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Paribus : Conflicting Narratives

If the past year has taught us anything it’s that no one has a crystal ball when it comes to predicting future moves in the crypto market. Macroeconomic factors and black swan events have time and again overpowered technical analysis. This week China will celebrate the Lunar New Year and move from the year of the Tiger into the year of the Rabbit. Already there are several confusing and sometimes conflicting narratives as to what the coming year will bring. Many commentators are expecting 2023 to be beset by continued

Pokémon Café Remix is now available on Nintendo Switch, iOS, and Android

Pokémon Café Remix, a major update to Pokémon Café Mix, is now available for download on Nintendo Switch and mobile devices via the App Store and Google Play.  Pokémon Café Mix was originally released in June 2020. The game where trainers own a café and all employees and customers are Pokémon used to be updated to add regular new orders, Pokémon, and more. But today’s 2.0 update brings a lot to the game, including new puzzle elements, dress-up options, Pokémon, and more. An official announcement of the changes coming with

Dycha shines, ENCE beat BIG to qualify for Legends Stage at PGL Stockholm Major

ENCE have become the fifth team to qualify for the second stage of this year’s CS:GO Major. The European squad took down BIG today in a lengthy, three-map thriller. ENCE came into the PGL Stockholm Major hot after finishing second at IEM Fall 2021: Europe and qualifying for IEM Winter this month. Thus, many pundits expected them to swiftly go through the Challengers Stage of the event. After today’s victory against BIG, the European side have reached that goal. But it wasn’t as easy as some thought it’d be since

G2 jungler Jankos explains why Europe fell short at Worlds 2021: ‘We have about 18 games in a split. [LCK teams] can play up to f*****g 60, 70 games’

Earlier this week, G2 Esports jungler Jankos sounded off on the pitfalls of the LEC and why professional League of Legends in Europe pales in comparison to other regions across the globe.  Jankos mentioned how players from Europe were being sold and bought out by North American teams during the offseason process. Last year, European natives like Perkz, Alphari, and others were picked up by North American squads ahead of the regular season.  [embedded content] “Half of our players [are] being sold to NA every single split because EU teams

‘Enemy’ music video possibly hints at young Ekko making an appearance in Arcane

We’re only a week away from the release of Riot Games’ highly anticipated Netflix series Arcane, but fans have finally gotten another sneak peek at the story in the music video for the show’s theme song, “Enemy.” Viewers also caught several glimpses of a character that suggests Runeterra’s resident time traveler Ekko might be making a significant appearance in the series. In the music video, a young Jinx is seen spending time with a mischievous boy with white hair who could be a young Ekko. They have multiple scenes together

Activision CEO to Take Pay Cut, Waive Arbitration in Harassment Claims

Top GamesBobby Kotick, left, has asked Activision Blizzard's board of directors to significantly reduce his salary temporarily. / Kevin Dietsch/GettyImagesActivision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick has announced he will take a steep pay cut and waive forced arbitration on sexual harassment, unlawful discrimination, or related retaliation.Kotick has been the company's steward since 2008. A pair of court cases and investigations, led by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, have accused Activision Blizzard of a culture rife with sexual harassment and gender-based discrimination. Activision

Pokémon GO Dev Diaries Episode 1 Recap: Community Days

PokémonImage provided by Niantic.On Oct. 21, Niantic published a video on the official Pokemon GO YouTube channel, marking the beginning of a new web series: Developer Diaries. Here’s what the first episode covered.In the video, Niantic Director of Global Product Marketing Micheal Steranka took fans behind-the-scenes for one of Pokemon GO’s most exciting events: Community Day. One day is chosen every month, and for six hours straight, a single Pokemon will take over the wild as their encounter rates dramatically skyrocket. Players have a chance here to stock up on

Warzone Leaker Says New Pacific Map is Not Set in World War II

Call of DutyA new leak suggests that Warzone's upcoming Pacific island map will not match the WWII setting of Call of Duty: Vanguard. / Photo courtesy of ActivisionThroughout the course of Warzone's 12-season lifespan, its community has seen its flagship battle royale map, Verdansk, go from modern day to 1984 depending on which Call of Duty title was in the limelight.When it was first announced that Warzone would be receiving a new map in November to not only replace Verdansk, but also signal the beginning of full integration between Call

Apex Legends Dev Promises Plenty of Loot in Storm Point

Apex LegendsImage courtesy of Respawn EntertainmentAn Apex Legends developer has responded to concerns over Storm Point's loot pool.Many Apex fans will be anxiously awaiting the drop of Season 11: Escape. Along with newly playable legend, Ash, a new map will be available for players to get stuck into. Having been previously teased, and become known as Tropic Island in various leaks, Storm Point will be the latest map to be added to Apex Legends. While the launch of a new season and new content is exciting, many Apex fans already

Pikmin Bloom Release Date: When is it Rolling Out?

Top GamesImage courtesy of NianticPikmin Bloom has started to roll out, but when is it releasing globally?Pikmin Bloom, the latest mobile game from Niantic, has been getting a soft launch to coincide with the series' 20th anniversary. It seems that the plan is for the game to slowly release globally in the coming days. Today, Oct. 27, Pikmin Bloom has launched in Australia and Singapore. Players looking to get in on the action in the US, UK, or other territories will have to wait just a little bit longer.The game