The biggest controversies of the 2020 games

2020 was a wild year. Let’s recap some of the most polarizing and controversial times in the gaming industry that have taken place this year.

2020 was the year when the world actually stood still. So many things happened that made him feel like a life. It seems that I have aged much more in one year than in the last four years. From diplomatic turmoil, unexpected and tragic celebrity deaths, to, of course, a pandemic that killed and ruined the lives of millions of people, it seemed that wherever we headed, something new was brewing. Fortunately, video games have helped many players have at least one path to turn to when things get worse, but there have also been times when the tough has followed. Here are some of the most prominent controversies that have subsided in 2020 for games:

Smash Bros. R&D for Slippi (#FreeMelee)

COVID-19 really puts an obstacle in the way of the fighting game community, stopping all tournaments for the foreseeable future. Tournaments for all other major games have become completely virtual, but especially for Coup community, things were much worse. The only game Nintendo accepted was Super Smash Bros. last, and the game’s online network code is unreliable, even if all parties involved use a LAN cable for playback.

What happened was that my the community, supporting a small group of developers, came back in a moment of danger. Super Smash Bros. my is considered to be the best game in the series and was brought online through a mode for Dolphin Emulator called Slippi.

The game has been completely rendered with a reliable net code through an emulator, and Nintendo is very protected by their properties, even if it no longer earns money from some of their older titles. A Slippi tournament hosted by the Big House has been canceled by Nintendo. Fortunately, everyone involved was reimbursed, but fans have since spread the hashtag #FreeMelee.

Sure, Nintendo had every legal right to send a termination and waiver to this organization, but it was not a wise PR move. There are other fighting games played through Parsec and other third party programs that consolidate the network codes of the games with the defective ones. Companies whose games are played through these third-party applications actually support these tournaments or at least do not eliminate them.

Ever since the hashtag #FreeMelee was born, virtually every Nintendo ad will have some people posting it just to get their message across. Even if it’s something really big and most enjoyable, like Smash Bros. You will see the Sephiroth trailer or Nintendo World live. I say, power for these people, because Nintendo C&D has been disappointed since Slippi also included the cancellation of a Splatoon 2 tournament, because some important players showed solidarity with my community by placing something related to the hashtag in their nicknames.