#May2020

US spending on video games just broke its quarterly record. A goddamn $10.9 billion spent!

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What to do during a pandemic? There’s one possibility: video games. US spending on video games hit $10.9 billion in the first quarter of 2020 alone. I say motherfucking goddamn!

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Report: Hideo Kojima is forming new studio; has officially left Konami

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Free at last, free at last! Japan’s Nikkei is reporting that Solid Snake’s Daddy has officially left Konami. But wait, there is more! The outlet is also reporting that Kojima is forming his own gaming studio, and is in talks with Sony Computer Entertainment.

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‘Minecraft: Story Mode’ Episode 1 dropping October 13, will have physical version

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Don’t doubt Telltale Games. I know you’re wondering how the fuck they’re going to make a story out of Minecraft and its user-driven experiential narratives. I am do. But don’t doubt them. You’ll see soon enough, they got it on lock. You’ll see, October 13.

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New York Times: New Apple TV to focus on gaming

I’ve been thinking about an Apple TV lately. Not for any good reason. Because I’m a technology glutton, and playing with new gadgets is fun for me. But even though I’m both a) a gamer and b) thinking about an Apple TV, I have to confess that the fact that Apple is focusing on gaming with its newest iteration doesn’t make it any sexier to me. How about you?

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Sony letting PlayStation Plus members vote on which “free games” the service will add

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This is pretty dope news, though not without its understandable caveats. Sony is going to let PS+ members vote on which games they get for free, at regular intervals throughout the year. However — it won’t be monthly. Double However, it will be from a list curated by Sony. Obviously.

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Nintendo shutting down Wii U TVii next month. What’s a Wii U TVii?

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Perhaps my incredulous response to this report explains everything. ‘Cause despite having a Wii U, its Wii U TVii service is a mystery to me. A mystery that shall be disappearing next month.

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Watch: 18 Minutes of ‘No Man’s Sky’ gameplay. FlyShootHuntExploreExist!

‘Assassin’s Creed Syndicate’ set in Victorian London, dropping October 23

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I’m going to mark out and say that Assassin’s Creed Syndicate could be dope. I’m going to say it! I’m intrigued.

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‘Black Ops 3’ Teaser Trailer: Now With 100% More Matrix Vibe

Watch: ‘Wolfenstein: The New Order’ getting standalone prequel, ‘The Old Blood.’