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Steam tweaks recommended games to de-emphasize popular titles

Steam tweaks recommended games to de-emphasize popular titles

Discovery on Steam is something that has always been difficult to perfect, due in part to the sheer number of games on the service. Steam has attempted to improve the discovery system over the years, and while some aspects have gotten better, sometimes people still encounter recommendations that don't make much sense. Today, Valve issued an update to Steam Discovery, and the changes it's making could be pretty big.

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Ring Fit Adventure could give Switch its Wii Fit breakout

Ring Fit Adventure could give Switch its Wii Fit breakout

Throughout the years, various companies have made attempts at turning exercise into games, with one of the most notable examples being Nintendo's Wii Fit. Nintendo is back on the exergaming train with the Nintendo Switch, officially revealing a new game called Ring Fit Adventure today. Like Wii Fit did, Ring Fit Adventure uses its own peripherals, but unlike Wii Fit, it's more of an actual game.

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Civilization VI adds its own brand of Battle Royale gameplay

Civilization VI adds its own brand of Battle Royale gameplay

You know that battle royale is THE thing in gaming when even games that you'd least expect adds a battle royale mode. That's the head-scratching revelation that game developers Firaxis made in its September 2019 update for Sid Meier's Civilization VI. More than just the usual fixes and balancing changes, the update's new Red Death feature turns the normally peaceful and relaxing game into a massive battle for survival.

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Fortnite ‘Community Choice’ test lets players vote in Item Shop

Fortnite ‘Community Choice’ test lets players vote in Item Shop

Epic Games has announced plans to test a new feature called 'Community Choice' that will allow Fortnite players to vote for the items they want to see arrive in the game's Item Shop. The voting will be available for a single slot in the Item Shop during the test period, enabling players to choose from a selection of past items that will return for a brief time.

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Apex Legends physical release will offer exclusive skins and Apex Coins

Apex Legends physical release will offer exclusive skins and Apex Coins

Electronic Arts has unveiled its new Apex Legends Life Edition and Bloodhound Edition physical releases for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation. Both editions give game fans the opportunity to buy the digitally-released battle royale game on disc, also offering them an exclusive Legendary skin, some Apex Coins, and more. The bonus content varies based on game edition, but both options are the same price.

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Final Fantasy VII Remake’s TGS trailer is a hefty one

Final Fantasy VII Remake’s TGS trailer is a hefty one

Out of all the upcoming video games, Square Enix's Final Fantasy VII Remake is unquestionably one of the most anticipated. By the time the first episode releases in March 2020, it will have been nearly five years since the remake was first revealed, as as we inch ever closer to release day, Square Enix has been sharing more footage from the game. The latest content drop comes in the form of a two-and-a-half minute trailer Square Enix released at Tokyo Game Show, and this is easily one of the game's most substantial trailers yet.

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Fortnite v10.30 patch notes reveal big map changes

Fortnite v10.30 patch notes reveal big map changes

We find ourselves squarely in the middle of the week, and Fortnite players know what that means: a new update has landed. This time around, we actually aren't getting a new weapon or item to use in game, but instead, two new areas have appeared on the map. These new areas will be home to some pretty interesting mechanics, so you'll definitely want to check them out when you get into a game.

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Fortnite v10.30 update details arrive: Here’s what to expect

Fortnite v10.30 update details arrive: Here’s what to expect

Epic has announced the release details for Fortnite update version 10.30, the latest update for the battle royale game's tenth season. As we've come to expect, the game update will be arriving mid-week in the early morning hours, meaning most players won't notice the downtime when it kicks in. What should you expect from the 10.30 patch?

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World of Warcraft Classic review: Second time lucky

World of Warcraft Classic review: Second time lucky

How on earth are you supposed to review something like World of Warcraft Classic? Not only are MMOs hard to review in the first place given their emphasis on community, but WoW Classic is already a known quantity. We already played this game 15 years ago - or, more specifically, 13 years ago as WoW Classic is based on patch 1.2 for vanilla WoW, which didn’t ship until 2006. Regardless of the specific moment in time WoW Classic captures, many of us have played this before, and we all likely have an opinion on how good this game is.

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KFC breaks into gaming with a Colonel Sanders dating sim (yes really)

KFC breaks into gaming with a Colonel Sanders dating sim (yes really)

KFC has done a lot of strange things to draw attention to its brand in recent years, but this might be the strangest yet. KFC has revealed that it's breaking into the gaming space by acting as publisher on a dating sim. With KFC at the helm, that means none other than Colonel Sanders will be the object of your affection, though the version of Colonel Sanders that's in this game probably isn't the one you're used to seeing.

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Fortnite Psycho Bundle offers free gear with Borderlands 3 purchase

Fortnite Psycho Bundle offers free gear with Borderlands 3 purchase

On September 13, Gearbox will release Borderlands 3, the latest installment in the popular game series. Ahead of that comes a new gear bundle from Epic Games called 'Psycho,' one that features in-game Fortnite items themed after Gearbox's new game. The company is offering its Psycho bundle for free to anyone who pre-orders or purchases Borderlands 3, but only if they do so before the offer's deadline.

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Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles remaster dated and detailed

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles remaster dated and detailed

There have been a ton of Final Fantasy games throughout the years, but one you may have forgotten about was a spin-off game for the Nintendo Gamecube dubbed Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles. Square Enix is currently in the middle of remastering or straight up remaking many of its classic games, and Crystal Chronicles is the next one on the list. Today, we learned when the remastered version of Crystal Chronicles will launch, and it isn't too far off.

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