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Sony have opened registrations for the beta of the next PS4 firmware update. This is a practice they adopted (taking a leaf out of Microsoft’s book) after the 2.0 firmware update in 2014 launched with major issues. Ever since then, they have held closed beta tests for their system updates, and voila- no more issues. Anyway, starting today, US console owners can sign up to be a beta tester. ...read more
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As you can see in the image above, which was tweeted by Rocket League developers Psyonix Studios, the game has over 25 million registered players enjoying the sports-racing hybrid. This is up 6 million since June, when the studio reported 19 million registered players. There have been over 1 billion matches played, 50% of which were Competitive versus 33% Casual matches. Since September ...read more
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We’ve heard a lot about Half-Life 3 over the years despite Valve insisting it’s not in development. Rumours of prototypes, possible VR releases and whatnot have been around but according to an anonymous source that spoke to Game Informer, there’s no such thing as Half-Life 3 at Valve. This anonymous source is tied to Valve and is one of the few that responded to requests to be ...read more
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For all the hype that Microsoft has generated for Project Scorpio, calling 2017 the year of the platform, Xbox boss Phil Spencer is still unsure whether it will be showcased before E3 2017. On Twitter, Spencer responded to a query about Scorpio being before shown E3 with, “Honestly not sure yet but I know people want this.” Then again, we wouldn’t put it past Microsoft to have some ...read more
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Serious flaws have been exposed in Battlefield 1’s automated anti-cheat system, after it emerged that a number of legitimate players have been banned from playing the DICE-developed shooter online – apparently for being too skilled. The issue was brought to light today by kL-Spazmo, a Battlefield 1 player who has put in over 2800 hours into EA’s flagship first-person series since the ...read more
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Previous estimates for Nintendo’s Switch console put the price at $250 or even lower, indicating a somewhat conservative pricing for what’s thought to be a less powerful competitor to the Xbox One and PS4. However, according to a Reddit user, the US retailer Walmart is holding pre-orders for the Switch at $399. It’s worth noting that though the Redditor claims to work at Walmart, ...read more
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Dubbed the Overwhelmingly Positive bundle, the offering includes only games with an extremely high percentage of positive user reviews on Steam. For those that don’t know, such games are labeled on the store as “overwhelmingly positive.” As always, some (or all) of your money can be sent to a charity of your choice. The promoted charity accompanying this particular bundle is Direct ...read more
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Psyonix has released a new update on all platforms — update 1.27 — for Rocket League that is bringing a bit more snowy goodness to the game. 1.27 is essentially just a bug-fix update, however, it does add Utopia Coliseum (Snowy) into the Snow Day Playlist. Despite being nothing more than a “small client-side update,” the patch comes in 91MB download on PlayStation 4, 1.1GB download on ...read more
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There’s little doubt you noticed Razer’s rather interesting triple-monitor laptop being shared all over social media last week. Well, guess what? Two of the prototypes were stolen at CES 2017 on Sunday. According to a Facebook post from Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan (thanks, Gamespot), two of the prototypes known as Project Valerie were stolen from the firm’s booth during the Las Vegas trade ...read more
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2016 may have been Steam’s biggest year in terms of the number of games released, but none of them topped the most-played charts. In 2016, Steam saw more game releases than any other year. Unfortunately, the vast majority of them failed to hold players interest beyond a few short days at launch, and for some, none at all. Data trackers at GitHyp published a few interesting details about ...read more
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