The Dead Drop - 10 Min Video Game News

033 Microsoft confirms gamepad shortage, Tony Hawk explains THPS Remake scrap, Bungie wins $13.5M lawsuit, and more!

Episode Summary

//DeadDrop{TRANSFER}:"23rd June, 2022"// Today's transfer includes the new Metaverse Standards Forum, Bungie wins $13.5M lawsuit against cheat maker, Tony Hawk speaks out about the scrapping of THPS 3&4 Remake, Epic makes a new review system for the Games Store, and plenty more! Welcome to The Dead Drop, your secret cache of game news delivered safely and securely to your podcast player.

Episode Notes

//DeadDrop{TRANSFER}:"23rd June, 2022"// Today's transfer includes the new Metaverse Standards Forum, Bungie wins $13.5M lawsuit against cheat maker, Tony Hawk speaks out about the scrapping of THPS 3&4 Remake, Epic makes a new review system for the Games Store, and plenty more! Welcome to The Dead Drop, your secret cache of game news delivered safely and securely to your podcast player.

Sources for the stories in this episode:

Story 1: The Metaverse Standards Forum - built to govern the metaverse!
https://techcrunch.com/2022/06/21/metaverse-standards-forum-meta-microsoft-nvidia-unity/ 
Story 2: Bungie wins lawsuit against cheat maker for Destiny 2 UI hack
https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2022-06-21-bungie-wins-lawsuit-against-cheat-maker-awarded-usd13-5-million 
Story 3: Activision Blizzard shareholders win vote for annual report on workplace abuse
https://deadline.com/2022/06/activision-blizzard-shareholders-vote-harassment-report-1235049953/ 
Story 4: Tony Hawk says Activision scrapped THPS 3+4 Remake after Vicarious Visions merger
https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/tony-hawk-says-activision-scrapped-a-3-4-remake-following-vicarious-visions-merger/ 
Story 5: The Epic Games Store review system built to prevent review-bombing
https://www.eurogamer.net/epic-games-store-rolls-out-random-game-ratings-and-polls 
Story 6: Microsoft confirms a shortage of wireless Xbox Controllers
https://www.ign.com/articles/xbox-controller-shortage-supply-disruption

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