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Steam Announces Top 100 Sellers from 2016

Valve has announced the 100 games that made the most money on Steam in 2016. While Steam didn’t specify how much each game made, they did rank them in tiers, with the highest placing in Platinum, then down to Gold,…
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Blizzard’s Diablo 20th Anniversary Celebration Reaching Across All Games

Blizzard is gearing up to celebrate Diablo’s 20th birthday on December 31, 2016. Blizzard wants all of their players to be in on the fun, so they’ve created special content for all of their games. For Diablo III players,…
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Pixelmage Games Cancelling Hero’s Song, Company Offering Full Refunds

Pixelmage Games is closing up shop after cancelling their debut open world rogue-like fantasy game, Hero’s Song. The company said the early access title just didn’t sell enough or generate enough interest. The company was founded in October 2015…
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Frog Fractions 2 Found After Two-Year Search

Frog Fractions 2 has finally been found. The game was found by a group called the Game Detectives after an extensive two-year search. After following tons of clues, they discovered the game inside of Glittermitten Grove. Frog Fractions 2…
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Australia Fines Valve $2.1 Million Over Lack of Refund Policy

An Australian Federal Court handed down the maximum fine to the Valve Corporation, after the court found that Steam was breaching their Australian Consumer Laws by not having a refund policy, according to the Sydney Morning Herald. The reason…
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Overwatch Developer Update Teases New Champs, New Maps and Custom Game Matchmaking for 2017

Blizzard recently posted their Overwatch Year in Review Developer Update, but while Game Director Jeff Kaplan did go over the successes of 2016, he focused heavily on what’s coming in 2017. Right now, unlike most multiplayer first person shooters, Overwatch…
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Game Developer Brianna Wu Running for US Congress in 2018

Game developer Brianna Wu is a very recognizable name in the gaming industry. Unfortunately she is so very recognizable because she was one of the main targets of the hate group that called themselves GamerGate. Wu was relentlessly harassed…
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First Year of WomenIn Scholarships Awarded to 11 Women

The DICE Summit organizers and the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences have awarded $2,500 to eleven different women as part of their new WomenIn Scholarship Program. These women were granted the scholarship to help them out with the…
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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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