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We’ve got more information on Razer’s upcoming gaming phone. Glixel’s Brian Crecente reports that it’s “Named simply the Razer phone, the device uses something that the company is calling an Ultramotion Display, which is a 5.72-inch IGZO LCA screen that runs at 120 Hz and is protected by Gorilla Glass 3.” Check out the article for more from the designer on features and a host of pictures.
Nintendo Switch and EA? Not a priority currently for EA, Game Informer’s Imran Khan reports. “They [EA] do not expect to develop any more titles for the Nintendo Switch until they re-evaluate whether or not it is worth it … EA is waiting ‘until [the Switch] has been on the market for a full year’ before committing any more resources to it.”
Crunchyroll is pushing for gamers. “The move comes shortly after the anime-streaming video service hosted a one-week survey to better understand the crossover between Japanese animation and gaming fans,” AListDaily’s H.B. Duran reports. “Over 10,500 users participated in the survey—90 percent self-identified as gamers and 54 percent considered themselves to be ‘hardcore’ gamers.”
Sega released its earnings for the first half of the year, and they were bolstered by Sonic Mania and “its Entertainment Contents segment,” GamesIndustry.biz’s James Batchelor writes. “For the six months ended September 30th, Sega Sammy Holdings reported net sales of ¥194.7bn ($1.71bn), up 14.9% year-on-year from ¥169.5bn ($1.49bn). Operating income came in at ¥26.8bn ($235m), up almost 75% from ¥15.3bn ($134m) last year.”
Watch Dr. Disrespect absolutely lose his mind after winning $100 off a pretty epic headshot in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. “‘Doc, I’ll give you $100 if you hit this shot,’ ex-CSGO pro and popular PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds streamer Shroud,” Kotaku’s Nathan Grayson reports.
1440p and Xbox One X? No problem. Engadget’s Saqib Shah reports that “According to Xbox group program manager Kevin Gammill, the console will output to native 1440p on a supported monitor.”
Yo, Immortals fans. For $1,850 you can buy an “Immortals Stealth Gaming Chair” from LF Gaming.
DMarket is looking to bring the esports memorabilia market to the forefront. “In August, DMarket announced that they had raised more than $1.5 million in support of their new blockchain-based game marketplace,” Venture Beat’s Aurangzeb A. Durrani reports. “The marketplace will allow gamers to freely trade, buy and sell in-game assets and turn those assets into real spendable currency.”
A new “The Legend of Zelda-themed 2DS” could be yours Black Friday for $79.99. IGN’s Filip Miucin reports that “The “Link Edition” console is green with yellow buttons and includes a copy of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D pre-installed.”
Brianna Wu, a congressional candidate vying for Rep. Stephen Lynch’s Massachusetts seat, took to Twitter to reach voters and play Wolfenstein II. “A DNC press rep said they weren’t aware of any of their candidates using Twitch in this manner. The RNC did not respond as of this writing,” Venture Beat’s Jason Wilson writes. “The Pew Research Center also didn’t have an answer on if using video game livestreaming could help reach the Millennial audience.”
If you’ve got a “retro” game or item to sell, Amazon is opening a dedicated section just for you called The Retro Zone. “The Retro Zone includes a selection of mobile games (distributed via Amazon’s Appstore for Android) that are either modern releases of older games … or sport a “retro” style like the recently-released TV show tie-in Stranger Things: The Game,” Gamasutra’s Alex Wawro reports.