Author: Jerry Smith

I'm a news writer from New Jersey. I graduated from Duke University with a degree in Economics in 2022 and worked as a sports editor for The Chronicle.

Cristiano Ronaldo might be nearing the end of his career, but the soccer superstar still leads Forbes’ list of the world’s highest-paid athletes due to his substantial earnings in Saudi Arabia. Forbes’ list, released on Thursday, reveals that Ronaldo earned $260 million over the past 12 months, with $200 million coming from his club contract with Al-Nassr and $60 million from off-field earnings. The 39-year-old topped the rankings for the fourth time, surpassing golfer Jon Rahm, who secured a lucrative three-year deal with the Saudi-backed LIV Golf Tour in December, and Inter Miami forward Lionel Messi. Forbes calculated that Rahm’s…

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Microsoft announced the Proteus Controller on Wednesday, offering a modular video game controller kit priced at $299. This innovative device empowers Xbox gamers with disabilities to personalize their gaming experience. Crafted under the Designed for Xbox initiative by peripheral company ByoWave, this wireless controller comprises compact cubes featuring interchangeable faceplates. These faceplates incorporate controller buttons, a directional pad, and analog sticks. The modular components of the controller feature a “snap and play” design, allowing gamers to assemble over 100 configurations and LED lighting arrangements. This versatility enables one-handed gamers and others with disabilities to tailor the controller to their preferences.…

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For the past two years, people with a Netflix subscription could get many mobile games for free. Netflix made over 75 mobile games, featuring popular titles like Grand Theft Auto, Love Is Blind, Monument Valley, and Oxenfree, among others. Currently, there’s a possibility that Netflix is looking into ways to make money from its gaming business, as per a recent report. Netflix Plans to Make Money from Games The Wall Street Journal mentions that the company has been talking for several months about how to earn money from its games. This includes things like in-app purchases, charging for higher-quality games,…

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Over a year after being offered for sale, Manchester United announced on Sunday that British billionaire Jim Ratcliffe has agreed to purchase a part of the famous Premier League team. Ratcliffe, who owns the large company INEOS and is among the wealthiest individuals in Britain, will acquire a share of “up to 25%” in the club, investing $300 million in its Old Trafford stadium. As part of this arrangement, United stated that Ratcliffe would oversee the soccer operations of the club. Ratcliffe’s Plans for Manchester United Upon finalizing the agreement, Ratcliffe will contribute $200 million, with an additional $100 million…

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On December 22, China revealed new rules to control the time and money spent on online gaming. This caused a drop in the stock market value of major Chinese tech companies, losing billions of dollars. The proposed regulations, shared by the government, aim to restrict in-game purchases and prevent excessive gaming habits. They also repeat the ban on online game content that threatens national unity or security and harms the country’s reputation and interests. The announcement caused the stocks of major tech companies to fall sharply, erasing tens of billions of dollars from their overall worth. The leading company, Tencent,…

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Epic Games took legal action against Google, and the outcome of the case is different from their dispute with Apple. A jury has decided that Google violated US antitrust laws in managing the Play Store. According to The Verge, the jury has unanimously agreed that Google unlawfully had a monopoly on distributing apps and handling in-app payments for Android devices. The jury also found Google’s agreements with other gaming companies and device manufacturers to be anti-competitive, especially in pre-installing its apps on Android devices. Epic Games and Google Legal Clash Epic Games claimed in its legal filing that Google secretly…

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Next year, in February, soccer fans in Hong Kong will have the opportunity to see the famous player Lionel Messi (2023 Ballon d’Or award winner) in action. This will happen when David Beckham’s Inter Miami plays against the Hong Kong team. The match everyone is looking forward to is scheduled for February 4 at the Hong Kong Stadium. While they’re in town, the team plans to have an open training session, and half of the tickets for this event will be set aside for community outreach. It’s important to note that this tour is the team’s first venture into international…

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Less than a day before Rockstar was set to debut GTA VI’s first trailer, a now-suspended account posted the trailer on X (formerly Twitter). The company had initially planned to reveal the preview the next day at 6 a.m. ET on Tuesday, December 5th. However, due to a leak, they had to release it earlier. Grand Theft Auto VI Leak The leak originated from the @Gta6trailerleak account on X (formerly Twitter). Subsequently, Rockstar Games, a part of Take-Two, posted the trailer on YouTube. As a result, X suspended the account responsible for the leaked video. https://twitter.com/RockstarGames/status/1731813331244085531/ The release of Grand…

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Rockstar just announced that the first video for Grand Theft Auto 6 will be out on December 5, which is two days before The Game Awards. This is the eighth main GTA game, and most of the information fans have is from leaks, not official announcements. The title “Grand Theft Auto 6” itself was leaked, as Rockstar Games hasn’t officially told us the name yet. Rockstar Games Confirms Date and Time for the Trailer Rockstar revealed the trailer news on November 8 but only mentioned it was coming “in early December.” It wasn’t until December 1 that they confirmed the…

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GTA 6 might be the most awaited video game ever, and when it comes out, it’s expected to break many sales records. There’s been a long wait since GTA 5, and that’s only made players more excited. We’re about to get a sneak peek at the game in the next few weeks, and until then, here’s everything we currently know about GTA 6. Rockstar Games is Ready to Unveil GTA 6 at Last It’s been ten years since GTA 5 came out on September 17, 2023, becoming the second best-selling video game ever with over 190 million copies sold worldwide.…

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