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New Animal Crossing: New Horizons rules attempt to curb in-game advertising

New Animal Crossing: New Horizons rules attempt to curb in-game advertising

Thanks in part to the COVID-19 pandemic keeping everyone at home and prompting them to search out some feel good media, Animal Crossing: New Horizons has become one of the biggest games of the year and one of the biggest Switch games of all time. This, naturally, means that brands and businesses have been looking to tap into that hype in any way they can, and up until now, it hasn't been uncommon to see businesses offering custom designs or even creating entire islands based around their brands.

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Xbox Series X controller Razer Wolverine V2 vs TE vs Ultimate

Xbox Series X controller Razer Wolverine V2 vs TE vs Ultimate

A new version of the Razer Xbox controller was revealed today for Xbox Series X and S. Razer Wolverine V2 is one of three Razer Wolverine controllers available from Razer right now, the lot of which work with Xbox Series X and S. Razer Wolverine V2 is the least expensive of the three, with the Tournament Edition adding on another $20, and the Ultimate adding another $30 on top of that.

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Hitman developer’s next game is a James Bond origin story

Hitman developer’s next game is a James Bond origin story

Earlier this week, Hitman developer IO Interactive started teasing the incoming announcement of its next game. Today was the big day, with IO revealing that it will be taking up the reins on the James Bond franchise. It's been quite some time since we've seen James Bond in a video game - the last time was 2012 in Activision's 007 Legends - but IO Interactive seems particularly well-suited to make a game about everyone's favorite 00-agent.

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Among Us finds its way to Twitter to tease new map

Among Us finds its way to Twitter to tease new map

You'd think that a game as popular as Among Us would have some kind of Twitter presence, but up until very recently, that wasn't true. In fact, a dedicated account for Among Us didn't appear until this week, and developer Innersloth is getting things rolling with a bang by making that account's very first tweet a teaser for the game's next map.

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NVIDIA skirts Apple rules with GeForce NOW in Safari – plus big Fortnite news

NVIDIA skirts Apple rules with GeForce NOW in Safari – plus big Fortnite news

NVIDIA has brought GeForce NOW to Safari, bypassing the iOS App Store - and the controversy around Apple's refusal to approve cloud gaming services - eventually giving Fortnite fans a way to get their hit as the streaming game wars escalate. GeForce NOW was mired in the same problems as Google's Stadia and Xbox Game Pass cloud gaming, after Apple argued that the iPhone and iPad apps didn't comply with its rules.

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons holiday update adds an important feature

Animal Crossing: New Horizons holiday update adds an important feature

Nintendo has launched a holiday update for the popular video game Animal Crossing: New Horizons. While the update adds holiday-themed content for Thanksgiving and Christmas, arguably the most important changes have nothing to do with holiday festivities. The most crucial change added in the update is a new save data transfer function.

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Wonder Woman 1984 HBO Max debut could leave theaters hanging

Wonder Woman 1984 HBO Max debut could leave theaters hanging

The COVID-19 pandemic has negatively affected many businesses but some have been hit harder than others. Those that rely on mass gathering of people, like resorts, cruises, hotels, and theaters have seen business plummet or even disappear completely. For the theater industry, it's a double whammy with streaming services starting to eat up whatever little they have left. Warner Bros.'s decision to stream Wonder Woman 1984 on HBO Max on the same day it hits theaters will undoubtedly hit US theaters where it hurts the most.

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Pokemon GO Kalos region launch list confirmed

Pokemon GO Kalos region launch list confirmed

Today Niantic revealed a whole bunch of information about the future of Pokemon GO all at once. We're going through the lists to make certain we've got all the important bits and pieces sorted out so you can make sense of the near-future update series in the game. The worldwide launch of Kalos region Pokemon starts on December 2, 2020. Here comes the Mega Evolution!

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Star Wars: Squadrons getting two new ships in DLC surprise

Star Wars: Squadrons getting two new ships in DLC surprise

Earlier this year, EA and Motive Studios rolled out Star Wars: Squadrons, which is a smaller-scale and more focused Star Wars game than what we're used to seeing out of EA. After the game was released, Motive went on the record saying that it wasn't planning to launch any post-game content for Squadrons, but now it seems the developer is going back on that in a really good way.

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Animal Crossing invites Addison Rae, T-Pain, Jason Derulo, and Grubhub drivers

Animal Crossing invites Addison Rae, T-Pain, Jason Derulo, and Grubhub drivers

There's a Creator Friendsgiving, Island Deliveries, and other updates coming to Animal Crossing, but there's also T-Pain. As if Animal Crossing couldn't get any more wacky with cross-branding promotions and odd appearances by celebrities, there's a new event. The event is called Grubhub Island, and it'll include T-Pain, Addison Rae, and Jason Derulo, and they're all ready to drop in on lucky islands over the weekend.

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Hades, Animal Crossing, The Last of Us Part 2 dominate 2020 Game Awards nominees

Hades, Animal Crossing, The Last of Us Part 2 dominate 2020 Game Awards nominees

The 2020 Game Awards are coming up pretty quickly, and today Geoff Keighley announced all of the nominees up for awards during the event. The list of categories and their nominees is unsurprisingly long, and there are several games that are up for awards in a bunch of different categories. Unsurprisingly, the nominee list manages to include many of 2020's biggest names, even some of the more controversial titles that were released throughout the year.

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Pokemon GO promo codes released for November, December 2020 [UPDATE]

Pokemon GO promo codes released for November, December 2020 [UPDATE]

Today Niantic released a whole mess of changes for Pokemon GO and we've gained access to a bunch of promo codes for items in the game so you can continue your Pokemon GO journey with great aplomb. You'll find promo codes available from a wide variety of sources today, including tech blogs, gaming blogs, and game streaming individuals. Codes delivered today include a list of items that can be used in the game Pokemon GO.

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