Microsoft Acquires Activision Blizzard, Tears of the Kingdom Review, and More.

Microsoft Acquires Activision Blizzard, Tears of the Kingdom Review, and More.

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Microsoft Acquires Activision Blizzard

Hold onto your controllers, folks, because we’ve got some earth-shattering news! In a move that rocked the gaming industry, Microsoft has acquired Activision Blizzard For $68.7 billion, the mega-publisher behind some of the biggest franchises in gaming history. This deal has sent shockwaves through the gaming community, with fans and critics alike wondering what this means for the future of their beloved titles.


Let’s break it down, shall we? Microsoft, the mastermind behind the Xbox console empire, has pulled off a massive power play by acquiring Activision Blizzard, the creative minds behind iconic franchises like Call of Duty, World of Warcraft, and Candy Crush (yes, even those addictive candy-matching shenanigans). It’s like the Avengers teaming up with the Justice League – a monumental crossover that could reshape the gaming landscape as we know it.


Now, some of you might be wondering, “But Quirky Gamer, what does this mean for my favorite games?” Fear not, dear readers, for I have some insights to share! With this acquisition, Microsoft gains control over some of the biggest gaming IPs out there, which means we might see some exciting collaborations and exclusives in the future. Picture this: Master Chief from Halo joining forces with Thrall from Warcraft to save the galaxy from an army of zombies. Okay, maybe that’s a bit far-fetched, but you get the idea!

Tears of the Kingdom Review

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Greetings, fellow gamers! It’s time to embark on a heroic adventure in the long-awaited sequel to the beloved masterpiece, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. That’s right, the epic journey continues in Tears of the Kingdom, and let me tell you, it’s a game that will make your heart race and your thumbs sore from all the intense gameplay.

In this highly anticipated sequel, we once again step into the boots of the legendary hero, Link. Our mission? To save the kingdom of Hyrule from the clutches of evil. Now, I know what you’re thinking, “But Link already saved the day in Breath of the Wild!” Well, my friend, evil never sleeps, and it seems that trouble has found i ts way back to our beloved kingdom.

Tears of the Kingdom introduces us to a vast new world, teeming with secrets and challenges at every turn. The graphics are nothing short of breathtaking, with stunning landscapes that will make you want to take a moment and simply admire the scenery. I found myself pausing the game several times just to soak in the beauty of Hyrule.

But don’t let the mesmerizing visuals fool you; this game is not just a pretty face. The engaging story will keep you on the edge of your seat, eagerly awaiting the next twist and turn. The writers have truly outdone themselves, crafting a narrative that is both immersive 

and emotionally impactful. I may have shed a tear or two during some of the more heartfelt moments. Don’t judge me!

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Now, let’s talk about the gameplay. Oh boy, where do I even begin? Tears of the Kingdom introduces a range of new mechanics that will make you rethink everything you thought you knew about adventuring in Hyrule. 

Who can forget that paraglider? It’s back, baby! Soaring through the skies of Hyrule has never been more exhilarating. Just be careful not to crash into any mountains or unsuspecting enemies. Trust me, I learned that the hard way. Ouch!


But wait, there’s more! Tears of the Kingdom also introduces a revamped combat system that is as addictive as it is satisfying. Every sword swing, every arrow fired feels impactful and weighty. It’s the kind of combat that will have you yelling “Take that, you foul creature!” at your TV screen. Or maybe that’s just me. Regardless, it’s an absolute blast.


As a longtime fan of The Legend of Zelda franchise, Tears of the Kingdom truly delivers on all fronts. It’s a game that honors its roots while pushing the boundaries of what we thought was possible. The attention to detail is astounding, from the way the grass sways in the wind to the intricate design of each dungeon. The developers poured their hearts and souls into this game, and it shows.


So, my fellow adventurers, if you’re a fan of The Legend of Zelda or open-world games in general, Tears of the Kingdom is an absolute must-play. It’s a masterpiece that will be talked about for years to come. Grab your controller, gather your courage, and prepare to embark on an unforgettable journey through the kingdom of Hyrule. Trust me, you won’t be disappointed.

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Nintendo Switch OLED Sells Out

The Nintendo Switch OLED has been a huge success, with the console selling out in many stores. The new version of the Switch features a larger, 7-inch OLED display, improved speakers, and a wider kickstand.

The Switch OLED is the perfect way to enjoy your favorite Switch games on the go or at home. It’s also a great way to experience Breath of the Wild and Tears of the Kingdom in all their glory. If you’re looking for a new Switch, the OLED is the way to go. It’s the best version of the console yet.

That’s it for this week’s Gaming Nerds Newsletter. Be sure to check back next week for more news and updates!

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Memory Lane!

“Do a barrel roll!” – Star Fox 64

 “All your base are belong to us.” – Zero Wing

“Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.” – Illidan Stormrage

“Courage need not be remembered, for it is never forgotten.” – King Rhoam Bosphoramus Hyrule

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