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Watch the whole Act 1 of Hamilton remade in Animal Crossing: New Horizons here

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 28 February 2021 15:36 GMT A creative and dedicated Animal Crossing: New Horizons player has spent an impressive seven months recreating the opening act of Hamilton in the relaxed Nintendo Switch game.One of the best parts of Animal Crossing: New Horizons is the tool case it gives to players to be creative; in the past, we’ve seen players recreate Revenge of the Sith, the entire Sinnoh map from Pokemon Diamond & Pearl, early 2000s music videos and The Wizard of Oz in the game.But perhaps the most impressive feat we’ve seen achieved in the title is the painstaking recreation of the…

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Someone has completed Hitman 3’s Dubai level in 9 seconds

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 24 January 2021 15:54 GMT Hitman 3 only came out this week, and already we’re seeing players absolutely smash the completion time of its first level.If you’ve looked at the leaderboards since the game officially came out, you’ll know that some enterprising players are already smashing the six levels in the game, but Dubai in particular seems to be attracting some particularly quick attempts.Currently, the world record completion for the level stands at a frankly baffling nine seconds. Nine! Verified by speedrun.com (via PCGamesN), two speedrunners completed the any% category for On Top of the World…

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Covid Relief Bill Still Includes Felony Streaming Act, But Twitch Streamers Are Probably Safe

Earlier this month, Republican senator Thom Tillis managed to graft an act that would turn streaming copyrighted material into a felony onto the much-debated omnibus spending bill, which also includes a paltry second covid relief check, among many other things. After even more debate (and many concessions), Congress is poised to pass the bill this evening. The felony streaming rider is still part of it, but it no longer seems to directly threaten Twitch streamers and other content creators.

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Fall Guys is giving all players a free Christmas-themed in-game outfit

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 21 December 2020 19:26 GMT Mediatonic has released a new Christmas-themed live-action trailer for Fall Guys, and is giving players that log in over the festive period a new in-game outfit.Fall Guys is celebrating the launch of its third Season at the moment, but developer Mediatonic is eager to give players even more content.In a new holiday special advert (below), the developer announces via wholesome live-action skit that anyone that logs in between December 21 and December 25 can grab a Santa outfit that they can slap on their character in the game show-inspired game.The video…

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Proposed U.S. Law Could Slap Twitch Streamers With Felonies For Broadcasting Copyrighted Material

The United States government is, as we all know, extremely functional. It’s so functional, in fact, that it regularly struggles to pass spending bills in order to prevent itself from shutting down. The latest “must-pass” bill, like many of its predecessors, includes controversial measures that wouldn’t be able to pass on their own, negotiated with the high stakes of this particular bill in mind. One of them would turn unauthorized streaming of copyrighted material into a felony.

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A Demon’s Souls streamer has beaten the Flamelurker with a dance pad

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 6 December 2020 13:59 GMT A streamer has managed to vanquish one of Demon’s Souls PS5’s hardest bosses, the Flamelurker, with a dance pad instead of a DualSense.Beating a boss in Demon’s Souls (or any Souls-like game, for that matter) is always a rewarding feeling… but vanquishing a tricky foe with a dance pad? Well, that’s another feat altogether.YouTuber and Twitch streamer Luality has managed to overcome the Flamelurker using only a dance pad, putting down the DualSense in order to off the boss with nothing more than impressive footwork and impeccable timing (thanks, PushSquare).The video above shows…

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SaGa Frontier Remastered coming to consoles and PC in 2021

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 29 November 2020 16:47 GMT SaGa Frontier Remastered is coming to PS4, Nintendo Switch, Steam, iOS, and Android ‘mid-2020’, Square Enix has announced.SaGa Frontier Remastered, Square Enix’s rerelease of the 1998 PlayStation RPG classic, is set to hit mobile, console, and PC next year.Complete with updated graphics, events, cutscenes, enhancements – alongside an all-new protagonist – the release of the remaster will bring the title to fans in Europe for the first time in its history.How these new events and features will be rolled into the scenario exactly remains to be seen, but the trailer below…

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Neo: The World Ends With You announced for PS4 and Switch

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 23 November 2020 16:48 GMT The World Ends With You is finally getting a sequel in the form of Neo: The World Ends With You, which is coming to PS4 and Nintendo Switch next year.Square Enix officially announced that the cult classic Nintendo DS game will get a sequel, some 14 years after the original title arrived on Western shores.Neo: The World Ends With You – which is sticking to Square Enix’s awkward naming conventions – is set to release in Summer 2021 for PS4 and Nintendo Switch, and will introduce an entirely new cast of characters…

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Cyberpunk 2077 comes with a free copy of Stadia Premiere

By Grace Curtis, Thursday, 19 November 2020 19:21 GMT If you’ve ever wanted to try out the premium version of Google’s digital streaming service, they’re now offering it for free – provided you’re willing to fork over the $59.99 price for a copy of Cyberpunk via the Stadia platform.This is the latest in Google’s attempts to push Stadia, following on from a promotional deal earlier in the month that gave YouTube Premium subscribers a free copy of the $100 cloud gaming bundle. In the UK, just signing up for Stadia will knock almost £30 off the price for the premiere package….

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Xbox outlines the media apps launching with Xbox Series X/S

By Alex Calvin, Monday, 2 November 2020 17:33 GMT We now know which streaming platforms are going to be on Microsoft’s new consoles at launch.In a post on Xbox Wire, the company revealed that Apple TV is coming to its hardware on November 10, the same day that the Xbox Series X and Series X launch. That will set consumers back $4.99 each month, with a seven-day free trial.In addition, media apps that are already available for Xbox One – like Netflix, Disney+, HBO Max, Spotify and YouTube – will be available on Microsoft’s brand new consoles.“It’s not just your…

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Twitch Suspends Leafy, The Banned YouTuber Who Harassed Pokimane

LeafyIsHere is a creator known primarily for picking on other creators. Last month, he was permanently banned from YouTube for repeatedly violating the company’s harassment policies after a series of videos about Twitch star Imane “Pokimane” Anys—one of which kicked off a hashtag campaign around the existence of her supposed, secret boyfriend—as well as a feud with YouTuber Ethan “H3H3” Klein. Now he’s been booted off Twitch as well.

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Pokimane’s Apology Video Splits Twitch Streamers And YouTubers

Late last month, drama-baiting YouTuber LeafyIsHere stirred up an internet-wide fuss over the idea that Imane “Pokimane” Anys, the most popular female streamer on Twitch, might have a boyfriend. It was the most recent evolution of a long-running line of thought: women on the internet keep their dating lives secret to fool gullible men into giving them money. Yesterday, Anys posted an apology video in response to the boyfriend drama, as well as a great many other things. Now it’s been disassembled, shoved under a microscope, and fed back into the drama machine.