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Xbox Live Streaming with Twitch

blank In a move that has been missing for a LONG time, Microsoft is finally attempting to bridge the gap of ease to allow you to stream right from your platform as well as Sony Playstation does so today. Direct from Xbox: With everything going on in the world, it’s more important than ever that we stay connected with our friends, families, and communities. We’ve heard your feedback and are excited to bring back this fan favorite feature, re-engineered, and better…

 

Every Developer Wants To Be Bought

blank The unexpected consequences of Microsoft’s near-$70b purchase of Activision is suddenly every developer wants to be bought. Nearly every studio and publisher, when asked, have answered positively about the possibility. So Ubisoft, for instance, today said they would consider offers. Which is a great answer, by the way. Makes it sound like the second the bidder walks out the room the party poppers will come out. Look, video games are hard. They’re expensive and developers don’t make much ...

 

MLB The Show Cover Athlete Revealed, also coming to Nintendo Switch

blank The unanimous American League MVP and our unanimous choice for the MLB The Show 22 is Shohei Ohtani. Coming off a season for the record books, Ohtani hit 46 home runs, netted 100 RBIs, stole 23 bases while having a 9-2 record on the mound with a 3.18 ERA and 156 strikeouts. It is truly an honour to have him as the MLB The Show 22 cover athlete! For the second year in a row, MLB The Show is expanding…

 
 

Activision Anti-Trust Talk is Wishful Thinking

blank “Won’t someone think of Sony?!” That has been the theme of seemingly endless articles released since the announcement that Microsoft is buying Activision.  It can only be that because, let’s face it, with even a second’s thought, this deal is not unfair or illegal. I’m talking from a corporate perspective, of course. And yet armchair lawyers across the world are calling for the deal to be stopped on the basis of, basically, hurt feelings. Anti-trust is not going to look…

 

Activision Reaction: Microsoft Do it Again

blank There’s about no bigger screw you in the industry than making Crash Bandicoot your new mascot. But that’s just what Microsoft did when they bought Activision. And that’s the least of it. Spending nearly $70b has put them in about as incredible a position as they ever could be. They’ve taken on a whole host of huge hitters, from Call of Duty and Warcraft to Spyro the Dragon and Tony Hawks. Like with Bethesda, we must now wait several months…

 

Microsoft Buy Activision Blizzard

blank Microsoft have announced nearly $70b plans to buy Activision Blizzard.  Like the Bethesda deal, some months of work will now take place to complete the sale. The company highlighted titles including Call of Duty, Warcraft, Candy Crush, Tony Hawk, Diablo, Overwatch, Spyro, Heathstone, Guitar Hero, rash Bandicoot and StarCraft within its announcement. “Gaming is the most dynamic and exciting category in entertainment across all platforms today and will play a key role in the development of ...

 
 

Shadow Man: Remastering a Classic

blank Shadow Man Remastered brings back a cult classic – successfully reviving a game that fans have been demanding gets new life for years. I hope they’re happy with what they wished for. In some preliminary research for this game, I took a quick look at some of the original reviews, and was blown away by what I saw. I remember the case, of course. It looked cool and edgy, not unlike the Blade film I’d been too young to watch.…

 

How To Jump Backwards in Shadow Man Remastered

blank Shadow Man is back, and with him the age old question of how to beat the game’s true boss: any ledge from which you have to jump backwards. I’m kidding of course. But it is something you eventually have to do, and it’s something that’s not especially well explained. And yes, if you go searching, it won’t take long to find people who complained about this issue in the original release of this game. The good news is that it’s…

 

Ubisoft is bringing its subscription service to Xbox

blank Ubisoft is bringing its Ubisoft Plus subscription service to Xbox in the future and announcing that Rainbow Six: Extraction will be coming to Xbox Game Pass at launch. Ubisoft Plus was originally launched for PC and includes access to more than 100 Ubisoft games, including titles like Far Cry 6, for $14.99 per month. Ubisoft isn’t announcing exactly when its subscription service will arrive on Xbox, only that it “will be coming to Xbox in the future,” according to Ubisoft…

 
 

2021 Was the Year of Covid – and 2022 Will Be Too

blank New Years is usually the time when we reflect on the past 12 months. And in the case of 2021 one word sticks out: covid. It influenced our day-to-day lives, our politics, our jobs. It impacted our video games, and it will continue to do so. Sony and Nintendo released so few mainstream games last year, while Microsoft’s biggest title came along after a year’s delay. The already barren first years of the new console generation were about as bad…