Wrestler keeps playing his Nintendo Switch in the middle of matches

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Wrestler keeps playing his Nintendo Switch in the middle of matches

Many of us have probably told someone, at some point, that we can’t just pause the game right now. But I’m guessing that most of us haven’t continued to game through situations that could get our asses kicked or leave us seriously hurt, however.

The picture you see above is not a photoshop. That’s Leroy Green, a professional wrestler whose shtick appears to be playing his Nintendo Switch no matter what happens. At times, he has to avoid hits while glued to his screen. But things get particularly impressive when he pulls off fancier moves, like drop kicks while still continuing to game. It’s truly a sight to behold:

Borderlands’ 10-year anniversary event continues with ‘Rare Spawn Hunt’

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Borderlands’ 10-year anniversary event continues with ‘Rare Spawn Hunt’

Gearbox Software’s 10-year Borderlands anniversary celebration continues this week with a new special event in Borderlands 3: the Rare Spawn Hunt.

The original Borderlands was released on Oct. 20, 2009. Last week, Gearbox ran Boss Week, which increased the likelihood of certain bosses dropping Legendary gear. Starting Oct. 8 at noon EDT, it’s Borderlands 3’s Rare Spawn that’ll become “a lot less rare,” Gearbox said in its announcement.

Hearthstone player calls for Hong Kong’s liberation in post-game interview

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Hearthstone player calls for Hong Kong’s liberation in post-game interview

After winning his Hearthstone GrandMasters match on Oct. 6, Hong Kong–based Hearthstone pro Chung “blitzchung” Ng Wai used his post-game interview to support ongoing protests in the region.

Ng Wai appeared on the Taiwanese broadcast wearing a gas mask after his win against South Korean player Jang “DawN” Hyun Jae. Last week, the Hong Kong government issued a ban on face masks “in an attempt to crack down on the months-long protest movement that’s gotten increasingly tense in recent weeks,” according to Vox. Demonstrators in Hong Kong wear masks to protect themselves from tear gas and to protect their identities — masks in Hong Kong have since become a symbol of the protests.

Apple Arcade gets surprise update with four new games

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Apple Arcade gets surprise update with four new games

Apple’s new game subscription service added four new games over the weekend, giving subscribers a sweet and unexpected update to the library, which now includes a new game from Machinarium and Chuchel developer Amanita Design.

Amanita’s new game is called Pilgrims, which the studio describes as a “playful adventure game.” According to the game’s official Apple Arcade description, Pilgrims will let you “roam the land as you please and make new friends, share a laugh with your fellow travelers and help them complete their little stories, your way.” Amanita stresses “playfulness” instead of strict gameplay goals and replayability using dozens of items and characters.

PlayStation 4’s 7.00 system update drops this week

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PlayStation 4’s 7.00 system update drops this week

PlayStation 4 will be getting a software update to version 7.00 this week, which includes new features for parties and remote play.

Players will be able to have parties of up to 16 people — up from 8 — and there’ll be chat transcription available for players in the U.S. To access the chat transcription, you’ll need to use the PS4 Second Screen App on your mobile device. The blog post announcing the software update notes that network connectivity and audio quality in parties will also be improved.

Need for Speed Heat looks to a strong police presence to restore order

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Need for Speed Heat looks to a strong police presence to restore order

Almost 15 years later, one still gets the feeling that the Need for Speed franchise is, like a football team after its hall-of-fame quarterback retires, living in the shadow of a long-gone greatness, compared to something so old it hardly seems fair to either one.

For Need For Speed in present day, that’s still Most Wanted — the 2005 game, not the 2012 revival. It helps that it was a launch title for a new console at the time, but seven editions since then haven’t been able to match the appeal found in Rockport’s open world, where a storyline mission race would drag in roaming cops, and the wholly improvised getaway had that something-extra feeling of a great game that had gone into overtime. I hit the pursuit breaker at the Petersburg doughnut shop so many times, my car could probably drive there by itself, like Knight Rider. There’s no better symbol of what Most Wanted stood for than seeing the big doughnut rolling into a cop car.

Mega Man Universe’s soundtrack turns up, along with Robot Master art

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Mega Man Universe’s soundtrack turns up, along with Robot Master art

The cancellation of Mega Man Universe was a legit crusher. Even though the project had lost its creator, it just seemed so inexplicable, worsened by the similarly unaccountable sacking of Mega Man Legends 3 a few months later in 2011. Fans still won’t let either go, and with good reason.

Now they’ve unearthed the game’s unreleased soundtrack and some official artwork of the Robot Masters appearing in it. From Protodude’s Rockman Corner comes the 15-track playlist and eight images, and Protodude says his little birds have more to be shared later.

Iron Man VR blasts off in February

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Iron Man VR blasts off in February

New York Comic Con is a good time for news on Iron Man VR, and that means a story trailer and a launch date: Feb. 28, 2020, exclusively on PlayStation VR.

In Iron Man VR, it looks like Tony Stark has some ‘splainin’ to do when his defense industry clientele rack up a bunch of collateral damage using his weapons. That brings in Ghost (holy fudge, I remember when Ghost was a new adversary) to do the antagonizing. Here, Ghost is a woman, as the character appeared in Ant Man and the Wasp last year.

What if Breath of the Wild 2 was on the Nintendo 64?

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What if Breath of the Wild 2 was on the Nintendo 64?

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’s sequel is in development, but not for the Nintendo 64. YouTuber The Regressor rectifies that with this exquisite demake video, which imagines an E3 1999 Nintendo Direct making the announcement.

It’s a low-resolution, virtuoso adaptation (h/t Eurogamer) of the actual E3 2019 Nintendo Direct trailer revealing that BOTW2 is in the works. The Regressor says apparent visual errors or defects are “100 percent intentional and either left in or put in on purpose,” sort of like listening to vinyl records for the crackle and hiss.

John J. Kirby, lawyer and namesake of the Nintendo character, dies at 79

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John J. Kirby, lawyer and namesake of the Nintendo character, dies at 79

John Kirby, the longtime Nintendo attorney and the namesake of fan-favorite character Kirby, died on Wednesday. He was 79. Kirby was given the honor by famed designer Shigeru Miyamoto when the blobby pink character was created for 1992’s Kirby’s Dream Land.

In addition to his work for Nintendo, Kirby’s clients included Pepsi and America Online, but his obituary notes he was most proud of his work for the Justice Department during the 1960s. As special assistant to the head of the department’s Civil Rights division, Kirby’s work on voting records demonstrated widespread discrimination against African-Americans in the South and led to the creation and passage of the landmark Voting Rights Act of 1965.