The biggest gaming news for September 23, 2022

I wish I could bring you a nice, light-hearted roundup to kick off the weekend, but we’ve had some serious stories today, including the arrest of a 17-year-old hacker allegedly connected to the recent GTA 6 leaks.

Apex Legends developer Respawn Entertainment also revealed its increased harassment recently, while MultiVersus revealed that Rick Sanchez will be the next character coming to the game. For more details, read below.

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17-year-old arrested in UK over hacking incident, allegedly linked to GTA 6 leaks

Rockstar was the victim of possibly the worst leak in gaming industry history earlier this month, with London police and the FBI searching for a culprit ever since. Today, London police announced that they have arrested a 17-year-old hacker allegedly linked to the GTA 6 leaks, according to a recent report. The suspect was arrested in Oxfordshire, England and is said to belong to a hacker group called Lapus$.


Respawn says abuse against developers has increased

Apex Legends developer Respawn Entertainment released a statement telling fans that abuse aimed at its developers has increased recently and explained that “the line between constructive feedback and harassment” cannot continue to be crossed. It also told fans it has a zero-tolerance policy for threats to its staff and will take appropriate measures to “ensure the health and safety” of the team.

MultiVersus confirms that Rick is the next addition to the roster

Moving on to the lighter stuff now, MultiVersus has confirmed that Rick Sanchez from Rick & Morty will be the next character to join the roster. We didn’t get a release date for Rick, but the game’s director – Tony Huynh – tweeted from his personal Twitter account that the scientist will be added “very soon”. It’s possible that Rick will drop as early as next week, as Gizmo’s addition to MultiVersus came so soon after his initial reveal.

Ninja Theory denies using AI to replace Voice Actors

We have an update from a story featured in yesterday’s recap now, as Ninja Theory has denied that it is using AI voice technology to replace human voice actors in its upcoming projects. Instead, Ninja Theory has made it clear that it only uses the technology as “placeholder content” in the early stages of development, and explains that it has no plans to stop using human voices that are the “heart” of their stories.

Sly Cooper celebrates 20 years with new merchandise, fans demand sequels and remakes

After all, today was Sly Cooper’s 20th birthday, but fans hoping for some kind of new game announcement were left in vain. Instead of the remake or new game that fans have been craving, Sucker Punch and Sony have revealed a new line of merchandise and some official artwork celebrating the occasion. Perfect for those who wanted a plush Sly Cooper or a fairly chunky t-shirt, but definitely disappointed for those looking forward to the return of the raccoon.

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