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Microsoft Confirms Free Online Multiplayer for Halo Infinite

Confirmed after a short bout as a rumor.

Microsoft confirmed the short-lived rumor that Halo Infinite would have free multiplayer. Not only that, but they also confirmed that Halo Infinite, at least the multiplayer component, will support 120fps on Xbox Series X. I'm sure that will also hold true for the PC release as well. Sorry Xbox One owners, you can't handle all those delicious frames. ...
 

Valve Cracks Down on Using VPNs to Buy Games Cheaper

This should hopefully lead to more fair regional pricing.

For several years now, users were able to make use of a loophole that allowed them to buy games for cheaper if purchased from certain regions. Users were able to trick Steam into thinking they lived in one region where a price of a game was more favorable to them due to exchange rates. This had the unfortunate side-effect of developers and publishers having to increase prices in these regions to put a stop to those using VPNs...
 

Halo Infinite 4K Gameplay and New Screenshots

Halo Infinite running at 4K 60FPS on the Xbox Series X.

Microsoft and 343 Industries showed off quite a bit of Halo Infinite today as part of the Xbox Games Showcase. The show opener included a lengthy gameplay segment, which you can now see below.

Halo Infinite is in development for the Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC. You can actually add it to your Steam Wishlist right now. Halo Infinite is expected to be released this Holiday season. ...
 

Mafia: Definitive Edition 4K Gameplay Reveal

First look at gameplay.


The first look at the gameplay for Mafia: Definitive Edition was just revealed. Not only do we get a look at the gameplay for the first time, but it's presented in 4K resolution for those with monitors or televisions that support that resolution.

Mafia: Definitive Edition will be released on September 25, 2020. This follows a short delay that hit the game once already that pushed the game from an August release. ...
 

Metacritic Finally Does Away with Day One User Scores

Perhaps done in an effort to suppress user score review bombing.

According to a new report by Paul Tassi, via Forbes, Metacritic seems to be doing away with allowing users to submit scores on games until at least a day after release. Tassi notes that user scores for the just released Ghost of Tsushima only has critical scores posted for the game. The user scores are currently showing a message that user reviews will be permitted starting July 18 at 12PM (PT).

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  • Twitch to Crack Down on CS:GO Skin Gambling Streams

    Twitch to Crack Down on CS:GO Skin Gambling Streams

    Twitch prides itself on abiding by third-party terms of service and user agreements. Given Valve's statements earlier this week about Counter-Strike: Global Offensive gambling sites, it seems as though people streaming themselves gambling for skins may be an endangered species now. Twitch issued a reminder that broadcasters are not permitted to stream content "that breaks the terms of service or user agreements of third-parties."
    Today Valve released an announcement clarifying the
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  • Large Group of Australian Pokemon Go Players Had Eggs Thrown at Them

    Large Group of Australian Pokemon Go Players Had Eggs Thrown at Them

    The once fairly peaceful Australian suburb of Rhodes found itself the focus of a large group of regular Pokemon Go players searching for rare and elusive Pokemon to add to their collection. It seems as though the area was a prime spot to find some of the more rare creatures and thus attracted the attention of hundreds, even thousands of would-be Trainers to areas near to high-density residential housing on a nightly basis. It seems as though the noise generated by the nightly crowds was ...
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  • Guild Wars 2 Living World Season 3 Announced

    Guild Wars 2 Living World Season 3 Announced

    Yesterday, ArenaNet announced there will be an upcoming third season of content for their Living World stories for Guild Wars 2. The first episode of content is due to be released on July 26 and will pick up where the Heart of Thorns story left off.

    ArenaNet included a brief refresher on the story to date.
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  • Killer Instinct: Definitive Edition Announced, Releases on September 20

    Killer Instinct: Definitive Edition Announced, Releases on September 20

    Look out for a Killer Instinct: Definitive Edition to land on September 20 for the Xbox One. For $39.99 (USD), you will be able to pick up the core game, plus all of the characters from all three seasons, plus all 20 stages.
    Fans can look forward to getting
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  • Echoes of Eternity Expansion Released for Aion

    Echoes of Eternity Expansion Released for Aion

    NCSOFT announced that they have released a new expansion for Aion. The MMORPG has been expanded with the new Echoes of Eternity content.
    In the expansion, the Aetheric Field established by Siel is shrinking and the Cataclysm is slowly starting to threaten the existence of Atreia. For the first time ever, players will enter the Tower of Eternity in search of a powerful artifact that could save Atreia, but using this artifact could mean life or death for either Elysea or Asmodae. Players
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  • PSA: Splinter Cell is Free from Ubisoft

    PSA: Splinter Cell is Free from Ubisoft

    For the month of July, Ubisoft is offering all Uplay users a free copy of Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell. Just as the case was with Prince of Persia throughout June, so is the case with Splinter Cell.

    Just hit up the Ubisoft turns 30 celebration page and claim your game. All you need is a free Uplay account tied to Ubisoft Club. Once the game is tied to your account, it's yours to keep forever....
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  • Valve Denies Involvement with Gambling Sites; Promises to Request Gambling Sites Cease Using OpenID

    Valve just sent out a public statement regarding their involvement with various gambling sites. To address the growing concern over Valve's involvement, Valve's Erik Johnson issued a statement just moments ago on what Valve's involvement is with these sites and what they plan to do moving forward.
    In-Game Item Trading Update In 2011, we added a feature to Steam that enabled users to trade in-game items as a way to make it easier for people to get the items they wanted in games fe
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  • Battlefield TV Series Coming

    Battlefield TV Series Coming

    A TV series based on the Battlefield franchise is coming. Paramount Television and Anonymous Content are readying to bring EA's and DICE's to the small screen. The Hollywood Reporter has the scoop on this one.
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  • Blizzard to Silence Chatty Jerks in World of Warcraft

    Blizzard to Silence Chatty Jerks in World of Warcraft

    Blizzard is about to put a big ol' swath of duct tape over the digital mouths of the annoying and troublesome chatters that infest World of Warcraft. We're talking about everything from those gold selling bots to people that just go around insulting everyone for the hell of it.

    The upcoming pre-expansion update for World of Warcraft will implement a silence penalty for the worst offenders in chat.
    Following the Legion pre-expansion, any player who is reported multiple
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  • Cunning Stunts Out Now for GTA Online

    Cunning Stunts Out Now for GTA Online

    Earlier today, Rockstar Games released the big Cunning Stunts update for GTA Online. It's like Trackmania invaded the world of Los Santos and brought with it some crazy stunts, new cars, and more.
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  • Upcoming Overwatch 1.1.0 Update - Ana, Hero Balancing, UI Changes, Bug Fixes, and More

    Blizzard posted the full changelog for the upcoming patch for Overwatch. Not only will this update include the new hero Ana, but it also includes some important changes to D.Va and other heroes. There are also changes coming to the UI and more general bug fixes.

    The update can be played right now by opting-in to the Overwatch PTR through your Battle.net client. You can help test out the patch before it goes live for everyone else. This allows you to test the new balancing, try out...
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