Roblox Sues YouTuber over harassment and terrorist threats

Today: Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl features a tiny Arceus teaser — It’s Black Friday, and that means oodles of bargains — PlayStation Home brought back by fans after being shut down for more than half a decade

Roblox Corporation sues long-time troll

Collage of Roblox artwork

Roblox has turned into a kids entertainment juggernaut, and creator Roblox Corporation wants it to stay that way. That means taking decisive action against anyone who might try to halt the juggernaut, like persistent trolls.

The troll in question is Benjamin Robert Simon – known under his online handle Ruben Sim – who has been producing controversial content on Roblox for years, including what some have described as sex games.

  • Persistent use of multiple accounts to avoid bans
  • Accused of sexual, racist and homophobic abuse
  • Attempts to upload nude imagery of himself
  • Disrupted a conference with terrorist threats

Allegations: He is, surprise-surprise, banned from Roblox but keeps several accounts, including some that are allegedly hacked. Ruben Sim has also allegedly harassed Roblox users, and used the YouTube mass shooting incident in April 2018 to target Roblox.

Damages: All this (and probably more) has prompted Roblox Corporation to file a lawsuit against Benjamin in California, seeking $1.6 million in damages since he "commits and encourages unlawful acts designed to injure Roblox and its users".

Which Sega CD game featured a soundtrack by a Guns ‘n Roses guitarist?

a) Sewer Shark
b) Wild Woody
c) Sonic CD
d) Flashback

The answer will be revealed at the bottom of today's issue. Join up with our community on Twitter and Facebook to discuss what the answer could be.

Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl teasing Pokémon Legends: Arceus

The Sea's Legend book being read in-game

Fans are convinced that the Switch remakes Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl are hiding some information about Pokémon Legends: Arceus and sure enough: There's a tiny teaser in an in-game library.

The Canalave Library contains a book named The Sea's Legend, which refers to a mysterious Pokémon legend.

Years back: "It's a text that was only recently discovered, and its ancient letters were decoded,” reads the in-game description. Pokémon Legends: Arceus is set hundreds of years before Diamond & Pearl.

Mythic clue: Arceus is set earlier in the history of the Sinnoh region, and the book mentions a prince that fans believe is the mythical creature Manaphy. The mystery will presumably be solved once Pokémon Legends: Arceus launches next year.

Epic Games Store outs next Free Games

Epic Game Store’s Free Games banner

Next week's Epic Games Store freebies have been revealed: Dead By Deadlight and While True: Learn(), both free between December 2nd and 9th.

The current batch is Antstream Arcade – Epic Welcome Pack, a virtual arcade filled with retro games, and theHunter: Call of the Wild, an open-world hunting game.

PC freebies: As of January this year, Epic Games had managed to attract over 160 million users to their store, thanks in large part to a steady trickle of free games and some major exclusives. Epic Games gave away 749 million free copies of games in 2020.

Black Friday: Today is Black Friday, and that means a Black Friday sale featuring over 900 games. Epic also just announced that they have acquired Rock Band developer Harmonix.

SEGA Black Friday and Best of Sandbox

SEGA Black Friday Sale banner

Now that the turkey is safely in our bellies, it's time for the dessert: Black Friday discounts. Savour a fine selection of classics in the Sega Black Friday Sale and enjoy discounts up to 85% on games including Total War, Sonic, Yakuza and Company of Heroes.

If that is not enough to satisfy you, the pay-what-you-want Best of Sandbox Bundle features 7 items that can all be yours if you pay at least £11.16, including Kerbal Space Program and Universe Sandbox!

Which Sega CD game featured a soundtrack by a Guns ‘n Roses guitarist?

ANSWER: Wild Woody!

Do you know about Wild Woody? Probably not, since it was a game no-one played on a console no-one owned. A very middle-of-the-road platformer for the Sega CD, it is most famous for its horrific CGI cutscenes – but its music also deserves a mention since it's actually great!

Composed by Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal, a guitarist who has worked with bands like Guns 'n Roses, Sons of Apollo and Asia, the soundtrack is chock-ful of wicked shredding. One of the tracks even foreshadow the rise of nu-metal like Limp Bizkit, except it features rapping pirates. The best way to experience this unique blend of tepid platforming and sick tunes is probably YouTube, since Wild Woody is exceedingly unlikely to be rereleased any time soon.

Today's issue of DailyBits was written by Gavin Herman, Erlend Grefsrud, Simon Priest, and Jamie Davey. If you have any feedback or news tips for the team, please email us!