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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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  • Dota 2 Update 7.00: The Journey Update is Released

    Dota 2 Update 7.00: The Journey Update is Released

    Valve has released the big 7.00 update for Dota 2 today. Dubbed "The Journey Update" this update for the Dota 2 client brings about substantial changes to the game. We're talking about new Hero Talent Trees, the addition of the Monkey King Hero, a UI overhaul, big changes to the map, and plenty more.

    The full list of changes, which are far too numerous to copy here, can be found at the Dota 2 Gamepedia wiki since Valve has apparently not put them up yet(?). I'm sure Dota 2 fans will be thrilled with this update for a little bit but will then e...
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  • Turtle Rock Releases "Lost" Left 4 Dead Campaign

    Turtle Rock Releases "Lost" Left 4 Dead Campaign

    Turtle Rock Studios have released a "lost" Left 4 Dead campaign that never saw the light of day. Dam It is an incomplete campaign in almost every way but it is still playable.
    Just finished putting the Dam campaign that we streamed a while back into a L4D addon. It's gray box, and some code features are missing but it's playable from beginning to end. It also includes two standalone survival maps that never shipped.
    "Gray box" means that it's largely untextured and obviously incomplete. The campaign bridges the gap between the Dead Air campaign and the Blo...
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  • Latest Steam Client Beta Includes DualShock 4 Support

    Latest Steam Client Beta Includes DualShock 4 Support

    As mentioned earlier this month, Valve has pushed out the first update to Steam that adds in support for the DualShock 4 controller. This update is only for the Steam Client beta, so you should know right now that the update is an opt-in through the Steam options and may be buggy.
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  • ELEAGUE Major Hosting Americas Qualifier Starting November 2

    ELEAGUE Major Hosting Americas Qualifier Starting November 2

    Starting on November 2, ELEAGUE Major will host the Americas Qualifier with the assistance of FACEIT. The top Counter-Strike: Global Offensive teams will face off against one another. These teams include the invited teams of Cloud 9, Immortals, Echo Fox, and Team SoloMid competing against four teams coming from the Open Qualifier stage.
    The four winning teams will advance to compete live from ELEAGUE Arena in Atlanta starting Saturday, Dec. 3, at 12 p.m. ET, with live coverage on Twitch. The two finalist teams will be invited to the ELEAGUE Major Championship
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  • Halloween Comes to CS:GO with New Update (October 25, 2016)

    Halloween Comes to CS:GO with New Update (October 25, 2016)

    Tonight, Valve released another new update for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. This update demands that you have a Happy Halloween. So, you best have a happy Halloween! It also includes some new fixes and updates as per the usual in these updates.

    Changelog for CS:GO for October 25, 2016

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  • Team Fortress 2 Update Released (October 25, 2016)

    Team Fortress 2 Update Released (October 25, 2016)

    An update was released this evening for Team Fortress 2. It fixes some issues with the Scream Fortress VIII and also announces that the date has been extended until November 16.

    Changelog for TF2 for October 25, 2016
    • Extended Scream Fortress VIII to run through November 16th, 2016
    • Fixed a problem causing some players to receive the incorrect number of Merasmissions
      • Players should receive one Scream Fortress VIII Merasmission per day of the event, for a maximum possible of seven as of today
      • Players who received too few Merasmissions will be able to
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  • Scream Fortress VIII Begins

    Scream Fortress VIII Begins

    The eighth (yes, eighth) annual Scream Fortress event for Team Fortress 2 is now live. This event brings you ghosts of events past including all of the old maps, new contracts, new taunts, a Creepy Crawly Case, along with three new Halloween maps.
    Plus, for all you unusual effects fans: For the duration of the event, all unusual cosmetics that you unbox from any case or crate will have a Halloween 2016 unusual effect, and the chances of receiving an unusual cosmetic across all cases, even old ones, will be DOUBLED. It's usually single! That's TWICE as many
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  • Inferno Officially Added in Major Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Update (October 13, 2016)

    The betas have come and gone and Valve has officially released a major update for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. This update includes a totally revised version of de_inferno. This is on top of a number of adjustments and tuning to the gameplay, UI, and even a handy warning message for Xbox Game DVR.
    From its iconic layout to its core gameplay, Inferno has been an instant classic and a mainstay in competitive CS:GO through the years. So when we started the process of re-visiting the map, we focused on quality-of-life upgrades and gameplay-tweaks instead
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  • Steam Getting DualShock 4 Support

    Steam Getting DualShock 4 Support

    According to some tweets by those in attendance at Steam Dev Days, Valve will soon include DualShock 4 support via Steam. There was no firm release date set for this but it was accompanied by word that additional controller support will be coming later.

    From the looks of things, this will utilize the same interface that the Steam Controller uses for creating custom configurations.

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  • True Sight - A New Dota 2 Documentary Series from Valve

    True Sight - A New Dota 2 Documentary Series from Valve

    Earlier today, Valve announced a new series that focuses on, you guessed it, Dota 2 and the competitive scene.
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  • CS:GO Beta Pre-Release Patch Fixes New Inferno (1.35.5.3rc2)

    CS:GO Beta Pre-Release Patch Fixes New Inferno (1.35.5.3rc2)

    Yesterday, Inferno was updated for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Today, Valve's latest pre-release patch fixes Inferno.

    Changelog for CS:GO Beta 1.35.5.3rc2
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