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Back in August, Discord launched its Game Store beta for select users. While Discord has already established itself as a prominent communication and voice chat app, this service is attempting to rival Steam and vertically integrate the game stores and libraries that people previously had to use outside of Discord. This initial beta was broadened
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Yesterday, Nintendo showed off its new Diablo III Switch bundle and it’s…okay. A Nintendo Switch Diablo III: Eternal Collection Bundle is coming exclusively to @GameStop on 11/2 for $359.99 MSRP! Includes a Diablo III themed #NintendoSwitch console and dock, carrying case, and a download code for the game. https://t.co/8dNNKhA9v8 pic.twitter.com/Qmg5tYjzia — Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) October 15,
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Game streaming is slowly but surely becoming more prevalent within the gaming industry. In addition to already existing services like PlayStation Now, Google recently began to test the waters for their own service, Project Stream, with Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. Today, Microsoft also revealed that they would be entering the fray with Project xCloud. Project xCloud
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Housemarque has had a somewhat turbulent year with their own community. After declaring “arcade is dead” last December, the studio began teasing a new title, Stormdivers. It was fully unveiled at Gamescom and turned out to be a battle royale game. With many believing this segment of the multiplayer game market is over-saturated, reception to Stormdivers
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Last month, Toybox Inc. and Aksys Games released their restaurant-management/adventure game Little Dragons Café on PS4 and Nintendo Switch. Overall, the game is quite the wholesome experience, and publisher Aksys Games seems to be expanding that kindness into the real world by donating to charity Extra Life. Specifically, Aksys Games will be $10,000 of Little Dragons Café’s
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From the game’s initial conception as Slasher Vol. 1: Summer Camp, development of Friday the 13th: The Game has been spearheaded for the last four years by IllFonic. That being said, they will no longer be working on the game starting today. Publisher Gun Media has announced that IllFonic “has completed all contracted work,” so they will
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It isn’t a Destiny release without people stumbling into parts of the game that Bungie thought they had locked off. Following the successful launch of Destiny 2: Forsaken, it looks like the community is prodding every last corner of maps trying to find where hidden areas may lead. And it led the community to Callum’s Grave. Like all
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Without a doubt, this last week has been one of the most impactful in recent memory when it comes to studio closings. Between Capcom Vancouver and Telltale Games shuttering their studios, many projects and the people working on them are up in limbo with their futures uncertain. Thankfully, gaming publishers and developers don’t exist in
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Ever since the argument over loot boxes and microtransactions came to a head last year in several games, many official organizations have begun to analyze the practice to see if it can be considered gambling. Belgium is investigating EA, PEGI is adding a label to signify in-game purchases on physical games, and now fifteen European Gambling
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Back in 2014, NCSoft owned developer Carbine Studios released their first game, an MMORPG called WildStar. While the game was a minor success, but it did go free-to-play fairly quickly. Over four year’s after WildStar’s initial launch, NCSoft has made the decision to shutter Carbine Studios, which also means WildStar will be closing soon. Kotaku
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CCP Games, a developer best known for EVE Online, has gone through several changes over the past year. In addition to winding down VR development, they sold off their Newcastle Studio to Sumo Digital and outright shut down their branch in Atlanta. Today, we learned of the biggest change yet, which should hopefully keep things
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Yesterday, Netflix announced that Mission Impossible: Fallout star Henry Cavill would be portraying Geralt of Rivia in the streaming service’s upcoming series based on The Witcher, a popular book series and video game franchise. While many seemed happy with the casting, there is no denying that Geralt’s iconic voice is that of Doug Cockle. While
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In April 2017, Far Cry 4 Creative Director Alex Hutchison left Ubisoft and partnered with Technical Director Yassine Riahi and Executive Producer Reid Schnieder of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment to form a new indie developer called Typhoon Studios. While not much has been heard about Typhoon Studios’ first game since the developer’s inception, that title
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In-game purchases have been at the center of gaming-related controversy over the past year. From NBA 2K18 and Middle Earth: Shadow of War to Star Wars Battlefront II, everyone and their mom have basically complained about their implementation recently in one way or another. While only time will tell if developers change their in-game monetization
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In a small pocket of this great big thing we call the Internet, Donkey Kong Country fans collectively reached out to the father of Super Smash Bros., Masahiro Sakurai, to thank him for the inclusion of King K. Rool in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.  You can check out the very heartfelt message down below: キングクルール お礼の手紙 – The following is
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