The gaming industry continued to offer assistance during COVID-19. Games Done Quick, a speedrunning event, successfully hosted Corona Relief Done Quick and raised funds for charity. Twitch Prime added new gaming options to keep people staying at home occupied. In other gaming news, Nintendo accounts were unfortunately compromised, and World of Warcraft plans to officially provide controller support.
Highlights From This Week's Gaming News
Nintendo reported "that 160,000 of its customers' accounts have been compromised." In response, Nintendo has suspended logging in with a Nintendo Network ID. The company is also resetting passwords of any potentially impacted accounts and sending them email notifications about this.
Twitch Prime joins other efforts in keeping people home during COVID-19 with the promise of easy access to games and other gaming incentives. They will make Yono and the Celestial Elephants and Old School Musical freely available to members.
Controller support will simultaneously launch with the new expansion, World of Warcraft: Shadowlands. Community Manager Randy “Kaivax” Jordan said the goal is to make the game more accessible.
The app will let users stream and watch. Vivek Sharma, Facebook’s Gaming VP, said that the goal is for the app to get the complete attention of users, rather than being relegated to background noise.
Features and Reviews of the Week
After a long wait, Final Fantasy VII Remake is here with a remaster of the first part of the classic game. TechRaptor has already devoted numerous guides to the return trip to Midgar, but what’s their final verdict on the game? With an entertaining new combat system and “plenty of extra content,” Final Fantasy VII Remake scores high in TechRaptor’s book.
TechRaptor’s latest guide on island life revolves around fishing. It covers types of fishing rods and how long they last, the different sizes of fish, and other tips.
While gaming has become more mainstream, TechRaptor takes a moment to focus on the games that don't quite achieve the right amount of mainstream attention, but do develop loyal cult followings.
Were you affected by the Nintendo security breach? Have you tried Final Fantasy VII Remake? Did you see other news in gaming this week that deserves attention? What did we miss from the last week in gaming? Leave your thoughts in the comments below. And for more on COVID-19’s impact on gaming, check out TechRaptor’s evolving hub of COVID-19 updates.