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Bungie Employees were Doxxed, Slammed with Racial Slurs, and Received Death Threats

Bungie employees were the victims of harassment after celebrating a collaboration with an African-American streamer.

Some employees at Bungie were the victims of extreme harassment. The harassment, which mainly took place this past June, included those employees being doxxed and hit with numerous racial slurs, phone calls, text messages, and death threats.

This all began after the employees celebrated a collaboration announcement that the studio was working with African-American...
 

VRChat Fans are Livid Over Anti-cheat Announcement

The recent announcement of adding Easy Anti-Cheat has sent people into a virtual uproar.

VRChat is getting demolished by fans. Where? Everywhere. The game's Steam page has been steadily review bombed over the past couple of days. The official Discord server is full of very angry fans. The game's Reddit page is full of angry people. Even the VRChat official community suggestion and bug reporting site is blowing up with the fervor of thousands of angry fans.

At last check,...
 

Meta is Increasing the Price of their Quest 2 Headsets by $100

The already lofty barrier to entry just got a lot higher.

Meta, the company formerly known as Facebook and Oculus, just announced a price hike for their VR headsets. Starting in August, the price for the 128GB Meta Quest 2 will increase by $100 (USD) to $399.99 (USD). The price of the 256GB Meta Quest 2 will also increase by $100 to $499.99. As if that weren't bad enough, Meta says that they are increasing the prices for Meta Quest 2 accessories and refurbished units at the same time....
 

Skate 4 Officially Called skate. and Will be Free-to-Play

The release will also include cross-play and cross-progression functionality.

There was some big Skate 4 news today, starting with the fact that the game is officially being called skate. and not Skate 4. skate. will be a free-to-play title for PlayStation, Xbox, and PC platforms when it's ready to be released. It will also include both cross-play and cross-progression support.

All of this was revealed as part of developer Full Circle's latest Board Room update, which...
 

Battlefield 3 Reality Mod Releasing July 17

The mod has been in development for over seven years by more than 80 people.

The long-awaited Reality Mod for Battlefield 3 will finally be released. On July 17 the v0.1 release of the mod will bring some significant changes to the core Battlefield 3 gameplay.

The mod, which pulls inspiration from the popular Battlefield 2 Project Reality mod will add in new content like a day-night cycle, changes to how health works, a revamped medic system, and will include other changes...
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  • Less than 1% of Netflix's Subscribers Play its Games

    Less than 1% of Netflix's Subscribers Play its Games


    Since last year, Netflix has been by giving its users access to a selection of free video games as they continue to try and diversify the product that they continue to offer. However, it has been revealed to have been a rather sluggish start.

    The games to have been offered have only had a total of 23.3 million downloads, as well as an average of 1.7 million daily users, according to research undertaken by Apptopia for CNBC. These findings make for grim reading for the streaming...
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  • Fortnite Collaboration with Dragon Ball Begins August 16

    Fortnite Collaboration with Dragon Ball Begins August 16

    The long-rumored and long-awaited collab kicks off next week.

    A Fortnite collaboration with Dragon Ball has been a long time coming for some fans. The collab was rumored for several weeks now if not several months, but it's now almost here. Epic Games confirmed that on August 16 a collaboration will kick off that will bring some manner of Dragon Ball into Fortnite.

    Though the tweet is vague to those of us who zero idea about anything Dragon Ball related, it sure got a...
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  • FIFA 23 to Bring Back Loot Boxes

    FIFA 23 to Bring Back Loot Boxes

    Nobody asked for this.

    Electronic Arts confirms that FIFA 23 will keep the tradition of loot boxes alive and well. These randomized bundles will again appear in the form of FIFA Ultimate Team (FUT) Packs. These packs can either be earned by playing the game normally or by purchasing with, you guessed it, real world money.

    FUT Packs often contain a selection of content such as players and club items that can be used almost exclusively in the Ultimate Team game mode. For...
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  • New Project from Former BioWare Developers Delayed

    New Project from Former BioWare Developers Delayed

    Nightingale is a fantasy survival game that is now slated for 2023.

    Nightingale is an upcoming Victorian-era looking meets fantasy survival game that is currently in development by Inflexion Games. The studio, founded in 2018, is comprised of former BioWare developers including former BioWare general manager Aaryn Flynn.

    The game was expected to release into early access later in 2022 but it seems as though even that has been met with a delay. Inflexion Games announced...
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  • THQ Nordic Digital Showcase Begins on Friday at 12PM

    THQ Nordic Digital Showcase Begins on Friday at 12PM

    The show is expected to run for about 45 minutes.

    On Friday, August 12 at 12PM (PT; 3PM ET), THQ Nordic will host a special Digital Showcase event. This show will have a pre-show with HandyGames that will show off what they have to offer ahead of the main event.

    THQ Nordic say that they will see "brand-new announcements along with updates and reveals for previously announced games." The entire show should run about 45 minutes and will be hosted by Elle Osili-Wood...
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  • 5 Distinct Things You Need To Be A Great Gamer

    5 Distinct Things You Need To Be A Great Gamer


    Do you want to be a great gamer? Of course you do! Anyone involved in this glorious hobby knows how competitive and crazy it can get sometimes. It can also be incredibly fun. In fact, gaming is a great way to de-stress after a long day at work, spend your spare time, find ways to make extra money if you are good enough, or maybe just kick back with your friends for a bit. The way you choose the game is up to you, but sometimes you might want to take your performance to higher levels. In...
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  • Half-Life 2 VR Mod Public Beta to Release in September

    Half-Life 2 VR Mod Public Beta to Release in September

    A mod that was at one point "all but abandoned" will finally see the light of day.

    It has been in development by fans for about five years now, but at long last a VR mod for Half-Life 2 is about to be released. This September a public beta will begin from a group that calls themselves the Source VR Mod Team. This mod aims to bring the entirety of Half-Life 2 to the world of virtual reality.

    The team released a new trailer for the mod this week. While it doesn't...
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  • Xbox Returns to Gamescom with 6-Hour Livestream

    Xbox Returns to Gamescom with 6-Hour Livestream

    Xbox is back at Gamescom with some new games and returning favorites.

    Microsoft revealed their big Gamescom lineup and schedule today, which seemingly includes a six-hour long livestream. The "Xbox Booth @ gamescom Live Stream" will take place on Thursday, August 25 from 5AM - 11AM (PT).

    This stream will include various developer interviews and some gameplay footage. Xbox has not indicated that there will be any new announcements made during this stream, so keep...
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  • Neill Blomkamp's Off the Grid Game to Incorporate the Digital Trash Known as NFTs

    Oh, but don't worry, the trash that is NFTs will be purely optional in this game.

    Gunzilla Games is still working on Off the Grid, a "next-generation battle royale" that is the brainchild of District 9 director Neill Blomkamp. We really haven't heard anything about Off the Grid since its initial reveal in May, but today we have learned that Gunzilla is incorporating an NFT platform into the game that is called GunZ.

    GunZ will utilize the blockchain to facilitate...
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  • Trans Twitch Streamer Keffals Arrested After Being Swatted

    Trans Twitch Streamer Keffals Arrested After Being Swatted

    The streamer was the target of a swatting incident this past week.

    Clara "Keffals" Sorrentai is a trans streamer that does not shy away from political commentary. Last week on August 5, Keffals was arrested by Candian police after a swatting incident following a false report.

    Keffals, in a new YouTube upload talking about the incident, says that the police terrorized her and has kept her locked out of various accounts. Their reasoning is because she's "still...
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  • Red Hood Takes the Spotlight in New Gotham Knights Trailer

    Red Hood Takes the Spotlight in New Gotham Knights Trailer

    Another gameplay video for the not-Batman Batman game.

    Warner Bros. Games just released another new video today for their upcoming open-world action-RPG, Gotham Knights. Today's new video shares new gameplay and some cutscene segments of Red Hood, who is also known as Jason Todd.

    According to WB Games and DC, Red Hood is a "highly trained marksman and hard-hitting, hand-to-hand fighter who's reached the peak of human strength, making him an expert in both ranged and...
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  • 4 Video Games That Had a Huge Impact Over the Past Decade

    4 Video Games That Had a Huge Impact Over the Past Decade


    The past decade saw a lot of significant developments in terms of new games and trends in the gaming industry. There have been a lot of new games made in a variety of genres, such as AR and VR, which have given players an incredible experience. Video games have improved so much in terms of gameplay, graphics, sound effects and stories and that is because of technological advances. However, an industry that is taking full use of technological advances is the online gambling industry, this...
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  • Blizzard to Halt Overwatch Loot Box Sales this Month

    Blizzard to Halt Overwatch Loot Box Sales this Month

    The end of a (crappy) era.

    We already knew that Blizzard was doing away with paid loot boxes when Overwatch 2 launches in October, but we did not know until today when they would stop selling loot boxes in the original Overwatch. A new update from Blizzard says that they will finally sunset the sale of paid loot boxes on August 30.

    Ahead of that date, Blizzard is doing one last hurrah with an Anniversary Remix event. The event, which began today, will give you about three...
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  • Destiny Fans Believe a New Subclass was Leaked by a Bungie Artist

    Destiny Fans Believe a New Subclass was Leaked by a Bungie Artist

    It's just one big assumption based on one dev's ArtStation post.

    Destiny 2 fans are going wild at what they believe to be a leak of an entirely new subclass coming in the near future to their beloved MMOFPS. The leak comes from a very short clip that was posted to a Bungie artist's ArtStation account. The content, since removed from ArtStation but reposted elsewhere, was first reported on by the DestinyTwoLeaks Twitter account.

    From a quick look, the footage that runs...
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  • Delays Hit Both ARC Raiders and Marvel's Midnight Suns

    Delays Hit Both ARC Raiders and Marvel's Midnight Suns

    The only constant in the gaming world is that games will be delayed.

    We have a couple of quick game delay announcements to share with you today. First up, we learned that Marvel's Midnight Suns has been delayed. We also learned that ARC Raiders has met with the same fate.

    Marvel's Midnight Suns, slated for PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X|S are now pushed to a "Fiscal Year 2023" release. This moves it fairly well beyond the planned release window of the second...
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  • Poll: Have You Ever Raged Because of a Game?
    by Shawn Zipay
    Broken controllers, holes in walls, excessive yelling and swearing.

    While I'm sure we would all like to consider ourselves here calm, cool, and collected that might not always hold true when playing a frustrating game. Maybe you're having a particularly frustrating day, and nothing is going your way. Maybe your teammates (and totally not you) are doing terrible and you're losing a multiplayer game because of it. Maybe you just died for the 50th time to a boss that did some unblockable...
    Yes, I've raged. Full on broken controller & hole in wall levels of rage.
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    Yes, I've raged but without any sort of property damage.
    80.00%
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    No / can't remember. I'm as calm as a cucumber even when the odds are stacked against me.
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    07-18-2022, 02:31 PM
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