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Steam Summer Sale 2019 is Now Live

Wallets be aware.

If you noticed Steam is loading slowly today, or even not at all, there is a good reason for it. The Steam Summer Sale 2019 kicked off just about an hour ago today. It seems as though this year's official name for the sale is the "Steam Grand Prix Summer Sale" and it runs from now (June 25) through until July 9, 2019.

During this time, you'll be able to save a lot of money on a lot of games. I'm talking about thousands of games being on sale here. You want Assassin's Creed Odyssey for 50% off? You got it.

How's about Devil May...
 

Steam Will Not Support Ubuntu 19.10 and Later

But will still support Linux.

Valve is one of the big reasons why gaming on Linux has seen such a massive surge in recent years. One of the biggest pushes came not from specially created Linux builds of games, but from Proton, a fork of Wine that Valve released to allow for games to become playable on Linux that may not have native Linux support. At present, there are over 5,400 games that work through Steam on Linux thanks to Proton.

Over the years, Valve has recommended that those looking to get into using Linux try out Ubuntu Linux. Last Friday, that all changed....
 

Fortnite '14 Days of Summer' Event Begins Today

A fortnight of Fortnite.

Today marks the start of Fortnite's "14 Days of Summer" event. Epic Games says that for each day, players can drop into Fortnite for something new. This event applies to both the still fairly popular Battle Royale mode and the less popular, but still enjoyable, Save the World mode.

In Battle Royale a new item will be unvaulted every day for 24 hours. There is going to be a new "LTM" featured each day. This is in addition to new daily challenges and free wards. There are also going to be new outfits "and more" featured...
 

Review: Judgment (PS4)

The same, but different.

Sega, specifically the Yakuza team at Sega, are really damn good at what they do. The primarily Japanese developer has been on a roll with their stellar Yakuza-focused releases this generation that include Yakuza 0, Yakuza Kiwami and Kiwami 2, and Yakuza 6. All of these titles have received high praise both from myself and from other media outlets these past few years.

It should then come as no surprise that the level of quality found in those titles does not take any sort of hit with the team's latest release, Judgment. Make no mistake about...
 

EA Attempts to Distance Themselves from 'Loot Boxes' by Calling them 'Surprise Mechanics'

If it walks like a duck and talks like a duck, it must be a surprise mechanic.

EA and loot boxes, loot boxes and EA. In some people's minds, there is no better pairing save for "gamers" and "rising up." For the past several years now, the studio has been repeatedly under fire for how they included loot boxes in many of their titles. They have included loot box mechanics in games like Madden with their Madden Ultimate Team card packs, FIFA with the similar Ultimate Team mode, Battlefield 1, and perhaps most notably, Star Wars Battlefront 2.

In fact,...
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  • Leifang and Hitomi Revealed in Dead or Alive 6 Gamescom Trailer

    Leifang and Hitomi Revealed in Dead or Alive 6 Gamescom Trailer

    A new trailer for Dead or Alive 6 from Koei Tecmo America was released today. This newest trailer provides your first look at the new characters of Leifang and Hitomi to the Dead or Alive 6 roster. It also showcases a new interactive stage.

    Dead or Alive 6 will be on display at the Deep Silver booth at Gamescom this week.
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  • Twitch Ditches Ad-Free Prime Viewing

    Twitch Ditches Ad-Free Prime Viewing

    For the longest time now, those who had a Prime subscription, Twitch or Amazon, were offered the ability to view any stream on the streaming service without worry of seeing ads.

    Well, that's going away.

    Twitch and Amazon want more money, even if you're already giving them some for a Prime subscription. Emails went out earlier today informing all users of this upcoming change.

    They also detailed the changes to Prime in a new blog post.
    As we have continued to add value to Twitch Prime, we have also re-evaluated some of the existing Twitch Prime benefits. As a result, universal ad-free viewing will no longer be part of Twitch Prime for new members, starting on September 14. Twitch Prime membe
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  • Windjammers 2 Announced for PC and Switch

    Windjammers 2 Announced for PC and Switch

    It may be called Windjammers 2 but it's all about the disc, flying disc to be precise. Dotemu announced today that Windjammers 2 is in development and is coming in 2019 for the Nintendo Switch and PC.

    On top of this, the original Neo Geo version, originally developed by Blitworks, will be released on October 23 for the Nintendo Switch. It will be priced at $14.99 (USD).
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  • Life is Strange 2 Revealed

    Life is Strange 2 Revealed

    The wait is over. The teasing is no more. Square Enix and DONTNOD Entertainment have finally provided a real reveal for Life is Strange 2.
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  • NVIDIA RTX 20xx Series Coming in September, RTX 2080 Ti Starts at $1200

    NVIDIA RTX 20xx Series Coming in September, RTX 2080 Ti Starts at $1200

    As you probably heard by now, if you read some previous news posts here, NVIDIA held their pre-Gamescom 2018 event today. During the event, they announced that their Turing powered lineup of graphics cards will be released starting on September 20.

    They're making the jump from the 10xx line straight up to 20xx cards, beginning with the $499 (USD) RTX 2070. The GeForce RTX 2080 will go for $799. The GeForce RTX 2080 Ti will start at $1,199.

    RTX? Yep. Nvidia is also re-branding from "GTX" to "RTX" to emphasize their RTX branding for real-time ray tracing technology. Here are some additional details on what games will support DirectX Raytracing (DXR) along with the Deep Learning Super-Sampling (DLSS), which is essentially yet another form of AA for games.
    NVIDIA RTX comes with a strong set of tools that game developers are using
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  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider to Utilize Real-Time Ray Tracing Technology from Nvidia

    Shadow of the Tomb Raider joins the ever growing list of games that will make use of Nvidia's real-time ray tracing. This was announced a short time ago today during Nvidia's event at a pre-Gamescom event.

    A real-time demo of Shadow of the Tomb Raider running with the real-time ray tracing tech will be shown this week during Gamescom 2018 behind closed doors. However, you can also watch this new technology trailer that was released to the public today to get a sample of what it looks like.

    The trailer features a look at ray traced shadows and lighting, HDR, tessellation, 4K rendering, and more.
    Real-time ray tracing is an innovative rendering
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  • Battlefield V Open Beta Begins September 4; New Ray Tracing Features Announced

    The open beta for Battlefield V begins on September 4 for those that pre-order the game and on September 6 for everyone else. This open beta will be available to everyone on the PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.

    This beta will include the Rotterdam map on Conquest mode and the Arctic Fjord map on Conquest and Grand Operations. DICE and EA showed off some Rotterdam gameplay a few days ago. This is the same footage that they're showing off this week at Gamescom 2018.

    In addition to this beta news, it was revealed today that Battlefield V will make use of Nvidia's RTX tech for real-time ray tracing.
    Previously used to pre-render lifelike
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  • Metro Exodus Gamescom 2018 Trailer Gives First Taste of Gameplay

    Metro Exodus Gamescom 2018 Trailer Gives First Taste of Gameplay

    Thanks to Gamescom this week, we have our first look at the gameplay experience coming with Metro Exodus.

    Metro Exodus is playable at Gamescom at both the Deep Silver booth and at the GeForce Gaming Celebration event starting today. The place where they revealed the $1200 (USD) RTX 2080Ti, or is that the $1000 RTX 2080Ti? Nvidia apparently changed the price a couple of times,...
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  • Just Cause 4 Tornado Gameplay Reveal will Spin You Right Round

    Just Cause 4 Tornado Gameplay Reveal will Spin You Right Round

    Square Enix is finally ready to show you all what Avalanche Studios has been up to when it comes to adding in crazy weather simulations into Just Cause 4. I'm talking about tornadoes, Texas T, twisters, or whirly funnels as the settlers used to call 'em.
    This new video highlights the sheer power and scale of one of the 4 unique, Extreme Weather simulations in JUST CAUSE 4, the breath-taking Tornado. Players will experience fully physicalized, gigantic Tornados rip through the landscape, send huge pieces of debris spiralling through the air and tear airplanes out of the sky. Once in its path, the trajectory of every object is being
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  • New Video for The Bard's Tale IV: Barrows Deep Focuses on Combat

    New Video for The Bard's Tale IV: Barrows Deep Focuses on Combat

    The latest video reveal for The Bard's Tale IV: Barrows Deep focuses on combat.
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  • MudRunner 2 Announced

    MudRunner 2 Announced

    If you like to get a bit dirty, then you'll be happy to hear that MudRunner 2 was announced today from Saber Interactive and Focus Home Interactive. This sequel to Spintires: MudRunner will once again feature plenty of mud, sandbox style gameplay, and annoyingly realistic driving physics.
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