Monthly Archives: September 2021

Olympic medalist Biles testifies on sexual abuse

American gymnastics star Simone Biles has condemned investigating authorities and gymnastics officials for being slow to respond to her sexual abuse by a former team doctor. Biles and three other female gymnasts testified Wednesday at a hearing held by the Senate Judiciary Committee. The former U.S. National Gymnastics Team doctor was convicted in 2018 of repeatedly sexually abusing female athletes ...

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China slows down game approvals to enforce tough new rules – Bloomberg News

A man plays an online game on a computer at an internet cafe in Beijing, China on August 31, 2021. REUTERS / Florence Lo / File Photo Sept. 16 (Reuters) – China is reviewing new games to make sure they meet stricter criteria for content and child protection, Bloomberg News said Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter. The media ...

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Webbed is buggy, in a good way

Players control a pixel art spider in an epic quest to save her boyfriend from the talons of an evil bird in Webbed. Sbug Games’ elegant and thoughtfully designed indie platformer became available on Steam on September 9 for $ 9.99. The spider must befriend and receive help from a dung beetle family, ant colony, and beehive to build a ...

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Classic Star Trek computer games are available to play again

If you missed the Star Trek video game craze, now is your chance! As Star Trek tries to throw what looks like dozens of shows against the wall to see what will remain, attempts to recapture Star Trek’s true golden age have not worked. As the franchise evolves, it’s healthier now than it has been in years, but in media ...

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UK’s National Video Game Museum opens Animal Crossing: New Horizons exhibit

The UK Video Game Museum recently unveiled an exhibit on Animal Crossing: New Horizons, featuring stories from fans and staff. Animal Crossing: New Horizons has become one of the most popular titles on Nintendo Switch since its release in March 2020. Releasing near the start of major lockdowns related to the ongoing pandemic, many fans have flocked to the cozy ...

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Indie game Epic Hero Battles steals art for NFTs

In 2021, one of the most common uses of NFTs has turned ironic. NFTs are tracked using blockchain technology to prove ownership of a given artwork, and that ownership has sometimes cost tens of millions of dollars. The sad reality behind this new trend is that digital artists often see their own works made into NFT without their permission, forcing ...

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The enduring legacy of the Tokyo Games for equestrian sport in Japan

Tokyo’s Olympic and Paralympic legacy will be felt in Japan long after memories of this summer’s sport have faded, with the tangible site of the equestrian park and the wider rise of horseback riding that accompanied the Games. The redeveloped Baji Koen Equestrian Park, itself a legacy of the canceled 1940 Olympics and the 1964 Games, will remain in place ...

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Awesome Games Done Quick 2022 will be fully live due to COVID-19 issues

The organizers of the speedrunning Games Done Quick charity marathon have always taken the COVID-19 pandemic seriously. While other major gaming event planners have attempted to host in-person events while imposing various restrictions, the speedrun scene has not seen an in-person GDQ event since January of last year. All of the GDQ events since that time have taken place entirely ...

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Yakuza may have new games outside of Japan, second developer

Yakuza is a series of games known for its detailed settings of various cities in Japan. But studio Ryu Ga Gotoku, responsible for game development, could consider expanding the franchise to new countries, according to one of its developers. Kazuki Hosokawa, director of Lost Judgment, recently gave an interview to The Gamer site to talk about the studio’s upcoming release. ...

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ConcernedApe is not sure about future updates to Stardew Valley, focused on the new game at this time

Stardew Valley creator ConcernedApe has continued to provide a slew of free updates to his beloved farm life simulation over the past few years, but it looks like plans for future updates are a bit hazy. . Eric Barone, the man behind the ConcernedApe nickname, says he is now focused on his next game, which he may have more news ...

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