ESGS Creator Grant, Capcom PC Mods are Cheating, Max Payne Remake, Silent Hill Ascension Microtransactions, Bayonetta Daughter and more

In our recent gaming podcast Filipino gamers talk the ESGS Creator Grant, Capcom PC Mods are Cheating, Max Payne Remake, Silent Hill Ascension Microtransactions, Bayonetta Daughters, Xbox 3rd Party Controllers Blocked, Metal Gear Solid V Quite Costume, RF Online Next, and more.

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Globe Telecom and Lenovo Legion are offering up to PHP 500,000 in rewards and incentives for local creators through the ESGS Creator Grant program. Capcom has officially declared their opposition to the concept of PC game modding, stating that all user-created mods are “internally” no different than cheating. Remedy Entertainment has announced that the pre-production of the Max Payne remake has moved into active development. Silent Hill: Ascension introduces microtransactions, leading to criticism from fans who complain that there’s a pay-to-win issue here. Bayonetta art book reveals that Bayonetta and Luka Redgrave have a daughter. Microsoft will no longer allow unauthorized third-party accessories to be used with its Xbox consoles from November 12, 2023. Fans criticize the sexualization of female characters in video games, such as the Metal Gear Solid V Quiet Costume. Netmarble will be sharing more information about “Project RF” or RF Online Next game, The Seven Deadly Sins Origins, and Demis Re: Born during the annual G-Star 2023 in South Korea on November 16, 2023.

ESGS Creator Grant
ESGS has started, and the Creator Grant program has been introduced in partnership with Globe Telecom. The program will give rewards and incentives to various creators in the gaming field, including Independent Game Developers, Cosplayers, and Artists and Merchants. The grants aim to highlight and encourage local creators to continue with their craft with up to PHP 500,000 in rewards and incentives. Currently, Globe and Lenovo Legion are supporting the Independent Game Developer Grant for a lucky Indie Fest participant.

RF Online Next
Netmarble will be sharing more information about “Project RF” or RF Online Next game, The Seven Deadly Sins Origins, and Demis Re: Born during the annual G-Star 2023 in South Korea on November 16, 2023.

Capcom PC MODs Cheat
Capcom has officially declared their opposition to the concept of PC game modding, stating that mods are “no different” than cheats and that they can hurt game development. Capcom also mentions that PC mods can cause “reputational damage” thanks to content that causes offense to “public order and morals”. This means that all user-created mods are “internally” no different than cheating. The only exception to this are mods which are “officially” supported by the developer. It’s worth noting that if you mod a game in a way that gives you an unfair advantage over other players, it could be considered cheating. However, if you’re just modding the game for fun, it’s unlikely that you’ll be penalized. As for the question of whether modding Chunli to NSFW or changing Lady Dimitrescu to Tom the Tank Engine is cheating, it’s up to the game developer to decide. If the developer allows it, then it’s not cheating. If the developer doesn’t allow it, then it is cheating.

Metal Gear Solid V Quiet
Stefanie Joosten, the actress who played Quiet in Metal Gear Solid V, recently commented that Quiet’s outfit is not practical, and that there were so many other options you could have gone with. In the game, Quiet can only drink or breathe through her skin following parasite treatment, which is why she wears a revealing outfit. However, Joosten is not convinced that this is the only option. She is releasing her second album, which may be why there is some PR happening.

Max Payne Remake
Are you guys familiar with Max Payne? The critically acclaimed Mark Wahlberg Movie? So what I meant to say is popular classic fps game that pioneered the bullet time in video games. Apparently, the game is getting a remake and the pre-production has moved into active development according to Remedy Entertainment. The new Max Payne 1&2 remakes are being developed for PC, Xbox Series X|S, and PS. Unfortunately no mention of the release date

Persona 3 Reload Physics
A new Persona 3 Reload footage was shown, featuring a character named Mitsuru Kirijo with some minor physics that involved jiggle physics. Although the difference is not that big, some fans on Twitter are unhappy about it. It’s worth noting that the assistant has a Persona-related NDA and cannot talk about it further. Persona 3 Reload will launch worldwide for PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, and PS5 on February 2nd, 2024 .

Silent Hill: Ascension
Silent Hill: Ascension is a group-based choose-your-own-adventure interactive streaming series that is free to stream. However, the game has microtransactions, including a $19.99 Founder’s Pack that includes a season pass, access to all in-game puzzles, and some in-game cosmetics, such as exclusive emotes. The game’s framework is voting, as a group in real-time, to determine what happens next. Viewers spend what are called Influence Points (or IP) to sway the decisions. You can pay real money to obtain the digital currency, and the more IP you have, the more sway you have in the decisions. This has led to criticism from fans, who complain that there’s a pay-to-win issue here. The game has become a pay-to-win, and there’s no point in voting because the rich can decide the outcome anyway.

Bayonetta Daughter
Bayonetta is a popular action-adventure game where you play as a witch named Bayonetta. PlatinumGames has released an official art book that reveals Bayonetta and Luka Redgrave have a daughter. However, some fans were disappointed because they assumed Bayonetta was part of the LGBT+ community. It’s worth noting that this is not confirmed in the game’s canon, but only in fan fiction.

Xbox Controllers Blocked
Do you have Xbox? If you do unfortunately unauthorized thirdaprty accessories will no longer be allowed accessories will be blocked with "error 0x82d60002." This means if you have unauthorized controller it will no longer work on Xbox. It might work in the future but its up to Microsoft to approve the 3rd party accessory. So far only positive is users who connect USB devices through the Xbox Adaptive Controller for accessibility purposes will not be impacted by the new restrictions.


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