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Activision Fires 20 Employees, Riders Republic Free Week, Guardians of the Galaxy Size | Gaming News





Guardians of the Galaxy Size

Hello guys and welcome to the Gaming News for 20 Oct 2021. A couple of days ago I reported that Guardians of the Galaxy, which is going to be releasing soon, was reportedly going to take 150GB on PC based on listing on Steam. Now the official Guardians of the Galaxy Twitter has tweeted out saying, "Hey, everyone, we wanted to give you an update on the final size of the PC version of the game, which will not be 150GB. The team in the last stages of optimizing the final game. And we can confirm the file size will be approximately 80GB at launch." Now, the only reason why this was brought up or even spoken about is 150GB would have made it bigger than Microsoft Flight Simulator. That's why people were very curious about how is it possible that this single player game could be so huge? It's not, as simple as that, it's nearly half of what has been projected.

Riders Republic Free Week

The next bit of news for today is Riders Republic, which is the upcoming sports game coming out from Ubisoft, will have a free week so you'll be able to jump in between the 21st and 27th* October and play the game on Xbox, on PC, on PlayStation, on Stadia and so on, but only for 4 hours maximum. You can decide how you're going to do that, how you're going to approach that and then the game itself will be coming out on the 28th. It's up to you. Give it a go. If you're curious about it, now is your last chance to jump in for free before the game is fully released.

Activision Fires 20 Employees

And then the last bit of news for today is Activision has now fired 20 employees, with a further 20 employees reprimanded over the ongoing harassment and discrimination claims that came up some time ago. They are taking action. They've expanded their compliance team to make sure that issues that have been ongoing, like they have in the past will not happen again. But of course, for legal reasons, they're not going to name any of the employees that have been shown the door. It's good that they're taking action and it's what I said previously. It's good that these issues have come to light rather than people suffering in silence. Hopefully it will mean eventually a good working environment for the employees at Blizzard and Activision. But if that's not the case, then hopefully we'll still have people at the company who will highlight the problems. This sort of attitude of highlighting issues is I think, a good thing and it should be a global attitude from all development Studios. Simple as that. So we can root out this problem in the gaming industry. Anyway, guys, that's it for the Gaming News for today. Thank you so much to the new followers and all the thumbs up and all the likes I see every single day and I will see you tomorrow. Thanks guys. Bye bye.

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I have played hundreds of games in my life and have experienced truly amazing games. As time has passed and games continue to evolve, I want to share my gaming adventures with the world so you can improve your gaming experience too.

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In 1997 when I was 12 years old, a class mate of mine asked me, have you ever played Final Fantasy 7? I was like no, what’s that? He lent me his copy, and I remember on the first night I escaped Midgar after not being able to put it down for 5 to 6 hours even though it was a school night. Shortly after I finished the game and my gaming obsession was truly planted.

Towards the end of 1998 I played Zelda 64 Ocarina of Time. It was a revelation to me, given its combat, story telling, music and satisfying ending. It also gave a hint of what open world could look like given how “huge” Hyrule Field was, which was massive for the time. After nearly 25 years, Zelda 64 Ocarina of Time still sits at the top of my favourite games of all time list.

When I went to University during 2003 to 2007, it was the era of Half Life 2. I remember spending a portion of my student loan so I could get a gaming pc powerful enough to play it.

During that time I also started my adventures in MMOs including Final Fantasy 11 and World of Warcraft. It amazes me that they are still online to this day.

After leaving University, I like most people ended up in the 9 to 5 cycle, after a year of being stuck in the “no job without experience, no experience without a job”. At the time I was still living with my parents and I got distracted on girls for a while. My love for gaming never ended though, with it always being a fall back for me.

In 2013, I started my first YouTube channel, as a way to also document my time in the upcoming Final Fantasy XIV A Realm Reborn. I had seen some YouTubers who made really good videos. For me, at the time, it was a hobby to do on the evening and weekends, I never went into it thinking one day it would be my job. I would have made videos, even if it made no money at all.

After 10 years of multiple jobs, living a very miserable existence in the 9 to 5 cycle, it all abruptly ended in 2018 with my disability of severe anxiety preventing me from commuting to London to work any more.

During the Pandemic, a lot of people were losing their jobs, and there was a lot more time to produce videos and play games. While growing as a content creator, I noticed my Instagram page had little to no content. One day I picked up my phone and recorded a video talking about gaming as it was my favourite hobby.

As I have now played hundreds of games and my passion has evolved for the last 30 years, I see my love for gaming lasting until the day I die. Games have made me laugh, made me cry, and everything in between. The recent price increases have definitely dampened gaming for most gamers, but I am in a privileged position as an Independent Gaming Journalist to receive a lot of games for free from developers and publishers to review.

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