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Mafia developers post cryptic teaser: Mafia 2 remaster or a new game?

Published: 10/May/2020 18:40 Updated: 10/May/2020 21:38

by Brent Koepp

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After months of rumors, the Twitter account for the Mafia games finally broke its silence by posting a cryptic teaser. Could the popular series be getting a new release? Or is it a remaster? Here is everything we know so far. 

Mafia made its debut in 2002 for the PlayStation 2 and Xbox. The release was praised for its realism, and exciting take on the crime genre. Players got to experience the rise and fall of being a mobster.

However, the series exploded in popularity with its sequel in 2010. After three years since the last title, the game’s developer gave fans a glimmer of hope with a cryptic tease for a potential upcoming project.

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Will players finally get to revisit Mafia II?

Mafia developers share cryptic tease

Back in April, rumors began to swirl about a possible remake of Mafia 2 known as the ‘Definitive Edition’, after a board in Korea appeared to have rated the title. Fans in love with the franchise were understandably excited.

Unfortunately it didn’t provide details such as what console it would even be on, or when we could expect it to come out. The game’s developer also had kept quiet – until now.

On May 10, the official Twitter account for the series sent players into a frenzy when they tweeted out an ominous teaser. The post was a single word: “Family.”

While it was just one word, the developer breaking silence is notable as it’s the first time they have commented on anything since 2018. It’s likely that they could be announcing some kind of project in 2020.

Despite not knowing what it could be, fans of the franchise went wild. Twitter user ‘robertevans97’ exclaimed, “Remaster the 2nd one please and thank you.” Another player ‘theCrackJack420’ requested a new title. “Mafia 4 in 70s Vegas needs to happen,” they said.

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Mafia fans speculated what the teaser could mean.

At the time of writing it’s still unclear what the developer is hinting at, although a remaster of Mafia 2 seems the most likely given it will be the game’s 10th anniversary in August.

What could it be? Will we finally get Mafia 4? Or are the long-standing rumors of a remaster of past titles finally going to come to fruition? Regardless of what is eventually announced, fans will certainly be hyped.

The fact that so much excitement can be generated over a single word tweet is just proof that players are thirsty for new Mafia content – even if that means re-visiting old classics.

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Dr Disrespect trolls mobile gamers and players take the bait

Published: 26/Nov/2020 12:49

by David Purcell

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Dr Disrespect has taken a cheeky swipe at mobile gamers on Twitter, asking how anybody can even consider it to be a “serious” way to play – but players are fighting their corner. 

The Two-Time has had a whirlwind 2020 by all accounts. He’s moved platforms from Twitch to YouTube, and while some might have expected his influence on the gaming world to perhaps decrease in that move – he’s still one of the best at stirring the pot.

Of course, a lot of franchises that made their name on PC and console, like Call of Duty, PUBG, FIFA and Fortnite, have brought their games to iOS and Android.

Though, Doc doesn’t seem to be a fan.

Dr Disrespect takes aim at mobile gamers

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Dr Disrespect has turned into a mainstream symbol of the streaming world, and sure knows how to get people talking.

On November 26, literally out of nowhere in vintage Doc style, he decided to joke about the idea of playing games on mobile.

He said: “I’ve got 3 state-of-the-art 1ms speed color calibrated monitors staring at me, a keyboard with titan switch optical keystrokes and a mouse that weighs literally nothing backed by a 200k multi pc setup….and you have the guts to tell me mobile gaming is a serious thing?”

As you might expect, he’s sparked a huge debate in the replies – with some arguing for and against his point of view.

One user, by the name of Yettobegin, said: “Well Dr.D not everyone can afford a good PC setup and that’s why mobile gaming is so popular in southern Asian countries.. Anyways I don’t hear any mobile gamers fighting for validation as a “Gamer”.. If u want to play in mobile and have fun who cares?!”

If you thought that was a strong response, wait until you see this.

Tribe Gaming’s Ferg challenged the self-professed best video gamer in the world to a 1v1 in CoD Mobile, with $100,000 on the line. As of writing, that has not been accepted, but it shows there’s certainly a lot of people out there wanting to prove him wrong.

This was not the only challenge, with Elijah Jackson offering a $10,000 wager of his own.

XSET Juicy, who plays PUBG Mobile competitively, also fired back – saying maybe gaming on mobile is too “difficult” for Doc to handle.

Nothing might come from this or Dr Disrespect actually might take up one of the offers, in a way to shoot down mobile gamers who stand in his way.

No matter what, though, he’s certainly achieved his objective of drumming up some debate. What happens next should be interesting.