Tag: "game"

Tabletop Gift Guide 2020: Best Gifts For Board Game Lovers

Tabletop role-playing games like Dungeons & Dragons and collectible card games like Magic: The Gathering are still massively popular as well, with new books, card sets, and other products released regularly.Here are some of the best board games, card games, and accessories to gift to someone who can't get enough of tabletop gaming.

Switch's Free Jump Rope Game Isn't Leaving The eShop Anymore [Update]

Update: Nintendo's free Switch fitness game, Jump Rope Challenge, was originally slated to be delisted from the Switch eShop on September 30, but that's no longer the case.Earlier this year, Nintendo released a small fitness game on the Switch eShop called Jump Rope Challenge--a free app that keeps track of how many times you virtually jump rope.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons scoops the Game of the Year award at Tokyo Game Show


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Animal Crossing: New Horizons has scooped top prize at this year's Tokyo Game Show Awards.Additionally, the Game Designers Award was given to Hempuli's Baba is You, Dragon Quest Walk received the Special Award, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare won the Global Award: Foreign Product top prize, and Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield was awarded Best Sales Award and Global Award: Japanese Product.

How Nostalgia Fuels The Market For Unlikely Video Game Collectors Editions

In an era defined by the slow waning of physical games in favor of digital, some small companies have redefined the popular conception of the "collector's edition.These dalliances sometimes only break even--in particular, Fairhurst says Limited Run's PC releases have a tendency to do less well than their console counterparts--but they can also prove to be unexpected successes.

Former Rockstar North president secures $42m for his new game


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Former Rockstar North president and lead producer of the Grand Theft Auto series for GTA 3 through GTA 5, Leslie Benzies, has secured $42m (£32m) to develop his Grand Theft Auto competitor, Everywhere.As spotted by The Telegraph (thanks, VGC), Benzies' new studio, Build a Rocket Boy – which is based in both Edinburgh and Budapest – has secured the funds from investors like Cayman fund Makers, Galaxy Interactive and China megacorp, Netease.

Destiny 2 players will need to re-download the full game when Beyond Light goes live

Destiny 2

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Destiny 2: Beyond Light is going to make some very big changes to the game when it goes live in November, not least of which is cutting out half of the game and slamming it away into the new content vault.Less may turn out to be more, that remains to be seen, but for better or worse, when it happens players are going to have to download the entire game again.

A new Yakuza game will be announced on Sunday

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Yakuza 7: Like a Dragon finally releases in the west (and on PC) on November 13, and I for one am extremely excited.The latest game in the series has a new protagonist, a new turn-based combat system, and will feature more locations set outside of Kamurocho.

Amazon announces its own game streaming service: Luna


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Amazon has just announced Luna, its own game streaming service and its latest foray into dedicated entertainment platforms.As you'd expect, it's powered by Amazon Web Services servers, which many multiplayer games use for hosting.

The next Yakuza game will be revealed this weekend


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A new entry in the Yakuza series will be announced during Tokyo Game Show 2020 Online this Sunday, September 27, co-host Ayana Tsubaki has revealed (thanks, Gematsu).Though, GamesRadar's Connor Sheridan is a massive Yakuza fan and self-proclaimed "JRPG hater," and his impressions from our Yakuza: Like a Dragon preview should give some hope to likeminded Yakuza fans.

Among Us 2 cancelled in favour of ongoing work on the current game

Among Us

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A month after its announcement, a sequel to the suddenly huge "multiplayer space mystery" Among Us has been cancelled.As far as cancellations go, it's a relatively welcome one: studio Innersloth has opted to keep working on (and fixing) the original game.