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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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  • Embracer Moves Volition to Gearbox Despite Saints Row Meeting Sales Expectations

    The latest financials from Embracer Group shed light on the future of many of its recent acquisitions.

    Embracer Group, a company no stranger to acquiring development studios left and right, just shared their Q2 2022 financials (PDF) with the world. As part of their reporting, Embracer shared that their sales have increased by 190% compared to Q2 2021. The company says that this success is due mostly to the studios that it picked up in the previous quarter.

    Organic growth...
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  • Travel to Sweden in Battlefield 2042 Season 3: Escalation

    Travel to Sweden in Battlefield 2042 Season 3: Escalation

    Details on the new map, new Specialist, weapons, tank, Battle Pass, Specialist rework, and more.

    DICE and EA let the cat out of the bag today for Battlefield 2042 Season 3, Escalation. This new Season, which begins on November 22, will include a bunch of new content that should be familiar to those who have seen what has been added in the previous two seasons already. There's a new map, new Specialist, new tank, new weapons, the Specialist rework, and more. There is, naturally, also...
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  • Steam Autumn Sale Begins November 22

    Steam Autumn Sale Begins November 22

    A sale to prepare you for the upcoming Holiday sale.

    Valve just announced that their Steam Autumn Sale for the year that is two thousand and twenty-two will kick off on Tuesday, November 22. The sale begins at 10AM (PT) on the dot come the 22nd, so you may want to get your wallets, purses, and piggy banks ready now.

    Not only will the Steam Autumn Sale kick off next week, but it also marks the start of the nominations for the Steam Awards. Like previous years, you will...
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  • CS:GO player Kristian k0nfig Wienecke Leaves Danish Astralis

    CS:GO player Kristian k0nfig Wienecke Leaves Danish Astralis

    CS:GO is a booming game with millions of fans worldwide. Besides, the shooter is a source of pleasure and income for rooters placing bets on https://gg.bet/en/counter-strike/. People keep a close eye on cyber athletes since the match’s outcome depends on them. And even their private lives are important to predict results more or less precisely. Esports often make its fans happy with prominent names, but sometimes there are disappointments.

    The Danish eSports club Astralis has parted...
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  • Warhammer 40,000: Darktide System Requirements

    Warhammer 40,000: Darktide System Requirements

    Fatshark also shares some tips on what settings to tweak.

    Warhammer 40,000: Darktide won't be out until November 30th. However, if you pre-order the game you will be able to play as early as November 17, which is just a short day away now. With the release of the game being this close, it was probably a good idea for developer Fatshark to reveal what sort of hardware you will need to run the game.

    That is precisely what was shared today. Fatshark also took a little bit...
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  • Moshpit Competitive Mode Delayed for Modern Warfare 2

    Moshpit Competitive Mode Delayed for Modern Warfare 2

    The 4v4 ranked mode CDL Moshpit has been hit with a delay.

    Today, the first season for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 launched. However, it launched without the 4v4 ranked mode called CDL Moshpit. Treyarch said on Twitter that the competitive mode has suffered a "slight delay."

    Specifically, the studio says that due to "recently discovered issues with the mode" a delay had to be made. They say that "addressing these...
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  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Season 1 Battle Pass Details

    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Season 1 Battle Pass Details

    Get details on unlocks, rewards, bundles, and more for Season 01.

    Activision alongside Infinity Ward and the five dozen or so other Call of Duty studios put together a new blog post that details what to expect in the Season 01 Battle pass for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0. They share a look at some unlocks, skips, rewards, bundles, and other things that will be available through the season.

    This Battle Pass will include 20 free items. If...
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  • Destiny 2 Cheat Maker has Countersuit Dismissed

    Destiny 2 Cheat Maker has Countersuit Dismissed

    A federal court has dismissed the countersuit due to lack of evidence.

    A Destiny 2 cheat maker and provider, AimJunkies, has had their countersuit against Bungie dismissed by a federal court this week. In late September AimJunkies' parent company, Phoenix Digital Group, countersued Bungie saying that the game developer broke the law by hacking into the laptop of one of Phoenix Digital Groups' managers (James May). The cheat maker also claims that Bungie violated DMCA law by circumventing...
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  • The Sims 4 to Ditch Legacy Support in December

    The Sims 4 to Ditch Legacy Support in December

    Say goodbye to the 32-bit version of The Sims 4.

    In 2019, Electronic Arts threw a bone to those still running on 32-bit versions of operating systems when they released The Sims 4: Legacy Edition. This was a 32-bit version of the long-running life-sim game that will soon be going away for good. On December 12, EA will pull the plug on The Sims 4: Legacy Edition, meaning that those still playing it will either need to upgrade or go elsewhere.

    The silver lining here is that...
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  • Critical Issue Delays Mei's Return to Overwatch 2

    Critical Issue Delays Mei's Return to Overwatch 2

    The mid-season patch has been delayed to an unspecified time.

    On October 31, Blizzard gave Mei mains at least one reason to be afraid. It was that day when Mei was disabled in Overwatch 2 due to an issue with her Ice Wall ability letting players access inaccessible places and out of bounds areas in maps. A fixed Mei was set to return as part of the mid-season update, but that patch has now encountered some issues of its own. That update was initially set to be out today for players....
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  • The Winter Soldier Coming to Marvel's Avengers

    The Winter Soldier Coming to Marvel's Avengers

    Yes, Crystal Dynamics is still releasing content for this game.

    On November 29, The Winter Soldier will join the roster of playable characters in Marvel's Avengers. Crystal Dynamics announced this in a new blog post alongside word about the Cloning Lab Omega-Level Threat in Update 2.7.

    Crystal Dynamics say that The Winter Soldier will be a unique character but will share some bits of both Captain America and Black Widow will be noticeable in his moves and abilities. There...
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  • Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty Won't be Free

    Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty Won't be Free

    Is this surprising? Is this really news?

    If you really thought that the Phantom Liberty expansion for Cyberpunk 2077 would be free, I really don't know what to tell you. It won't be free. This was confirmed by CD Projekt Red PR director Radek Grabowski in an interview with Games Radar.

    Those of you familiar with how CD Projekt Red handles post-release content probably expected this expansion to have a cost associated with it. When it came to The Witcher 3, CDPR put a price...
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  • Marvin the Martian Invades MultiVersus Season 2

    Marvin the Martian Invades MultiVersus Season 2

    Plus a new Game of Thrones map announced.

    Warner Bros. Games announces that the start of Season 2 for MultiVersus is underway with Marvin the Martian leading the charge. I'm not 100% clear on the timing for all of this, but it seems as though Season 2 has just started but Marvin the Martian and other content won't be arriving until a little later. Marvin will come packed with his Illudium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulator explosive device, powerful blaster, and spaceship summoning abilities....
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  • The Lord of the Rings Online Gets New Mini Expansion Today

    The Lord of the Rings Online Gets New Mini Expansion Today

    Before the Shadow adds new content for the long-running MMO.

    Those of you playing The Lord of the Rings Online will get some fresh content to experience today. A new mini expansion called Before the Shadow just dropped from Standing Stone Games.

    Unlike most expansions for MMOs, this one seems to focus on the earlier parts of the game and not necessarily the end game. This includes questing and content for those leveling from 1 through 32. Before the Shadow will send players...
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  • Eidos Shanghai is Now Gearbox Studio Shanghai

    Eidos Shanghai is Now Gearbox Studio Shanghai

    This will be Gearbox's first expansion in Asia.

    Gearbox Entertainment announces that Eidos Shanghai is now Gearbox Studio Shanghai. This marks the first expansion of Gearbox into Asia, which they call "an important market in the company's long-term growth strategy." The previous leader of Eidos Shanghai, Gigi Ning, will stay on as the general manager of Gearbox Studio Shanghai. They will report to Gearbox Publishing San Francisco.

    There is literally no word here...
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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.
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    World Premiere game trailers
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    The musical performances
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    Hideo Kojima
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