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A Cyberpunk 2077 dataminer has discovered new files referencing unreleased street story quests, potentially pointing towards future DLC. Speaking to Eurogamer, modder romulus_is_here said the files appeared after the massive 1.2 patch. Cyberpunk's main quests are usually split into three categories—prologue, part one and epilogue—which are numbered from q000 to q204. But there are now some ...read more
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Twitch has delivered a widespread ban of 7.5 million bot accounts that have been contributing to "the rise of fake engagement" on the platform, the company said. A majority of these fakes accounts engaged in follow-botting or view-botting, which breaks Twitch's Terms of Service. They were detected by "ongoing machine learning technology that will continue to improve," Twitch said on Twitter. ...read more
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In its latest update to investors, Nvidia has warned that it expects demand for its products to exceed supply at least until the end of the year. The update comes before the official release of the company's Q1 earnings, but in a blog post Nvidia CFO Colette Kress stressed that channel inventories remain constrained and that this will likely not change by May as previously expected. That said, ...read more
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IO Interactive has discussed the challenges of remaining independent and the temptation to accept acquisition offers following its split from former parent company Square Enix. In June 2017, IO negotiated a management buyout (MBO) with Square Enix that made it an independent studio, in a deal that also saw it keep all of the rights to the Hitman IP. The MBO, which was completed some 15 ...read more
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The Walking Dead: Survivors got its full reveal last month, and this week, a release date has now been set for the new mobile game by developer Elex Technology and Skybound Entertainment. The game set within the universe of The Walking Dead will release on April 12th for Android and iOS devices. A ton of players have already pre-registered for the game ahead of its arrival, and for those active ...read more
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Krafton has announced that it will close PUBG Lite in April. A free-to-play, low-spec adaptation of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, the game launched in open beta in January 2019. In addition to PUBG’s standard 100-player battle royale mode, PUBG Lite has offered a 4v4 mode in which two teams fight to reach 40 eliminations. It has included free and premium season passes and has an ...read more
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Microsoft’s talks to acquire messaging platform Discord have reportedly progressed to an advanced stage, as the pair discuss a potential $10 billion deal. That’s according to a new report from The Wall Street Journal, which corroborates Bloomberg’s earlier scoop and claims that the discussions with Microsoft are “exclusive” talks which could see a deal complete as soon as next ...read more
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PUBG Mobile, the mobile version of the popular PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, has achieved a pretty hefty milestone. According to a new tweet, it’s hit one billion downloads worldwide. The title released about three years ago for iOS and Android with its popularity only rising throughout. An “awesome new update” is coming to celebrate the occasion so players are advised to stay tuned. ...read more
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Psyonix has announced a new Rocket League game for mobile devices. Rocket League Sideswipe is a standalone, free-to-play title scheduled to launch worldwide for Android and iOS in 2021. In an announcement post, Psyonix said Sideswipe retains the core, competitive gameplay of Rocket League but it is played from a new side-on perspective. Players compete in 1v1 or 2v2 matches each lasting ...read more
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Square Enix and developer Nexon have confirmed that the mobile reboot of Final Fantasy XI has been cancelled. According to Gamebiz.jp (translated by GamesIndustry.biz), the project failed to meet the expectations of both companies, resulting in the cancellation. The news shouldn't prove too surprising, as very little information had been revealed since it was announced in 2015, outside of a ...read more
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