“She’s not a perfect victim,” Mariska Hargitay says in Law and Order: SVU. Recent headlines say the same about Amber Heard. Heard said as much about herself. “But,” Hargitay says, “she is not making this up.”
WB Games announced today that Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga had a massive launch, selling through over 3 million copies worldwide, and has set new records for Lego games across all platforms around the world. To put it another way: This latest Lego Star Wars game is one of the biggest releases of the year, and one of the most successful Star Wars games of the decade.
Before YouTuber IShowSpeed was put under the spotlight for his toxicity, Jake Lucky, an esports commentator and the person responsible for highlighting Speed’s behavior, was also under public scrutiny. Lucky, who tried to exonerate an alleged Call of Duty: Warzone hacker with a lie detector test, was criticized for refusing to share the results, leading folks to question the legitimacy of Lucky’s larger digital media brand, Full Squad Gaming.
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…
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…
It seems Twitch’s controversial “pay-to-win” Boost feature is a bust. There was no positive impact for streamers who took part in a test of the Boost feature, according to a data analyst who crunched the numbers.
When Nintendo released the bongo drum controllers used with the Donkey Konga games and Donkey Kong Jungle Beat, the company probably didn’t envision them being used in a Call of Duty game. To be fair, neither did I. But in a recent Call of Duty: Vanguard match, Twitch streamer DeanoBeano managed to amass 105 kills and assists on a pair of DK Bongos.
A blue car pulls up to a stop sign. Against all odds, it briefly, miraculously comes to a halt. Twitch chat goes ballistic. Numerous people spam “I was here” as pogchamp emotes flood in. This is Stopsigncam, a Twitch channel that suddenly has over 125,000 followers even though it’s just a camera trained on a single neighborhood intersection in Salem, Massachusetts.