Nintendo’s free Switch game ‘Jump Rope Challenge’ is good for keeping active but terrible for your neighbours

[ad_1] The coronavirus pandemic has kept most of us holed up for months, barring the occasional grocery run or police brutality protest. So, to help keep our muscles from atrophying and our minds spiralling into sucking tar pits of despair, Nintendo has now surprised Switch owners with a free jump rope game. Called simply Jump…

‘The Last of Us,’ ‘Left Behind,’ and seeing yourself for the first time in games

[ad_1] This article contains spoilers for The Last of Us and some details about its DLC, Left Behind. Though my parents initially forbade me from playing video games as a little girl (for being generally violent or otherwise unladylike), I found ways to smuggle games into my life anyway. Whether it was through the N64…

Playstation Plus and Now subscriptions are 30% off at Best Buy

[ad_1] All products featured here are independently selected by our editors and writers.If you buy something through links on our site, Mashable may earn an affiliate commission. By Haley HenschelMashable Shopping2020-06-08 16:01:30 UTC Amid multiple retailers’ sales on Xbox Game Pass Ultimate codes, Best Buy is coming through with a little treat for Playstation gamers,…

‘Fallout Shelter’ joins Tesla arcade in latest software update – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Nearly a year ago, Todd Howard, the director of Bethesda Games, said that the company’s “Fallout Shelter” game would be coming to Tesla displays. It arrived, via the 2020.20 software update, this week, which was first noted at driver’s platform Teslascope. Fallout Shelter is the latest — and one of the more modern games…

Shop GameStop’s flash sale and save up to 50% on pre-owned video games

[ad_1] All products featured here are independently selected by our editors and writers.If you buy something through links on our site, Mashable may earn an affiliate commission. By Haley HenschelMashable Shopping2020-05-19 15:46:25 UTC TL;DR: As of May 19, GameStop is having a huge flash sale on pre-owned video games valued at $19.99 or less —…

Twitch announces a new Safety Advisory Council to guide its decision-making – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Amazon-owned game streaming site Twitch announced today the formation of a new group that will guide decision-making around new policies and products, the Twitch Safety Advisory Council. The eight-person council consists of both online experts and Twitch creators, who have a deep understanding of the Twitch platform, its content, and community, the company says.…

Facebook to launch new gaming app as mobile-centric Twitch competitor

[ad_1] Facebook is getting critical about gaming. On Sunday, The New York Times reported the social networking service would launch Facebook Gaming — a new cell app devoted to livestreaming online game content material — by way of the Google Play retailer on April 20. (Yes, tomorrow.) The app shall be free to obtain, devoid…

Video game ratings target loot boxes with new warnings

[ad_1] The Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) introduced immediately that it’ll now label bodily video video games which promote randomised gadgets in-game for actual cash. New discover “In-Game Purchases (Includes Random Items)” will probably be affixed to video games that supply loot boxes or related gadgets, warning gamers and oldsters alike.  In a blog post,…