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GTA 5 Could Be As Good As It Gets For Rockstar - GameSpot Daily

GTA 5 lawsuits and analysts, Dark Souls Remastered's Blighttown, and more.

Tuesday again? No problem. From GTA 5 and Dark Souls Remastered to loot boxes and A Link Between Worlds, we've got another episode of GameSpot Daily, ready to go in 30 minutes or less.

First off, former Rockstar North president Leslie Benzies has hit a bit of a snag with his lawsuit against Take-Two. The Grand Theft Auto 5 boss filed a lawsuit claiming that the Rockstar parent company owes him $150 million in royalties and alleging that he was forced out of the company. The New York Supreme Court recently ruled that he's not entitled to as much money as he originally hoped; however, they haven't completely left his corner, as the case has not yet been dismissed.

Benzies was instrumental in GTA 5's development, and it's no secret that it's one of, if not the most commercially successful game of all time. However, one analyst doesn't believe Rockstar can strike that same gold again. While he believes Red Dead Redemption 2 will be very successful, he also noted that GTA 5 is a "wild outlier" in the video game market. We'll just have to wait and see what happens when Rockstar's cowboy romp saddles up this October.

In other news, it's hard to forget the dreaded Blighttown from the original version of Dark Souls. If that game made players drop to their knees and cry, then Blighttown made their consoles do the same. Thankfully, one very helpful player tried Dark Souls Remastered out on the Switch during PAX East and made a beeline to the infamous area. We've got what happened in today's episode.

Now, loot boxes may not be everyone's favourite subject, but this story isn't about another game developer throwing loot boxes into their game. Instead, some are paying for the way they did so. Three Korean companies have been fined a combined $950,000 by the Korean Fair Trade Commission for deceptive loot box practices, including MapleStory publisher Nexon.

As fans of The Simpsons deep-seeded love for the series, we decided to discuss the recent controversy around the show's response to some of the criticism around character Apu. More specifically, some fans aren't too happy with its response to a documentary from 2017 called The Problem With Apu, which highlighted negative racial stereotypes inherent to the character. The show responded to the documentary poorly and that's caused some disappointment among some.

To finish things off, we talk about the recent analysis of A Link Between Worlds' localization by Clyde Mandelin, who is best known for his fan translation of Mother 3. It turns out the Western version is more body positive than its original version. More specifically, when the Zora Queen grows to a rather large size after her gem is stolen, other characters comment negatively on her size and appearance. In the Western version, that is not present.

That's what you'll find in today's episode, but be sure to tune in every day of the week at 11 AM PST/2 PM EST/7PM BST/4 AM AEST for another episode of GameSpot Daily. We cover the most exciting gaming news in 30 minutes or less or we'll.

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