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Deathloop has a stuttering problem on PC, but a fix is on the way

Deathloop has a stuttering problem on PC, but a fix is on the way

If you head to the Steam page for Deathloop at the moment, you'll find a user rating that seems to be at odds with the critical reception the game received. Even though the PC version currently has a rating of 88 on Metacritic - nearly as good a rating as any publisher or developer can hope for - the Steam user reviews fall into the "Mixed" category. Apparently, a number of the negative reviews can be blamed on a stuttering problem many PC players are experiencing at the moment.

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How to join the Age of Empires IV stress test this weekend

How to join the Age of Empires IV stress test this weekend

We're quickly closing in on the release date for Age of Empires IV. The game is currently slated to launch on October 28th, but as we inch closer to release, Microsoft is also hosting a number of tests to put the game through its paces. Last month, we saw a limited closed beta for Age of Empires IV, but this weekend, Microsoft will be hosting a technical stress test, and everyone is invited to join up.

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There’s bad news for a Nintendo Switch US price drop

There’s bad news for a Nintendo Switch US price drop

Earlier this week, Nintendo revealed that it's cutting the price on the standard Nintendo Switch in Europe. The company decided to drop the Switch's price by around £20/€30, bringing it down to £259.99/€299.99 in Europe ahead of the Switch OLED's October launch. If you were hoping for a similar price cut here in the US, then we've unfortunately got some sour news for you.

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Fortnite’s new Sideways Anomalies are disabled until further notice

Fortnite’s new Sideways Anomalies are disabled until further notice

One of the big new features launched yesterday with Fortnite Chapter 2 - Season 8 are Sideways Anomalies. This new game function is essentially a portal that appears somewhere on the map, enabling players to enter The Sideways, an alternative dimension full of Cube Monsters and unique weapons. The only problem? Epic has already disabled this feature.

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Cyberpunk 2077 update 1.31 now live: Here’s what it changes

Cyberpunk 2077 update 1.31 now live: Here’s what it changes

Last month, CD Projekt Red shipped update 1.3 for Cyberpunk 2077. The update delivered a ton of changes with a set of patch notes that felt neverending, but it seems there were some bugs and other issues that evaded CD Projekt Red. Some of those lingering issues are being quashed in update 1.31, which is arriving today for console and PC.

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Xbox Game Pass closes out September with a flood of day-one releases

Xbox Game Pass closes out September with a flood of day-one releases

We find ourselves right in the middle of the month, which means that a new batch of Xbox Game Pass games has been announced. There's a grand total of 13 games hitting the service in the final weeks of September, so Microsoft has lined up a packed couple of weeks. 8 of these new games are coming to Xbox Game Pass on day one as well, so Xbox Game Pass definitely seems to be closing out September with a bang.

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Incoming PS5 system update unlocks M.2 expansion slot for all

Incoming PS5 system update unlocks M.2 expansion slot for all

The PlayStation 5 is getting a new system software update this week, and it's a big one. Following a round of beta testing centered on the M.2 expansion slot on the PlayStation 5, this system software update will make the expansion slot functional for everyone. That means you can add an M.2 SSD to your console and expand the amount of available storage you have on hand.

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Dying Light 2 Stay Human hit with another delay

Dying Light 2 Stay Human hit with another delay

Another day, another delay. This morning, the folks at Techland announced that Dying Light 2 Stay Human has been delayed beyond its December release. Unfortunately, this is the second time the game has been delayed, but thankfully for those who have been looking forward to Dying Light 2 Stay Human, this latest delay isn't a massive one.

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Fortnite Chapter 2 – Season 8 arrives: All the major changes detailed

Fortnite Chapter 2 – Season 8 arrives: All the major changes detailed

Today marks the first day of Fortnite Chapter 2 - Season 8, giving players the chance to explore the battle royale island after the mothership blew up and the tiny 'Kevin' cubes rained down on the land. The island is now distinctly different, including some major changes that'll catch you off guard if you don't know what to expect.

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Total War: Warhammer 3 delayed – This is why

Total War: Warhammer 3 delayed – This is why

If you're a Total War fan looking forward to the next Warhammer-themed installment in the series, we unfortunately have some sour news for you. The team at Creative Assembly today announced that Total War: Warhammer 3 has been delayed from its original release window of 2021; now the game won't be launching until sometime next year.

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Deathloop launch trailer serves up another look at time-bending gunplay

Deathloop launch trailer serves up another look at time-bending gunplay

It's been a long wait, but after multiple delays, that wait is finally over. Arkane's Deathloop is launching this week on PlayStation 5 and PC, but before it does, Bethesda and Arkane have published what is likely the final pre-launch trailer for the game. The trailer depicts the rivalry between Deathloop's two main characters and even shows off a healthy amount of gameplay.

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Sony abruptly takes classic LittleBigPlanet servers offline

Sony abruptly takes classic LittleBigPlanet servers offline

It's been a troubled year for LittleBigPlanet servers already, and now it looks like things are getting worse. The servers for the classic LittleBigPlanet games have been offline for much of the year, frustrating those looking to play classic games on PS3 and LittleBigPlanet 3 on PlayStation 4. Today, Sony brought the LittleBigPlanet servers back online, but they're missing support for a bunch of games in the franchise.

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