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Ninja May Have Given out His Number on the Internet, but it’s mostly a Marketing Scheme

Ninja May Have Given out His Number on the Internet, but it’s mostly a...

On August 11th, previous Twitch and popular Fortnite streamer Tyler Blevins, more commonly referred to as Ninja, gave out his phone number on Twitter. Ninja asked his fans to text him and fill out some info so they could stay in contact, through a video that he posted alongside the tweet. He claimed that he would personally respond to some of the fans, and that he would team up with some of them to play Fortnite later in the week.

Nintendo Switch GameCube Style Controllers on Sale for $20

Mostly due to the extremely successful release of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on the Nintendo Switch, the long-running fighting franchise is still looking good even in 2019, with no real end in sight. It even broke EVO 2019 records by hitting the highest peak viewership that the event has ever seen in all of its days. While the game goes all the way back to the Nintendo 64, a lot of fans got their start in Super Smash Bros. Melee for the GameCube. Many of those players prefer GameCube style controllers over the Switch Pro controller, either for nostalgia or intuitiveness. That being the case, such controllers are pretty easy to find on the market, but rarely can you find them at a price as good as this.

Sony Announces First PlayStation Conference in Over a Year

It’s been a year since Sony has held a PS4 conference, but they finally announced that they were going to have one this summer. This will be the first PlayStation conference since E3 2018. This isn’t to say we haven’t gotten any news in all of that time, as Sony simply shied away from large reveals at conferences and simply provided news through other means, such as their State of Play broadcasts, and the exclusive Wired interview that Mark Cerny used to reveal the PS5.

Members Of A Noteworthy Gaming Piracy Group Have Been Arrested

Quite recently, members of the prominent multinational video game piracy group Team Xecutor have been arrested, and they are facing multiple serious felony charges. This was announced by US Attorney's Office of the Western District of Washington on October 3rd. The arrested individuals were Max Louarn, Yuanning Chen, and Gary Bowser, all of whom were all charged with 11 felony counts, including conspiracy to commit money laundering, wire fraud, and trafficking in circumvention devices.

The Holy Trinity of Gaming Commits to New Loot Box Disclosure Policies

At a Federal Trade Commission public panel regarding micro transactions in video games, the Entertainment Software Association that the three largest console platform holders, those being Xbox, PlayStation, and Nintendo, have voluntarily agreed to a policy change regarding loot boxes. While ESA’s Michael Warnecke broadly defended the concept of loot boxes, he also stated that any new games or game updates from now on would need to disclose the rarity of the various drops included in their loot boxes.

Overwatch 2 will be Coming to the Nintendo Switch

The sequel to the immensely popular shooter Overwatch was announced much earlier this year at the BlizzCon Expo, so we as gamers have known about it for quite some time. We’ve learned a good bit of information about it, such as the intent to add a single player campaign mode to the game, a major deviation to it’s almost entirely PvP multiplayer focus.

Which PS4 Games Can You Not Play On The PlayStation 5?

Thankfully, the PlayStation 5 supports backwards compatibility for the vast majority of PS4 games, offering improved load times, enhanced visuals, and higher FPS. Unfortunately, while there are many, many old titles that can be supported on the PS5, Sony has made it clear that there are a few that are not. Thankfully that number is small.

Some Xbox Series X Consoles Are Having Issues With Their Disk Drives

It’s never a good thing when hotly anticipated products have issues right around their release dates. Unfortunately, such is the situation for the Xbox Series X right now. Many players, having just gotten their hands on the brand-new console from Microsoft, have reported issues with the disk drive. Of course, this has been a point of much dissatisfaction: after all, one of the reasons the Xbox Series X is $200 more expensive than the Series S is because it has a disk drive while the S version does not. So needless to say, people who bought the Series X specifically for its disk drive are displeased with this problem if they have it.

The Release Date of Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot has been Revealed

The upcoming third person action RPG from Bandai Namco, Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot, now has an official release date. The game is scheduled to launch for PC, Xbox One, and PlaySation 4 on January 17th, 2020. Additional details about the game were revealed by producer Ryosuka Hara at the Tokyo Game Show, including what kind of pre-order bonuses can be expected. Before, it seemed as though only Goku, Kid Goahn and Future Trunks would be playable in the game, but Hara made it clear that adult Gohan would be playable during the Majin Buu Saga as well.

Pre-Orders For Xbox Series X Are Available Now

The real question is where you can begin pre-ordering the Microsoft Xbox Series X: a number of different retailers are already showing stock, as well as the availability to pre-order. This includes Best Buy, which is no real surprise to anyone, but you can also find them at Sam’s Club. Listing for preorders went live on the usual retailer websites today, including Target, Walmart, Microsoft, and GameStop, but as quickly as the listings appeared, they were sold out. No big surprise there either, as everyone probably jumped on the opportunity to pre-order the new consoles as swiftly as possible.

The CEO Of PlayStation Believes That The Development Of New Games Will Cost A...

This probably shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone: as games become more and more advanced in scope and graphics, chances are it is going to take more workers, more time, and more money to make them. Simple economics: the more complex a product is, the more it costs to produce, and usually, the more it costs to buy as a consumer. Whether or not games will be more expensive for consumers to buy anytime soon remains to be seen, but for now, Jim Ryan, President of Sony Interactive Entertainment, is convinced that production of next gen games will be more expensive, though only slightly.

Steam Launches a Beta for Playing Local Multiplayer over the Internet

Local multiplayer is the kind of thing that has fallen out of grace in the gaming community compared to its previous reign. In the old days, local multiplayer was the magic of playing a shooter splitscreen with your sibling or friend, or racing against them as you both reclined on the couch. With how important online gameplay is these days, local multiplayer has become a lot less important, with some games not even offering it. That said, you can usually accomplish what you wanted to through online multiplayer, but not always, and that’s why Steam has launched a new beta program in which you can play local multiplayer with your friends over the internet.

Nintendo Switch Mini Rumors Swirl

The highly successful Nintendo Switch system may be getting a less expensive counterpart as hinted by NintendoLife, yet the rumors have not been officially verified by Nintendo. The system, which has posted $958 million in profits, bolstered Nintendo’s overall profits by 500 percent.

GameStop Corporation Lays off Massive Number of Employees

Huge cuts made within GameStop Corporation have affected approximately 14% of the associate base at the company’s headquarters, as well as many of its subsidiaries, such as Game Informer. GameStop Corporation is the parent company of both video game retail chain GameStop and video game magazine Game Informer. Recently, they laid off over 120 of their employees, which constitutes the aforementioned 14% of their associate base at both their headquarters and some of their other offices.
Cyberpunk 2077 Pre-Order

The Differences in Pre-Ordering the Standard or Collector’s Edition of Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk release date, best deal on Cyberpunk pre-order, Cyberpunk trailer and more info. It’s a simple fact that Cyberpunk 2077 is one of the most hotly anticipated games of 2020. The game from CD Projekt Red of Witcher fame is something the vast majority of gamers is looking forward to. It’s the type of game you’ll probably want available the day of its release, so why not pre-order? We finally have information on just how you can pre-order the game and what you can get by doing so.
Minecraft’s Massive Graphics Overhaul, the ‘Super Duper Graphics Pack’ gets Cancelled

Minecraft’s Massive Graphics Overhaul, the ‘Super Duper Graphics Pack’ gets Cancelled

At some point, it was announced that the ever popular Minecraft was going to get a massive graphics update, dubbed the “Super Duper Graphics Pack.” However, Minecraft developer Mojang is apparently cancelling the overhaul effort, axing the smooth and improved new effects because they are “too technically demanding to implement.”

Trials of Mana HD Remake will be the First Time the Title is Available...

Square Enix has announced recently that the Trials of Mana HD Remake will be released in the west on April 24, 2020, for Nintendo Switch, PS4, and Xbox One. By preordering it for any of those platforms prior to May 21st, you’ll also get the Rabite Adornment DLC, which will increase your XP gain until you reach level 10. Pre-ordering on PlayStation 4 will also net you a special avatar, while doing so on Steam will get you a unique wallpaper.

3 New Games Added on PlayStation Now for January 2020

Getting free games on a regular basis is pretty standard fare these days. With the generosity of services like Xbox Live Gold and PlayStation Now, us gamers get free games every month, and it is well and truly sweet. For Sony fans in particular, we’ll be getting three particularly noteworthy games added to PlayStation Now for January 2020. Unfortunately these games will only be available for a short time, but as a subscriber to the service, you’re able to pick them up as early as January 1st.
This Week’s Pokémon Go Event is Giving out a Ton of Stardust

This Week’s Pokémon Go Event is Giving out a Ton of Stardust

Pokémon Go regularly holds events in order to keep things entertaining for the players. Sometimes it is special raids, sometimes it is the ability catch Pokémon with special moves. This time it’s all about giving out that sweet Stardust. To be fair, the event, Stardust Blast, has been held before, but Niantic will be bringing it back for October 3rd to October 10th, allowing players to get much more Stardust than usual.

The Hotly Anticipated Halo Infinite Has Been Delayed

A lot of games have been getting delayed over the past few months: Cyberpunk 2077 got delayed more than twice, and lots of other titles suffered similar fates. However, no one expected one of the most hotly anticipated games of 2020 to get delayed, especially since it is the flagship title for the Xbox, and has been for twenty years. That’s right: Halo Infinite has been delayed until 2021. As for why, Developer 343 Industries stated that a major reason for the delay was the shift to work-from-home operations, and that it will give the team the time to "deliver a Halo game experience that meets our vision."