We begin tonight’s round-up with a story from the camp of U.S Army eSports. Twitch has blocked the U.S. Army from running controller giveaways after they were allegedly found to redirect viewers to a military recruitment page.
A report from The Nation dug into how the US Military is using online gaming to recruit teens. The Nation found that viewers watching the Army’s channel were being presented with chat prompts to “win an Xbox Elite Series 2 controller.” For the full story, please click on the link.
Other stories in this Evening’s Round-up
eFootball PES 2021 Season Update details revealed
Konami has confirmed that eFootball PES 2021 would not be a huge leap forward for the football franchise, stating that this year’s game will be more of a season update at a lower price.
In addition, Konami has confirmed that eFootball PES 2021 will release on September 15th for PS4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam for €29.99 / £24.99. This version of the game will include the latest club and season updates as well as the UEFA Euro 2020 content. For the full story, please click on the link.
Dr. Disrespect May Take Legal Action Against Twitch For His Ban
Guy ‘Dr Disrespect’ Beahm was banned from Twitch over three weeks ago and has remained relatively silent on the issue since.
In one of his first interviews since then, Beahm suggests that he is considering legal action against the company over the miscommunication surrounding the ban. But there remains no explanation for why he was banned. For the full story, please click on the link.
PS5 Pre-Order Date Will Be Announced Ahead Of Time, Sony Says
Sony revealed the PlayStation 5 for the first time in a reveal event last month. Along with a slew of next-generation games that will release on the console, the company gave us our first look at the PS5 itself and revealed several of its first-party accessories.
Unfortunately, Sony still hasn’t announced the PS5’s price or release date, so PS5 pre-orders haven’t gone live yet. For the full story, please click on the link.
Yearly Xbox Live Gold Subscriptions Removed From The Microsoft Store
Eagle-eyed Xbox fans have noticed that you can no longer purchase yearly Xbox Live Gold subscriptions from the Microsoft Store, with just one-month and three-month options now available.
As a result, speculation has ramped up that Microsoft might be preparing to make adjustments to the service, such as embedding it within Xbox Game Pass or even dropping the subscription entirely.
This also follows a recent VentureBeat article from industry insider Jeff Grubb who predicted that Microsoft might talk about the future of Xbox Live Gold at this month’s Xbox Games Showcase on July 23, questioning whether it might be time to phase it out due to its outdated nature. For the full story, please click on the link.
The Xbox One X and Xbox One S has Officially been discontinued
Microsoft has confirmed it will discontinue the Xbox One X and Xbox One S Digital Edition production “As we ramp into the future with Xbox Series X, we are taking the natural step of stopping production on Xbox One X and Xbox One S All-Digital Edition.
Xbox One S will continue to be manufactured and sold globally,” the company said in a statement. For the full story, please click on the link.
The Last of Us Part 2 Had the Biggest First Month of Any 2020 Game in the US
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