Fast Travel (A Weekly Recap) – December 1st Edition

by | Dec 1, 2017 | Videogames, weekly

Fast Travel (A Weekly Recap) – December 1st Edition

by | Dec 1, 2017 | Videogames, weekly | 0 comments

Each week, Fast Travel helps you get caught up on everything going on in the gaming industry. We start by highlighting a few of the week’s biggest news pieces. Then it’s on to a little dollop of indie news. Followed by a helping of “The Best Thing on the Internet, This Week.” And finally, we gather up all the week’s headlines and smash them into a TL;DR pie for you to enjoy. 

This Weeks Headlines

Epic Games is suing a kid for cheating in their wildly popular battle royale title, Fortnite. And now the his mom is ready to put up a fight.

Caleb Rogers (Sky Orbit) is the 14-year old gamer and streamer named in the suit and suffice it to say, his mom isn’t happy. She recently sent a scathing letter to the judge presiding over the case. In the letter, which you can read in its entirety here, Lauren Rogers bashes Epic Games for naming her son in the suit.

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Tyler1, the infamous troll, recently racked up over 200k viewers for a tournament he created and named after himself. Though the Tyler1 Champion Series Tournament had a reported prize pool of $10,000, the original tournament website said that a generous gift of $4.20 would be given to the winners. It also featured ridiculous inserts of Tyler1 onto analysts desks and pictures of the teams while he interviewed them over chat programs.. 

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We all knew that it would be a wild transition into the new season, but there were certain expectations. Everyone expected Bjergsen to stay with TSM, Sneaky and Jensen to stay with C9, and Aphromoo to stay with CLG. But with Zaqueri “Aphromoo” Black announcing his departure from CLG, it marks the end of one of the longest partnerships in League of Legends history.

Now, Aphromoo has been signed by 100 Thieves and his former team is bidding him a fond farewell. 

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According to a new study from professors at Purdue University, there was a 28 percent increase in traffic crashes near PokéStop locations in the approximately five months after the game first launched. The study, which focused on a single county in Indiana, also found that at least two of the crashes resulted in fatalities. When you extrapolate the study’s data, it’s possible that Pokémon Go may have resulted in upwards of 150,000 traffic crashes, 250 deaths and billions of dollars in damages nationwide. 

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Indie Spotlight

Considering the fact that we’re an indie company, we figured we’d do a little bit of shameless self-promotion here.

We recently created an awesome list full of cool things to get gamers for the holidays. And as if that wasn’t enough, we’re also giving away many of the things on that list. So head on over and check it out!

EKGaming Holiday Gift Guide 2017 + Giveaway   

The Best Thing on the Internet, This Week

What do you get if you combine two of the hardest games of the last decade? Cupsouls!

This hilariously awesome video was created by 64 Bits and if you have a few hours to waste watching video game parody after video game parody, you should definitely check out their channel

TL;DR for the Week

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Don’t forget to check out some of our other weekly pieces, The LoL Weekly Preview, Recap and Highlight, as well as Something I’m Forgetting and Week in Review.

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