Riot Games is going to have to shell out $10 million dollars paid out to every single woman who has worked at their company since 2014. This will settle a class action lawsuit that claims that rampant sexism and gender-based discrimination were common at the studio.

In other news:

  • Quantic Dreams to pay $7,700 for failing to meet “security obligations”
  • Atari is still claiming that the VCS is still coming, but they just delayed deliveries for Indiegogo backers
  • Campo Santo game “In the Valley of Gods” is officially on hold
  • Halo: Reach has a built in mode for modders
  • Super Mario Maker 2 is adding Link to the game
  • That stupid streamer didn’t die. Yay.
  • Half Life: Alyx might finally be VR “Killer App”

Video Games We Are Playing

  • Cliff: Jedi Fallen Order, Torchlight 2
  • Dylan: Pokemon, Hunt: Showdown


Vinny: What game do you feel flew under the radar in 2019?

Princess Megan: Based on the very limited information given so far, which do you feel will be the superior console? Xbox Scarlett , Playstation 5, or Google Stadia.

Turndown4wut: Instead of giving presents Santa now puts things that were lost or stolen from you under the tree. What would you be most excited to see under the tree

JoeColeslaw: Is battle pass the happy compromise of dlc, microtransactions, extra incentive to keep playing and cosmetic items?

ShadoughX: What game did you discover in 2019 that most surprised you and why? Does not have to be a 2019 released.

DukeofEmpanadas: What’s one game mechanic that made you go “why isn’t this in every game??!!”

Mister Polite: Cool or Cruel –

Cheap/Free Games

Xbox Games with Gold

  • Insane Robots ($19.99 ERP): Available December 1 to 31 on Xbox One
  • Jurassic World Evolution ($49.99 ERP): Available December 16 to January 15 on Xbox One
  • Toy Story 3 ($9.99 ERP): Available December 1 to 15 on Xbox One & Xbox 360
  • Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate HD ($14.99 ERP): Available December 16 to 31 on Xbox One & Xbox 360

Xbox Game Pass

  • Munchkin: Quacked Quest (ID@Xbox Day One Launch) – Nov 19
  • The Escapists 2 (ID@Xbox) – Nov 26
  • Halo: Reach (Console and PC) – Dec 3
  • My Friend Pedro (Xbox One/PC) – Dec 5
  • Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker – Dec 5
  • Demon’s Tilt (ID@Xbox Day One Launch) – Dec 6
  • Wandersong (ID@Xbox Day One Launch) – Dec 6
  • eFootball PES 2020 – Dec 12
  • Overcooked! 2 (ID@Xbox) – Dec 12
  • Pathologic 2 (ID@Xbox Day One Launch) – Dec 12
  • Tom Clancy’s The Division – Dec 12

Playstation Plus

  • Titanfall 2
  • Monster Energy Supercross – The Official Videogame

Twitch Prime

  • ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove!
  • Sherlock Holmes: The Devil’s Daughter
  • Hover
  • When Ski Lifts Go Wrong
  • Hue

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