Welcome to the Pretty Much Weekly! A weekly series where we give you the latest news (and gossip!) about games, films and general geeky entertainment stuffs. This week a new law comes into effect in South Korea, Netflix is starting a podcast, and … could it be? Is New Zealand getting a LEGO store?
South Korea makes account boosting illegal
So you’re playing your favourite online multiplayer game and you’re undeservedly stuck in bronze. You know you should really be ranked at least Masters. But your teammates always suck and it’s so hard to get out of ELO-hell. So you hand a bit of money over to someone much better than you and now you’re playing in your correct rank. Aah, justice.
But it might be a little harder to find someone to boost your rank in South Korea as account boosters can now be fined up to 20 million won (about $25,500NZD)! Or even face two years in jail! Sheesh. Even the government takes gaming seriously in South Korea.
Now that you can’t legally pay people to boost your rank anymore, how about spending that money on a salt-based controller? It makes it so easy to rage quit when your teammates aren’t playing good.
Netflix is releasing Director Commentaries
My favourite part of buying Blu-Rays or DVDs is the special features. But a lot of streaming services have their own original content, and they don’t quite have that special aspect to their movies and shows.
Netflix, however, have started a podcast series called Watching With… where they’re releasing director’s commentary to some of their original content. The second episode, which went up a couple of days ago, is commentary on PMG favourite Always Be My Maybe.
You’ll have to time hitting the play button on both podcast and movie if you want to watch it with the commentary, but at least this way you don’t have to if you just want to listen to it on the bus.
Is New Zealand getting a LEGO® Store?
Okay. This isn’t confirmed. It’s only speculation. But New Zealand might be getting its first official LEGO® Store.
Westfield has recently made a deal with LEGO® to open LEGO® stores … and a new Westfield is opening in Newmarket, Auckland at the end of this month! AND, not only that, a contractor on the Newmarket project says he saw plans for a LEGO® STORE.
He could, of course, be lying. But I like the idea of a LEGO® store too much to consider that.
If a LEGO® store does indeed make an appearance in New Zealand, you can expect to spend hours looking at grand LEGO® displays, creating your own LEGO® minifigures and maybe even holding a kids birthday party there!
Yep, the new one in Westfield Bondi Junction has a kids party room called The Brick Cave. So I am definitely expecting a Brick Cave in the New Zealand one too.