The list of the biggest video game releases in 2018 was compiled by Canadian retailer Supergiant Games, and includes games from the likes of Halo 5: Guardians, Rocket League, and Splatoon 2.
The biggest games of the year in Canada were The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Edition, The Legend: The Wind Waker HD, and Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.
The list was compiled in the wake of Supergantic CEO Mark Smith’s decision to step down from his position at the company following an investigation into a breach of company’s intellectual property.
Supergants CEO Mark “Bunny” Smith is leaving Supergant after a probe into a data breach, and the company announced in February that the investigation had been closed.
“We are sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused to you and our valued members,” Smith said in a statement.
“As a result of the investigation, the company has taken the following actions: It is no longer taking part in the Supergasm gaming conference and is no more involved with the SuperGasm gaming community.
We are also making this announcement to provide a little bit of closure and a bit of perspective.
We will continue to support our members through this transition.”
Supergarious CEO Mark ‘Bunny’ Smith in a screenshot from the Supergiants website.
Supergiant, which is headquartered in Ottawa, Ontario, announced the company’s decision last December.
In a statement, the retailer said it was not surprised by the news.
“Supergiant has always been an important part of our culture and has supported and guided our company for over 20 years,” the statement read.
“After the Supergame Summit, we decided that our company was no longer in a position to participate in the event and we would no longer support the event.”
In a blog post on February 1, Smith wrote that he “deeply regretted” the “inadvertent breach” of Supergiante’s intellectual-property.
He said he was “saddened and saddened” by what had happened.
“While we have no way to prove this to the satisfaction of anyone, we do know that it is our obligation to act quickly to address any possible issues that may have been raised in the course of the review,” Smith wrote.
Smith also addressed the growing number of allegations of misconduct within the gaming industry.
“A lot of allegations have been made in the last year or so that have touched on serious allegations, allegations that were proven false or in some cases, that are false,” Smith explained.
Supergianto’s CEO said the company was “disappointed” in Smith’s “dismissal” and the “unacceptable” actions he had taken, but that he had decided to “focus on what is most important to us.””
The last thing we need is for those individuals to be harmed or harassed.”
Supergianto’s CEO said the company was “disappointed” in Smith’s “dismissal” and the “unacceptable” actions he had taken, but that he had decided to “focus on what is most important to us.”