Yuji Naka arrested for Square Enix insider trading… again

In what is now a human representation of the film “Morbius,” Yuji Naka, co-creator of Sonic the Hedgehog, has been arrested for insider trading at Square Enix. For the second time in a month. First game creator in history to make one “morbillion” bucks (via insider trading).
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Sonic creator Yuji Naka is arrested again on insider trading charges related to Final Fantasy VII: The First Soldier

Only a few weeks after his initial detention, Yuji Naka, the co-creator of Sonic and director of Balan Wonderworld, has been arrested once more for insider trading related to Final Fantasy VII: The First Soldier. Initially detained in mid-November, Fumiaki Suzuki, and Taisuke Sazaki, both employees of Square Enix, were also present with Naka. Prior to the announcement of its collaboration with Square Enix for the smartphone game Dragon Quest Tact, the three were charged with purchasing shares in game developer Aiming Inc. As reported by Asahi and VGC, the developer has been re-arrested alongside Sazaki for alleged confidential knowledge of fellow mobile game Final Fantasy VII: The First Soldier.
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Ubisoft’s Immortals Fenyx Rising is coming to Steam soon

Immortals Fenyx Rising is coming to Steam “soon”, according to a new store page for the game on Valve‘s platform.Developed by Assassin’s Creed Odyssey studio Ubisoft Quebec, Immortals Fenyx Rising is an open-world action-adventure game about a forgotten hero on a quest to save the Greek gods.It was originally released for PC, Stadia and consoles in December 2020.A Gold Edition of the title which includes the full game, three pieces of narrative DLC and a bonus quest will also be released on Steam.After a lengthy break, last month Ubisoft confirmed plans to start releasing some of its games on Steam again.Its biggest game of the last few years, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, joined Steam on December 6, coinciding with the release of its final content update.Also coming to Steam are Ubisoft titles including Anno 1800 and Roller Champions, with the latter releasing on December 13.Ubisoft stopped releasing its new games on Steam in 2019.

Sonic Creator Yuji Naka Has Reportedly Been Arrested Again

Yuji Naka, the Japanese developer responsible for coming up with the concept of the first Sonic game, as well as leading development on multiple titles in the series, has been arrested yet again, according to website Asahi. News of Naka’s prior arrest broke a few weeks ago, wherein it was...

Lego mini-figure seemingly confirms 2K Sports football game

A Lego footballer minifig in 2K-branded packaging has been spotted, seemingly corroborating VGC’s exclusive report from earlier this year. In February we reported that Lego is partnering with 2K for a new line of Lego sports games, starting with a football/soccer game developed by Sumo Digital. Now a new...
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Yuji Naka Has Reportedly Been Arrested Again Over Final Fantasy Insider Trading

Yuki Naka has reportedly been arrested again over potential insider trading, this time related to the mobile title Final Fantasy VII: The First Soldier. As reported by Asahi and VGC, Naka and former Square-Enix developer Taisuke Sazaki were arrested for allegedly investing in 'ATeam Entertainment' based on non-public information related to Square-Enix's plans to work with the company.

Pokémon Violet is now the lowest-rated main Pokémon game on Metacritic

Pokémon Violet now has a lower Metacritic score than any other main game in the history of the Pokémon series. The game currently has a Metacritic of 72, while its accompanying version Pokémon Scarlet sits at 73. This doesn’t necessarily mean Scarlet is the better game –...

Nintendo UK is giving away Mario Kart Live or Skyward Sword HD free with Switch OLEDs this Christmas

The official UK My Nintendo Store will be offering a choice of two free games, including the £99 Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit, for anyone who buys a Nintendo Switch OLED model.Starting this Friday, players who buy a Nintendo Switch OLED model from the My Nintendo Store will have the option of adding either Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit (their choice of the Mario or Luigi set) or The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD to their order for free.The promotion will start at 7am on Friday, December 9 and will last until December 31, 2022 (or until stock runs out).Notice: To display this embed please allow the use of Functional Cookies in Cookie Preferences.Mario Kart Live is an augmented reality game that has players controlling a toy kart with their Nintendo Switch.The game was created by New York-based Velan Studios, a company formed by the founders of Skylanders developer Vicarious Visions.At launch, it featured 24 different courses across eight Grands Prix.

Yuji Naka reportedly arrested again

Yuji Naka has reportedly been arrested on suspicion of insider trading for a second time, this time relating to Final Fantasy VII: The First Soldier. According to Japanese outlet Asahi (via VGC) the former Sonic Team boss was re-arrested alongside ex-Square Enix employee Taisuke Sazaki, who was also arrested alongside Naka earlier this month.

Microsoft boss compares Sony to Blockbuster before ironic self-own

Sony has been compared to defunct retailer Blockbuster by Microsoft director Brad Smith for intervening in the Activision Blizzard acquisition over Call of Duty ownership — before ironically painting Microsoft as a trendchaser. The Microsoft acquisition of Activision Blizzard King has spurred another wealthy businessman, this time Microsoft's director...

A New Horror Game Starring David Harbour And Jodie Comer Is On Its Way

A new report from GLHF managing editor Kirk McKeand reveals that Stranger Things actor David Harbour has let it slip that he and Jodie Comer will be starring in an upcoming horror game, set to release sometime “next year.”. When asked about whether or not Harbour would be willing...
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Pokémon Scarlet & Violet: Best Pokémon For Ranked Double Battles - Tips, Strategies

Attention all Pokémon Trainers – are you ready for the first ranked season for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet? As of 2nd December until 4th January 2023 you can participate in Ranked Battles Season 1 online with the ‘mons you captured throughout your playthrough. However, with new Pokémon comes many new strategies compounded by the new Terastalization mechanic, so you might not know where to start. Don’t worry, our Professors have put together a list of the most powerful Pokémon to keep an eye out for.

Unannounced Bethesda mobile game has Todd Howard “in love”

Todd Howard, director at Bethesda Game Studios, recently appeared on the Lex Fridman podcast to express his love for an unannounced Bethesda mobile game, while talking about the developer’s big hitters like Elder Scrolls, Fallout, and Skyrim. As reported by VGC, Howard said, “we have a new mobile game...

Keighley: The Game Awards 2022 to be ‘significantly shorter’

This week will see the return of The Game Awards, as the great and good of 2022’s run of digital entertainment gather together in hopes of bagging some recognition for their efforts — all squeezed between endless game trailers and piss-break live entertainment. It’s usually a long affair… a really long affair. Last year’s event, including the pre-show, clocked in around the four hour mark.

Cyberpunk 2077 Game of the Year Edition Being Planned for Next Year

CD Projekt RED is planning to release a Cyberpunk 2077 Game of the Year Edition next year. According to Polish media outlet Stockwatch via VGC, President and joint CEO Adam Kiciński has revealed of their plans to release a Cyberpunk 2077 Game of the Year Edition. This will be released after the official launch of the game’s only expansion, Phantom Lady.