Written By: Steve Vegvari
This is your daily video game news recap for Friday, February 9th.
Every Monday-Friday we give you a rundown of all the noteworthy industry news.
Twitch is revising their policies against harassment and sexual misconduct. In the continued effort to clean up the community, Twitch has released an updated list of guidelines.
As of February 19th, hate speech and harassment will be met with indefinite suspension. Community members have often become focal points of harassment in chat and by streamers themselves in the past. Twitch looks to make the platform a welcoming home to anyone and everyone.
Sexual suggestive content will also be flagged and be dealt with as well. Users are urged to review the guidelines as to create a safer environment for younger audience members and all cultures in the audience.
The studio behind Life Is Strange announced the release date of their brand new game. Vampyr is an action-based roleplaying game set in London in 1918. The story follows an doctor turned vampire during the Spanish-flu pandemic.
The game is said to have multiple endings, in which player’s moral choices impact the world and character they play as. In order to level up, players will have to stalk and hunt members of the community to satisfy the doctor’s thirst for blood.
Vampyr will release on June 5th, on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
Konami’s spin off to Metal Gear V: Phantom Pain is getting a second beta. Metal Gear Survive’s first beta launched on January 18th on console.
The second beta will launch on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. Starting on February 16th, players can join in on three separate missions spread across two maps. In-game rewards and bonuses will be unlocked when the title officially launches later this year.
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