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Tencent Wants Snapchat to be a Video Game Platform

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Tencent is a company that has very odd business practices to say the least. Considering the fact that they want to compete with Bluehole Studios in China, but wants to buy them too. Well, what happens when you have one of the most popular messaging and media sharing platforms? Snapchat has become the target of Tencent, which is very odd to say the least.

Last week, Snap Inc – the firm that owns Snapchat – revealed that Tencent had purchased 145.8m of its shares. Reuters reports that the move is being positioned more as an investment rather than the beginning of an acquisition.

Tencent has suggested it will have a close relationship with Snap that will make it more than a passive investor and more of a strategic partner, helping the firm identify new areas of growth. Chief among them will be video games, according to an email statement from Tencent.

“The investment enables Tencent to explore cooperation opportunities with the company on mobile games publishing and newsfeed as well as to share its financial returns from the growth of its businesses and monetization in the future,” the statement read.

I mean, the company is no stranger to making investments in the world of gaming. They have placed some shares on companies like Riot Games, Supercell, Epic Games, among many others. It’s just very strange to see a company wanting to rival some of these companies while still investing in them.

After some digging I found out that Tencent also has their own eSports channel. Coupled with this is their attempt at a Battle Royale, the attempt to buy the PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds creators. This Chinese company does a lot of very wise and extremely odd business moves and it’s a lead in China.

As for Snap, Inc. This could be the breakthrough they need in order to take competition against Facebook and Twitter. It sounds like a stretch but consider the fact that Riot Games is practically a Tencent subsidiary. Imagine a Snapchat integration with League of Legends or something of the sort.

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Raiden, the famous shmup series, will come back as a twin-stick shooter on PS5, PS4, and PC

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Raiden has a long and interesting history as a vertical shooter in arcades. However, the series is going to get a Super Stardust HD makeover, which means it will switch to a twin-stick format. It comes out in Japan on October 31. There’s no word yet on when it will come out in the West, but we wouldn’t be surprised if it did.

A Gematsu translation of the game’s website says that the full version will have an arcade mode with up to six stages. There will also be an “Unlimited” option for people who want to be at the top of the rankings. It sounds like a pretty straightforward package in terms of what’s inside, but we think the action will be what makes it worth it.

There’s a trailer up top that should help you figure out what to expect. There are, however, different versions of Raiden 3, Raiden 4, and Raiden 5 that you can play right now on the PS5 and PS4, if you can’t wait for this game to come out in the West.

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Bandai Namco and Nike designed Tekken 8 sneakers with tag-team designs

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Nike, the maker of high-quality shoes, is working with Bandai Namco, the company that makes the Tekken series, to make a pair of sneakers. The fun competition is part of the franchise’s 30th anniversary celebrations. You can get your own pair for $250 or the equivalent in your country, though they’ll probably be worth a lot more on the sneakerhead black market.

Two pairs of Tekken 8 x Nike Air Foamposite One Fist sneakers are set to come out in September 2024, according to shoe fan Sole Retriever (thanks, VGC). The designs are based on Kazuya and Jin, two main characters in the series. You can get them at Nike and some other stores. People who like hypebeasts and fighting games are likely to buy these quickly, so if you like Tekken and shoes that make people talk, you should probably act fast.

Should Bandai Namco and Nike work together? What do you think? Are you going to fight for your own pair? Make sure to take good care of your shoes and keep their value in the comments section below.

 

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You can now preorder the official Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree strategy guide

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There will soon be a new book in Future Press’s Books of Knowledge series, which is FromSoftware’s officially licensed line of hardcover strategy guides. This will help players who are having trouble with Elden Ring’s Shadow of the Erdtree expansion. The base game came with two books, and now you can get the unholy trinity for $45 (or the equivalent amount in your currency). It will ship on September 30th.

Like the first two games, The Lands Between and Shards of Shattering, Shadow of the Erdtree is both a complete guide to how to play and a beautiful artbook with full-page pictures of enemies, landscapes, and weapons. This big book has 352 pages and is likely to sell out quickly, based on how quickly the ones that came before it did.

Do you know a lot about strategy guides? You could read the first two Books of Knowledge. If so, what did you think of them? Leave a comment below and let us know.

 

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