September 30, 2021 by Alexander Lee Since State Farm first sponsored the League of Legends Championship Series in 2018, its presence in gaming has expanded to include partnerships with large companies and individual players alike. The insurance company’s latest activation brings it directly into a video game world by translating State Farm’s mascot, Jake from…

In this thread, you’ll find a comprehensive list of anime acquired for simulcast release during the Fall 2021 season. Anime series licensed for home video release can be found here. This post will be continuously updated as more simulcasts are announced. Feel free to post in this thread if you find a series that we…

There are missteps and a new look that doesn’t quite pop, but Banana Mania ends up an enjoyable celebration of the series in its prime. Let’s get some important stuff out of the way up front. While Super Monkey Ball Mania is effectively a remake of Super Monkey Ball Deluxe – itself a compilation of…

Following reports earlier this week. Following reports earlier this week, Twitch has officially unveiled a new suite of verification-based tools intended to help combat the increasingly prevalent phenomenon of hate raiding. Twitch’s controversial raid feature was originally designed to be an easy way for streamers to share audiences by enabling them to redirect all viewers currently…

A bit late to this party. For years whenever I’ve been hunting around through books about old games and going over compilation discs, I’ve seen the words “Solomon’s Key” and never been tempted. Intrigued, but not intrigued enough. It’s an old game, right, maybe a bit puzzley? Ported a lot. That ended yesterday. I was looking…

Nintendo has issued a denial on a new 4K Nintendo Switch report.Last night, Bloomberg (paywall) reported at least 11 companies, including Zynga, have “tools” from Nintendo to make 4K Switch games.The report goes on to say these companies have a 4K development kit for the Switch, and that this so far unannounced 4K Switch won’t…

PARIS — French President Emmanuel Macron urged Europeans to “come out of their naivete” on the world stage and assert their independence from the United States, sending one of the strongest signals to date that the diplomatic crisis prompted by a disrupted submarine deal could have long-lasting repercussions on transatlantic relations.Speaking alongside the Greek prime…

TOKYO — Fumio Kishida, Japan’s former foreign minister, is set to become the country’s new prime minister after winning his party’s leadership vote on Wednesday.Kishida, 64, is well regarded among senior figures in the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, which controls a majority in parliament, and was the first to throw his hat in the ring…

A large Indian state worried about cheating in a hotly-contested teacher recruitment exam took the drastic step of cutting off the Internet to millions of residents for up to 12 hours, leaving many unable to access essential services like Google Maps.Platforms such as WhatsApp, Facebook, and Twitter, were effectively unusable most of Sunday for residents…