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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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  • Astralis Wins Record Breaking ELEAGUE Major

    Astralis Wins Record Breaking ELEAGUE Major

    The first Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Major hosted by ELEAGUE came to a thrilling conclusion today in a battle between Astralis and Virtus.pro. The final scores were 12-16, 16-14, and 16-14 wherein Virtus.pro choked away a victory. At least that's what I've heard. I didn't watch this. The event set records across Twitch earlier today. The ELEAGUE Major Grand Final became the first event in Twitch's long history to surpass one million concurrent viewers on one channel. This doesn't include the 200,000+ that were watching on other channels. ...
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  • Valve Presents a Brief History of Counter-Strike

    Valve Presents a Brief History of Counter-Strike

    Counter-Strike has changed a lot over the years. Who better to show us how it's changed other than Valve and the original creators themselves, Jess Cliffe and Ming Le. These two, along with other notable Counter-Strike personalities takes us back through the many years the game has been around.
    Counter-Strike started as a mod for Half-Life in 1999. Today, it has evolved into Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and has become one of the most popular games and esports in the world. This piece, made for the ELEAGUE Major in Atlanta, gives a behind-the-scenes look
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  • ELEAGUE Major Begins this Sunday

    ELEAGUE Major Begins this Sunday

    Get ready for over 50 hours of live cross-platform coverage of the first ELEAGUE Major for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. The coverage and event kicks off this Sunday, January 22 at 10AM (ET). Get ready for a whole lot of information about this upcoming event, because it's coming at you hot and heavy.
    ELEAGUE, the transformative esports organization created by Turner and WME | IMG, will begin live coverage of the first-ever ELEAGUE Major, Sunday, Jan. 22, at 10 a.m. ET on Twitch. The week-long tournament will award shares of a $1 million prize purse, and will
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  • Gabe Newell Says Valve is Working on a New Single Player Game and Source 2

    Gabe Newell Says Valve is Working on a New Single Player Game and Source 2

    Valve's Gabe Newell had an AMA today in the quasi-satirical r/The_Gaben subreddit. During his brief session answering community questions, Newell revealed that Valve might actually still be a game developer.

    Who knew?

    Reddit user Baldemoto asked that which should not be asked to Newell. His response will shock you (assuming you missed the headline that you clicked on to read this news piece).
    Baldemoto: Hello Mr. Newell, I asked other users what they wanted to hear most from you (other countries included),and I compiled
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  • TOTALLY SHOCKING NEWS: Half-Life 3 Doesn't Exist

    TOTALLY SHOCKING NEWS: Half-Life 3 Doesn't Exist

    What's the deal with this news making the rounds today? The news I'm talking about is this bit about some alleged Valve insider telling Game Informer that Half-Life 3 doesn't exist.

    Really?

    You don't say! This isn't anything new in the slightest. The interview, as it relates to the development of Half-Life 3 tells us very few new details.
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  • Dota 2 Update for January 11, 2017

    Dota 2 Update for January 11, 2017

    Valve rolled out an update tonight for the Dota 2 client.

    Changelog for Dota 2 for January 11, 2017...
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  • Team Fortress 2 Comic Number 6 "The Naked and the Dead" is Now Available

    Team Fortress 2 Comic Number 6 "The Naked and the Dead" is Now Available

    For those that still care about Team Fortress 2 and the fewer that care about reading the latest comics for the game, this one is for you. The sixth comic "book" for Team Fortress 2 was released today.

    It's called "The Naked and the Dead" but there is a lot less nudity than you may expect from a title like that.

    You can read it directly from the Team Fortress website....
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  • Dota 2 Update for January 5, 2017

    Dota 2 Update for January 5, 2017

    Dota 2 was updated today with some fixes. Alright, it's actually a lot of fixes.

    Dota 2 update for January 5, 2017
    - Improved overall performance of the in-game user interface. - Fixed a bug where Arc Warden's Tempest Double could give a Moonshard to the main Hero. - Fixed a bug where a hero would sometimes try to purchase more items than was necessary when some items were locked. - Fixed Necrophos' Death Pulse not removing its regen when the ability is no longer stolen by Rubick. - Moved the "Miss" message to appear over the target of the attac
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  • Smissmas 2016 Event Hits Team Fortress 2

    Smissmas 2016 Event Hits Team Fortress 2

    Another game got back into the holiday spirit today and that game is none other than Team Fortress 2. Yes, Smissmas is back and bigger than ever before.
    New Festivizer Weapons
    The Festivizer now has more weapons it can festivize, including the Fire Axe, The Jag, The Kritzkrieg, Pistol, The Quick-Fix, Natascha, The Sandman, The Spy-cicle, Kukri, Shovel and The Scottish Resistance.

    New Winter-Themed Community Cosmetics We're shipping 17 new community cosmetics in the limited-time keyless Winter 2016 Cosmetic Case. Plus, The Festivizer can n
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  • Finalists Announced for The Steam Awards 2016

    Finalists Announced for The Steam Awards 2016

    Valve tallied up the votes and found the finalists for each category for The Steam Awards 2016. If you recall a few weeks ago, Valve asked you to nominate your favorite games on Steam for a variety of categories. Today, the lists were narrowed down to a handful of games per category and guess what? You get to cast your vote for the winners. The voting begins on December 22 at 10AM (PT). Each day will have a new category up for you to cast your vote on. The exception to this will be December 29th when there will be four categories to vote on. Valve explains wh...
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  • CS:GO Update for December 13, 2016 Includes Updated SAS Model

    CS:GO Update for December 13, 2016 Includes Updated SAS Model

    Tonight's update for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is a bit of a smaller one. Valve gave an upgrade to the SAS Counter-Terrorist player model, added a new C4 sound for those using HRTF, and a few other changes.

    Changelog for CS:GO for December 13, 2016
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