Is the Farming Simulator League Taking eSports Too Far?

When we think of eSports, games like Overwatch, League of Legends, and Fortnite spring to mind – not Farming Simulator 19. If we were to suggest the agricultural sim as an eSport, we’d expect a more muted response, if not one defined by utter confusion. eSports hint at ever-larger stadiums packed to the rafters with […]

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Netflix’s Witcher Teaser Won’t Cure Your Game of Thrones Withdrawal

Netflix has unleashed the first teaser trailer for the high-profile The Witcher series at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. For many, it completely misses the mark and doesn’t bode well for the series penciled in for release at the end of the year. On the surface, the teaser depicts another mid-budget fantasy series with the […]

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EA FIFA Shudders at the Loss of Cristiano Ronaldo and Juventus

As news spread of Konami prying the exclusive rights to Italian Series A soccer team Juventus for PES 2020 from FIFA 2020, EA’s share value dropped by 3.5%. The new deal allows PES 2020 to feature the club name Juventus and its associated badge, jerseys, and playing grounds, while EA must resort to using the […]

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Uncut Footage Flaunts Newfound Maturity

Infinity Ward has released new footage for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, slated to hit stores on Oct. 25, which hints at the most mature and sophisticated CoD entry to date. The raw footage follows on from last week’s tedious reveal stream featuring a handful of YouTubers navigating the 2v2 Gunfight mode with infantile squealing […]

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Rebel Nintendo Scorns Sony and Microsoft With Updated Switch

After weeks of speculation, Nintendo announced today that it is releasing an updated model of its flagship Switch console. Nintendo shared the news on its Japanese language Twitter handle accompanied by a revamped product comparison page on its website. [任天堂HP]バッテリー持続時間が長くなったNintendo Switchの新モデルに関するお知らせを掲載しました。 https://t.co/ONuBgOIrd2 — 任天堂株式会社 (@Nintendo) July 17, 2019 To the dismay of Switch fans, the […]

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GameStop’s Desperate Pivot Is the Last Gasp of a Dying Brand

GameStop has joined forces with global innovation design firm R/GA to outline a new strategy to save the waning business. The initiative comes at a time when the video game retailer is enduring a record-breaking slump in sales and reeks of a desperate effort to reverse its unstoppable decline. In a press release issued yesterday, […]

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Sekiro Easy Mod Is the Lazy Gamer’s Ultimate Cop-Out

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is hard – unforgivably hard. If you stand among the countless players who’ve given up in the face of Sekiro’s inherent difficulty, then a new easy mod may be just what the doctor ordered. The freshly-released PC mod developed by modder Tender Box allows players to drastically scale down the difficulty […]

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Gears of War 5’s Smoking Ban Is Ridiculous & Hypocritical

In what will surely be a candidate for most hypocritical virtue signal of 2019, Gears of War 5 will not feature any tobacco use, with developer The Coalition aiming to avoid glamorizing smoking. The issue was first raised ahead of the Gears 5 Summer Series event this past weekend. Variety reports that broadcaster Turner was […]

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Epic Splashes Fortnite Millions Luring Game Developers to Ditch Steam

Inviting the wrath of diehard Steam fans, Epic Games continues to snap up Epic Store exclusives by throwing millions at developers to coax them away from Valve’s platform. How does a newcomer chip away at such an entrenched market? No competitor has yet to successfully rival Steam’s dominance as the go-to digital storefront for PC […]

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Google Stadia Heralds Console Apocalypse as 4,000 Devs Clamor to Join

If there was any doubt that Google Stadia had the ammunition to single-handedly upend the gaming industry and end the video game console as we know it, they should be laid to rest. More than 4,000 developers have registered their interest to sign up to the Stadia Partners scheme with an eye on releasing games […]

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