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GTA Online fans log in for free money, get robbed blind by glitch instead

Grand Theft Auto Online players who are logging in for money and loot are finding themselves with nothing to their virtual names. A nasty bug appears to be getting rid of players’ luxury items. Players have suggested that they’re losing weapons, vehicles, and entire rental properties primarily PC, though there are errant reports on PS4, […]

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Rockstar Games reportedly improves working conditions

What you need to know Rockstar Games had several reports of mismanagement and crunch culture back in 2018. According to a new report from Jason Schreier of Kotaku, Rockstar Games has taken steps to improve work conditions since then. Time will tell how these improvements continue. Back in 2018, when as Rockstar Games was getting […]

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Valorant tournaments will have to censor the blood

On Wednesday afternoon Riot provided its first full update to the community on how Valorant esports are going to work. Rather than running official tournaments or a league, Riot will instead partner with third-parties to create tournaments and events. But the developer still has a few specific rules for the tournament organizers, including that blood […]

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Why Valorant’s anti-cheat system has to launch when your computer starts

Valorant’s closed beta has been out for about a week, and players are starting to discover more about the game and how it works. Among the most recent discoveries is the fact that part of the game’s anti-cheat system, called Vanguard, launches as soon as you start your computer to help prevent more the sneaky forms of cheating. […]

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What the heck is going on with Cooking Mama: Cookstar?

Cooking Mama: Cookstar was slated to be the first Cooking Mama franchise game on the Nintendo Switch. And I guess it still is, despite some … troubles. Cooking Mama: Cookstar is reportedly an “unauthorized version” that was never intended for sale, according to intellectual property holder Office Create Corp. Despite that, it was released in North America, Europe, […]

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Minecraft with ray-traced graphics playable this week

Minecraft players will be able to see the game in a whole new light this week: Real-time ray tracing will come to its blocky worlds through a public beta on April 16, Nvidia and Minecraft developer Mojang announced Tuesday. Known as “Minecraft with RTX,” following the naming scheme of Nvidia’s line of graphics cards with hardware-based support for ray tracing, the […]

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Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick Gave 10,000 Employees His Personal Cell Phone Number

Companies in the video game industry are handling the ongoing covid-19 pandemic in various ways, from retailers dragging their asses in protecting their employees to studios implementing work-from-home policies. Activision Blizzard’s plans include giving 10,000 workers a direct line to CEO Bobby Kotick. During a recent appearance on CNBC, Kotick spoke at length about how […]