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Activision Blizzard has just pulled its games from Nvidia's GeForce Now streaming service. In this way, it quickly established itself as a competitor to the other major video game streaming services on the market, also thanks to its large library of PC games.
This week, however, this library became a little smaller. As PC Gamer reports, one of the largest companies in the industry – Activision Blizzard – has taken its games out of service. The company gave no reason for the move, but Nvidia said they "hope to work with Activision Blizzard to reactivate these and other games in the future." In the meantime, if you've hoped to use the hot new streaming service to check out Warcraft III: Reforged or the new Call of Duty you're out of luck. [1
Today in things that are bigger than they may seem: Geoff Keighley, founder / moderator of The Game Awards and longtime game journalist / Personality, will not attend E3 for the first time in 25 years this summer. This means that not only is he definitely off the table for The Game Awards, but he won't be leading the E3 Coliseum event, which has played a big role at the show in recent years.
Why? Matter? Well, it's another clue that E3 is going in a direction that nobody really likes. Big players like Sony have already withdrawn from the event, and Keighley told The Washington Post : "Based on the information I received about the show, I don't feel comfortable attending it." Exactly what Keighley was told about the show is uncertain. The Entertainment Software Association that runs the event has shared a vision that heralds "a more interactive and immersive experience," but it's unclear what that might look like. As E3 continues to lose relevance, Keighley's departure is a real blow to the event.
A prototype Nintendo PlayStation unit is auctioned.
As you may have heard, the PlayStation was in operation a long time ago to be a Nintendo console. Or at least an additional device for the SNES. The deal between Nintendo and Sony didn't work out, so Sony developed its own PlayStation instead. However, some of these original Nintendo PlayStations were actually made – and the last one that still exists is said to be up for auction now.
At this point in time, the current highest bid for the console in 1990 is $ 350,000. If you're interested in making your own bid for this piece of game history – which should probably go to a museum or something – then be warned you'll be up against Oculus founder Palmer Luckey, who he thinks Twitter seems ready for be fighting for it.
Recommendation of the Week: Beute from Arkane Studios on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4
When WIRED was first reviewed Beute ] we were mixed up, frustrated about how the game's pace and internal resource economy seemed to sabotage any attempts to have a good time. It's still pretty annoying. But what if it were possible without the pressure of work to find something more interesting in the creepy halls of the alien-infested space station? That could definitely happen. After all, his rooms are so lush, so fascinating, so annoying empty . And these mimics – the little aliens that can take on the role of almost any small object in the area and jump out when you least expect it – are really smart. This game could deserve a second shot.
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