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Facebook Bringing Ads to Oculus Quest Apps

This is fucked up.

According to a new report from The Verge, Facebook will soon place ads within Oculus Quest apps. Over the next several weeks, ads will begin appearing in games like Blaston from Resolution Games in addition to two other apps that have yet to be named. Facebook says that they will "expand" the system based on user feedback. It claims that they are aiming to create a "self-sustaining platform" for VR development.

This isn't even the...
 

Elden Ring: Release Date, Gameplay Trailer, 4K Screenshots

Announced during the Summer Game Fest.

Geoff Keighley is now free of gamer jail. To conclude the Summer Game Fest Kickoff Live show, he revealed a brand new gameplay trailer for Elden Ring. Yes, Elden Ring exists. Yes, it's still in development. Yes, it's coming soon.

Elden Ring will be released on January 21, 2022 for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Steam.

Let's just get right into why you're here. The newly revealed...
 

Battlefield 2042 Officially Releases October 22, 2021

The official announcement confirms most of what was leaked earlier.

Today, DICE and EA finally took the lid off of Battlefield 2042, the next installment of their popular FPS franchise. There are some big changes awaiting players when the game releases on October 22 for PC (Steam, Origin, Epic Games Store), PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, and Xbox One.

Battlefield 2042 will support matches with up to 128 players on the PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series...
 

Review: RIG 500 Pro HX Gen 2 Headset for Xbox

Fantastic audio quality at an affordable price.

I was recently given the opportunity to review some new hardware from RIG (they are owned by NACON now). You already saw what I thought about the RIG Pro Compact Wired Controller. It was a solid device with a lot working in its favor. Now, we are looking at the second generation of their 500 Pro headset. Specifically, this review is about the 500 Pro HX, a headset designed for use with the Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Windows 10....
 

Review: RIG Pro Compact Wired Controller with Dolby Atmos

Small form factor. Big buttons. Bigger audio.

The new Pro Compact Wired Controller with Dolby Atmos from RIG Gaming (now owned by NACON), is a great controller packed with a lot of features at a great price. There, that is the full review. Thank you all for stopping by to read this and we will see you in the next one!

In all seriousness though, the Pro Compact really is a great controller. I have been using it for the past couple of weeks now in a variety of games on my...
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  • Twitch Launches 'Pools, Hot Tubs, and Beaches' Category

    Twitch Launches 'Pools, Hot Tubs, and Beaches' Category

    Splish splash.

    Tired of seeing hot tub streams on Twitch? Well, tough! Because while they won't necessarily show up under the Just Chatting category on Twitch, they will now show up under the new "Pools, Hot Tubs, and Beaches" category instead. Yeah, it seems as though Twitch is embracing the sun, surf, and inflatable Pickle Rick flotation devices instead of banning them outright.

    The announcement comes via a new Twitch blog posting in addition to a new Twitch...
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  • New Xbox Easter Egg Discovered After 20 Years

    New Xbox Easter Egg Discovered After 20 Years

    And yet there's still one mystery still undiscovered.

    The original Xbox came out in November 2001, nearly 20 years ago now. Despite being out for roughly two decades, the original black monolith still has some secrets to uncover. The latest of which was just discovered this week thanks to a developer tip that was shared with Kotaku. The tip talked about how to trigger the secret, which displays a credits scene showing a list of those that worked on the original Xbox Dashboard.
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  • Destiny 2 Crossplay Beta Begins May 25

    Destiny 2 Crossplay Beta Begins May 25

    It will be limited to select Vanguard Strikes.

    From May 25 through May 27, Bungie will begin testing crossplay functionality in Destiny 2. ON those dates, the beta will consist of unique Vanguard Strikes. This will be the first step to enabling crossplay across the entire suite of game modes for Destiny 2 players.

    The announcement of next week's beta test was revealed through Bungie's latest developer blog.

    The beta will be open to all players across the PlayStation,...
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  • Star Citizen Goes Free to Play Until June 3

    Star Citizen Goes Free to Play Until June 3

    Plus celebrate the latest Invictus Launch Week 2951 until June 1.

    Cloud Imperium Games, the devs behind Star Citizen, announced today that they are offering up some special events for existing players and those who never played the game before. Starting right now and running through June 3, players who don't even own the game can participate in the Star Citizen Free Fly Event. You can download and experience the game, as it currently exists, for free.

    This Free Fly Event...
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  • Scarlet Nexus Demo Out Now on Xbox

    Scarlet Nexus Demo Out Now on Xbox

    Get a taste of what's to come.

    A playable demo for Scarlet Nexus is now available for those on the Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One platforms. Though this demo seems to be Xbox exclusive, the full game is slated to be released for the Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and PC via Steam come June 25.

    A demo for the PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 will actually arrive on May 28 if you really want.

    Can't play the demo? Don't worry because there is...
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  • Team Based Multiplayer Brawler Knockout City Released Today

    Team Based Multiplayer Brawler Knockout City Released Today

    Take me down to a knockout city where the grass is green...

    EA has just released the Velan Studios developed game Knockout City, the team-based multiplayer game that brings dodgeball to the digital world. Sorry, it's actually "dodgebrawl" as this press release is telling me. Players are able to pick up the game for free from now through May 30.

    Players will experience fast-paced gameplay throughout five maps with interactive environments. Ball types? This game...
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  • Summer Game Fest Begins June 10

    Summer Game Fest Begins June 10

    W-w-w-w-world premiere.

    Geoff Keighley announced that the Summer Game Fest 2021 will begin on Thursday, June 10. It will kick off with an event called Kick Off Live!, which will be a livestream showcase taking place on June 10 at 2PM (ET) on Twitch, YouTube, Twitter, and plenty of other streaming services. This event will be hosted by Keighley and will feature "more than a dozen world premiers and announcements from select publishers."

    Also included in this Kick...
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  • Outriders Surpasses 3.5 Million Players in First Month

    Outriders Surpasses 3.5 Million Players in First Month


    Square Enix sounds proud of the reception to this new looter-shooter.

    Outriders, the newest looter-shooter-RPG developed by People Can Fly, has seen over 3.5 million unique players in its first month of availability. The publisher says that this new IP is "poised to be the company's next big franchise."

    Square Enix also shared that the average play time for those 3.5 million players is over 30 hours. There was also "extremely high engagement for co-operative...
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  • Dark Souls Meets Pinocchio in Lies of P

    Dark Souls Meets Pinocchio in Lies of P

    Steam is literally telling me it's similar to Dark Souls III.

    Lies of P is an upcoming Souls-like game based on the story of Pinocchio. I'm not even joking here. The development team at Round8 Studio and publisher NeoWiz say that this is a game where you will play as Pinocchio, a puppet mechanoid, on a quest to find Mr. Geppetto.

    The story is inspired by Pinocchio and is "an action souls-like game set in a cruel, dark Belle Époque world." According to the story...
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  • The Last of Us Part 2 PlayStation 5 Update is Here

    The Last of Us Part 2 PlayStation 5 Update is Here

    The update offers double the framerate.

    The PlayStation 5 update for The Last of Us Part 2 is finally here. This brings the game up to 60FPS as the standard. As you have come to expect by now, the update is free to everyone that owns the game.

    This update was announced via the PlayStation Blog. It offers options for either 30FPS of 60FPS framerate targets. Things such as improved resolution and load time improvements were apparently already available to players through...
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  • Grand Theft Auto V Surpasses 145M Copies Shipped as Take-Two Readies 62 New Game Releases

    Big sales for Rockstar and lots of games in general are coming over the next three years from Take-Two.

    Financial results are always a fun time for finding out things that we previously did not know. For instance, Take-Two Interactive shared their financial results for the fiscal year 2021 today, which ended on March 31, 2021. What did we learn?

    Well, we found out that Grand Theft Auto V has now shipped 145 million copies to retailers. This is up from the pitiful 140 million...
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  • 2K's NFL Game Pushed Out of 2021

    2K's NFL Game Pushed Out of 2021

    The first NFL game in years from 2K won't be released until 2022.

    Those of you who have been aching for some fresh football experiences that aren't brought to you by EA or... well, EA is all you've had for a while now, will have to wait a little bit longer. 2K announced that their upcoming and still untitled NFL arcade game has been pushed out of fiscal year 2022. This means that the game's release date will take place after March 2022 at some point.

    2K says that they...
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  • Apex Legends Championship Prize Pool to be Partially Crowdfunded

    Apex Legends Championship Prize Pool to be Partially Crowdfunded

    EA and Respawn are taking a little inspiration from Valve on this one.

    Respawn and Electronic Arts just announced their plans to crowdfund this year's Apex Legends Global Series Championship to upwards of $3 million. This will happen through the sale of item bundles that will be available for purchase for a limited time.

    There will be a total of four different bundles available for sale: Mechameleon, Board to Death, Wild Speed, and Silverback. Each will cost 2500 Apex...
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  • John McClane and Rambo are Coming to Call of Duty

    John McClane and Rambo are Coming to Call of Duty

    It's an '80s action hero party and at least two people are invited.

    Beginning May 19, the world of Call of Duty: Warzone and Call of Duty: Black Ops - Cold War will get a little more action-y. It is on this date that John McClane from Die Hard and Rambo from his self-entitled autobiography will begin to make their debut in the game.

    This whole thing begins with some limited-time bundles and game modes. The updates for the games will begin on May 18 at 9PM (PT) for Cold...
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  • Biomutant Explained in New Video

    Biomutant Explained in New Video

    What the gosh darn is a Biomutant anyways?

    If you haven't have a clue what Biomutant is or what it's about, you probably aren't alone. The previews for this one haven't exactly been the most clear on just what this upcoming title from THQ Nordic is all about.

    Thankfully, a new trailer was released today that should shed some light on the game and some of the gameplay mechanics. We get a look at how crafting is carried out along with what the "Aura" system is...
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  • BloodRayne Receives Final "Ultimate Updates" on PC

    BloodRayne Receives Final "Ultimate Updates" on PC

    It's the final update and that's that.

    Ziggurat Interactive announces that they have launched a series of major updates for the Terminal Cut editions of both BloodRayne and BloodRayne 2. This update includes updated visuals, audio enhancements, localization fixes, gameplay balances, "and more." These are obviously in addition to the updates included with the initial release of the Terminal Cut editions of these two titles that included upscaled cinematics, controller support,...
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  • Review: Days Gone (PC)

    Review: Days Gone (PC)

    A long and thrilling ride through a post-apocalyptic Pacific Northwest.

    In April 2019, Sony's Bend Studio released Days Gone for the PlayStation 4. The initial release was met with a lot of mixed reactions from critics and players alike. Since release, the game was updated several times to smooth out some rough edges and bring numerous gameplay and quality of life refinements to players. It even received a lovely PlayStation 5 upgrade by way of a dynamic 4K resolution and 60FPS support...
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  • NBA Apparel Comes to PGA Tour 2K21

    NBA Apparel Comes to PGA Tour 2K21

    Well this is a new one.

    Earlier today, 2K and HB Studios released an update that brings over some official NBA team logo gear in to PGA Tour 2K21. Because when I think of golf, I think of basketball.

    There is new logoed gear that represents all 30 NBA teams that players of PGA Tour 2K21 can select from. Specifically, this new gear includes new hats and shirts that will allow you to represent your favorite NBA team while you're hitting the virtual links. This gear is available...
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  • Chivalry 2 Cross-play Open Beta Begins May 27

    Chivalry 2 Cross-play Open Beta Begins May 27

    You'll have about five days to go medieval on each other.

    Torn Banner Studios announced today that the first ever cross-play open beta for Chivalry 2 will take place from May 27, 2021 at 11AM (ET) to June 1 at 11AM (ET). This open beta is truly an open beta and will be available to everyone on PC via the Epic Games Store, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.

    Players will even be able to pre-load the open beta starting May 26 at 11AM. This will be...
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  • Mass Effect: Legendary Edition Update Released

    Mass Effect: Legendary Edition Update Released

    Mostly a housekeeping update... mostly.

    An update was released today for Mass Effect: Legendary Edition across all available platforms. This update, lovingly crafted by BioWare, looks to be mostly a housekeeping update. There aren't many fixes or changes included in this, but it does include at least one major fix for a crashing issue that Xbox Series X players encountered.

    Sadly, this update doesn't include anything like an FOV slider, but there is a user created sol...
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  • Starfield is Exclusive to the Xbox and PC

    Starfield is Exclusive to the Xbox and PC

    I mean, it's not actually confirmed as exclusive or anything but c'mon.

    There have been some recent leaks of Starfield popping up on social media and compiled into a Reddit thread. They aren't terribly hard to find but they're also not terribly interesting either. This prompted some fresh discussion from GamesBeat's own Jeff Grubb.

    According to Grubb, he is putting his foot down, his fist down, maybe even his whole body down and claiming that Starfield is exclusive to...
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  • What payment methods are reliable in online betting?

    What payment methods are reliable in online betting?

    The gambling industry is very attractive, but still the main reason people play in online casinos and practice sports betting is money. Regardless of what games we like and how large our pool of games is, in the end we all want to get a big win or even hit the jackpot, this is the main thing that drives us in the game. But in order to start making money in this area, you need to take the first step in your career as a gambler, namely, put money into your gambling account and create your first gambling...
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  • Mass Effect: Legendary Edition Came Out Today

    Mass Effect: Legendary Edition Came Out Today

    I'm Commander Shepard, and this is my favorite trilogy on the Citadel.

    In case you did not know yet, Mass Effect: Legendary Edition was released today from BioWare and EA. This release brings the three original Mass Effect titles up to some modern standards of beauty. It was released today on PC via Origin and Steam, along with the PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. There is also some "optimized backwards compatibility" for those of you playing on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series...
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  • Subnautica: Below Zero is Out Now

    Subnautica: Below Zero is Out Now

    Explore the cold and mysteries that await you on Planet 4546B.

    Unknown Worlds Entertainment just released their long awaited sequel, Subnautica: Below Zero, just a short time ago today. The game is available on the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.

    Players will get to "brave the cold" and alien planet of Planet 4546B. Today also marks the release of the original Subnautica on the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S,...
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  • Kerbal Space Program 2 Wants to be More Inviting to New Players

    Kerbal Space Program 2 Wants to be More Inviting to New Players

    Making rocket science seem easy.

    One of the biggest hurdles that the development team at Intercept Games wants to overcome for Kerbal Space Program 2 is how to get new players on board. Who could have possibly foreseen that actual rocket science might be a bit too much for some players to wrap their heads around an enjoy.

    To that end, Intercept Games is working on ways to bring on new players with "a number of enhancements for onboarding and approachability."...
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  • Mass Effect: Legendary Edition Pre-load is Live

    Mass Effect: Legendary Edition Pre-load is Live

    Download is now on all platforms.

    The May 14 release date for Mass Effect: Legendary Edition is rapidly approaching. For a release that encompasses three games, it would probably be a good thing to have a pre-load phase available, right? Right. That's why the pre-load for Mass Effect: Legendary Edition is now live across all platforms.

    This includes the PlayStation, Xbox, and PC platforms. Don't forget that PC players will get some nice framerate benefits to boast about....
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  • Microsoft Released Original Xbox Dashboard for Xbox Series X|S

    Microsoft Released Original Xbox Dashboard for Xbox Series X|S

    Included as part of the May update.

    Microsoft is rolling out the big May update for the Xbox Series X|S and with it comes a little blast from the past. Included in this update is a dynamic background that mimics the original Xbox dashboard animation.

    For those of you with the update already, you can find the old-school looking dynamic background listed as "The Original." If you don't remember the original Xbox dashboard, you may be surprised to find out that...
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  • Respawn Slightly Nerfs Apex's New Bow

    Respawn Slightly Nerfs Apex's New Bow

    The latest update makes a few changes to the Bocek.

    A day ago, Respawn Entertainment released a new patch for Apex Legends. This is a much smaller update when compared to the major Legacy Update and includes some nerfs to both the Spitfire and the newly added Bocek bow.

    In addition to these weapon adjustments, Respawn also made some fixes to other areas of the game. Check out the full list of changes below to see just what was included in yesterday's update. ...
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  • Remedy is Now Working on Six New Games Somehow

    Remedy is Now Working on Six New Games Somehow

    The Control developer just added another to the list.

    Remedy Entertainment confirmed that they are starting work on their sixth title. That is six titles that they have announced that are in various stages of development. That seems like a lot for a studio that has around 300 employees at last check.

    This announcement came from a Q1 2021 "business review" from Remedy. CEO Tero Virtala says that as of last quarter "almost all of our internal Control developers...
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