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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).

The message...
 

Donkey Kong Country is Finally Coming to Nintendo Switch Online

It's about time.

Those of you who wanted a little bit of the big DK in their lives may finally get their wish. Nintendo just announced that they will be adding Donkey Kong Country to Nintendo Switch Online starting on July 15, 2020. This SNES classic will be joined by two other titles: Natsume Championship Wrestling from the SNES and The Immortal from the NES.

Nintendo of America's tweet, seen below, does not indicate the pricing for any of these titles. ...
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  • Desert Bus for Hope 8 Underway - Raising Money for Charity One Tedious Mile at a Time

    The eighth annual Desert Bus for Hope charity marathon kicked off earlier today. This annual event finds a group of people playing the infamous Desert Bus game for dozens upon dozens of hours in order to raise money for the Child's Play Charity. In addition to donating towards a great cause, the more money that is raised, the more these people have to play the game. Right now, they're going to be playing the game for 113 hours. More donations will add more time to their fun. ...
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  • DirectX 12 Will Not Appear on Windows 7

    DirectX 12 Will Not Appear on Windows 7

    AMD's Chief Gaming Scientist, Richard Huddy, said that DirectX 12 will not be supported by Windows 7 and below. Huddy made this reveal while speaking at a PDXLAN presentation earlier this month.
    "It's a very, very popular operating system.

    "One thing that's not going to happen to it is DX12. Yup, DX12 is not coming to Windows 7."
    This comes following a brief snippet where he notes that Windows 7 is still the most popular operating system at present, occupying 52% of all ...
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  • Sony Reveals Two Official PlayStation 4 Black Friday Bundle Deals

    Sony Reveals Two Official PlayStation 4 Black Friday Bundle Deals

    Sony has revealed two different PlayStation 4 bundles for the big Black Friday sales. One is very obviously geared more towards a mature audience while the other is obviously more family friendly.


    The first bundle includes the PlayStation 4, a copy of Grand Theft Auto V, and a digital download voucher for The Last of Us Remastered. The bundle will go for just $399.99 (USD).

    The second Black Friday bundle includes the PlayStation 4, ...
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  • The Iron Banner 2.0 Coming to Destiny Next Week

    The Iron Banner 2.0 Coming to Destiny Next Week

    According to the latest Bungie Weekly Update, Destiny's Iron Banner is getting reworked and will show up as a new and improved 2.0 version.
    Power. Does. Matter! (no, really) - Only players Level 20 and above can lead a Fireteam - Players below Level 20 can accompany more powerful friends - Players within 3 Levels can be competitiv
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  • Battlefield 4 Final Stand - Dated for November 18 and New Information

    Battlefield 4 Final Stand - Dated for November 18 and New Information

    DICE and EA have finally revealed the officially official release date for the last major piece of content to be released for Battlefield 4. Battlefield 4 Final Stand will be out for Premium members on November 18. Those who do not have Premium will be able to buy the content on December 2.
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  • Robotoki Ditches Both Publisher Nexon and Free-to-Play Model

    Robotoki Ditches Both Publisher Nexon and Free-to-Play Model

    The Indie studio, Robotoki, has decided to ditch their planned free-to-play model for Human Element. They now plan to release the game as a paid product in November of 2015. As a result of this move, Robotoki had to end its publishing agreement with Nexon. They have also, unfortunately, laid off a portion of its staff as a result of this change.

    The Founder of Robotoki, Robert Bowling, issued a statement on this move.
    "As the game evolved we realized that the elements
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  • Intel Resumes Advertising on Gamasutra Much to the Dismay of GamerGate

    Intel Resumes Advertising on Gamasutra Much to the Dismay of GamerGate

    Intel has gone back on its rather rash decision to pull advertising from the game industry site, Gamasutra. They resumed advertising about a day ago and even noted the importance of the site's audience to its own community. Intel had initially pulled advertising from Gamasutra following pressure from one of the many spam mail campaigns by Gamergate supporters. This is where they sent multiple emails (usually more than one from the same person, or many from a number of fake accounts they set...
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  • PlayStation 4 Turns 1, Celebrates with Infographic

    PlayStation 4 Turns 1, Celebrates with Infographic

    Another day brings another infographic to view! The PlayStation 4 turns the big 01 tonight at midnight and what better way to celebrate than with a short infographic from Sony.

    If that wasn't that interesting to you, then perhaps you'll be interested in the series of blog posts that Sony has planned that takes a look back at the 20 year history of PlayStation. After all, the original PlayStation was released 20 years ago on December 3 (in Japan). Those will be coming in t...
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  • October 2014 NPD Results: PlayStation 4 Leads Hardware for Tenth Straight Month as Super Smash Bros. Dominates on 3DS

    For the tenth straight month in a row, the PlayStation 4 was the best selling piece of gaming hardware in the United States. This is according to the October 2014 NPD results. In addition, Super Smash Bros. for 3DS has now sold over 1.2 million units thanks to around 495,000 copies of the game being sold in October.
    Top 10 Software Sales for October 2014
    1. NBA 2K15 (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3, PC)
    2. Super Smash Bros. for 3DS (3DS)
    3. The Evil Within (PS4, Xbox One, PS3, 360, PC)
    4. Borderlands:
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  • Watch the Great Looking Never Alone Launch Trailer

    Watch the Great Looking Never Alone Launch Trailer

    Never Alone


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  • GTA Online Census Infographic Plus Heists Are Coming Soon

    GTA Online Census Infographic Plus Heists Are Coming Soon

    Rockstar Games released a new infographic today that tells the tale of GTA Online. If you like stats and figures, this is the news post for you.


    Oh, one more thing.
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