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The Gaming Industry Reacts to the Net Neutrality Repeal

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Yesterday we saw the vote by the FCC made in order to put an end to Net Neutrality as we know it. This move has flipped the gaming community over its head. Gamers and Game companies from all around the world soon voiced their concerns and disapproval of the decision taken by the FCC.

The FCC clearly doesn’t give a damn about what the consumers want or what the citizens want. However, there are still many more steps that must be successfully completed before Net Neutrality is officially disbanded. However, that doesn’t mean that industry giants can’t voice their opinions now.

Many online-reliant companies, and individual brand owners, could see a massive backlash for this as well. Soon we started to see people like the famed YouTuber Markiplier making a comment about this situation. But soon other streamers joined him as well:

Markiplier urges gamers and his fans to go up and rise against the Net neutrality decision.  He wasn’t alone either, many industry giants like Arc System Works and joined in the campaign to ask gamers to continue fighting.

Heck, even Devolver Digital voiced their concerns the only way they knew how:

More and more are using the #NetNeutrality hashtag to spread the word as a call to arms. The very internet at stake can be a powerful tool. This is starting to sound like a repeat of the events from the SOPA and PIPA acts when they were about to be passed.

Net Neutrality is the very reason why we stay together as a free Internet. To attack on it would be violating our basic right of freedom of expression. However, this and many other fellow community members (And even people from other outlets) are gathering to offer their input.

Overall, the discussion needs to continue, game developers have already voiced their concerns. This is something that needs to continue to be talked about all the time. Remember, call your fellow congressmen and convince them that Net Neutrality needs to stay.

I always wanted to be a journalist who listens. The Voice of the Unspoken and someone heavily involved in the gaming community. From playing as a leader of a competitive multi-branch team to organizing tournaments for the competitive scene to being involved in a lot of gaming communities. I want to keep moving forward as a journalist.

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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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