This story about driving desert buses, boiled down, in 1:15 minutes.

What’s the fuss?

Over $1 million was raised for children’s charity thanks to a dedicated group of people willing to torture themselves by playing the most mundane video game ever made.

The situation

Penn and Teller, most famous for being incredible magicians, are less famous for creating the video game Desert Bus for the little-known…

This story about equity within the boys’ club, boiled down, in 1:38 minutes.

What’s the fuss?

Lately, incumbent gaming corporations have been hit with serious lawsuits citing gender discrimination and inequality against women. PlayStation is the latest target, and it could be a big one.

The situation

The video game industry has rightly been marred for being a boys’ club, in which many have began to speak out…

This story about big surprises, boiled down, in 1:43 minutes.

What’s the fuss?

Fans of one of the most important video game franchises of all time are ecstatic about the surprise release of Halo Infinite’s multiplayer mode. It’s fantastic news for most, but might be bad news for a few.

The situation

Xbox’s first person sci-fi shooter franchise Halo is legendary, with its latest sequel…

This story about fixing after the fact, boiled down, in 1:55 minutes.

What’s the fuss?

A sequel to a long-established warfare video game franchise is taking heat for numerous technical issues and missing features. With one week left until its official release, it’s unlikely they’ll have the time to appease fans by then.

The situation

The next entry in the Battlefield video game franchise, Battlefield 2042, is…

This story about new horizons, boiled down, in 1:14 minutes.

What’s the fuss?

Netflix Games’ trial run has ended and has fully launched worldwide. Although the scope of the service has started small, it has a promising future.

The situation

Netflix Games, Netflix’s mobile gaming service, first did a test run in Poland earlier this year.

  • Android users were able to download and play Netflix…

This story about consequences, boiled down, in 1:35 minutes.

What’s the fuss?

Fortnite, the extremely popular battle royale game, has removed an emote related to a certain rapper after his music festival led to the deaths of 8 people. This likely won’t be the extent of it.

The situation

The megastar rapper Travis Scott recently held his annual music festival, Astroworld, in Houston’s NRG…

This story about watching man’s best friend(s), boiled down, in 1:32 minutes.

What’s the fuss?

The world’s most popular streaming service is about to make viral stars of other species thanks to its category dedicated to animals. Live internet content is getting more varied by the minute.

The situation

Since the dawn of the Internet, funny cat videos took and continues to take the world by storm

This story about reinvention, boiled down, in 1:20 minutes.

What’s the fuss?

Facebook is formally changing its name to reflect a new direction the company is taking. Surprisingly, it’s right up gaming’s alley.

The situation

You may know Facebook as the massively popular social media site, but it has drastically diversified its offering over the past few years — especially towards gaming.

This story about giving smaller games the limelight, boiled down, in 1:20 minutes.

What’s the fuss?

Many gamers were left disappointed after today’s PlayStation showcase showing off some new games. Although little was shown of anticipated AAA titles, it shows the investment PlayStation has made into smaller titles.

The situation

A few months ago, PlayStation knocked it out of the park with their first games showcase in over…

Matt Eng

Writer, gamer, seeker of simplicity.

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