The biggest gaming news for July 7, 2022


It’s a bit of sad news today, as a childhood hero for many is gone. Kazuki Takahaski, creator of Yu-Gi-Oh!, has died at the age of 60 in seemingly tragic circumstances.

The rest of the day includes official confirmation that Rockstar has stopped supporting Red Dead Online in a meaningful way, and that Ubisoft’s multiplayer pirate game Skull and Bones is finally getting a release date. Read on for more details.

Related: A Tribute to the Life, Labor, and Legacy of Yu-Gi-Oh! Creator Kazuki Takahashi

Yu Gi Oh! Creator Kazuki Takahashi dies at 60

Kazuki Takashi, creator of Yu-Gi-Oh!, has died aged 60 after his body was found off the coast of Nago City in Okinawa. Takahashi’s body was found by a passerby earlier today, fully equipped with snorkeling gear. Japanese Coast Guard authorities seem to believe the creator died a day or two ago, and the exact cause of Takahashi’s death has yet to be confirmed, as if the death was accidental.


Red Dead Online will no longer have “Major Thematic Content Updates”

Red Dead Online fans have been lamenting a lack of updates for a while now, as many feared the game had been completely discontinued by Rockstar. Well, those fears have now been confirmed as the developer has announced that Red Dead Online will no longer receive “major themed content updates”. Rockstar explains that the reason for this is that more resources are allocated to the team working on Grand Theft Auto now that development on GTA 6 is well underway.

Skull And Bones launches November 8

It was leaked last month that Ubisoft was set to show us gameplay for its upcoming multiplayer pirate game Skull and Bones, and boy did it. We had a long gameplay demo during a special showcase, revealing some of the things you and your team will be up to. We’ve also finally gotten a release date for the game, as you’ll be able to take to the ocean with friends on November 8.

Elden Ring’s Let Me Solo Her Shows Bandai Namco’s “Special Gift”

You might recall a while ago that Elden Ring legend Let Me Solo Her told his beloved audience that Bandai Namco was sending him a “special gift” as a reward for defeating Malenia 1,000 times. True to his word, that giveaway has now arrived, and Let Me Solo Her wasted no time showing off content from the Elden Ring subreddit. This giveaway contained a bunch of cool Elden Ring-related goodies, with the crown jewel being a real sword with the words “Rise, Ternished” on the blade.

John Wick, Saw and Paddington 2 will soon be removed from PlayStation libraries

In another example of the horrors of digital ownership, PlayStation has announced that several Studio Canal movies are being removed from video libraries even though customers have already paid for them. This issue only affects users in Germany and Austria at the moment, but big titles like John Wick, Paddington 2 and the entire Saw franchise are being removed due to “changing licensing agreements with content providers “. Those Blu-Rays on your shelf are looking pretty good right now, huh?

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