Another day and another bunch of news to bring to you, including the story that EA has begun removing the Russian national team and Russian league from its FIFA series. We’ve also got the announcement that several recently released Resident Evil games are getting next-gen updates and that some Marvel shows previously exclusive to Netflix will soon be available on Disney+. More details below.
EA Will Reportedly Remove Russia from FIFA And NHL
There were reports earlier today that EA was planning to remove Russian teams from both the FIFA and NHL franchises due to the country’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine. These reports were then confirmed as EA itself announced that the process had begun to remove both the Russian national team and Russian league from FIFA 22, FIFA Mobile, and FIFA Online. There was no news regarding the NHL series, but EA is allegedly thinking of doing the same to other EA Sports titles.
Resident Evil 2, 3, And 7 Are Getting Free Next-Gen Updates
Resident Evil is arguably more popular than it ever has been right now, and Capcom is capitalizing on that by announcing next-gen updates for all of its most recent Resident Evil titles. Resident Evil 2 and 3 Remakes as well as Resident Evil 7 on PS5 and Xbox Series X will all be getting “visual enhancements” presumably alongside enhanced frame rates. These updates will be free for existing owners, although Capcom doesn’t specify when they drop this year.
Marvel’s Netflix Shows Will Be Added To Disney+ On March 16
Disney+ subscribers will be getting more bang for their buck soon as a bunch of Marvel shows once exclusive to Netflix will soon be making the switch. Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, Marvel’s Defenders, Luke Cage, and Agents of Shield will all be available to stream on Disney+ from March 16, which is good news for anyone looking for an excuse to go on a Marvel binge.
Ukraine Vice Prime Minister says PlayStation And Xbox Should “Block All Russian Accounts”
Ukraine’s Vice Prime Minister Mykhailo Fedorov has urged both PlayStation and Xbox to ban “all Russian and Belorussian accounts” today following the continued escalation of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Several large companies like Disney, WarnerMedia, and Sony have all halted releases in Russia due to the invasion, but Fedorov wants to take it a step further and has pushed Xbox and PlayStation to “leave the Russian market” as well.
Pokemon Go Players Are Mad About The Latest Incense Nerf
Finally, Pokemon Go players are once again up in arms thanks to a new nerf to incense that has drastically decreased the amount of Pokemon that will show up when players use one. Instead of a Pokemon showing up every minute when incense is used, Pokemon will now show up every five minutes, gradually increasing if players walk. Having Pokemon come to the player was a nice quality of life change for those that might not be able to get out of the house, a change which Niantic seemingly wants to scrap now, much to the annoyance of the Pokemon Go community.
Stalker 2 Development Paused Due To Ongoing Russian Invasion
GSC Game World says that development will continue “after the victory.”
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