A US Congressman spent campaign funds on Steam games
Congressman Duncan D. Hunter was found in investigations to have misappropriated hundreds of thousands of dollars of campaign funding for personal use, buying luxurious items and vacation trips with the money. He also recently confessed he used campaign funds to make Steam purchases upwards of a thousand dollars, though he had initially tried to excuse it as his son's mistake.
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Steam survey shows AMD is close to toppling Intel
Gaming platform Steam's monthly hardware survey for November revealed that AMD is enjoying growing popularity among users, with AMD processor usage up from just 8 percent in 2018 to over 20 percent in 2019, close to the market share of Intel. AMD recently released its massively popular 3rd generation Ryzen series of processors with significant advantages over their Intel counterparts, which might explain the shift.
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Battlefront 2 to add playable BB8 in latest update
In order to promote 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker', Battlefront 2 is releasing a new update that will add a number of elements from the film. The update will include maps, ships, weapons, and BB8 as a playable character. The update is set to come out on December 17th.
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Rainbow Six Siege to add two new operators in massive update
Ubisoft has released the latest Rainbow Six Siege operation, adding new maps and two new playable operators. The operators are currently only available for season pass holders but will be available for everyone else by December 10th. The update will also bring some gameplay changes, including limb penetration, allowing players to damage multiple enemies with a single shot.
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Halo: The Master Chief Collection opens at number one spot on Steam
The release of Halo: The Master Chief Collection on Steam and the Windows store, featuring PC versions of Microsoft's beloved Halo series, has long been awaited by PC gamers. Today, the release of the collection saw a flurry of downloads, bringing The Master Chief Collection to the top spot in the Steam charts, trailed behind at number 3 by none other than Halo: Reach, released earlier in the month.
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Riot Games settles sexism lawsuit for $10m
Riot Games, the games developer responsible for the billion dollar League of Legends franchise, was sued for gender discrimination at the workplace in a 2018 class action lawsuit. The company acknowledged its shortcomings and agreed to settle the case for 10 billion USD, along with hiring their first diversity officer.
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Youtube to allow more violent video game content
Youtube has announced a new policy that would allow videos of simulated violence in video games to be visible to everyone, not just those who are over 18. However, if the violence is extreme and is the focus of the video, it may still become age-restricted. Advertisers will still be allowed to use their own standards for videos.
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Star Citizen has raised over $250 million on its crowdfunding website
Star Citizen, a long-awaited space exploration game, has raised over $250 million in crowdfunding in order to finance its production. The game was originally announced in 2012 and has not been finished since. There has been a large amount of buzz surrounding its production this year as the game is nearing completion.
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Kojima considering sequel to "Death Stranding"
Hideo Kojima, creator of the Solid Snake game series who recently released his much-awaited new game Death Stranding, has revealed he is considering a sequel to the game. Kojima states he would like Norman Reedus involved again in Kojima's Death Stranding and also that he would cancel Silent Hill, but that the project would "start from zero".
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Vampire: The Masquerade - Coteries of New York release postponed
While previously slated for release on December 4, the game will now be launched a week later on December 11. CoNY is a release by World of Darkness which brings a political strategy element to the genre, with players being able to choose between two opposing sides of the Camarilla and the Anarchs. The game will release on Steam, GoG and Humble.
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Apex Legends to raise level cap and add more rewards in latest update
Respawn, the company behind Apex Legends has announced that they will be increasing the level cap from 100 to 500. This will also lead to an increase in the number of level up rewards in order to get players to come back to the game. The update is expected to attract both new and returning players alike.
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Cards Against Humanity creators race against AI
Maintaining their yearly tradition of parodying capitalism on Black Friday, the creators of the "Cards Against Humanity" card game are currently hosting a 16-hour live stream where they race against an artificially intelligent neural network trained to write CAH cards, with the best selling team winning the challenge. The loser will have their job replaced by the winner, though it is unclear if this is a joke.
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Pokemon Global Link is shutting down and users are being given free Pokemon
Nintendo has announced that Pokemon Global Link is going to shut down in February and all current users will be given free Pokemon as compensation. The service has been used by players to battle each other online for the past nine years. It is going to be functionally replaced by Pokemon Sword and Sheild's new Battle Stadium feature.
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Valve announces Half-Life: Alyx for VR
Almost three years after Valve declared that they would release three full-length VR games, the company has announced the first of the games to be an installment in the Half-Life franchise, called Half-Life: Alyx. This marks the first additional release to the franchise since 2007, over a decade ago. The name suggests that the VR game will almost certainly involve Half-Life 2 protagonist Gordon Freeman's best friend Alyx Vance.
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Halo: Reach gets Dec 3 release date on PC
Following Microsoft's announcement earlier in the year stating they would be releasing their classic Halo game collection on PC, the company has now announced it is also adding Halo: Reach to the Halo: The Master Chief Collection, a bundle of all six originally released Halo games remastered for PC gaming. The company add Halo: Reach on PC to The Master Chief Collection on Steam on December 3rd, priced at $39.99.
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China introduces Curfew on Online Gaming
The Chinese government is taking steps to stop the spread of video game addiction within the country. They have now banned all children under the age of 18 from playing online games from 8 am to 3 pm, they will now only be able to play for 90 minutes on weekdays and 3 hours a day on the weekend.
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An intense gaming session claims the life of a 17-year-old gaming addict
Piyawat Harikun died of a stroke due to playing an all-night, multiplayer game session. His father, Piyawat Harikun learned of his demise as we went to his room in the morning, only to find his body collapsed near his bed. Harikun wants his son's death to be a warning for parents whose children are game addicts and take steps to curb their addiction before it gets too late.
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You'd probably be able to afford PlayStation 5 according to latest price leaks
Sony's all new PlayStation 5 console is set to launch in 2020 but there's already a lot we know about the next generation console thanks to the rumors spreading around. Even though we exactly don'y know how much it's actually gonna cost but according to the leaks, Sony is focusing more on market penetration and market acceptability so the console even though might not be cheap but definitely will be affordable.
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Yes "Overwatch 2" is coming and with a Story Mode
The most awaited Overwatch 2 is coming with all new Story Mode. Even though the main focus of the game would be player-vs-player battles but now Overwatch 2 will introduce a player-vs-enemy mode as well. Players would form teams to work against the AI agents to complete different objectives.
The sequel would also be featuring two new characters Sojourn and Echo. However, there are still no details on the release date of Overwatch 2.
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You probably won't have stadia on its Launch on November 19
Google Stadia - a game streaming service offered by google is the netflix for gaming is launching November 19 but only "If you were one of the first gamers who pre-ordered and have received your Founder’s Editions" according to google. Sadly there is no news for the rest of us who didn't order the bundled Chrome cast + Stadia Controller + 3 months Stadia pro membership
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Pokemon Go Bringing Giratina Back Next Week
Mewtwo may be leaving Raid Battles in Pokemon Go very soon, but another Legendary is set to return in its place. Giratina, the Legendary Ghost/Dragon Pokemon from Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum, is making an encore appearance in Raids beginning 1 PM PT / 4 PM ET on September 23, giving you another chance to add it to your collection.Giratina will appear in five-star Raid Battles until October 17.
Batman, Catwoman and Gotham City come to Fortnite
It didn't take long to learn just what Epic had in store for Batman's arrival in Fortnite. However, there's also a Catwoman outfit, and Gotham City itself is in the game -- there's an appropriate backdrop for your adventures, including the option to fly like Batman with unlimited re-use of your glider.
Complete challenges until October 1st, meanwhile, and you can earn cosmetics like a Catwing glider and Batman-themed imagery.
This is far from the first major Fortnite tie-in.
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