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    Discord launches verified servers

    Game developers and publishers will be able to sign up for verified servers on the official website for Discord. These servers will be run by community managers and employees of the verified companies, and players will be able to join the official Discord channel to give them a chance to “get official news and updates, […] More

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    Pokémon Ultra Sun and Moon reveals story in new trailer

    The newest trailer for Pokémon Ultra Sun and Moon from the Official Pokémon YouTube Channel boasts that players can “travel beyond Alola” via the ultra wormholes. Introduced in its predecessor, Pokemon Sun and Moon, players access through portals by riding on Legendary Pokémon from the previous installment, Solgaleo or Lunala. The trailer displays various locations […] More

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    Team Fortress 2 just turned 10 years old

    This past Tuesday, October 10, Team Fortress 2 celebrated its 10th birthday since it’s release in 2007.  This year also saw the 18th birthday of the official series as whole, as the original Team Fortress was released on April 7, 1999.  Although no formal update or celebration has been announced by Valve yet, players are […] More

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    Overwatch Halloween Event begins tomorrow

    On October 3rd, Blizzard has confirmed that it will hold this year’s Halloween Terror event from October 10th through November 2nd on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.  This event will likely make a return of Junkenstein’s Revenge, the co-op mode where a team of four fights against waves of Zomnics and bosses. In addition, new […] More

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    The Wii Shop Channel Closes in 2019

    With the booming release of the SNES Mini, a somber headline quietly sneaked in last Friday. Nintendo has confirmed that the Wii Shop Channel will discontinue in 2019. From an excerpt from their support page, the Wii Shop Channel will no longer be available on January 30, 2019. However, owners of the Wii and Wii […] More

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    Stardew Valley just arrived on the Nintendo Switch

    Stardew Valley, the infamous farming simulator that blew up on Steam after it’s release early last year, was released on the Nintendo Switch yesterday, October 5th.  Available on the Nintendo eShop for $14.99, this will be the first portable version of the game to be released.  Not only that, but the Switch version of the […] More

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    International Olympic committee currently testing video games as future events

    Competitive video gaming just got one step closer to becoming an Olympic sport. The Olympic Council of Asia officially included competitive video gaming, also called Esports, in a demonstration event held in its Asian Indoors and Martial Arts Games venue. Here, nine countries competed in four different games including Starcraft and Hearthstone to a crowd […] More

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    GOG revives multiplayer for Pandemic’s Battlefront II

    The beloved 2005 classic Star Wars Battlefront II, much like Anakin on Mustafar, is being brought back from the dead. In 2014 the multiplayer servers for the game were shut down essentially killing the game’s pc community unless players use third-party servers like Gameranger. Currently, anyone can go buy Star Wars Battlefront II for only […] More

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    Voice acting strike coming to an end…for now

    Voice acting enthusiasts can breathe a sigh of relief this week as the 11-month long strike for residual payment and game transparency may be coming to a close. Beginning in October 21st, the Screen Actors’ Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) agreed to petition game companies like Activision, Electronic Arts, and Warner Brothers Studio […] More

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    Gatorade punished for app that encouraged kids not to drink water

    This past Thursday, the Gatorade Company settled a 2012 lawsuit against its mobile game, “Bolt,”  that will prohibit the company from making disparaging comments against the consumption of water. If you think that first sentence sounds crazy, you are not alone. The lawsuit in question came about with the release of Gatorade’s mobile game, “Bolt,” […] More

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    Blizzard Welcomes the Shanghai Dragons to the Overwatch League

    This past Thursday, Blizzard Entertainment announced the first official team for their highly anticipated Overwatch League: the Shanghai Dragons, representing Shanghai, China.  The announcement was made on Blizzard’s overwatchleague.com, and was accompanied by posts from the team’s newly created social media accounts on Twitter and Facebook.  Included were the official logo and team colors, as […] More

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