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Should Nintendo Make An Offer To Buy Koei Tecmo

With the next generation of console wars now underway, Sony and Microsoft continue to focus on consolidating the video game industry. Sony remains the leader in first-party exclusives with iconic studios such as Naughty Dog, Sucker Punch Productions, and Insomniac Games; however, Microsoft is not far behind with the likes of Obsidian Entertainment, Rare, and soon-to-be Bethesda Game Studios. The

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Past Game of the Year Winners Share a Common Trait

Award shows provide an outlet for fans to celebrate the most prominent works from the entertainment industry. From the Grammys to the Academy Awards and Golden Globes, audiences have multiple venues to express their appreciation for music, television and film. Over the past five years, another segment of the entertainment industry has gained popularity for its annual awards show: The

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Why Animal Crossing Should Win Game of the Year 2020

The holiday season is a time to celebrate time-honored traditions with family and friends. Feasts and gift exchanges are the hallmark of the next few weeks; however, the global pandemic threatens to cancel most conventional gatherings. While many are struggling to find a silver lining, video game fans can still look forward to the industry’s staple ceremony: The Game Awards.

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Animal Crossing Villagers Have Now Invaded The NFL

Most video games lose popularity a few weeks after launch; however, Animal Crossing: New Horizons continues to trend worldwide. From the start of the pandemic, Nintendo’s cutesy social simulation game remains a global phenomenon. With the help of new customization tools, New Horizon players have overcome the depression of social distancing by expressing their innovating sides. From hosting online weddings

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Nintendo Doesn’t Need a Switch Pro Thanks to the Cloud

Despite unprecedented levels of success, the Nintendo Switch is underpowered in comparison to PlayStation and Xbox. While Nintendo has optimized most first-party offerings, third-party developers have struggled with performance issues on the hybrid console. The result is a library graphically inferior games that cannot achieve the most basic level of HD quality at 720p. As Sony and Microsoft prepare to

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Among Us Sales Prove That Twitch Is a Powerful Influence

The last few days have been tumultuous for the video game community. Numerous Twitch streamers received Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) notices, and content creators removed countless non-complaint Videos on Demand (VOD). The DMCA violations pertained to background music, which creators typically play during “in real life” (IRL) streams. As the online community scrambled to remove years of content, a

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Google Stadia Might Be The Best Way to Play Cyberpunk

Despite the economic challenges of the global pandemic, the video game industry remains strong. Global sales will likely surpass $160 billion in 2020, and U.S. sales should reach $50 billion by the end of December. While both statistics represent double-digit percentage increases over last year, not all companies are reaping the benefits. One particular technology giant continues to struggle; however,

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Why Nintendo is so Protective of the Mario Brand

For a plumber who specializes in collecting gold coins, Mario has not upgraded his appearance in several years. Since the release of New Super Mario Bros on the Wii in 2009, the Nintendo staff has not considerably altered Mario’s character model. Speculation across the industry quickly arose, and fans criticized the franchise’s lack of innovation. But during an interview shortly

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Borderlands 3 Waited for the Right Time on Season Pass 2

In business and everyday life, timing is everything. While the video game industry has enjoyed record sales in 2020, publisher 2K Games continues to struggle. Traditional moneymakers, such as NBA and WWE 2K, feel stagnant, and fans responded accordingly by refusing to purchase the games. Despite multiple setbacks, a recent announcement from Gearbox Software could propel 2K Games to success

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