It's always a wonderful sight to see when the gaming community comes together to help out a greater good. From marathons to charity sales to just physically going out and helping someone, there's no limit to what a gamer can do to help others. If you're interested in some ways to use your gaming skills for good, you can check out All Games Done Quick, Paws Your Game, Gamers For Giving, and more!
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Gamers Unite Against Hurricane Ida
Hurricane Ida has devastated much of southern and eastern United States. Louisiana has a terrible history with hurricanes, and this one is the 5th worst hurricane to hit the state. In these times the community aid has such a massive impact. The gaming community showed up to help the people in Louisiana.
New Orleans and Baton Rouge game developers have tried to help with the efforts and started a fundraiser. The Southeast Louisiana Hurricane Relief Bundle has 15 games for $10 by local developers. All proceeds will go towards organization in Southeast Louisiana that are helping people facing the aftermath of the hurricane. Some of those organization are the Cajun Navy, Louisiana Bucket Brigade, Baton Rouge Food Bank, Imagine Water Works, House of Tulip and the Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (LASPCA). Raw Fury, a Swedish company, is already planning to donate $10,000. Nick Laborde has been working hard to coordinate these efforts and connecting with these companies. He is the owner of Raconteur Games which has a few games in the bundle. Parallax Visions has games such as Calm and Last Man Alive, and Xuelder provided the Final Battle and The Planet Is Exploding!.
If you are interested in some games for a low prices and supporting a good cause you can go to their page and grab the bundle yourself. It's a truly tragic time, and any help can go a long way, even if it's just by spreading the word.
BBL Esports Win VALORANT Open Fire All Stars
BBL Esports won against Kafalar Esports 3:1 in the grand-final of Open Fire All Stars. Open Fire All Stars is a Valorant tournament for teams from Turkey. 8 teams were divided into 2 groups. 3 teams from each group advance to the playoffs, winner of the groups secure spots in the semi-finals, the rest - to the quarterfinals. BBL Esports had two victories and one defeat, which allowed them to take first place in Group A and go to the semi-finals.
In semi-final, they beat Fire Flux Esports 3:1 to meet with Kafalar Esports in the final. The campaign of the first map looked better for Kafalar Esports, who were leading 7:5, but then the tides turned, allowing BBL Esports to win the first map 13:10. The second map was an extension of the first with BBL Esports leading 13:10. While Kafalar won the third map 13:10 this burst of momentum was short-lived. BBL Esports calmly and confidently brought the matter to its logical conclusion, 13:5.
The Open Fire All Stars winners are:
1. BBL Esports - $7,239
2. Kafalar Esports - $3,620
3. Futbolist- $3,016
4. Fire Flux Esports - $1,207
Nintendo May Be Bringing Gameboy and Gameboy Color Games To Switch Online
Who would have thought those bulky cartridge games would one day fit into a console's system memory instead? While not 'officially' confirmed, there has been a very, very strong rumor going around that Nintendo is getting ready to put its old Gameboy and Gameboy Color titles onto the modern Nintendo Switch online subscription service. The bulk of the rumors originated from the 'Nate the Hate' podcasts by Nintendo Life this past Tuesday. Eurogamer had also followed up and reported about the topic, so chances are that this may have some solid truth to it.
We currently do not have any news on what specifically would be appearing online, but we wouldn't have too many high hopes on any smaller favorites coming back. The libraries of games are still being developed, with games like Earthbound, Chrono Trigger, and others still not available. However, as competitors in the industry continue to rake in the dough by churning out remakes, it's no surprise that Nintendo also decided to jump on that train. Not only do older remakes bring back a lot of nostalgia for older players, they also breath new life into a lot of older series and allow younger players to experience them too. Remakes also need significantly less development time than entirely new games, meaning Nintendo can pump out a lot more games with a lot less effort. All in all, bringing back Gameboy games is definitely something fans will be excited about, and one rumor that we really hope will no longer be speculation.
A New Adventure Arises
Tales of Arise is a an upcoming action-packed JRPG with whimsical tales, awesome adventure, and combat for days. The game starts off in Dahna
the world of Dahna, where a mix of unique, natural environments change in appearance based on the time of day. Climb over the rocky terrain, swim in rivers, gather around the campfire, cook food, head to the next town, defeat the master of an alien planet, and liberate the people!
The protagonists in the game are the ones who wield the fate of their world in the palms of their hands. Go with them as they explore the mysteries of their kingdom, unearthing the truths of what lies around them. With new attacks and fighting mechanisms, gorgeous graphics, and twisting tales, this game is set up to be a thrilling adventure. The game can currently be pre-purchased at a price of $59.99 USD, and will be available on September 9th, 2021.
Have a wonderful Saturday! For those of you who have Labor Day off, enjoy the long weekend ahead.
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