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Once a premier industry event, Tokyo Game Show has been increasingly overshadowed by global competitors in recent years. But as the pandemic forces it online, some see a chance for reinvention.
A French consumer advocacy group said on Sept 22 that it had filed a “planned obsolescence” claim against Nintendo’s Switch console, saying the Japanese giant knew some controllers were failing too quickly.
With Microsoft Corp’s US$7.5bil (RM30.93bil) purchase of ZeniMax Media Inc, gamers’ long-awaited fantasy about a “Netflix for gaming” took a step closer to reality.
Ask enough gamers about their favourite console and this is what you’ll generally learn: Those who play Xbox tend to love it and stay loyal to that system, but PlayStation has the best games. Microsoft Corp, Xbox’s parent company, is betting US$7.5bil (RM30.93bil) that it can change that perception.
Nintendo Co announced a series of new games for its popular Switch console on Sept 17, including two titles from Capcom Co’s blockbuster Monster Hunter franchise that could further boost sales momentum for the hybrid hand-held.
Sony’s upcoming PlayStation 5 video game console will cost US$500 (RM2,065) and launch Nov 12, the company said on Sept 16, setting up a holiday battle with Microsoft’s Xbox Series X over whose new console will turn up under more Christmas trees this year.
Japan’s Nintendo Co Ltd on Sept 16 reported surging user numbers for its Switch Online subscription service, driven by hit titles like "Animal Crossing: New Horizons", as the firm belatedly builds the recurring revenues such services offer.
After initiatives by museums such as the Met and the Getty Center, art is making yet another incursion into the peaceful world of Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
According to a recent UK survey, players of first-person shooter games like Battlefield and Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare tend to get angrier than players of Mario Kart, The Sims and even Angry Birds.