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First 4 Figures Announces Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Champions Series
First 4 Figures Announces Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Champions Series
"Revali is now in development". First 4 Figures has already released plenty of amazing Zelda-themed PVC statues over the years, and soon it'll be expanding its Breath of the Wild line. In a post across its social channels, F4F revealed the "Champions Series" would be "coming soon" and that the first figure - Revali - was now in development.
Shantae's Game Boy Color Adventure Arrives On Nintendo Switch This Month
Shantae's Game Boy Color Adventure Arrives On Nintendo Switch This Month
Take a trip back in time. WayForward has revealed the original Shantae for Game Boy Color will be released on Switch eShop on 22nd April. Along with an announcement on social media, it's also released a trailer showing off the original game in action on Nintendo's hybrid hardware.
Calls for a boycott of Genshin Impact are growing, here’s why
Calls for a boycott of Genshin Impact are growing, here’s why
If you are a fan of MiHoYo’s Genshin Impact, you may have seen a swell in social media posts regarding a boycott of the game.
Sonic Expands Its Social Media Reach With New Official Channels For Latin America
Sonic Expands Its Social Media Reach With New Official Channels For Latin America
"¡Ya llegué, amigos!". Over the past few years, the Sonic the Hedgehog social media channels have been considered to be right up there with the best in gaming.
Shark RPG Maneater Goes Even Deeper in Upcoming Truth Quest DLC
Shark RPG Maneater Goes Even Deeper in Upcoming Truth Quest DLC
After weeks of cryptic social media teasing, shark RPG Maneater is breaching the surface at last with the reveal of its new DLC: Truth Quest, planned for summer.
Random: Indigenous Canadian Artist Interprets Pokémon In A Traditional Style
Random: Indigenous Canadian Artist Interprets Pokémon In A Traditional Style
Pokémon Ontario and Pokémon Québec. An artist known only as Charles A has created some incredible Pokémon artwork, with a twist - it's designed in the style of Indigenous Canadian art. Charles is an Indigenous artist living in Ontario, Canada, and although he doesn't yet have social media accounts of his own, or a shop to sell his artwork, his friend posted his painting of the final evolutions of the Gen 1 starter Pokémon to Reddit (with permission). Read the full article on nintendolife.com
League of Legends’ Space Groove event launches this week
League of Legends’ Space Groove event launches this week
If you've been keeping an eye on the League of Legends social channels and PBE, you'll know there's a Space Groove skin line coming to Riot's flagship MOBA game very soon.
The Fans Who Refuse to Let PlayStation Home Die
The Fans Who Refuse to Let PlayStation Home Die
Hardcore PlayStation Home fans are using unique methods to resurrect the divisive social space 6 years after its death.
Owning Both Monster Hunter Rise And Monster Hunter Stories 2 Will Earn You A
Owning Both Monster Hunter Rise And Monster Hunter Stories 2 Will Earn You A "Special Bonus"
Team leads share a message with fans. With Monster Hunter Rise launching on Switch today, we imagine fans of the series are already busy tucking into the series' latest offering as we speak, but let us keep hold of your attention for just a little bit longer as more good news has arrived. Rise Director Yasunori Ichinose and Monster Hunter Stories 2 producer Ryozo Tsujimoto have shared a special message with fans on social media today, wishing fans a 'Happy Hunting!' and reminding us about upcoming updates. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
Shinra Electric Power Company Decides To Tweet Through It
Shinra Electric Power Company Decides To Tweet Through It
The power utility, consumer electronics manufacturer, and private security force Shinra has taken to social media to respond directly to critics who have accused the tech oligopoly of exploiting workers, impoverishing local residents, and generally doing crimes against the planet. Read more...
Rec Room closes $100m funding round
Rec Room closes $100m funding round
New round values the Seattle-based social platform at $1.25 billion
UK Charts: Animal Crossing: New Horizons Returns To Number One On Its Anniversary
UK Charts: Animal Crossing: New Horizons Returns To Number One On Its Anniversary
And Hades secures a top ten debut! UK physical chart data is now in for the week ending 20th March, revealing that Animal Crossing: New Horizons has clawed its way back to number one. Nintendo's record-breaking life sim turned one year old on Saturday, with a renewed social media buzz and shiny new content likely doing its part to woo new players.
Gallery: Animal Crossing: New Horizons - A Year In Pictures
Gallery: Animal Crossing: New Horizons - A Year In Pictures
NL readers look back on 365 days of Animal Crossing. Whether it seems like yesterday or not is a matter of perspective, but Animal Crossing: New Horizons launched one year ago today. And what a year it's been! Nintendo's life sim ended up becoming a significant coping mechanism for many people throughout 2020; a social outlet and positive focal point for millions of players that the makers couldn't possibly have foreseen during development. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
The Epic Games Store is getting a Party System for social needs
The Epic Games Store is getting a Party System for social needs
The Epic Games Store is stepping up its game when it comes to the experience of using the launcher.
Epic Games Store 'parties' will be kind of like mini Discord channels
Epic Games Store 'parties' will be kind of like mini Discord channels
More social features are coming to the launcher, including a voice and text chat "party system"
The Epic Games Store will get a Discord-style social party system
The Epic Games Store will get a Discord-style social party system
It's been more than two years since the launch of the Epic Games Store, and while it's certainly been a terrific place to pick up weekly free PC games and has secured an impressive slate of timed exclusives, the social side of the store has remained fairly bare-bones.
PSA: Next Week, You’ll Be Able To Claim A Bunch Of Free PlayStation Games
PSA: Next Week, You’ll Be Able To Claim A Bunch Of Free PlayStation Games
Earlier this month, Sony revived last year’s Play At Home initiative, a program designed to provide free games to PlayStation players in the hopes of promoting social distancing.
Emily is Away 3 brings back 2008, for better or worse, next month
Emily is Away 3 brings back 2008, for better or worse, next month
It's "a brand new story set on an old-new social media."
Animal Crossing: New Horizons 'Island Tour Creator' Will Let You Create Your Own Tour Videos
Animal Crossing: New Horizons 'Island Tour Creator' Will Let You Create Your Own Tour Videos
But only for a limited time... Nintendo has announced a brand new feature that will soon launch for Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and this one sounds perfect for any social media lovers. The Island Tour Creator is a "limited-time web service" that is currently planned to be available until the end of this year.
EA vows to do more to tackle racist content in FIFA 21
EA vows to do more to tackle racist content in FIFA 21
In early March, EA issued a lifetime ban to a FIFA Ultimate Team player who racially abused Arsenal football legend Ian Wright on social media.
Get Ready For Zelda: Skyward Sword HD's
Get Ready For Zelda: Skyward Sword HD's "Smoother And More Intuitive" Controls
Another reason to buy it (again). Since announcing The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD for the Switch, Nintendo has been continually reminding fans on social media that this version of the game will be a better experience than the original Wii release. In its latest post on Twitter, it notes how the controls in the game have been recreated and are now "smoother and more intuitive" than the 2011 release.
Sony closing PlayStation Communities on PS4
Sony closing PlayStation Communities on PS4
As of April 2021, players will no longer be able to access social features that enable them to create groups around certain games or topics
Crossplay and cross-generational-play are on the way for Watch Dogs Legion Online Modes
Crossplay and cross-generational-play are on the way for Watch Dogs Legion Online Modes
Ubisoft has confirmed that crossplay and cross-generation-play is on the way to Watch Dogs Legion's Online Modes. While there's no firm schedule for release just yet, the official Watch Dogs Twitter account has recently begun responding to requests for the feature by stating that "the development team is working on adding this feature to the game with a later update". "While crossplay and cross-generation-play is currently not available for the Watch Dogs: Legion Online Mode, the development team is working on adding this feature to the game with a later update," a Ubisoft representative said in just one of several tweets made by the official social media account over the last few days. Read more
Looks like Outriders is coming to Xbox Game Pass
Looks like Outriders is coming to Xbox Game Pass
Xbox is teasing Outriders may be coming to its Xbox Game Pass subscription service. The official social media channels for Xbox Game Pass have never been afraid to drop cheeky hints and teases on their feeds, and the latest seems to imply that Square Enix's upcoming co-op RPG might be available to play for free as part of its subscription game library. While the tease stops short of definitively confirming the news, it shared a screenshot of a faux email from "Melissa McGamepass" that asks if "anyone else has noticed a mysterious signal appearing in the distance lately". Read more
Genshin Impact KFC Crossover Events In China Shut Down Over Covid-19 Concerns
Genshin Impact KFC Crossover Events In China Shut Down Over Covid-19 Concerns
A weekend crossover event between the wildly popular Genshin Impact and Kentucky Fried Chicken had to be shut down at Shanghai and Hangzhou locations after apparently violating China’s ongoing covid-19 prevention measures, the fast food chain announced on Chinese social media site Weibo today. Read more...
Roblox closes first day of trading with $38b market cap
Roblox closes first day of trading with $38b market cap
Social gaming platform opened at $64.50 a share -- nearly $20 above the NYSE reference price
Valorant pro Jay 'Sinatraa' Won accused of sexual assault by former partner
Valorant pro Jay 'Sinatraa' Won accused of sexual assault by former partner
A statement shared on social media by Cleo Hernandez alleges repeated sexual assaults.
Are we entering the new era of mobile social gaming?
Are we entering the new era of mobile social gaming?
GameRefinery's chief game analyst for China, Kalle Heikkinen explores the rise of social features and events in games
NBA star banned from Twitch and dropped by sponsors after use of antisemitic slur while playing Call of Duty: Warzone
NBA star banned from Twitch and dropped by sponsors after use of antisemitic slur while playing Call of Duty: Warzone
An NBA star has been banned from Twitch and has been dropped by sponsors after using an antisemitic slur while playing Call of Duty: Warzone. While playing Warzone live on Twitch, 29-year-old Miami Heat player Meyers Leonard, said: "F***ing cowards, don't f***ing snipe me, you f***ing k*** bitch." A clip of the moment subsequently went viral on social media, where it has had millions of views. Leonard's Twitch channel, which had 58,000 followers, has now been deleted.
Smash Bros. Game Director Masahiro Sakurai Is Now Verified On Twitter
Smash Bros. Game Director Masahiro Sakurai Is Now Verified On Twitter
Take that parody accounts! It might not seem like much to anyone who doesn't follow Masahiro Sakurai on social media, but the legendary Super Smash Bros.
RektGlobal acquires social media talent agency TalentX Entertainment
RektGlobal acquires social media talent agency TalentX Entertainment
Last year the two companies had formed joint venture TalentX Gaming together
The Pokémon Company Has Given Piplup Official Twitter And Instagram Accounts
The Pokémon Company Has Given Piplup Official Twitter And Instagram Accounts
Project Piplup is go. The Pokémon Company has unveiled new social media accounts dedicated to Piplup, one of the starter Pokémon first released in the series' fourth generation of games. Called 'Project Piplup', the new accounts are a "limited-time" affair which will celebrate the Water-type 'mon going forward.
Among Us has quickchat now
Among Us has quickchat now
The team behind Among Us has added a shortcut wheel for fast responses while playing the social deduction game.
Producer on Hogwarts Legacy quits after history of anti-social justice videos exposed
Producer on Hogwarts Legacy quits after history of anti-social justice videos exposed
And 'will be releasing a YouTube Video about this soon.'
Hogwarts Legacy Developer Quits Following Backlash Over YouTube Channel
Hogwarts Legacy Developer Quits Following Backlash Over YouTube Channel
Troy Leavitt, the game developer at the centre of a controversy last month after it was discovered he had run “a reactionary YouTube channel focused on attacking feminism and social justice”, has resigned from his position at Avalanche Software, developers of the upcoming Harry Potter game Hogwarts Legacy. Read more...
Torchlight 3 developer Echtra Games acquired by Zynga
Torchlight 3 developer Echtra Games acquired by Zynga
Zynga, best known for publishing social mobile games, is looking to expand into the console and PC space with the acquisition of Echtra Games.
Zynga acquires Echtra Games
Zynga acquires Echtra Games
Social publisher buys Torchlight 3 developer to help bring existing mobile franchises to consoles and PC
EA issues lifetime ban to FIFA player who racially abused Ian Wright after losing a match with Wright's virtual character
EA issues lifetime ban to FIFA player who racially abused Ian Wright after losing a match with Wright's virtual character
EA has issued a lifetime ban to a FIFA player who racially abused Ian Wright after he lost a match while playing with the Arsenal legend's in-game version. This week, Wright slammed a judge's lenient sentence for a teenager who hurled racial abuse at the Arsenal legend on social media last year. 18-year-old Patrick O'Brien lost a game of FIFA after playing with the Ian Wright icon card in the Ultimate Team mode. Read more
Take A Look The Stunning Nintendo Switch Box Art For Mario Golf: Super Rush
Take A Look The Stunning Nintendo Switch Box Art For Mario Golf: Super Rush
Return to the fairway this June. June and July are set to be an exciting period for the Switch, with Nintendo releasing Mario Golf: Super Rush and The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD. The other day we got a look at the box art of Skyward Sword and now Nintendo's social account has released a look at the bright, colourful and stunning North American version of Mario Golf: Super Rush. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
PlayStation's 'Play At Home' Program Returns, Ratchet & Clank Free Next Month
PlayStation's 'Play At Home' Program Returns, Ratchet & Clank Free Next Month
Last year, Sony kickstarted the Play At Home initiative, a program that provided free game to PlayStation players in the hopes of promoting social distancing.
Nintendo Ignored Zelda's 35th Anniversary This Weekend, But Fans Are Celebrating In Style
Nintendo Ignored Zelda's 35th Anniversary This Weekend, But Fans Are Celebrating In Style
Not even a quick social media mention. Yesterday, 21st February, marked the 35th anniversary of The Legend of Zelda, the very first game in one of the industry's most successful, popular, and important series.
Hogwarts Legacy lead designer criticised for reactionary YouTube videos
Hogwarts Legacy lead designer criticised for reactionary YouTube videos
The 25-year industry veteran had a side-gig as an anti-social justice YouTuber.
Persona 5 Strikers guide: Who to take on the Ferris wheel
Persona 5 Strikers guide: Who to take on the Ferris wheel
Persona 5 Strikers doesn’t have romances or social links in the traditional sense, but there are a few occasions where you can choose who to spend time with.
Persona 5 Strikers Velvet Room guide: Fusing and summoning
Persona 5 Strikers Velvet Room guide: Fusing and summoning
Persona 5 Strikers cuts out all of the social stuff from the mainline series: no social links; no time management; no social stat increases.
Persona 5 Strikers guide: Prison Mail requests list
Persona 5 Strikers guide: Prison Mail requests list
Remember when you could rank up your social link with Justine and Caroline in Persona 5 by bringing them specially fused Personas with specific skills? Guess who’s back? This time, you’ll be fusing for Lavenza (who is the same person, but I digress).
Random: Twitter Has Completed Its Playthrough Of Pokémon Red Inside Someone's Avatar
Random: Twitter Has Completed Its Playthrough Of Pokémon Red Inside Someone's Avatar
It even caught Mewtwo. Despite suffering a major setback last week - with "Team Rocket" releasing the majority of the party, it seems the social media experiment Twitter plays Pokémon Red Version inside someone's avatar has bounced back. According to the creator Constantin Liétard, it took 40 days and more than 90K comments to defeat the Elite Four and Red's rival.
Random: Zelda: Breath Of The Wild 2 Trends On Social Media Ahead Of Nintendo's Direct Broadcast
Random: Zelda: Breath Of The Wild 2 Trends On Social Media Ahead Of Nintendo's Direct Broadcast
Here we go again. It's official, we're getting a 50-minute Nintendo Direct later today (UK time) and it'll be focused on games like Super Smash Bros.
Random: Twitter Plays Pokémon Red Suffers Major Setback As
Random: Twitter Plays Pokémon Red Suffers Major Setback As "Most" Of The Party Is Released Into The Wild
"Team Rocket" is playing up! The social media experiment allowing you to play the Game Boy classic Pokémon Red Version inside someone's Twitter avatar appears to have suffered a major blow.
Zynga posts record revenues, record net losses
Zynga posts record revenues, record net losses
Mobile and social publisher expects 2021 to see more record sales and continued losses
Yooka-Laylee Developer Playtonic Games Teases New Reveal Coming
Yooka-Laylee Developer Playtonic Games Teases New Reveal Coming "Soon"
"We know you're wondering what we have cooking". Playtonic Games, the UK-based developer behind Yooka-Laylee and Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair, has teased a new reveal that should be headed our way "soon". The studio took to social media today to offer some kind words to fans and to promise that a reveal is on the way.
Project Winter Review – Liar, Liar
Project Winter Review – Liar, Liar
As it turns out, social deception and desperate survival mix rather well together.
A Hat Generates Big Controversy In Latest Sky: Children Of Light Update
A Hat Generates Big Controversy In Latest Sky: Children Of Light Update
The latest update to thatgamecompany’s Sky: Children of Light introduced a new hat that has stirred up controversy among the game’s Chinese and Korean fans, with both sides claiming cultural significance related to the cosmetic item and refusing to give an inch on social media. Read more...
Animal Crossing: New Horizons' Super Mario Update Arrives This March
Animal Crossing: New Horizons' Super Mario Update Arrives This March
Mario's 35th anniversary celebrations continue. Nintendo has issued a reminder via social media that the next big update for Animal Crossing: New Horizons on the Switch will be arriving in March. While no specific release date has been shared just yet, we do know it'll be Super Mario themed.
Random: People Are Making Really Awful Fart Remixes Of Mario Music On TikTok
Random: People Are Making Really Awful Fart Remixes Of Mario Music On TikTok
Whyyyyyyyyyyyy. Gen Z social media platform TikTok can be wonderful, and a carefully-curated For You Page can consist of bread recipes, comedy routines, and Hank Green telling you about why you shouldn't eat grass.
Pocket Worlds closes $7m funding round
Pocket Worlds closes $7m funding round
The series A investment will go towards growing its portfolio of social mobile games
Random: No, Nintendo Did Not Sue A 9-Year-Old Child For Creating A Cardboard Game Boy
Random: No, Nintendo Did Not Sue A 9-Year-Old Child For Creating A Cardboard Game Boy
Nintendo officially debunks dank meme. Nintendo is a notoriously litigious company, and has gone to extreme lengths to protect its copyright over the decades – from trying (and failing) to block sales of the Game Genie on the NES all the way up to its closure of ROM-sharing sites in more recent years. That's why when a post appeared on social networks which stated that Nintendo of America president Doug Bowser had personally flown out to Venezuela to sue a 9-year-old boy for creating a cardboard imitation of a Nintendo console, it raised a smile from many gaming fans – so much so that it was shared thousands of times across Twitter and Facebook. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
Random: Pokémon Red Is Still Being Played Inside Someone's Twitter Avatar
Random: Pokémon Red Is Still Being Played Inside Someone's Twitter Avatar
The journey continues. Twitter plays the Game Boy classic Pokémon Red inside a programmer's avatar is arguably one of the wildest social media experiments so far this year. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
Sega Says Goodbye To Sonic The Hedgehog's Voice Actor
Sega Says Goodbye To Sonic The Hedgehog's Voice Actor
"we are forever grateful". While we're used to reading about the voice of Mario around these parts, today it's all about Sonic's voice actor. In case you missed it, American voice actor Roger Craig Smith - who has voiced Sonic the Hedgehog in his video game outings for over ten years now - has announced his departure from the role via social media. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
Dispatch Games Promises
Dispatch Games Promises "A New Day" After Months Of Silence
A new statement for disgruntled customers. Last March we ran a feature speaking to customers of Dispatch Games (the western publisher of titles such as Psyvariar Delta and Soldam: Drop, Connect, Erase) who were tired of delays and total radio silence from the company regarding the whereabouts of physical pre-orders. At the time, fans had been waiting months for information on where their orders for physical versions of games such as Radirgy Swag and Jaleco's classic Game Tengoku: CruisinMix Special had gotten to, yet their questions went unanswered by email or Dispatch's social media channels.
Official Rabbids Username Tweak Fuels Speculation Over A Mario + Rabbids Sequel
Official Rabbids Username Tweak Fuels Speculation Over A Mario + Rabbids Sequel
Wishful thinking, or cause for excitement? Speculation over a potential sequel to 2017's Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle has started to grow online following a social media username change. As spotted by Reddit user ThemeParkFan2020, the official Rabbids Twitter account, previously '@RabbidsOfficial', has been changed to '@MarioRabbids'.
Victoria 2 cheats – the best cheats and console commands
Victoria 2 cheats – the best cheats and console commands
So, you want some Victoria 2 cheats? The cult classic grand strategy game is set during the 19th century, at a time of great change, of rising nationalism, social welfare, and a major shift towards democratic governments.
Random: Twitter Has Now Defeated The Electric-Type Gym Leader Lt. Surge In Pokémon Red
Random: Twitter Has Now Defeated The Electric-Type Gym Leader Lt. Surge In Pokémon Red
Three badges and counting. Another week has passed, so what's been happening in the social media experiment Twitter plays Pokémon Red...inside a talented programmer's avatar? Well, read on! Read the full article on nintendolife.com
Twitch bans Trump for good, promises further policy changes
Twitch bans Trump for good, promises further policy changes
In the aftermath of the deadly riot that saw Trump supporters storm the US Capitol building, several social media and video-sharing platforms announced bans and suspensions for President Donald Trump's accounts.
Nintendo opens corporate and investor relations Twitter account
Nintendo opens corporate and investor relations Twitter account
Social media account will be used to share financial announcements and other corporate-focused information
Making it in Unreal: betray your besties in First Class Trouble
Making it in Unreal: betray your besties in First Class Trouble
Believe it or not, social deduction games did not begin with Among Us.
Battle.net is getting its first makeover in years
Battle.net is getting its first makeover in years
Battle.net is getting its first makeover in years, Blizzard has announced. This new version of Blizzard's famous launcher is designed "to welcome players of all ability levels and make sure they have a smooth time navigating the app", Blizzard said. Headline changes include improved navigation and layout (you can now favourite your games and arrange them for ease of access), a more expansive layout for news and game content, a revamped social pane, accessibility improvements, and a new, consolidated notifications hub.
Random: No, 'God-Slayer Bowser' Isn't The Official Name For Bowser's New Form
Random: No, 'God-Slayer Bowser' Isn't The Official Name For Bowser's New Form
No matter how cool that sounds. Look, we get it, Bowser's latest appearance in Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury is almost as cool as Luigi's new lederhosen outfit, but we're here to set the record straight on some misinformation that's been flooding social media. On the day Nintendo launched its recent Bowser's Fury trailer, showing off a giant, genuinely scary Bowser who seemed intent on burning Mario and his own son to a crisp, mumblings surrounding this new Bowser form's name started to circulate.
UK Police Force Takes Issue With Pokémon GO Players Allegedly Breaking Lockdown Restrictions
UK Police Force Takes Issue With Pokémon GO Players Allegedly Breaking Lockdown Restrictions
Had cause to speak with a number of men "aged 30+". Police in Rochford, near Southend in the UK county of Essex, aren't best pleased with the behaviour of Pokémon GO players in the region, accusing them of flaunting lockdown restrictions which cover the entire country at present. The force posted a social media statement which has now been deleted, but was spotted by the Southend Standard (thanks, Eurogamer) and read as follows: Read the full article on nintendolife.com
Jim Carrey Takes Home Critics Choice Award For His Sonic The Hedgehog Movie Performance
Jim Carrey Takes Home Critics Choice Award For His Sonic The Hedgehog Movie Performance
Robotnik takes the gold. Can you remember a time before the pandemic, before all the social distancing and current political tensions, when the thing making the internet the angriest was a slightly dodgy-looking Sonic for an upcoming film? Blimey, take us back to simpler times. Well, after a complete redesign and a successful time at the box office, the Sonic the Hedgehog movie turned out to be quite the hit.
Four years late, Twitch suspends Donald Trump's account
Four years late, Twitch suspends Donald Trump's account
Donald Trump's Twitch channel has been suspended in the wake of this week's deadly attack on the US Capitol. The account had previously been used to stream rallies and other events via Twitch, and was previously banned for breaking the platform's rules around hateful conduct when it broadcast Trump calling Mexican immigrants "rapists". Now, Twitch has followed other social media platforms in disabling Trump's account - for a limited time, at least, and with just two week's left of his presidential term.
Got Animal Crossing For Christmas? You Probably Missed Out On The Game's Best Festive Moments
Got Animal Crossing For Christmas? You Probably Missed Out On The Game's Best Festive Moments
A bit of an oversight, or just hard luck? Animal Crossing: New Horizons offers hours of fun all year round, but as veteran players will know, things get even more exciting when in-game events take over your precious island. As you might expect, the festive season is a particularly joyous time – this weekend saw plenty of social media users sharing videos of their island's New Year countdowns as we entered 2021, and Christmas events like Toy Day made the long wait for Santa on Christmas Eve slightly more bearable.
Sega Celebrates The New Year On Social Media With Some Stunning Sonic Artwork
Sega Celebrates The New Year On Social Media With Some Stunning Sonic Artwork
Plenty of familiar faces. Gaming companies are sharing all sorts of special artwork on social media at the moment to celebrate the holidays and new year, and joining in on the fun is Sega's official Sonic the Hedgehog Twitter account. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
Devolver Digital Teases Five Unannounced Games For 2021
Devolver Digital Teases Five Unannounced Games For 2021
What could they be? Devolver Digital has shown ongoing support for the Switch throughout 2020, and it's likely set to continue in the new year. With this in mind, the company's social media account - which is known for being one big tease - has shared the following tweet, announcing it has at least "five" unannounced titles arriving in 2021. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
Secret Neighbor Winter Holidays Update is Here
Secret Neighbor Winter Holidays Update is Here
Seasons Greetings, friends! For any new home invaders in our midst, Secret Neighbor is an online multiplayer social horror game where the goal is to work together with other players to get into your suspicious neighbor’s basement.
Mass market, mystery boxes and metric-driven design: The legacy of FarmVille
Mass market, mystery boxes and metric-driven design: The legacy of FarmVille
With the original FarmVille shutting down after 11 years, we explore the impact the hit social game had on the industry
Nintendo, PlayStation And Xbox Announce A Shared Commitment To Safer Gaming
Nintendo, PlayStation And Xbox Announce A Shared Commitment To Safer Gaming
"All players deserve to have fantastic social gaming experiences". Gaming giants Nintendo, PlayStation and Xbox have shared details on their united commitment to make gaming a safer place for all players. Dave McCarthy, Corporate Vice President, Xbox Operations, has shared a new post on the official Xbox website today, highlighting the basic principles that sit at the heart of each company's work.
Fans hit back at Nintendo's recent wave of soundtrack takedowns
Fans hit back at Nintendo's recent wave of soundtrack takedowns
Nintendo fans have hit back at a recent decision to block the soundtracks of a number of its biggest games, including The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Super Mario 64, and Mario Kart Wii, by trolling the company on social media. As spotted by Screenrant (thanks, Nintendo Life), fans noticed the soundtracks had been pulled a few days back.
Among Us’ new map is The Airship
Among Us’ new map is The Airship
There's a new Among Us map on the way, and after a tiny teaser on social media, the developers have provided a bigger look at the new location, called The Airship, due to launch in early 2021. As the previous teaser suggested, the map looks to be based on the Toppat Airship from Innersloth's previous Henry Stickmin series. The map is an ostentatious flying vessel, and looks like a floating cruise ship - load of luxury areas, red carpets, and massive kitchens.
New Features Available Today on the Xbox Family Settings App to Help Manage Children’s Gaming
New Features Available Today on the Xbox Family Settings App to Help Manage Children’s Gaming
Gaming has long been a significant source of joy, inspiration, and social connection for players around the world, and social distancing has made this truer now than ever before.
Facebook launches Black Gaming Creator Program
Facebook launches Black Gaming Creator Program
Social network will spend $10m over next two years to help Black streamers go full-time with funding, mentorship, and training opportunities
GTA Online: Rockstar Reveals New Social Area, 'The Music Locker,' Coming Soon
GTA Online: Rockstar Reveals New Social Area, 'The Music Locker,' Coming Soon
Soon players in GTA Online will be able to gather and dance in a new social area.
Monster Hunter: World review bombed after a controversial joke from the movie hits Chinese social media
Monster Hunter: World review bombed after a controversial joke from the movie hits Chinese social media
The film, which premiered December 3 in China, may be edited to remove the offending line.
The Game Developer's Playlist: Phantasy Star Online with Fred Horgan | Podcast
The Game Developer's Playlist: Phantasy Star Online with Fred Horgan | Podcast
Senior ideation designer at Bossa Studios shares how the early console MMO shaped his understanding of social play
Random: Metroid's Samus Trends On Twitter As Fans Speculate Over Potential Fortnite Crossover
Random: Metroid's Samus Trends On Twitter As Fans Speculate Over Potential Fortnite Crossover
Could it be? It's not every day you wake up to see Samus trending on social media, but the Metroid protagonist is at the centre of conversation this morning – and no, it's not because of a Metroid Prime 4 reveal, sorry! Fans are starting to believe that our favourite intergalactic bounty hunter might have a shot at appearing in the latest season of Fortnite as a new skin; as you'd expect, some are delighted at the prospect, while others aren't best pleased. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
Playco charts a course to the billion-player mobile game
Playco charts a course to the billion-player mobile game
Justin Waldron and Michael Carter lay out a plan to unite the audiences of the big social platforms around the same multiplayer games
It Looks Like Kadabra Can Finally Return To The Pokémon Trading Card Game
It Looks Like Kadabra Can Finally Return To The Pokémon Trading Card Game
Spoon-bending magician lifts long-time ban. The magician Uri Geller has taken to social media to apologise for getting the pocket monster Kadabra banned from the official Pokémon Trading Card Game many years ago and has now given Nintendo permission to use it once again. "I am truly sorry for what I did 20 years ago.
Random: No, The World Ends With You Sequel Is Not A Persona 5 Rip-Off
Random: No, The World Ends With You Sequel Is Not A Persona 5 Rip-Off
Some think the games are a little too similar. As you've likely seen by now, Square Enix has announced a sequel to the Nintendo DS classic, The World Ends With You. Not long after NEO: The World Ends With You for the Switch and PlayStation 4 was revealed, Persona 5 began trending on social media platforms like Twitter.
Call of Duty may get a feature allowing you to share loadouts on social media
Call of Duty may get a feature allowing you to share loadouts on social media
It appears that Activision is trying to implement a way for players to share their Call of Duty loadouts on social media.
League of Legends teases could point to a “royalty” themed skin line
League of Legends teases could point to a “royalty” themed skin line
With the 2020 League of Legends patch cycle nearly at an end, the multiplayer game's developer Riot Games has been posting some fresh new teases on social media pointing at...
Call of Duty: Cold War might start letting you share custom loadouts on social media
Call of Duty: Cold War might start letting you share custom loadouts on social media
It seems Activision is looking into a way for Call of Duty players to share loadouts from the FPS games on social media for others to download and use.
SEGA's 15th-anniversary Yakuza event will include details of
SEGA's 15th-anniversary Yakuza event will include details of "future developments"
SEGA will hold a special anniversary event to mark the 15th anniversary of the Yakuza series next month. In a Japanese-language announcement shared on the publisher's social media channels, SEGA announced that a "live broadcast program commemorating the 15th anniversary of Yakuza" will go live on 8th December with voice talent Takaya Kuroda and Kazuhiro Nakaya as guests. The livestream - scheduled to run at 11am UK time - will not only "look back on the history of 15 years", but it will also "announce future developments" (thanks, PCGN). Read more
Pokémon Go restores social distancing benefits to the game
Pokémon Go restores social distancing benefits to the game
Following their removal in October, Niantic leaves buffs in place at least through June 2021
Imvu to launch its own cryptocurrency
Imvu to launch its own cryptocurrency
The social platform's new digital tokens, Vcoin, will launch in early January 2021
Hyper Light Drifter Publisher Abylight Slams Twitter's 'Dangerous And Careless Attitude' After Surprise Ban
Hyper Light Drifter Publisher Abylight Slams Twitter's 'Dangerous And Careless Attitude' After Surprise Ban
"Jobs depend on this". Abylight Studios, the publisher behind Switch games like Hyper Light Drifter: Special Edition and Cursed Castilla EX, has hit out at social media giant Twitter after having its account suspended. The Barcelona-based team says that its account has been shut down "without warning or explanation", noting that the studio has been cut off from speaking to its 7,400-strong following consisting of media and fans alike.