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Call of Duty's New Anti-cheat has Apparently Leaked Online Just One Day After Being Announced

It's already being reverse engineered by cheat makers.

Over the span of just three days, we had Activision issuing a threat against cheaters, the reveal of Ricochet, the new kernel-level anti-cheat coming to Call of Duty, and now today that anti-cheat has apparently already been leaked. Not only that, but Ricochet is apparently already being reverse engineered by "pay to cheat" (P2C) developers.

Ricochet as it is known was announced just yesterday for Call of...
 

Activision Blizzard Lawsuits Hit a Major Snag

There may be a conflict of interests that are muddying the waters.

Stick with me on this, because this is probably going to be a little confusing. At the end of September 2021, Activision Blizzard settled a lawsuit brought on by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) for the lowly amount of $18 million (USD). This lawsuit would be used to "compensate and make amends" for employees impacted by the rampant sexual discrimination and harassment that has been...
 

Major Twitch Data Breach Leaves All Accounts Vulnerable, Exposes Streamer Revenues

Over 125GB of Twitch data has been leaked online.

An anonymous hacker has just leaked a 125GB torrent of hacked and stolen Twitch data on Wednesday, October 6. This is allegedly just the first part of a larger data breach. According to a report from VGC, the leak was done in an attempt to "foster more disruption and competition in the online video streaming space" since Twitch's "community is a disgusting toxic cesspool."

According to reports, the leaked...
 

Battlefield 2042 Beta Begins October 6

It's coming.

DICE and EA finally lifted the lid on information concerning the upcoming open beta for Battlefield 2042. It has been a long time coming and it's great to finally get some news about this. I know the fanbase has been getting a little, let's just say antsy, with each day that passed by where we did not hear anything.

In the latest Battlefield Briefing, the team announced that the Beta for Battlefield 2042 will run from October 6 through October 9. Specifically,...
 

SEC Now Investigating Activision Blizzard

Bobby Kotick has been subpoenaed.

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has launched an investigation into Activision Blizzard. The government agency will be looking into how Activision Blizzard has handled, or mishandled, the numerous cases of sexual harassment, toxic workplace environments, abuse, and discrimination.

This comes after the state of California sued Activision Blizzard in July over the aforementioned allegations, and then later expanded...
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  • Valve Bans Steam Games that Feature NFTs and Crypto

    Valve Bans Steam Games that Feature NFTs and Crypto

    At least one developer is upset about this new move.

    Valve is no longer allowing games built using blockchain technology that "issue or allow exchange of cryptocurrencies or NFTs" to be sold or offered through Steam. This news was actually revealed on Twitter by the developer of one such NFT-based game.

    This new rule is listed on Valve's onboarding rules page for developers. It was first brought to light by the developer behind Age of Rust, SpacePirate Games....
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  • Two Final Content Updates Announced for Animal Crossing: New Horizons

    Two Final Content Updates Announced for Animal Crossing: New Horizons

    One will be free while the other must be paid for.

    Two new content updates are coming out soon for Animal Crossing: New Horizons. The first is the free 2.0 update that will include Brewster and his coffee shop named The Roost, which is attached to the in-game museum. The other update is a piece of paid DLC called Happy Home Paradise that will allow you to design the home of your dreams and a new archipelago location.

    Both of these DLC releases will be released on November...
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  • Nintendo Reveals Pricing for Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack

    Nintendo Reveals Pricing for Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack

    It's a pretty hefty price increase.

    Nintendo has finally revealed the pricing and availability date for their Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack membership. This is the more expensive tier of Nintendo Switch Online that will grant subscribers access to N64 and Sega games as well as Animal Crossing: New Horizons' Happy Home Paradise DLC. This DLC can be purchased for $24.99 (USD) on its own if desired.

    That higher cost for Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack is...
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  • Crysis Remastered Trilogy Released Today

    Crysis Remastered Trilogy Released Today

    Maximum remaster.

    Crytek released the Crysis Remastered Trilogy today on PC via the Epic Games Store, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. This release includes remasters of Crysis, Crysis 2, and Crysis 3. All games can be purchased separately or as a collection if you did not buy last year's release of just Crysis Remastered.

    All three games include the classic Crysis games but with improved lighting, visually enhanced characters, weapons, and...
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  • Call of Duty's New Anti-cheat has Apparently Leaked Online Just One Day After Being Announced

    It's already being reverse engineered by cheat makers.

    Over the span of just three days, we had Activision issuing a threat against cheaters, the reveal of Ricochet, the new kernel-level anti-cheat coming to Call of Duty, and now today that anti-cheat has apparently already been leaked. Not only that, but Ricochet is apparently already being reverse engineered by "pay to cheat" (P2C) developers.

    Ricochet as it is known was announced just yesterday for Call of...
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  • Sony Opens Registrations for a Chance to Purchase a PS5 for the Holidays

    Sony Opens Registrations for a Chance to Purchase a PS5 for the Holidays

    Yep, they're still nearly impossible to find.

    Much like other hardware items, PlayStation 5 consoles are still damn near impossible to find and purchase. To maybe help alleviate some of the stress of hunting for Sony's latest console, the company has opened up a direct registration system that will give those in the United States a chance to purchase a PS5 this holiday season.

    Naturally, invitations will be limited. Additionally, Sony notes that invitations to purchase...
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  • EA Removing Coach Jon Gruden from Madden NFL 22

    EA Removing Coach Jon Gruden from Madden NFL 22

    He will be replaced by a generic placeholder.

    EA announced that they will be removing the former Las Vegas Raiders head coach Jon Gruden from Madden NFL 22. This is being done following Gruden's resignation after it was recently revealed by the New York Times that he made several racist, homophobic, and misogynistic remarks across multiple emails over the past 12 years.

    News about Gruden's removal from Madden was made through the game's official Twitter account yesterday....
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  • Gaming Forum ResetEra Purchased for $4.55 Million

    Gaming Forum ResetEra Purchased for $4.55 Million

    The site was sold to a Swedish media company.

    The somewhat popular gaming forum known as ResetEra has been acquired by M.O.B.A. Network, a Swedish media company. The site was sold for a staggering $4.55 million (USD). The sole remaining owner of ResetEra, Cerium, received $3.55 million as the deal was closed with another $1 million to be paid by December 31, 2021.

    ResetEra will join other M.O.B.A. owned gaming communities such as Leaguespy.net and Dotafire.com.
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  • Major Deathloop Update Improves Performance and NPC Behavior

    Major Deathloop Update Improves Performance and NPC Behavior

    The first major update for the game addresses some of its biggest issues.

    Bethesda and Arkane just released the first major update for Deathloop a short time ago today. This update is available now on the PC and PlayStation 5. They're calling it "Game Update 1" and it aims to improve several key areas of the gameplay as well as addressing some issues with camera smoothness. In addition, some changes were made to NPC behavior and several fixes for crashing issues were also...
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  • PGA Tour 2K21 'Baller Edition' Announced

    PGA Tour 2K21 'Baller Edition' Announced

    Get it? Because of golf balls.

    2K just announced the Baller Edition of PGA Tour 2K21 today that includes various bonus content and is "dripping with swag." Because when I think of golf and golfers, I immediately think of "swag." I say this as someone who used to golf regularly.

    PGA Tour 2K21 Baller Edition includes the base game, all of the previously released DLC courses, all previously released game modes, an assortment of the "hottest gear"...
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  • Battlefield 2042's Hazard Zone Sounds a Lot Like Ghost Recon Frontline

    Battlefield 2042's Hazard Zone Sounds a Lot Like Ghost Recon Frontline

    Stop me if you've heard this one before.

    DICE and EA showed off the Hazard Zone gameplay mode today for Battlefield 2042. This mode, which will be included with the purchase of the base game, sounds familiar. Like, it sounds really familiar.

    The mode will have you inserting into a point on one of the base Battlefield 2042 maps as a squad of four. Once on the ground, you must locate and retrieve Data Drives that are scattered around the map. All the while you will be fighting...
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  • FIFA Wants to Charge EA $1 Billion Every Four Years for License

    FIFA Wants to Charge EA $1 Billion Every Four Years for License

    This might give us a reason why EA is considering changing the name.

    Recently, EA revealed that they have been considering ditching the "FIFA" name from its annual soccer video game franchise. There were some definite questions raised as to why EA would even consider doing such a thing since FIFA is a hugely recognizable name.

    Today, some light has been shed that could provide a good reason why EA was considering this move. According to a new report from the...
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  • Final Fantasy 14 Surpasses Another Player Milestone

    Final Fantasy 14 Surpasses Another Player Milestone

    Square Enix shared some big player numbers this week.

    Square Enix's massive MMO, Final Fantasy 14, just continues to grow and grow. During a recent hands-on preview event for Final Fantasy 14: Endwalker, the game's director Naoki Yoshida revealed some fresh player numbers to the public.

    Yoshida says that Final Fantasy 14 recently surpassed 24 million players. Not only that, but the game is now the most profitable Final Fantasy game ever released. These announcements come...
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  • Ghost Recon Frontline Delayed One Week After Being Announced

    Ghost Recon Frontline Delayed One Week After Being Announced

    Today's scheduled closed test has been delayed.

    Just last week, Ubisoft announced a new battle royale game set in the Tom Clancy omniverse. They call it Ghost Recon Frontline and it's expected to be released at some unspecified time in the future. The title has been in development now for three years from Ubisoft Bucharest.

    Today's delay focuses on the closed beta test that was expected to go live today. The delay was announced on Twitter. A specific reason for the delay...
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  • Sony Giving Away Three PlayStation VR Games in November

    Sony Giving Away Three PlayStation VR Games in November

    Free games are being offered as part of a five year anniversary celebration.

    Sony is giving away three PlayStation VR titles to all PlayStation Plus subscribers in November 2021. This is being done as part of the headset's fifth birthday celebration. Included in today's announcement is word about what the most-played PlayStation VR titles of all time have been.

    I guess that stipulation about needing a PlayStation Plus subscription to get these games is a bit of a misnomer....
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  • What is Your Favorite Candy?
    by Shawn Zipay
    A little something different for Spooktober.

    It's October and you know what that means: Scary costumes, frights, chills, creepy games, spooky movies, and yes, lots of candy.

    Despite this being a gaming focused site, let's mix up this month's poll, shall we? Instead of doing the obvious question of asking what your favorite scary game is, let's find out what your favorite Halloween candy might be. Now, there are a LOT of options out there. I'm just going to list some of...
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    Snickers
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    0
    Starburst
    20.00%
    1
    Skittles
    20.00%
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    Kit Kat
    0%
    0
    Butterfinger
    0%
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    Twix
    20.00%
    1
    Candy Corn
    0%
    0
    M&Ms
    20.00%
    1
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