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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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PlayStation VR2 Priced at $550 and Launching in February

Pre-orders will open later in November.

Sony says that PlayStation VR2 will be released on February 22, 2023 for a price of $549.99 (USD). There will also be a bundle that includes Horizon Call of the Mountain for $599.99. Also on this date, Sony will release the PlayStation VR2 Sense controller charging station for $49.99.

Sony says that pre-orders for both hardware and software will begin later in November on the 15th. Pre-orders will initially be only through PlayStation's...
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  • EA's College Football Game Pushed to Summer 2024

    EA's College Football Game Pushed to Summer 2024

    EA Sports College Football is still a long way away.

    EA says that their anticipated release of EA Sports College Football will not be released until Summer 2024 at the earliest. This is the same College Football title that was announced in early 2021.

    The lengthy development time is, according to EA VP and general manager Daryl Holt, due to the team building the game from scratch. Holt made this remarks to ESPN in a new interview. Holt says that the Summer 2024 target...
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  • Steam's Big Autumn Sale is Now Live

    Steam's Big Autumn Sale is Now Live

    I'm seeing games at 50%, 75%, and even 90% off during this sale.

    How would you like to pick up the classic version of XIII for about the cost of a big fountain drink? You can do that right now, because XIII is only $1.49 (USD) during the Steam Autumn Sale.

    From right now (November 22nd) through to November 29 at 10AM (PT), you can enjoy the fact that while your stomach may get bigger from eating big Thanksgiving meals, your wallets will get far slimmer. The Steam Autumn...
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  • Ohio will have Several Options for Sportsbook Apps by the end of the Year

    The countdown to the Ohio sports betting debut has begun, with bettors able to access Ohio sports betting apps and retail gambling on January 1, 2023. With up to 25 sports betting licenses available, Ohio will soon be one of the country's largest wagering marketplaces, with a potential of 50 online sports betting companies.

    A large number of applications Ohio betting apps launching that are ready for launching will present a great opportunity for new sports bettors. Downloading the...
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  • Call of Duty Players Discover a Lot of Really Broken Movement Tech

    Call of Duty Players Discover a Lot of Really Broken Movement Tech

    Players are running around like the Fast Zombies from Half-Life 2.

    Every new Call of Duty release brings with it new experiences, new content, and new exploits to discover. The most recently released Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 are certainly no exceptions. With a player base that could easily be several million large, due to strong sales and the freely offered Warzone 2.0, it almost seems inevitable that some fresh exploits would be discovered.
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  • Microsoft Offers Sony a 10 Year Deal to Keep Call of Duty on PlayStation

    Microsoft Offers Sony a 10 Year Deal to Keep Call of Duty on PlayStation

    The reveal comes as the Microsoft-Activision deal faces harsh scrutiny.

    The $69 billion (USD) deal that would see Microsoft acquire Activision Blizzard is still very much the focus of intense scrutiny from several of the world's regulation authorities. Apparently, one of the big issues that this regulators have is with the idea that Microsoft will pull several long-running multi-platform titles from those non-Microsoft platforms. Obviously, the Call of Duty franchise is one of the...
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  • Ninja Gaiden and Dead or Alive Reboots Seemingly Confirmed

    Ninja Gaiden and Dead or Alive Reboots Seemingly Confirmed

    Reboots are coming, so long as these translations are accurate.

    Team Ninja president Fumihiko Yasuda spoke recently at a panel held at the G-Star conference in Busan, South Korea. According to remarks made during the panel, Yasuda seemingly announced that there are reboots coming for both Ninja Gaiden and Dead or Alive. No additional details were shared, except that Yasuda wants to get fans some more news "as soon as possible."

    The statements, as relayed by V...
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  • Ubisoft Confirms Return to Steam with Assassin's Creed Valhalla

    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."...
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  • Battlefield 2042 Season 3 Launch Update Changelog

    Battlefield 2042 Season 3 Launch Update Changelog

    Things are about to escalate in Season 3 of Battlefield 2042.
    Battlefield 2042's third season, Escalation, launches tomorrow (November 22) and with it will come Update 3.0.0 for the online multiplayer shooter. This new season will obviously bring new content such as a new Specialist, map, weapons, gadget, vault weapons, and Battle Pass. We already talked about a lot of that (see the previous link).

    A few additional Season 3 details were shared today. That includes the fact that...
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  • Rockstar is OK with Roleplay Servers but Says No to NFTs

    Rockstar is OK with Roleplay Servers but Says No to NFTs

    Rockstar gives a non-legally binding blessing to GTA roleplay servers, but takes a hard stance against NFTs.

    At the trail end of last week, Rockstar Games issued a clarifying statement on what they feel is and is not permitted on GTA Online roleplay (RP) servers.

    As part of their remarks, Rockstar seems to have given their blessing for those popular third-party roleplay servers to keep existing within GTA Online. It is in these servers where people "roleplay"...
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  • Sonic the Hedgehog Creator Arrested for Insider Trading

    Sonic the Hedgehog Creator Arrested for Insider Trading

    Yuji Naka is one of several Square Enix employees arrested on suspicions of insider trading.

    Co-creator of Sonic the Hedgehog and the director of Balan Wonderworld, Yuji Naka, has been arrested on suspicion of insider trading. The news first seem to surface from Fuji News Network and later reported in English via sites like The Verge.

    Former Square Enix employee Taisuke Sazaki found out that the Dragon Quest Tact mobile game was being created by developers at Square Enix...
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  • Annual Star Citizen Free Play Returns

    Annual Star Citizen Free Play Returns

    You can play Star Citizen for free plus test-fly over 120 ships.

    The annual Intergalactic Aerospace Expo for Star Citizen is now live from Cloud Imperium Games. This event makes the game free-to-play until November 30th while also providing access to 120 different ships in the game. For those that already own the game, this event gives all players access to those 120 ships to try out, just in case you feel like spending hundreds or even thousands of additional dollars.

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  • Dead Island 2 Delayed for What Feels Like the 50th Time

    Dead Island 2 Delayed for What Feels Like the 50th Time

    A tale as old as time.

    After suffering from delay after delay after delay for the better part of a decade, Dead Island 2 has been delayed once again. The co-op zombie smashing bonanza has now been delayed from its planned February 3, 2023 release date to an April 28, 2023 release date.

    The game's current developer, Dambuster Studios, made the announcement in a way that should be all too familiar to us: They posted an image of text on the dying website that is Twitter dot...
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  • Espire 2 Launches Today on Meta Quest 2 and Pro VR Devices

    Espire 2 Launches Today on Meta Quest 2 and Pro VR Devices

    Now with co-op.

    Digital Lode Immersive Media just launched Espire 2 today with the help of publisher Tripwire Presents. This is the sequel to Espire 1: VR Operative, a game that placed you into the stealth shoes of an Espire Agent. In Espire 2, players control POE as they take control of remote-operated espionage frames, sneaking about, hacking, and shooting their way through a full single player campaign or the newly added multiplayer co-op campaign.

    This VR release is...
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  • Risen is Coming to PlayStation, Xbox, and Switch

    Risen is Coming to PlayStation, Xbox, and Switch

    The classic (and difficult) RPG is coming to several modern platforms.

    THQ Nordic says that the classic RPG Risen is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch on January 24, 2023. This action-RPG dates back to 2009 when it was first released on PC and the Xbox 360 and is a damn fine RPG that doesn't shy away from being brutally difficult at times. The Risen titles are essentially the spiritual successor to the equally difficult Gothic franchise.

    Weirdly, THQ...
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  • Ubisoft Shares Very Early Look at Splinter Cell Remake

    Ubisoft Shares Very Early Look at Splinter Cell Remake

    This is all you're going to get for a long while.

    Ubisoft shared the first tiniest glimpse of the upcoming Splinter Cell remake today as part of a 20th anniversary celebration of the stealth-action franchise. When I say "tiniest glimpse" I really mean it here because all that we were shown are a few pieces of concept art for the game that is probably still a couple of years away from release.

    The image was accompanied by a statement from creative director Chris...
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    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.
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