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Andy Wang

Newbie journalist and freelance writer. I cover tech and business news with some gaming news here and there. If I'm not writing, I'm reading. If I'm not reading, I'm gaming. I've been writing for about 2 years now for various publications and I'm glad to be a part of barrelrolled to share some insights and news about trending topics.

Andy Wang

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s sales (already) surpasses other games, accessories, and digital cards on Amazon

Amazon reports that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is the best-selling video game product of all time in 2018. This is just crazy, considering that we’ve had so many blockbuster games this year. Just a few that I can think of off the top of my head are Marvel’s Spider-Man, Red Dead Redemption 2, Call of …

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South Korea’s “ELO boost law” fines boosters up to $18K (or 2 year jail time)

South Korea has some major influence over the esports community with many highly successful players over a wide span of titles. The competitive landscape of esports must be maintained with integrity as South Korea had many problems with players using hacks and ELO boosting, which is basically a way to increase their in-game “rank” by using …

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Media Molecule announces Dreams livestream; Public beta release date “later this year”

Media Molecule, the company behind their upcoming project Dreams, has since faded behind the veils of “we’re working on something but we can’t tell you anything about it until we’re ready.” Besides the recent release of their Dreams recreation of a level in Little Big Planet, there hasn’t been much news about them. In fact, I …

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Fallout 76: Nukes for days, terrible lag, and “stuck” Power Armor. Oh my!

Fallout 76’s launch was less-than-spectacular. And now with a share of bugs, terrible lag, and weird visual glitches, the game needs a lot of work from developer Bethesda. One of the most exciting things about Fallout 76 were the nukes. Now, a few users have made the process of acquiring parts of a nuclear launch code …

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Bethesda posts warming “thank you” letter for the creation of Fallout 76

With the explosive launch of Fallout 76 just two days away on November 14, Bethesda Games posted a very emotional letter (posted below) on their Twitter account with a Fallout-themed photo. The letter isn’t really a promo material, but rather a “huge thanks” to everyone at Bethesda and ZeniMax and to all the fans who helped give …

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