US Army wanted Twitch streamers to help recruit

New documents have reportedly revealed that the US Army had planned to use Twitch streamers, YouTubers, and even gaming news websites to help drive recruitment. Internal US Army documents obtained by Motherboard purport to show that the military branch planned to spend millions of dollars sponsoring gaming-related content, with the aim of driving recruitment primarily … Read more

Microsoft says Sony’s games are better

Submissions from both Sony and Microsoft to the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) have been released, detailing arguments from both companies about Microsoft’s proposed acquisition of Activision Blizzard. The submissions, which are both lengthy and in typical, hard-to-decipher legalese, go into great detail about where each company stands on the merger and how it … Read more

Game developers welcome new tax offset

Australian games industry association IGEA (Interactive Games & Entertainment Association) has announced widespread approval among game developers over a new tax bill introduced to parliament today. The Treasury Laws Amendment (2022 Measures No. 4) Bill 2022 was introduced into parliament by the Albanese Government today, and includes the Digital Games Tax Offset (DGTO). The DGTO … Read more

The Xbox 360 controller is coming back

Hyperkin has announced that it’s bringing back the iconic Xbox 360 controller for use with modern Xbox consoles, as well as PC, with new features but a couple of disappointing drawbacks. The new controller, called the Hyperkin Xenon, looks to be a near-perfect replica of the iconic Xbox 360 controller, but it does have some … Read more