Day: September 18, 2020

How Esports Helped Malaysian Gamer Aiman Hafizi Gain His Citizenship

“I’ve always felt like a Malaysian. I was born and raised here.”

20-year-old gamer Muhammad Aiman Hafizi Ahmad, who was born in Malaysia and raised in the city of Taiping, sat for every local public school examination, and even moved to another state to pursue his esports career at eighteen.

Yet, when he was given the chance to represent his country at the international stage thrice, he couldn’t go because he was stateless and did not have a passport.

Stateless Status

Born to an Indonesian mother, Aiman was adopted by a Malay family when he was only ten days old.

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Sony Won’t Put Its New First-Party Games On A Subscription Service Because It’s Not ‘Sustainable’

Sony has said that the company doesn’t plan to bring its new first-party games to a Game Pass-like subscription service because it wouldn’t be “sustainable.”

Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan broke the news in an interview with GamesIndustry.Biz. The interview noted the surprising reveal of the PlayStation Plus Collection during the PS5 conference, which will bring a library of the PS4’s best games to the console, available to PlayStation Plus subscribers for free.

In light of this news, Ryan was asked whether PlayStation might follow Microsoft’s lead in bringing all of its future first-party games to a subscription

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Ys Origin Pre-Orders Go Live On Switch With A Tasty 20% Discount

If you’re thinking of picking up Ys Origin on Nintendo Switch, you’ll be interested to know that it’s now available to pre-purchase from the Switch eShop. The best news? It’s currently 20% off.

The discount is available across Europe and North America, and is valid right up until the game’s release date of 1st October. You can order it now for £14.39 / $15.99; it’ll rise back up to £17.99 / $19.99 on launch day.

That’s not all, though, as a new trailer for the game has also been released (see above). It introduces us to Ys Origin’s duo of

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