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Report: E3 2023 is Canceled

This fate was inevitable.

According to a report by IGN, E3 2023 is canceled. This comes after weeks of publishers and gaming companies stating that they were not going to attend E3 this year, including Ubisoft, Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo, Sega, Tencent, and more.

IGN's report from March 30 says that two separate sources confirmed with them that the Entertainment Software Association (ESA; the group behind E3) sent out emails to ESA members earlier today announcing the cancellation....
 

Valve Announces Counter-Strike 2

Valve's massively popular FPS gets an engine upgrade and a test starting today.

Valve officially announced Counter-Strike 2 today after weeks of teases, speculation, and rumors. The developer calls this "the largest technical leap forward in Counter-Strike's history" and I'm inclined to believe it.

Counter-Strike 2 will launch to everyone starting in Summer of 2023. Counter-Strike 2 will be a free upgrade to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Some Counter-Strike:...
 

Sony's Jim Ryan Reportedly Said His Goal is to 'Block Your Merger' in Closed Door Meeting with Activision

The CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment reportedly had some choice words during a meeting with Activision.

It has been a ridiculous day for Sony when it comes to new details that have come out about the company's opposition to the Microsoft and Activision Blizzard merger.

First, a new report from The Verge's Tom Warren shared some key pieces of information from documents (PDF download) that were recently submitted to the UK's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA)....
 

Review: The Outer Worlds: Spacer's Choice Edition

An easy purchase for new players but maybe a hard sell for existing owners.

It was not until I reinstalled the original PC release of The Outer Worlds that I was able to really appreciate the improvements made with the release of The Outer Worlds: Spacer's Choice Edition. Initially, I believed that this looked exactly like the same game that I had played on PC back in late 2019 when it first came out.

"I'm just not seeing what makes this Spacer's Choice Edition worth...
 

All Steam Fest and Steam Sale Dates for 2023

Valve shared their 2023 schedule of events with developers.

The entire schedule of big seasonal sales and themed Steam Fest events was shared yesterday by Valve. Now you'll know months in advance just how badly your bank accounts are going to hurt.

The list includes four major seasonal sales that include the spring, summer, autumn, and winter sales. In between most of these are small "Fest" events, which also typically have themed sales of their own. There will...
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  • Street Fighter 6 Announced

    Street Fighter 6 Announced

    It wasn't Mega Man Legends 3 after all.

    Last week, Capcom tossed up a mysterious countdown timer that was set to reveal something early this morning. Well, the mystery is no more as Capcom announced their new title. Sadly, while it isn't Mega Man Legends 3 like we all wanted, it is instead Street Fighter 6.

    Though Capcom teased everyone with a week-long countdown, the payoff just wasn't all that grand. Today, the studio released only a very brief teaser announcement for...
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  • Elden Ring Spoilers are Starting to Appear Online

    Elden Ring Spoilers are Starting to Appear Online

    Time to maybe go on a media blackout.

    Elden Ring won't be out until February 25, but it looks like spoilers are already starting to hit the Internet. The opening cinematic has already been posted online from players who managed to snag an early copy of the year's most anticipated title.

    Several screenshots for the game have also been posted to social media sites such as Reddit. These shots show off portions of the game world that have not been shown in any official media...
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  • EA Management Reportedly Blame COVID and Halo Infinite for Battlefield 2042 Issues

    Essentially, it's everyone else's fault but their own.

    A new report from Tom Henderson (writing for Xfire) claims that EA management held an internal meeting recently to talk about the problems with Battlefield 2042. At the meeting, EA says that they have "failed to meet the expectations of our players." They then went on to blame factors such as Halo Infinite's launch and COVID for the woes.

    At this company-wide meeting, EA management spent over 20 minutes trying...
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  • Intel Says Its Desktop Arc GPUs Will be Out in Q2 2022

    Intel Says Its Desktop Arc GPUs Will be Out in Q2 2022

    The release window continues to narrow.

    Intel announced that their upcoming desktop graphics cards, named Arc, will be out some time in Q2 2022. This means that they could begin to launch anywhere from April 2022 to the end of June 2022. Though the desktop GPUs are coming a bit later, laptops equipped with Arc GPUs will begin shipping this quarter.

    The Arc cards have been in development for some time now at Intel but were only officially announced in August 2021. At CES...
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  • New Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Movie Poster Revealed

    New Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Movie Poster Revealed

    Too fast for the naked eye.

    A new movie poster for the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog 2 movie was revealed today. The poster makes its debut courtesy of IGN. IGN says that the poster should invoke a feeling of nostalgia for fans of the 16-bit Sonic games.

    As a fan of those 16-bit Sonic games (shoutout to my Sega Genesis), I can say that yeah, I can see where some nostalgic feelings would come into play here. There's Tails' plane and we see Sonic and Knuckles about to punch...
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  • No Man's Sky Update Offers Massive Combat Overhaul

    No Man's Sky Update Offers Massive Combat Overhaul

    The game just keeps getting better and better.

    Here it is, the year 2022 and No Man's Sky is still getting massive updates six years after its initial release. Hello Games just released the free Sentinel Update. Today's update includes, among other things, a pretty substantial overhaul to combat.

    Hello Games says that this update will provide a "more dynamic and impactful combat experience." This includes a variety of new weapons like a Neutron Cannon, a cloaking...
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  • Cyberpunk 2077's New Crowd AI is Too Advanced for Last-gen Consoles

    Cyberpunk 2077's New Crowd AI is Too Advanced for Last-gen Consoles

    So says CD Projekt Red.

    The next-gen upgrade for Cyberpunk 2077 was released yesterday alongside the massive and impressive Patch 1.5. With this update came some new changes for crowd behavior that aims to make them more interesting and a little less static.

    Crowds on the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Stadia, and PC will now react more realistically to your actions. NPCs will now fight back, run away, or even begin fighting each other. There were also some improvements...
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  • The Witcher 3 Director forms a New Studio

    The Witcher 3 Director forms a New Studio

    Rebel Wolves will make a dark fantasy RPG in Unreal Engine 5.

    Konrad Tomaszkiewicz, the game director behind The Witcher 3 and co-director for Cyberpunk 2077, has formed a new game studio. The studio is called Rebel Wolves and it's aiming to be a new AAA development studio. It already has its first project lined up: A AAA dark fantasy RPG that will be built on Unreal Engine 5.

    Rebel Wolves is made up of several game development veterans. These include a number of devs that...
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  • Risk of Rain 2: Survivors of the Void Second Character Revealed

    Risk of Rain 2: Survivors of the Void Second Character Revealed

    New expansion and Epic Games Store release coming March 1.

    Void Fiend is the newest survivor to be revealed for Risk of Rain 2: Survivors of the Void expansion. Void Fiend was announced today by Gearbox Publishing and Hopoo Games during a reveal stream earlier today.

    The studios also revealed that Risk of Rain 2 along with this new expansion will be released on the Epic Games Store on March 1, 2022, This is the same date that the DLC will be released on Steam.
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  • Sony to Plant a Tree for Everyone that Earns a Specific Horizon Forbidden West Trophy

    Get a Trophy and save the planet.

    Sony is offering to plan a tree for every single person that earns a specific Trophy in Horizon Forbidden West. The company announced a "Play and Plant" program today ahead of Friday's release of Horizon Forbidden West.

    This program finds Sony working with the Arbor Day Foundation. Together, they will donate one tree to a forest restoration project for every player that earns the "Reached the Daunt" Trophy. The goal...
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  • BioShock Movie in Development at Netflix

    BioShock Movie in Development at Netflix

    Would you kindly make a movie?

    Netflix just announced that they will be creating a live-action film adaptation based on BioShock. The streaming service announced that they are partnering with 2K, Vertigo Entertainment, and Take-Two on this adaptation of the game set in Rapture, the city set deep underwater.

    According to a report by The Hollywood Reporter, no writer or director is currently attached to the project. However, plans for this movie have been in the works for...
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  • Ubisoft Has Failed to Make Workplace Improvements After 200 Days

    Ubisoft Has Failed to Make Workplace Improvements After 200 Days

    A Better Ubisoft statement says that the company has not addressed any of their complaints.

    An open letter from A Better Ubisoft states that the company has not met any of their demands in the 200 days since initial demands were made. A Better Ubisoft is a group of employees that formed in the wake of the numerous reports of rampant sexual harassment and misconduct going on within the France-based company.

    A Better Ubisoft has been pushing for changes within the company...
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  • Next-gen Cyberpunk 2077 Update is Live

    Next-gen Cyberpunk 2077 Update is Live

    The massive Patch 1.5 is available and with it comes the next-gen versions of Cyberpunk.

    Yesterday, we said that CD Projekt Red was going to host a special Cyberpunk 2077 focused livestream. Today, they kept that promise and indeed hosted a special event where they revealed Patch 1.5 for their open-world action title.

    This patch includes a lot of changes and improvements. Not only was Patch 1.5 released for PC, Stadia, and consoles, but today also marks the release for...
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  • Final Elden Ring PC Requirements are Here (For Real this Time)

    Final Elden Ring PC Requirements are Here (For Real this Time)

    The official PC requirements have finally been revealed for the final time.

    After several, what I would call "false starts," concerning the PC system requirements for Elden Ring, it looks like we finally have the final requirements. Over the past week or so, the PC requirements for Elden Ring were posted and then removed at various times. Today, what should be the actual final requirements were revealed by FromSoftware.

    Here's what we're going to do here. You...
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  • Capcom is Counting Down to Some Reveal

    Capcom is Counting Down to Some Reveal

    This gives me hope for Mega Man Legends 3.

    Capcom launched a new website in the early hours that includes a countdown to something. This countdown page provides no details and looks to strike 0 on February 20 at 10PM (PT), or February 21 at 1AM (ET).

    What can we expect? Well it's obviously Capcom announcing the revival of Mega Man Legends 3. Well, the end of the Capcom Pro Tour 2021 will come to a conclusion next weekend. It could be that this countdown is for some new...
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  • Poll: What Platform Do you Game on the Most?
    by Shawn Zipay
    Do you prefer consoles? PC? Maybe mobile is your preferred platform?

    This month's poll is a bit generic if only because I really don't know what to ask right now and this is the easiest thing that came to mind. The question is simple: Which sort of platform do you prefer to play games on?

    Do you like playing on consoles? Do you prefer to play games on PC? What about mobile games? Maybe you prefer to spend most of your time on your phone playing this, that, or the other....
    Consoles (Ex: PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo, etc.)
    20.00%
    1
    PC (Including Steam Deck)
    80.00%
    4
    Mobile (Ex: iOS or Android phones/tablets)
    0%
    0
    Standalone VR (Ex: Meta Quest 2)
    0%
    0
    Other (Ex: No preference or maybe you play only at arcades or those handheld Tiger Electronic games)
    0%
    0
    03-06-2023, 07:40 PM
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