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Review: GreedFall (PC)

A long and thrilling journey.

GreedFall is a game that filled a gaping void I did not know I had for a new action-RPG experience. Though it lacks some of the polish you would expect from a major game release these days, the game still rewards the player with fun and varied combat, complex story beats, and an overall experience that should make even the veterans at BioWare sit up and take notice. For those of you that have been on the fence about picking up GreedFall, you would be doing yourself a disservice if you did not go pick it up right now.
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Blizzard Issues Insultingly Pathetic Statement About Blitzchung Suspension and Reasoning

The cowards just doubled down.

Taking a page from politicians and businesses that know late on Friday is the best time to release news that you are positively ashamed to share, Blizzard has finally issued a statement about the recent ban on Blitzchung and two Hearthstone casters.

Before we get into it all, let's just read what they have to say. Here is Blizzard's full statement as it currently appears on their website.



Despite a reduction of six months for the suspension, Blizzard is still punishing Blitzchung. The...
 

Layoffs Hit PlayStation Europe

SIEE had no prior knowledge of PS5 reveal.

A new report from VGC says that Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe (SIEE) is undergoing a "restructuring" of several areas at the company, including marketing and PR. VGC says that they were informed of this unfortunate news from "people with knowledge of the situation."

As if that wasn't bad enough, VGC's report says that SIEE employees were informed about when American PlayStation directors visited SIEE in their London location. Those employees who were impacted by these layoffs...
 

Blizzard Employees Walkout in Protest of Unjust Ban on Pro-Hong Kong Hearthstone Player

A small group of Blizzard employees are protesting against the actions of their employer.

A small group of Activision-Blizzard employees staged a walkout on Tuesday afternoon of this week to protest against their employer. Earlier this week, Blizzard had banned a professional Hearthstone player, Chung "Blitzchung" Ng Wai, after he voiced his support for the pro-democracy Hong Kong protesters. Blitzchung voiced his support during a post-game interview during an official livestream.

Not only did Blizzard quickly cut away from the interview...
 

PlayStation 5 Confirmed for Holiday 2020 Release

Sony dishes more details about their next-gen console and controller.

The announcement of the next-gen consoles has been really, really weird. Sony first announced the PlayStation 5 via a Wired interview with Mark Cerny. Since then, there really hasn't been much revealed about the new console. In fact, it wasn't even known until today that the next console was actually going to be called the "PlayStation 5."

Today, a new PlayStation Blog entry was released alongside yet another exclusive Wired article that provides some additional details...
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  • PSA: Free Week and Sale Begins for Interstellar Marines

    PSA: Free Week and Sale Begins for Interstellar Marines

    A free week is now underway for Interstellar Marines. The week runs from right now until Sunday at 1PM (PT). In addition, you can save 66% off the regular price of the game during this week.

    Interstellar Marines resurrects the old school tactical FPS, offering a unique blend of co-op, role-playing and non-linear gameplay. Set in a believable future, you take on the role of an elite soldier handpicked to join Project IM, a top secret military program being assembled to protect mankind from all dangers outside our solar system. Interstellar Marines is
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  • BioWare Cancels Shadow Realms to Focus on Star Wars: The Old Republic

    BioWare Cancels Shadow Realms to Focus on Star Wars: The Old Republic

    BioWare has officially cancelled Shadow Realms. You may recall their big series of teasers starting last August for the game that was going to be a new online RPG. What then will BioWare be focusing on instead? Well, Star Wars: The Old Republic is going to be their main focus. Yay?
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  • Latest Update to The Long Dark Doubles Playable Area

    Latest Update to The Long Dark Doubles Playable Area

    The playable area in the open world sandbox game, The Long Dark, has been doubled in the game's latest update. Pleasant Valley is a new area that adds nearly 10 square kilometers to the game. It features rural mountain valley environments with fields, farms, caves, and wilderness.

    This update also adds in new wildlife, harvestable plants, torches to scare off wolves, better AI, and a new interface for your inventory.

    The full list of changes can be found below. If you're interested, you can check out survival aspects of ...
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  • 343 Cancels Beta Test for Future Patches in Halo: The Master Chief Collection, Teases Relic Update

    343 Industries has officially pulled the plug on actually having the public play and bug test upcoming Halo: The Master Chief Collection. The studio decided it just wasn't in their best interest to have the public testing out the patches prior to a broad release.
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  • Life is Strange - Episode 1 Finale

    Life is Strange - Episode 1 Finale

    Welcome back for the final part to the first episode of Life is Strange. This is the third and final part for Chrysalis, the first of five planned episodes for the game. If you liked what you've watch, be sure to check out the game for yourself! Also, be sure to come back in March for Episode 2.

    Welcome back to Life is Strange. This is the finale of Episode 1: Chrysalis. As with most adventure games, I will read the on screen text and keep quiet during cutscenes. Life is Strange is a new episodic adventure game developed by Dontnod and publish
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  • 19 Year Old Brandon "Famed God" Wilson Arrested in Connection with SWATting Cases

    19 year old Brandon Wilson from Nevada was arrested on Thursday in connection with a SWATting attack on another individual. Wilson, who often went by the online name of "Famed God," is awaiting extradition to Illinois for his involvement in a SWATting attack. Back in July 2014, Wilson reportedly said that a murder took place in a Naperville, IL residence. This naturally caused the authorities to respond to the false claim. Wilson is also said to have threatened his victim's banking accounts and Social Security account. He threatened to put the victim's father "...
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  • First DirectX 12 Benchmarks Look Very Promising for the Future of Gaming

    First DirectX 12 Benchmarks Look Very Promising for the Future of Gaming

    Anandtech has some of the first benchmarks out for DirectX 12 and how it compares not only to DirectX 11 performance but also AMD's Mantle. The results? Very promising.


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  • Battlefield Hardline Beta Extended Until Monday, February 9

    Battlefield Hardline Beta Extended Until Monday, February 9

    The official Battlefield Twitter account mentioned that the beta for Battlefield Hardline will be extended by about a day. Yep, the beta will now run until February 9, which is Monday night.

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  • Koei Tecmo Threatens Not to Release PC Games in the Future if People Mod Dead or Alive 5

    Dead or Alive 5: Last Round will be the first appearance of the series on the PC (via Steam). As you may expect, people are already a bit excited for the game to appear on PC if for no other reason than it will be another game that they can create and download mods for. Right? Well, not of the game's publisher, Koei Tecmo, and the game's developer, Team Ninja, have anything to say about it.

    The director of the game, Yohei Shimbori, gives a very clear warning to people wanting to mod the game on PC.
    Asked why the series has waited almost two decades
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  • Dota 2 and Left 4 Dead 2 Updates - February 6, 2015

    Dota 2 and Left 4 Dead 2 Updates - February 6, 2015

    Valve released a couple of small updates tonight for both Dota 2 and Left 4 Dead 2. There isn't anything too remarkable here so we're providing them as a two for one special for your reading pleasure.

    Changelog for Dota 2 and Left 4 Dead 2 for February 6, 2015

    Dota 2
    - Added a caching layer in front of the Chinese replay servers to provide a better replay downloading experience to players outside of China.
    - Fixed a rare bug that could cause Reaper's Scythe to not credit Necrolyte for the kill

    Left 4 Dead 2 - Fixed a possible crash
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  • Valve Suspends 19 More Professional CS:GO Players for Match Fixing

    Valve Suspends 19 More Professional CS:GO Players for Match Fixing

    Last month, Valve banned seven Counter-Strike: Global Offensive players that were found to be involved in high level eSports match fixing during CEVO Professional Season 5. Today, Valve suspended 19 more players for their involvement in match fixing. This latest ban finds three teams being ineligible from competing in the offline qualifying rounds for the upcoming ESL One Katowice 2015. Those three teams are Epsilon eSports, WinneR, and the team formerly known as ESC Gaming. ESL One Katowice has a "last chance tournament" slated for February 8 to determin...
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