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EA Was Deep In Merger Talks With NBCUniversal

Photo: Christian Petersen (Getty Images) The video game market is consolidating like never before, and Electronic Arts is scrambling like everyone else. The Battlefield and FIFA maker recently pursued a merger with NBCUniversal, and also held potential acquisition talks with Disney, Apple, and other companies, according to a new report by Puck. While a deal …

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Evo Bans Controversial Street Fighter Champion Infiltration

Screenshots: Evo South Korean fighting game player Seon-woo “Infiltration” Lee revealed last night that he’s been barred from attending several major community events, including this year’s Evolution Championship Series (Evo). While the news came as a shock, many of those familiar with the highly accomplished competitor’s controversial past consider it a long time coming. Evo …

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Pokémon GO TCG Expansion Adds Bonkers New Transforming Ditto

The upcoming Pokémon GO expansion for the trading card game includes Melmetal VMAX, the original legendary birds, and a wild new Ditto transformation that is unlike anything the TCG has ever seen before. I’m sure it will be extremely rare to find and also incredibly satisfying for those that do. There have been tons of …

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Genshin Impact Returns With Yelan, The Chasm, Inazuma Events

Image: HoYoverse Genshin Impact just came out of its first-ever delay, and HoYoverse just announced a trove of events, quests, and features. More importantly, “Hidden Dreams in the Depths” adds the highly anticipated Yelan and Kuki Shinobu to the character gacha. And I’m excited for the new gameplay possibilities that they could open up on …

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TikTok Getting In-App Games In The Future, Testing Already Live

Photo: SOPA Images / LightRocket (Getty Images) TikTok has already taken over the world. Millions of people (myself included…) spend far too many hours on the popular video-sharing app, watching thousands of bite-sized, often very funny clips created by other users. And now, seemingly in an effort to suck away the few remaining hours of …

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Norman Reedus Might Just Have Confirmed Death Stranding 2

Screenshots: Kojima Productions / Kotaku Speaking with men’s lifestyle site Leoactor Norman Reedus seems to suggest that not only will there be a sequel to 2019’s Death Stranding, but that production has “just started.” This piece of information comes in the middle of a wide-ranging interview where the actor discusses his time di lui on …

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Halo’s Season 1 Finale Departs With Uncertainty And Promise

Screenshots: Paramount / Microsoft / Kotaku With “Transcendence,” the ninth and final episode of the Halo show’s premiere season, a lot is uncertain. This show has been a giant experiment of taking a “spaghettified” collection of Halo games, books, comics, and other related media and funneling that into an on-screen adaptation firmly rooted in the …

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Battlefield 2042 Killed My Favorite Game Mode, Which Sucks

Image: HE SAYS As Battlefield 2042 continues to languish somewhere in the hell between “failed launch” and “whatever comes next”, developers DICE are making minor tweaks to the game in order to keep things running smoothly. Though I can’t say I’m the biggest fan of their latest effort. When the game launched, it launched with …

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Halo Studio To Help Workers Flee Anti-Trans, Anti-Abortion Laws

Photo: Certain Affinity As large areas of the United States grow increasingly hostile toward trans folks and abortion rights, one Texas game studio CEO is promising to assist employees who want to leave the state should it come to that (h / t GamesIndustry.biz). “As a demonstration of our company values, today I am making …

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