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PS5 release date, specs, games, backwards compatibility and more

A big part of that GPU setup will be support for 8K resolutions and ray tracing in PS5 games.Will there be PS5 backwards compatibility for my PS4 games (or older)? ...

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Check Out These Sweet Deals On Nintendo Switch Games

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GameSpot may get a commission from retail offers.Nintendo Switch game deals are often few and far between, especially when it comes to first-party titles and other highly anticipated games. ...

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Steam is having an LGBTQ+ games sale

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In honor of the USA's just-passed National Coming Out Day on October 11, Steam has put a bunch of games by LGBTQ+ developers or about LGBTQ+ themes on sale.The sale runs until October 15, although some games will remain discounted until October 16. ...

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Halo: Reach studio Ruffian Games working with Rockstar Games on 'upcoming titles'

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(Image credit: Rockstar Games)Crackdown 2 developer Ruffian Games, which was one of the studios helping 343 Industries bring Halo: Reach into The Master Chief Collection, is working on upcoming games for Rockstar, and it's hiring developers with experience building multiplayer games.The developer is hiring for multiple positions including graphics engineers and a UI engineer, and it's looking for developers with "generalised experience in multiplayer action games" on both PC and consoles. ...

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A Bunch Of Great Nintendo Switch Games Are On Sale Right Now

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GameSpot may get a commission from retail offers.Nintendo Switch game deals are often few and far between, especially when it comes to first-party titles and other highly anticipated games. ...

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Daybreak Games makes multiple layoffs, including on Planetside Arena team

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(Image credit: Daybreak)Daybreak Games has laid off multiple employees, including some that were working on battle royale Planetside Arena, which went into Early Access last month.The scale of the layoffs at the H1Z1 and Planetside 2 studio is not yet clear, but one developer who lost his job said multiple teams had been hit, while Planetside Arena's lead designer said his team had "lost some really good people today". ...

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Riot Games sues esports organzation Riot Squad over trademark infringement

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(Image credit: Riot Squad (Instagram))Riot Games, the maker of League of Legends, has filed a lawsuit against Riot Squad, an esports organization (that, ironically, does not play League of Legends), over allegations of trademark infringement.The suit alleges that Riot Squad is intentionally making use of Riot's name in order to encourage gamers to think that the two organizations are somehow related. ...

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Not Everyone Knows How To Speak Video Games

And so I was like, "I'm doing nothing this weekend but just playing games.And so every time I was trying to do something I was like, "Aw, come on, man. ...

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Surviving Mars is free on the Epic Games Store

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I wish that Epic Games would do its weekly store giveaways on Friday instead of Thursday, because "Free Game Friday" has a really nice flow to it.Instead, we're stuck with, I don't know, "Throw-It-At-You Thursday" or something. ...

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Ubisoft is turning more of its games into animated shows

French video game company Ubisoft is continuing its foray into animated television with several new shows, including a tamed Watch Dogs tale and a franchise built around Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon.The Watch Dogs series is described as a toned-down version of Ubisoft’s popular game franchise about hackers. ...

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Rockstar is working on multiple unannounced games, according to former employee

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Rockstar is working on multiple unannounced projects according to a former Rockstar India employee.Jayarajan spoke about their career as a 3D artist, during which he revealed that he worked on some Rockstar games that haven't been announced yet. ...

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Stadia could have games "running faster and feel more responsive" than a console, says Google

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Google Stadia's vice president of engineering has said that Stadia could potentially run games faster than a local machine.Speaking to Edge magazine in Issue 338, Majd Bakar has said that "in a year or two," Stadia could potentially "have games running faster and feel more responsive in the cloud… regardless of how powerful the local machine is. ...

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Discover the 100 greatest Xbox games you can play right now in the latest issue of OXM

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Is Halo: Combat Evolved the greatest Xbox game of all time?These are the questions that Official Xbox Magazine has been grappling over for its latest issue (out now! ...

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Epic Games says it won't punish Fortnite players for political speech

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Blizzard is currently wrangling a PR nightmare over Hearthstone Grandmaster Chung "Blitzchung" Ng Wai's call for Hong Kong's liberation from China in a recent post-match interview.Perhaps sensing an opening, Epic Games has now waded into the fray, telling The Verge that Fortnite players are free to speak their minds without fear of punishment. ...

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Steam's 'Remote Play Together' will introduce online support for all local multiplayer games

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(Image credit: Devolver)It looks like Steam is getting a new feature offering automatic online support for local multiplayer games.Dubbed 'Remote Play Together', the feature was announced on the Steamworks website, which only devs have access to, though a couple have already shared the information publicly. ...

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The story behind the logo hiding in all your favorite games

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A bunch of the best games of the last several years all have something in common - a little creepy green smiley face known as Greentooth.It's considered an important tool for artists looking to advance their career in video games, so much so that it's being immortalized within them. ...

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Man allegedly broke into Valve and stole $40K worth of equipment and games with a recycling bin

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A look inside Valve's office, taken last year.(Image credit: Future)According to Washington news station KIRO 7, charges were filed last month against a man who allegedly broke into Valve's office multiple times in June 2018 and stole "$40,000 worth of equipment and games. ...

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Top 10 UK Games Chart - Ghost Recon: Breakpoint Fails To Knock FIFA 20 Off Its Perch

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GameSpot may get a commission from retail offers.Aside from Ghost Recon, the only new release is Ghostbusters The Video Game: Remastered, which launches at No. ...

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See Amazon Prime's Free Games For October

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The products discussed here were independently chosen by our editors.Today is also the last day to claim September's free Twitch Prime games, so be sure to snag those if you haven't already. ...

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Minit is free for the week on the Epic Games Store

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Minit is a monochromatic Zelda-ish adventure game in which you play as a duck (or someone who looks very much like a duck, at least) who dies every 60 seconds.It's an odd sort of thing—"A unique, if occasionally frustrating, experience," we said in our 69/100 review—and it's also free for the week on the Epic Games Store. ...

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