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A Memoir Blue is the latest interactive-narrative game to be released by publisher Annapurna Interactive and the debut release from indie development studio Cloisters Interactive. The game has promise and ambition. Visually it has appeal but the game suffers from insubstantial interactive elements and a frustratingly shallow plot. Despite its meagre one hour length, the
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ManaVoid Entertainment‘s Rainbow Billy: The Curse of the Leviathan is one of a number of successfully funded Kickstarter gaming projects. Originally entitled ‘Steamboat Billy’, in 2018 the game made CA$ 88,480 of its CA$60,000 goal and in 2021 it finally saw launch with the assistance of publisher Skybound Entertainment (The Walking Dead and Invincible author Robert
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The mega-merger era of mind boggling consolidation continued today with the announcement that Microsoft plans to buy game company Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion.  Activision Blizzard is behind some of the most famous games of all time, including Call of Duty, World of Warcraft, Diablo, Candy Crush and Overwatch. It’s also been deeply troubled of
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As The Beat reported yesterday, Xbox is in the process of acquiring video game publisher Activision-Blizzard early for a staggering $68.7 billion, pending SEC approval. To put that in perspective, that’s 17 times the amount Disney paid for Marvel. Microsoft’s move has gigantic reverberations for all of video games. Let’s look at whom the acquisition
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We’ve been wondering how Sony will answer to Microsoft‘s industry-shaking acquisition of Activision-Blizzard, and we just got our answer. The maker of PlayStation announced that it is buying Bungie Inc for $3.6 billion. That’s much less than the near-$69 billion Microsoft shelled out for Activision/Blizzard, but it’s a major investment by Sony into the future of
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Electronic Arts will no longer sell its games and other content in Russia and Belarus, the publisher announced this week, after condemning the Russian invasion of Ukraine. An announcement about the decision said Electronic Arts stands “solidarity with the people of Ukraine” and is working to understand how it can help people in that region
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Clocking in at just under five minutes, Saturday’s segment of “Weekend Update” on Saturday Night Live left fans with much to be desired. After the segment was suddenly cut short, fans watching the live sketch comedy quickly took to social media to express their frustrations with the bit. Enough so, Weekend Update became a Twitter
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During its E3 2021 presentation, Square Enix announced Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, developed by Eidos-Montréal, the studio best known for its work on the Deus Ex franchise. A year earlier Guardians was unveiled, Square Enix released another game based on a Marvel license. While it had its advocates, Marvel’s Avengers was a disappointment critically and
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Shortly after showing off Rocksteady’s upcoming Suicide Squad game, DC FanDome 2021 offered a fresh look at next year’s open-world, action RPG Gotham Knights where you can play as Batgirl, Nightwing, Red Hood and Robin solo or cooperatively with friends. Similar to Suicide Squad, the footage didn’t provide many details about the gameplay. But the story trailer did a good job of
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The world of video game is no stranger to creating anime adaptations, with the likes of Pokemon, Persona, Castlevania, and countless others help forging the bond between the two mediums. Now, Cartoon Network is teaming up with Crunchyroll and Telecom Animation Film to dive into the world of Shenmue, a fan-favorite video game franchise that
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