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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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  • S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 Devs Double Down and then Backtrack on NFT Idea

    S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 Devs Double Down and then Backtrack on NFT Idea

    Yet another company has backtracked on using NFTs after seeing the immense public backlash.

    On Wednesday, GSC Game World announced that they will hold an auction to win an NFT that would eventually lead to the owner becoming an in-game NPC for S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chernobyl called a "metahuman." On Thursday (that's today), GSC Game World announced that they would not include any NFT related items in connection with S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chernobyl.

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  • Dying Light 2 PC System Requirements

    Dying Light 2 PC System Requirements

    Techland says that even five-year old hardware should be able to run the game.

    The PC system requirements were revealed today for Dying Light 2 Stay Human. The requirements include both the minimum system requirements for running the game at 1080p and 30fps. It includes various tiers of performance all the way up to what you will need for 1080p, 60fps, and ray tracing enabled.

    Techland says that Dying Light 2 is accessible to "a wide PC market" due to the use...
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  • Shenmue III is Free as Epic Games Holiday Sale Begins

    Shenmue III is Free as Epic Games Holiday Sale Begins

    Get a free game every day for the next two weeks.

    The Epic Games Store has just kicked off its Holiday Sale 2021. To kick things off, the Epic Games Store is giving away Shenmue III - Standard Edition for completely free. This freebie lasts just for today until another free game replaces it tomorrow. And then the day after that, another free game will be given out. All total, it seems as though the Epic Games Store will give out 15 free games for the duration of the sale.
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  • S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 Offering NFT That Turns You into an In-Game NPC

    S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 Offering NFT That Turns You into an In-Game NPC

    DEAR GOD MAKE IT STOP!

    GSC Game World, the developer behind S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chernobyl, just announced that the game will be supported by a variety of stupid NFTs when it is released in 2022. Details are relatively scarce right now, but the studio did reveal some information on at least one of the NFTs.

    This particular NFT will allow the owner to become the "first ever metahuman" in the game. This is just fancy marketing speak to say that they will...
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  • First Balance and Content Update in Over a Decade Coming to Diablo II

    First Balance and Content Update in Over a Decade Coming to Diablo II

    Between all of the harassment and union-busting, the developers found time to create some new content.

    The last balancing-focused patch for Diablo II was released on March 23, 2010. In early 2022, the first balancing and content update in almost 12 years will be released for Diablo II: Resurrected. That 2010 update brought Diablo II up to version 1.13c. This was the foundation from which Diablo II: Resurrected was created.

    Blizzard announced that they will release a new...
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  • Horizon Forbidden West on PS4 Still Looks Amazing

    Horizon Forbidden West on PS4 Still Looks Amazing

    New screenshots were shared by Guerrilla.

    Guerrilla Games just showed off some additional screenshots for Horizon Forbidden West. Unlike the previous media released for the game that showed off the game running on PlayStation 5 hardware, these new shots are all from the PlayStation 4. Wouldn't you know it, the game still looks pretty darn good.

    The screenshots were shared through Twitter. Guerrilla says that they've "showed you a lot of footage of Horizon Forbidden...
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  • Ubisoft Announces a Splinter Cell Remake is in Development

    Ubisoft Announces a Splinter Cell Remake is in Development

    But how many NFTs will it have?

    Ubisoft just announced that they are starting development on a Splinter Cell remake. Development will be led by Ubisoft Toronto and will be "rebuilt from the ground up using Ubisoft's own Snowdrop engine."

    There weren't too many concrete details shared as development has literally just started on this project. However, the announcement did include a brief interview with three developers working on the project. Those developers...
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  • The Evolution of Online Gaming Communities - Usenet to Web 3.0: A Travel Down The Memory Lane


    Gaming history began in the 1950s when computer scientists ran simulations on mainframe computers. The gaming industry has drastically changed with the introduction of more advanced technology. Powerful graphical processing units and more significant memory provide gamers with a better visualization experience. Further, the arrival of the Internet made video games cheaper and more accessible to most people.


    Evolution: Usenet to Web 3.0

    Usenet
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  • Dr Disrespect Forms New Game Studio

    Dr Disrespect Forms New Game Studio

    It's claiming to be a new AAA game studio co-created with former Call of Duty and Halo developers.

    Guy Beahm, otherwise known as Dr Disrespect, just formed a new AAA game development studio called Midnight Society. While Midnight Society won't be telling scary stories around a campfire, they will be taking a "community approach to game development."

    Midnight Society was formed by Dr Disrespect along with former Call of Duty and Halo developers. Their "community...
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  • Battlefield 2042 Now Has 64-Player Playlists on PC and Next-gen Consoles

    Battlefield 2042 Now Has 64-Player Playlists on PC and Next-gen Consoles

    These modes offer improved performance and smaller map sizes.

    Today's update for Battlefield 2042 offers next-gen players and PC players a little taste of what life is like on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. For a limited time, Battlefield 2042's All-Out-War modes will include 64-player options for both Conquest and Breakthrough game types.

    This is a change that has been requested by players pretty much right as the game launched. The idea is that these reduced player...
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  • New Slayer Playlists Added to Halo Infinite

    New Slayer Playlists Added to Halo Infinite

    A pure Slayer playlist has been added in addition to other multiplayer improvements.

    343 Industries just rolled out a new update today for Halo Infinite's multiplayer that should appease those who are fans of the Slayer game types. Today, the studio added four new social matchmaking playlists for Halo Infinite. They are Team Slayer, Free-for-All, Tactical Slayer (SWAT), and Fiesta.

    The studio says that they will be continuing to work on "longer term plans for rotational...
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  • Assassin's Creed Valhalla: Dawn of Ragnarok Turns Players into Odin

    Assassin's Creed Valhalla: Dawn of Ragnarok Turns Players into Odin

    Plus, a crossover with Odyssey was also confirmed.

    Ubisoft announced today that the next expansion for Assassin's Creed Valhalla will arrive on March 10. The expansion, Dawn of Ragnarok, will transform players into Odin, the Norse god of death, battle, wisdom, and most everything else.

    Ubisoft says that Dawn of Ragnarok will be the "biggest expansion to hit the Assassin's Creed franchise yet." They say that this expansion will feature more content than some of...
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  • Keanu Reeves Says He Never Played Cyberpunk 2077 Despite CD Projekt's Claims

    Keanu Reeves Says He Never Played Cyberpunk 2077 Despite CD Projekt's Claims

    I guess this is newsworthy.

    It looks like CD Projekt Red was just caught in a LIE! This mega scandal hit like a bomb this weekend after Keanu Reeves said he never played Cyberpunk 2077. This information comes from an explosive new interview with Reeves that aired this past week. CD Projekt Red previously claimed that not only did Reeves play Cyberpunk 2077 but that he loved it.

    This news that Reeves never played the game is just shaking the industry to its core. Outlets...
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  • Sony Announces Colorful New PlayStation 5 Covers

    Sony Announces Colorful New PlayStation 5 Covers

    Accessorize your PlayStation 5 to fit your room decor.

    Sony just announced that they are going to release a slew of new PlayStation 5 console covers. And by "a slew" I mean five. They will release five new colors that aren't the default white that the console ships with. These will allow you to change the sides of your PS5 to either pink, blue, purple, red, and black.

    Yes, this now means that you can officially have a fully black PlayStation 5 as the center portion...
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  • The Anacrusis Enters Early Access in January 2022

    The Anacrusis Enters Early Access in January 2022

    The four-player co-op shooter in space now has an early release date.

    The small team at Stray Bombay just announced an Early Access release date for their sci-fi four-player co-op FPS, The Anacrusis. That date is none other than January 13, 2022. The game will be released on PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S as an Early Access and Game Preview title at that time.

    The Anacrusis will have a simultaneous launch on Steam, Epic Games Store, and Xbox. The studio says that the game...
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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.
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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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