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Valve is Giving Away a Steam Deck Every Minute of The Game Awards

For the first time ever, you'll be cheering for those long musical performances.

Valve just sent out a press release announcing that they are giving away one 512GB Steam Deck every minute during the live airing of The Game Awards.

Entry is relatively simple. Head on over to the Steam Deck giveaway page, click on the giant blue button to register, and maybe set yourself a reminder to watch the show. That's pretty much it for now.

During the live airing of The...
 

Ubisoft Confirms Return to Steam with Assassin's Creed Valhalla

Ubisoft to return to Steam's "unrealistic" distribution model.

Ubisoft is returning to Steam after they took their ball and went home about two years ago. In 2019, Ubisoft decided to stop releasing their games through Steam, instead opting to sell their PC releases exclusively through Ubisoft Connect (formerly Uplay) and the Epic Games Store. In the same year, Ubisoft vice president for partnerships and revenues, Chris Early, said that Steam's distribution model was "unrealistic."...
 

Microsoft Pauses Windows 11 22H2 Rollout Due to Game Stutters

The 22H2 update may result in "lower than expected performance" or stuttering in games.

In early October, Microsoft publicly released the 22H2 update for Windows 11. This update brought several new features to the operating system, the return of several features common to Windows that were common in older versions, and several bug fixes. Unfortunately for those that play video games, which is probably you if you're reading this, it also introduced several performance issues....
 

Meta Lays Off Over 11,000 Employees

This is a reduction of roughly 13% of its total workforce.
Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Meta, just announced that they have let go more than 11,000 employees across many divisions. This reduction is equal to about 13% of Meta's total workforce.

The message shared with Meta employees was also shared publicly by Zuckerberg. In the remarks issued, he says that some discretionary spending will be cut and there will be a hiring freeze at Meta through Q1 2023. This is being done, according...
 

AMD Announces Radeon RX 7000 Desktop GPUs

The new cards are built on AMD's new RDNA 3 architecture.

As part of their "together we advance_gaming" event, AMD announced their new RDNA 3 desktop GPUs. After only a handful of rumors and even fewer leaks, AMD announced the first two GPUs in the Radeon RX 7000 series: Radeon RX 7900 XTX and Radeon RX 7900 XT.

Here is a quick rundown of the major specs and pricing for these cards. The current release date for both of these cards is December 13, 2022.
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  • Green Hell Devs Release Statement on Future Updates

    Green Hell Devs Release Statement on Future Updates

    The short of it: Don't worry, updates are coming.

    The development studio behind the survival adventure game, Green Hell, released a statement today in an effort to be as transparent as possible with their fans. Developer Creepy Jar sent out this letter to address some of the concerns for both console players and PC players of Green Hell.

    Apparently the console version of Green Hell has some issues that the community feels are going ignored? I'm not 100% sure, but that's...
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  • World War Z: Aftermath Out Now

    World War Z: Aftermath Out Now

    Also marks the game's first release on Steam.

    PC users that prefer to use Steam have a good reason to celebrate today as World War Z is finally available on a platform that isn't the Epic Games Store (still gonna post my affiliate link though). Today, World War Z: Aftermath is out for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Epic Games Store, and for the first time ever on Steam.

    There is backwards compatibility for the game allowing it to be played on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series...
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  • How Technology Advances are Adapting the Gaming Industry

    How Technology Advances are Adapting the Gaming Industry


    Technology has developed drastically in the recent decade, and nobody can deny that fact, you could say that these newest pieces of tech are driving innovation in the gaming industry, and you can admit that we have come a long way from the snake and ladders days. Snake and Pong were once the prime of video gaming, and almost everyone was familiar with the games structure and the patterns, now fast forward to 2021, the game snakes and ladders seems to be played by absolutely nobody and is...
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  • Rumor: Quantic Dream is Making a Star Wars Game

    Rumor: Quantic Dream is Making a Star Wars Game

    You ever just want a rumor to not be true in the slightest?

    Quantic Dream, the studio behind games like Heavy Rain and their latest, Detroit: Become Human, is rumored to be working on a new Star Wars game. This rumor originally surfaced through French YouTuber Gautoz. Gautoz reports that the studio recently signed a deal with Disney.

    A second report, this time from Dualshockers, corroborates the original rumor with their own sources that say Quantic Dream is indeed working...
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  • Chapters 3-5 of Deltarune to Release at Same Time

    Chapters 3-5 of Deltarune to Release at Same Time

    It will benefit both the dev team and fans.

    This past week, Deltarune: Chapter 2 was released and contrary to initial statements, it was released for free to everyone. The wait between Chapter 1's release and Chapter 2's release was quite long. A period of about three years spanned between the release of the first two chapters.

    Thankfully, the waits between Chapters 3, 4, and 5 won't be nearly as long. In fact, creator Toby Fox says that he plans to release all three of...
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  • New PS5 Firmware Might Increase Framerates in Some Titles

    New PS5 Firmware Might Increase Framerates in Some Titles

    Don't expect any major miracles though.

    The latest big firmware update for the PlayStation 5 was officially released on September 15. With it came the long-awaited ability to install third-party M.2 drives for adding increased storage capacity to your console. This was the update that entered into beta trials back in July.

    It seems as though there was another benefit not documented in the changelog. The tech wizards at Digital Foundry discovered that select titles saw...
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  • The Good Life Releases October 15, 2021

    The Good Life Releases October 15, 2021

    That's it, that's the post.

    A confirmed, totally set in stone release date for SWERY's The Good Life was just announced. That date, according to the press release and the headline is none other than October 5, 2021. It is on this date that you will get to solve mysteries and turn into animals on the PC via Steam, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and the Nintendo Switch.

    This confirmed release date comes just a couple of weeks after the game was confirmed to be coming later this...
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  • Dying Light 2 'Dedrick' Audio Story Out Now

    Dying Light 2 'Dedrick' Audio Story Out Now

    The audio series continues.

    One week ago, we shared the story about the second audio story for Dying Light 2, entitled "Antigone." Today, we're sharing the latest called "Dedrick" that shares a new Urban Legend audio story.

    Dedrick is a story about a father who has lost his child in the post-apocalyptic world of Dying Light 2. The story talks about a choice that "changes more than one life" once the father finally finds his daughter.
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  • BloodRayne 'ReVamped' Releases Hit Consoles this Fall

    BloodRayne 'ReVamped' Releases Hit Consoles this Fall

    Oh and also the Switch. They want to make sure you know it has a Switch release.

    Ziggurat Interactive is ready to publish the "ReVamped" editions of both BloodRayne and BloodRayne 2 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and the Nintendo Switch. All three will have digital releases, but only the PS4 and Switch will have a physical release courtesy of Limited Run Games. Naturally, those with a PS5 or Series X|S will be able3 to play these releases through backwards compatibility....
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  • New and Updated Job Actions Detailed for Final Fantasy XIV

    New and Updated Job Actions Detailed for Final Fantasy XIV

    Class job changes are coming alongside Endwalker.

    Final Fantasy XIV producer and director Naoki Yoshida detailed some of the changes that are planned for each job at the release of Endwalker on November 23, 2021. The latest comes from the latest showing of the Letter from the Producer Live Broadcast that aired this past weekend.

    This stream also talked about some of the new battle-related adjustments that are coming in addition to the all-new sage and reaper jobs. Some...
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  • THQ Showcase Revealed Six New Games

    THQ Showcase Revealed Six New Games

    And here they are...

    Did you miss the 30-minute long THQ Showcase that aired just a short while ago today? Hey, don't worry about that too much. The good news for you is that we have all of the major announcements that were made contained in a bite sized news post right here. It's almost like a Newsbits in everything but name.

    We have fresh information on these games: Destroy All Humans 2, Outcast 2, Superpower III, MX vs. ATV Legends, Jagged Alliance 3, ELEX II, Expeditions:...
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  • How to Pick the Best Proxy Server for Gaming

    How to Pick the Best Proxy Server for Gaming



    Proxy servers are some of the most used technologies in the world of gaming today. A proxy server is a tool that separates an internet user and the destination they want to access. This tool translates traffic to an address and facilitates the requests back from the address to the end-users.

    In the gaming industry, proxy servers play a critical role in enhancing gaming experiences. Proxy servers enable gamers to enjoy smooth and fast connectivity. They can also use proxies...
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  • A Decently Sized Team Fortress 2 Update is Now Available

    A Decently Sized Team Fortress 2 Update is Now Available

    I guess there is a TF2 team at Valve after all.

    Valve just released a fairly chonky update today for Team Fortress 2. This update does not seem to add in any additional content to the game, but rather focuses on bug fixes and updating various pieces of content.

    Some of the major points in this update include a fix for an exploit that let players impersonate other Steam accounts, disabling player sprays by default, and some changes to the map cp_snakewater_final1.
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  • DirectX 11 is Coming to Guild Wars 2 this Month

    DirectX 11 is Coming to Guild Wars 2 this Month

    Performance gains are to be expected.

    Guild Wars 2 is making the jump from DirectX 9 to supporting DirectX 11 in a future update. Senior Engine Programmer James Fulop took to the Guild Wars 2 website today to talk about what this means for players.

    One of the biggest things that players will notice with this move is a boost to performance. More on that from Fulop in a moment.

    It should also be known that the beta for this update will kick off on September...
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  • Marty O'Donnell Charged with Contempt of Court

    Marty O'Donnell Charged with Contempt of Court

    The former Bungie composer now owes the studio tens of thousands of dollars in legal fees.

    Former Bungie composer Mary O'Donnell has been found in contempt of court after it was found that he was using Destiny music assets. This use of assets from Destiny broke the terms of a 2015 lawsuit between himself and Bungie. As a result of this ruling, O'Donnell now has to pay tens of thousands of dollars in legal fees to Bungie.

    According to Eurogamer, O'Donnell had uploaded videos...
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  • Poll: Best Part of The Game Awards?
    by Shawn Zipay
    With The Game Awards being literal days away now, I'm just curious to know what your favorite parts are of the show. You know, assuming you have a favorite part to begin with.

    Might have a second poll this month to see get your opinion on this year's event after the show airs on December 8th.
    The actual awards
    33.33%
    1
    World Premiere game trailers
    33.33%
    1
    The musical performances
    0%
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    Geoff Keighley
    33.33%
    1
    Hideo Kojima
    66.67%
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