Friday, October 7

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NBA Star Zion Williamson Says ‘80%’ Of Players Are Into Anime

Image: Slam DunkIn a recent article on GQ, New Orleans Pelicans star Zion Williamson opens up about his love for Naruto, to the point where it ends up being the focal point for the entire feature.If you think I’m joking, only two paragraphs in we’re seeing stuff like:Williamson talks about Naruto with the same reverence with which other NBA players talk about the Bible—it brings comfort and clarity in equal parts. Over the course of this past year—an unusually tumultuous one in his otherwise starry career—Naruto was his north star.That “tumultuous” year is one in which Williamson was injured, couldn’t get better, put on loads of weight and constantly had his future in New Orleans (and in the league itself) questioned. It’s clear that Zion really loves Naruto, to the point where he turned u...
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The Best Steam Summer Sale Discounts, From FFVII To Cuphead

Screenshot: Square EnixEverything feels like it’s exploding in forest fires or uncaring politicians, but at least you can currently get Bugsnax for 50% off in the Steam Summer Sale, which began yesterday and will run until July 7 at 1 p.m. Eastern. The sale knocks a lot of money off thousands of games—most of which are discounted by 20-50%, though some have seen their prices slashed by over 80% (like the very eh NBA 2K22, which is currently $9.59 and was originally $59.99) (lol). The games included in the sale are also varied. You can snag anything from a usually $60 triple-A title to some cult classic indies you’ve been interested in for years but haven’t gotten around to buying, all for a hardy discount.If this choice and opportunity sounds overwhelming, that’s because it is. But there a...
Golden State Warriors win 4th NBA title in 8 years, with Steph Curry coming up big
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Golden State Warriors win 4th NBA title in 8 years, with Steph Curry coming up big

The Golden State Warriors are NBA champions once again, topping the Boston Celtics 103-90 Thursday night for their fourth title in the last eight seasons. Stephen Curry scored 34 points and was named the Finals MVP as the Warriors claimed the franchise's seventh championship overall. And this one completed a journey like none other, after a run of five consecutive finals, then a plummet to the bottom of the NBA, and now a return to greatness just two seasons after having the league's worst record. "We found a way to just get it done," Curry said after the Warriors accepted the championship trophy and celebrated on the court. With tears in his eyes and hoarse with emotion, Curry struggled to speak as he explained what enabled the Warriors to capt...
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Capcom’s Street Fighter 6 Has Now Changed Its Very Bad Logo

When Street Fighter 6 was first unveiled earlier this year, one of the weirdest and most noteworthy things about its otherwise unremarkable trailer was the game’s logo. Which, as I said at the time, looked a lot like a piece of clipart.If you missed it, here is the Street Fighter 6 logo as it was shown off in February on the left, while on the right is a piece of clipart available commercially from Adobe for $80.Image: CapcomConsidering the series’ long and proud history with badass logos, this was a huge disappointment! I mean, look at these babies!Image: CapcomG/O Media may get a commission30-Day Free TrialHomer Learn & Grow ProgramStimulate your kids' mindsYour little ones are glued to the screen, and that's a reality we have to accept. But what if they could learn and grow while wa...
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Skyrim Player Recreates Themselves Perfectly With In-Game Face

The very first time I played Skyrim back in 2011 I rushed through the character creation and made a guy that ended up looking like Matt Pike, which ruled. The second time, though, I spent an age trying to put myself in the game and couldn’t get anywhere near it.I took photos of myself, I asked my wife for help, and while I could easily blame my weird face—it’s 70% forehead—for this, I am instead going to blame the limited tools available to me at the time. Given my hardships, then, it’s incredible to see how far character creation has come in the decade since the game’s release, because the pictures you’re seeing in this blog are an example of what players can do now (with a little bit of help, of course).This is AureliaRiddle, a Skyrim player who has achieved an almost complete likeness i...
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Rockstar Parent Company CEO Earns Big Bonus For In-Game Sales

Photo: John Phillips (Getty Images)Microtransactions in games like Grand Theft Auto Online have become big business for video game publishers. And it’s likely this won’t be changing anytime soon. New details spotted in a recent contract extension for Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick explain that the CEO will earn a big bonus if more players spend more money buying in-game items, coins, and skins.As reported by Axios, a new contract extension for Zelnick means the 64-year-old CEO will continue running Take-Two until 2029. It also lays out how the executive will benefit greatly if games like GTA Online, NBA 2K, and Borderlands get players to spend extra cash on in-game items, referred to in the contract as “recurrent consumer spending” or RCS items. These items are defined by Take-Two’s contract...