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Cyberpunk 2077 and CD Projekt having problems in China

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Cyberpunk 2077 and CD Projekt having problems in China

CD Projekt RED may have a lot of trouble due to the phrase used by Cyberpunk 2077 developers to mark censorship in China. The latest leak confirms that “Winnie the Pooh” was used mockingly.

At the outset, it is worth noting that the Chinese market has been very important for many developers and publishers for a long time, and the number of players from this country allows for dizzying sales results. As early as January 2020, CD Projekt opened up to fans of video games from the Middle Kingdom by publishing material addressed to the Chinese community, which was very well received – Cyberpunk 2077 enjoyed high popularity in pre-sale, and later became a hit in China.

As it turns out, the developers responsible for Cyberpunk 2077 decided to use the phrase “Winnie the Pooh” to denote Chinese censorship in the game. The details were uncovered with a recent leak, where it can be accurately verified that alongside classic phrases like “Nudity” and “Drugs” there is “WinnieThePooh”, which is directly linked to “China”.

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There is a significant problem in this case, as the use of the phrase “Winnie the Pooh” is prohibited in China. Xi Jinping, the president of the People’s Republic of China, according to many mocking and satirical comments, resembles a fairy-tale character, thanks to which special state organs completely remove all mentions of the character, while censoring everyone who uses the indicated comparison.

Already in 2019, PewDiePie was banned in China for “Winnie the Pooh”. His materials are not only inaccessible to viewers from the Middle Kingdom, but search engines do not provide any information about the still most popular YouTuber.

If CD Projekt shares the fate of Felix Kjellberg, it can be a huge inconvenience for Cyberpunk 2077, The Witcher, the GOG platform, and all other games created by the Polish studio. There are already voices about a “ban” for CD Projekt in China.

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Leak: Video of a working PlayStation 5 dev kit appeared

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Leak: video of a working PlayStation 5 dev kit appeared

Before the official release of the PlayStation 5 design last year, images of devkits, a version of the console for game developers, were repeatedly leaked online. Someone merged photos, someone made renders, or simply redrawn the silhouette of the PS5 dev kit. Now the video has appeared with the included console.

A TikTok user posted a video of the PS5 devkit and noted that the console gets so hot that it can be used as a heater in cold weather. A few hours later, the account with the video was deleted, but someone managed to make a copy.

Debug information is displayed on the left side of the console. The devkit from the video is connected to a gigabit network and is equipped with some firmware 1.0.0.9.

Apparently, the author of the video was allowed to take the console home for the duration of the remote work. The final design of the PS5 is strikingly different from the working studio version, both inside and out.

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Insider: Microsoft and Bethesda are working on Quake reboot

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Insider: Microsoft and Bethesda are working on Quake reboot

The company Microsoft and publisher Bethesda allegedly begun work on a reboot of the legendary franchise the Quake. This was announced with reference to his sources by the author of the XboxEra.com portal Nick Baker.

According to preliminary data, id Software studio ( Doom Eternal ) is responsible for the development of the new shooter, MachineGames studio ( Wolfenstein: The New Order ) acts as the support team. The game should receive not only multiplayer but also a single-player campaign in which a woman will act as the main protagonist.

The story of the war between earthlings and cyborgs from the planet Stroggos was revealed in the shooters Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, Quake 2, and Quake 4. And the last game in the series is still the competitive arena-shooter Quake Champions from iD Software and Saber Interactive, which failed to gain popularity in the gaming community.

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The developers of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 responds to fan criticism of poor AI

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The developers of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 responds to fan criticism of poor AI

After watching the debut gameplay trailer of STALKER 2: Heart of Chernobyl, many fans noted the strange artificial intelligence of opponents, when they cannot hit the main character with a weapon, being only a few meters away from him.

Developers of STALKER 2 decided to reassure fans, assuring that everything is in order with the artificial intelligence, and that shown in the video was done deliberately to give it a more cinematic look.

For the trailer, we deliberately turned the AI ​​down to a minimum for maximum cinematography. In the game itself, you can choose How many bullets, and how often you catch them.
– GSC Game World

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Previously STALKER 2 was compared with the previous parts and showed the differences. And also the developer of an unofficial remake of the first STALKER on the Unreal Engine 4 has revealed a new atmospheric teaser with Lab X16.

The release of the second part will take place on April 28, 2022, for PC and Xbox Series X / S.

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