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New Research Again Proves Violent Games Don't Make Violent Killers

As we all horribly know there was recently yet another mass shooting at a school, and right away media jumped on the fact its 'violent video games' that is problem, and this week President Trump met with ESA and other video gaming industry leaders and in the end new research was discussed which shows 80% of 'mass shooters' didn't really like or play any video games, not even peaceful Mario ones.
The website 'Easter Egg' is a modified version of 'Space Invaders', which is called 'Bank of Canada: Inflation Busters'

Yesterday was 'International Women's Day', and as such Canada launched a new $10 bill featuring 'Viola Desmond', but the website also contained something cool for today's generation, an nice 'Easter Egg' that launches a modified version of the classic 'Space Invaders'.
Brings eSports players and their fans closer together by offering challenges, clubs, prizes and other perks during game play

Quarterback, a monetization platform for eSports players, announced today the beta availability of its platform for all eSports talent and their fans. Designed to bring talent and their fans closer together, Quarterback opens up new monetization channels for players, streamers and other talent, while enabling fans to show their support and interact with their eSports gaming idols by playing their favorite games. The beta version of Quarterback is now available for League of Legends and will expand to additional eSports titles in the upcoming months.
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Over the past few years, online streaming, especially football and movies, has swept over the nation as audiences look for alternative ways to watch their favourite content.

With acceptable prices, advances in technology, and increasing accessibility, many people are beginning to realize the upside of turning to the internet in order to consume their favourite entertainment material. Football in particular, especially the English Premier League, is known for its vast popularity in Thailand, with Manchester United and Liverpool amongst the most followed clubs in the region.

As the demand for quality matches increases, the people of Thailand are already adapting to the ever changing market in which we consume media.

Services such as beIN Sports Connect are now serving as the supply for this demand, giving people an easier route to accepting the fact that agreeing with the terms of...
To produce animated Super Mario movie

Rumors have been floating around the 'net since late 2014, that big 'N' was working with big name studio to produce new Super Mario movie, but finally today on Twitter Nintendo of America confirmed they are and have picked the the world-famous studio behind the very popular Minions movies! :)
“There was nothing we could do!”

Virtual Reality is new gaming technology as such it can bring up underlaying health problems like having an 'epileptic seizure' while you are video gaming, and for the other VR gamers playing inside the VR arena, they were at a lost for what to do to help the person out.
If you invest your time, money and effort into something, it’s fair to expect something in return, right?

Well, if you’re a gamer, the answer is yes. Over the years, gaming companies have gradually come around to the idea that offering players something extra is a good thing. Instead of expecting people to keep paying for the latest games and upgrades for the love of playing, the top brands now give you something more for your time. Yes, in reality, the overall appeal of a game is what’s going to keep you coming back for more. However, if you can get something else for your efforts, then it’s more likely you’ll remain a customer.

Loyalty Counts for Something in the Gaming World

In fact, this is something GameStop released back in 2010. After noticing that store revenue was being overtaken by online transactions, GameStop launched the PowerUp Rewards loyalty program. In simple terms, anyone who purchases a game earns points. As a player accumulates more points, they can then redeem them for money off, online content, exclusive gifts, and more. The loyalty scheme has been so successful that GameStop now offers three membership tiers:
  • Player: Free
  • Pro: $14.99 annual fee
  • Elite Pro: $29.99 annual fee
Naturally, if you pay, you get instant access to better rewards such as 20% off purchases of trade-in games and accessories.
It’s a knockout!

Legendary American boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr, who recently beat both UFC champion Conor McGregor and Manny Pacquiao, has lent his likeness to the social poker game, Wild Poker. In a huge coup for the title, and as a clever marketing strategy, Mayweather’s endorsement looks set to give the game a massive head start in such a saturated market of freemium gaming options.

Mayweather’s fight with McGregor, coupled with the mass amount of marketing done to promote the fight, and the goading around social media that helped create more of a buzz, reportedly generated $600m at the box office. So by attaching his name and persona to the game, especially as Mayweather is known to be a fan of poker, will be the star power needed to give the game the added advantage. Mayweather promoted the game on social media to more than 40 million...
The best footballers of 2017 will be named in EA SPORTS FIFA Team of The Year!

For the first time ever, the EA SPORTS FIFA Team of The Year (TOTY) will be voted on by a carefully curated list of media, athletes and EA SPORTS FIFA community members, representing the millions of EA SPORTS FIFA players all over the world.
A bet over a game has tragic results

We have reported many times before on the trend of 'Swatting' by angry gamers, but lucky most times they end up with no one hurt, but this time it went a too far, and police ended up killing the gamer, and it has caused an huge uprising in the video gaming world!
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Embracing its post-apocalyptic reality show roots, Darwin Project opens its gates to a second Closed Alpha Weekend with a dev stream packed full of manhunting, show directing and… bards?

Today, Scavengers Studio is excited to ring in Darwin Project’s second Closed Alpha Weekend on PC with an hour-long dev stream. Chock-full of arrow-piercing goodness, the team behind Canada’s chillest battle royale game have more than a few tricks up their insulated sleeves to celebrate the coming of the Show Director.
Gripping experiential history of man's quest for flight “The First Class VR is out now for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift

This is a production from a new Chinese studio that has worked on numerous FX for Chinese blockbuster movies. There is great quality behind the graphics and localization/voice over has been polished for the final release. I invite you to check out the brand new release trailer below, as The First Class VR is an interactive VR experience that will take you through the historical journey of air and space in an incredible lifelike environment built on the Unreal 4 graphics engine, which pushes the boundaries of interactive storytelling as you witness the key moments that define human aviation.
Today, Crystal Dynamics®, the renowned developer of the critically acclaimed and world-famous TOMB RAIDER® franchise, released a brand new video highlighting the studio’s 25-year legacy of great gaming experiences.

The developer began its 25th year in a newly redesigned, state-of-the-art facility that includes a fully equipped motion capture stage, six soundproof audio rooms, a dailies review room featuring a 4K HDR TV setup, a photogrammetry capture space, a full 4K HDR Dolby Atmos™ equipped theater, and more.
Thousands of children and young people are losing money on websites which allow them to trade virtual items, gambling experts have warned.

The Gambling Commission's annual report has, for the first time, looked at the problem of so-called "skin betting". The items won - usually modified guns or knives within a video game known as a skin - can often be sold and turned back into real money. And as you can see from Ryan's story before it has become a major problem, with people as young as 11 and students not buying food for their actual human self to live, so they can afford to purchase the latest 'Gun Skin' for CS:GO that every hardcore gamers wants! :)

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The Sinking City is currently in production and will be available in 2018 on PC and consoles.

Bigben and Frogwares today share a new dev diary which details the creative process and the inspirations used in creating the city of Oakmont. This city will be the setting of a new supernatural adventure that players will experience in The Sinking City, a brand-new investigation game coming next year on PC and consoles.
“Opus IV” Card Set Now Available in North America

With the recent release of the FINAL FANTASY® Trading Card Game (“FFTCG”) Series “Opus IV” card set, SQUARE ENIX® announced that the series has shipped over 110 million cards worldwide.

Independent Canadian developer and publisher Digital Extremes is proud to announce the three winners of the Warframe® Tenno's Greatest Trailer Contest.

Benjamin Noisette (NihilVX), Ryan Tam (NYx53), and Yegor Poustovalov (AQUA5) are the first, second and third place prize winners from the contest that challenged the Warframe community to show their love in trailer form. The winners won $10,000, $3,000, and $1,000, respectively. The three trailers debuted at The Game Awards 2017, held Thursday, December 7, in Los Angeles, California.
Shorter period between announcement and release

Back in October 2016, someone noticed an open laptop and on it was work in progress for game called 'Shadow of the Tomb Raider', but that rumor was never confirmed, but today Square-Enix teased all their loyal Lara Croft fans with a message, and if you read below it has 'secret code' in it, and basically confirmed the game's title, but no hints on the release date, but they promise it will be quicker.
SQUARE ENIX and GlobalGiving have combined forces to host the FINAL FANTASY® 30th Anniversary: A Legacy of Art charity auction for hurricane relief.

From now through December 9th, fans can bid on select artwork from the FINAL FANTASY 30th Anniversary: The Legacy of Art exhibition. All proceeds from the auction will be donated to GlobalGiving to aid those affected by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Maria.