The biggest gaming news for September 19, 2022

Since this is the start of a brand new work week, I’m sure you’ve been sitting your nose against the grindstone all day, which means you’re now behind with everything that’s going on in the world of gaming. But do not worry. I’ll update you right away. Today we got our first good look at Zenless Zone Zero in a lengthy trailer, we stole a sneak peek of Diablo 4 after a leak, and heard back from Rockstar about GTA 6. These are just our top stories, so read on for the rest.


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Rockstar confirms GTA 6 leaks, says work “will proceed as planned”

Rockstar has now confirmed the recent GTA 6 leak by releasing a statement with both reassurance and disappointment. “We do not expect any disruption to our live game services, nor any long-term impact on the development of our ongoing projects,” the company said. “We are very disappointed that all the details of our next match are being shared with you in this way. Our work on the next Grand Theft Auto game will go as planned and we remain as committed as ever to providing you, our players, with an experience that truly exceeds your expectations.”

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Rockstar wasn’t the only company in the games industry to be hit by a leak this weekend. Activision Blizzard just took a similar blow, over 40 minutes of gameplay from the upcoming Diablo 4 appearing on Reddit. Activision Blizzard has yet to release a statement on the matter, but the company is expected to say something similar to Rockstar.

Streamers xQc, Ludwig and Mizkif work to repay fans duped by Sliker during Twitch gambling controversy

The streamer Sliker recently shocked fans and followers as she admitted that he effectively stole something like $200,000 from them to fuel his gambling addiction. The latest development is that xQc and Ludwig have now teamed up to repay some of these people. “I’m working with xQc to repay anyone who has been scammed by Sliker,” Ludwig noted. The streamer added that “it’s time for Twitch to do something about gambling streams,” taking similar comments from xQc. Apparently Mizkif has already paid a few people back.

Zenless Zone Zero drops 18 minute gameplay video showing battle and hub area

We haven’t really looked closely at Zenless Zone Zero yet, but the developer behind this upcoming title, miHoYo, has now released a lengthy trailer showing off some of the gameplay. “Through the lens of the Proxy siblings, players were able to experience everyday life in the seemingly peaceful town of New Eridu, chat with local citizens about the latest gossip and interact with adorable pets on the street,” miHoYo says in the description. “A new battlefield was also revealed with a glimpse of a new boss fight, while players were transported to the perilous Hollows with immersive quest interaction along with the unveiling of more diverse combat techniques for the agents.”

Like A Dragon Producer Says Name Changed In West Because “We’re Not Talking About Yakuza”

Fans of the franchise have wondered why their favorite game’s name has changed from Yakuza to Like a Dragon. “We’re talking about the criminal underworld, but not Yakuza,” explains Sega producer Masayoshi Yokoyama. “So it makes sense that we wouldn’t include them in the name. If we put in the accent, we’d say ‘Yakuza: Ishin!’ It’s not “Yakuza: Ishin!” That’s not what it’s about, so ‘Like a Dragon: Ishin!’ makes more sense.” Well said.

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