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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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  • BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea - Episode 1 Released

    BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea - Episode 1 Released

    The first episode (of a two part series) for BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea was released today.
    On the eve of Rapture's fall from grace, Elizabeth enlists Booker DeWitt's services in locating a lost girl. Who is this girl Sally, what does Booker know of her supposed fate, and what is Elizabeth's connection to this mysterious child? Find the answers to these questions and more in this new addition to BioShock Infinite, built nearly from scratch by Irrational Games.
    Episode 2 promises to let you experience the world as Elizabeth. Right now, there is no...
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  • Server Update R8 Released for Battlefield 4 Lowers Mobile AA Missile Damage

    Server Update R8 Released for Battlefield 4 Lowers Mobile AA Missile Damage

    The R8 update for Battlefield 4 servers was released earlier today. This is just one of two patches slated for the game, with another patch for clients also coming today. There will also be a maitenance downtime on November 13, a console server update on the 13th, and more patches already planned for both consoles and PC.

    Server Update R8 for Battlefield 4 on PC for November 12, 2013

    - Fixed a number of dog tags that were showing up as blank in-game. - Lowered the damage caused by Mobile AA Active Radar missiles to aircraft. The previous damage was incor
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  • Team Fortress 2 Update Removes Scream Fortress Event Drops and Introduces Server Votes for Halloween Theme

    Tonight's update for Team Fortress 2 marks the end of the Scream Fortress 2013 event. However, some changes made allow you to celebrate the Halloween event whenever you want.

    Changelog for Team Fortress 2 for November 11, 2013

    - The Grandmaster will now update its model based on the owner's current kill streak - Removed the requirement for SSE2 that was introduced during a previous update - Updated The Jupiter Jumpers so they can be equipped with the Mantreads and the Gunboats Halloween event notes: - The Eternaween server enchantment can now be used t
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  • FTL: Advanced Edition Coming in 2014 for PC and iOS

    FTL: Advanced Edition Coming in 2014 for PC and iOS

    In 2014, the gaming world will get their hands on FTL: Advanced Edition. For PC gamers, this will be a free expansion to their existing game. For iOS (and possibly Android) users, this will mark the first release of the game on that platform.

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  • Steam In-Home Streaming Beta Reigstrations are Open

    Steam In-Home Streaming Beta Reigstrations are Open

    A few days a go, registrations for Steam's new In-House Streaming service kicked off. As per usual, the "registration" part of this is simply to join the new service's Steam group.

    Valve says that the beta will be open to external beta testers "later this year." As you might gather from the name, the In-Home Streaming service will allow you to stream your Steam games from one PC to another on the same network.
    Steam In-Home Streaming is a feature that will allow people to stream games from one computer to another anywhere in their house. Thi
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  • The Humble Store is Now Open

    The Humble Store is Now Open

    The team behind the weekly Humble Bundle deals now has a dedicated storefront for a handful of games. Opening today, you can save even more with the Debut Sale with 10% of all proceeds being sent to charities. These sales are up for just 24 hours before new ones start.

    The first day of sales include, but are not limited to:
    • Don't Starve - $7.49
    • Prison Architect - $14.99
    • Euro Truck Simulator 2 - $6.25
    • Natural Selection 2 - $6.25
    • The Swapper - $4.99
    • Rogue Legacy $7.49
    • Chivalry Medieval Warfare - $6.25
    • Orcs Must Die! 2 - $6.25
    • Gunpoint
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  • Let's Play(?) Soda Drinker Pro

    Let's Play(?) Soda Drinker Pro

    Join me on a magical journey of self-discovery and a cold, refreshing carbonated beverage I like to call... "soda."

    - Soda Drinker Pro website
    - Soda Drinker Pro on Steam Greenlight
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  • Blizzard Wants to Bring Warcraft and Warcraft II to Modern PCs

    Blizzard Wants to Bring Warcraft and Warcraft II to Modern PCs

    Blizzard wants to bring the classics Warcraft and Warcraft II into the modern era "in some form" or another. Essentially, Blizzard wants to give their old RTS series the GOG treatment.

    That was World of Warcraft's Production Director, J. Allen Brack, talking about the updated...
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  • Here is the Official PlayStation 4 Unboxing Video

    Here is the Official PlayStation 4 Unboxing Video

    Sony released their officially official unboxing video for the PlayStation 4.


    As you already know, the PS4 is slated to be released on November 15, 2013 in North America. Many gamers already have the console in their possession. Peripherals and games are also already on sale at many retailers....
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  • Microsoft Bans Xbox One Owners That Received Their Consoles Early from Target (Update)

    Update: It seems as though Microsoft realized the error of their ways and are trying to make amends. They said they will remove the ban, remove the strike, and they have invited the user out to the Xbox One launch event!...
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  • Valve Apologizes for Lack of Dota 2 Diretide Event

    Valve Apologizes for Lack of Dota 2 Diretide Event

    Halloween 2013 came and went without so much as a peep about the Diretide event for Dota 2 from Valve. Fans were, to put it mildly, pissed right the hell off at that.

    Today, Valve updated the Dota 2 blog with some fresh information as to why there was no Diretide and offers up an apology to the fans in the process. First up, why wasn't there Diretide this year?
    • We have a huge update in the works that looked like it would be finished in time for Halloween. Stopping that update to work on Diretide seemed like something you would actually
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