plagiarism over new Call of Duty Samoyed skin
Someone recently stepped in with some serious allegations of plagiarism directed at the developer behind Call of Duty Vanguard, Activision. The soon-to-be-released Loyal Samoyed skins were reportedly copied from his portfolio. Artist Sel Lin said, “I am the original artist that the skin of the upcoming Call of Duty Vanguard Samoyed was stolen from the Samoyed. Although I am also a Call of Duty player, I am very disappointed to see my work stolen by a So a big company like Activision. I’ve reached out to Activision for clarification or compensation and hope the situation gets sorted out soon.” I have a hope that things work out for them.
Sony won’t close the door on future PS5 price hikes
Sony isn’t ruling out the possibility of a price hike for the PS5. It comes after several months of supply chain problems plaguing newly released consoles. Sony is apparently losing money on games as well. “There were two major hurdles that were imposed on us,” Chief Financial Officer Hiroki Totoki said in a statement to investors. “One was the availability of parts and components, the other was the supply chain. With the availability of parts and components, there have been a lot of improvements, so we are very, very optimistic about that.” The executive said that “for supply chain disruption, we actually took a significant hit in the first quarter. In the first quarter, the volume of hardware for sale was much lower than we expected at the beginning of the year, so supply chain disruption is such a thing.” Which we hope will be fully addressed.Now might be the best time to buy.
“SaveMinecraft” hashtag trending after chat moderation update
The developer behind Minecraft, Mojang, released an update to the game earlier this week that allows even private servers, subject to moderation. It certainly went down badly with a lot of people in the community. Minecraft until now has almost always been managed by its players. “It’s disheartening to see a game I grew up with and love to start its downfall,” said one player who called himself Knightfall. “This isn’t the Minecraft I grew up playing and it shouldn’t be the Minecraft kids are growing up with today.” The user also posted a picture saying that “Minecraft has decided to implement a system that can permanently ban players on all servers regardless of the rules on the server. Private servers are no longer private.”
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