The biggest gaming news for July 2, 2022

Welcome to another long weekend of fireworks, pool parties and of course lots of gaming with your friends. Since you’ve probably spent all day blowing up outside your own package of freedom, I’m here to bring you back up to speed on all that’s going on in the wider gaming world. Today we found out that you can play Knights of the Old Republic 2 on Switch again, Minecraft lost a legendary player and some of your older games from Ubisoft are no longer supported. These are just our top stories, so read on for the rest.


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Crypt Of The NecroDancer Gets Update After 5 Years As “Precursor To Something Bigger”

Crypt of the NecroDancer became a huge success when it came out a while ago. But that’s a while back. Now, more than five years after the game was released, Crypt of the NecroDancer is getting a major update as a prelude to something even bigger. “Yep. You’re seeing this right. After 1721 days, Crypt of the NecroDancer is getting another update. And it’s a big one,” announced the developer, Brace Yourself Games. “You could say Brace Yourself Games, it’s been 5 years. Why are you updating now?” Let’s just say this is a harbinger of something bigger coming your way, and we want to make sure we cover some of the key community feedback before we get there.”

Knights Of The Old Republic 2 game-breaking bug on Switch has been fixed

Knights of the Old Republic 2 launched with a game-breaking bug that prevented players from completing the game on Switch. Well, the developer behind the port, Aspyr, seems to have finally squashed this particular bug. “This is a known issue that will be fixed in the next patch,” Aspyr said in June. “While we can’t provide an ETA at this time, we’ll be sure to let you know when the patch is live.” The support page only noted at the time that “we have received player reports of a game crash that occurred after the Basilisk Crash movie landing on Onderon.”

Sega will match employee donations with planned parenting

The gaming industry has come together in support of reproductive rights since the Supreme Court’s landmark trial known as Roe vs. Wade, destroyed, who laid the legal basis for abortion. The latest development is that Sega will match employee donations to Planned Parenthood. “At Sega, we stand for equality and believe that the ability to make choices about one’s own body is a human right,” the company said in a statement. “We match employee donations to Planned Parenthood, NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation, and other recognized nonprofits that support reproductive rights selected by our team members.” So another step in the right direction.

Assassin’s Creed 3, Brotherhood and Liberation DLC will no longer be playable from September

Ubisoft is apparently going to drop support for a long list of classic games, including Assassin’s Creed 3, Brotherhood and Liberation, in addition to Far Cry 3 and Splinter Cell: Blacklist. The hammer falls in September. According to the company, “closing online services for some older games will allow us to focus our resources on delivering great experiences for players playing newer or more popular titles.” Ubisoft added that to “help us achieve this, several older titles will be added to our list of retired online services on September 1, 2022.” I consider that page turned.

Mojang mourns Technoblade by YouTuber posting on Minecraft Launcher

The popular internet personality known only as Technoblade died of cancer earlier this week at the age of 23 and the studio behind his favorite game, Mojang, is mourning by showing him on the Minecraft Launcher. Technoblade left some sort of memo to his fans in the form of a transcript before he died. “Thank you all for supporting my content over the years,” the YouTuber said through his father. “If I had a hundred more lives, I would choose to be Technoblade every time, because those were the happiest years of my life.” It seems that the games industry is losing an important figure every few weeks.

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