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Bungie Employees were Doxxed, Slammed with Racial Slurs, and Received Death Threats

Bungie employees were the victims of harassment after celebrating a collaboration with an African-American streamer.

Some employees at Bungie were the victims of extreme harassment. The harassment, which mainly took place this past June, included those employees being doxxed and hit with numerous racial slurs, phone calls, text messages, and death threats.

This all began after the employees celebrated a collaboration announcement that the studio was working with African-American...
 

VRChat Fans are Livid Over Anti-cheat Announcement

The recent announcement of adding Easy Anti-Cheat has sent people into a virtual uproar.

VRChat is getting demolished by fans. Where? Everywhere. The game's Steam page has been steadily review bombed over the past couple of days. The official Discord server is full of very angry fans. The game's Reddit page is full of angry people. Even the VRChat official community suggestion and bug reporting site is blowing up with the fervor of thousands of angry fans.

At last check,...
 

Meta is Increasing the Price of their Quest 2 Headsets by $100

The already lofty barrier to entry just got a lot higher.

Meta, the company formerly known as Facebook and Oculus, just announced a price hike for their VR headsets. Starting in August, the price for the 128GB Meta Quest 2 will increase by $100 (USD) to $399.99 (USD). The price of the 256GB Meta Quest 2 will also increase by $100 to $499.99. As if that weren't bad enough, Meta says that they are increasing the prices for Meta Quest 2 accessories and refurbished units at the same time....
 

Skate 4 Officially Called skate. and Will be Free-to-Play

The release will also include cross-play and cross-progression functionality.

There was some big Skate 4 news today, starting with the fact that the game is officially being called skate. and not Skate 4. skate. will be a free-to-play title for PlayStation, Xbox, and PC platforms when it's ready to be released. It will also include both cross-play and cross-progression support.

All of this was revealed as part of developer Full Circle's latest Board Room update, which...
 

Battlefield 3 Reality Mod Releasing July 17

The mod has been in development for over seven years by more than 80 people.

The long-awaited Reality Mod for Battlefield 3 will finally be released. On July 17 the v0.1 release of the mod will bring some significant changes to the core Battlefield 3 gameplay.

The mod, which pulls inspiration from the popular Battlefield 2 Project Reality mod will add in new content like a day-night cycle, changes to how health works, a revamped medic system, and will include other changes...
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  • Half-Life 2 VR Mod Public Beta to Release in September

    Half-Life 2 VR Mod Public Beta to Release in September

    A mod that was at one point "all but abandoned" will finally see the light of day.

    It has been in development by fans for about five years now, but at long last a VR mod for Half-Life 2 is about to be released. This September a public beta will begin from a group that calls themselves the Source VR Mod Team. This mod aims to bring the entirety of Half-Life 2 to the world of virtual reality.

    The team released a new trailer for the mod this week. While it doesn't...
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  • Xbox Returns to Gamescom with 6-Hour Livestream

    Xbox Returns to Gamescom with 6-Hour Livestream

    Xbox is back at Gamescom with some new games and returning favorites.

    Microsoft revealed their big Gamescom lineup and schedule today, which seemingly includes a six-hour long livestream. The "Xbox Booth @ gamescom Live Stream" will take place on Thursday, August 25 from 5AM - 11AM (PT).

    This stream will include various developer interviews and some gameplay footage. Xbox has not indicated that there will be any new announcements made during this stream, so keep...
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  • Neill Blomkamp's Off the Grid Game to Incorporate the Digital Trash Known as NFTs

    Oh, but don't worry, the trash that is NFTs will be purely optional in this game.

    Gunzilla Games is still working on Off the Grid, a "next-generation battle royale" that is the brainchild of District 9 director Neill Blomkamp. We really haven't heard anything about Off the Grid since its initial reveal in May, but today we have learned that Gunzilla is incorporating an NFT platform into the game that is called GunZ.

    GunZ will utilize the blockchain to facilitate...
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  • Trans Twitch Streamer Keffals Arrested After Being Swatted

    Trans Twitch Streamer Keffals Arrested After Being Swatted

    The streamer was the target of a swatting incident this past week.

    Clara "Keffals" Sorrentai is a trans streamer that does not shy away from political commentary. Last week on August 5, Keffals was arrested by Candian police after a swatting incident following a false report.

    Keffals, in a new YouTube upload talking about the incident, says that the police terrorized her and has kept her locked out of various accounts. Their reasoning is because she's "still...
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  • Red Hood Takes the Spotlight in New Gotham Knights Trailer

    Red Hood Takes the Spotlight in New Gotham Knights Trailer

    Another gameplay video for the not-Batman Batman game.

    Warner Bros. Games just released another new video today for their upcoming open-world action-RPG, Gotham Knights. Today's new video shares new gameplay and some cutscene segments of Red Hood, who is also known as Jason Todd.

    According to WB Games and DC, Red Hood is a "highly trained marksman and hard-hitting, hand-to-hand fighter who's reached the peak of human strength, making him an expert in both ranged and...
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  • 4 Video Games That Had a Huge Impact Over the Past Decade

    4 Video Games That Had a Huge Impact Over the Past Decade


    The past decade saw a lot of significant developments in terms of new games and trends in the gaming industry. There have been a lot of new games made in a variety of genres, such as AR and VR, which have given players an incredible experience. Video games have improved so much in terms of gameplay, graphics, sound effects and stories and that is because of technological advances. However, an industry that is taking full use of technological advances is the online gambling industry, this...
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  • Blizzard to Halt Overwatch Loot Box Sales this Month

    Blizzard to Halt Overwatch Loot Box Sales this Month

    The end of a (crappy) era.

    We already knew that Blizzard was doing away with paid loot boxes when Overwatch 2 launches in October, but we did not know until today when they would stop selling loot boxes in the original Overwatch. A new update from Blizzard says that they will finally sunset the sale of paid loot boxes on August 30.

    Ahead of that date, Blizzard is doing one last hurrah with an Anniversary Remix event. The event, which began today, will give you about three...
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  • Destiny Fans Believe a New Subclass was Leaked by a Bungie Artist

    Destiny Fans Believe a New Subclass was Leaked by a Bungie Artist

    It's just one big assumption based on one dev's ArtStation post.

    Destiny 2 fans are going wild at what they believe to be a leak of an entirely new subclass coming in the near future to their beloved MMOFPS. The leak comes from a very short clip that was posted to a Bungie artist's ArtStation account. The content, since removed from ArtStation but reposted elsewhere, was first reported on by the DestinyTwoLeaks Twitter account.

    From a quick look, the footage that runs...
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  • Delays Hit Both ARC Raiders and Marvel's Midnight Suns

    Delays Hit Both ARC Raiders and Marvel's Midnight Suns

    The only constant in the gaming world is that games will be delayed.

    We have a couple of quick game delay announcements to share with you today. First up, we learned that Marvel's Midnight Suns has been delayed. We also learned that ARC Raiders has met with the same fate.

    Marvel's Midnight Suns, slated for PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X|S are now pushed to a "Fiscal Year 2023" release. This moves it fairly well beyond the planned release window of the second...
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  • A Live-Action Pac-Man Movie is Being Made

    A Live-Action Pac-Man Movie is Being Made

    It worked out for Sonic, so... maybe?

    A report by The Hollywood Reporter says that the classic yellow, pill gobbling, haunted video game character, Pac-Man, is set to be the star of an all-new live-action movie. Bandai Namco is partnering with Wayfarer Studios to bring Pac-Man to the big screen in a bit ol' Hollywood film of his own.

    The film will be based on an original idea by Chuck Williams, an associate producer on the 2020 Sonic the Hedgehog film. Williams will also...
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  • Tekken 8 Teased at Evo 2022

    Tekken 8 Teased at Evo 2022

    Bandai Namco seems to have teased the next entry in their popular fighting franchise.

    After the awards were given for the Tekken 7 portion of Evo 2022, Bandao Namco showed fans at home and in-attendance a new trailer.

    The trailer announced an upcoming free update for Tekken 7 but ends with the OG Tekken end-game cutscene where Kazuya drops Heihachi off the side of a cliff. That cutscene ends with Kazuya smiling really creepily at the camera and then immediately cutting...
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  • Kimberly and Juri Revealed for Street Fighter 6

    Kimberly and Juri Revealed for Street Fighter 6

    Two new fighters revealed at Evo 2022.

    Capcom revealed two new fighters that will be included in the launch roster of fighters when Street Fighter 6 releases in 2023. These two fighters are Kimberly, a ninja and Juri a sadistic thrill-seeker. Juri is actually a returning fighter, having made their debut in Street Fighter V.

    Kimberly will utilize her skills as a ninja and her love of 80s-era pop culture to "create a riveting, yet dangerous fighting style." Juri...
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  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Event Scheduled for September

    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Event Scheduled for September

    A deep-dive into the next Call of Duty, plus some beta weekends to add to your schedules.

    To close out the Call of Duty League Championship Weekend, Activision announced an event that they are calling Call of Duty: Next. Next is not a new game in the franchise but rather a special event where Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 developer Infinity Ward will share tons of new details about this year's game.

    Call of Duty: Next will be held on September 15. This event will lead...
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  • Mobile is the Biggest Money Maker for Activision Blizzard

    Mobile is the Biggest Money Maker for Activision Blizzard

    And it's not even close.

    Activision Blizzard, by way of a recent financial report, says that they have made more money through their mobile releases in the last quarter than it has on all of its console and PC titles combined. TweakTown shares some of these quarterly report findings showing that games like Diablo Immortal, Call of Duty Mobile, and Candy Crush Saga make up about 51% of Activision's total earnings.

    Compared to the same quarter in 2021, Activision Blizzard's...
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  • Lawyer Ordered to Compensate Activision for Failing to Play Enough Call of Duty

    A lawsuit involving Infinite Warfare went nowhere in a hurry.

    In July 2022, a lawsuit against Activision Blizzard was dismissed because the plaintiffs did not play enough Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. This is part of the actual ruling made by a judge in the Southern California District Court as relayed by Kotaku.

    A report by the law firm of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati says that Activision Blizzard was sued in November 2021 by Brooks Entertainment Inc., a company...
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  • Poll: Have You Ever Raged Because of a Game?
    by Shawn Zipay
    Broken controllers, holes in walls, excessive yelling and swearing.

    While I'm sure we would all like to consider ourselves here calm, cool, and collected that might not always hold true when playing a frustrating game. Maybe you're having a particularly frustrating day, and nothing is going your way. Maybe your teammates (and totally not you) are doing terrible and you're losing a multiplayer game because of it. Maybe you just died for the 50th time to a boss that did some unblockable...
    Yes, I've raged. Full on broken controller & hole in wall levels of rage.
    20.00%
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    Yes, I've raged but without any sort of property damage.
    80.00%
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    No / can't remember. I'm as calm as a cucumber even when the odds are stacked against me.
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    07-18-2022, 02:31 PM
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