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Elon Musk reveals what his favorite video games of all time are

Published: 22/Jun/2020 0:00

by Brent Koepp

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Tech billionaire and Tesla CEO Elon Musk has revealed what his favorite video games are. The list includes classics such as Half-Life 2 and Deus-Ex. But some of his picks may surprise you.

Elon Musk has been no stranger to internet culture. The tech genius has gone viral on numerous occasions navigating the meme trends. In 2019, he even co-hosted Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg’s iconic Meme Review series.

The CEO is also admittedly a huge gamer, and has hinted at what he likes to play in the past. On June 19, the billionaire opened up about what his favorite titles are in an exchange on Twitter.

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The Tesla CEO shared his list of favorite video games.

Elon Musk’s top video games

The Tesla CEO had responded to a tweet by tech personality Marques Brownlee when another user randomly asked Musk what his favorite video games of all time are. Surprisingly, he responded to the individual and wrote out a list.

He listed several classics such as Ion Storm’s Deus Ex which released in 2000, and Valve’s iconic 2004 title Half-Life 2. The Tech giant also revealed his love for the over-the-top GTA clone Saints Row IV.

“Deus Ex / Half-Life 2 / Bioshock / Mass Effect 2 / Fallout 3 & New Vegas / Saints Row IV,” he tweeted. The post sparked a flurry of replies from users who gave suggestions as to which game he should play next.

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The Tesla CEO listed his favorite video game titles of all time.

One follower told Musk that he should play Naughty Dog’s 2013 release The Last of Us which initially came out on the PlayStation 3. He replied, and explained that he’s mainly a PC gamer, but would love to eventually tackle the Sony title.

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Elon Musk has not yet played The Last of Us.

This isn’t the first time the billionaire has weighed in on gaming. In May, he proposed an incredible idea to bring both Mojang’s Minecraft and Pokemon Go to Tesla cars.

While Elon Musk’s list skews towards RPG titles on PC, the majority of his picks are critically acclaimed and have a score that is above 80 on review aggregate site Metacritic – he’s got good taste!

Esports

NRG unveils insane $10 million ‘Gaming Fantasy Factory’

Published: 19/Nov/2020 2:45 Updated: 19/Nov/2020 2:58

by Brad Norton

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American organization NRG Esports has revealed the ‘NRG Castle,’ an over the top, $10M gaming facility designed to mirror Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory but for esports competition and content creation.

Custom gaming facilities have been all the rage throughout 2020. From the fresh 100 Thieves Compound unveiled in January to a multimillion-dollar Fortnite team house, many top orgs have been jumping on the trend.

NRG is the latest to reveal its very own property in Los Angeles with the NRG Castle. While it’s not an actual castle from the outside, it’s an enormous, multi-level spot with one of the more unique looks in the industry. It’s not a standard house, nor is it a traditional office space.

It’s a fully customized facility designed from the ground up to have a completely original look. Here’s what’s inside the 20,000 square foot “Gaming Fantasy Factory.”

NRG Castle tour
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The NRG Castle has been designed as a hub for viral gaming content.

Right when you enter the so-called castle, you’ll be met with a red carpet leading into an open area with a custom screen. A huge projector is all set up with one of every single gaming console equipped. 

“You can technically play every video game ever created on this giant movie screen,” Executive Producer Grady Rains explained.

While that’s an eye-grabbing introduction to the facility, it then leads through to a one of a kind, million-dollar “double-decker gaming couch.” On the bottom, there’s a circular couch to lay in while gaming. However, there’s also a ladder to reach a second floor, along with a slide to quickly get back down. 

NRG Castle tour
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A $1 million gaming couch fits right in with the crazy design of the NRG Castle.

All of that for a single couch is certainly fitting with the broad idea for the NRG Castle. The LA facility was “made specifically for the creation of over the top and viral gaming content.”

Adding to this over the top theme, water fountains aren’t just regular water fountains here. Instead, they “spit out energy drink.”

Of course, there’s actual office space tucked away in the building as well. It’s already come in handy back to back Overwatch League champions the San Francisco Shock.

This is only the grand reveal of the NRG Castle, so expect to see tons of unique content coming out of this location in future.