3 Bit Gamer for August 4th, 2020

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  • Ubisoft facing their own #MeToo scandals
    • Studio behind Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry, Rayman
    • Five brothers who run the company oversaw a number of favored executives who were accused of rampant sexual harassment and assault
    • One executive held regular meetings in strip clubs, another choked an employee at a company party
    • The frat house vibe led to cancelled games and cancelled plans to make women the protagonists of games
    • The company has let go a few of the offenders and promised changes
  • The U.S. Army has apparently been recruiting on streaming platform, Twitch
  • Skully (PS4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch) – August 4
    • Fun, quirky platformer where you play as a skull and also 3 mud monsters
    • Bounce around, solve puzzles, and save the island!

  • Marvel’s Avengers (PS4, Xbox One, PC, PS5 Xbox Series X) – out next month, but 2 open betas this month
    • Free-to-play open betas 8/14-8/16 and 8/21-8/23
    • Action adventure looter game set in separate universe than the MCU or comics
    • Single player campaign for individual heroes and co-op up to 4 people on side missions

  • Battletoads (Xbox One, PC) – August 20
    • Side-scrolling, 3-player beat-em up
    • More cartoony than previous versions and definitely less difficult
    • Tons of different types of gameplay

  • Madden NFL 21 (PS4, Xbox One, PC) – August 28
    • Looks even more same-y than all the previous installments combined – no major innovations in years
    • Fans will undoubtedly buy millions of copies

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