– Blizzard announced that its hit real time strategy game StarCraft be getting remastered. It will be called, well, StarCraft Remastered no less and is due out this summer for PC.
– GameStop is set to close between at least 150 stores following fourth quarter sales declines in almost all of its segments.
– In what can only be described as the strangest story of the month, a Black Desert Online player has written a short erotic story in order to escape a ban.
– While the casting of Scarlett Johansson has proven to be a point of controversy among fans because she isn’t Asian, Oshii doesn’t see any issue with her assuming the role of the Major, and said he believes she was “the best possible” choice for the live-action adaptation.
– #GOPDnD recently popped up as a new trending Twitter hashtag that entertains the idea of how Republicans would go about handling a game of Dungeons & Dragons.
– The Australian Classification Board raised the ire of Australians earlier this month when it ruled that forthcoming survival horror game Outlast 2 should not be sold or distributed in the country. Implied sexual violence was cited as the reason, but the board has now revised its classification to an R18+ rating. That means the game is effectively unbanned.
– Three trans characters in three separate AAA video games were released in the past four weeks. That’s pretty unbelievable. Pop culture in general has gotten better about attempting to present trans characters without always resorting to using us as punchlines.
– Naughty Dog artist Alex Neonakis started getting nasty Twitter messages from GamerGaters and other internet cretins. Exasperated, she tweeted some screencaps, along with a message: “I just donated to @GirlsMakeGames in honor of these lovely boys. Thanks guys!” Other developers followed her lead.
– Bethesda’s vice president of PR and marketing, Pete Hines, has confirmed that Fallout 4 VR will get a demo during the company’s E3 2017 press conference.
– A Canadian photographer has been banned from Facebook after criticism over her photos of naked women posing behind a mannequin.