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The Biggest Gaming Disappointments Of 2021

Hell-year 2021 is almost over. It’s been a terrible year for more reasons than I can count. Pondering all the bad, disappointing, or just plain sad news that transpired within the video game industry alone is enough to make you want to jump into bed, hide under the covers, and binge on TikTok, candy, and/or Animal Crossing until you pass out. But instead of running and hiding, let’s take a moment to look back at just how awful 2021 really was, examining some of the biggest disappointments, worst trends, and just plain not-great news this monster of a year threw…

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Summer Game Fest: How To Watch E3 2021’s Kickoff

E3 begins today with ubiquitous video games cheerleader Geoff Keighley’s Summer Game Fest Kickoff event. Here’s when and where to watch. Summer Game Fest kicks off Thursday, June 10, at 11 a.m. PT/ 2 p.m. ET. You can watch the event on Youtube, embedded below, or on Twitch. You can also watch on Twitter, if you want to spend the whole thing squinting at a tiny box.There’s also an audio descriptive co-stream on Twitch streamer superblindman’s channel. We don’t know the entirety of what we’ll be seeing at the kickoff, though Keighley’s past events, like the Game Awards, usually have…

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So, It’s Been A Year, Huh

On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared the growing outbreak of covid-19 a pandemic. In the year since, over 120 million people have been infected by the virus worldwide, and 2.5 million people have died because of covid-19. Life has forever been changed. We wear masks. Avoid crowds. Businesses have shut down, and many won’t reopen. And while the vaccine has brought hope to a planet drowning in fear and anxiety, it can’t fix what’s already happened. Through all of this, video games still came out, and we still played them. At times, working for a website dedicated…