The Biggest Gaming News For June 20, 2022

I’m sure that you’ve been hard at work all day which of course means that you’ve most likely gotten behind on the latest news in the world of gaming, but fear not because we’ve got this handy dandy news roundup at the ready to get you back up to speed. We found out today that Warner Bros. probably won’t be keeping around Ezra Miller for long, Ted Cruz wants to take on free-to-play games, and a really bad bug has been preventing players from completing Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic on the Nintendo Switch. These are just our top stories and so read on for the rest.

Warner Bros. "Won't Likely Keep Miller In The Flash Role In Future DC Films"

The actor set to play the eponymous character in the upcoming movie The Flash fell into a ton of legal trouble earlier this year before disappearing entirely. We’re still not quite sure what’s going on there, but Warner Bros. doesn’t seem happy about the situation. “There is no winning in this for Warner Bros,” one source at the studio remarked. “The hope is that the scandal will remain at a low level before the movie is released and hope for the best to turn out.” The source went on to say that “even if no more allegations surface, the studio won't likely keep Miller in the Flash role in future DC films."

Elden Ring's Song Lyrics Are Computer-Generated Gibberish

Someone seems to have tried translating a little bit of the music in Elden Ring only to find out that it’s basically just gibberish. “I contacted some music producers who worked in Elden Ring and they confirmed that 99 percent of the lyrics in the game are not in any language at all and don't mean anything,” the user going by the name of Organi on Reddit remarked. “The Elden Ring music producers explained that the lyrics were computer generated and adjusted to sound like ancient languages.” How disappointing.

Classic MOBA Heroes Of Newerth Shuts Down After 12 Years

Heroes of Newerth was one of the first ever entries in the MOBA genre. While the game had a really good run, nothing lasts forever and its developer, Frostburn Studios, finally shut down the servers. Competing with League of Legends probably didn’t help much. "Heroes of Newerth has been in service for a long time," Frostburn Studios announced back in December. "We would like to extend our sincere thanks to everyone who has been on this journey, created special memories together with us, moved Heroes of Newerth forward, and created a lot of unforgettable stories for Heroes of Newerth, as well as making Heroes of Newerth become one of the most popular MOBA games in history." Feels a bit like the end of an era.

Game Breaking Bug Prevents Players From Finishing Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic 2 On Switch

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2 came out more than a decade ago in what amounted to an unfinished state. There were entire parts of the game world that were cut at the last minute. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2 has now been ported to the Nintendo Switch, but this time around, the game is even more broken than before. “Are you guys aware there is no way to complete this game? I've been stuck on the Onderon Basilisk Crash for a week now,” the person who discovered a game breaking bug, Daniel Moore, asked the developer, Aspyr. “What's the ETA on a patch?” Aspyr acknowledged the problem, noting only that “while we cannot provide an ETA at this time, we will definitely let you know when the patch is live.”

US Senator Ted Cruz Wants To Protect Kids From Pay-To-Win Games, Makes No Promises About Gun Violence

Republican Senator Ted Cruz recently remarked that he would meet with streamer Asmongold about outlawing pay-to-win games. The politician explained that “with some of the loot boxes, there’s a fair amount of randomness where you can get a lot of great stuff or some lousy stuff. I guess that’s the argument that it’s gambling.” Cruz went on to say that “I’m open to hearing arguments on this. I’d like to not see kids exploited and harmed and so I’d be interested in his views.” The trick is that Cruz happens to be a vocal opponent of gun control, saying shortly after the events at Uvalde, Texas that “tragedies like the events of this week are a mirror forcing us to ask hard questions, demanding that we see where our culture is failing, looking at broken families, absent fathers, declining church attendance, social media bullying, violent online content, desensitizing the act of murder in video games, chronic isolation.” In other words, lootboxes bad, guns good.

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