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Company that Spends Millions on Timed Exclusives Lays Off 16% of Employees

Around 16% of all Epic employees laid off.

Epic Games is laying off around 16% of all employees, as confirmed today by Epic Games founder and CEO Tim Sweeney. This 16% comes out to roughly 900 employees that have been laid off from the company that is responsible for Unreal Engine, Fortnite, and the Epic Games Store.

In Sweeney's letter to Epic employees, he says, "For a while now, we've been spending way more money than we earn." He blames Fortnite's push towards...
 

Counter-Strike 2 is Out Now

Counter-Strike is dead, long live Counter-Strike!

Without a press release in sight, Valve has launched Counter-Strike 2 to the world. This free-to-play release is available right now and will replace your current installs of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. True to Valve tradition, today's release is actually a little bit later than initially expected. During its initial announcement in March, Valve said Counter-Strike 2 would be out in summer. It is now fall, but they only missed...
 

Sony Allegedly Hacked... Again

"All of Sony Systems" was allegedly infiltrated by a new ransomware group.

A new group of baddies claims that they have "successfully compromised all of Sony systems" in a new ransomware attack.

This report comes from Australian cybersecurity site Cyber Security Connect in a new post made on September 25. The report says that Sony was infiltrated by some hackers calling themselves Ransomed.vc, a group that reportedly began operations in September. Cyber...
 

RIG 600 PRO HS Headset Review

A solid sounding headset with dual-mode wireless, but what's the catch?

The RIG 600 PRO HS is a wireless gaming headset that offers excellent sound quality, comfort, and features at an affordable price. Though the HS model is geared mainly towards use with the PlayStation platform, it is compatible with Nintendo Switch, mobile devices, and PC. The RIG 600 PRO HS features dual-mode wireless connectivity, so you can use it with either the included USB-C dongle for 2.4GHz wireless or Bl...
 

Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 Officially Announced... Again

Development has shifted to The Chinese Room.

It lives once again. Paradox Interactive just released a new announcement trailer to re-announce Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2. The game and its development is alive and well here in September 2023. What's more is that there is a new trailer out for this fresh announcement and we're told that Bloodlines 2 will be coming in fall 2024.

To catch you up real quick on the saga of Bloodlines 2, we need to go all the way back...
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  • The Two Most Important Factors Contributing to the Expansion of Mobile Gaming


    When it comes to mobile gaming, there are a large number of different games that can be played on mobile devices. This gives players the ability to choose from a diverse selection of games, which is a distinct advantage of mobile gaming.

    Another reason why people play games on their mobile devices is that they have the available option to play various traditional casino games on platforms like the ones here at wish. On these online gaming platforms, players can easily create...
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  • Accidental Fall Guys Purchases Being Refunded Following Backlash

    Accidental Fall Guys Purchases Being Refunded Following Backlash

    A bug caused several players to accidentally purchase premium cosmetic items.

    Fall Guys recently made a very successful transition from a paid title to a free-to-play game for PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo, and PC platforms. The jump to F2P didn't come without a few bumps though. The servers struggled to meet the increased player demand in the days following the game's release and more recently a bug popped up that caused some players to unintentionally buy items from the store instead...
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  • PowerWash Simulator Studio Issues Important Warning About Looking at the Sun

    PowerWash Simulator Studio Issues Important Warning About Looking at the Sun

    It is bad for both your eyes and Xbox.

    The relaxing and cathartic game called PowerWash Simulator left Early Access today. It was released for PC via Steam and the Microsoft Store, plus it's on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Game Pass and is generally a pretty great game. The game even includes some co-op play where you can team up with others to wash away dirt and grime while talking about whatever comes to mind.

    There is just one catch: You shouldn't look at the sun....
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  • Chivalry 2 Surpasses 2 Million Copies Sold

    Chivalry 2 Surpasses 2 Million Copies Sold

    Developer Torn banner Studios talks about upcoming content in new developer diary.

    Torn Banner Studios announced today that Chivalry 2 has surpassed the 2 million copies sold mark across all platforms. Those platforms include the Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PC via both Epic Games Store and Steam.

    Alongside the announcement of this milestone comes a new developer diary from Torn Banner Studios. The devs not only take fans on a behind-the-scenes...
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  • Nvidia Hotfix Driver Fixes Destiny 2 Freezing and More

    Nvidia Hotfix Driver Fixes Destiny 2 Freezing and More

    The hotfix driver fixes issues with several popular titles.

    If you have an Nvidia graphics card, you may want to pick up the latest hotfix driver release. Nvidia put out a new hotfix driver today for RTX and GTX video cards. This hotfix is based on the latest Game Ready Driver 516.59 and brings the driver version up to 516.79.

    Contained in today's hotfix release are a number of fixes for some issues in a handful of newer and more popular games. Particularly of note here...
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  • Sony Announces PlayStation Stars - A New PlayStation Loyalty Program

    Sony Announces PlayStation Stars - A New PlayStation Loyalty Program

    Hey now, you're an all-star, get your game on, go play.

    Sony announced a new PlayStation loyalty program today that they're calling PlayStation Stars. That's not to be confused with the PlayStation 3 title PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale which was not, in fact, a battle royale game.

    The announcement was made through the PlayStation Blog earlier. This program is set to being later this year and will be free for everyone to sign up to. Players will be able to complete...
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  • Skate 4 Officially Called skate. and Will be Free-to-Play

    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...
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  • Steam VR Fest Begins July 18

    Steam VR Fest Begins July 18

    The worlds are virtual but the savings are real.

    Valve announces that from July 18th through to July 25th they will be "celebrating the most overachieving category of 'interactive gaming' there is: Virtual Reality!" As someone that owns an older VR headset, I would be inclined to agree with that assessment.

    Next week, the Steam VR Fest will be held that allows fans and interested parties to explore a wide range of VR titles. VR owners will get to try out demos...
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  • Serious Fun Football Enters Early Access Today

    Serious Fun Football Enters Early Access Today

    A more casual soccer game for those tired of the usual suspects.

    Despite it's less than realistic art style, Serious Fun Football boasts that it includes real ball physics, realistic movements, advanced boy collisions, varied player attributes, sophisticated AI, and complex 3D graphics. It's been in development for about six years now from just one person. The development was self-funded from start to finish and is being self-published.

    After all these years, Serious Fun...
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  • Irish Poker Drinking Game Rules

    Irish Poker Drinking Game Rules

    Irish poker is a very simple drinking game that can be played anywhere. A standard deck of cards and some opponents are all that are required.

    It's important to note that Irish poker and the drinking game are two completely different games.

    Irish poker is played for money, whereas the game we're discussing today is played for fun. It's not a good idea to play for money when drinking is present.

    This card game is the best there is for a straightforward and enjoyable...
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  • Evil Dead: The Game Gets Army of Darkness Themed Update

    Evil Dead: The Game Gets Army of Darkness Themed Update

    The PvPvE game was updated with a new map, new weapons, and more.

    Saber Interactive and the devs at Boss Team Games just released a new update for Evil Dead: The Game. This update includes some themed update including a free new map, new weapons, a new Exploration mode, plus some non-free cosmetic items.

    The content centers around the classic film Army of Darkness. For instance, the new map is based on Castle Kandar, the setting of the film. The update should be out now...
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  • Why Money Laundering Is A Problem In The Gambling Industry & How It Actually Operates

    Money laundering is a very serious crime that occurs much more frequently than you might imagine.


    What Does Money Laundering Mean?

    Simply put, the act of taking money obtained illegally and making it appear as though it was earned legally is known as money laundering.

    By engaging in specific types of transactions, making investments in assets, and making other decisions that conceal the source of the money, criminals "clean" their money....
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  • Nordisk Games Acquires Supermassive Games

    Nordisk Games Acquires Supermassive Games

    Nordisk Games adds to its growing library of game studios.

    Supermassive Games is the developer behind Until Dawn, The Dark Pictures Anthology, and the more recently released The Quarry. They have just been acquired by Nordisk Games, a subsidiary of Nordisk Films, a Denmark-based media company. Supermassive Games will be joining other studios under the Nordisk umbrella, including Avalanche Studios, the development studio behind Just Cause.

    As of last year, Nordisk already...
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  • Company of Heroes 3 Dated for November 17

    Company of Heroes 3 Dated for November 17

    Players can test the North African campaign right now.

    About a year after being announced, Company of Heroes 3 now has a release date. Relic Entertainment says that Company of Heroes 3 will be ready for release on November 17, 2022.

    This new entry in the World War II RTS series will include four playable factions and two campaigns at launch. The Italian Dynamic Campaign will be more open-ended while the North African Operation will follow a set narrative. The campaigns...
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  • New Destroy All Humans 2 Reprobed Trailer

    New Destroy All Humans 2 Reprobed Trailer

    Get a look at the alien arsenal at your disposal.

    A new trailer is out today for Destroy All Humans! 2 - Reprobed that offers you a look at the advanced alien weaponry that you will get to play around with. You have yourself the Burrow Beast, Dislocator, and everyone's favorite, the Anal Probe. These are just some of the weapons you will get to use.

    Destroy All Humans! 2 - Reprobed is set for released on August 30, 2022 for PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X|S. The standard...
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  • Poll: Are You a Fan of Paying More to Play Early?
    by Shawn Zipay
    Get that Premium Edition and play three days early!

    Looks like the latest growing trend with game releases is to offer a more expensive Premium or Gold or whatever edition that grants you access to a game a few days ahead of its official release.

    Starfield did it with their $99.99 (USD) Premium Edition. Today, Payday 3 is doing an "Early Access" release with their Silver and Gold editions. Diablo 4 did the same thing earlier in the year, as did Madden NFL 24,...
    I don't mind. If people want to spend more to play early, let them!
    33.33%
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    I'm indifferent to the whole idea.
    33.33%
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    I think it's kind of dumb that people get to play earlier. Spending more shouldn't offer a "head start" on other paying customers.
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