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Nov
27
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'OH MY GOD!' - Is All 'Ninja' can say after getting let another large Cash Donation from this Mystery Twitch Viewer!

Little is known about the generous user, who goes by the handle AC Royale - but he's changing the lives of some gamers that are streaming their gameplay live via Twitch, as he rolls out on an regular basis very large multi-ten-thousands of pounds each time!


If you happen to be popular or even semi-popular Twitch Streaming, and you see a user named AC_Royale join your feed, to be shocked if suddenly if you a few ten of thousands of dollars richer, as he seems to be making the rounds online giving away money.

Nov
27
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$213 Xbox One or PS4, $340 PS4 Pro. and Many More Tomorrow!
No need to worry if you missed out on Black Friday deals.


Black Friday is now in the rear-view mirror and Cyber Monday is almost upon us, and there's still no shortage of excellent deals on game consoles.


Sadly, Mario is missing out of the action tomorrow, with its special $99 3DS gone within seconds on Black Friday, and no reports of secret restocking by online retailers tomorrow, instead we have amazing deals on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 (both Slim and Pro), with both consoles to be dueling it out online all day tomorrow, to see whom can sell-out the first and be on top of the sales charts.

Nov
26
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Microsoft Xbox consoles were #1 seller at TWO Major America retailers, with only one retailer having PS4 as #1 seller!

InfoScout’s early read on this year’s top items turned up some usual suspects, along with a few surprises.


Early Black Friday Sales Data is in, thanks to thousands of holiday buyers snapping pictures of their receipts, and that data has been analyzed and it shows that Microsoft is winning over Sony in terms of selling Xbox One consoles even tho the PS4 PRO is now out!

Nov
25
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On Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play Music, and more!

CD PROJEKT RED, creators of The Witcher series of games, announce the release of GWENT: The Witcher Card Game EP minialbum in popular streaming services and digital music stores all around the world.


The release includes tracks by Mikolai Stroinski and Marcin Przybyłowicz―composers behind the award-winning soundtrack for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and both its expansions, Hearts of Stone & Blood and Wine.
Nov
22
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Yes, it's Real

Underscares, the Outlast 2 companion diaper.
Because when you’re scared, #2 can become problem #1.



There is too problems with gaming, one is the long hours, you don't want to get up to do your nature calls when you are in the middle of do-or-die boss fight of your life, and the second is when you get scared out of your wits by a sudden unexpected twist in the game, and you sadly wet yourself like the little baby you are, well no more fear, because now the 'Underscares' Companion Diaper is here!

Nov
19
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Integrating the physical and the virtual

It’s the first wearable tracker / video game console integration

Fitbit is trying to drum up its appeal to video gamers by adding in-game rewards for those who use its wearable.


You know how everyone gets fatten up for the holidays, first the turkeys, then we kill them, then we eat them next week, and that is just the start of the 'eating season' by us humans, but the developers behind FitBit have teamed up with the studio behind NBA 2k17, to have a solution to all that, stay fit, stay active, and get rewards in the game, and its not hard to reach their goals at all infact. :)

Nov
19
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How will Putin react to a Russian video character coming out as LGBTI?

Gaming company Blizzard Entertainment revealed it will feature progressive LGBTI storylines in an update of its game, Overwatch.


Blizzard has let the cat out of the closet, their next big update to Overwatch is going to add tons of LGBT characters and storylines to their expanding online world, to give all their players the chance to play as they really are in person, instead of being limited to normal gaming stereotypes of heroes and villains.

Nov
19
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AT&T is going to be soon able to target millions and millions of young gamers via the Machinima network!

Warner Bros. is buying Machinima, granting the company better access to gamers and comic fans. Machinima’s online network features programming focused on classic geek franchises like Mortal Kombat, Street Fighter, and the DC Universe.


Machinima has been one of main go-to-sources when it comes to video gaming news, and even Microsoft has partnered with them a few times to get the word out about new games and such, but now Warner Bros. is buying up the network which in the end will become part of the big mega AT&T network once their merger deal is completed.

Nov
19
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Anecdote factories.

Ubisoft will reportedly be incorporating less narrative in its upcoming games.


Well it seems when it comes around to playing the next Assassin's Creed game from Ubisoft, it will be much different as the studio heads have decided to move away from 'heavily scripted games' and start towards more freedom in their games like they have do a bit already in Watch_Dogs 2 which has been recently released, and gamers seem to enjoy the new open adventure style.

Nov
18
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'One time, I actually threw up'

Jennifer Hale, David Hayter among voice actors currently striking against 11 video game publishing companies


We spend every year billions on new video games, and big publishers like Activision and EA pocket those billions, and we enjoy playing them, so its no big deal, but on the other side of the fence there is tiny group of people called 'voice actors' that loan their human vocal skills that are then turned into the digital soundtracks we hear in the game as we are playing the various missions, the publishers say no big deal, as they are only 1/10 of 1% of the whole game itself, but the people doing all that hard-work are saying it is not fair, being paid pennies for saying lines, when some of games they work on earn billions, and they get no extra pay either when companies decide to keep re-issuing the same game again, as remastered...
Nov
18
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Is it Time for Us to Pull the Plug on the Gaming Industry from Producing any new forms of Violent Video Games?

There’s a proven correlation between video games and gun violence, yet we still allow our children free access to these games, breeding an assassination generation.


Lt. Col. Dave Grossman, is author of the book Assassination Generation: Video Games, Aggression, and the Psychology of Killing with Kristine Paulsen and Katie Miserany, and below you will find his own review of his new book that goes in-depth into the problem our youth is having after growing up in generation of playing violent video games, and why there is so many problems now in America, he believes its is all connected, and we need to control the output of the video games from the rapidly growing...
Nov
18
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Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

Another award, Best Gaming Performance, was granted to Doug Cockle voicing Geralt of Rivia in the English version of the The Witcher series of games.


The studio and developers behind the The Witcher series has won one of the top awards in the Video Gaming Industry, and they are very thankful to everyone that voted for them to be able to grab the Golden Joystick this year for their hard work on the latest Witcher game.

So what do you think are in the plans for the studio in the future, another big Witcher game or...
Nov
17
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Jingle Bell Chompy Mage released especially for Christmas

Activision is releasing a special festive Skylander Sensei toy -- Jingle Bell Chompy Mage. Available at participating retailers from 25th November, 2016, Jingle Bell Chompy Mage is a specially designed toy that appears in the game dressed in a Santa-inspired wardrobe.


Just when you thought your holiday shopping list was complete, Activision comes along and ruins your plans, by releasing two more Skylander's that you will just have to to track down and buy before they are sold-out to complete your NFC Toy collection! :)

Nov
15
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Four of the company’s titles — Edge Of Nowhere, Feral Rites, Song Of The Deep and The Unspoken — are being struck!

SAG-AFTRA will picket Insomniac Games in Burbank on Thursday, which will mark the end of the fourth week of the union’s strike against selected video game companies.


The striking union is setting its sights on the next big studio to picket out in front, each time their job action ramps up, with more members walking the line, sadly there is still not much media coverage on the on-going strike or movement in the settlement talks.

Nov
15
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More than 1,200 websites were rendered unavailable when access to network service provider Dyn was blocked

The ultimate target of the Oct. 21 attack that rendered more than 1,200 websites unavailable may have been the PlayStation Network, an online-gaming service operated by Sony Corp.


It seem that big Internet Shutdown that crippled most of the East Coast and then partly the West Coast for over 12 hours, was infact caused by one single videogamer that got really pissed off against Sony and their PlayStation Network, so he launched the biggest DDoS ever, using millions of millions of little IoT devices like webcams that have their 'default password' not changed to bring down the while Dyn network, killing not only PSN but tons of other popular websites like Facebook, Twitter, NYTimes and many others!

Nov
15
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The unannounced game, "Pioneer," is apparently being "retooled."

It was recently discovered that Watch Dogs 2 has a side-mission that involves hacking into Ubisoft's in-game San Francisco office to steal a trailer for a sci-fi video game.


Two days ago, we reported on how someone found in early copy of Watch_Dogs 2, an totally new 'video game trailer', and at the time there was debate it was a fake trailer, or a tease of new game in development, and it turns out the later is true, it is a upcoming game, the only problem is now the game is being 'retooled', and staff has changed so there is no ETA on when or if the game will ever appear.

Nov
15
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Says Veteran Voice Actor, Crispin Freeman as he talks about the on-going Voice Actors Strike!

Although Blizzard isn’t one of the companies that voice actors are currently striking against, Overwatch voice actor Crispin Freeman has offered an interesting insight into why things between video game publishers and the SAG-AFTRA union got this far.


The Voice Actors Strike in America has been going on since Oct. 21st, and we might even have our first big video game getting delayed because of it, Zelda moving down in 2017 release schedule by a a few months, and the funny thing is the actors on strike don't even know the projects they are working on, and that is one of the big on-going issues in this fight for better contracts, because they want to get paid fairly, but how do they know if its 'billion-dollar' AAA+ console game they are saying lines for, or a 'two-dollar mobile...
Nov
14
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More problems for Ubisoft has they try to fight off an hostile takeover bid, now the execs been accused!

Ubisoft Montreal chief Yannis Mallat and four other Ubisoft execs are publicly disputing allegations by the French finance market regulator AMF (Autorité des marchés financiers) that they engaged in insider trading three years ago.


Top Ubisoft execs and even the CEO of their Montreal branch have been charged of selling their shares early when the price was high, before delays of games were announced, so if it turns out to be true it could be spill big trouble for Ubisoft as they are trying to stop a hostile takeover bid, and now with top management in jail for insider trading it might be easier for the takeover to occur now.

Nov
13
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In Watch Dogs 2, there’s a mission about stealing a video game trailer from an in-game version of Ubisoft.

With WD2 almost out, footage from that trailer has leaked online, and we’re wondering... is it actually a real game?


This is what happens when a 'fake game trailer', ends up being more fun and news-worthy than the game itself it was found in! :)

So after watching the trailer, would you love to have Ubisoft infact produce this video game for us to enjoy in the near future?...
Nov
12
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The pair are trialling concessions in small number of stores, starting as early as this busy holiday shopping season.

Magazine and stationary retailer WHSmith is to start selling video games in-store again, thanks to a partnership with GAME to trial concessions in a small number of locations.
WHSmith pulled games from shelves six years ago due to competitive pressure from more specialist retailers like GAME and HMV.



The two old rivals have found a way to settle their store shelf war in stocking 'video games' over best-selling books, and now WHSmith will allow GAME to open up small micro concession outlets within their bookstore, to help please those customers that want to play instead of read as a form of relaxing during their spare or slow work/school time.