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Far Cry 5: Hours of Darkness DLC (PS4)

Far Cry 5's first piece of DLC—Hours of Darkness—shifts the focus to stealth with a reworked perked system that's an ideal fit for a short piece of DLC. Unfortunately, not much else has changed. Hours of Darkness feels like a fan-made mod for Far Cry 5. There's barely any story to speak of, no interesting…

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Detroit: Become Human (PS4)

Detroit: Become Human offers a fascinating glimpse into a possible future where the US is rife with prejudice and discrimination. A future where people are angry about the loss of job opportunities and direct that anger towards those they feel took their jobs. A future where politicians are in the pockets of large corporations, putting the…

Boss Key Employees Informed of Closure Via a Meeting, Not Via Bleszinski’s Tweet

Rumors that Boss Key's employees found out about the company's closure via a tweet do not appear to be correct. Instead, a company meeting was held shortly before the announcement. On May 14th, 2018, Cliff Bleszinski announced via Twitter that Boss Key Productions, Inc., the studio he founded in 2014, would be closing with immediate effect.…

EA Now Makes 40% of its Revenue from “Live Services”

EA's "live services" revenue represents 40% of its total revenue for the year ended 31 March 2018, with expected growth of 15% in 2019. Most of EA's live services revenue comes from the various "Ultimate Team" modes in its sports games with FIFA Ultimate Team being the most popular and profitable. Outside of Ultimate Team modes, The Sims…

Nintendo Switch Online Will Have Free NES Games and Cloud Saves

Nintendo's paid online service, Nintendo Switch Online, is coming in September, with free NES games and save data cloud backup. Nintendo announced its online service last year but was light on the details. We now know that Nintendo Switch Online is coming in September 2018 and will cost $3.99 a month, with options to buy in blocks…

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The Other Problem with that New York Times Article About Gamers

On May 2, 2017, The New York Times stated the following in an article about gamers: This quote was also included in a tweet which was rightly lambasted and laughed at by gamers and people with common sense. Stereotyping is rarely accurate or productive, especially when you're talking about 150 million people. For context, there are about 126…