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Twitch Removes Amazon’s Anti-Union Ads After Furious Streamer Response

Earlier this week, it came to light that Twitch was running ads in blatant opposition to the Amazon warehouse worker unionization effort in Bessemer, Alabama. Streamers, who had no say in whether or not these ads appeared during their broadcasts, were outraged. Today, Twitch has removed the ads, saying that they never should have run in the first place.

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Amazon delays its MMO New World to August

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 16 February 2021 17:33 GMT Amazon has delayed its New World MMO for a third time.Originally slated to arrive last year on August 25, before being delayed to spring 2021, Amazon announced today it has delayed the MMO yet again.You can now expect it to arrive on August 31 (thanks, Massively).“We’ve been hard at work on compelling end-game features we believe are important to include at launch,” reads the developer update. “These features won’t be ready for the spring timeframe that we had communicated. With that in mind, we will release New World on August 31,…

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Twitch Embeds Keep Getting Worse

In the past couple months, the experience of watching Twitch via third-party sites or tools like MultiTwitch has become… fraught. A purple screen sometimes obscures whatever you’re watching. It implores you to tune in on Twitch dot television instead. Eventually, it disappears. Then, every 15 minutes or so, it comes back. As of a couple days ago, it has a partner in crime.

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Amazon spends “$500 million a year” on its game division and has yet to release a hit – report

Amazon has spent and continues to spend, plenty of money on its gaming endeavors, but it has yet to release a hit and this may have something to do with internal struggles and mismanagement in its gaming division.According to a report on Bloomberg, two sources close to the company state Amazon spends almost “$500 million a year” on its video game division – excluding Twitch and Amazon Luna.However, the spending isn’t paying out, as noted in the report, as the company has canceled Amazon’s a number of titles such as Breakaway and the Overwatch-style free-to-play shooter Crucible, which was released…

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Cyberpunk 2077 is down to $30 from select US retailers

By Joel Franey, Monday, 18 January 2021 15:51 GMT New copies of Cyberpunk 2077 have dropped to their lowest prices yet. Buying a copy of the game on Amazon US or Best Buy will get you a copy for just $29.99, without having to buy pre-owned or via shady dealers.As all of you probably know at this point, the game released last month to a very bumpy reception, as any critical praise was heavily tempered by technical issues and missing features. However, CD Projekt Red have promised major update patches in January and February, which may go a long way…

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Pick up GTA, Fall Guys and League of Legends goodies in Prime Gaming this month

By Alex Calvin, Friday, 8 January 2021 11:55 GMT Amazon is giving away more than 35 games for free in January.Folks subscribed to Prime Gaming can score content for the likes of GTA, Fall Guys as well as both League of Legends and Legends of Runeterra this month.For GTA, Prime Gaming mmebers are receiving access to the Sonar Station from the Kosatka submarine, as well as $1 million of in-game currency every single month. This is apparently to celebrate GTA Online’s recent huge Cayo Perico Heist update.The Fall Guys Winter Warmer costume bundle is still available to Prime Gaming subscribers,…

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Ubisoft, EA and other big title are going cheap on Amazon UK

By Joel Franey, Thursday, 7 January 2021 12:07 GMT In the wake of the holidays and a whole new generation of consoles, many are looking to build up a new library of games to make the most out of their free time. Amazon certainly seems willing to oblige right now, with a variety of discounts on recent games from big publishers like Ubisoft, EA and Take 2.There’s certainly some big names in there, like Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla and Immortals Fenyx Rising from Ubisoft, to Star Wars: Squadrons and Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered from EA and NBA 2K21 from…

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Amazon UK is doing cheaper controllers for the Nintendo Switch

By Joel Franey, Monday, 4 January 2021 12:04 GMT Those who’re living in the UK can get discounted Nintendo Switch controllers at the moment from Amazon, assuming they’re happy to try going off-brand. There’s Pokemon-branded Switch Controllers featuring all the newest starters, as well as a limited-time lightning deal on the “Gamory” brand of controller that’s lowered it to less than £15.That being said, the Gamory isn’t especially attractive to look at. Nonetheless, its low price and high review scores may make it worth it, especially to those who are buying on a budget. Better be quick if you are…

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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is $35 at Amazon and Best Buy

By Grace Curtis, Wednesday, 23 December 2020 12:42 GMT Christmas gets closer and closer, and Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla gets cheaper and cheaper. The latest title in the landmark franchise made a big splash when it came out last month, and now it costs less than ever.Just last week we reported that the Viking sandbox had been reduced to £40 in the UK. Now US prices have gone down even further – to just $35 at Amazon and Best Buy for the PS4 and PS5 editions. Physical Xbox copies have sadly sold out, though you can still get $15 off a digital copy…

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The SEGA Genesis Mini is back on sale

By Grace Curtis, Monday, 21 December 2020 16:49 GMT It’s a blast from the past! If you’re looking to party like it’s 1991, the Sega Genesis mini is on sale again at Target and Amazon, $40 off the regular price. While Sega are not the first company to try and cash in on their golden years, this console was met with particularly good reviews, with Digital Foundry calling it ‘possibly the best mini retro console yet’. You can read the whole write-up here.This little nostalgia machine comes with forty games pre-downloaded including Streets of Rage 2 and Sonic the Hedgehog, titles…

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Lord of the Rings Online may be getting a big new update to coincide with the Amazon TV series

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 6 December 2020 15:27 GMT The Lord of the Rings Online MMO title may be getting a far-reaching graphics update by 2022, a new presentation has suggested.According to information presented during an investor’s meeting (thanks PCGamesN), the MMORPG game appears to be in line for a suite of visuals updates to coincide with the launch of Amazon’s upcoming Lord of the Rings TV series.The Lord of the Rings Online publisher, Daybreak Game Company, was mentioned in a large portion of an EG7 investors’ briefing that suggests Lord of the Rings Online will receive “visual and technical updates” on…

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Amazon cuts prices on gorgeous ‘Art of the Game’ books including Death Stranding & Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

By Grace Curtis, Monday, 30 November 2020 19:43 GMT Long live the artbook! What a fantastic invention. Artbooks allow us to relish – along with the artists themselves – the depth and texture of a video game world, the love and care that goes into every character, every object. Happily, Amazon is running a Cyber Monday sale on artbooks, with glossy hardbacks discounted by up to 39%.Among the books on offer is The Art of Death Stranding, featuring sketches by beloved Metal Gear alumni Yoji Shinkawa giving his own take on Kojima’s eerie world. Also on sale is The Art…

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Our Top 10 Black Friday Gaming Deals 2020

After weeks and weeks of build up, we are now at the height of Black Friday. The zenith, the very peak of this strange and wondrous annual event, where the savings rain down from on high and the stocks are forever running low. To celebrate, we’ve put together a list of our own Top Ten Black Friday offers – a collection decided not with our calculators, but with our hearts. If the sheer number of discounts on offer feels overwhelming, this is a great place to start. These deals are all US based. To see savings in GDP, head over to our…

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Amazon is offering big discounts on Nintendo Switch Memory Cards

By Grace Curtis, Thursday, 26 November 2020 22:01 GMT Play a Nintendo Switch for long enough and you’re bound to build up lots of wonderful memories. Memories of beating Gannon for the first time in Breath of the Wild… memories of lapping your friends in Mario Kart 8… and, of course, digital memories, the kind that will fill up the piddling 32GB space in an unbelievably short amount of time. Luckily, Amazon are running a deal on SanDisk memory cards, with some hefty discounts on offer. It might not be the most thrilling Black Friday purchase, but it’s certainly a savvy…