In federal court on Wednesday, Hunter admitted to misusing more than $150,000 in campaign funds from 2010 to 2016. My favorite thing about this case? The fact that, in the Department of Justice press release about the plea, the US government makes a point of calling videogames a "trivial" purchase. It's not, like, wrong. But ouch.Snoop Dogg Is a Digital Sports Commentator NowRapper, entrepreneur, friend of Martha Stewart—Snoop Dogg is a lot of things. Everything he does, it fits his brand because he's built for himself such a profound and valuable eccentricity that, y'know, whatever, sure, that sounds like Snoop Dogg. Now he's adding a new line to his resume: official commentator for EA Sports' NHL 20, the latest entry in the long-running hockey game series.
This is kind of great. Canned voice-over commentary is one of the most reliable tropes in EA's style of sports games, and if the company is going to keep doing that, recruiting more entertaining names is a wonderful idea. Let's get elaborate with this. Have John Oliver and Oscar Isaac do a podcast to go along with the career mode of Madden 22. Get Tony Danza to commentate NBA Live in-character as Tony Micelli from Who's the Boss? C'mon, let's do this.
New Season for Destiny 2 Starts Next Week, Brings More Time Travel Shenanigans
Destiny 2's seasonal model continues next week with the Season of Dawn, which will see players fix a time paradox they are currently in the midst of creating in the current season. Breaking time? No biggie, because it's a perfect opportunity to introduce a new repeatable activity. This one, called the Sundial, will also serve as a means to bring back Saint-14, a fan-favorite character who died in the game's deep lore.
This will be the second season in the new season-pass-style model for Destiny 2, so a lot relies upon its success. Will this model interest players going forward? Does the miniature treadmill of the seasonal pass reward system work for this game? We'll see.
Recommendation of the Week: Doom II by id Software, on Basically Any PlatformDid you ever play Doom II? The sequel to the legendary original first-person shooter is a messy, odd thing. Bigger, more complex maps, more monsters, more challenges. It's a classic sequel, larger and more bloated, less tidy, but possibly more interesting. If you're a fan of that mold of game, and you never checked this one out, it's been ported to pretty much everything, and it's a fascinating experience. Though you might not be as pressed to beat it as you were the original.
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