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-- 10 Jan 2022
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Take Two Acquires Zynga, Street Fighter 35th Anniversary, Forza Horizon 5 Player Count | Gaming News





Street Fighter 35th Anniversary

Hello, guys, and welcome to the Gaming News for 10 Jan 2022. Capcom tweeted out saying "Here comes a new Anniversary. Cheers to 35 years of epic fights, fireballs and iconic rivalries!" It's to celebrate 35 years of Street Fighter. I remember playing Street Fighter 2 when I was a kid and it's nice that it's standed the test of time. And if you really want to see people who are really enthusiastic about fighting games, you should check out Maximilian_DOOD on Twitch and YouTube. He does a lot of coverage of fighting games.

Forza Horizon 5 Player Count

The next bit of news for today is Forza Horizon 5 has now hit 15 million players one month after release, which is pretty damn impressive. It's nice to see that the game is doing so well. If you're enthusiastic about racing games and so on, check out Forza Horizon 5, if you haven't already. If you've got Xbox Game Pass, you might actually already have the game available to download so you can just download it and try it out.

Take Two Acquires Zynga

And then the last bit of news for today is Take Two Interactive have acquired Zynga. Zynga is the mobile game maker responsible for games like Farmville as well as many others in a deal worth $12.7 billion or something like £9.5 billion. And what they're going to do is they're going to take a hold of all of the Take Two mobile games under the Zynga banner. The Zynga name is not going to disappear. They're going to absorb everything that is Take Two, but it's ultimately going to be owned by Take Two. It's a good thing. I think it's a good thing. Hopefully, it will push both companies and excel both because I personally actually am a fan of mobile games. People might have this perception that mobile games are full of pay to win and so on. But mobile games have moved on a lot since then, so they might be worth checking out. I am definitely enthusiastic about this acquisition. Anyway, guys, that's it for the Gaming News for today. Thank you so much as always to all the new followers and I will see you tomorrow. Thanks guys. Bye bye.

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I have played hundreds of games in my life and have experienced truly amazing games. As time has passed and games continue to evolve, I want to share my gaming adventures with the world so you can improve your gaming experience too.

There are several gaming franchises I love experiencing a lot such as Final Fantasy, Resident Evil, God of War, Uncharted, Yakuza, Assassin's Creed, The Legend of Zelda, Super Mario, Xenoblade Chronicles and more.

In 1997 when I was 12 years old, a class mate of mine asked me, have you ever played Final Fantasy 7? I was like no, what’s that? He lent me his copy, and I remember on the first night I escaped Midgar after not being able to put it down for 5 to 6 hours even though it was a school night. Shortly after I finished the game and my gaming obsession was truly planted.

Towards the end of 1998 I played Zelda 64 Ocarina of Time. It was a revelation to me, given its combat, story telling, music and satisfying ending. It also gave a hint of what open world could look like given how “huge” Hyrule Field was, which was massive for the time. After nearly 25 years, Zelda 64 Ocarina of Time still sits at the top of my favourite games of all time list.

When I went to University during 2003 to 2007, it was the era of Half Life 2. I remember spending a portion of my student loan so I could get a gaming pc powerful enough to play it.

During that time I also started my adventures in MMOs including Final Fantasy 11 and World of Warcraft. It amazes me that they are still online to this day.

After leaving University, I like most people ended up in the 9 to 5 cycle, after a year of being stuck in the “no job without experience, no experience without a job”. At the time I was still living with my parents and I got distracted on girls for a while. My love for gaming never ended though, with it always being a fall back for me.

In 2013, I started my first YouTube channel, as a way to also document my time in the upcoming Final Fantasy XIV A Realm Reborn. I had seen some YouTubers who made really good videos. For me, at the time, it was a hobby to do on the evening and weekends, I never went into it thinking one day it would be my job. I would have made videos, even if it made no money at all.

After 10 years of multiple jobs, living a very miserable existence in the 9 to 5 cycle, it all abruptly ended in 2018 with my disability of severe anxiety preventing me from commuting to London to work any more.

During the Pandemic, a lot of people were losing their jobs, and there was a lot more time to produce videos and play games. While growing as a content creator, I noticed my Instagram page had little to no content. One day I picked up my phone and recorded a video talking about gaming as it was my favourite hobby.

As I have now played hundreds of games and my passion has evolved for the last 30 years, I see my love for gaming lasting until the day I die. Games have made me laugh, made me cry, and everything in between. The recent price increases have definitely dampened gaming for most gamers, but I am in a privileged position as an Independent Gaming Journalist to receive a lot of games for free from developers and publishers to review.

I hope I can always bring the highest quality Gaming News every day, in digestible 1 to 1.5 minute summaries, to share the passion I have always had for it.

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