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Diablo 4 beta leaks spark smart loot and trading discussions

It appears that the promised internal Diablo 4 beta test is underway, and several purported leaks have already surfaced online which appear to show off glimpses at the upcoming RPG game. While there are plenty of reasons to be wary about leaks from early internal testing – things are quite likely to change, after all […]

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Cyberpunk 2077 mod adds teleporting, bullet deflects to time dilation

An ambitious Cyberpunk 2077 mod for the time dilation system in the RPG game completely overhauls its gameplay with distinct manufacturer differences, new NPC interactions, and a quite frankly staggeringly vast amount of customisation options. The mod’s creator says they aimed “to make time dilation gameplay more challenging and rewarding than the vanilla implementation” in […]

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Microsoft trials Xbox and PC Game Pass family plan

It’s been rumoured for a while, but now Microsoft has officially launched an Xbox and PC Game Pass family plan as an Xbox Insider benefit for users in Colombia and Ireland. If you’re in either of the two regions, you can sign up for the program, which allows up to five accounts including the owner […]

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Apex Legends ranked mode needs smurf protection, say players

The Apex Legends ranked mode experience is being harmed by an abundance of high-ranked players joining lower rated lobbies on smurf accounts, according to some fans of the battle royale game. Fans say that the low barrier to entry for new accounts to start playing in ranked combined with the game’s free-to-play nature is making […]

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Terraria mod adds controllable Death Star laser cannon

One of the most impressive Terraria mods has added a new controllable laser cannon that gives us huge Death Star vibes to the crafting game. Starlight River is a hugely ambitious mod project that overhauls Terraria with a wealth of new gear and enemy encounters. It’s been in development for several years, and includes a […]

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Multiversus arcade mode announced as first champions crowned

A Multiversus arcade mode joins ranked mode and new characters Rick and Morty for the season one update to the Warner Bros fighting game. Tony Huynh from developer Player First Games took to the stage to tease the game’s roadmap at EVO 2022 ahead of the top eight finals, which saw the team of Nakat […]

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Report says Belgium loot box laws have been ineffective

A new report from loot box researcher Leon Y. Xiao states that Belgium’s loot box laws banning the sale of the randomised microtransaction crates in games has not been properly enforced, with a majority of successful games among those available in the European country still implementing the systems. As reported by GamesIndustry.biz, the study, published […]

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Stardew Valley mod lets you build a whole farming empire

A new addition to the ever-growing list of Stardew Valley mods lets you expand the farming game into an industrial-scale farming empire sim. Stardew Valley lets you create the farm of your dreams, but if you’ve ever wanted to make your farm just that little bit bigger (or, well, quite a lot bigger) then you’re […]

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FFXIV fan video pays tribute to iconic LOTR meme creator

A new FFXIV fan video pays tribute to one of the most iconic and beloved Lord of the Rings memes in Square Enix’s MMORPG, after the meme’s creator passed away in March. If you were on the Internet in the mid-2000s, you will almost certainly be very familiar with Erwin ‘Tron’ Beekveld’s Tolkien-themed earworm “They’re […]

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Steam Joy-Con support rounds out Nintendo controller lineup

A new Steam client beta update from Valve adds Steam Joy-Con support for the Nintendo Switch controllers, meaning that they are now officially supported as a way to play your PC games. This addition rounds out the list of supported Switch pads, which includes the Switch Pro controller and Nintendo’s range of classic style controllers. […]