Len’s Island Review: Explore Paradise

A Game With Layers On the surface, Len’s Island is peaceful. It’s a game about exploration, resource gathering, farming, and building your dream home on an island resort. It is what we have come to expect from the survival/crafting genre over the last several years. Chop trees, mine rocks, gather food, salvage wreckage, and construct... Continue Reading →

North Carolina Welcomes eSports

North Carlina adopted a new budget last week, with one eye-catching addition. The budget establishes the Esports Industry Grant Fund. North Carolina wants to host massive eSports events in the state, in the hope to provide more well-paying jobs and pushing technology in the state. The Esports Industry Grant Fund will reimburse 25% of events... Continue Reading →

Kojima Production Launches New TV/Film Studio

Kojima Productions launches a new music, TV, and film studio. The studio will bring some of Kojima's legendary games to other media. Some games already in the conversation are Death Stranding, Metal Gear, and Silent Hills. The new studio will be led by 28-year Sony vet, Riley Russel. "The team has as its charter, the... Continue Reading →

Ubisoft Plans for a Theme Park

Ubisoft is one step closer to their theme park. Ubisoft is teaming up with Storyland Studios to create a Ubisoft Entertainment Center and a Ubisoft Theme Park. Both focused on their storied brands including Far Cry, Assassin's Creed, Just Dance, and more. Ubisoft's Entertainment Center will be located at Studios Occitanie Méditerranée. The center is... Continue Reading →

WB Reveals New Brawl Game, MultiVersus

The rumored WB Brawling game is revealed! WB's MultiVersus pits Warner Bros. IPs against each other. They are also tweaking the brawling genre to create unique gameplay. Players are encouraged to work in pairs, sharing utility abilities with their teammates. They are also removing the "pain points," used in Smash Bros to increase the dominant... Continue Reading →

The Game Awards 2021 Nominees

Geoff Keighley took to the virtual stage today to reveal 2021 Game Awards Nominees. Some picks are obvious but we have some surprises. Here are all the nominees and our picks for winners. Game of the Year DeathloopIt Takes TwoMetroid DreadPsychonauts 2 (Our Pick)Ratchet & Clank: Rift ApartResident Evil Village Best Game Direction Deathloop (Our... Continue Reading →

Xbox Has a Big Anniversary

Today is Xbox and Halo's 20th anniversary. To celebrate, Microsoft hosted a thirty-minute event with announcements and a look back at the Xbox legacy. Halo Infinite Multiplayer is LIVE It was a rumor turned reality with the big reveal, Halo Infinite Multiplayer was released early. Halo Infinite is releasing December 8th, but you can download... Continue Reading →

Hextech Mayhem Launches November 16th!

Riot is killing it this week with a new series premiering and multiple game announcements, and it's not over yet! Riot just announced a new game coming next week called Hextech Mayhem: A League of Legends Story. The game is from their Riot Forge branch; a division focused on publishing LoL games from third-party developers.... Continue Reading →

Big Updates Coming to ‘Back 4 Blood’

Back 4 Blood has revealed the road map for the game's future. It includes updates, expansions, and an annual pass.  Free Update November Quality of life improvementsMajor bug fixes December New FeaturesNew supply linesRidden practice areaHoliday season eventSolo offline progression of the campaignNew card typeAll-new cards 2022 New difficultyNew Player cardsNew corruption cardsNew co-op modeMelee... Continue Reading →

Fortnite Shuts Down in China

Fortnite is closing up shop in China on November 15th. Fortnite (called Fortress Night in the country) was on a trial run but ends its presence this month. As of November 1st, no new accounts can be created and on the 15th, the game will fully shut down. The Chinese version of Fortnite was significantly... Continue Reading →

Blizzard’s Recent Corrective Changes

Bobby Kotick Activision Blizzard has made some corrective moves towards creating a better workplace this week.  First CEO Bobby Kotick revealed a new pay cut that would reduce his multimillion-dollar salary to $62,500. Bobby was hesitant to take any blame for the situation early in the revaluations but this appears to be a good start.... Continue Reading →

Rumor: WB Making Their Own Smash Bros

Rumors are circulating over a new Smash Bros-like game out of WB Games. The game would unite WB's many IPs, like Scooby-Doo and Lord of the Rings, together for a fighting tournament. The leak comes out a Reddit post, claiming the game is called 'Multiversus' and developed by Mortal Kombat's Netherrealm. The post gained legitimacy... Continue Reading →

FIFA and EA Part Ways

The exclusive partnership between FIFA and EA comes to an end in 2022. EA does not want to pay FIFA’s new asking price of 300k a year. Meanwhile, FIFA wants to expand its gaming footprint with new studios. “It is clear that this needs to be a space that is occupied by more than one... Continue Reading →

League of Legends Disables Cross-Team Chat

Riot is disabling the "/all" feature in League of Legends games. This feature allowed players to talk to the opposing team during a match. Riot claims the cross-team chat is being used for hate speech and abuse. "While /all chat can be the source of fun social interaction between teams, as well as some good-hearted... Continue Reading →

Fortnite Admits Among Us Inspiration

After a great deal of scrutiny, Epic has admitted inspirations from Fortnite's new Imposter Mode came from Among Us. Imposter Mode is essentially the same gameplay as the indy hit Among Us but far bigger and with far more polish. The news comes from new patch notes on Epic's site. "v18.20 brings improvements to Impostors,... Continue Reading →

Twitch’s Massive Leak

Twitch has been breached this week by a hacker seeking to “foster more disruption and competition in the online video streaming space.” The hacker also includes #DoBetterTwitch in much of their posts, showing their support for the anti-hate speech movement. The leak includes "part one" in the title suggesting more information to come.  According to... Continue Reading →

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