For the second straight year, Twitter will host a Livestream of The Game Awards.
The Livestream will be available free-of-charge to Twitter users globally via live.twitter.com/thegameawards or @thegameawards, with the pre-show starting at 5:30 p.m. PT/8:30 p.m. ET Dec. 7, followed by the two-hour awards show.
The Game Awards is an annual awards ceremony for the video-game industry, and it is produced and hosted by media entrepreneur Geoff Keighley.
A Twitter timeline will accompany the Livestream, including real-time conversation, live comments, and Twitter user polls. Including the hashtag #TheGameAwards in tweets will also unlock a hashtag-triggered emoji.
Fans will also be able to vote on the event’s biggest awards via direct message.
Twitter said the Livestream and highlight clips will include advertising packages with TV-style spots and pre-rolls.
Back in October, GameStop announced that it would debut a used game rental service called PowerPass. Interested gamers could pay $60 for six months to have one title out at a time. At the end of those six months, subscribers would be able to choose a title to keep. But now, according to Kotaku, it looks like GameStop is suspending the program indefinitely.
It's not clear why the retailer is putting PowerPass, which was in the middle of its soft launch, on hold; Kotaku reports that employees have been ordered to remove all signage about the program from stores and put it in the back rooms. Employee speculation centers around GameStop's antiquated point-of-sale system, and specifically that it isn't equipped to handle the mechanics of a game rental service.
If you already have signed up for PowerPass, a GameStop spokersperson told Kotaku that you can bring your pass and rented video game in for a full refund, and you'll be allowed to select a free used game. The spokesperson specified that the roll out was being paused due to "program limitations." It's not clear when or if PowerPass will be open to the public again.
For all you gamers who spend countless hours replaying the same game you beat a million times before just to unlock a platinum trophy on PS4, There's good news coming your way.
Sony, through their rewards program, will now led you redeem those trophies for points that can be redeemed for credits that can be redeemed for new games and accessorises. Finally it will all be worth something, kinda.
Sony in a recent update to its rewards program revealed that PlayStation trophies can now earn points that can be redeemed for a small kickback. The breakdown is as follows:
The gaming giant will accept 1,000 points in exchange for a $10 credit. While it isn't much, at least it's something.
Sony a couple of months back announced that it was giving away four replica Platinum Trophies to its top completionists, those that strive to unlock every possible achievement a game has to offer. That promotion was limited to Australian fans whereas the new rewards incentives are only for US-based gamers (at least, for now).