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Bethesda lawsuit calls ‘Westworld’ game a Fallout Shelter rip-off

Bethesda lawsuit calls ‘Westworld’ game a Fallout Shelter rip-off

Warner Bros. has been slapped with a lawsuit from Bethesda over its Westworld mobile game, calling it a "blatant rio-off" of Fallout Shelter. The lawsuit was recently filed in Maryland, and it accuses Westworld developer Behaviour of using "copyrighted computer code," among other things.

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Sushi Striker is a delightful game that launched at an awful time

Sushi Striker is a delightful game that launched at an awful time

The Nintendo Switch has a big six months ahead of it, and that period was kicked off by the release of Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido earlier in the month. Co-developed by Nintendo EPD and indieszero, Sushi Striker definitely isn't the first-party fare we've come to expect from Nintendo over the years, but that didn't stop it from turning some heads when it was revealed back at E3 2017. Sushi Striker is every bit as good as those pre-launch trailers suggested it would be, but the problem is that it launched at a really bad time, especially considering that it's the first game in a new franchise.

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Fortnite could be in for some big meta changes

Fortnite could be in for some big meta changes

Fortnite has built a massive audience for itself in trying to stand out from other games in the Battle Royale space, namely PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds. One of the game's core features - building - also turned out to be its key differentiator, and now it's a widely accepted belief that if you don't know how to build quickly, you probably aren't going to survive very long. Is that a problem, though? While many players probably wouldn't think so, Epic seems to think it might be.

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Discord’s Games tab is a launcher, news feed, and friends list all in one

Discord’s Games tab is a launcher, news feed, and friends list all in one

Discord has rolled out a new update, and the biggest addition this time around is the new Games tab. In simple terms, this tab centers around the games that you and your friends play regularly, arranging everything in one hub that has a shortcut in your sidebar. Take a closer look, however, and you'll discover that the Games tab actually offers a lot in terms of features.

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Red Dead Redemption 2 PC may be in the works after all

Red Dead Redemption 2 PC may be in the works after all

When Rockstar first announced Red Dead Redemption 2 back in 2016, a big question for players was whether or not the game will come to PC. Thus far, Rockstar has only talked about Xbox One and PS4 as supported platforms for release, and considering that we're almost two years out from reveal, things haven't been looking good for a potential PC port. That all changed last night, however, when a Rockstar employee suggested that a PC version of RDR 2 is indeed in the works.

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Nintendo Switch pirates beware: you could be banned for life

Nintendo Switch pirates beware: you could be banned for life

The Nintendo Switch is one of the most innovative gaming consoles to launch of late but, like any gaming device, it isn’t immune to one of the entertainment industry’s biggest problem: piracy. Many companies have tried different methods of fighting or discouraging piracy, often at the expense of inconveniencing legit users. Nintendo, however, may have come up with a nearly foolproof method that would ban such pirates from playing games online or even ban them from Nintendo Network for good.

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Flip Grip for Nintendo Switch brings vertical mode orientation

Flip Grip for Nintendo Switch brings vertical mode orientation

A new Nintendo Switch accessory called Flip Grip brings a vertical orientation to the console. The device is intended for games that are best played in vertical orientation, namely some classic titles that are now available for the Switch but with an aspect ratio option designed for old arcade cabinets. The accessory is currently being funded on Kickstarter.

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Microsoft, Nintendo promote cross-play as Sony remains stubborn

Microsoft, Nintendo promote cross-play as Sony remains stubborn

Microsoft and Nintendo are throwing a jab at Sony with a newly launched video that promotes cross-play between the Xbox One and Switch consoles. The issue of cross-play made its way back into public discourse with the launch of a Fortnite on Switch port, specifically the fact that PS4 players can't use their Fortnite accounts on other platforms.

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World of Warcraft is free for lapsed players this weekend

World of Warcraft is free for lapsed players this weekend

It may seem hard to believe, but World and Warcraft has a long and storied history that nearly goes back 14 years. In that time, plenty of people have played the game and later dropped their subscriptions, and now Blizzard is trying to tempt those lapsed players back. If you played World of Warcraft at one point in the past but are no longer subscribed, Blizzard is inviting you to check out what the game has to offer for free this weekend.

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Steam Summer Sale 2018 on now with 1000s of deals on games

Steam Summer Sale 2018 on now with 1000s of deals on games

Just as the rumors foretold, the Steam Summer Sale has launched at last. Like every other annual sale Valve holds, this one offers deep discounts on many of the games in Steam's catalog. Steam veterans might not find a ton of exciting deals after years and years of sales like this, but for anyone who might be a relatively new to the world of PC gaming, the Steam Summer Sale is definitely a good time to pad your library.

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Nintendo Switch eShop weekly update: Tennis balls and building blocks

Nintendo Switch eShop weekly update: Tennis balls and building blocks

It's Thursday again (funny how this seems to happen so frequently), which means that it's time for another update to the Switch eShop. While some eShop updates throughout the first half of the year have been relatively quiet, this one most certainly is not. This, of course, is the week that Mario Tennis Aces arrives on the Switch, but it's being joined by some other exciting games as well.

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Westworld: The Maze is an Alexa choose your own adventure game

Westworld: The Maze is an Alexa choose your own adventure game

Did the not so fake Skyrim: Very Special Edition Alexa game tickle your fancy but aren’t too keen on fantasy settings? Don’t worry, there’s another spoken game waiting for you, this time with a match almost made in artificial heaven. After all, what better way to experience an AI-centric world than through an AI chatbot. That’s the kind of unique experience that HBO’s Westworld: The Maze tries to bring and, to turn the tables around, you play as the Host, not the human.

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