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Image: miHoYo

Chinese gaming sensation "Genshin Impact" has been tweeted about more than any other game on the platform, according to data that Twitter shared with Axios.

Why it matters: Tweets don't necessarily sell more copies of games, but they can convey the excitement around what people are playing.

Here's the full list of top-tweeted games in 2021:

  1. "Genshin Impact"
  2. "Apex Legends"
  3. "Ensemble Stars!"
  4. "Final Fantasy VII: Remake"
  5. "Animal Crossing"
  6. "Knives Out"
  7. "Fortnite"
  8. "Monster Hunter"
  9. "Fate/Grand Order"
  10. "Minecraft"

Between the lines: The battle royale game "Knives Out" (no, it's not tied to the Rian Johnson movie) and "Ensemble Stars!" are hits in Japan.

As for E3:

  • The most tweeted games were "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Sequel," "Elden Ring," "Battlefield 2042," "Halo Infinite," and "Forza Horizon 5."
  • The most tweeted video from E3 was the trailer for "Elden Ring."

One more list: Most Talked Esports Leagues (Globally, YTD)

  1. CBLOL (@CBLOL)
  2. Call of Duty League (@CODLeague)
  3. Overwatch League (@OverwatchLeague)
  4. VALORANT Champions Tour (@VALORANTEsports)
  5. League of Legends European Championship (@LEC)

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Then-President Obama speaks alongside former Secretary of State Colin Powell during a meeting in the Oval Office in 2010. Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images

Former President Obama called Colin Powell an "exemplary soldier and an exemplary patriot" in a statement honoring the former general following his death from COVID-19 complications on Monday.

Why it matters: Powell, the first Black U.S. secretary of state, was known as a Republican but played a critical role in helping Obama get elected in 2008.

Justice Department asks Supreme Court to block Texas abortion ban

Abortion rights activists rally at the Texas State Capitol on Sept. 11 in Austin, Texas. Photo: Jordan Vonderhaar/Getty Images

The Justice Department on Monday asked the Supreme Court to temporarily block Texas' near-total ban on abortions while federal courts consider its constitutionality.

The big picture: The court last month allowed the ban to take effect, rejecting an emergency application by abortion-rights groups. The law bars the procedure after cardiac activity is detected, as early as six weeks into pregnancy.

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This arthritis drug cost $198 in 2008. Now it's more than $10,000

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

In 2008, a box of 30 anti-inflammatory rectal suppositories that treats arthritis, called Indocin, had a price tag of $198. As of Oct. 1, the price of that same box was 52 times higher, totaling $10,350.

Why it matters: As federal lawmakers continue to waver on drug price reforms, Indocin is another example of how nothing prevents drug companies from hiking prices at will and selling them within a broken supply chain.