Valve Bans Kuku Officially, Rules of Survival Device Ban, Tamago Shuts down and more


Mar 4, 2015
Weekly Gaming Update by Pinoy Gamer! Lets talk about Valves official ban on Kuku and Safety concerns if he attends Chongqing Major in China, Tamago shutting down its operations on all markets, RoS Anti Cheat Update now with Device Ban, new Samurai Shodown game annoucned, CSGO Battle Royale Danger Zone, Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition will be free to play on December 11 to 19, and Finally PUBG Mobile and Resident Evil 2 Crossover.

RoS Anti Cheat Update! Device Ban
  • If you noticed the recent RoS patch is quite large
  • well it's because Rules of Survival updated their anti cheat system which will now officially ban devices
  • The device ban will take effect this December 10 onwards
  • and players found on a device belonging to the device used for hacking will no longer be able to login into the game
  • The devs didn't mention if the device ban will be implemented in the PC
  • as you all know where most of the cheater and hackers are
  • The team also mentioned that they are still perfecting the mechanism so expect false positives
  • meaning you could still be banned even if you don't cheat
  • Over the past week the RoS devs have found hackers to be using a modified NPK file to allow them to take unfair advantages within Rules of Survival
  • This includes no-recoil, high scope, faster parachute, and many more
  • with this the team reinforced their NPK File to prevent modifications which will not detect illegal files
  • The RoS devs are also testing an AI Image Recognition System to automatically identify cheating by analyzing the imagery of players\' gameplay
  • According to them this still in early stages
  • This are just some of the changes the Rules of Survival team mentioned what do you think are you still experiencing hackers lets us know in the comments!

PUBG Mobile and Resident Evil 2 Crossover

  • PUBG Mobile was recently announced in as the best game of 2018 in the google play store which also earned the User’s Choice Game of 2018 the week
  • but now PUBG Mobile is teaming up with Resident Evil 2 in a mystery crossover event
  • currently unknown what kind of event they have in store
  • but to those who don't remember PUBG recently teamed up with DC for suicide squad themed skins
  • So we might expect the same with the Resident Evil crossover
  • Most fans, however, are speculating that the event will be some kind of zombie mode which adds undead on the current maps
  • So what do you think? let us know in the comments!

Tamago Live Shuts Down
  • In a recent update
  • Tamago Live publicly announced the company is shutting down its operations on all markets
  • They also mentioned in their statement that the business has been challenging and it is commercially feasible for them to operate under the current circumstances
  • So what really happened?
  • According to our anonymous source who has a contract in Tamago Live
  • the company is apparently struggling to grow as a live streaming platform especially now there are a fierce competition like FB live and NimoTV
  • Our source also mentioned that streamers are faking their completion hours by re streaming pre recorded videos which results in fake views and engagements
  • but the most intriguing was the latter
  • full disclosure this statement has not yet been proven or thus have proper evidence to support so here it goes
  • according to our source, a 15 million USD company funds were stolen in the China office
  • wow
  • Currently, all streaming contracts from known filipino live streamers have now been released or terminated
  • As for now Tamago live its operations will function until December 31 however buying T coins will no longer be possible
  • Tamago also mentioned that pending gifts after dec 8 will no longer be paid out
  • then finally the company won't be able to issue refunds on leftover coins
  • So here is our update regarding the Tamago Live closure do you think NimoTV will be next?

Samurai Shodown

  • During the Tokyo Game Show
  • SNK announced a new Samurai Showdown games is coming in Q2 of 2019
  • This is due out between April and June 2019
  • To those who don't remember Samurai Shodown is a fighting game series that takes place in 18th-century Japan
  • and that the game is more weapon based compared to other fighting games
  • According to the reports the game will be released on PS4, PC, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch

CSGO Battle Royale
  • Valve recently released a major update
  • as Counter-Strike: Global Offensive or CSGO is now free to play
  • Additionally ,the game has a new battle royale mode called Danger Zone
  • So what's the difference with this battle royale?
  • Well for starters the map are smaller and gameplay is more fast paced
  • each matches on the Danger Zone is filled with 18 players who are dropped in the map called blacksite
  • The Danger Zone is also playable on solo, duo, or trios
  • Valve also used the original CSGO engine so gunplay will be very similar
  • In order to get new items or weapons you can either loot them or buy using the tablet which also shows the current safe zones
  • For player who previously bought CSGO they will receive a loyalty badge with their accounts getting upgraded to loyalty status

Epic Games Store

  • Epic games is launching a game store to rival steam
  • the new digital store is planned to launch on 2019
  • what makes this store different is that there will be smaller cut of revenue from developers compared to steam
  • Epic plans to take only 12% compared to steam 30% which give developers 88% more revenue
  • If epic games can pull this off
  • Steam will have a proper competition

Street Fighter V
  • In celebration of Capcom Cup 2018
  • Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition will be free to play on December 11 to 19
  • The free trial will be available on Ps4 and PC steam users
  • however to play online on playstation you will need a playstation plus subscription
  • Capcom also announced that all the initial content in Street Fighter V as well as the modes in Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition are included for free during this time
  • The game will feature 16 playable characters, arcade, versus, challenges and training mode
  • A sponsored content will also be introduced on December 11 which are basically advertisements

Valve Bans Kuku Officially and Safety Concerns

  • In the recent events regarding TnC Kuku and Skem of complexity getting banned from Chongqing Major
  • several shoutcasters announced that they are boycotting the tournament in China
  • This is because they feel that Kuku was unfairly banned
  • and that the main reason was the Chinese government's involvement regarding the matter
  • To those who don't know TnC’s Kuku and Complexity gamings Skem are being sanctioned because of the racism slurs they have used against chinese players
  • which have resulted in an outrage of the Chinese Dota community
  • Also, something to note is that Kuku and TnC have already apologized multiple times however to no avail
  • actually TnC even said they will donate 50% of Kuku’s and the Managers earnings on an anti racism organization
  • kaso wala matigas talaga
  • and to make matters worse the Chinese government asked the organizers to ban this players
  • which now have resulted on several shoutcasters boycotting the event
  • it was first announced by “GranDGranT” that he will refuse to cast if Kuku wasn't allowed, adding the we all make mistakes
  • David “Godz” will also refuse if the ban is coming from the government and not valve
  • AdmiralBulldog also said that he will not be going to any valve event in china unless the ban is lifted or dpc is removed
  • this are just some of the shoutcasters boycotting the event
  • But wait there's more
  • because the organizers of chongqing major issued a statement in the previous day saying,
  • that they could not guarantee the safety of Carlo “Kuku” Palad should he attend the tournament despite being previously banned
  • then the Chongqing Major organizers also said that Kuku might not even be able to enter China or that the city government might cancel the tournament should he attend
  • Basically, they are not just banning the player they are also restricting him to attend to support his team
  • the statement also sounds like a threat and taunting the community even more
  • So in attempt to resolve this issue
  • Valve told TNC to compete in Chongqing Major with stand-in instead of Kuku
  • the on a recent update
  • Valve finally responded and released an statement where they officially banned TNC Predator’s Carlo “Kuku” Palad from attending the tournament
  • Valve is also issuing a 20% a Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) point penalty
  • currently is unknown if the ban will extend in the Ti9 but if we get more politics involved China will definitely play its cards