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Updated 2018-02-25 10:00
Saturday Tech Bits
Get These High-End CPUs From AMD And Intel For Cheap Right Now. So you're saying Spectre and Meltdown proof CPUs are ready to roll out? Vive Pro tested: the visual upgrade VR desperately needed, but...
Saturday Metaverse
The FCCs revamped internet speed map lets you covet nearby exotic broadband. NRA gives FCC boss Ajit Pai a gun as reward for killing net neutrality. Yeah, an actual gun.
Saturday Mobilization
Nope, Android isnt getting a system-wide dark mode (at least not yet). Microsoft Surface Pro deals continue and Google Pixel XL phones get a huge markdown.
Saturday Previews
Secret World Legends Devstream: Feb 23 (Agent Network). Thanks Acleacius.
Gatherings & Competitions
A Rookie Player Is Helping His League of Legends Team Win Again.
Diablo III Season 13 Underway
Blizzard announces Diablo III has entered adolescence, as Season 13 for the action/RPG is now live. Here's a refresher on how this refreshes the experience: Diablo III Season 13 is now live in all...
Insurgency: Sandstorm Trailer
A new trailer from Insurgency: Sandstorm shows more of the modern combat in this upcoming military first-person shooter. No need to pop any corn for this, as the clip is a pretty short 42 seconds,...
More on Controlling Star Control
Following the news that Paul Reiche and Fred Ford are countersuing Stardock over the rights to Star Control, the Star Control website offers a new article reiterating Stardock's position on the...
Evening Metaverse
Dropbox files to go public with over $1.1 billion in annual revenue. Thanks Hypothermia.
Evening Mobilization
Apple devices at repair facility have called 911 over 1,500 times. I had a broken landline do that for a while at one point.
Evening Consolidation
The Drop: New PlayStation Games for 2/27/2018.
On Sale
Steam Daily Deal - Dead Island Franchise, Up To 75% Off.
League of Legends Audio Upgrade Plans
The League of Legends Website announces that the next few patches for League of Legends will be larger than usual. Word is: "New software built by our tools team requires champions to be updated in...
Heroes of the Storm Plans
A new developer update Q&A video talks with Blizzard's Alan Dabiri and Matthew Cooper about plans for Heroes of the Storm in 2018. They talk about their new way of rolling out new content for the...
Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet Launches
Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet is now available on Steam, offering the Windows edition of BANDAI NAMCO's anime action/RPG. For a look a the game, check out the launch trailer, and for more details,...
More Sea of Thieves Scale Testing
The Sea of Thieves Website announces another Sea of Thieves Scale Test is underway to help put Rare's swashbuckling RPG through its paces. This is open to preorder customers, but Eurogamer says there...
Morning Consolidation
Extinction Is Now Available For Digital Pre-order And Pre-download On Xbox One. One Eyed Kutkh Is Now Available For Digital Pre-order And Pre-download On Xbox One. Fumiko! Is Now Available For Xbox...
Morning Previews
Skyfront VR on Christ Centered Gamer.
Gone Gold - Ni no Kuni II: REVENANT KINGDOM
BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment announces Ni no Kuni II: REVENANT KINGDOM is gold, and is expected for release for Windows and PlayStation 4 on March 23rd. Word is: "Developed by world-renowned video game...
The Padre Early Access
Early Access to The Padre is now underway on Steam, offering first crack at this Lovecraft-inspired horror game. Steam may cause some confusion about this, as they note some sort of mishap is...
Warhammer: Vermintide 2 Beta
Fatshark announces the promised closed beta test is now underway for Warhammer: Vermintide 2, the upcoming sequel to Warhammer: End Times - Vermintide. They say anyone who previously signed up for...
D.I.C.E. Award Winners
The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences announces the results of their 21st annual D.I.C.E. Awards, honoring the best video games of the previous year. Here's a bit: "The Academy membership...
Overwatch Tease
A tweet from Overwatch offers a cryptic post, so it seems Blizzard may be teasing the next hero coming to their multiplayer shooter. The post mentions a previously unrevealed Overwatch operative...
Funcom Announcement Plans
Funcom announces plans for an announcement, saying there's a timer counting down the seconds until the news on a dedicated Countdown 2 Zero Website (serving all your counting to zero needs since...
EA Showing New Battlefield in June
Electronic Arts announces their EA Play 2018 event will take place from June 9-11 in the Hollywood Palladium. Word is they will be handing out free tickets come spring, and among the games attendees...
Star Control Countersuit
Paul Reiche and Fred Ford are countersuing Stardock over the rights to the Star Control series they originated, Gamasutra reports is the latest twist in the recent legal battle over the series....
Mantis Burn Racing Free Weekend
A free weekend is also now underway on Steam for Mantis Burn Racing (thanks Ant), the Windows motorsports game that sounds like it's named after a yoga studio or an incense brand. This post invites...
Fable Fortune Launches
Publisher Mediatonic and developer Flaming Fowl Studios announce the release of Fable Fortune on Steam as promised, following an early access run for this CCG set in the world of Albion from the...
Total War: ARENA Open Beta
Open beta testing is now underway for Total War: ARENA, offering a free chance to check out Creative Assembly's new team-based strategy game based on their long-running series. This post has all you...
Call of Duty: WWII Free MP Weekend
Steam News announces a free multiplayer weekend is now underway for Call of Duty: WWII on Steam, offering the chance at a tour of duty that will last until Sunday. Activision is also running a sale...
New AMD Drivers
AMD Support now offers new Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.2.3 drivers for AMD graphics cards running under Windows (thanks Bill). These offer support for some new releases as well as some bug...
Trump Calls Out Video Games
President Trump has joined those scapegoating video games and other media as causes for gun violence in the wake of the U.S.'s latest horrific school shooting. Variety quotes the President's comments,...
Gatherings & Competitions
HyperX Brings Latest Gaming Gear to Intel Extreme Masters in Katowice 2018.
Destiny 2 Roadmap Rerouted
Bungie announces more changes to their Destiny 2 Development Roadmap, resetting expectations when some features are destined to roll out for their shooter sequel. Here's the latest: With todays...
FINAL FANTASY XV Demo Next Week
SQUARE ENIX announces the March 6th release of the Windows edition of FINAL FANTASY XV will be preceded by a playable demo, which is expected on Monday. The FINAL FANTASY Website has all the details...
Stellaris: Apocalypse Now!
Paradox Interactive announces the release of Stellaris: Apocalypse, a new expansion for the Windows, Linux, and macOS 4X space strategy game. The launch trailer sets the stage for the apocalypse,...
Hunt Showdown Early Access
Early Access to Hunt Showdown is now available on Steam, offering first crack at Crytek's new game that launches the "competitive first-person PvP bounty hunting game with heavy PvE elements" genre. "...
Fornite Season 3 Begins
Epic tweets that the Fortnite servers are now back online, and season three is officially underway in their survival shooter. This originally rolled out a few hours ago, but the servers were taken...
Warcraft III PTR Resumes
Blizzard announces they have re-launced a Public Test Realm for Warcraft III, which now offers a new version 1.29 update for players of the RTS sequel to test. Rumors emerged last year that a remake...
METAL GEAR SURVIVE Released
METAL GEAR SURVIVE is now available in its all-caps glory for Windows on Steam, offering an exploration and survival experience based on the Metal Gear Solid franchise. This launch trailer shows off...
Morning Previews
Everything We Know About Metro Exodus Morality System. Thanks Rhialto.
Morning Interviews
Diablo Creator Says Bringing Diablo 2 to Modern PCs Would Be 'Extremely Difficult.'
Knights of Pen and Paper 2: Free Edition Released
Steam News announces the release of Knights of Pen and Paper 2: Free Edition. This is not compatible with the paid version on Knights of Pen and Paper 2, but does offer the following elements for...
Fortnite Turbo Building Plans
A post on the Epic Games Website discusses building improvements coming to Fortnite, including "Turbo Building," which will greatly speed up the process. Here's word:Were always hammering away at...
RUINER Content Update
This announcement reveals a new "Annihilation" update is now available for RUINER on all platforms, also noting the Windows edition of the top-down cyberpunk shooter is currently on sale for half-off...
Assetto Corsa Competizione Announced
Publisher 505 Games and developer Kunos Simulazioni announce Assetto Corsa Competizione, a new installment in the Assetto Corsa series that will race onto Early Access on Steam this summer. This...
Rad Rodgers Released
Steam News announces the release of Rad Rodgers, offering a Windows platformer based on 90's-era classics like Commander Keen, Conker, Ruff'n'Tumble, and Jazz Jackrabbit. Here's more: Rad is a...
Abandon Ship Early Access
Early Access to Abandon Ship is now available on Steam, offering a Windows game that puts the player in command of a crew of iron men aboard a wooden ship. The Early Access launch trailer offers a...
Heroes of the Storm Adds Voice Communications
These notes outline a new patch that's now live in Heroes of the Storm to update Blizzard's MOBA. This includes balance changes (including more nerfs for Maiev), bug fixes, and the addition of voice...
R.I. Proposes Violent Game Tax
The Providence Journal reports proposed legislation that would impose a tax on M-rated ("violent") video games to pay for mental health and counseling resources for Rhode Island schools. Here is the...
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