Month: December 2021

Image: The Pokémon Company Over the holidays we’re republishing some of our best features, interviews, opinion pieces and talking points from the previous 12 months from staff and contributors alike — articles that we feel represent our best of 2021. In them you’ll find our usual mix of thoughtfulness, frivolity, retro expertise, gaming nostalgia, and
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There are decent Halo Infinite players, really great players, ranked Onyx players, and then there’s Remy “Mint Blitz,” an Australian streamer who won more than 100 free-for-all matches in a row.  First reported by Kotaku, Mint Blitz originally set out to win 50 consecutive free-for-all matches in the recently-released (and free-to-play) multiplayer portion of Halo Infinite.
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BBC Maestro is a licensed creative e-learning service, in partnership with BBC Studios, where courses are taught by those deemed the most experienced creators in the world through a series of digital tutorials. BBC Maestro offers never before granted access to the minds of some of the worlds’ greatest creative talents, who for the very
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Remember when the Xbox Series X released and didn’t have any launch titles to go with it? This was a far cry away from the humble Atari 7800, a console that came with a game built in: Asteroids; my first exposure to this absolute classic. Load the console up without a cartridge slotted in and
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Prestigious and long-running UK gaming magazine EDGE has revealed the staffs favourite games of 2021. The winner this year is Bethesda’s PlayStation 5 exclusive Deathloop. Some of the other games in the magazine’s top ten include Capcom’s latest Monster Hunter game for the Nintendo Switch, Monster Hunter Rise, Microsoft and Playground Games, Forza Horizon 5,
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As the sun sets on yet another year defined by the unyielding effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, one can’t help but step back and admire the intrinsic resilience of the esports industry.  Unprecedented logistical shifts put in place during 2020 endured into 2021, and our digital nature as an industry meant we fared far better
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Remember that Game Informer tease about Bully 2 earlier this month? Turns out, the website was teasing a comprehensive feature about the cancelled sequel that’s based on interviews with former Rockstar Games developers who worked on the project. Talk about putting salt on a wound! But this is a wound that just doesn’t heal for
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Happy New Year! I created this animation several years ago — it was originally published on January 1, 2013 — waaaaay back before things really started to go haywire. From the holiday journalism perspective, it still holds true today, although the president has changed a time or two since then. I hope you enjoy it
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Image: Koei Tecmo via Nintendo Video game companies around the globe have been preparing for 2022 for some time now, and it includes Koei Tecmo. In an end-of-year 4Gamer feature, the Japanese company teased what’s to come in the new year. Apparently, it intends to reveal a number of projects that have been in development
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Here it is: PC Gamer’s Game of the Year for 2021. To see the full awards, head over to our GOTY 2021 hub. Lauren Morton, Associate Editor: The week Valheim launched, I scoffed. “Do we really need another early access crafting survival game?” Whether or not we needed one, the appetite that my friends and
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The evil of one of the Supermen is laid to bare in Superman #80. Superman #80 Triangle Number 1993 – 22 Writer: Dan JurgensPenciler: Dan JurgensInker: Brett BreedingColorist: Glenn WhitmoreLetterer: John Costanza The cover to this issue is explosive in both a literal and figurative sense. As a cityscape blows up in the background under
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