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AFK Today 3/31/2023


Good evening gamers, this week we have huge news regarding E3 and other video game releases and development issues. If you haven’t heard already, E3 is canceled for this year! Read more to find out why. Some good news is that the Resident Evil 4 remake is out now and it’s great! We also have more news regarding Dark and Darker! Stay tuned to find out what’s been happening in the gaming world!



Resident Evil 4 Remake Out Now

Image credits to Capcom

Resident Evil 4 has finally arrived and fans are thrilled with the result. The game has received top-notch reviews and feedback, indicating that the developers have done a great job with this remake. Initially, there were concerns about the quality of the remake, given the less-than-stellar reception of the previous one. However, it's clear that the developer team has taken fans' feedback to heart and successfully revived another Resident Evil masterpiece. What do you guys think? Is this a move in the right direction with the franchise or would you like to see something else? Click the following link to check out one of IGN’s takes on the Resident Evil 4 Remake.


E3 Canceled!

Image credits to E3

Once again, the highly anticipated E3 event has been canceled for 2023. In an email sent out to its members, the E3 organization stated that the event "simply did not garner the sustained interest necessary to execute it in a way that would showcase the size, strength, and impact of our industry." With several major events being canceled in recent years, the future of events like E3 is uncertain. Regardless, many were disappointed to hear the news and will surely miss the excitement and anticipation that E3 brings each year. Click here for more information regarding the E3 event.


Dark and Darker Fiasco Continues

Image credits to IRONMACE

Fans who were eagerly anticipating the release of Dark and Darker following the beta may be disappointed to hear that the future of the game is uncertain. Ironmace Studios has been continuously under fire due to multiple accusations of copyright issues and theft from Nexon, putting the game's development in jeopardy. In response to the legal challenge, Ironmace has released a comprehensive statement addressing the allegations. The statement includes an overview of the situation, asset comparisons, a written rebuttal, and several other reports, including a sequential history of changes made to the game's code. Although the allegations from Nexon have not proven to be true, a hit like this might be costly for the Dark and Darker Developers. To get up to speed on the game and its legal battle, click here.


Game Sales

Steam Weekend Sales

Image credits to Klei Entertainment

This week, an exciting array of indie game titles are hitting the sales rack. We wholeheartedly believe in fostering the growth of small-scale game developers who craft captivating gaming experiences that often get overshadowed by the mainstream audiences. If you have any personal favorites in the indie game category that you feel deserve recognition, we'd be delighted to hear your recommendations.

It Takes Two: $39.99 > $19.99 Astroneer: $29.99 > $13.49 Overcooked 2: $24.99 > $6.24 Mass Effect Legendary Edition: $59.99 > $17.99 Oxygen Not Included: $24.99 > $8.49



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