About Maya Moraleja

Maya first started gaming at the age of three with a copy of Pokemon Silver on the Gameboy color and just fell in love with the hobby. Expanding her horizons on different games and genres turned into something that eventually lead to her seeking out a career in gaming. Pronouns: She/her

Physical VS. Digital During Lockdown

Gamers question whether it’s better to own a game physically on a disc or to own it digitally downloaded onto their console. This is because of COVID-19 and the pandemic.

During Lockdown

Digital video game sales increased in 2020. Nintendo reported a 12.3% increase in digital game sales over 2019 in their nine-month financial results briefing. One reason for this increase is the stay-at-home orders that went into effect with the COVID-19.

As more people were staying indoors to slow the spread of COVID, digital gaming became a convenient way to keep up with new game releases and stay entertained during quarantine. Combined with stores being forced to shut down, for many people digital distributions were the only way to obtain these games for that period.

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Video Game Review: Persona 5 Strikers

All screenshots were captured on a PlayStation 5 Console

Persona 5 Strikers released in February 2020 in Japan followed by a worldwide release in February 2021. Despite the game getting delayed in the west because of COVID-19, this game still sold extremely well. In the United States, P5S became the third bestselling game of February 2021. This game launched on the PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and Steam.

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Please Keep Playing at Home

Sony made 11 games free to download for PS4 and PS5 owners for their Play at Home program.

Much like last year’s Play at Home program, these games are being given away as an incentive to stay home. As many people are still social distancing because of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s important to have some kind of entertainment. With 11 games, there’s a good chance that some players will be interested in at least one game. Do note, five of these games require or have heavy use of PlayStation VR.

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Pokémon Presents Feb 2021

The Pokémon Company reveals their plans for the 25th anniversary with a 20-minute Pokémon Presents.

Pokémon Red and Green first released in Japan 1996. Since then, it became the world’s largest media franchise spawning several sequels, TV shows, cards, and a myriad of spin-offs. To celebrate this event, the Pokémon company revealed three major projects and a virtual concert to featuring Post Malone on Feb 27.

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