The biggest gaming news for January 30, 2022

Today has been filled with Halo news. We heard for example that Halo Infinite’s big team battle might just be fixed after so many months of broken matchmaking and Paramount’s Halo TV show will finally drop on March 24th. The news also announced that a 4,000-year-old gambling board has been discovered in Oman. Someone also got slammed with over 1,300 copyright takedown notices from Nintendo. Read on for all the details.

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Nintendo has often made headlines for its overly strict defense of intellectual property rights, but things really came to a head when GilvaSunner received over 1,300 copyright takedown notices for a bunch of YouTube videos. All of these turned out to be music tracks from various games in the Zelda, Mario, and Smash Bros. franchises. GilvaSunner said they weren’t mad at Nintendo, just “disappointed” that it didn’t make music freely available to fans. “And if you want to call me a criminal or a thief, that’s fine,” GilvaSunner said. “I’ve been called worse.”

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Halo Infinite’s Big Team Battle Could Finally Be Fixed

Halo Infinite’s Big Team Battle has been in disrepair for months. Matchmaking resulted in fireteams splitting up between rounds, which is annoying to say the least. But now there is a light at the end of the tunnel. “Using the telemetry we received from the January 19 patch, we were able to create a new build with an update that we believe should fix the main issue affecting the Big Team Battle playlist,” 343 announced. Industries. “The studio completed a successful play test today and plans to send it for certification on Monday. After it is sent, it will take some time to go through the certification process and find out if it is approved. Once that it will be approved, we will start preparing to release it to the public.The company expects the update to be available on February 3rd.



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Paramount’s Halo TV show debuts March 24

Paramount has been building up expectations for a trailer for the upcoming Halo TV show for weeks. Well, the company finally delivered on its promise. The trailer was released today to much praise and criticism from all corners. The most neutral thing I can say on this particular point is that Paramount’s new series will be released on March 24th. I make no further comment. I’ll just say I’m glad to see the show get made because it’s like we’ve been waiting for a show like this forever.


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Microsoft Flight Simulator developer details upcoming regions, planes and helicopters

Microsoft Flight Simulator was released to much fanfare in 2020. The game received near universal praise from gamers and critics. But that was not the end of the story. The developer behind the game, Asobo Studio, has already released a ton of new content for the game, but announced today that we’ll be getting a ton more over the course of this year. While much of it is yet to be revealed, the most notable upcoming additions include a bunch of extra planes and the promise of helicopters. I happen to be a pilot in real life, but I’ve never flown a rotary plane, so I’m really looking forward to seeing the whirlpools.



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4,000-year-old board game discovered in Oman

We found out today what people were playing in the Bronze Age. As one would expect given the circumstances, they were of course playing board games. The board game known as the Royal Game of Ur actually. Archaeologists recently discovered an artifact that looks very similar to this particular board game in Oman. “Such finds are rare, but examples are known in an area stretching from India to Mesopotamia and even the eastern Mediterranean,” said field director Piotr Bieliński. Some other games enjoyed in the Middle East at the time were Senet and Mehen.

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