It’s time for your weekly dose of wholesome content and Good News Games is here with a big ol’ spoonful–open wide. Video games continue to surprise and delight us and, as always, the community around them lifts our spirits in fun, quirky, and downright hilarious ways. We’ve rounded up our favorite things from gaming over the past week for this episode of Good News Gaming, so watch along for a lovely time.
This week we’ve got a really tiny version of Beat Saber that you can play with just a couple of fingers. It looks satisfying in the same way it is when you hold one of those mini fizzy drink cans and pretend you’re a giant–everyone does that, right? And what better way to celebrate the announcement of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 being remastered than with a TikTok? Trust us, it’s a good one.
Epic Games is helping out indies by making UE4 royalty payments a little more developer-friendly. Now a studio only has to pay royalties to Epic once its game his a million dollars in lifetime revenue, and if the revenue drops below $10k per quarter, royalty payments cease. Nice one, Epic.
We also mark the 15th anniversary of a gaming legend: Leeroy Jenkins, whose acquisition of chicken was more important to him than the biggest World of Warcraft balls-up in history. Yes, we know it was staged but does that make it any less funny? Absolutely not. Will it still put a smile on your face? Sure will.
Then there’s a new perspective fo Red Dead Redemption, a YouTube arts and crafts channel that makes amazing pieces from clay, the best Terrace House and Animal Crossing: New Horizons mashup you’ll ever see, and a follow-up on that Through the Fire and Flames at 165% speed run that involves the actual guitarist for DragonForce getting involved.
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