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(Update) How Content ID and Party Hard's music screwed both YouTubers and TinyBuild

[Update: YouTube's PR team got back to us with some more information on the Content ID system. According to YouTube's help site, content matches for "so-called Royalty free production music libraries" -- see also: the music used in Party Ha...   read

 
 
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The North American Switch commercials are kind of bland

Last week, Nintendo released some advertisements for the Switch in its home country. Earlier today, some English language commercials for the Switch were released, and they'll no doubt be unavoidable if you have a kid with any sort of scree...   read

 
 
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1-2-Switch revealed to have 28 games including 'Baby'

Ever since 1-2-Switch has been announced it's been met with lots of criticism. The more we saw and the more we played, the more skeptical we have all become of this $50 party game. One thing that was not completely disclosed until toda...   read

 
 
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Use Your Words adds some strategy and psychology to the Jackbox formula

I've made no secret that I enjoy the Jackbox series of party games, and playing them is something my group of friends always seems to enjoy when we get together. Being able to use your smartphone or other internet-capable device as a contro...   read

 
 
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Jackbox Party Pack 3 is headed to the Switch

Jackbox Games confirmed earlier today that its most recent collection of party games, The Jackbox Party Pack 3, will soon be available for the Nintendo Switch. This will be the first Jackbox game available on a Nintendo platform, since the ...   read

 
 
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1-2-Switch is not the next Wii Sports

When the Wii launched over 10 years ago (10 years!?), people were still unsure about the concept of motion control in video games. "What is this TV remote-looking thing? How will anyone play games with this?" The innovative console turned o...   read

 
 
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1-2 Switch is the first game announced at Nintendo's Switch event

The first game Nintendo showed off during the Switch event wasn't one where you look at a television. Instead, it's focused on personal interaction, and reading the people around you. It's called 1-2-Switch, and Nintendo wants to position ...   read

 
 
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Rage Disco is about a cyborg archaeologist, an ancient party, and a missing jacket

Stop me if you've heard this one before: An Indiana Jones-like cyborg discovers an eternal nightclub party and gobbles up copious amounts of liquor and pills on his way to finding his missing jacket. Oh, wait. No. No, you probably actually...   read

 
 
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Review: The Jackbox Party Pack 3

Jackbox Games has a great thing going with its Party Packs. It's way easier to get people to play a game if they already have the equipment, nearly everyone carries a smartphone around these days. I've found that it's far less intimidating ...   read

 
 
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Review: Blade Ballet

The inimitable Jack Handey once wrote "Boxing is like a ballet, except there's no music, no choreography, and the dancers hit each other." Add some robots, and that's basically Blade Ballet.   read

 
 


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Sink it and drink it: Folks are playing beer pong in Halo 5

Beer pong. It's an innocent party game that is sometimes turned not-innocent by idiots with hyper-competitive tendencies and lack of perspective. It's also the subject of many bad songs. Now, it's in Halo 5 too. Making use of Halo 5's ...   read

 
 
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Review: Drawful 2

Jackbox Games sure has this whole party game thing figured out. While I may have some friends who would balk at a night of video games (heathens) or suffer flashbacks of Chinese checkers with Grandma when invited over for board games, Jackb...   read

 
 
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Review: Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes

Have you ever wanted to be trapped in a room with a bomb and be audibly fed instructions on how to disarm it while it slowly ticks down and the light flickers and a nearby alarm clock goes off? If so, you have very specific fantasies that w...   read

 
 
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Drawful 2 will finally realize the dream of drawing with two colors at once

Out of all the Jackbox Party Pack minigames, Drawful quickly established itself as a favorite among the group of degenerates I occasionally get drunk and stupid with. It offers the perfect potential chance for whimsy and obscenity to make a...   read

 
 
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Review: Just Dance 2016

Yes, another Just Dance -- the seventh in the series -- has arrived. This latest edition is no exception to the usual hallmarks that defines the series with its ease of accessibility and colorful party atmosphere. It holds onto the sam...   read

 
 
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Here are some Bethesda-approved Fallout 4 cocktails

A few hours ago, I left the site of Bethesda's Fallout 4 launch party with a temporary case of tinnitus (thanks, Calvin Harris!) and a belly full of Nuka Cola Quantum & In-n-Out burgers. It was a rad time, especially the parts wher...   read

 
 
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The Jackbox Party Pack is coming to retailers

Beloved party game The Jackbox Party Pack is coming to North American retailers on Nov. 6, courtesy of Telltale Games' new publishing arm. The partnership between Jackbox Games and Telltale is "part of an all-new strategic publishing initia...   read

 
 
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Review: Jackbox Party Pack 2

Last year, The Jackbox Party Pack showed everyone how to do party games right. It served up quick, punchy laughs, and did it all with zero hassle. This was thanks in no small part to the game's innovative interface that allowed friends to p...   read

 
 
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12-person party chat available now on Xbox One

Microsoft is introducing 12-person party chat to Xbox One from today -- and you don't have to be in the preview programme to use it. Major Nelson confirmed that the feature, which received 2200 votes on Xbox Feedback, will ro...   read

 
 
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Contest: Win a copy of Party Hard!

The fine folks at tinyBuild were kind enough to give us three Steam copies of the just released Party Hard, so that we could pass them on to you! The game is pretty darn fun imo and for free, how can you complain? To win, all you have to do...   read

 
 
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Review: Quiplash

Quiplash is what you get when Fibbage and Drawful get a few drinks in them and stop screwing around. When you strip down the flimsy excuse of a lying/trivia game, remove your friends embarrassing chicken-scratch doodles, and leave nothing b...   read

 
 
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New karaoke game That's What I Call Sing coming to PS4, Xbox One

There are a lot of people who couldn't give a tiny rat's ass about karaoke games. I am not one of those people. Surprised? Yeah. ME TOO. Turns out that I need a release from all the blood and shit kill:death ratios of my typical daily gamep...   read

 
 
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What every amiibo looks like with a party hat

One year ago to the day, Nintendo unveiled amiibo at its E3 press conference. Since then, the tale of these little plastic figurines has been well-documented. Many of them are low in supply, they're stressful to find, and every subsequ...   read

 
 
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Creator blames Konami for end of popular 27-year-old series

Momotaro Dentetsu isn't a household name in the states, but in Japan the series has sold tens of millions and long predates Mario Party as a popular (train-themed) video game board game. The Hudson series has seen dozens of entries since it...   read

 
 
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Knight Squad was the most fun I had at PAX South

If you were to take booths' popularity at PAX South and plot them on a heat map, most of the obvious candidates would stick out. Twitch would be red hot, as it constantly had a flurry of people swarming to watch their favorite streamers. Dr...   read

 
 



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