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Soaring to new heights with The Climb and Free Solo

2020 was a strange year for us all but, speaking personally, I didn’t have “start to appreciate rock climbing” on my bingo card. You’d have never caught me doing it; heights are not my friend and that’s especially true outdoors. When that cold wind hits, consider me gone. Actually, that might explain this new fascination […]

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Nintendo Switch has now outsold 3DS

Switch Lite alone almost equals Wii U. The latest Switch sales figures are in, and the momentum behind Nintendo’s hybrid console is clear. Nintendo Switch is now on 79.87m consoles sold, enough to beat the lifetime total of the mighty and long-lived Nintendo 3DS, which recorded 75.94m over its years on sale. In the three […]

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Battleborn’s remaining players wave goodbye amid shutdown

Gearbox’s ill-fated team-based hero shooter Battleborn went dark yesterday, 31st January 2021 – leading its last remaining players to issue a tearful farewell. With its servers deactivated, Battleborn is now no longer playable in any form – even single-player. It had already been removed from digital storefronts. Battleborn was reasonably well-received when it launched for […]

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EU to rule on Microsoft’s $7.5bn acquisition of ZeniMax by 5th March

Doom scrolls. The EU will make a decision on whether to approve Microsoft’s $7.5bn acquisition of ZeniMax by 5th March. Microsoft requested the European Commission approve the deal on 29th January 2021, a filing on the European Commission’s website shows. Eurogamer Next-Gen News Cast – Should Sony issue refunds for Control on PS5? The commission’s […]

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Hollywood plots movie on the Wall Street GameStop frenzy

A plan to make a movie on the ongoing Wall Street / GameStop story is already in motion. MGM acquired the rights to the book proposal The Antisocial Network from author Ben Mezrich, Deadline reports. The book is set to tell the story of how investors, gamers and internet trolls on Reddit brought Wall Street […]

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Skullgirls 2nd Encore dev teases unannounced DLC character

The fight goes on. The developer of enduring fighting game Skullgirls 2nd Encore has teased an unannounced DLC character. At the end of a video showcasing upcoming announced DLC character Annie of the Stars, we see a question mark alongside the line, “a new star enters the spotlight.” Publisher Autumn Games and developer Hidden Variable […]

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Fallout: the Frontier returns with some content removed as contributors distance themselves from mod

“We recognise that these topics were not handled tactfully…” Fallout: the Frontier is one of the biggest and most-anticipated Fallout: New Vegas mods ever made, yet since its release on 15th January, the mod has found itself at the centre of several controversies. After some criticised the mod’s writing for “fetishy” and inappropriate content, one […]