News overview - July 5 (2016)

News overview - July 5 (2016)

In today's News Overview, Ferry talks about online gambling in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, about Metroid Prime in VR and Blizzard taking Overwatch cheaters to court. 

05-07-2016  -  by Thijs Kaagman

Games Done Quick

Here's today's schedule for Summer Games Done Quick:

10:08     Jedi Knight – Jedi Academy
11:00     Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
12:50     Splinter Cell Blacklist
13:50     Jet Set Radio
14:45     Oddworld: Abe’s Odyssee New N Tasty
16:05     Oddworld Stranger’s Wrath
17:10     Curse of Issyos
17:33     Castlevania 64

Check out the full schedule

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive skin gambling

I need to talk for a bit on skin gambling. To put it short, in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, there are skins to make your weapon look different. They can be traded, and thus, sold. Some of them are worth ridiculous amounts of money (like >€10.000). The past couple of years there has been a rapid growth of websites where you can gamble with these skins. Now, a couple of Youtubers built their own site, and started promoting it on YouTube. However, they did not indicate they were the founders and owner of this website, Csgolotto.com. They acted as if they were a random user that accidentaly found the site. This is of course highly suspect, against the Youtube T&C and many other things. Now, more and more Youtubers are exposed; the videos where they 'test' the site turn out to be rigged. 

Tmartn and Syndicate involved in gamble scandal - Polygon
Psysindicate admits his videos were rigged - Polygon
Steam puts CSGOLotto on blacklist - Eurogamer
More background on this scandal - GamesIndustry.biz

And now on to the regular news!

Multi-platform

Blizzard takes Overwatch cheat-maker to court - Kotaku
More details on Watch Dogs 2 - Gamespot
Should Tekken keep its joke characters? - Kotaku
This article makes a gooid point for Hitman's episodic release - Kotaku

Nintendo

Metroid Prime in VR? - Kotaku

Industry news

Boardgame Kickstarters raised 6x as much as videogames - Polygon

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