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It’s time to stop making excuses for game publisher greed

It’s time to stop making excuses for game publisher greed

If you find you're dismayed by the current state of the AAA games industry, you certainly aren't alone. These days, it seems like many games from publishers like Electronic Arts, Activision, Ubisoft, and countless others are vehicles for microtransactions first and actual games second. Publishers have been getting bolder and bolder with their monetization strategies, and as much as it may sting to hear it, some of the blame for that lies with us, their customers.

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Sega Catcher Online lets you play real claw machines from half a world away

Sega Catcher Online lets you play real claw machines from half a world away

Crane games are common sights in arcades, but now the magic of the internet will allow you to try your luck remotely. Sega has launched Sega Catcher Online in the United States, giving us here on this side of the Pacific a chance to win crane game prizes from Japan.

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Fortnite Chapter 2 season 2 finally has a release date

Fortnite Chapter 2 season 2 finally has a release date

With the release of Fortnite Chapter 2, Epic made a lot of changes to the game. Not only did the map change in fairly dramatic fashion, but account progression was given something of a shakeup and Chapter 2 gave players more to do in matches (like fishing). The changes weren't just centered around gameplay, though, as Epic also changed Fortnite's seasonal structure.

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Rocket League to drop support for macOS and Linux

Rocket League to drop support for macOS and Linux

Some sad news is coming around the bend today for those who play Rocket League on macOS or Linux, as developer Psyonix has revealed that it will be ending support for both of those operating systems. Support won't be happening right away, but rather in March, giving macOS and Linux users a little bit of time to figure out what they want to do in regards to Rocket League.

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Steam Lunar New Year Sale is live and coming after your dollars

Steam Lunar New Year Sale is live and coming after your dollars

If the Steam Winter Sale somehow didn't drain your bank account, then you've got another chance to get some games on the cheap beginning today. Valve has kicked off a Lunar New Year Sale on Steam, and though it won't last nearly as long as the Winter Sale did, it still has quite a few discounts on offer.

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Super Nintendo World confirmed for Universal’s Epic Universe in Orlando

Super Nintendo World confirmed for Universal’s Epic Universe in Orlando

We've been hearing about Japan's Super Nintendo World theme park for quite some time now, but now Comcast has revealed that Super Nintendo World will be coming to Universal's next theme park here in the US. We already knew that Super Nintendo World will head to the US at some point in the future, but now we know where Comcast plans to fit it in within Universal's theme parks.

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Stardew Valley hits a huge milestone

Stardew Valley hits a huge milestone

Ever since it launched on PC in 2016, Stardew Valley has been one of the most popular indie games around. Often mentioned alongside titles like Celeste, Terraria, Cuphead, and Shovel Knight as one of the best in the world of indie gaming, Stardew Valley has found a lot of success across a wide variety of platforms. Today we're learning just how successful the game is, as official numbers put the game at 10 million copies sold.

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New Tetris mobile game makes its way to iOS

New Tetris mobile game makes its way to iOS

Yesterday, we saw a very interesting series events play out around Tetris - of all things - and the way it's officially offered on mobile devices. Electronic Arts announced that it was sunsetting its Tetris apps, Tetris 2011 and Tetris Blitz, on both iOS and Android. According to a brief statement from the publisher, both games will become unplayable on April 21st, 2020.

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New Tetris mobile app released today as old EA games exit

New Tetris mobile app released today as old EA games exit

For a number of years - nearly a decade at this point - the only official way to play Tetris on mobile devices has been through one of EA's apps, namely Tetris (otherwise known as Tetris 2011) and Tetris Blitz. Unfortunately for Tetris fans, neither of those games are long for this world, as EA has announced that it's retiring both of them later this year. It's already gone as far as removing Tetris and Tetris Blitz from the Google Play Store entirely.

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Mortal Kombat Kollection is real: Confirmed by PEGI for PS4, Xbox One, PC, Switch

Mortal Kombat Kollection is real: Confirmed by PEGI for PS4, Xbox One, PC, Switch

The first three Mortal Kombat games are some of the most iconic fighting games of all time, both because of their gameplay and because of the controversy that followed them. The Mortal Kombat series is still going strong to this day, but it may not be long before we it revisit its roots through the Mortal Kombat Kollection, a remastered compilation of the first three games in the franchise.

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Xbox Series X leaked photos are all about ports

Xbox Series X leaked photos are all about ports

Even though the Xbox Series X is still (presumably) most of a year away, we know that prototypes and dev kits are out there. Today, one such prototype surfaced in a pair of leaked images that show off the front and back of the console. That, most importantly, means that we get to see what the port situation is like on this incoming machine.

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Pokemon: Mewtwo Strikes Back – Evolution arrives on Netflix next month

Pokemon: Mewtwo Strikes Back – Evolution arrives on Netflix next month

Back in 2018, The Pokemon Company revealed that it was making a CGI remake of the first Pokemon movie, Mewtwo Strikes Back. Among the 20 or so Pokemon movies, Mewtwo Strikes Back is arguably the most well known, as it debuted in theaters in 1999, when Pokemania had grabbed seemingly every child in the western world. At the time it was revealed, the remake was only confirmed for Japan, but we learned today that it's been localized for the US as well.

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