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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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  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Update Adds Microtransactions to View Stats

    Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Update Adds Microtransactions to View Stats

    CS:GO 360 Stats is a subscription service to see stats that were previously free to view.

    An update for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive came out last night that has angered some players. Ok, it's angered a lot of players out there. First off, Operation Broken Fang has come to an end. You will have until May 15th in order to claim your rewards for said operation.

    There are, naturally, other changes included in this update. For instance, Valve has removed Train from the...
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  • Bungie Reveals Season of the Splicer for Destiny 2

    Bungie Reveals Season of the Splicer for Destiny 2

    How do you feel about the Vex and baby Fallen?

    Earlier today, Bungie revealed their next season of content that is coming on May 11 for Destiny 2. They're calling it Season of the Splicer and it seems to be focused on combating the Vex. The trailer also shows off some baby Fallen which just has all of the Internet a flutter.

    A new season of content for Destiny 2 means a few things. You're looking at a new group activity that will run throughout the duration of the season....
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  • Apex Legends Servers Buckle Following Season 9 Launch

    Apex Legends Servers Buckle Following Season 9 Launch

    Respawn says they are working on a fix.

    Apex Legends just launched Season 9, or Apex Legends: Legacy if you want to be official, and already the servers are buckling under the pressure from players trying to get in. This new season added in a bunch of new content including a permanent 3v3 mode, Arena.

    Respawn has been updating fans on Twitter about ongoing server issues as players rush to get into the game. Their most recent update came about an hour ago at 2:30PM (ET)...
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  • Stadia Head of Product John Justice Leaves Google

    Stadia Head of Product John Justice Leaves Google

    There is no Justice.

    VP and head of product for Google Stadia, John Justice, has parted ways from Google. This was confirmed in a statement issued to 9to5 from Google. The company says that they "can confirm John is no longer with Google and (they) wish him well on his next step."

    Justice was responsible for overseeing the consumer experience for Stadia and often talked to the press about what was coming next to Google's game streaming service.

    Speaking...
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  • The Witcher 3 Director Leaves CD Projekt Red Following Workplace Bullying Claims

    The claims have been denied but Tomaszkiewicz is still parting ways with the studio.

    Konrad Tomaszkiewicz was the director for The Witcher 3. He was recently accused of workplace bullying and has decided to leave CD Projekt Red as a result of the accusations.

    Bloomberg says that CD Projekt Red has been looking into the accusations for multiple months. A committee was formed to investigate the allegations and found him to be not guilty. Despite these findings, Tomaszkiewicz...
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  • Dragon Quest Builders 2 is Out Now on Xbox

    Dragon Quest Builders 2 is Out Now on Xbox

    The block-building JRPG from Square Enix is now available on Xbox platforms.

    Square Enix just released Dragon Quest Builders 2 today for the Xbox One, Windows 10 PC, and Xbox Game Pass. This release includes all of the previously released DLC that hit the PlayStation 4 and PC (Steam) versions of the game. This DLC includes the Hotto Stuff Pack, Modernist Pack, Aquarium Pack, Designer's Sunglasses, Historic Headwear, Dragonlord's Throne, and more.

    Today's release on Xbox...
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  • Video Games We Want to See Turned into Slot Games

    Video Games We Want to See Turned into Slot Games


    Slots game developers like to draw from different aspects of life when creating new games. One of the more recent genres to be included in the production of online slots is video games. We have already witnessed the introduction of some excellent video game based slot games, including Resident Evil, Hitman, Space Invaders, Lara Croft: Temples and Tombs, Street Fighter, and Call of Duty. However, there are plenty of hugely popular video games that are yet to be granted the slot game treatment...
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  • Borderlands 3 Cost Epic $146 million for Six Months of EGS Exclusivity

    Borderlands 3 Cost Epic $146 million for Six Months of EGS Exclusivity

    At least $80 million was guaranteed to 2K.

    Another big reveal came today from the legal battle between Epic Games v. Apple. This time we learned a little bit about what it takes to buy off six months of exclusivity for the Epic Games Store. Specifically, we learned just what it took to make Borderlands 3 a six month Epic Games Store exclusive.

    According to internal Epic finances from October 2019, Epic Games paid a total of $146 million (USD) to Borderlands 3 publisher...
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  • The Division 2 and Anno 1800 Did Not Sell Well on the Epic Games Store

    The Division 2 and Anno 1800 Did Not Sell Well on the Epic Games Store

    Ubisoft games don't seem to be performing well on the EGS.

    If you are a PC gamer, the only places you can purchase Ubisoft games directly include the Epic Games Store and Ubisoft Connect (formerly Uplay). New Ubisoft releases have not been made available through Steam for quite some time now. One of the last games available for purchase on Steam was Anno 1800.

    Anno 1800 was available for pre-purchase for a small period of time through Steam ahead of its release. Conservative...
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  • Planned Fortnite Collaborations Include Metroid, Kill Bill, Naruto, LeBron James, The Rock, and More

    These may still be coming or they may be scrapped.

    More news out of the Epic Games v. Apple legal battle today. This time it's a look at some of the potential collaborations that may still be coming to Fortnite, or collaborations that have fallen through and will never come to light. There are some wild collaboration ideas that were shared today.

    Planned collabs include an armored Batman Looper skin, Samus from Metroid, the Bride from Kill Bill, Snake Pliskin from Escape...
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  • Leaked Document Shows How Much Epic Paid for the Free Games on EGS

    Leaked Document Shows How Much Epic Paid for the Free Games on EGS

    It apparently doesn't take much to sell your soul to the devil.

    Another document from the ongoing Epic Games v. Apple case surfaced today that sheds some light on how much money some studios got for offering their game for free on the Epic Games Store. Revealed were the first nine months of free games offered through the Epic Games Store, how many free entitlements were given, the total buyout price that Epic paid, how many new accounts were made during the free period, and the price...
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  • Modders Find Way to Bypass Resident Evil Village Demo Time Limit on PC

    Modders Find Way to Bypass Resident Evil Village Demo Time Limit on PC

    It's actually quite easy.

    Capcom has been busy promoting Resident Evil Village through a series of time limited demos on all platforms. They started first with the PlayStation platform with two separate 30-minute long demos. Now, the demos are available as a package deal across all platforms, but the time limit is still in place. This means that you have just 60-minutes to complete the two segments of the demo. Once you hit that 60 minute mark, that's it. You can no longer play the...
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  • PlayStation Charged Developers to Implement Cross-play

    PlayStation Charged Developers to Implement Cross-play

    For the players? Yeah, right.

    New documents have surfaced showing that Sony includes additional fees against publishers and developers for enabling cross-play with other platforms. It's been known that Sony was very much against enabling cross-platform play for years before they finally caved and "let it happen." New confidential documents reveal that Sony was holding out on cross-play in order to counter any potential revenue losses.

    As part of the opening for...
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  • Facebook Acquires Onward Developer Downpour Interactive

    Facebook Acquires Onward Developer Downpour Interactive

    Onward will still be supported on all current platforms.

    Onward is a fairly popular VR mil-sim (military simulator) that has found moderate success through Steam since its release in 2016. This past week Facebook acquired Outward's developer, Downpour Interactive. Downpour's developers will be rolled into the Oculus Studios team "in some capacity."

    As part of Oculus Studios, Downpour Interactive will be working on the future of Outward along with future projects....
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  • These Are the Games Coming and Going from Game Pass in May 2021

    These Are the Games Coming and Going from Game Pass in May 2021

    Say goodbye to Final Fantasy IX and hello to Red Dead Online.

    Microsoft just released an updated list of games that will be removed from Xbox Game Pass in May 2021 and a list of new games that will be added at the same time. First up, let's take a look at the games that are leaving Xbox Game Pass for both consoles and PC on May 15. ...
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  • 97 Games Feature FPS Boost

    97 Games Feature FPS Boost

    This marks the largest drop of games to date to get FPS Boost.

    The total amount of Xbox titles that now feature FPS Boost totals a whopping 97 games. This is an increase today of 74 new titles that got the FPS Boost treatment on Xbox Series X|S hardware.

    Just as a quick refresher here, FPS Boost is an enhancement made to previously released backwards compatible titles that boost framerates to nearly double that of their original release. This is done in addition to other...
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  • PlayStation Announces New Partnership with Discord

    PlayStation Announces New Partnership with Discord

    Discord is coming to PlayStation early next year.

    Sony just announced that they are teaming up with Discord to bring the popular social app to the PlayStation ecosystem early next year. Jim Ryan, the president and CEO of PlayStation shared the news via the Sony Interactive Entertainment website just a short while ago today.

    Ryan says that there are already people at Sony working to connect "Discord with your social and gaming experience on PlayStation Network."...
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  • Two Leaked Images Surface for Battlefield 6

    Two Leaked Images Surface for Battlefield 6

    The leaks are flowing freely now.

    Hot on the heels of a massive Battlefield 6 leaked information blowout comes two leaked screenshots from the upcoming game. These images were originally quite small but Reddit user, Uberkritz2, took it upon himself to use some A.I. upscaling to increase the resolution a bit.

    You may doubt the images are authentic, but they were vouched for by known Battlefield leaker Tom Henderson just a short time ago on Twitter.

    The images...
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  • Leaker Claims Battlefield 6 to Include Day/Night Cycles and Dynamic Weather

    Leaker Claims Battlefield 6 to Include Day/Night Cycles and Dynamic Weather

    Known leaker Tom Henderson is at it again with the Battlefield 6 leaks.

    Tom Henderson is at it again with some possible new leaks for the upcoming Battlefield game for 2021. We don't yet know if it will be called Battlefield 6 or just Battlefield as one rumor suggested or even if it will be something else entirely. What we do "know" is what Henderson shared with the world just about a day ago during his latest YouTube livestream.

    The latest from Henderson comes...
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  • Crash Bandicoot Developer Toys for Bob is Now a Call of Duty Studio

    Crash Bandicoot Developer Toys for Bob is Now a Call of Duty Studio

    Toys for Bob is now working on Warzone.

    Toys for Bob, the studio that brought us the fantastic Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time, is now working on the Call of Duty franchise. Specifically, they are now a support studio for Call of Duty: Warzone, the free-to-play battle royale game that just recently surpassed 100 million players.

    The studio made the announcement last night on Twitter. They say that "Toys for Bob is proud to support development for Season 3 of Call...
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  • CD Projekt Red Management Receive Multi-Million Dollar Bonuses in Spite of Cyberpunk 2077 Woes

    It's good to be king.

    CEOs and other board members of CD Projekt Red will receive multi-million dollar bonuses this year, despite the still ongoing issues surrounding their latest release, Cyberpunk 2077.

    Co-CEOs Marcin Iwiński and Adam Kiciński will each get end of the year bonuses of about $6.3M (USD) each. This is according to the company's annual report. CD Projekt Red board member and director of Cyberpunk 2077, Adam Badowski, will be awarded $4.2M in bonuses....
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  • Five qualities of Best payout Casino

    Five qualities of Best payout Casino

    There are ample reasons why people like to play Online casinos worldwide. Thousands of players play Casino online games not just as a hobby but as a passion. However, you need to be careful about selecting the casino game you would like to play. Among all imperative aspects to be considered, qualities of best payout casino UK do stand apart from the crowd. Thus, here are 5 qualities of best payout casino that anyone should look at in an online casino:


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  • Fall Guys is Delayed on Switch and Xbox

    Fall Guys is Delayed on Switch and Xbox

    However, the good news is that crossplay is coming.

    We have some bad news to share with Xbox and Switch owners today: The release of Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout has been delayed for both of these platforms. Mediatonic announced the delay today in a new blog update. The game was originally supposed to launch on these platforms in Summer 2021.

    Mediatonic now says that the previously announced release date was "just too soon for (them) to include all of the tasty new...
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  • PSA: Titanfall 2 is Free for the Weekend on Steam

    PSA: Titanfall 2 is Free for the Weekend on Steam

    Where we droppin'?

    For this weekend you can play Titanfall 2 for free through Steam. The much beloved game recently saw player counts high all new highs in the wake of the new Apex Legends season, so why not pump those numbers up even higher?

    To participate in the free Steam weekend for Titanfall 2, simply head on over to the aptly named Titanfall 2 Steam page. From there you are free to download the game. You have until May 3 at 10AM (PT) for the free weekend. If you...
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  • Outer Wilds DLC 'Echoes of the Eye' Spotted

    Outer Wilds DLC 'Echoes of the Eye' Spotted

    More Outer Wilds is possibly coming.

    A new SteamDB entry for Outer Wilds was spotted last night by some eagle eyes. The time looping adventure that many people seem to love may soon get some DLC going by the name of Echoes of the Eye.

    The DLC listing was spotted on SteamDB by Simon Carless on Twitter. It was then teased by publisher Annapurna Interactive and later by developer Mobius Digital Games with some eye emojis. It seems pretty safe to say that something is coming...
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  • Over 15 Minutes of Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart Gameplay from State of Play

    Over 15 Minutes of Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart Gameplay from State of Play

    Just watch it.

    Insomniac Games and Sony just shared a meaty gameplay video for Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart. This was shown off as part of this evening's latest State of Play. Check it out below.

    Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart is due out on June 11, 2021 for the PlayStation 5. ...
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  • Gina Gershon to Play Moxxi in Borderlands Film

    Gina Gershon to Play Moxxi in Borderlands Film

    Gershon along with others were announced today for the Borderlands movie.

    Today, Lionsgate revealed that Gina Gershon, Cheyenne Jackson, Charles Babalola, Benjamin Byron Davis, Steven Boyer, and Ryann Redmond are all joining the cast of the Borderlands movie.

    Gershon will play the role of Moxxi. Jackson will play Jakobs. In the film Jakobs is getting ready to marry Hammerlock, whom will be played by Babalola. Boyer will play the role of Scooter. Redmond will assume the...
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  • Activision CEO Bobby Kotick Cuts Salary by 50%

    Activision CEO Bobby Kotick Cuts Salary by 50%

    Half of a buttload of money is still a buttload of money.

    This morning, an agreement filed with the SEC found Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick agreeing to cut both his salary and annual bonus by 50%. Other incentives, such as the Transformation Transaction Award and Shareholder Value Creation Incentive were also eliminated. The Shareholder Value Creation Incentive was reported to be valued at upwards of $200 million in stock value, or $41 million after tax withholdings.
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  • Microsoft Lowers Store Commission on PC

    Microsoft Lowers Store Commission on PC

    A lower commission on par with the Epic Games Store.

    Microsoft made some new announcements today that show they're still committed to growing and supporting PC gaming. Among today's announcements is word that they are lowering the fee they take from each game sale made through the Windows Store from 30% to 12%. This means that they are equivalent to the Epic Games Store when it comes to the amount of commission they take from each sale.

    Microsoft says that this increased...
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