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Twitch Launching Pac-Man This June

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Twitch will be launching a playable Pac-Man starting this June, according to The Verge.

The game, which will be called Pac-Man Live Studio, will be available to play by heading to the dedicated Twitch channel for the game when it officially goes live, however you will only be able to play it on a web browser.

The original Pac-Man mazes will be available in the Classic Mode, and the studio will feature additional modes as well. For example, in Endless Mode, up to four players can play with one another and try as they try to reach the top of a global leaderboard, competing for a high school with only one life per level at their disposal.

Studio Mode will allow players to make and share mazes, via amaze editor, while Select Mode allows up to four players to try and get high scores by taking on the available community-constructed mazes.

It’s easy to see why this is making Twitch news headlines this week, as Pac-Man is a classic, and it’s unique implementation on Twitch adds another level of community engagement, and an entertaining experience centered on one of the most beloved, and classic, video games of all time.

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W Series Esports League Partners with Getty Images

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Getty Images, the global visual media brand, has officially announced their partnership with the all-female simulation racing competition known as W Series Esports League, which will see Getty Images serve as the official photographer of the league.

“Ever since Getty Images was founded 25 years ago, our specialist operations team and industry-leading photographic talent have been at the forefront of creating innovative sports photography” Ken Mainardis, Global Head of Content at Getty Images said in an official press release. “This partnership furthers the W Series aim in elevating female esports to a global audience and demonstrates how Getty Images leads the way in delivering cutting-edge content to our customers around the world.”

“But although the W Series Esports League provides great on-screen entertainment for fans and poses a stern sporting test for our drivers, there is a bigger purpose to it also: we hope that women and girls who perhaps have not engaged with esports or in particular sim racing, either as viewers or players, will be inspired by the exploits of our 20 female racers to embrace it in greater numbers than they have hitherto” Catherine Bond Muir, CEO of W Series added.”

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Simplicity Esports Acquires PL Gaming Texas LLC

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Simplicity Esports and Gaming Company has officially announced that it has acquired all assets of PL Gaming Texas LLC, which has been referred to as “one of the most successful franchisee-owned esports gaming centres in its nationwide footprint.”

“Our franchisee has done an excellent job building, staffing, and growing this location” Roman Franklin, President of Simplicity Esports said in an official statement. “The gaming center consists of over 30 gaming stations, gaming related merchandise and accessories for sale, and a quality staff that will remain in place after the acquisition to continue serving the center’s thousands of existing customers.”

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Twitch Prime July 2020 Lineup

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July is here and that means a new lineup of free games for Twitch Prime members, which comes with any Amazon Prime subscription, so you should be expecting some free PC games each and every month you’re a member.

As of July 1st, you can claim Turok 2: Seeds of Evil, Dear Esther, Grip: Combat Racing, Kunai, and Dark Devotion. As always, be on the lookout for Twitch channels streaming the free games available this month (just in case you want to preview).

Here is a more complete breakdown of this month’s offerings:

Free Twitch Prime games for July

Available until July 31st unless otherwise stated

  • Turok 2: Bad Seed
  • Dark Devotion
  • Kunai
  • Grip: Combat Racing
  • Dear Esther
  • Melbits World
  • Dream Daddy – ends today
  • PictoQuest – ends July 10
  • Mad Tracks – ends July 17
  • Reus – ends July 24

Free SNK Games

Available through December 31st, 2020

  • Art of Fighting 2
  • Blazing Star
  • Fatal Fury Special
  • Pulstar
  • Samurai Shodown II.
  • The King of Fighters 2000
  • The King of Fighters 2002

Free in-game Loot

  • Available now – Mafia City
  • Available now – Words with Friends 2
  • July 7 – Black Desert Mobile
  • July 7 – The Seven Deadly Sins: Grand Cross
  • July 9 – Yahtzee with Buddies
  • July 13 – Apex Legends
  • July 13 – Big Farm
  • July 14 – RuneScape
  • July 29 – Legends of Runeterra
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