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Call of Duty: Warzone cheater stars in official anti-cheat ad, keeps on cheating anyway warzone

Last week, Tiktok user rushman360 announced to the world, with a certain degree of incredulity, that he had been hardware banned from Call of Duty: Warzone. That meant he couldn't just create another account and get back into the game, because his entire machine was locked out. It wasn't clear exactly what happened, but it certainly seemed like an escalation in Activision's ability to detect and clobber cheaters. And now Activision is using rushman360's Tiktok…

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VVVVVV gets its first update in seven years, and it’s a big one VVVVVV 2.3 update key art

In early 2020, the gravity-flipping platformer VVVVVV celebrated the tenth anniversary of its release by going open source. That meant the source code was posted to Github, where anyone with an interest could download and mess around with it in just about any way they saw fit. And as a direct result of that, VVVVVV's first update in seven years is now live. The full changelog for VVVVVV 2.3, “the first community-developed version of the…

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Say goodbye to Apex Legends’ best movement exploit Octane takes a selfie while soaring in the air

A future Apex Legends patch will remove a popular movement exploit that has seen wide use in recent months. Known as “tap-strafing,” the tactic allows players to quickly change their midair trajectory while maintaining momentum. Basically, you become a speedy midair bullet that's very hard to shoot at. Respawn announced on Twitter that the unintended movement technique will be removed in Apex Legends patch 10.1. “Our reasoning: It's inaccessible, lacks readability/counterplay, and is exacerbated by…

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Dead Space reboot shows off its ‘super precise’ alien carving technology EA

Electronic Arts finally confirmed in July that a Dead Space remake is in the works. The sci-fi horror do-over is being developed by EA Motive, and will be “completely rebuilt from the ground up,” with enhanced graphics and a story that will closely, but not completely, follow the original. Today we got a bit of a closer look at what the studio has in mind and how things are going, and while it's still very…

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A game where you’re the ship that blocked the Suez Canal A ship sailing up an unrealistic Suez Canal.

In late March this year a giant container ship got wedged in the Suez Canal, and blocked one of the world's biggest trade routes entirely for six days. This obviously happened at a time when most of us were still sitting at home with our shirts off, so the world became obsessed with the story for a few days, and the ship and efforts to un-stick it became a meme. Good times. Thing is, as…

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Windows 11 release date confirmed in October: here’s what we know about the new OS Microsoft Windows 11 logo on a blue petal background

Release date: October 5, 2021 Price: Free upgrade for existing Windows 10 users Interface changes: New, rounded design Redesigned Microsoft store and support for Android Apps Better Xbox app integration AutoHDR makes old games look more vibrant DirectStorage will bolster SSDs on Windows 11 Windows 11 will bring a new lick of paint to Microsoft's Windows OS. There's a brand new look for the desktop, a major UI redesign, and big changes to the core…

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Logitech’s G Pro wireless gaming mouse is $85, its lowest price ever Logitech's G Pro wireless gaming mouse is marked down to $85, its lowest price ever

How low will Logitech's G Pro wireless mouse go? I don't know, but it was a good deal when I wrote about it going on sale for a penny under $92 a few weeks ago, and it's an even better bargain today—Amazon has it marked down to $84.99, making it the least expensive it has ever been. That's a 35% discount from its MSRP and is the sort of discount I'd expect to see during…

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Yakuza series creator reportedly in talks to join China’s NetEase toshihiro nagoshi

The creator of the long-running Yakuza series, Toshihiro Nagoshi, is reportedly in talks with Chinese publisher and developer NetEase to hire him away from Sega, where he’s worked since 1989. Bloomberg reports that NetEase wants Nagoshi to build a new team and develop new games for the rapidly growing publisher. Things are reportedly still in the discussions phase, so exact details probably won’t be known for some time. NetEase is one of the biggest video…

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DrLupo signs exclusive streaming deal with YouTube Benjamin “DrLupo” Lupo headshot

Mega-popular streamer Benjamin “DrLupo” Lupo has announced a partnership with YouTube Gaming that will see him leave Twitch in order to livestream exclusively on the YouTube platform. “I am incredibly fortunate to be able to do what I love and even more grateful to be able to give back to causes that I care about the most,” Lupo said. “YouTube not only allows me to continue creating content and growing my community, but through this…

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It will soon be a lot harder to die early to high rollers in Hearthstone Battlegrounds Hearthstone Battlegrounds

Blizzard has revealed what's coming in tomorrow's Hearthstone Battlegrounds revamp, “the biggest Battlegrounds update to date,” which will see a whopping 37 minions replaced, the addition of two new heroes, a new Battlegrounds-specific keyword (basically a card ability) called 'Avenge', and a limit on the amount of damage that players can inflict during the opening rounds. The new damage cap of 15 will be in place until the first player in a lobby dies or…

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