video game controversies

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Billy Mitchell’s Old Website Now Debunks His Controversial Pac-Man High Scores

If nothing else, you’ve gotta respect the bit. Billy Mitchell, the so-called “video game player of the century,” appears to have let ownership over his old website, perfectpacman.com, lapse some years ago. Now someone else has commandeered the domain, and is using it to publish a multipart investigation into the oft-questioned legitimacy of Mitchell’s world-record Pac-Man scores.

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Rainbow Six Quarantine Officially Renamed Extraction

The next Rainbow Six game is no longer named Quarantine, Ubisoft announced today. Instead, the upcoming co-op shooter is now called Rainbow Six Extraction. Rainbow Six Quarantine was first revealed during E3 2019, prior to the covid-19 pandemic. During an earnings call with investors in February 2021, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot said that the publisher was considering a name change for the game. Now, in the lead-up to its big media event Ubisoft Forward, Ubisoft has confirmed the name change and has teased more info will be revealed at the event.Rainbow Six Extraction is a departure for the series, which…

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A Twitch Streamer Unearthed Cards From A Fake ’90s Pokémon Ripoff, And Fans Are Pretending The Series Was Real All Along [UPDATE]

There’s elaborate performance art, and then there’s what renowned Twitch jester Jerma did over the weekend. In a truly inspired stream, he parodied the recent Pokémon booster pack craze by going out into the Nevada desert and pretending to excavate a chest seemingly full of unopened Pokémon cards from 1997. They turned out to be something different: Grotto Beasts. Spoiler: Grotto Beasts is not and never has been a real series, but that hasn’t stopped Jerma’s community from taking the joke and running with it to the furthest ends of the internet.