Oct. 9, 2021

All your Twitch are belong to us - GWS#055

Yikes, Twitch got hacked and people can see how much money their favorite streamers are making! Fudfood takes us through the major TGS 2021 announcements and we're so disappointed that the final fighter in Super Smash is not the man Sakurai himself... But not as disappointed as everyone who was looking forward to eFootball 2022.


Twitch got hacked

https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/the-entirety-of-twitch-has-reportedly-been-leaked/

https://www.theverge.com/2021/10/6/22712250/twitch-hack-leak-data-streamer-revenue-steam-competitor

https://kotaku.com/report-twitch-is-hacked-and-its-source-code-is-in-the-1847808252

Twitch got hacked and data such as source codes and payout information was posted on 4Chan on Wednesday

The anonymous hacker stated that the intention was to “foster more disruption and competition in the online video streaming space” because “their community is a disgusting toxic cesspool”.

The torrent link was for a 125gb file which contains all the leaked data and was confirmed by Twitch in a later statement. An anonymous source said that they believe the data was obtained as recently as Monday.

The leaked data included:

  • The entirety of Twitch’s source code for the mobile, desktop and video game console Twitch Clients.
  • 3 Years worth of commit history “going back to its early beginnings”
  • Creator payout reports from 2019.
  • Mobile, desktop and console Twitch clients
  • Proprietary SDKs and internal AWS services used by Twitch.
  • “Every other property that Twitch owns” including IGDB and CurseForge
  • An unreleased Steam competitor, codenamed Vapor, from Amazon Game Studios
  • Twitch internal ‘red teaming’ tools (designed to improve security by having staff pretend to be hackers)

Some Twitter users are also claim that the files also include encrypted passwords.

The Leak is labeled "part one" which might mean there are more coming.

Twitch also sent out an email to reset your stream keys. This will make sure no one can hijack your channel.

T: I was informed when I logged into Twitch that night that my password might be compromised and that I should change it. It's also very recommended to have two-factor authentication on.

T: It's interesting that the payout for some of the biggest streamers have been made public, specially if any of those streamers make it a habit to ask for money.

 

TGS highlights by Fudfood

Square Enix

https://www.vg247.com/stranger-of-paradise-final-fantasy-origin-release-date-tgs-new-gameplay

Announced the Release date of Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin

Developed by Team Ninja

Coming March 18th 2022 for the PS4/5, Xbox One/X/S and PC

Another Demo is out now until Oct 11th

Multiplayers is a new unlocked feature in the demo

F: Ive played the demo and I find the game to be, mechanically, much better. Characters are still plain to me.

 

Xbox Presentation

https://twinfinite.net/2021/09/phil-spencer-xbox-japanese-games/

https://www.ign.com/articles/xbox-showcase-tokyo-game-show-everything-announced-revealed

Xbox Cloud Gaming was announced to be available in Japan, Mexico, Australia, and Brazil starting from Oct 1st

They pushed hard on showing off the Japanese community what Xbox Game Pass has to offer with the focus on Japanese games in their lineup

Scarlet Nexus, released in June this year, is now on Game Pass

Todd Howard, from Bethesda studio, spoke about Starfield and how it will have Japanese Text and voices by the time the game releases.

Starfield boast to have over 300 actors and 150,00 lines of dialogue

 

505 Games TGS 2021 Recap

https://butwhythopodcast.com/2021/10/04/505-games-tgs-eiyuden-chronicle-rising-gameplay-grow-sote-footage-more/

https://www.ign.com/articles/eiyuden-chronicle-rising-first-gameplay-reveal

Eiyuden Chronicles: Hundred Heroes is the Kickstarter project by the creators behind the classic Suikoden RPG series.

They showed off gameplay to a spinoff game called Eiyuden Chronicls: Rising, which is an action RPG side scroller.

Coming to PS5, Xbox, Steam, Epic, Game Pass and Switch Spring 2022

Their main game Eiyuden Chronices: Hundred Heroes is still slated for some time in 2023

 

Sega Atlus

https://twinfinite.net/2021/10/sin-chronicle-sega-new-jrpg/

https://www.ign.com/articles/sega-new-rpg-sin-chronicle-mobile

New Mobile RPG "Sin Chronicle" announced

It is the successor to "Chain Chronicle" a tower defense RPG game which was released back in July 2013

They even made an anime based on the game "Chain Chronicle: Haecceitas no Hikari"

Sin Chronicle with be graphically updated, with turn based mechanics

So far the new game it is for Japan only and to be released in Dec 15 this year.

 

Capcom

https://www.ign.com/articles/monster-hunter-rise-pc-steam-release-date-january

Monster Hunter Rise coming to Steam in Jan 2022

4k resolution Support

High-res Textures

Uncapped framerates

Voice Chat

Ultrawide 21:9 support

 

Smash Brothers final character revealed

https://www.ign.com/articles/super-smash-bros-ultimate-sora-thank-you-sakurai-nintendo

https://www.cnet.com/news/final-super-smash-bros-ultimate-dlc-reveal-start-time-how-to-watch-and-what-to-expect/

Sora has finally been revealed as the final DLC fighter and will be released on Oct 18th.

His move-set will be primarily based on the original Kingdom Hearts game and he will excel at aerial combat.

The DLC will cost $6 and will include:

  • Hollow Bastion Stage
  • 9 Music Tracks from the series
  • Night of Fate
  • Destiny's Force
  • Shoruding Dark Cloud
  • Hand in Hand
  • Blast Away -Gummi Ship II-
  • Hollow Bastion
  • Scherzo di Notte
  • Fragments of Sorrow
  • Destati
  • New spirit Board

This includes the Mii Fighter costumes; each costing 0.75 cents

  • Doom Slayer
  • Octoling Wig and Judd Hat - Splatoon themed headwear

However everything above is also part of the Fighters Pass Vol 2 at no additional cost

According to Sakurai, Sora was the most requested character since 2015 when they ran an official poll

New amiibos coming Spring 2022

  • Min min
  • Steve - Minecraft
  • Alex - Minecraft

Sephiroth, Pyra, Mythra and Kazuya amiibos are planned but without a release window

#ThankYouSakurai was trending since the reveal

https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2021/10/kingdom-hearts-integrum-masterpiece-collection-brings-the-entire-saga-to-switch

What was also announced is that Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMix, Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue, and Kingdom Hearts III are coming to the Nintendo Switch as cloud games.

These will include all 10 Kingdom Hearts "experiences" and will called the Kingdom Hearts Integrum Masterpiece collection

No release date was given

 

eFootball - worst reviewed game

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDvTvUiIrGI

https://www.gamesradar.com/efootball-2022-review/

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1665460/eFootball_2022/

https://steam250.com/bottom100

The free-to-play successor to PES launched on September 30th, and the reception has been mostly extremely negative.

At the day of the launch, of the 9,400 reviews on Steam, 8,553 of them (around 90%) were negative reviews.

At the time of writing, there are 18,683 reviews on Steam, with just around 11% giving it a positive review, giving the game an overwhelmingly negative score.

eFootball 2022 is currently the worst reviewed game on Steam

Even though it is free, the lack of the modes and the confusing availability of players and teams as well as gameplay issues have all contributed to the negative reactions this game has gotten.

No leagues or campaign modes. Offline you can only play 9 teams.

First paid content arrives 11th Nov. For 34 pounds.

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1506830/FIFA_22/

By comparison, Fifa 22, which launched one day after eFootball 2022, has an overall very positive score on Steam with 82% of the 3,021 reviews being positive.

https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2021/10/ea-is-considering-dropping-the-fifa-name-in-favour-of-something-new

EA has reported that the game had a record-breaking launch with 9.1 million players, 7.6 million Ultimate Team squads created and 460 million matches played in just over a week.

They also announced that they're reviewing their naming rights agreement with FIFA and exploring the idea of renaming their future football games.

 

Is the Switch OLED dock capable of running games at 4K 60fps?

https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2021/10/teardown-suggests-the-switch-oled-dock-is-4k-60fps-ready-and-future-proof

Youtuber Nintendo Prime was able to get the new console ahead of its official release, and discovered that the dock has an HDMI 2.0 ports as well as the provided cable being 4K-ready.

Since the dock has an ARM processor that is not capable of upscaling a 1080p feed to 4K, any upscaling would have to be done using the Switch's processor.

The next day, a patent by Nintendo that suggests they're working on their own upscaling technology similar to Nvidia's DLSS was made public.

Late last month, Bloomberg announced that 11 developers who spoke to them anonymously have stated that they had 4K dev kits and were creating games for that resolution. This claim was denied by Nintendo.

It could be that Nintendo is future-proofing the Switch OLED dock for a future hardware upgrade, or that they had a harder time getting HDMI 1.4 cables and controllers and opted to use HDMI 2.0 instead.