TRIPLEPOINTS OF INTEREST: DEC. 7

This week a number of top tier outlets published their top 10 games of the year, an NFL player was removed from Madden due to assault allegations, and Fortnite was sued by rapper 2 Milly over allegedly stealing his dance moves.

Top 10 Games

Mashable, Vulture, and NME posted their lists of top 10 video games of the year this week. Overall, triple-A games like Red Dead Redemption 2, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Marvel’s Spider-Man, God of War, Fortnite and more dominated the lists. Though indie titles like Donut County, Tetris Effect, Into The Breach, Dead Cells, Return of the Obra Dinn, and others were peppered in as well.

Fortnite Sued By Rapper 2 Milly

A number of top tier sites covered a lawsuit between rapper 2 Milly and Fortnite, in which 2 Milly claims that Fortnite ripped off his Milly Rock dance. The Washington Post reported not only that Epic Games ripped off the dance without permission but also for exploiting “various African American artists’ talent without credit.” Polygon noted in their coverage that a number of other dances including Snoop Dogg’s Drop It Like It’s Hot, The Carlton Dance from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and a dance from Marlon Webb’s Band of the Bold video series were also copied. NPR mentioned as well that this may be a difficult case as technically U.S. Copyright Offices says it, “cannot register short dance routines consisting of only a few movements or steps with minor linear or spatial variations, even if a routine is novel or distinctive.”

Kareem Hunt Removed From Madden

The Washington Post, USA Today, and other national news outlets reported on the removal of former Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt from the Madden NFL 19 roster by EA due to assault allegations that circulated last week. Hunt was replaced by a generic player with identical stats in-game and remains a free agent in the NFL at this time.

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