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Despite rumblings of a possible Microsoft acquisition of Discord just last month, it seems that the deal is now off, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal. Multiple companies, at least 3 according to WSJ, have been circling around the situation, with Microsoft being the one in “advanced talks” to acquire Discord for at least $10 Billion. Now, it seems the discussions have broken down, although there is a possibility of the deal being “rekindled in the future”. Discord has been doing well for itself and will remain independent for the time being. Discord is a free chat platform that has hundreds of millions of users and is especially famous among gamers, being their preferred communications platform. Microsoft, on the other hand, has been on a buying spree as of late, with one of its biggest purchases being Bethesda last September, a deal that drastically increased their number…

Arc System Works have revealed a number of surprises for fans of the upcoming fighting game, Guilty Gear Strive. Early purchase bonus for the game will include a couple of neat extras – the “Sol and Ky special color pack” which basically swaps their colors to fantastic results, and the “additional character color pack”, which gives everyone 5 more color options to choose from. Additionally, the Ultimate Edition will come with quite a number of bonuses on top of the early purchase bonuses: Guilty Gear -Strive- (GGST) Main GameGGST Season Pass 1GGST Digital SoundtrackGGST Digital Artworks https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iINnGwhDJF4 Guilty Gear Strive is releasing on June 11 PS5, PS4, and the PC.

Fans of both the game and the clothing line should be thrilled right now as League of Legends and Uniqlo have announced a UT (UNIQLO T-shirt) collection of 6 designs that will be released worldwide. The designs will feature iconic champions and in-game elements such as Jinx, Poros, the Summoner’s Rift, and even the world-famous K/DA. “Uniqlo is dedicated to creating unique and personalized forms of expression and passion through theirUT collections and we find similar passion with what we create for players of Riot Games.” said RyanCrosby, Head of Riot Entertainment Marketing and Consumer Products at Riot Games. No local release has been announced by Uniqlo Philippines so far but there is a big chance of the collection hitting our local stores when it is officially released, as with other collections that have been released in the past.

The man who has become the face of Overwatch is no more, as Jeff Kaplan has left Blizzard Entertainment. Jeff Kaplan leaves behind not only his post as Game Director of Overwatch, but also a legacy that will be missed by fans of the game. The announcement was made today on an Overwatch blog post, which reads as follows: i am leaving Blizzard Entertainment after 19 amazing years. it was truly the honor of a lifetime to have the opportunity to create worlds and heroes for such a passionate audience. i want to express my deep appreciation to everyone at blizzard who supported our games, our game teams and our players. but i want to say a special thanks to the wonderful game developers that shared in the journey of creation with me.  never accept the world as it appears to be. always dare to see it for what it could be. i hope you do the same. gg,jeffrey kaplan  Taking…

Activision have announced that a huge drop of Call of Duty content will go live on April 22, along with the much awaited Season 3 update for both Black Ops Cold War and Warzone. Starting with the launch of Season Three, the new “Hunt for Adler” limited-time event will task Operators with unique in-game challenges in both Black Ops Cold War and Warzone to learn of Adler’s whereabouts. Complete these Intel Challenges to unlock Event rewards, including Weapon Charms, Calling Cards, a new Operator Skin, and more. Also, unlock new customization content and XP bonuses by completing new Season Challenges and Operator Missions in Multiplayer and Zombies. Complete all Season Challenges for a specific mode (Multiplayer or Zombies) to unlock a massive bonus of 10,000 XP and a badass Animated Master Calling Card to add to your Profile and Calling Card Showcase. Season 3 in Black Ops Cold War and…

First reported back in March, Sony’s Play at Home 2021 initiative gets updated with its latest title in Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition, as announced on the PlayStation Blog. You may start downloading the game and best part about it is that a PS Plus subscription is not required, meaning you’ll be able to keep the game forever after claiming it from the PS Store. Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition contains the full base game along with The Frozen Wilds DLC, and is now available for download until May 14 8pm Pacific Time (May 15 11am Philippines), so don’t miss out on the chance to own this game for free! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhZmybfPEvk In case you haven’t yet, don’t miss out on the chance to download the other 9 free games that were made available as part of Play at Home such as Abzu, Subnautica, The Witness, and much more. As with…

A month after its Nintendo Switch release, Apex Legends is set to invade your mobile devices as Respawn Entertainment have announced that their hit FPS title will be making its way to your phones in a new version specially designed for touchscreens. Later this month, a small scale regional beta will be taking place in India and the Philippines, and will only be available on Android devices. Further tests will be done, and the scale will increase eventually, adding new regions and iOS devices in the mix. A bigger beta will happen soon after, where players will be able to pre-register, so keep tabs on further updates. The mobile version of Apex Legends will not feature cross-play with its PC or console counterparts, and will continue to be free-to-play, featuring its own battlepass and cosmetics. Will you be playing the game on your mobile devices when available?

Seemingly hearing the public outcry on the decision to close the legacy stores for the PS3 and Vita just last month, Sony have announced that both stores will continue operating, as per their latest post on the PlayStation Blog. Jim Ryan himself took to the blog and admitted that “we made the wrong decision here” and they are happy to announce that these stores will remain operational on the PS3 and PS Vita devices, allowing customers to continue purchasing their favorite titles. This is certainly good news for the community, and proof that indeed Sony, and Jim Ryan, does listen to its customers. Ryan continued to say that the initial decision was due to a number of factors, “including commerce support challenges for older devices and the ability for us to focus more of our resources on newer devices where a majority of our gamers are playing on.” Seeing the gaming public…

Feeling left out because of your incompatible device? Xbox Cloud Gaming is coming soon to a PC and iOS device near you! Announced via Xbox Wire, Windows 10 PC’s and iOS devices will now be able to play their favorite Xbox games even without an Xbox console. Select Game Pass Ultimate members will get first dibs on the service, and invites will be sent out starting tomorrow. Right now, there’s a limited number of countries that support the service, but we can expect Microsoft to work its way to become more widely available throughout the year. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JbNp51Y41GY In case you are one of the lucky ones chosen, all you will need is a controller that you can connect either via Bluetooth or USB to your device of choice and start testing out the expansive library of games made available by Microsoft for testing. We think the service holds limitless potential…

After a successful debut on Netflix, Valve has confirmed that Dota: Dragon’s Blood Book II is in the works. While no other information nor even a trailer was given, this is good news for fans of the series that were left with that cliffhanger from Book I. Season 1 of the anime revolved around main characters Mirana and Davion, with appearances from other familiar characters like Luna, Invoker, and Terrorblade. It would be interesting to see if new characters are added come season 2. https://twitter.com/DOTA2/status/1384129654823563264 In case you haven’t yet, now would be a good time to catch up on the first season of the show, which aired March 25. You may also hype yourself up with more action as the much-celebrated documentary from Valve entitled Free To Play is now available on Netflix. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-RKqGaNq-Y

Just a few more days to go before one of the most anticipated titles of the month hits retail and if you aren’t hyped about NieR Replicant yet, Square Enix just dropped another trailer showcasing a whole slew of new content from the game including some costumes that will look very familiar for fans of Nier Automata. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02PJzAAR8M0 The upcoming remaster will include the following additional content: Extra Dungeons: “15 Nightmares” – A high-difficulty dungeon released as downloadable content for the original game, now included in the main game. Clear the dungeon to obtain costumes and weapons.Extra Costumes: “Kabuki” and “Samurai”Extra Costumes and Weapons: “4 YoRHa” – Free downloadable content due out on release day that includes costumes and weapons from the YoRHa of NieR: Automata.Guest Cast from NieR: Automata, including Yui Ishikawa, Natsuki Hanae, Ayaka Suwa, Ao Yuki, Kaoru Akiyama, Kira Buckland, and Kyle McCarley.Soundtrack from NieR: Automata IncludedExtra Episode: “Mermaid” – “A…

John Garvin, the creative director and writer of Days Gone who is not part of Sony Bend anymore, has gone on to make some remarks about the game on David Jaffe’s Youtube interview show (via VGC), which may seem a bit controversial to some people. The most striking comment, when asked if he had heard anything about the “meaningful uptick of engagement” since adding the game to the PS Plus Collection, Garvin replied with “I do have an opinion on something that your audience may find of interest, and it might piss some of them off. If you love a game, buy it at f****** full price. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen gamers say ‘yeah, I got that on sale, I got it through PS Plus, whatever’.” You can view the full interview below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjUrrDPL-Gs Jaffe continued the conversation, asking “But how do you know you…

In case you didn’t know, the CMOS battery issue or “C-Bomb” news has been making the rounds recently, particularly in direct relation to PlayStation consoles, since it was first brought up around the time when the discussion of the PS3 stores closing was happening. This C-Bomb issue basically, in its simplest explanation, means that if the CMOS battery in your system dies and you are without an internet connection, then your console will be rendered useless and unable to play physical nor digital media. This affects the PlayStation 4 specifically as per testing, and when the time comes that Sony shuts down the PS4 servers (whenever that happens), then your PlayStation 4 will basically be bricked, unable to play even physical discs due to a design flaw with the system connecting to the servers. Lance McDonald, the modder who was able to make Bloodborne run on the PS4 at 60fps,…

In case the recent montage of changes that the Mass Effect Legendary Edition is still not enough to convince you that this release is going to be fantastic, perhaps a photo mode that takes advantage of all these visual upgrades will change your mind? Mac Walters, Project Director of the game, has revealed that the release will indeed feature a photo mode, and even showed off a quick screenshot of the sliders and settings you can tweak to create the best photo in the Citadel. https://twitter.com/macwalterslives/status/1382812283286347777 Considering how memorable the series is for the fans, this small addition is very much welcome, and looks to be the cherry on top of a must buy remaster. Mass Effect Legendary Edition is scheduled for a May 14 release on the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, and PC.

Whether or not you’re able to secure one over the last six months, the numbers show that the PlayStation 5 is the fastest selling console in the US according to March’s NPD report. While February’s report may read the same, the distinction is PS5 has hit both dollar and unit sales to make it the fastest selling console in US history, even outpacing the PS4, which was arguably a beast on its own. https://twitter.com/MatPiscatella/status/1383042564756893703 It is also worth noting that with this sales boost, software and accessories for the PlayStation 5 will also be boosted in association, you can’t just get a PS5 and that would be enough (except if you’re a scalper). Spider-Man Miles Morales is the 2nd fastest PS5 best-selling game and the Dualsense controller is the leading accessory in dollar sales from March. When it rains, it pours. This feat is particularly impressive selling during a time…