Microsoft in talks to purchase Discord
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Microsoft in Talks to Purchase Discord

Bloomberg reported yesterday that Microsoft is in the running to purchase Discord, the video game instant messaging app. According to the post, the behemoth tech company is putting more than 10 billion dollars towards their offer for the chat service. Discord is a popular video game chat platform. It’s a free service that allows users to message directly with one […]

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Hades: Switch Review

Hopping out of Zagreus’ courtyard window to try and battle my way out of the Underworld for the forty-sixth time, I was no less excited than I was the first go around. Hades, the new rogue-like from developer Supergiant, released last month on the Nintendo Switch, and it’s a triumph in every way. From combat to story, the game keeps […]

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Next-Gen Consoles: Why Bother?

With next-gen consoles apparently releasing in the next two months, it makes me stop and ask, “Why?” Given the global pandemic and the accompanying recession, as well as the impact these things seem to be having on game studios, I can’t wrap my mind around why Microsoft and Sony seem to think now is the ideal time to be releasing […]

Blaseball
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Blaseball Deserves Your Attention

If you’ve been living under a rock or if you’re not on Twitter (hi, tell me your secret to logging off), then perhaps you haven’t heard about Blaseball. Yes, I spelled that correctly. It’s a game that has dominated my timeline for a little over a month now. And as far as I can tell, it hits you in three […]

August PS Plus Games
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PlayStation’s August PS Plus Games

PlayStation revealed on their blog the PS Plus Games for August. These games will be available to download for free until August 31. The first game is the remaster of Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2. As one of the most beloved games in the franchise, this will likely come as a welcome addition to fans of the series. However, […]

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Hellblade: Sacrificing gameplay for story

Having been an avid fan of Ninja Theory since the moment in 2010 when Enslaved: Odyssey to the West rocked my entire worldview, naturally, I almost peed myself with excitement when I learned that Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice was in production. Ninja Theory’s Legacy Before I get into the nuts and bolts of why this game disappointed me (somewhat), let me […]

Lovestruck writers union
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Writers of Lovestruck Form Union

The writers of the mobile, choose-your-own-adventure series Lovestruck have formed a union. The union is called Voltage Organized Workers (VOW). They announced earlier this week that the parent company, Voltage USA, had refused to recognize VOW. As a result, the writers will be striking. Hi everyone! We are the Voltage Organized Workers. Please check out our post here on tumblr, […]

Nintendo Treehouse Live
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Nintendo Announces Treehouse Live

Earlier today, Nintendo announced a Treehouse Live. It will air tomorrow, July 10, at 10 a.m. PT. According to the company’s tweet, viewers can expect new gameplay for the upcoming Paper Mario game as well as a “first reveal and gameplay for a title in a franchise new to developer WayForward.” Check out gameplay of the upcoming game #PaperMario: The […]

Games revealed at PlaySattion Indie Initiative
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Every Game Announced in the PlayStation Indie Initiative

Yesterday, Sony announced the PlayStation Indie Initiative along with nine new games. The move is an attempt to spotlight smaller titles coming to PS4 and PS5. Here are the new reveals: F.I.S.T: Forged in Shadow Torch The first of the games from the PlayStation Indie Initiative is from TiGames. F.I.S.T: Forged in Shadow Torch is a side scrolling action platformer. […]

PlayStation Indie Initiative
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Sony Announces PlayStation Indie Initiative

Today, Sony revealed the PlayStation Indie Initiative. In a post written by Shuhei Yoshida on the PlayStation Blog, the company announced a revamped interest in the indie game community. The statement read, “With PlayStation Indies, we hope to spotlight and support the best of the best indie games being published on PlayStation and the entire indie community as a whole. […]

PS Plus July
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PlayStation Plus: Free Games for July

This morning, PlayStation revealed July’s free lineup of games for PlayStation Plus subscribers. The titles released this month are NBA 2k20, Rise of the Tomb Raider, and Erica. Starting July 7, players can download these titles for free until August 3. First, NBA 2k20 is last year’s installment of the popular basketball sim. It includes an open world “neighborhood” with […]

Microsoft Closing Retail Locations
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Microsoft Retail Locations Permanently Closed

Today, Microsoft released a statement announcing that their retail locations will be permanently shuttered. Countries and businesses have begun to slowly reopen due to Covid-19, but it seems Microsoft’s brick-and-mortar locations will not be joining them. The global pandemic has forced many stores to shift business practices. As a result, it seems Microsoft has decided that physical retail is no […]

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Update
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Animal Crossing: New Horizons Update

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is getting a summer update. Today, Nintendo released a trailer and statement revealing some of the update’s features. The video shows off new creatures, activities, and encounters. In a statement, the company announced that the update would be out on July 3 with another following in August. In the trailer, the player is seen leaping off […]