Outer Wilds breaks atmosphere on May 30th

Outer Wilds – not to be confused with The Outer Worlds – finally has a release date after yonks in development. Mobius Digital say it’s landing next Thursday, May 30th.  I’m a bit excited for this one, as I’ve had an eye on it ever since its early days as a short, free proof-of-concept demo […]

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Rainbow Six Siege Operation Phantom Sight full patch notes revealed

Ubisoft has revealed the full list of changes coming in the latest season of Rainbow Six Siege. Dubbed “Operation Phantom Sight,” the second season of … Read moreRainbow Six Siege Operation Phantom Sight full patch notes revealed

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Borderlands 3 fan with terminal illness may get to play the game early

We hope that 2K can fulfill this fan’s wish to play the game before he succumbs to his terminal cancer.

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Tfue sues FaZe Clan over “illegal gamer contract”

Turner Tenney, better known as Tfue, joined esports group FaZe Clan in 2018. Now Tfue has filed suit against FaZe Clan over unfair business practices and violation of California law in regards to his own contract. The complaint alleges that FaZe is siphoning as much as 80% from the player’s earnings from third-party deals, and that he was encouraged to participate in illegal gambling and underage drinking while living at a FaZe Clan home in Hollywood Hills. “That Gamer Agreement is grossly oppressive, onerous, and one-sided,” attorney Brian Freedman argues in the complaint, as detailed by the Hollywood Reporter. “Faze Clan uses its illegal Gamer Contracts to limit Tenney to deals sourced exclusively by Faze Clan and to prevent Tenney from exploring deals presented by others; deals that are potentially superior to deals procured by Faze Clan; and deals that are not saddled with an eighty percent (80%) finder’s fee.” Freedman argues that “these gamers are artists, entertainers and content creators – they perform, they act, they direct, they edit and they stream.” Thus, Freedman suggests esports pros are artists under the definition of California’s Talent Agency Act, and that FaZe Clan is acting unlawfully by performing the role of a business agent without proper licenses.

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Hell Is Other Demons double-jumps onto Steam

Released last month on Kongregate’s new store Kartridge, Hell Is Other Demons makes the hop to Steam today. It’s  a neat-looking platform shooter by Cuddle Monster Games, and a fast, twtichy (although not especially hardcore) arcade game about bouncing around arenas in hell, blatting waves of demons and spending your gathered hell-dollars on upgrades to […]

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Ritual Of The Moon diary: day 17

Ritual Of The Moon takes around five minutes a day to play, for 28 days. Today is day 15 of my diary. The siren call of the moon returns, and so do I (from my holidays). Surprisingly, despite being absent for 10 days, my moon calendar in the game still only pegs me at day […]

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CS:GO exploit lets you change the shape of smoke and make fire disappear

A new Counter-Strike: Global Offensive exploit has been discovered, which allows players to basically reset either the fire from molotovs, or the shape of the smoke that deploys from smoke grenades. In the most extreme cases, that could allow exploiters to create one-way smokes on official servers with anti-cheat protections, but there are some limitations to how far it can go. The command resets active smokes and molotovs, giving a different randomised shape for smoke, or making the molotov fire disappear for about a quarter-second. The exploit, discovered by DonHaci on Twitter (via Dot Esports), relies on the fact that these elements are calculated on the client side. You can bind the command to repeat the exploit, and in warmups you can endlessly spam through smoke shapes until you get something advantageous. That can potentially include a one-way smoke – a rare glitch that already occurs in the game. During actual rounds, however, the exploit can only be used once.

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The Godbeast is out and on the prowl

It’s not hard to figure out The Godbeast‘s inspirations. An open world full of climbable giant monsters ala Shadow Of The Colossus, with evocatively named duels against villains straight out of Dark Souls, plus the ever-stylish harsh angular look of Killer7. Released last Friday, The Godbeast is the second from mostly-solo developer Jochen Mistiaen. In […]

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Twitch streamer Summit1g says “the end is near” for GTA V RP

Twitch streamer Jaryd ‘Summit1g’ Lazar could be calling time on his adventures in the world of GTA RP, according to comments he made in one of his recent streams. Mentioning being in a full “YOLO mode”, Summit1g says that he’s worried that he’s “not gonna be able to get to do some cool shit I wanna do.” Revealing his thoughts mid-stream while heading into his GTA RP character’s in-game apartment, the streamer said that, while he’s “not totally sure yet”, he feels “like the end is near potentially for RP”, and that it’s “possible” he’ll leave the mod behind for good. This follows on from his activity last month where he quit out the game abruptly, saying that he “didn’t feel like doing anything”, leading some of his over 3.8 million Twitch followers to question how much longer the game would hold its attraction for him.

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