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Dave Thier


New Orleans, LA, United States

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Recent articles by David:

Why You Should Be Playing 'Pokémon GO' Right Now, No Matter Who You Are

Yes, people still play that. Pokémon GO is a singular experience in 2019, and you should be playing it too. → Read More

This Game Gives A Simple Explanation For Dark Rey In 'Star Wars: Rise Of The Skywalker'

Why is Rey a Sith in this trailer for 'Star Wars: Rise of the Skywalker?' Has she gone to the Dark Side? 'Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2' offers a simple explanation as to why that's not the case. → Read More

There's a Bitter Irony In Every Single Google Stadia YouTube Stream So Far

Every time Google shows off a new Stadia Youtube stream, people make the same joke. And it's a bad joke for Google. → Read More

'Fortnite': Teaser #2 Raises A Lot Of Questions About Season 10

Teaser #2 for 'Fortnite' Season 10 (or 'X') is here, and it asks a lot more questions than it answers. 'Look Forward', it says. → Read More

Microsoft's Xbox Revenue Is Plummeting, And Here's Why That's Fine

Microsoft's hardware revenue declined 48% from last year, but honestly, that's not such a big problem. → Read More

Microsoft Or Google, Here's What People Are Getting Wrong About Game Streaming

Both Microsoft and Google like to sell xCloud and Stadia streaming services with the idea you can play your games wherever you are. I don't think this is the most compelling arguement. → Read More

People Need To Be Patient With 'Anthem,' It Seems Obvious What BioWare Is Doing Now

It doesn't seem like BioWare is abandoning 'Anthem', and so it seems like it's time to sit back and see what happens. → Read More

Something Big You Might Have Missed About Keanu Reeves And The 'Cyberpunk 2077' E3 Trailer

Keanu Reeves is in 'Cyberpunk 2077', but you might have missed something about his role in the game and in the E3 2019 trailer. → Read More

It's Still A Little Hard To Believe 'Cyberpunk 2077' Is Releasing On PS4 And Xbox One

'Cyberpunk 2077' is clearly stretching the limits of what's possible on Xbox One and PS4. → Read More

GameStop Stock Is Cratering: This Could Go The Way Of Blockbuster

GameStop stock is cratering with no upside in sight. We've seen what happens when a physical industry moves to digital before, and it's not pretty. → Read More

Tfue Is Suing Faze Clan In An Explosive Lawsuit That's Rocking The Esports World

Turner 'Tfue' Tenney is accusing esports organization Faze Clan of limiting his opportunities with an illegal and oppressive contract in a lawsuit that could have a broad-reaching impact on the esports world. → Read More

Microsoft Is Continuing Its Quiet Plan To End The Console War

Microsoft is continuing to push Xbox Live, not as the service used for online gaming on Xbox consoles, but rather something much larger. → Read More

'Fortnite' Is Getting a Big Crossover Event With 'Avengers: Endgame': Here's What To Expect

Fortnite is crossing over with 'Avengers: Endgame', likely bringing back Thanos and some other familiar faces. Here's what to expect and when the event starts. → Read More

Ubisoft Is Giving 'Assassin's Creed: Unity' Away For Free To Honor Notre Dame

If you want, you can visit Notre Dame virtually in Assassin's Creed Unity, which Ubisoft is giving away for free to honor the cathedral after the massive fire. → Read More

Rage Over Borderlands 3's Epic Games' Store Exclusivity Is More Legitimate Than It Seems

Borderlands fans are raging about the fact that 'Borderlands 3' will be exclusive to Epic Games. And while it seems absurd, there are legitimate complaints in there too. → Read More

'Sekiro: Shadows Dies Twice' Needs To Respect Its Players And Add An Easy Mode

People say that From Software respects its players by not adding an easy mode, but I think it's just the opposite. Respecting the player would mean adding an easy mode to 'Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice'. → Read More

Here Are All 30 Games Confirmed For Apple Arcade

Apple Arcade has 28 games confirmed so far, with more to come. Here's what we're working with so far. → Read More

'Fortnite' World Cup: Here's How You'll Qualify For The $30 Million Prize Pool

Fortnite's World cup will have $30,000,000 in prizes, and here's how you can take your shot at qualifying. → Read More

No Steam, No Problem: 'Metro: Exodus' Sells Huge On The Epic Store, Epic Announces New Exclusives

Despite cries of 'no steam, no sale,' 'Metro: Exodus' outsold its predecessor as it moved to the Epic Games Store. → Read More

Google's New Game Streaming Platform Is Called Stadia, And It's Not A Console

Google's new game streaming platform is called Stadia, and it's not a console. → Read More