We begin this evening’s round-up from the camp of Twitch who have announced the formation of its new Safety Advisory Council. The Safety Advisory council will be a group made up of streamers, academics, and nonprofit leaders that will advise the company on online safety issues.
According to The Verge, the council will help Twitch draft new policies and update old ones, develop new products for safety and moderation, protect the interests of marginalized people, and identify new, toxic trends emerging from the platform. For the full story, please click on the link.
Other top stories in our Evening round-up
PGA Tour 2K21 Tees Off 21st August on PS4, Features 15 Licensed Courses
As promised, 2K Sports has pulled back the curtain on PGA Tour 2K21, the studio’s upcoming golf simulation game. Due out 21st August on PlayStation 4, the release will build upon HB Studios’ previous effort The Golf Club 2019, bringing back the course creator and online societies that already proved popular with fans. For the full story, please click here.
Ghost of Tsushima Gameplay, Story Details Revealed
Sony and Sucker Punch have finally revealed more about Ghost of Tsushima, the upcoming PS4 exclusive, which tells the story of Jin Sakai during the first Mongol invasion. For the full story, please click here.
Bethesda Remains Committed to Fallout 76 with New Roadmap
A new content roadmap outlines three major updates coming between now and 2021 that will change the way you play alongside new events and missions. It all starts this summer with Seasons. This is a new progression path that comes with its own set of challenges and rewards Atom Bundles, Perk Card packs, and unique cosmetics. You’ll also be able to participate in a new legendary boss event, obtain more high-level perks, and form public teams. For the full story, please click here.
Darwin Project will not receive any more updates as Scavengers Studio confirms game is unsustainable
Scavengers Studio has announced that it will not be releasing any more content for the battle royale title Darwin Project as it is not a sustainable project due to a dwindling player base. The game was originally launched in 2018 on Steam Early Access and Xbox Game Preview before being released on PS4 in January this year. For the full story, please click here.
Epic Games Store goes down after GTA V becomes free
The Epic Games Store went down today seconds after GTA V became available to download. Though the developer usually reveals the free title of the week when the timer in its shop hits zero, fans knew what to expect this time around since Epic tweeted its surprise earlier this week. The tweet was quickly deleted, but the damage was already done since countless gamers likely set their alarms for the release of GTA V. For the full story, please click here.
Xbox Co-Founder J Allard Joins Intellivision As Global Managing Director
Intellivision Entertainment has announced today that Xbox co-founder J Allard has joined the firm as Global Managing Director ahead of the release of its upcoming Intellivision Amico console. Allard joined Microsoft back in 1991 and went on to co-found the Xbox project, also playing a significant role in both the launch of Xbox Live and the Xbox 360. Allard eventually left the company in 2010. For the full story, please click here.
Respawn Boss Hints at New Shooter While Marking Studio’s 10th Anniversary
The end of Vince Zampella’s first decade as the head of Respawn Entertainment, the studio he co-founded with fellow Call of Duty co-creator Jason West in 2010 in the wake of an ugly corporate divorce from Activision, couldn’t have gone much better. For the full story, please click here.