It was a big day of news inside and outside the game today as the Supreme Court officially overturned Roe v Wade. Our biggest stories today are about reactions from game developers and the help big companies like Amazon and Disney are offering employees.
Apart from that, we also got confirmation that FromSoftware has “several new projects” in development and that Chris Pratt is threatening everyone with a Mario voice that will be “unlike anything you’ve heard”. Read on for more details.
Sony Studios Supports Abortion Rights, Despite Jim Ryan’s Previous Neutrality
Ever since Jim Ryan told employees to “respect differences of opinion” on abortion rights, Sony has come under fire for its neutral stance on Roe v Wade. He was further criticized after Insomniac chairman Ted Price revealed that Sony “will not endorse” public statements on such matters, although he appears to have since changed his tone. After today’s news, several high profile developers under Sony have made public statements in support of abortion rights, including Naughty Dog, Santa Monica, Sucker Punch, Sony Bend and many more.
Following Roe V. Wade Decision, Disney, Netflix, and Amazon Will Cover Travel Expenses for Workers Requesting Abortions
Outside of the gaming industry, other big companies like Amazon, Netflix and Disney have announced that they will cover travel costs for employees who may seek an abortion but cannot get one in their country of origin. origin. While the majority of companies haven’t publicly revealed how much that reimbursement will go to, Netflix did reveal that it will reimburse employees up to $10,000 if they were to leave their state.
FromSoft has “several new projects” in development, according to job listing
But back to the game now, and FromSoftware has fans dreaming as it announced it has “several new projects” in the works in a recent job posting. None of these projects have been named, though the games featured in the attached image include the long-dormant Armored Core franchise. Other games included in the banner are Sekiro, Elden Ring, Bloodborne, and FromSoftware’s VR title Deracine.
Chris Pratt Teases His Mario Voice Is “Unlike Anything You’ve Heard”
Chris Pratt probably isn’t the first person you’d go to when casting a Mario movie, but despite the skepticism and ridicule, the actor thinks he can do a pretty good job. In fact, he’s so confident that he recently publicly stated that his version of Mario would be “unlike anything you’ve heard before” in the Mario universe. Why does this look like a threat?
Insider Teases God Of War Ragnarok News Is Coming Next Week
Now that we’re halfway through the year and still don’t have a release date for God of War: Ragnarok, fans are starting to get excited. However, an industry insider known as The Snitch hinted that we might finally get an update on the game as soon as next week, tweeting a meme of Kratos from God of War as the binary code number 30 appears on the screen. The Snitch is a relatively new insider but has a 100% track record so far, so it might be worth circling June 30 in your calendars.
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