Hello and welcome, fellow viewers and readers new and old. This is me again, your Kakuchopurei content director, Jonathan “Mr Toffee” Leo, with this week’s video game and pop culture recap.
Apologies for the long absence; we’ve been busy getting ready for some showcases later at the end of this month. We’ll be announcing those soon. In the meantime, here are our recaps of video games.
Video Games: What We’ve Done
We talked about the Evolution Championship Series 2022 a great deal: it’s one of the biggest fighting game esports tournaments in the world. We have highlights and results; check out the latter here.
We also recapped the past few weeks of PC gaming news. Catch it all here:
Our writer Alleef Ashaari has checked out the offices of Virtuos for a special ceremony. Virtuos, a leading global video game development company, has announced the official launch of its studio in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Virtuos Kuala Lumpur delivers full game development, engineering, and art production services to some of the world’s biggest game developers and publishers.
Check out the full coverage here:
Pop Culture: What We’ve Done
We interviewed the head writer of the upcoming Disney+ show Marvel’s She-Hulk about making a comedy superhero law-centric show about the Incredible Hulk’s more sociable cousin. Here’s an excerpt (full interview here):
WE KNOW THAT THE SHOW HAS BRUCE BANNER, WONG, AND EVEN DAREDEVIL. AND EACH OF THE FIRST FOUR EPISODES I’VE SEEN HAD GUEST STARS. CAN YOU CONFIRM IF THERE WILL BE GUEST STARS IN EVERY EPISODE, AND WHY YOU FOLLOWED THIS APPROACH WITH SHE-HULK?
Jessica Gao: There won’t be guest stars from the MCU in every single episode but we’ve also pulled a lot of characters from Marvel Comics that we’ve never seen before in the MCU. It will be their debut into the Marvel Cinematic Universe in our show, which is really exciting.
That’s just a result of the format of the show because it is a half-hour legal comedy. We kind of have this built-in format that lends itself to a lot of cameos because there are a lot of lawsuits that we’re dealing with, with this law firm, so naturally, we would have people who are behind those lawsuits.
We also covered a plethora of Samsung devices, ranging from the flagship Galaxy Z Flip4 and Z Fold4 smartphones, to the Galaxy Buds2 Pro. Check it out here.
What We’ve Been Playing
We’re proud to announce that we’re the first Southeast Asian media to cover the highly-anticipated Devolver Digital indie title Cult of the Lamb. It’s half a simulation and half a roguelite action game where you play a lamb who gains demigod powers to run a cult and kill off rival sects. And all of it is done in a cute-yet-grisly fashion, like a darker Happy Tree Friends.
We loved the game to bits; here’s our glowing review.
We also played the PC version of Marvel’s Spider-Man, a port of the PlayStation 4 2018 open world superhero action title of the same name. It’s similar to the original except it runs at 120fps, has ray tracing, and a ton more PC options (textures and lighting oh my) to make it much better-looking than any console game out there. However, the game is being sold on Steam at RM249; it’s rather pricey for a game that was out a couple of years ago. Perhaps wait for it to go on discount unless you really want your Spider-Man remastered fix on PC stat!
That’s all for this week of our gaming news recap feature and what we’ve been up to for the week of the end of July to 12 August. Catch you next time, readers new and old. As always, do check out our awesome content on kakuchopurei.com and on our YouTube website. We post new content every day and every week!