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Is the McDonald’s PS5 controller legit, or just clowning? [UPDATE: Real, sort of]

Is the McDonald’s PS5 controller legit, or just clowning? [UPDATE: Real, sort of]

This week an apparent McDonald's Sony PlayStation collaboration surfaced in Australia. This collaboration appears to have resulted in a fancy new McDonalds Australia 50th birthday celebration PlayStation 5 controller. The odd bit about this situation isn't that the controller exists, but that it appears to exist without any promotional support from McDonald's Australia, Sony Australia, or any of the game streamers supposed to be taking part in the release.

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My 5 favorite SGDQ 2021 speedruns to stave off the post-GDQ blues

My 5 favorite SGDQ 2021 speedruns to stave off the post-GDQ blues

Summer Games Done Quick 2021 wrapped up over the weekend, and while it's always a bit of a bummer to see these GDQ marathons come to an end, it gives all of us a chance to catch up on any runs we may have missed while the event was live. With more than 150 speedruns performed during SGDQ 2021, it can be difficult to know where to start, so here I've listed five fantastic speedruns from SGDQ 2021 that are sure to entertain.

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SGDQ 2021 hits a donation milestone: How to watch the biggest runs

SGDQ 2021 hits a donation milestone: How to watch the biggest runs

Summer Games Done Quick 2021 wrapped up this weekend after a week full of speedruns performed by gamers from all over the world. As always, SGDQ 2021 raised money for Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders, which is a sorely needed organization in the midst of a global pandemic. While SGDQ 2021 didn't quite break donation records, it did end up with a solid donation total even though the entire marathon took place online.

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Pokemon company gets weird with it for Bidoof Day 2021

Pokemon company gets weird with it for Bidoof Day 2021

Today is a Pokemon Company-invented special holiday called Bidoof Day. This is the first year where The Pokemon Company has suggested that it is a holiday, and it won't likely be the last. Given the seemingly-endless array of Pokemon that now exist in the Pokemon universe here in 2021, one could ask: Will The Pokemon Company assign a Pokemon to every single day of the year, starting on July 1 with Bidoof?

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Twitch Watch Parties land on Android and iOS

Twitch Watch Parties land on Android and iOS

Twitch has announced that Watch Parties, which allow communities to come together to watch, react, and discuss any movie or TV show available via Amazon Prime or Prime Video directly on Twitch. The service has been available to all creators and viewers on desktop browsers.

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This year’s Summer Olympic Games will be streamed on Twitch

This year’s Summer Olympic Games will be streamed on Twitch

Amazon's streaming service Twitch will be the home of some NBC Olympics coverage, the network has announced. Following last year's unprecedented cancellation, the Olympics will return this summer with the 2020 Tokyo Games, a 17-day event that will include various safety measures in light of the SARS-CoV-2 virus's continued presence.

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Twitch is finally rolling out threaded replies in chat for everyone

Twitch is finally rolling out threaded replies in chat for everyone

Following a limited test of the feature, Twitch is finally rolling out threaded replies in chat for everyone, adding some organization to conversations that, historically speaking, tend to be chaotic and hard to follow. As you'd expect, the threaded replies feature indents replies under the original comment, making it easier to follow the conversation.

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Twitch ban hammer now avenges users in the physical world

Twitch ban hammer now avenges users in the physical world

The video game streaming platform Twitch just fired a warning shot at all would-be harassers of Twitch users both on and offline. They've updated the way their "off-service enforcement" policy is written, splitting into two categories. Category one covers someone harassed on Twitch as well as off Twitch. Category two covers serious misconduct that poses a substantial safety risk to the Twitch community "even if these actions occur entirely off Twitch."

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Diablo II Resurrected live on Twitch and YouTube starting Thursday

Diablo II Resurrected live on Twitch and YouTube starting Thursday

Blizzard announced that this weekend Diablo II: Resurrected will be available to play in a limited Technical Alpha experience. This means you won't likely get to keep what you find, and your characters might never see the light of day after said Alpha is complete. BUT you'll get to play... if you're lucky enough to be invited to play. If not, there's always YouTube and Twitch for watching streamers who have said opportunity.

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Xbox Indie Showcase: How and when to watch today

Xbox Indie Showcase: How and when to watch today

Last week, Microsoft announced plans to host a indie gaming showcase with Twitch. This showcase will cover a lot of the games coming to Xbox consoles through the ID@Xbox program, and it'll also reveal a new slate of games that's on the way to Xbox Game Pass. That indie showcase is taking place later today, and here we've included the details on how and where to watch the show in this article.

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Twitch Xbox indie gaming event tips big potential

Twitch Xbox indie gaming event tips big potential

If you're a fan of indie games (and really, with loot box and microtransactions-filled AAA games everywhere these days, who isn't?) then you'll want to tune into an indie-focused event Microsoft is hosting next week. Technically, the ID@Xbox team - which handles publishing for independent and digital games on Xbox - will be hosting this indie showcase as part of a collaboration with Twitch, and the two companies are promising a rather packed show that will feature more than 100 indie titles from around the world.

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Razer DevCon revealed: 4 hours of Chroma, Gold, and THX

Razer DevCon revealed: 4 hours of Chroma, Gold, and THX

There'll be a bunch of Razer news appearing in early May, thanks to a new event called Razer DevCon. This new event will likely follow along with developer events tied to companies like Apple and Google, delivering talks on the latest in Razer-made developer-friendly software and opportunities for Razer-made software integration. This event will take place on May 7, 2021.

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