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Riot Games Announced A Multi-Game, Crossover Event

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To celebrate the release of its new Netflix series, Riot Games announced a month-long, multi-game crossover event, called RiotX Arcane. The popular game League of Legends (with 157 champions and counting) will have a an animated television series and it was announced in 2019, during Riot’s 10th anniversary. 

If you did not know, the first three episodes of Arcane were released on November 6. There are 9 episodes in total and the next six episodes should be available this month. Twin cities, Piltover (Valoran’s cultural center) and Zaun, involve two sisters fighting on rival sides of a war and without spoiling anything, I can say it is a massive hit.

RiotX Arcane Announcement Trailer

Are Video Games Dying?:

Whether or not GameStop fades away, video games are here to stay. There is a reason why Netflix dove in the video game industry and why Mark Zuckerberg capitalized on video games with the Oculus. Countless video games were delayed from being released. Critics expect the game developers to create what they vividly dream about, but everything they dream about, is not what your neighbor wants. Your creative ideas may not be what your family and friends want in a video game. 

The art of entertainment is not dying, but if everyone take the initiative to create video games, nevertheless, you can expect a dying era. Can you imagine if people released video games as much as they try to independently release new music? Eventually, you will notice an endless amount of cliche ideas and hopefully, the process of getting rid of bugs and glitches, would be a no-brainer.

What if Lara Croft from the Tomb Raider game series teamed up with Sonya Blade from the Mortal Kombat series. Both characters are adventurous, independent, good-looking, and dangerous. Lara Croft is based on Indiana Jones and is known to carry around Pistols, Twin Pistols, or Dual Pistols. Sonya Blade carries around a Glock17L. 

What if James Bond met Batman or the web-slinger, Spider-Man in a video game? Bruce Wayne or Peter Parker, under the right circumstances, could use the help of James Bond. Put forth the effort in saving the so-called dying video game industry, then maybe you will be successful.

Isaiah Joshua is an author and poet and has a love for video games. In May 2016, he graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a Bachelor's Degree in Cinema Arts and Science. As an avid gamer, some of his favorite games are "WWF No Mercy, Hitman, Manhunt, Sims 3, Mortal Kombat, and Street Fighter. Conscious in gaming culture, he is always researching gaming history, as well as the latest games to write about.