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Boss Fight Entertainment is Netflix’s latest studio acquisition

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. The company is ramping up efforts to build a world-class games studio. Netflix has acquired its third game development studio, Boss Fight Entertainment. Since the firm made mobile games available to its members around four months ago, Netflix has been building its in-house creative development team bit by bit. Its first acquisition was Oxenfree developer Night School Studio followed by Finnihs studio Next Games. “Boss Fight’s mission is to bring simple, beautiful, and fun game experiences to our players wherever…

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Riot Games acquires stake in Fortiche Production, the French animation studio behind Arcane and other LoL videos, the pair will ‘work closely for decades to come’

Riot Games has acquired a ‘significant non-controlling stake’ in Fortiche Production, the French animation studio behind the breakout animated Netflix series Arcane and other League of Legends (LoL) videos. LoL publisher Riot today announced the new equity investment, with Brian Wright (chief content officer at Riot) and Brendan Mulligan (director of corporate development at Riot) joining Fortiche’s board of directors. Riot and Fortiche have worked together for almost a decade, first collaborating on the music video ‘Get Jinxed’ (featuring Djerv) to celebrate the launch of the iconic League champion Jinx. Continue reading Riot Games acquires stake in Fortiche Production, the French animation…

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French retailer Sephora appears to have pulled its listing for Screen Break ‘blue light protection’ spray from Addison Rae’s Item Beauty brand following gamer backlash

French beauty products retailer Sephora appears to have removed a recent listing for Screen Break ‘blue light’ protection spray after criticism from the gaming community. The product – launched by popular influencer and actress Addison Rae under her ‘Item Beauty’ brand – promises to offer ‘relieve tired, screen-drained skin with this hydrating boost of blue light protection’ with a ‘botanical blend clinically proven to protect skin from screen-emitted HEV blue light and daily pollution’. Continue reading French retailer Sephora appears to have pulled its listing for Screen Break ‘blue light protection’ spray from Addison Rae’s Item Beauty brand following gamer…

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What To Expect From Steam And Valve In 2022

It’s shaping up to be another record-breaking year for Valve-owned digital storefront Steam thanks to massive games like Elden Ring and Starfield, and new hardware like the Steam Deck. Last year was a sleepier one when it came to PC blockbusters due to covid-19-driven game delays, but 2021’s loss is this year’s gain. From ports and early access launches to massive expansions and a new console, here’s what’s coming to Steam in 2022.Read More: Valve Says It Hasn’t Found A Game That The Steam Deck Can’t HandleCapcom’s multiplayer loot RPG was a hit on Nintendo Switch last year and will…

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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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League Of Legends animated series Arcane might be more next-gen than next-gen

My mates and I are doing the dishes, discussing whether we’ll see the region of Noxus feature more prominently in the next season of Arcane, an animated series based on League Of Legends. In the air: soap bubbles and excitement. One of my friends asks me whether Jinx is like that in-game. “It’s been a while, but I think so, yeah”, I reply. I’m in the car on the way to badminton and I’m listening to the song Dynasties & Dystopia from Arcane, the show based on League Of Legends. In the air: hip-hop and a bobbing head. Something significant…

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Silco added as a character in League of Legends Teamfight Tactics, Riot says other characters “from outside of Runeterra” could be added in the future

Silco, a popular character first introduced in Netflix’s League of Legends animated show, Arcane, is being added to a League of Legends game. While Silco won’t be playable in the rift in the full League of Legends (LoL) game, he’s being added as a unit in Teamfight Tactics (TFT), Riot’s LoL-themed auto battler. He will be added to the TFT Gizmos & Gadgets mid-set which is coming in February 2021. Riot Games made the announcement today on the TFT Twitter account: For the first time in TFT history, we’ll be adding a TFT exclusive unit to the Gizmos & Gadgets…

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League Of Legends animated series Arcane getting a second season

Following the conclusion of Arcane on Friday, Riot Games and Netflix have confirmed that the animated series based on League Of Legends will indeed get a second season. The only detail they are willing to confirm right now is that the voice actors behind Vi, Jinx, and Caitlyn will return, and I have no idea if that constitutes a spoiler or not because I’ve only seen the first three episodes. Check out the teasing teaser trailer below. Read more

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What happened at the end of Arcane Season 1? FAQs for the final act and what’s next (spoiler alert)

Riot Games’ first League of Legends animated series, Arcane, has concluded on Netflix – well, Season 1 has, anyway. What did the ending of Arcane Season 1 Act 3 mean? How did it end? And what’s next? Here are our thoughts. Note: SPOILERS AHEAD. What happened in Arcane’s ending? What does it mean? Here’s your final spoiler warning – we’ll be diving into the ending of Arcane and talking about major plot points, so if you haven’t seen it yet, beware, you have been warned! Continue reading What happened at the end of Arcane Season 1? FAQs for the final…

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Undercity Nights: Final phase of RiotX Arcane promo activity includes live League of Legends Secret Cinema event, $100,000 Riot Gauntlet charity tournament and more

Riot Games unveiled the third and final phase of its RiotX Arcane event, ‘Undercity Nights’, featuring a live Secret Cinema League of Legends experience and other game updates. A host of activities will take place from November 14th to 20th 2021 to drum up interest in Arcane, the Netflix animated League of Legends show, as it approaches its season finale. On November 19th, Undercity Nights will preview a Secret Cinema live experience, called Arcane: Enter the Undercity, in Los Angeles. Continue reading Undercity Nights: Final phase of RiotX Arcane promo activity includes live League of Legends Secret Cinema event, $100,000 Riot…

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Why Everyone Is Talking About Twitch Star Hasan Piker’s New Merch Line

Popular socialist streamer Hasan Piker did a cool thing earlier this week: he launched a new line of merch aimed at supporting workers. In addition to the clothes being made by union shops, some of the profits are also going to strike funds to help pro-labor causes across the country. The store also includes a tie-die Bernie Sanders shirt that’s extremely metal.

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Riot continues Arcane celebrations in League Of Legends this week

The League Of Legends spin-off animated series Arcane started on Neflix this weekend, giving fans a glimpse at Jinx and Vi’s rather dark beginnings. Over the last week or so, the developers have been celebrating the arrival of the show in other games too, with Jinx-themed Valorant skins and even a crossover with Fortnite. The festivities are carrying on this week in League Of Legends and Legends Of Runeterra as well, with new “interactive experiences”, game modes and more. Read more

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A Squid Game Clone Is Taking Over Twitch

All over Twitch right now, Crab Game—much like the cephalopodic Netflix show it so gleefully emulates—is a multiplayer battle royale game where players compete in a series of events based on childhood games. One by one, they are eliminated, until the last surviving player is crowned the winner. It’s created by Norwegian developer, Dani, who earlier this year found similar Steam-based popularity with survival-roguelite game, Muck.

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Arcane Vi, Jayce, Caitlyn and Jinx skins coming to League of Legends for free: Here’s how to unlock them

Riot Games has revealed some new free Arcane Edition skins for League of Legends: Arcane Jayce (left) and Arcane Vi (right), as well as Arcane Jinx and Arcane Caitlyn. Arcane is the name of the upcoming animated Netflix show which launches on November 7th 2021. Based on the world behind League of Legends, Arcane dives into the ‘delicate balance between the rich city of Piltover and the seedy underbelly of Zaun’. Players will recognise League of Legends champions like Jinx, Vi, Jayce and Caitlyn in Arcane, and learn about their back stories. Continue reading Arcane Vi, Jayce, Caitlyn and Jinx skins coming…