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Destiny Beta Offline Until July 23

Bungie announced on Twitter this morning that the Destiny Beta for PlayStations 3 and 4 will be offline both today and tomorrow. It will return Wednesday, alongside the betas for the Xboxes 360 and One. The reason for this is that the servers are down for maintenance, preparing for the two added systems. The betas… Read more »

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Xbox Sales Doubled in June, but PS4 is Still #1

Many gaming fans breathed a sigh of relief last month, as Microsoft finally released a Kinect-less Xbox One model. Launching on June 9th, the new bundle now matches the price of its rival: Sony’s PlayStation 4. Microsoft have since revealed that removing Kinect has caused a huge increase in sales, as figures have doubled from… Read more »

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Microsoft Announces Layoffs, Closes Xbox Entertainment Studios

Microsoft announced major restructuring plans today, including the elimination of 18,000 jobs at the company over the next year and the closing of Xbox Entertainment Studios. Out of the total number of jobs cut, 12,500 will come from Nokia Devices and Services, which Microsoft acquired in April. In a message addressed to employees, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella… Read more »

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Ducktales: Remastered – Mutton Chop Game Critiques

Mutton Chop Game Critiques is a show where I look at video games past and and present and grade them as academically as possible based on the narrative, the aesthetics, the gameplay, and how the game make one feel through those three aspects combined. This week, I’m looking at Ducktales: Remastered.

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Dictator Manuel Noriega sues Activision

The former dictator of Panama is suing Activision for misrepresenting his name and image in Black Ops 2 Noriega’s lawyers say that the “Plaintiff was portrayed as an antagonist and portrayed as the culprit of numerous fictional heinous crimes.” The lawsuit seems to be less about offending Noriega as much as it is allowing Activision… Read more »

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Xbox Live Sales Highlight First Person Shooters

The Xbox Live sale is now underway for Gold members from July 15th through the 21st. The sale is geared towards the FPS genre, with games like the BioShock franchise and Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare on sale from 33% up to 75% off their listed prices. Also starting on July 17th, Gold and Silver… Read more »