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Riot and MLB Advanced Media Ink High Dollar eSports Streaming Deal

Riot Games has unveiled a deal with BAMTech, which is a subsidiary of MLB Advanced Media, for the streaming rights of League of Legends esports competitions. The contract runs through the 2023 season, and BAMTech is guaranteeing at least…
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Nintendo Taking the Switch On a Hands-On Tour In January

Nintendo is taking the Switch on tour starting in January, so that a select group of people and some lucky fans will get some hands-on experience with the company’s newest console. The Switch will be stopping in six North American…
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Girls Make Games Hosts Workshop at the White House

Girls Make Games, and organization that focuses on helping girls learn how to program and create video games through a series of workshops, hosted their first ever workshop in the White House. The workshop was another facet of President…
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The Beautiful Variety of the Self-Care Jam

Self-Care Jam was a game jam created by Jessica Hayley dedicated to making “stuff that makes us happy.” I participated myself, (creating a self-care calendar for December that gives, among other things, a self-care suggestion and a cute animal…
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Kickstarted Yooka-Laylee Launches in April Without Promised Wii U Version

Yooka-Laylee, a colorful platformer in the style of Banjo-Kazooie, has just confirmed to their Kickstarter backers in an FAQ that there will no longer be a Wii U version of the game. The Playtonic Games team, many of whom…
Overwatch’s “Winter Wonderland” Event Includes New Loot, New Brawl

iconOverwatch’s “Winter Wonderland” Event Includes New Loot, New Brawl

Blizzard kicked off a new limited-time Winter Wonderland event for popular FPS game Overwatch today with this cute video: Here’s how they describe the event: From now until January 2, every day is a snow day in Overwatch. Unwrap…
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Twitch Introduces AutoMod Tool to Help Fight Chat Toxicity

Twitch chat can be an amazing experience that brings people together, but it can also be a horrible and hateful place. Twitch channels have traditionally regulated their streams with community appointed mods, who will warn, time out and ban…
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Blizzard Helps Overwatch Player After Crazy Loss of Credits and Loot Boxes

Reddit user Kaleptik had something pretty weird happen to them after the Summer Games event was over. After buying hundreds of loot boxes and unlocking every one of the Summer Games items, suddenly Kaleptik’s credits and items started going…
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China to Force Online Games to Disclose Random Loot Box Drop Odds

China has just passed regulations that will force online games to publish the odds of items to appear in random crates, loot boxes, and crafting systems. That way the players will be able to tell how likely they are…
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Report: Nintendo Switch Will Be Getting GameCube Games

The Nintendo Switch will be able to play GameCube games using its Virtual Console service, according to Eurogamer. If the report is true, it will be the first time that GameCube games will be sold digitally. So far Eurogamer…
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Player Housing Coming to Elder Scrolls Online in February

Soon you’ll be able to call a part of Elder Scrolls Online ‘home.’ Bethesda announced they are releasing a free Homestead DLC, which will introduce a player housing system. The download, which will come with ESO’s next major gaming…
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FIFA 17 Under Fire In Russia For Violating Gay Propaganda Law

Russia is taking issue with the FIFA 17 video game for violating the country’s law against gay proaganda, according to The Guardian. The country’s communist MPs are upset with the fact that the game has a LGBTQ positive free pack that…
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Indie Game Spotlight: Story Platformer Even the Ocean

Even the Ocean is a story platformer about Aliph, a power plant technician for Whiteforge City. After a routine maintenance trip goes sideways, she finds herself working directly with the mayor of Whiteforge, Mayor Biggs. to protect the city against…
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Overwatch Takes Home Top Prize at Game Awards 2016

The Game Awards 2016, which is the yearly streamed award show honored all things gaming related, including Esports, has honored many games this year, both large studio and indie games. In order to be considered for the award, the game…
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Pokémon Sun and Moon Becomes Fastest Selling Nintendo Game in Americas

Pokémon Sun and Moon, the latest titles in Nintendo’s Pokémon franchise, have now become Nintendo’s fastest selling video game in the Americas. In a press release, Nintendo says that the titles sold a combined 3.7 million units. Pokémon X and…
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New Overwatch Map Oasis Has Deadly Traffic

Overwatch has just released their newest map, Oasis, to the PTR, and there’s some pretty unique features to this one. For one, cars drive around the edge of one of the three areas in Oasis. Can they kill you?…
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Nintendo Attractions Coming to Universal Parks in Japan, Orlando and Hollywood

Nintendo released a small teaser trailer for their new attractions that will be coming to Universal Theme Parks in Japan, Orlando and Hollywood. The video doesn’t say much, besides the fact that they are excited to bring their Nintendo…
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No Man’s Sky Releases Huge Free Update With New Game Modes and Fixes

No Man’s Sky has just released a major update for the game, in what the developers say will be the first of many free updates to come. It’s called the Foundation Update and it includes base building, new game modes,…
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Twitch Chat Study Confirms Female Streamers Often Face Objectification

A group of researchers from the Indiana University Network Science Institute analyzed more than 70 million chat messages posted to 200 female streamers’ channels and 200 male streamers’ channels on Twitch. They were specifically looking to see if chat messages…
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151 Games Bundled To Raise Money For ACLU and Planned Parenthood

Itch.io has gathered together 151 games including Gone Home, Proteus, and Catlateral Damage, and packaged them together in a bundle, called A Good Bundle, that will benefit the ACLU and Planned Parenthood. Unlike many bundles which let you pay…

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