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EA FIFA Shudders at the Loss of Ronaldo & Juventus

As news spread of Konami prying the exclusive rights to Italian Series A soccer team Juventus for PES 2020 from FIFA 2020, EA’s share value dropped by 3.5%. The new deal allows PES 2020 to feature the club name Juventus and its associated badge, jerseys, and playing grounds, while EA must resort to using the less glamorous, not to say fictitious, Piemonte Calcio club name. Nevertheless, FIFA 2020 retains the right to use real player names and their exact likeness. We are incredibly honoured & excited to announce our EXCLUSIVE…

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Rebel Nintendo Scorns Sony and Microsoft With Updated Switch

After weeks of speculation, Nintendo announced today that it is releasing an updated model of its flagship Switch console. Nintendo shared the news on its Japanese language Twitter handle accompanied by a revamped product comparison page on its website. [任天堂HP]バッテリー持続時間が長くなったNintendo Switchの新モデルに関するお知らせを掲載しました。 https://t.co/ONuBgOIrd2 — 任天堂株式会社 (@Nintendo) July 17, 2019 To the dismay of Switch fans, the new model isn’t the rumored Switch ”Pro” but instead an improved version of the base model currently on the market. Greatly Boosted Battery Life The new Switch, branded with the HAC-001(-01) model number, will differentiate…

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Nintendo Hightails Some Production Out of China, Debunks Tariff Assertion

Gaming giant Nintendo has announced that it is moving part of the production capacity for its Switch console from China to Vietnam. In a statement quoted by USA TODAY, the company revealed that while the bulk of production will remain in China, starting this summer, some of the consoles will be built in Vietnam as part of an effort to “diversify its manufacturing options.” The Nintendo Switch will be assembled in Vietnam in addition to China, where almost all of the units are currently built.https://t.co/vZcv0Jcnjt — Nikkei Asian Review (@NAR)…

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Streaming ‘Changed Everything’ in Music – Gaming’s Next

By CCN Markets: Ten-time Grammy award winner John Legend recently appeared on CNBC to discuss how Spotify, Apple Music, and other streaming services have completely upended the music industry. His comments portend the market-shattering disruption that awaits the gaming industry once it undergoes its own streaming revolution. John Legend Says Streaming Has Changed ‘Everything’ It’s undeniable that John Legend is one of the leading authorities in the music business. So you should take note that when asked about the rise of services such as Apple Music and Spotify, Legend claimed…

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Destiny 3 May Be Cancelled as Destiny 2 Turns Free-To-Play

By CCN Markets: Destiny, the game franchise which Bungie has used to inspire players to invest millions of hours into their product, is becoming free-to-play for vanilla content. Beyond free-to-play, Destiny 2 will be getting cross-platform play, though much later on. Rumors have begun circulating that Bungie will double-down on Destiny 2. If they do, Bungie may cancel Destiny 3 and invest all of their time into building the franchise. Bungie knows how frustrating the full-reset transition was for hardcore players, they seem unlikely to put the community through it…

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CCN is Shutting Down after Google’s June 2019 Core Update

Dear readers, Let’s get straight to it. Google’s June 2019 Core Update rolled out on June 3th 2019 and CCN’s traffic from Google searches dropped more than 71% on mobile overnight. Our traffic has experienced a massive impact by Google’s June 2019 Core Update. Image from Sistrix.com.   CCN’s visibility index on Sistrix.com shows how our site was affected by Google’s Core Update. As data from SEO analyzer Sistrix shows, our visibility on Google dropped from 1.2 to less than 0.6. You might say we ought not to face any…

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Modern Warfare Teaser Sparks Controversy over Hyper-Realism

By CCN: May 30th. Activision has just released the much-anticipated trailer for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare to their legion of fans. In what’s being hailed as a reboot of the original franchise, the video game publisher appears to be directing their upcoming release back in the direction of the games’ dark past. The trailer reveals in-game footage of hyper-realistic scenarios that the hardcore gamers of today demand. Activision is pulling no punches with this release as it weaves sensitive political themes into its plot. Harking Back to the Days…

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PlayStation Team Shocked by Sony’s Game-Changing Deal with Microsoft

By CCN: According to Bloomberg sources, the PlayStation unit at Sony was as surprised as anyone when Sony and Microsoft announced a cloud gaming partnership. Sony has been working on its cloud gaming offering since 2012 but has only achieved limited success. Sony Gives Peace a Chance With New Microsoft Collaboration Reportedly, Microsoft and Sony are collaborating on a streaming service, and Sony will begin using Microsoft’s Azure cloud services for some of its online services. PlayStation developers were shocked by the news, as the rest of the gaming industry…

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Elon Musk Epically Trolled by Rage 2 in the Most Hilarious Way Possible

By CCN: Highly-anticipated first-person shooter video game Rage 2 hit the stands just a day ago, but it is already making headlines for an entirely different reason – a hilarious easter egg that takes a savage dig at Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Rage 2 Royally Roasts Billionaire Elon Musk PC Gamer’s James Davenport was wandering the wasteland in Rage 2 when he noticed bunker doors suspiciously peeping out of the side of a mountain. The sight piqued Davenport’s interest, as he knew that there would be some mad titan or…

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