The Biggest Gaming News For October 9, 2022
The economy in FUT explodes, GMod gets back an old competitor, and Cyberpunk 2077 runs into more scandal.
Here we are once again enjoying a sleepy Sunday. I don’t know about you, but I’ve definitely been catching up on some sleep, so I’m behind on the latest gaming news by approximately 23 hours. That’s right. I just got up half an hour ago. In any case, let’s get back up to speed. We heard that a FIFA Hero Pack mistake threw the Ultimate Team transfer market into chaos, the inspiration for GMod is finally going to be released after nearly two decades, and a quality assurance company contracted to work on Cyberpunk 2077 somehow managed to get away with some pretty big lies. There’s more where this came from, so read on for the rest.
Cyberpunk 2077 QA Contractor Reportedly Lied About Its Size And Employee Experience
Cyberpunk 2077 was released to reams of derision on account of its horrible bugs and glitches. Well, there may have been more to the story given that a contractor, Quantic Lab, seems to have lied about the size of the company and the experience level of its employees. “From a team of 30 people, I think only 10 of them had experience on QA,” a source at the company explained. “None of the ‘experienced’ testers had more than a year.”
FIFA 23 Hero Pack Mistake Sends Ultimate Team Transfer Market Into Frenzy
EA bungled the price of Ultimate Team packs, causing huge fluctuations in the Ultimate Team transfer market in FIFA 23, players losing millions of in-game currency in the process, quite literally overnight. The company seems to have mistakenly released a FIFA 23 Hero Pack containing a tradeable Ultimate Team Hero item that can be worth millions of coins. The pack was however priced incorrectly at a mere 25,000 coins. EA quickly caught the mistake, but not before the entire economy was thrown into chaos. Whoops.
Streamer Adriana Chechik Breaks Back In Two Places After TwitchCon Foam Pit Accident
The popular content creator Adriana Chechik apparently broke her back in two places after jumping into a foam pit at TwitchCon. “Well, I broke my back in two places and am getting surgery to put a meter rod in for support today. Send your support,” Chechik posted after the incident on Twitter. “When it rains it pours and I am definitely feeling the rain right now.”
The Inspiration For GMod, JBMod, Gets A Steam Page Promising A Full Release “Soon,” 16 Years Later
The inspiration for GMod, JBMod, could be coming out at some point in the very near future, albeit 16 years late. The game just got a Steam page promising a full release “soon.” This came as a surprise to everyone, but the person behind GMod, Garry Newman, was among the first to comment. “I was actually terrified of JBMod when I was making GMod,” Newman said on Twitter. “They always claimed to be just about to make a huge release that would render us redundant. This is one of the reasons I worked so hard for so long to push it forward so it couldn’t get caught.”
Charles Martinet Says Support From Fans Has “Touched His Heart” Following Chris Pratt Mario Voice Reveal
The voice actor behind Mario, Charles Martinet, is apparently pleased that fans of the franchise have been so satisfied with his work over the years, noting how their support has been a major source of inspiration. “Thank you so much! Thank you everybody! Your love and kindness mean more than you could ever know and genuinely touched my heart,” Martinet remarked on Twitter. “My little eyes seem to be leaking today with tender affection. Thank you.”
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