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Talking Point: What Is A Video Game 'Developer' Exactly? Team NL Has A Friendly Chat
Talking Point: What Is A Video Game 'Developer' Exactly? Team NL Has A Friendly Chat
With a virtual cup of tea. To kick off this week in the weird world of social media, you may have seen many opinions shared online on the subject of what makes someone a 'developer' in the world of video games.
Discord Blocks All iOS Users From Accessing NSFW Servers
Discord Blocks All iOS Users From Accessing NSFW Servers
If an iPhone is your main window into Discord’s cacophonous void of yelling gamers, your options just got a lot more limited. Read more...
Latest Monster Hunter Rise Concept Art Shows Off Lava Caverns, Palamute And Palico, And More
Latest Monster Hunter Rise Concept Art Shows Off Lava Caverns, Palamute And Palico, And More
A behind-the-scenes look. With Monster Hunter Rise continuing to sell at a rapid rate, both on a global scale and directly within Nintendo's eShop, Capcom has shared some more stunning concept art for the game. As we reported earlier this year, the company has been sharing all sorts of concept art on social media over the past few months.
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
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...
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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
Twitter Passes Stimulus Package for the Very Online
Twitter Passes Stimulus Package for the Very Online
Twitter is finally rolling out a way to get paid for tweeting that doesn’t involve putting a Venmo link in your bio, promoting a Patreon, or using the app to hunt for a rich spouse. Read more...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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'.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
Spider-Man: Miles Morales glitch transforming players into web-slinging wheelie bins
Spider-Man: Miles Morales glitch transforming players into web-slinging wheelie bins
Spider-Man: Miles Morales is, I'm sure, great for all the right, normal reasons, but it's currently also great for some wrong ones too, thanks to a mysterious glitch that's transforming players into sentient crime-fighting wheelie bins, lamps, and more. It's not entirely clear what's triggering the glitch at present, but players - as detailed exhaustively over at Polygon - have been delighting the internet by posting videos of their sudden transformation into web-slinging not-so-inanimate everyday objects to social media since Miles Morales' US launch last week. The results are wonderfully absurd, with one player's surprise evolution into a wheelie bin made even more delightful by the ensuing video of that wheelie bin merrily web-slinging its way across the Manhattan skyline.
Hyper Light Drifter Dev Abylight Slams Twitter's 'Dangerous And Careless Attitude' After Surprise Ban
Hyper Light Drifter Dev Abylight Slams Twitter's 'Dangerous And Careless Attitude' After Surprise Ban
"Jobs depend on this". Abylight Studios, the developer 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.
Infinity Ward quietly adds 120fps to Call of Duty: Warzone on Xbox Series X - but not PS5
Infinity Ward quietly adds 120fps to Call of Duty: Warzone on Xbox Series X - but not PS5
Infinity Ward has added 120fps support to Call of Duty: Warzone on Xbox Series X. The support, which was not mentioned in Modern Warfare's latest patch notes published this week or on social media, was spotted by players as they tested the battle royale on Microsoft's new console. The Microsoft Store listings for both Warzone and Modern Warfare mention 120fps. Read more
Police confirm reports of ongoing operation at Ubisoft Montreal offices following 911 call
Police confirm reports of ongoing operation at Ubisoft Montreal offices following 911 call
Following reports of a serious incident at Ubisoft Montreal's offices on the corner of Saint-Laurent and St-Viateur, police have confirmed specialised officers are "on site inspecting the premises" and that "no threat has been identified for now", with employees currently being evacuated from the building. The Journal de Montreal initially broke news of an incident at Ubisoft Montreal's offices earlier this evening, describing it as a "possible hostage situation", although this has yet to be substantiated. Following that report, Montreal police shared word on Twitter of an "ongoing police operation" outside the building, while video and images began to circulate on social media showing armed police at the scene and dozens of employees gathered on the roof of Ubisoft's offices. Read more
Reports suggest a possible hostage situation at Ubisoft Montreal
Reports suggest a possible hostage situation at Ubisoft Montreal
Recent reports, from both news outlets and individual social media postings, have suggested that a hostage takeover is currently taking place at the Ubisoft headquarters in Montréal, Quebec, Canada.
Polymega's Launch Is Delayed Until Early Next Year
Polymega's Launch Is Delayed Until Early Next Year
But there's good news, too. If you're one of the many people who gleefully pre-ordered the Polymega two years ago, you're probably wondering where your system is – especially as the revised launch window of November is already slipping away fast. While Playmaji – the company behind this retro wonder-console which can play NES, SNES, Mega Drive, PC Engine, PlayStation and Neo Geo CD games, and much more besides – has already shifted the release more than once, it gave assurances that November would be the month – but it has remaining worrying silent on social media of late, triggering a host of conspiracy theories regarding the status of the console. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
BioWare expected to announce the Mass Effect trilogy remaster today
BioWare expected to announce the Mass Effect trilogy remaster today
BioWare is expected to announce a remaster of the Mass Effect trilogy later today. Various press, including Eurogamer news editor Tom Phillips, took to social media yesterday to say Mass Effect fans should keep an eye on the BioWare blog this afternoon. The Mass Effect trilogy remaster is one of the worst kept secrets in the video game industry, and has been teased at various points since last year. Read more
Cyberpunk 2077 Twitter Account Reckoning With Its Old Tweets After Delay
Cyberpunk 2077 Twitter Account Reckoning With Its Old Tweets After Delay
The Cyberpunk 2077 social media team is dealing with the latest delay, especially since the Twitter account has been steadfast in confirming the November release date for some time.
Random: Thanks Fire Emblem, Mother 3 Is Now Trending On Social Media (Again)
Random: Thanks Fire Emblem, Mother 3 Is Now Trending On Social Media (Again)
"Lucas can’t take much more". Yesterday, Nintendo surprised everyone when it announced it would be localising the original entry in the Fire Emblem series for the first time ever.
Nintendo issues cease and desist against influencer and adult entertainer Pokeprincxss
Nintendo issues cease and desist against influencer and adult entertainer Pokeprincxss
Social media personality rebrands after trademarking her name and selling merchandise bearing Pokémon characters
Random: Bowser Shares His Top Three Favourite Horror Games (Doug Bowser, That Is)
Random: Bowser Shares His Top Three Favourite Horror Games (Doug Bowser, That Is)
Bowser's creepy classics. It's that time of year when spooky versions of usernames start popping up on social media and everyone's getting in the Halloween mood by watching their favourite scary movies and playing their favourite frightening games.
HoloVista review - a dark and dazzling critique of social media
HoloVista review - a dark and dazzling critique of social media
As a super nerdy writer, the thing that I seek out most in games these days is quality writing, regardless of my own abilities.
You can now get quick-hit PCGamesN content through Google’s Web Stories
You can now get quick-hit PCGamesN content through Google’s Web Stories
We know you don't always have time to sit down and read an entire news story - trust us, we've got stats on how long people actually spend looking at these posts - but Google's new Web Story initiative is aimed at getting you the news in the quickest way possible, formatted like social media.
Facebook Accidently Bans Fake Fallout 76 Militia Group
Facebook Accidently Bans Fake Fallout 76 Militia Group
The Fallout 76 role-playing group Free States Militia was temporarily banned from Facebook late last week, seemingly after getting caught up in one of the social media platform’s routine moderation sweeps. Read more...
Random: Remember To Charge Your Switch At Least Twice A Year, Nintendo Helpfully Suggests
Random: Remember To Charge Your Switch At Least Twice A Year, Nintendo Helpfully Suggests
We'd guess you guys do that in a single week... Nintendo's a friendly company, and that extends to offering pieces of advice from time to time via its social media accounts. Take, for example, the latest slice of wisdom from Nintendo's official Japanese Twitter account; it warns that the Switch's internal battery "may become unchargeable if it has not been charged or used for too long," and that it is recommended that you charge the system "once every six months." Read the full article on nintendolife.com
Jump Rope Challenge Isn't Going Anywhere Just Yet, Will Now Be Available Until
Jump Rope Challenge Isn't Going Anywhere Just Yet, Will Now Be Available Until "Further Notice"
Nintendo extends period of availability. The limited-time skipping game Jump Rope Challenge was meant to be getting removed from the Switch eShop today, but it seems Nintendo has decided to keep it around at least a little longer. In an announcement over on social media, it's been revealed this free download will now be available until "further notice" and will not be removed from the eShop after today. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
The social media strategy behind Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout
The social media strategy behind Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout
Oliver Hindle explains how Mediatonic rapidly grew its hit game's Twitter to one million followers
Don't Worry, Split-Screen Multiplayer Will Return To Rocket League On Switch
Don't Worry, Split-Screen Multiplayer Will Return To Rocket League On Switch
"We are working on resolving this issue". Since a certain Rocket League updated rolled out last week, players on the Nintendo Switch have noted the disappearance of split-screen multiplayer. It's got a lot worried over on social media - with many wondering if it'll even return to the Switch version.
Nvidia shows off new Watch Dogs: Legion screens with ray tracing on
Nvidia shows off new Watch Dogs: Legion screens with ray tracing on
Nvidia took to social media to show off some new RTX screens for Watch Dogs: Legion, just before the next Ubisoft Forward event.
Nintendo Reveals Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, A New Zelda Set 100 Years Before Breath Of The Wild
Nintendo Reveals Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, A New Zelda Set 100 Years Before Breath Of The Wild
Where did that come from!? Nintendo's at it once again, surprise-dropping a huge-name game on social media like it was an innocent selfie taken at the park.
Help, This A Cappella Cover Of The Fall Guys Theme Is Stuck In My Head
Help, This A Cappella Cover Of The Fall Guys Theme Is Stuck In My Head
Even if you (somehow) haven’t played Fall Guys, you’ve probably heard the theme song—through streams, through viral social media clips, through the walls as your neighbors or roommates crank the volume to listen to this wholesome battle royale in all its zany glory.
Oculus products will eventually require a Facebook account
Oculus products will eventually require a Facebook account
Facebook and Oculus will require a social media account after January 1, 2023, but the companies want you to do it much sooner.
The Nintendo Switch Is Officially Launching In Brazil
The Nintendo Switch Is Officially Launching In Brazil
"Coming soon". Nintendo has revealed that the Switch will soon be getting an official launch in Brazil. The company took to social media today to share a message to Brazilian fans, saying that it is "excited" to announce that the console will soon be launching in the country.
Make Sure That New App You're Tweeting About Is Real
Make Sure That New App You're Tweeting About Is Real
Our timeline transitioned into an episode of Black Mirror so gradually, we didn’t even notice (well, maybe some of us noticed).
Sonic's Much-Loved Social Media Guy Is Moving Into A New Position At Sega
Sonic's Much-Loved Social Media Guy Is Moving Into A New Position At Sega
Update: He's taken on a new role with Sega of Japan. Update (Fri 14th Aug, 2020 01:35 BST): It's official, Aaron has taken on a new position within Sega of Japan as Director of Strategy, Studio & Community relations. Her
Science Twitter Got Catfished by a Fake Professor Who 'Died From Covid'
Science Twitter Got Catfished by a Fake Professor Who 'Died From Covid'
A bizarre saga of events played out on social media over the weekend, embroiling much of the close-knit world of scientists, academics, and researchers on Twitter.
Spider-Man Will Be A PlayStation Exclusive Character For Marvel’s Avengers, Reminding Us All How Much Console-Exclusive DLC Sucks
Spider-Man Will Be A PlayStation Exclusive Character For Marvel’s Avengers, Reminding Us All How Much Console-Exclusive DLC Sucks
In a move already being roundly criticized on social media, Crystal Dynamics’ Jeff Adams revealed today that Spider-Man will be available as a free update for PlayStation players of this September’s Marvel’s Avengers game in “early 2021.” PC and Xbox One players, apparently, won’t get to play as him. Read more...
Microsoft stealthily drops Xbox from Game Pass branding
Microsoft stealthily drops Xbox from Game Pass branding
Official social media accounts claim to be "trying out a new look" as Xbox name disappears from subscription service logo
Microsoft rebrands Xbox Game Pass
Microsoft rebrands Xbox Game Pass
Microsoft appears to have rebranded its Xbox Game Pass to just Game Pass. If the recent changes on its social media accounts are anything to go by, the service is continuing to use the Xbox logo but has dropped the word 'Xbox' from its official branding.
Poll: So, What Was Nintendo's Best Year Ever?
Poll: So, What Was Nintendo's Best Year Ever?
We've done the 'worst', so which comes first? Last week, following some suggestion on social media that 2020 was shaping up to be a poor one for Nintendo on current evidence, we asked you to tell us which year you thought was Nintendo's 'worst' out of the last thirty-five. The results showed that 23% of the people who responded counted 2015 as the worst year for Nintendo.
Silent Hill now has an official Twitter account, fans set themselves up for disappointment
Silent Hill now has an official Twitter account, fans set themselves up for disappointment
Konami has been upping Silent Hill's social media presence, and fans of the horror game series are getting excited.
Call Of Duty Players Compete In Person, Despite Tournament Officially Moving Online
Call Of Duty Players Compete In Person, Despite Tournament Officially Moving Online
Video on social media appears to show Call of Duty: Modern Warfare players gathering in person during an amateur tournament, American Gaming Network’s Indianapolis Open, despite the event officially being moved online due to concerns over covid-19. Read more...
Still Not Convinced On Paper Mario: The Origami King? This Accolades Trailer Might Do The Trick
Still Not Convinced On Paper Mario: The Origami King? This Accolades Trailer Might Do The Trick
Have you played Mario's latest? It may not have had the same social media impact as Animal Crossing: New Horizons earlier in the year, but Nintendo's latest major release, Paper Mario: The Origami King, should hopefully still be fresh in the mind. In case it slipped you by, or perhaps for anyone who wasn't truly convinced at the first time of asking, Nintendo has released a new accolades trailer featuring a few quotes from critics.
Netflix's The Witcher Is Getting A Prequel Series Set 1200 Years Earlier
Netflix's The Witcher Is Getting A Prequel Series Set 1200 Years Earlier
The Witcher: Blood Origin. Following on from its successful The Witcher series, Netflix has announced a new six-part prequel called The Witcher: Blood Origin, set 1200 years before the events of the main show. The announcement was made on social media today, confirming that the main series' showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich will be returning alongside Declan de Barra, who also wrote an episode for the show. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
Nintendo, Please Stop Your Hit Console From Capping My Perfect Tweets At Just 140 Characters
Nintendo, Please Stop Your Hit Console From Capping My Perfect Tweets At Just 140 Characters
Although Twitter increased character limits on posts from 140 to 280 in late 2017, Nintendo has yet to reflect this change through the Switch’s screenshot and video sharing functionality.
After the disastrous FIFA 20 career mode, EA outlines changes for FIFA 21
After the disastrous FIFA 20 career mode, EA outlines changes for FIFA 21
EA Sports has outlined a raft of new features coming to career mode in FIFA 21 after the disastrous FIFA 20 career mode went viral last year. When FIFA 20 came out in September 2019, players discovered a raft of bugs and embarrassing issues with career mode and immediately took to social media to highlight them.
Random: Check Out This Miniature Artist's Incredible Animal Crossing, Zelda, And Nintendo-Themed Dioramas
Random: Check Out This Miniature Artist's Incredible Animal Crossing, Zelda, And Nintendo-Themed Dioramas
Less is so much more. We recently saw a custom-made Polly Pocket-style Animal Crossing toy which we thought was the height of miniature video game cuteness, but in the past few days we've discovered something that's even more impressive. The construction and photography of the tiny scene above is the work of Tatsuya Tanaka, a miniature artist who creates beautiful dioramas using everyday items and posts daily photos to social media channels and his Miniature Calendar website. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
Obisidian may be teasing The Outer Worlds story DLC
Obisidian may be teasing The Outer Worlds story DLC
The corporations have taken over, at least for a bit, as The Outer Worlds sparks back into life with teases on social media and its website.
Write That Facebook Comment, Then Delete It
Write That Facebook Comment, Then Delete It
For years, we’ve all been trying to quit Facebook.
Twin-Stick Arcade Racer Inertial Drift Delayed Until September
Twin-Stick Arcade Racer Inertial Drift Delayed Until September
"We're in the home stretch now". Publisher PQube has announced that its upcoming twin-stick arcade racer Inertial Drift will no longer be launching next month as planned. The studio took to social media last night to inform fans that the game has been pushed back from a 7th August release to the 11th September. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
Call of Duty: Warzone cheaters are using aimbots to headshot new player spawns out of the sky
Call of Duty: Warzone cheaters are using aimbots to headshot new player spawns out of the sky
It turns out Call of Duty: Warzone cheaters can headshot new player spawns out of the sky. Warzone cheating is one again a hot topic within the Call of Duty community after a recent unannounced banwave ended up with some innocents caught in the crossfire. Despite developer Infinity Ward's best efforts, cheating in the mega-popular battle royale is still significant enough for it to appear often in Call of Duty subreddits, on social media, and during high-profile players' livestreams. Read more
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone cheating once again in the spotlight as fresh banwave hits hard
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone cheating once again in the spotlight as fresh banwave hits hard
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone cheating is once again in the spotlight after a fresh banwave issued by Infinity Ward. While the developer has yet to comment on banning players this week, it's clear the banhammer has come down once again, with forums, social media and subreddits packed with complaints from players affected after a small 200MB update to the game. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and in particular Warzone has had a cheating problem ever since launch, with some console players disabling crossplay in a bid to avoid PC hackers. Read more
New Video Shows Super Nintendo World's Thwomp With Red Glowing Eyes
New Video Shows Super Nintendo World's Thwomp With Red Glowing Eyes
Watch out, Yoshi. Although Super Nintendo World's launch in Japan has been officially delayed, there's still new footage of the park surfacing on social media on a daily basis.
New Video Shows Thwomp In Action At Super Nintendo World
New Video Shows Thwomp In Action At Super Nintendo World
Run for your life. Super Nintendo World's opening in Japan might have been delayed, but that hasn't stopped enthusiastic members of the public from uploading new footage of the park to various social media platforms. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
Escape from Tarkov players revolt over THICC cases
Escape from Tarkov players revolt over THICC cases
Angry Escape from Tarkov players got their way this week after a mid-wipe update changed the rewards for a particular late-game quest. The update yanked the popular THICC item case from the rewards granted for completing a late-game quest. So many players took to social media and Reddit to complain that Battlestate Games reverted the change, and pledged to make sure players who finished the updated quest would still be rewarded with the case. Yes, that's right, it's called a THICC items case, and it's an insanely valuable reward - which is why Battlestate Games wanted to remove it from the rewards offered for the Private Clinic quest.
Phil Spencer addresses the Mixer and Facebook Gaming deal
Phil Spencer addresses the Mixer and Facebook Gaming deal
The social media company, Facebook, has now acquired Mixer as part of its Facebook Gaming brand.