Video Games

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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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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Why the industry should heed China’s crackdown on video game players | Alex hern

BBeing a parent can sometimes feel like you run an authoritarian nation. You control what your subject can read, who they can talk to, and what they can do; you face periodic revolts against your power and occasionally engage in sham democratic decision-making knowing that you are in control of the outcome. But for all that authoritarian rulers like to ...

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8 best video games where you play like a god

Characters and tales from mythology and folklore have been incorporated into video games in many ways. While some games like The sims series, people, and Spore let players control the lives of characters by building and managing their worlds, there are others that make gods playable protagonists. RELATED: The 10 Best Video Games of 2021 So Far, Ranked According to ...

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Save money on video games, movies and more with 10% off this Xbox gift card

Some offers really sell on their own and don’t need a lot of explanation from me. Buy this $ 100 Xbox Gift Card at Newegg. Use the code 93XRU99 during payment. Get the card for only $ 90. It’s pretty straightforward, and if you’re already buying games and movies and the like through your Xbox, it’s just free money for ...

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Funky Music From Video Games – Jams To Boogie On Down To

As part of our celebratory video game music season that we inventively call Nintendo Life VGM Fest, we’re creating a few ~ moods ~ lists, because that’s pretty much how we organize our playlists. Spotify these days. Everyone knows that video game soundtracks are full of epic orchestrations, relaxing melodies, and terrifying boss fight tunes, but every once in a ...

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Lordran from Dark Souls and 8 other darkest video game worlds

Post-apocalyptic games have always been popular, with massive successes like Fallout 4 and Exodus metro attracting thousands of players to their dark and inhospitable worlds. From nuclear wastelands to war-torn cities, these depressing worlds are often the most exciting to explore. RELATED: 10 Super Depressing Video Game Endings That Totally Disappointed Us However, these dark dystopias are not created equal, ...

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The best LEGO video games according to the reviews

LEGO has a long heritage of classic games, but trends in the franchise’s review ratings highlight a preference for modern video games. LEGO has a long history when it comes to some pretty amazing video games. Even before the Traveller’s Tales days of branded movies and games, LEGO released some incredible classics like Lego runners and Lego Island. LEGO games ...

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8 video games that accidentally included things you weren’t supposed to see

A few years ago, there was a story about how the horrific AI of Aliens: Colonial Marines was improved by fixing a single spelling error buried in the game code. In addition to raising the question of “Why the hell do people care so much about Aliens: Colonial Marines?” this story was a perfect illustration of the insane difficulty of ...

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Cheat codes: Is Free Guy the first good video game movie? | Movies

IIt’s an old question: why can’t anyone make a decent movie out of a video game? Recently, we’ve seen Mortal Kombat and Sonic the Hedgehog slip into the same story bin that engulfed Assassin’s Creed, Tomb Raider, and Warcraft, all the way down to Super Mario Bros. But Free Guy could change all that. Basically it’s not a direct translation ...

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