Howdy, gamers! What’s everyone been up to lately? I’ve been watching a lot of Dark Souls 3 while recovering from a cold, but my spirits remain merry and bright! I’m looking forward to slowing down a bit, heading home for the holidays, and forcing my mom to watch The Witcher on Netflix with me. Speaking of Witcher news, you can now listen to Geralt himself read from The Last Wish, the first chronological book in the Witcher series, ahead of the show’s release this weekend on December 20. Now, here’s all the non-Geralt news that happened last week.
The Wolf Among Us is Getting a Second Season
Just a little more than a year after Telltale Games shut down, a second season of The Wolf Among Us was announced at the Game Awards. LCG Entertainment, which purchased Telltale’s assets, relaunched Telltale Games in August. Lest we forget, this follows a challenging couple of years for Telltale, during which it laid off a quarter of its workforce and its employees brought the studio’s toxic culture to light. The Wolf Among Us 2 is the first game they have announced, and LCG/Telltale stated they would be partnering with AdHoc Studio, which was founded by several former Telltale developers.
CEO of Dangen Entertainment, a Japanese Indie Publisher, Stepped Down After Harassment Allegations
Ben Judd, CEO of Dangen Entertainment, stepped down on December 12 after multiple people accused him of harassment and bad business practices. An anonymous writer made the initial accusations in a Medium post, which was removed by Medium but archived on WordPress. Dangen Entertainment responded in their own Medium post, also now archived. The anonymous writer responded in a second post and mentioned a Twitter thread from a designer named Alex that called out Judd’s predatory behavior. Following the numerous allegations, Judd resigned from his position at Dangen and stepped away from other industry projects. His public statement, posted on Dangen’s blog, does not specifically address any of the accusations.
GamesIndustry.biz has published one of the most thorough and detailed articles about the situation.
Ben Judd’s complete 180 in less than a week sure sounds… like a pathetic attempt at damage control while he goes on vacation with no one holding him accountable for his so called “attempt at redemption”, huh? pic.twitter.com/ZUJvZdPFY8
— Alex✨[Shield] (@dirtbagboyfren) December 11, 2019
The Game Awards Were Just as Much Game as Award
In addition to lauding 2019’s best games, this year’s game awards were filled with announcements. Sekiro won Best Game, while Disco Elysium took home awards in four categories—one for every category it was nominated in. Xbox finally revealed its next console, the Xbox Series X, a boxy, tower-shaped console that seems a lot like a gaming PC. PC Gamer rounded up the game announcements, while Kotaku has the full list of winners.
It's an image of a fridge.
I added a fridge next to the Xbox Series X and called it the PS5.
It was a joke. pic.twitter.com/1JW6qr71oM
— Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) December 16, 2019
- Resident Evil 3 is getting a remake
- An anime called Twilight Wings, set in Galar Region, will adapt Pokémon Sword and Shield
- Give your Sims a Baby Yoda lawn ornament because why not
Madison Butler is Sidequest’s self-proclaimed jock editor. She co-founded the blog Critsumption and once got really into powerlifting via Fitness Boxing for the Nintendo Switch. She tweets at @_maddilo.