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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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  • NEO: The Worlds Ends with You Out Now on Steam

    NEO: The Worlds Ends with You Out Now on Steam

    Take 25% off of the beloved RPG for a limited time.

    Square Enix just released NEO: The Worlds Ends with You today on Steam. Though I've never played it myself, I hear a lot of people really like this action-RPG, so they're probably pretty excited to pick this one up today. For those that are eager to pick up the game ASAP, you can enjoy a 25% discount from now through October 25 at 9AM (PT).

    NEO: The World Ends with You is a follow-up to the previous action-RPG named The...
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  • Bayonetta Voice Actor Reportedly Offered at Least $15,000 for Role, Not the $4,000 Initially Claimed

    The latest evidence suggests that the actor did not tell the full story to fans.

    Over the weekend, you may have seen the news where original Bayonetta voice actor Hellena Taylor broke a non-disclosure agreement and claimed she was only offered $4,000 (USD) to reprise her role for Bayonetta 3. Taylor's videos gained traction from several gaming outlets along with several news organizations that don't typically specialize in gaming related news.

    Taylor, as part of her series...
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  • Persistent Servers Coming to Battlefield 2042

    Persistent Servers Coming to Battlefield 2042

    Persistent servers are coming to Battlefield 2042, but maybe not in the way you wanted.

    DICE put up a new news update today wherein they announce that persistent servers are coming to Battlefield 2042. Unfortunately for you, these persistent servers are only coming to Battlefield Portal. DICE says that these persistent servers have been "a much requested community feature." Persistent servers will be added to Portal as part of the upcoming 2.2 update.

    Currently,...
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  • The Sims 4 is Now Free to Own; 'Project Rene' Announced

    The Sims 4 is Now Free to Own; 'Project Rene' Announced

    Pick up the base game for the low, low price of $0 and keep it forever.

    EA and Maxis just made the entirety of the base game of The Sims 4 totally free to download. This free offer doesn't seem to have any sort of an end date and it applies to all platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.

    The Sims 4 is now eight-years old at this point. It also has a ton of DLC releases and expansions. Fortunately, a lot of those expansion packs are currently...
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  • Crysis Remastered Trilogy Hits Steam November 17

    Crysis Remastered Trilogy Hits Steam November 17

    The games will get a 40% launch discount.

    Crytek announces that Crysis Remastered Trilogy will hit Steam on November 17, 2022. At release, the games will include a 40% launch discount bringing the normal $49.99 (USD) price down to just $29.99. For those that already own Crysis Remastered on Steam, a 55% discount will be offered. These launch discounts end after the games have been available for a week.

    Crysis Remastered Trilogy offers up the first three main Crysis titles...
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  • Destiny 2 'Festival of the Lost' Event Offers Mech Armor and Cats

    Destiny 2 'Festival of the Lost' Event Offers Mech Armor and Cats

    Moon's haunted, as are several other places in the Solar System.

    The annual Festival of the Lost event for Destiny 2 is now under way. This in-game event runs from now through November 8 and offers players plenty of chills and thrills. You will get to earn and wear a variety of different masks, collect treats by completing challenges, and clear out haunted Lost Sectors throughout the system.

    New items added this year include the Legendary Sniper Rifle Mechabre, Mech-themed...
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  • Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed Out Now

    Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed Out Now

    The asymmetrical ghost busting game from the makers of Friday the 13th: The Game.

    IllFonic, the studio behind the asymmetrical multiplayer games of Friday the 13th: The Game and Predator: Hunting Grounds, just released Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed today. While the game can be played as a 4v1 experience, you can also play solo or with any combination of players totaling up to five.

    Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed is out now on PC via the Epic Games Store, PlayStatio...
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  • A Plague Tale: Requiem is Out Now

    A Plague Tale: Requiem is Out Now

    Not for those with a phobia of rats.

    A Plague Tale: Requiem is now available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC from Asobo Studio. Those of you on the Nintendo Switch can also join in on the rat jam with a cloud version should you so desire. Additionally, the game is also a day one release on Game Pass for console, PC, and the cloud.

    A Plague Tale: Requiem picks up with Amicia and Hugo de Rune almost right after the events of A Plague Tale:...
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  • Capcom Apologizes to Resident Evil PC Players

    Capcom Apologizes to Resident Evil PC Players

    A recent patch has caused a lot of problems for players.

    This past week, a new update was pushed out to Resident Evil Village that rendered the game nigh unplayable for many PC players. The patch was released in preparation for the upcoming Winters' Expansion content that will be released on October 27, 2022. This is the DLC that includes new Mercenaries mode content, a third-person camera option, and story content that is said to conclude the story of the Winters' family.
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  • EA to Shut Down Online Servers for Mirror's Edge Soon

    EA to Shut Down Online Servers for Mirror's Edge Soon

    Several other games are also on the chopping block.

    Electronic Arts says that they will shut down the online services for several of their games on January 19, 2023. The games included in this service shutdown include Mirror's Edge, NBA Jam: On Fire Edition, Gatling Gears, and Shank 2.

    These new batch of titles to have online services shutting down were first discovered by Trueachievements.com.

    While not the biggest loss in the world for any of these titles,...
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  • Obsidian CEO Really Wants to Make a New Fallout Game

    Obsidian CEO Really Wants to Make a New Fallout Game

    Nothing is in development, but there is a hope!

    Obsidian CEO Feargus Urquhart says that he would love to work on a new Fallout game if given the opportunity. When speaking with DualShockers, Urquhart responded to a question as to whether he would make a new Fallout game by saying "there's not a question." That is to say, if given the opportunity, he and Obsidian would unquestionably work on a new Fallout game.

    For those who may not recall, Obsidian developed...
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  • G4 Officially Shutting Down... Again

    G4 Officially Shutting Down... Again

    Second time wasn't the charm.

    The Spectacor division of Comcast is shutting down the gaming-focused network we have all come to know as G4 TV or just G4. This closure of the network comes exactly 11 months after the network returned to cable television. The network was part of the cable lineup for those with Verizon Fios, Cox, and Xfinity TV. G4 also had a multi-year promotional and commercial partnership with Twitch.

    The closure of G4 comes from a memo that was sent out...
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  • Konami to Reveal the Future of Silent Hill this Week

    Konami to Reveal the Future of Silent Hill this Week

    It's almost time to see if any of those rumors are true.

    The official Silent Hill Twitter account came back to life today. The account tweeted out that there will be a special "Silent Hill Transmission" event set for Wednesday, October 19 at 2PM (PT).

    The announcement said that fans will learn about "the latest updates for the Silent Hill series." That's really all the information we were given outside of a link to the Silent Hill website. All the website...
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  • Gotham Knights Limited to 30 FPS on Consoles

    Gotham Knights Limited to 30 FPS on Consoles

    There will be no performance or quality options available.

    If you plan on playing Gotham Knights at release, you may want to be aware that the console releases will be limited to just 30 FPS. WB Games Montreal announced this rather unfortunate news this past week in a Discord announcement to fans.

    The message, as screenshot by Wario64 on Twitter, says that this 30 FPS limitation is "due to the types of features we have in our game." Some of these framerate limiting...
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  • Nvidia 'Unlaunches' 12GB RTX 4080 Graphics Card

    Nvidia 'Unlaunches' 12GB RTX 4080 Graphics Card

    The 16GB model will still be released as scheduled.

    Nvidia announces that they are "unlaunching" the 12GB version of the RTX 4080 GPU. This comes after most everyone throughout the industry voiced a wealth of criticism over the differences between the 12GB model and the more powerful 16GB model. The latter of which is still planned to launch on November 16.

    Nvidia announced this "unlaunch" via a very short blog post earlier in the day. The company says...
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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%
    0
    Geoff Keighley
    33.33%
    1
    Hideo Kojima
    66.67%
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    12-01-2022, 06:10 PM
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