Your Weekly Walkthrough

TikTok pushes back, Microsoft backs up Epic Games—here’s the week at Variable.

Good morning, everyone!

Welcome to the “Weekly Walkthrough,” a bite-sized recap of last week’s stories and what we’ll be working on this week.

For now, the weather:

It’s looking to be cloudy today.
Manila: 32.6°C / 25°C

Microsoft enters the ring

Microsoft just released a statement supporting Epic Games. We’ll have more on this within the week.

TikTok takes the U.S. government to court

TikTok confirmed this weekend that it plans to sue the U.S. government over its looming ban.

Bye-bye Internet Explorer: Here’s our piece on IE, the browser everyone loves to hate.

We wrote about butts. And it was glorious.

What’s a good retro game to revisit?

Ralph: Chrono Cross, for sure. It also celebrated its 20th anniversary recently.

Franz: Tenchu: Stealth Assassins. If you loved the stealthy bits of Ghost of Tsushima, this is a game built all around that.

What’s Variable this week

  • TikTok and its U.S. legal battles, for sure
  • Epic Games and Apple is unfurling to be a good story
  • Some juicy details about the next big Call of Duty are coming this week, stay tuned for that.

That’s all we have for you. See you next week!


P.S. Yes, the cover image is still a stock photo, so don’t rip on us. We’ll have a spanking masthead for this feature next week soon.


Ralph Gurango

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