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Company that Spends Millions on Timed Exclusives Lays Off 16% of Employees

Around 16% of all Epic employees laid off.

Epic Games is laying off around 16% of all employees, as confirmed today by Epic Games founder and CEO Tim Sweeney. This 16% comes out to roughly 900 employees that have been laid off from the company that is responsible for Unreal Engine, Fortnite, and the Epic Games Store.

In Sweeney's letter to Epic employees, he says, "For a while now, we've been spending way more money than we earn." He blames Fortnite's push towards...

Counter-Strike 2 is Out Now

Counter-Strike is dead, long live Counter-Strike!

Without a press release in sight, Valve has launched Counter-Strike 2 to the world. This free-to-play release is available right now and will replace your current installs of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. True to Valve tradition, today's release is actually a little bit later than initially expected. During its initial announcement in March, Valve said Counter-Strike 2 would be out in summer. It is now fall, but they only missed...

Sony Allegedly Hacked... Again

"All of Sony Systems" was allegedly infiltrated by a new ransomware group.

A new group of baddies claims that they have "successfully compromised all of Sony systems" in a new ransomware attack.

This report comes from Australian cybersecurity site Cyber Security Connect in a new post made on September 25. The report says that Sony was infiltrated by some hackers calling themselves, a group that reportedly began operations in September. Cyber...

RIG 600 PRO HS Headset Review

A solid sounding headset with dual-mode wireless, but what's the catch?

The RIG 600 PRO HS is a wireless gaming headset that offers excellent sound quality, comfort, and features at an affordable price. Though the HS model is geared mainly towards use with the PlayStation platform, it is compatible with Nintendo Switch, mobile devices, and PC. The RIG 600 PRO HS features dual-mode wireless connectivity, so you can use it with either the included USB-C dongle for 2.4GHz wireless or Bl...

Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 Officially Announced... Again

Development has shifted to The Chinese Room.

It lives once again. Paradox Interactive just released a new announcement trailer to re-announce Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2. The game and its development is alive and well here in September 2023. What's more is that there is a new trailer out for this fresh announcement and we're told that Bloodlines 2 will be coming in fall 2024.

To catch you up real quick on the saga of Bloodlines 2, we need to go all the way back...
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  • Exoprimal - Capcom Announces Not-Dino Crisis 4 During State of Play

    Exoprimal - Capcom Announces Not-Dino Crisis 4 During State of Play

    Otherwise known as Earth Defense Force but with dinosaurs.

    On tonight's State of Play broadcast for PlayStation, Capcom revealed a new IP to the world. They are calling this new team-based action title Exoprimal and it's a lot like you took the gameplay stylings of Earth Defense Force and combined them with the crushed hopes and dreams of Dino Crisis fans. Only, instead of fighting bugs, you fight hordes of dinosaurs.

    It feels like someone out there made a wish on a monkey...
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  • Ghostwire: Tokyo Launch Trailer

    Ghostwire: Tokyo Launch Trailer

    See if you can figure out what is going on in this new launch trailer.

    Tango Gameworks revealed their launch trailer for Ghostwire: Tokyo during today's snooze-fest, otherwise known as the latest PlayStation State of Play. With Ghostwire coming out on March 25 for the PlayStation 5 and PC, it was probably due for a launch trailer about this time, so why not show it off during today's stream.

    Ghostwire: Tokyo is an action-adventure title that "challenges players to...
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  • Nvidia to Reportedly Launch GeForce RTX 3090 Ti on March 29

    Nvidia to Reportedly Launch GeForce RTX 3090 Ti on March 29

    Good luck finding one and better luck affording one.

    Nvidia announced the RTX 3090 Ti earlier this year at CES. The company said that they would deliver more information on this tip-top of the line GPU by the end of January. Well, the end of January came and went as did February without so much as a word from Nvidia. Now, a new report by VideoCardz says that Nvidia will launch the RTX 3090 Ti on March 29.

    The tech site says that they have obtained what seem to be the embargo...
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  • Dying Light 2 Patch 1.2 Includes Better Ragdolls

    Dying Light 2 Patch 1.2 Includes Better Ragdolls

    The PC update is now available with consoles coming soon.

    Techland just released the 1.2 patch for Dying Light 2 today on the PC. A console release of this update should be coming very soon, say in about the next couple of days.

    Today's update is said to address issues that were reported by players. It also includes a number of technical and gameplay improvements such as better ragdoll mechanics, tweaks to melee combat, and more. There is now also a "high-performance"...
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  • Evil Dead: The Game New Kandarian Demon Trailer

    Evil Dead: The Game New Kandarian Demon Trailer

    This ain't my first rodeo, kid.

    Saber Interactive along with Boss Team Games released a new trailer today for Evil Dead: The Game. The new trailer, which is narrated by none other than Ash Williams himself, Bruce Campbell.

    Evil Dead: The Game is an upcoming co-op PvP and PvE multiplayer action game set in the Evil Dead universe. This newest trailer shines a light on "the most horrifying force of evil ever to torment the living: the vile Kandarian Demon."
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  • Elden Ring: Three Important Tips to Know as a New Player

    Elden Ring: Three Important Tips to Know as a New Player

    If you like action RPGs, you will love Elden Ring, the newest in a long series from FromSoftware. This time around, the challenges are considerably more daunting, but also more rewarding to accomplish. While familiarity with games like Bloodborne and Dark Souls, this game should give players a fair notion of what to anticipate, there are a lot of new elements in Elden Ring that are different to other games similar to this, therefore within this article we will point out important and key...
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  • Valve Shares Big Steam Milestones in 2021 Year in Review

    Valve Shares Big Steam Milestones in 2021 Year in Review

    Steam's monthly active players went from 120M in 2020 to 132M in 2021.

    Valve has once again rolled out a little "year in review" for their Steam platform. Though coming a bit later in the year than their 2020 year in review, this look back at the previous year is still full of interesting little details.

    According to the 2021 Year in Review for Steam, Valve says they saw 132 million monthly active users. These users spent about 38 billion hours on Steam in 2021,...
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  • Next-gen GTA 5 Pricing and Details Revealed

    Next-gen GTA 5 Pricing and Details Revealed

    Pre-loads are also now available for this next-gen release.

    Rockstar Games says that pre-loads for the next-gen release of Grand Theft Auto V and GTA Online are now available for the PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series X|S. This release will happen one week from today on March 15, 2022. Here is what you can expect from that release along with details on the pricing for these releases.

    If you are a PlayStation 5 owner, you will be able to get both GTA 5 and GTA Online for...
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  • Blizzard Looks to Improve Diversity

    Blizzard Looks to Improve Diversity

    The company has a long road ahead of it.

    A new Blizzard News post introduces everyone to Makaiya Brown. Brown is Blizzard's Diversity, Equality and Inclusion (DE&I) and Development Lead since September 2021. These are all areas in which Blizzard has been severely lacking now for, well, a long time now.

    This new post provides some background information on Brown and what she will be doing to improve the areas of representation, accessibility, and player behavior. These...
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  • Lost Ark MMO Surpasses 20 Million Users

    Lost Ark MMO Surpasses 20 Million Users

    A big boost came from the recent Western release.

    Smilegate RPG and Amazon Games just announced that their free-to-play MMORPG Lost Ark has surpassed the 20 million user mark. The reveal of this lofty figure says that in the first three days following the launch in the West, more than 4.7 million new users started to play the game. They also note that half of that 20 million user figure come from North America, Europe, South America, and Australia.

    Over the past couple...
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  • Sony to Hold New State of Play on Wednesday

    Sony to Hold New State of Play on Wednesday

    A new PlayStation State of Play stream is coming at you very soon.

    Sony announces that a new State of Play stream will take place this Wednesday, March 9 at 5PM (ET). The PlayStation Blog post announcing the event says that fans can expect "new reveals and eye-catching updates for PS5 and PS4 titles."

    The blog was also quick to note that there won't be any updates on PlayStation VR2 titles or hardware shown during this particular broadcast.

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  • Next-Gen Performance Update for Dying Light Detailed

    Next-Gen Performance Update for Dying Light Detailed

    The original is getting a new performance update on the latest consoles.

    The original Dying Light is still kicking along years after its initial release. Developer Techland has continued to support the title for years with new content and a multitude of updates and they're continuing to do so even today. The latest from the studio is a fresh next-gen patch for Dying Light that is being rolled out to PlayStation and Xbox platforms starting today.

    To begin with, the PlayStation...
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  • How Esports Have Proved That You Can in Fact Achieve Success if All You Do Is Play Video Games

    We’ve all experienced it, the shrill cry of a parent or loved one, demanding that we need to put down the controller, or get up from the computer to go and do something that we don’t want to do. Gaming has time and again received a bad wrap, but in the early 2000s, a revolution would start to emerge, which gave hope to a generation. Esports have proven that you can become incredibly successful by mastering the craft of performing well at a particular game.

    Esports has experienced...
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  • Bundle for Ukraine - Pay at Least $10 for Over $6,500 Worth of Games and Content to Help Ukraine and Necrosoft Games are teaming up to offer a great charity drive for the people of Ukraine.

    One of the most well-known indie game storefronts,, is partnering with Necrosoft Games to host an incredible charity drive to help support the people of Ukraine. This Bundle for Ukraine is said to offer about 1,000 different works valued at over $6,500 (USD). The minimum amount that you can donate is just $10. $10 to access all of that content. says that...
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  • Elden Ring Becomes Sixth Most Played Game on Steam

    Elden Ring Becomes Sixth Most Played Game on Steam

    The game just continues to grow in numbers.

    FromSoftware's latest release, Elden Ring, just continues to grow in popularity. In its second week of availability, Elden Ring has overtaken New World to become the sixth largest title on Steam for concurrent player counts.

    This news hits just a week after Elden Ring hit the number seven spot with over 891,000 concurrent players. This placed it just behind New World but well ahead of Valheim. This past weekend, Elden Ring saw...
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  • Poll: Are You a Fan of Paying More to Play Early?
    by Shawn Zipay
    Get that Premium Edition and play three days early!

    Looks like the latest growing trend with game releases is to offer a more expensive Premium or Gold or whatever edition that grants you access to a game a few days ahead of its official release.

    Starfield did it with their $99.99 (USD) Premium Edition. Today, Payday 3 is doing an "Early Access" release with their Silver and Gold editions. Diablo 4 did the same thing earlier in the year, as did Madden NFL 24,...
    I don't mind. If people want to spend more to play early, let them!
    I'm indifferent to the whole idea.
    I think it's kind of dumb that people get to play earlier. Spending more shouldn't offer a "head start" on other paying customers.
    Other (describe below)
    09-18-2023, 07:19 PM
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