Top 10 Wired Games Stories Of November 2021.

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We live in a weird world, and our little corner of it, gaming, can get extra weird. Hi, folks, it’s Falcon, and today on Gameranx, Weird Gaming Stories from November 2021.

EVGA RTX30

Starting off with number 10, a whole truckload of EVGA RTX30 series graphics cards was just up and stolen. Now, this isn’t like what happened near the end of last year, where a ton of GeForce RTX 3090s were stolen from a factory. This was an actual truckload, as in a heist, like an old-fashioned train heist. I don’t know if they stole the truck itself, if they stole the trailer, or if while the truck driver was asleep, they took the cards out of the truck, or maybe they did something even more elaborate, like used drones and rigged a pulley system to empty it while going down the highway. I don’t know. There aren’t any details available as to how this happened, due to the fact there’s an ongoing police investigation on it. And my imagination is running wild. I want to know how this happened, and you know what? I want a movie about it, and I want it to play out in the final way I was describing, not like something boring. I want the drones and the pulley-system version, not the nap-at-the-truckstop version. Thank you very much. Maybe they can do it on horseback or something. I don’t know. The sky’s the limit with this one.

Chief Almighty

At number nine, the developer of a game called “Chief Almighty” was found to be literally just taking video game art and making some changes to it and using it as their own. Also, the name of their game sounds very much like a Jim Carrey comedy in which Jim Carrey is unfortunately dressed as a Native American or something. I dunno, “Chief Almighty.” But anyways, so there is, in some cases, a meticulous creation of original assets to look exactly the same as assets from games like “God of War,” “Far Cry Primal,” “Horizon Zero Dawn,” and in some cases, it’s just outright taking art assets from their posters. I mean, it’s very clearly meant not to be particularly distinguishable. It’s clearly meant to draw the eye and be like, oh, I’m looking at “God at War.” Oh no, it’s “Chief Almighty.” Well, maybe “Chief Almighty’s” worth a try on the phone. Maybe it’s kind of like “God of War” on the phone. Ah, it’s not. I don’t even know what “Chief Almighty” is. Obviously, I don’t want it to be anything like the Jim Carrey movie I just made up. It’s kind of amazing how brazen it is, though.

Battlefield 2042,

And at number eight, somehow, by some miracle, this has actually not really been huge news, but in the actual community of “Battlefield 2042,” it’s like the biggest news you can imagine. But I think it’s partly that “Halo Infinite” just decided, hey, enjoy the multiplayer, it kind of swallowed up talk about “Battlefield 2042,” but it has not been received well. In fact, it is in the top 10 worst reviewed games of all time list for Steam, and it’s not just because the game has technical issues, both on client and server side, but if you look on the “Battlefield” subreddit, there’s a master post listing all the various cut features and issues the game has, and it’s one of the most upvoted posts in the whole subreddit’s entire history, so yeah. Between the extremely low Steam reviews and the extremely agreed-upon post, there are some problems in the world of “Battlefield 2042.” It’s interesting, actually, because the “GTA” remastered trilogy has its problems, but it is not really anywhere nearly as badly received as this, or really has the kinds of problems that “Battlefield 2042” has, and yet that has been bigger news. It’s possible people just expected “Battlefield 2042” to be bad. I don’t know. I wanted to be charitable and give it a chance, but it’s hard to argue with where we are with it right now. Obviously, hopefully Dice does a revamp or fixes problems, et cetera, but only time will tell. Right now, it’s a disaster, probably one of the worst multiplayer gaming disasters in recent history, and not a lot of gaming press is really talking about it. Is that not weird?

Nintendo Classic

And at number seven, PlayStation 5’s probably not going to be able to beat PlayStation 4’s first-year sales, but it’s not due to a lack of interest. In the latest episode of people not understanding the market demand has not magically whisked a bunch of PlayStation 5s into existence because of an ongoing component shortage, meaning the supply can’t keep up, like literally can’t keep up. It’s not like the Nintendo Classic console forced shortages that were, I think, justifiable to complain about a few years ago. But for those of you who don’t pay a lot of attention to economics, there has been a supply chain crisis in almost every industry in the entire world, and it has affected electronics components pretty significantly. We talked about that truckload of graphics cards getting stolen. That is just a single incident in the graphics components industry not being able to fulfill its orders. In fact, that was probably one of the ones that had the least amount of effect. Sony’s latest troubles have to do with uneven vaccine rollouts in countries where Sony’s chips are built, at least that’s the official reason given. I’m sure it’s actually a lot deeper than that. What people don’t understand is that the components for electronics come from hundreds of different places, and the instant you can’t get one of them, you can’t manufacture anything. So it’s likely a very complicated problem that Sony is up against, and they’re not going to be able to make enough PlayStation 5 consoles. In fact, they’ve had to cut PS5 production, building several million units less than it had forecasted it needed to meet demand, that is to say, there’s a huge, complicated situation that is making the PlayStation 5 much more rare than anyone wants it to be, probably Sony more than anyone else.

Doom

At number six, somebody made a “Doom” level that a rat can play and a device that allows the rat to play it. Now, keep in mind, I am doing what I can here to explain this, but there is a device that was created, which held the rat steady so it didn’t get injured, and appears to be a large trackball. Now, they designed a level that didn’t require the rat to steer obviously, but I think using smells and where the rat was putting its face, the rat can shoot enemies. I’m not really 100% sure. It’s really fun to watch, and the fact that this is where we are as a society is beyond weird.

Battlefield 2042

At number five, “Battlefield 2042” has not had a great time, but there’s a very strange grapple gun glitch, which is, it’s outlandish. It’s really funny. It’s actually enjoyable. It’s a good glitch. I actually enjoy that it exists. I don’t want them to fix it. You can grapple on to like smoke, like a throw grenade, kick up some smoke. Ah, you can grapple onto it. There’s also… this is, there’s this video of somebody grappling onto a really faraway tornado, and you just get slowly pulled towards it. And obviously, the tornado is not in the play area, so eventually, you just die because you leave the play area and the countdown happens. Yeah, honestly, I hope if they fix it, they just make a mode where they retain it and make more things to grapple off of, ’cause honestly it’s the most just blatantly enjoyable thing about the game currently, in my opinion, anyways.

New World” MMORPG

At number four, Amazon’s “New World” MMORPG had to roll back their Central European Union server by about several hours ’cause they accidentally gave a bunch of players, not all players, keep in mind, a bunch of players, 300,000 gold. Now, what happened, there was an in-game tax that they were compensating certain players for, and they overcompensated them by a lot. So that’s pretty much where we are with that now. The game is operating as normal, but some players got to go on a shopping spree that had to be rolled back ’cause it was literally only thing that they could do.

Marvel’s Avengers

At number three, hey, you ever boot up your PlayStation 3 and want to go to PlayStation Home? Yeah, me neither. But apparently there are a large number of people working on a nonprofit project to bring it back to play on your PlayStation 3. It’s not even like restoring Home and making it playable elsewhere. You gotta, to my knowledge, to play it online with them, either have a modded PlayStation 3 or an emulator. I don’t really know why you would want to do this. If I’m completely honest, I didn’t really love PlayStation Home. I’m sure that there are people out there that do, and you know, you guys have the ability to do this now. Yay.

Marvel’s Avengers

At number two, somebody added up all of what’s necessary to get the cosmetic items in “Marvel’s Avengers,” which I’m gonna just say right off, I’m not 100% sure why you would care to do. And I’m not talking about the adding-up part, I’m talking about the having all of the cosmetic items in the game. It’s honestly a massively who-cares subject at this point. But it would apparently cost about $3,317 to unlock everything in the game, which is not worth it. It’s dead is not. Do you really want like flannel shirts or like a Casablanca looking suit for the hulk? Is it worth that kind of money to have all this stuff in a game that no one is playing? I would say no.

And finally at number one, Microsoft commemorated the time they apparently attempted to buy Nintendo in 1999, and during the meeting, they got laughed at. So in a digital museum that Microsoft created to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Xbox, they included a letter from that proposal. Xbox launched in 2001, and apparently, they wanted to be doing Nintendo games. Yeah. Nintendo did not need to be bought by anyone. They’re just kind of like the most successful gaming company, period. If not monetarily, they’ve done it all on their own terms and pretty much can do whatever they want forever. And now Nintendo has the Switch, which is something different than pretty much everybody else’s stuff and extremely successful, and Xbox just doesn’t even try. That’s not a market they need anything to do with. They’re doing fine with the Xbox series of larger, regular game consoles. It kind of worked out for everyone, but they were laughed out of the room. That’s all for today. Leave us a comment. Let us know what you think. If you liked this video, click Like. If you’re not subscribed, now is a great time to do so. We upload brand-new videos every day of the week. The best way to see them first is of course a subscription, so click Subscribe, don’t forget to enable all notifications, and as always, we thank you very much for watching this video. I’m Falcon. You can follow me on Twitter @FalconTheHero. We’ll see you next time, right here on Gameranx.

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