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Dave Thier


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Recent articles by David:

Microsoft Partners With Samsung, Preparing For A Post-Console Future

Microsoft and Samsung have partnered for cloud-based gaming through Xbox. → Read More

Why Microsoft Doesn’t Think Sony And PlayStation Are The Real Competition For Xbox

We're getting ready for the Xbox Series x/playStation5 console war, but head of Xbox Phil Spencer says that Sony and Nintendo are not Xbox's true competition. → Read More

Microsoft And Xbox Are Holding The Golden Key To The Future Of Gaming

There are a ton of big gaming trends that feel like they'll come to a head in 2020 → Read More

Leak: Battle Royale Is Coming To ‘Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare, And It’s Going To Be Gigantic

A new leak says that battle royale is in fact coming to 'Call of Duty: Modern Warfare', but it's going to be bigger than anything we've seen before. → Read More

Here Are The Big Differences Between ‘Pokémon Sword’ And ‘Shield’, Exclusive Pokémon And More

Should you buy 'Pokémon Sword' or 'Pokémon Shield'? Here are the major differences, from exclusive Pokémon to exclusive gyms. → Read More

'Fortnite' Blackout: When Does Season 11/Chapter 2 Actually Start? What We Know

'Fortnite' is currently nothing but a black hole, and everyone is wondering when Season 11, or Chapter 2, will actually start. We don't know much, but we know a small amount. → Read More

Fortnite's Black Hole: Servers Seem To Be Down After Event, Getting Ready For New Map

'Fortnite' servers are currently down as the game prepares for the chapter 2/Season 11 update. We don't know how long it will last, but right now we're just staring at a black hole. → Read More

Blizzard Statement On Hong Kong Controversy: We Will Continue To Punish Political Speech

A new statement from Blizzard on the controversy stemming from pro-Hong Kong comments made by Chung "Blitzchung" Ng Wai makes it clear that he will still be punished, and that others should avoid political statements in the future. → Read More

Here's The Cheese For The Consecrated Mind In Destiny 2's Garden of Salvation Raid

Yep, there's a cheese for the Garden of Salvation raid in 'Destiny 2'. Here's how it works. → Read More

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