Jason Faulkner

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EVO co-founder Mr. Wiz put on leave after accusation of paying a minor to expose himself surfaces

Another allegation of sexual abuse has surfaced in the fighting game community. Joey “Mr. Wizard” Cuellar has been accused of paying a minor to see his genitals in 2001 as part of a “bet.” The victim of the alleged sexual abuse, who goes by Mikey (@Pyronlkari), was 17 at the time. Mr. Wiz is co-founder and president of EVO, one of the largest fighting game tournament organizers. However, he’s been put on leave from his position as president of that organization as a result of these allegations.

An Amazon Original Fallout TV series is on the way from the makers of Westworld

A Fallout TV show is in the works as an Amazon Original. The show will be produced by Kilter Films (Westworld) and Amazon Studios and is the first series to come out of the nine-figure deal between the two. This will be the first Bethesda property to make the leap to the small screen. However, a Fallout TV series is something the studio has been looking to pursue for some time. “Over the last decade, we looked at many ways to bring Fallout to the screen. But it was clear from the moment I firs

Pro Smash player Cinnpie accused of sexual abuse by fellow pro Puppeh

Pro Smash player and commentator Cinnamon “Cinnpie” Dunson has been accused of sexual abuse by fellow Smash Pro Puppeh. Cinnpie is best known for being engaged to prolific Smash player WaDi, though their relationship ended sometime in 2017. According to her Twitch profile, she’s also worked as a “professional esports commentator” directly for Nintendo and Top 8 of EVO. Puppeh posted the allegations today on Twitter, recounting abuse he faced from Cinnpie during 2016. According to the post, Pupp

Resident Evil 8 over half finished and will sport evolved first-person view according to latest Famitsu

According to this week’s issue of Famitsu, development on Resident Evil 8: Village is 60% complete. The game, revealed during Sony’s Future of Gaming stream, is scheduled to arrive sometime in 2021. RE8 will mark the franchise’s debut on next-gen consoles, and according to the info in Famitsu, it’ll use the new hardware to its advantage. The interview in Famitsu, translated by Alex Aniel (@cvxfreak), contained a Q&A with Resident Evil 8 producers Tsuyoshi Kanda and Pete Fabiano. Their answers s

Crucible enters closed beta after reverting from full release

In a move almost unheard of in the gaming industry, Relentless is regressing Crucible, its recently launched free-to-play hero shooter, back to closed beta state. The Amazon backed title released in May to lukewarm response. Crucible‘s popularity immediately waned after launch, dropping from 120,000 viewers on Twitch the day it came out to just 69 as of writing. The move back to closed beta is part of Relentless’s response to the lack of enthusiasm around Crucible. The studio has hosted a publi

Ninja asks Alinity if she has 'another cat to abuse' on Twitter

Twitter drama abounds today amongst some of the highest-profile streamers in the business. In a thread where Dr. Lupo refuted a claim made on r/LivestreamFail that he was being paid for charity streams, Jessica Blevins and xQc quarreled, with Ninja stepping in as well. In response to the row, Rod Breslau jokingly called for xQc and Ninja to 2v2 for charity, to which Alinity responded, “Oh this is an easy bet. Team ninja loses ez.” Ninja quickly clapped back at Alinity with the scathing, “Don’t y

More rumors of a cheaper next-gen Xbox Lockhart surface after document leak

We’ve heard rumors that there’ll be multiple next-gen Xbox models for at least two years. Microsoft has only revealed the Xbox Series X, previously known as Project Scarlet, so far. However, an alleged Microsoft internal communication leak adds more credence to rumors of an Xbox Lockhart, which will serve as a lower-priced alternative to the Series X. The leaked communication is supposedly part of the release documentation for the June 2020 update of the Xbox Game Development Kit. The documenta

Disco Elysium TV series in the works at DJ2 Entertainment

A Disco Elysium TV series is in production according to Variety. The game proved to be a sleeper hit last year and garnered much acclaim. Developer ZA/UM is partnering with DJ2 Entertainment, co-producers of the Sonic the Hedgehog movie, to bring Disco Elysium to life as a TV show. DJ2 was formed specifically to produce video-game-to-TV/movie adaptations. It is also working on projects involving the Vampyr and Life is Strange franchises from Dontnod Entertainment. As of now, the project seems t

SpongeBob: Battle for Bikini Bottom How to Switch Characters | Playable Characters List

There are three playable characters in SpongeBob SquarePants: The Battle For Bikini Bottom single-player, but you won’t be able to switch to them at the start of the game. You’ll have to recruit these characters as you proceed through the game. Each of them has unique abilities, and you’ll have to if you want to claim all the Golden Spatulas in SpongeBob: Battle for Bikini Bottom. How to change characters in SpongeBob: Battle for Bikini Bottom Initially, you’ll be locked into playing as Sponge

Steam Servers Slow | Why does it take so long to load Steam?

The Steam Summer Sale has started, and that means it’s time for the Steam servers to slow down again. If you’re wondering why Steam is going so slow right now, you’re not alone. The service is relatively reliable. It should be considering the majority of PC games are bought and played through it. However, several times a year, Steam inevitably grinds to a halt coinciding with its sales. Why is Steam slow right now? The Steam Summer Sale just began, which means tens of thousands more users are

Minecraft | How to make a Soul Lantern

The ability to make a Soul Lantern in Minecraft is one of the new things that have been added with the Nether Update. These Lanterns have some unique properties, which make them incredibly useful if you’re looking to decorate certain areas in a particular fashion. Fortunately, getting the materials needed to craft Soul Lanterns isn’t too tough. However, you’ll need to travel to the Nether to do it. How to craft Soul Lanterns in Minecraft ALSO: Minecraft | How to get Netherite Scrap and craft N

Minecraft | How to get Netherite Scrap and craft Netherite Ingots

One of the key items introduced in the Nether Update in Minecraft is Netherite Scrap. You have to get Netherite Scrap to craft Netherite Ingots, which are needed to make the new tier of items. Netherite Scrap is itself an item that must be crafted, making this a more complicated process than most. We’ll show you how to craft Netherite Scrap in Minecraft. We’ll detail the full process, including which items you need to get to produce Netherite Scrap. ALSO: How to tame a Hoglin in Minecraft How

The Last of Us 2 | Does Jesse die?

You meet Jesse early on in The Last of Us 2 before Ellie and Dina leave Jackson to go on patrol. Jesse and Dina have recently broken up, but that doesn’t keep him from being a good friend to both she and Ellie. With how tragic the game is, you’re probably wondering whether or not Jesse dies in The Last of Us 2. Well, we’ve got the spoiler-filled answer for you below. Does Jesse die in The Last of Us 2? Jesse travels to Seattle and joins Ellie in her fight for revenge. However, he eventually de

Where is Jackson in The Last of Us 2?

Figuring out where Jackson is located in The Last of Us 2 isn’t very easy. You’re only given a few explicit clues as to where the city is located during the game. We know it’s in Wyoming, but it’s a pretty big state with a varied landscape. However, we know exactly where it is due to some facts we’ve learned about the town and the surrounding area during the two The Last of Us games. We’ll put together the pieces to find where Jackson is in The Last of Us 2 below. We’ll also do the math to show

The Last of Us 2 | How to reload

You might be confused about how to reload in The Last of Us 2 since there’s not a dedicated button for the action. Unfortunately, due to how slow your character tends to reload, going into a battle with your firearm fully loaded is essential. This is especially true at greater difficulties when having a fully loaded weapon is the difference between life and death. How to reload in The Last of Us 2 Instead of using a dedicated reload button, The Last of Us 2 requires you to perform an action th

Who voices Abby in The Last of Us 2?

Abby is a new character introduced in The Last of Us 2. However, her voice actress is a veteran of the industry. You might wonder who voices Abby in The Last of Us 2 the first time you hear her. It’s likely because you recognize it from some of the most iconic female video game characters of all time. Who is Abby’s voice actress in The Last of Us 2? Abby is voiced by Laura Bailey, who is a star voice actress. Bailey has provided her voice in over a hundred projects. While she’s been in two Nau

The Last of Us 2 Wedding Date Safe Code

One of the tougher puzzles to crack in The Last of Us 2 is the wedding date safe. You don’t get the code for the wedding date safe through a note like most others. Instead, you’ll get a small clue, and you’ll have to search the area to piece together the combination. What’s the wedding date safe code in The Last of Us 2? You’ll find the safe requiring a wedding date for the combo in Seattle – Day 2 as Ellie. As you follow Route 5 on your journey to the hospital, you’ll find yourself on a stree

What year does The Last of Us 2 take place?

It can be tough to tell what year it is in The Last of Us 2. When the Cordyceps outbreak occurred, all human progress stopped. So, when you’re roaming Seattle, it looks like it has for the last decade or so. Despite the contemporary cars and buildings (albeit ruined), you’ll be surprised to know The Last of Us 2 is set further in the future than you’d think. Below you can find a brief timeline of The Last of Us series, which will answer most basic questions about where the games fall on the cal

The Last of Us 2 Relic of the Sages Trophy | Strange Relic Location

The Last of Us 2 Relic of the Sages Trophy requires you to find an item called the Strange Relic to earn it. There’s no clue as to its location, even in the trophy description. Instead, you’ll have to scour the game from top to bottom in search of this artifact. Fortunately, we’ve found the Strange Relic location in The Last of Us 2. The funny thing is it’s not hard to find. However, it’s located somewhere that’s very simple to overlook if you’re not keeping an eye out for it. The Last of Us 2

Hardspace: Shipbreaker Early Access Preview | Scrapper's delight

There’s remarkably few games dealing with salvaging, which is strange when you consider how many titles impel you towards picking up random bits and bobs. That niche is finally getting filled by Hardspace: Shipbreaker, which entered Steam Early Access today. This is a game that plays a bit like Lego in reverse and requires you to recycle starships beyond their prime. In the not so distant future, humanity has taken to the stars, and the Earth is reserved mostly for the destitute. In an attempt
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