The Biggest Gaming News For October 18, 2022 – TheGamer

EA has revealed a new Sims game and there’s another twist in the Bayonetta 3 voice acting debacle.
It's been a day full of controversy, big reveals, and puzzling rumors so let's just dive right in, as our top story today involves yet another twist in the Bayonetta 3 voice acting saga as it's now being claimed that Hellena Taylor was actually offered at least $15,000 for her to return.
Elsewhere, EA has revealed the next installment in The Sims series while a suspicious copyright claim from Konami has Silent Hill fans talking. For all the details, just read on.
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Ever since original Bayonetta voice actor Hellena Taylor claimed that she'd been offered just $4,000 for her potential return in Bayonetta 3, an argument has raged over the treatment of voice actors in the games industry. Well, there's now a new twist in the tale, as Bloomberg reporter Jason Schreier has claimed that Taylor was actually offered at least $15,000 after speaking to his sources and viewing official documentation. It was also claimed that Taylor originally asked for a six-figure deal as well as residuals to return.
EA made the day of pretty much every Sims fans out there, as it revealed a sneak peek at the next game in the series during its Sims Summit showcase. While we didn't get a release date or even a title, the next game in the series is currently titled "Project Rene" and will build on the current foundations of the franchise. It was also revealed that the game can be played solo, but you'll also be able to brings your friends over for a Sims session as it will be the first game in the series to include multiplayer.
Konami is gearing up to reveal the future of the Silent Hill franchise tomorrow, but a suspicious copyright claim issued to a stream by popular horror YouTuber SHN Survival Horror Network has potentially given us a hint at what to expect. The YouTuber revealed that their Silent Hill 2 test stream was copyright claimed by Konami for using copyrighted material titled "Silent Hill 2: Part 1." This has led to plenty of speculation, including the possibility of their behind multiple parts to the rumored Silent Hill 2 remake.
One of the smaller controversies surround the industry at the moment is about frame rates, as Gotham Knights recently revealed that it will be capped at 30fps on PS5 and Xbox Series X and won't include a performance mode. Well, it turns out that it's not the only game that won't run at 60fps as expected, as A Plague Tale: Requiem wil also run at 30fps for most people. Unsurprisingly, fans aren't too happy about it and have been voicing their opinions.
Finally, we have a bit of good news regarding Amouranth following the reveal that she has an abusive husband. After a short break, Amouranth took to Twitch once again to explain what has transpired since the reveal on Sunday, saying that she can "feel like a human being again." She was quick to thanks fans for the outpouring of support and has explained that she is back in control of her finances with her husband currently away "getting help."
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Joshua Robertson is a News Editor for TheGamer. When not playing Pokemon or scaring himself silly with the latest horror games, he can usually be found begging FromSoftware for a Bloodborne remaster.

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