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A man playing a football game online streamed himself screaming at his baby and violently breaking his controller

by Steven Asarch, Insider On Thursday night, a clip from Twitch streamer Buckkerz that showed him screaming at his young child after losing at a video game went viral.  In the clip, Buckkerz (whose legal name hasn’t been confirmed by Insider) can be seen playing “Madden 21” with his toddler son on his lap. After having his in-game throw intercepted, the streamer yells “god dam—” as he throws his controller down, breaking it. “F—ing $300 f—ing controller” he yells as the young child screams on camera. “I’m about to go before I lose it,” he says, placing the child down in a chair before screaming directly in its face “shut the f— up!”  His webcam then disappears and the stream cuts off. […]

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GAME responds to PlayStation 5 scalper concerns

Next-gen stock woes continue by Chris Moyse, Destructoid One continuing headache for video game buyers remains the ready shortage of next-gen platforms PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S. Both Sony and Microsoft’s highly sought-after consoles continue to pop up at online retailers, only to sell out in scant minutes, inevitably leaving customers disappointed and frustrated. Adding fury to mix, however, is the addition of “scalpers,” individuals or groups who purchase multiple consoles en masse, before immediately offering them for re-sale, often at hugely inflated prices. While scalping has been prevalent in retail for decades, modern technology has made the practice more difficult to combat than ever before, due to the creation of bot software that carries out the sales process automatically. Adding […]

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Peter Moore gets back in the video game business

Former Sega, Microsoft, EA exec links up with engine maker Unity by Owen S. Good, Polygon Peter Moore, the tattoo enthusiast and former executive at Sega, Microsoft, and Electronic Arts, is getting back into the gaming industry. Moore announced Wednesday on Twitter that he has joined engine maker Unity Technologies to lead its sports & live entertainment division as senior vice president and general manager. Moore, 66, had spent the past four years in something of a sports nut’s dream job: chief executive of Liverpool Football Club, his favorite team since boyhood. In his tenure, the Reds won the Premier League in the 2019-20 season, their first league championship in 30 years. The club also took the UEFA Champions League title in 2019 (and the […]

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Grand Theft Auto V’s Michael Actor Hospitalized With COVID-19

by Niamh Shackleton, Unilad Ned Luke, who plays Michael in Grand Theft Auto V, has been hospitalized with COVID-19. Luke took to Instagram to inform his 334,000 followers of the news, and described people working on the front line as ‘true heroes’. He wrote on Instagram yesterday, January 17, ‘Yesterday [January 16] I was admitted to Emory John’s Creek with CoVid Pneumonia. This shit is real and it ain’t fun. I’ll be down for a while but I’m coming back strong as ever. Soon.’ The 62-year-old actor continued, ‘Take care and thanks for the support. The folks on the front line are true heroes. Support them.’ People responded to the post sending their well wishes to him. The Walking Dead actor Jay Huguley […]

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The New York Times Is Worried Kids Are Playing Video Games Too Much During The Pandemic

by Zack Zwiezen, Kotaku Yesterday, the New York Times ran a story that focused on how kids are spending too much time playing video games and using their phones during the covid-19 pandemic. Today, that story was on the front page of the paper. This seems strange considering how the world is falling apart and democracy is dying in front of our eyes, but yeah, sure, let’s consider that kids might be playing too much Roblox. The article, which ran on January 16, quoted some experts and presented a lot of “scary” numbers about screentime. But it also glossed over the fact that video games and the internet have helped many people, kids and adults, stay connected and sane during this terrible time. The […]

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Inside Cyberpunk 2077’s Disastrous Rollout

Developers say they knew the game wasn’t ready to be released publicly. by Jason Schreier, Bloomberg CD Projekt SA Chief Executive Officer Marcin Iwiński made a public mea culpa this week about the disastrous rollout of the video game Cyberpunk 2077 in December. He took personal responsibility and asked fans not to blame the team.  In a somber five-minute video address and accompanying blog post, Iwiński acknowledged the game “did not meet the quality standard we wanted to meet. I and the entire leadership team are deeply sorry for this.” Iwiński’s apology, the second within a month, was an attempt to restore the Polish company’s reputation with scores of fans – and investors – who had waited eight years for the game, only to […]

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Postal Worker Caught Stealing “PlayStation And Nintendo” Console Deliveries

by Luke Plunkett, Kotaku A USPS supervisor in Middletown, Connecticut has been sentenced to nine months of “home confinement” and a $20,000 fine after being caught stealing items like iPhones and “PlayStation and Nintendo gaming devices”. Via Polygon, 34 year-old Zoheb Deura, who has since resigned from the US Postal Service, was caught following an investigation by the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General, who found that between the months of February and April 2020 Deura “stole numerous packages, including packages containing an Apple computer, PlayStation and Nintendo gaming devices, an iPhone, footwear, and clothing items.” Deura was officially charged with embezzlement of mail by a U.S. Postal Service employee, which he pled guilty for on October 21, 2020. Visit us at https://www.gamersoutpostllc.com/ […]

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After You Die, Microsoft Wants to Resurrect You as a Chatbot

We’ve seen that episode of Black Mirror. by Courtney Linder, Popular Mechanics No one knows where we go when we die. Microsoft might have some ideas. Last month, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office granted a patent to Microsoft that outlines a process to create a conversational chatbot of a specific person using their social data. In an eerie twist, the patent says the chatbot could potentially be inspired by friends or family members who are deceased, which is almost a direct plot of a popular episode of Netflix’s Black Mirror. In that episode, “Be Right Back,” a woman named Martha is upset when her partner, Ash, dies in a car accident on the day they were supposed to move in with each other. It […]

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Bethesda’s MachineGames is working on an Indiana Jones game

Wolfenstein developer MachineGames is making an Indiana Jones game, parent company Bethesda has announced. by Andy Robinson, VGC he collaboration with the newly reformed Lucasfilm Games label was announced via a video on Tuesday, which features a pan over a desk littered with iconic items from the movie series, including Indy’s famous hat and whip. Executive produced by Elder Scrolls and Fallout director Todd Howard, the Indiana Jones game will tell a wholly original, standalone tale set at the height of the career of the famed adventurer, Bethesda said. “It’ll be some time before we have more to reveal, but we’re very excited to share today’s news,” the company added. In a separate post on StarWars.com, Lucasfilm said that some clues to the game’s […]

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New open-world Star Wars game announced by Ubisoft and Massive Entertainment

From the developers that brought you Assassin’s Creed and The Division 2 by Chris Garcia, One More Game If there’s any company out there that knows its open-world games, it would be Ubisoft. With their success on the Assassin’s Creed Franchise, they’re looking ready to take on a new challenge as developers Massive Entertainment (The Division 2) have entered into a partnership with Lucasfilm games to work on a new open-world Star Wars game. According to a report from Wired, this is the first time that a Star Wars game will be developed by someone outside of EA since 2012. This title is still very early in development, and no other details like characters and setting / timeline has been decided […]

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Gotham Knights Features Arkham-Style Combat Redesigned for Co-Op

“It is in many ways very different” by Stephen Tailby, Push Square Warner Bros. Montreal’s long-teased game turned out to be Gotham Knights, a co-op superhero action game starring the extended Bat-family of vigilantes. Instead of the Caped Crusader himself, you’ll be playing as Batgirl, Robin, Nightwing, and Red Hood in an adventure designed to be played with others. You can tackle it solo, of course, but it’s clear there’s an emphasis on co-op. That extends to the combat system too, as you might expect. The studio, which previously brought us Batman: Arkham Origins, is familiar with the series’ “Freeflow” brawling, but it’s had to make some changes to account for two players. Speaking with GamesRadar, executive producer Fleur Marty explains the […]

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GTA 5 On PS5 & Xbox Series X May Use Red Dead Redemption 2 Engine

A new update to GTA Online included some code from RDR2, which suggests that the upcoming Series X and PS5 updates could include a leap in tech. by Alex Santa Maria, Screen Rant Code found hidden away in a recent Grand Theft Auto V update suggests that the upcoming enhanced version of the game for PS5 and Xbox Series X/S may be sharing tech with Rockstar Games’ latest hit sandbox, Red Dead Redemption 2. Released just over two short years ago, there are few games that have matched the technical achievement of the cowboy open-world adventure in 2021. This level of technical achievement did come with a human cost for those working at Rockstar, and the cruel practice of crunch is evident in the final product’s slightly ridiculous attention […]

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16-year-old TommyInnit hits 40K Twitch subs, raking in over $150,000

Minecraft star Thomas ‘Tommyinnit’ Simons hit the ridiculous mark of 40,000 subscribers on Twitch, which, even with the most conservative estimates, would bag him around $150,000 per month.  by Connor Bennet, Dexerto Even though it’s been around since 2009, Minecraft has become incredibly popular with creators in the last 18 months, as many have flocked to the sandbox survival game. Some have only had a brief stint playing the game, but others like the DreamSMP server players, have stuck around for much longer and had a huge amount of success.  Their videos and streams rack up millions of views, with 16-year-old Tommyinnit having the most success when it comes to Twitch by amassing over 40,000 paying subscribers on the Amazon-owned […]

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Elon Musk slams Facebook, promotes Signal app instead. Here’s what to know

Here’s what Signal is and how it works. Tech mogul Elon Musk — known as widely for slinging cars into the sun’s orbit as he is for advocating against COVID-19 safety measures — took to Twitter Thursday to slam Facebook over its latest privacy policy updates for its supposedly secure encrypted messaging app WhatsApp. Musk instead recommended users choose encrypted messaging app Signal.  Use Signal— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 7, 2021 The tweet was then retweeted by Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey. Shortly after, Signal tweeted that it was working to handle the surge of new users.  This isn’t the first time Musk has publicly sparred with Facebook over privacy concerns. In 2018, he not only had his own personal Facebook page removed, but those of his companies Tesla and SpaceX. His take on the long-fought battle between Signal and WhatsApp isn’t off-base, though.  Both […]

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Cyberpunk 2077 loses over 75% of players on Steam

All in less than a month since release by Jess Weatherbed, TechRadar Cyberpunk 2077 has become a controversial topic to discuss since its release on December 10 last year, with its ‘fall from grace’ hitting major news networks around the world. After hitting a record-breaking 1 million concurrent players on Steam, CD Projekt Red’s futuristic RPG is now struggling to maintain 225,000 users less than 4 weeks after the game was released. A fall in player base is to be expected of course, with previous games such as The Witcher 3 seeing a similar drop in users – though this took three months to occur.  For PC players at least, these numbers dropping at such an alarming rate are an interesting gauge for the satisfaction […]

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Microsoft Stripped A PS2 To Help Make The Original Xbox

“We went through every component, every piece” by Fraser Gilbert, Pure Xbox You might recall that we highlighted Bloomberg’s excellent oral history of the original Xbox earlier this week, and as part of the feature, Xbox exec Aaron Greenberg revealed the PS2 played a notable role in the console’s development. Various team members admitted that they were “so naive about the complexity” of building a brand-new console, and with no companies doing tear-downs, they took it upon themselves to strip a PS2 to its bare bones. “In the old days, there weren’t companies that did tear-downs, so we actually had to take a PS2, we took the entire thing apart, put it on a giant wood board. We did a whole competitive review, […]