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Ghost of Tsushima Turns into Greatest First-Get together PS4 Debut in Japan

Obtained a information tip? Is there one thing you assume we needs to be reporting on? E mail news@usgamer.net. When Ghost of Tsushima was introduced, some questioned how Japan would react to a recreation from Western builders going down largely in Japan. The reply appears to be, “They find it irresistible.” Famitsu gross sales numbers are in (through Gematsu) and Ghost of Tsushima has slammed as much as the highest of the charts with 212,915 copies bought. That was greater than sufficient to seize the primary place spot, with the…

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Tetris 99’s Greatest Fan Is The Father of Tetris Himself, Alexey Pajitnov

If not for Tetris, I in all probability by no means would have owned a Recreation Boy. When Alexey Pajitnov’s phenomenally in style block-matching puzzle recreation paired up with Nintendo’s moveable recreation system in 1989, my mom all of the sudden discovered a purpose to purchase my brothers and I a Recreation Boy. Looking back, I owe Tetris so much. Some individuals owe Tetris way over I do. Research counsel that playing Tetris might help alleviate post-traumatic stress disorder. One other examine found enjoying a modified version of Tetris might…

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‘The Witcher’ Currently the Biggest TV Series in the World

[quads id=10] “The Witcher” debuted recently on Netflix to a warm reception from audiences. The series, based on fantasy novels by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski, follows the story of Geralt, a Witcher. Witchers, using a distinctive pair of swords, fend off both mundane and magical threats. In addition to its games, the series stars Henry Cavill as Geralt. Data company Parrot Analytics reported that the series had the highest ranking based on demand expressions. After its debut on December 20, “The Witcher” has passed Disney Plus’ “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian.” This comes…

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Donkey Kong Country Turns 25: Gaming’s Biggest Bluff

This article was originally published November 2014. We’re running it again here to celebrate its 25th anniversary. Ever since Mattel chose to sell the Intellivision platform by proclaiming its incredible graphical realism relative to Atari’s 2600—our stick figures are better!—technology has been the gaming business’ preferred battleground. But technology marches ever onward, and while this year’s system may trump the competition with its jaw-dropping power, next year it’ll be nothing more than a dusty relic. So it went for Nintendo, whose Super NES offered the slickest graphics and most convincing…

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The Biggest Game Awards 2019 Snubs and Surprises: Disco Elysium and Outer Wilds Miss Out

The nominees for The Game Awards 2019 are out, and there are plenty of games you’d likely to expect to see on the list. There are, however, a few notable exceptions already being talked about on social media. Several games with lauded critical reception didn’t make the cut, so we thought it best to honor them while also noting the surprising nominations we were happy to see. Just like any other awards show, The Game Awards has a finite limit to nominations, so it’s obvious that at some point, cuts…

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Half-Life 2 Celebrates its 15th Anniversary Today. Here’s Why its Rushed Ending is Now its Biggest Strength

The original Half-Life has a bad ending. I’m not referring to the alternate ending, where the enigmatic G-Man tosses the player into a room full of enemies as a “screw you” for not taking his “job offer.” I mean the way Half-Life brings its story to a close, period. I don’t hate all of the Xen levels, nor do I dislike the move of introducing the G-Man at the last minute—what I really dislike is just how abrupt and open ended it is. You travel to another dimension, kill a…

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“The Biggest Concern with Stadia is That It Might Not Exist”

This Week in Business is a collection of stats and quotes from our sister site GamesIndustry.biz that sheds light on console sales, new trends, and more. Check back every Friday for a new entry! When I talk about Google Stadia, it’s sometimes tough to focus on potential rather than problems. Even if the underlying technology works flawlessly—and that’s a big “if”—so much of it just doesn’t make sense to me. In an industry where subscription services are increasingly popular, Stadia offers all of the drawbacks of the model (charging people…

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World of Warcraft Had Biggest Quarterly Increase in Subscriptions in Franchise History, via WoW Classic

During the Activison Blizzard Third Quarter Calendar 2019 Results Conference Call, the company confirmed World of Warcraft Classic had the largest growth of subscriptions within a quarter in the history of the franchise. In the supporting slide presentation on page 7, the segment on World of Warcraft Classic notes the following: “In Q3, World of Warcraft Classic drove the biggest quarterly increase to subscription plans (Monthly or longer-term subscriptions) in franchise history, in both the West and East Reach in October remained well above pre-Classic levels, with deep engagement across both Classic and modern…

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