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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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  • Microsoft to Increases Prices of First-Party Games to $70 in 2023

    Microsoft to Increases Prices of First-Party Games to $70 in 2023

    Microsoft was one of the last of the major hold-outs.

    Microsoft says that the price of first-party titles released in 2023 will move from $60 to $70 (USD). This is specifically for games built for the Xbox Series X|S and includes titles such as Starfield, Redfall, and the upcoming Forza Motorsport. Microsoft is one of the last of the major studios to hold off on raising the prices of their first-party titles to $70. Sony started pushing the new $70 norm about two years ago. Other studios...
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  • Popular Games to Gamble on Using Bitcoin

    Popular Games to Gamble on Using Bitcoin

    With the rise of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies as global payment methods, gambling has become a lot more accessible. If you have some Bitcoin to spare and want to try your luck at a game of chance or two, here are some games that you can play using this digital currency: PokerPoker is a card game that can be played at home or in a casino. You can play poker with friends, family, or even complete strangers. There are many different variations of poker: Texas Hold’em, Omaha, Five Card Dra...
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  • Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 1 is Live

    Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 1 is Live

    Doom Slayer, Geralt, motor bikes, augments, and so much more.

    Yesterday, the third chapter of Fortnite Battle Royale came to an end. Today, Chapter 4 launched with yet another major update to the map, a new Battle Pass, new gear, new unlocks, new cosmetics, and everything else.

    On the surface, one of the most apparent changes in this new chapter is the move to Unreal Engine 5.1. Epic Games also included some new ways to get around the map that include a dirt bike, rolling...
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  • Fortnite Updated to Unreal Engine 5.1

    Fortnite Updated to Unreal Engine 5.1

    A big engine update just arrived.

    Today marked the release of Chapter 4 for the battle royale portion of Fortnite. Today also includes a big update to the game's engine which brings Fortnite up to Unreal Engine version 5.1. I felt as though this was a significant enough update to warrant a separate news post away from the other Chapter 4 news (still to come).

    With this rather significant engine bump comes a lot of new visual features and changes. Epic Games outlined these...
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  • Midnight Suns, Need for Speed, and The Callisto Protocol All Released Today

    Midnight Suns, Need for Speed, and The Callisto Protocol All Released Today

    It's another big release day. What are you picking up?

    Tis still the season for major game releases! December 2, that being the day in which this article is being written, is certainly no exception. There are at least three major game releases that dropped today across all sorts of platforms.

    There is Marvel's Midnight Suns for strategy fans. Then there is Need for Speed Unbound for racing fans. Finally, action fans may be considering picking up The Callisto Protocol....
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  • Monster Hunter Rise Coming to Xbox and PlayStation on January 20

    Monster Hunter Rise Coming to Xbox and PlayStation on January 20

    Consoles besides the Switch will finally get their chance to play Rise.

    Initially launched on the Nintendo Switch, Monster Hunter Rise eventually made its way over to the PC. With over 11 million units sold across these two platforms, the Rise release train isn't over just yet. Capcom says that those on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5 will soon get to hunt their own monsters when January 20, 2023 rolls around.

    Pre-orders are open now across...
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  • Poll: Best Part of The Game Awards?

    Poll: Best Part of The Game Awards?

    3
    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%
    2
    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.
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  • Season 5 for Battlefield 2042 Confirmed

    Season 5 for Battlefield 2042 Confirmed

    Plus, details about upcoming new and revised maps, the final new Specialist, and more.

    Though Season 3 for Battlefield 2042 began just about a week and a half back, that hasn't stopped DICE from talking about what's coming next for the game. Season 4 details were shared with fans, plus the studio confirmed that Season 5 will be coming in 2023. Perhaps the most enticing thing mentioned here is that the map set to arrive in Season 5 will be based on a map we last saw in Battlefield 4. T...
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  • Amnesia: The Bunker Announced

    Amnesia: The Bunker Announced

    The creators of Amnesia and SOMA are ready to scare you once again.

    A new Amnesia game has just been announced. For some, this is cause for joy. For others, the anxiety has already started to kick in. Frictional Games, the studio that created the Amnesia series and the spectacular SOMA, announce that they are working on Amnesia: The Bunker.

    In 2023, Frictional will bring a new Amnesia experience to Steam, Epic Games Store, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation4, and PlayStation...
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  • Valve is Giving Away a Steam Deck Every Minute of The Game Awards

    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...
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  • FromSoftware Employees Complain About Low Pay and Crunch

    FromSoftware Employees Complain About Low Pay and Crunch

    The real Dark Souls of Dark Souls game development are the Dark Souls we made along the way.

    Employees at FromSoftware helped contribute to a new report from GamesIndustry.biz that tell a tale of a severe lack of pay and periods of crunch at the Dark Souls and Elden Ring developer.

    Starting with the pay, the report says that the average annual pay at FromSoftware is about ¥3.41 million or around $24,500 (USD). This amount is described by one anonymous FromSoftware as...
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  • Twitch Adds New Tool to Combat Hate Raids and Harassment

    Twitch Adds New Tool to Combat Hate Raids and Harassment

    A new "shield mode" is Twitch's latest effort to help stop harassment.

    Twitch, the live streaming platform owned by Amazon, is again trying to curtail harassment campaigns that have been aptly named "hate raids." This is where some loser gets a large number of people to mass "attack" a target, usually a streamer that is actively streaming, with chat spam that typically consists of personal attacks, slurs, and even personal information.

    The...
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  • New Posters for The Last of Us Give Us the Best Look Yet at the Characters

    New Posters for The Last of Us Give Us the Best Look Yet at the Characters

    This is about the upcoming HBO adaptation.

    HBO released new posters for their upcoming series for The Last of Us. These 11 new posters show off our best look yet at the show's characters. Those characters being Joel, Ellie, Marlene, Tommy, Tess, Bill, Sam, Frank, Henry, Riley, and Sarah.

    These character posters for The Last of Us were shared on show's Twitter page, but we've compiled them all here for easier viewing.

    All of the characters seen here were indeed...
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  • Plot of Fallout TV Show to Run Adjacent to Events in the Games

    Plot of Fallout TV Show to Run Adjacent to Events in the Games

    The show will be an original story and won't try to rehash the same events from Fallout 3 or Fallout 4.

    We're starting to get a few new details, slowly but surely, about the upcoming Fallout TV show that Amazon is working on. The latest comes from none other than Todd Howard himself, where he notes that the Fallout TV series will be a new story that takes place at the same time as the events in say Fallout 3 and Fallout 4.

    Howard shared some information about the Fallout...
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  • Free Games with Gold and PlayStation Plus Titles Announced for December 2022

    Free Games with Gold and PlayStation Plus Titles Announced for December 2022

    Does the end of the year bring fantastic presents or mere lumps of coal?

    Both Microsoft and Sony announced their last free titles for 2022. These titles being "free" in the sense that you have to be subscribed to either Xbox Live Gold or Game Pass Ultimate, or one of the several different PlayStation Plus tiers.

    Let's start first with the Games with Gold titles because we all know that these will be the weaker of the offerings between the two companies. For your...
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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%
    2
    12-01-2022, 06:10 PM
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