Droppin' Deals! Jun 18, 2021

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Let's be real - we're always looking to save a buck. Have you ever had a game you've been seriously eyeing, only to find out it's like $60? Yeah, we've been there. Stick around today for a few great deals on games and tech!

Today's Drop is a ~5 min read!


DROPPIN STONKS

Flat Day for US Market, Upward for $U

Source: Google Finance. This is not investment advice.

Despite the Fed, gaming stocks remained steady. The S&P 500 was flat on the day. While most stocks were quiet on the day, a few gaming stocks had noticeable movements like our friend $U.

Unity ($U) - Unity is expecting an astounding $244.12 million in sales for this quarter, news of which was likely one of the cause of its upwards spike. A prediction like that shows the company is confident in itself and its software, and we're hoping that those numbers prove true in the coming quarter.


INDUSTRY NEWS

FNAF Original Creator Retires Following Political Controversy

Source: bbc.com

We hope this news isn't as scary as the animatronics. The creator of the ever popular Five Nights at Freddy's (FNAF) series, Scott Cawthon, has officially retired due to issues with their political controversy. Fans of the game were upset with many of the different political campaign donations that were given by him, as well as his choice of presidential candidate to support. Following a lot of negativity from this, Scott decided to retire from the creation of the game. He has released the following statements:

"I've had a blessed, fulfilling, and rich career. I've been shown great kindness and I've tried to show great kindness in return. I've tried to make some good games (let the debate ensue), and I've witnessed the creation of possibly the most creative and talented fanbase on the planet."

"I miss making games for my kids, I miss doing it just for fun, and I miss making RPGs even though I stink at it. All of this to say that I am retiring."

He just barely touched on the controversy, saying, "I have been shown tremendous love and support over this last week, a lot of which has come from the LGBTQ community. The kindness shown to me has been surreal."

"Is this the end of FNAF? No. This just means that someone else will eventually be running the show; someone of my choosing, and someone that I trust. We will have to wait and see how it all plays out, but an announcement will be made at some point."


ESPORTS

NRG Moves To RLCS Grand Final

Source: Beyond the Summit

Through a harrowing victory, NRG won against G2 2:1, advancing to the grand final Rocket League Championship Series Season X - North American Championship. G2 started the tournament from Lower Round 1. In the first best of 3, they beat FaZe Clan 2:0 (3:1;3:0), then defeated Rogue (3:0;3:2). NRG scored the most points this season and started in the final tournament right from the semi-final stage.

Now, the organizers have changed the format of the tournament. Teams play a whole Bo3 match made up of BO7 rounds. That is, for a team to win, it needs to win two sets in the best of 7 game formats.

In the first match, NRG won, with victory in the sixth game overtime, and a decisive victory on the 7th, bolstering them to lead 1:0. During the second match,  G2 was forced to recoup from a 1:2 defeat, and succeeded by winning the next three rounds with the scores 5:2, 3:2 and 3:0.

In the third match, it was NRG who opened the score, having won at Mannfield with a score of 2:1. This was followed by a devastating victory from G2, 5:1. The next two maps were won by NRG. G2 won the fifth map in overtime, but in the following overtime, the final goal by GarretG advanced NRG to the grand final of RLCS Season X - North American Championship.

Source: Liquipedia

Rocket League Championship Series Season X - North American Championship is currently taking place until the 20th of June. NRG will meet with the winner of the Team Envy/Spacestation Gaming pair in the finals. Good luck to both sides!

For our RL fans out there, it is safe to say out of the three rostered on Team NRG, GarrettG played out of his mind. Tune in on June 20th for the next matchup!


GAMES

Pokémon Unite Is Almost Here!

Source: Nintendo

Pokémon has been seen in movies, television, and all sorts of games. Last summer, Pokémon announced Pokémon Unite, a MOBA coming to the Switch and mobile. Fans were shocked and initial response was underwhelming. We heard about a small beta, and a group of Japanese influencers played it over the year. While people started to get excited, we had no idea when it would be released.

Coming sooner than we thought. There was surprisingly no Pokémon news at the E3 Nintendo Direct this year. Pokémon has been at E3 since 2015. Out of nowhere, Pokémon announced an update on Pokémon Unite. Fans were excited to hear about Pokémon news.

The Pokémon Company promoted a video, and while mostly cinematic, it had some gameplay with a release window finally revealed. The Switch version is going to be available in July, with the mobile version coming out in September. However, the most exciting part is that the game will support cross-play and cross progression. You can have one account to collect the skins and maintain level progression. Even though initial thoughts were lukewarm, today helped fans become hyped for Pokémon Unite. It is looking like one of the more unique MOBAs that have been released, and we are hoping it’s for competitive and casual fans alike. If you have not seen it check out the new video here!


DROPPIN DEALS

Source: wired.com

Overcooked! 2 - Free on the Epic Games Store until June 24th. Normally $24.99

Razer Kraken Tournament Ed. Headset - $59.99. Normally $99.99

Lenovo Legion 5 82AU00CGUS Gaming Laptop - $799.99. Normally $1149.99

Ori and the Will of the Wisps - $14.99. Normally $29.99

SanDisk - 256GB microSDXC UHS-I Memory Card for Nintendo Switch - $54.99. Normally $99.99

Have a fantastic weekend, everyone!

Daily Drop Credit: Anam, Carmine, Mark, and the Founders.

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