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Epic Games lawsuit settled with V-Bucks (and some real money) [UPDATE: Epic Statement]

Epic Games lawsuit settled with V-Bucks (and some real money) [UPDATE: Epic Statement]

Epic Games reached a settlement in a class action suit dealing with loot boxes in both Fortnite and Rocket League. More specifically, we're talking about Fortnite: Save the World and Rocket League as played by players in the United States, and the settlement has to do with "random item loot box" purchases. The settlement includes millions of dollars in USD cash, but the basic payment to most users "who bought a random item loot box" will be V-Bucks - virtual currency.

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Diablo 2 Resurrected gets some good news for fans of the original

Diablo 2 Resurrected gets some good news for fans of the original

At BlizzConline over the weekend, Blizzard revealed the long-awaited Diablo 2 remake, which will be known as Diablo 2 Resurrected. Obviously, the reveal of Diablo 2 Resurrected sparked a lot of questions among fans, especially after the disaster that was Warcraft 3 Reforged. Blizzard - or more specifically Vicarious Visions, the Blizzard subsidiary working on Diablo 2 Resurrected - has answered some of those burning questions, especially a very important one about whether or not Diablo 2 Resurrected will overwrite original Diablo 2 installs.

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Nintendo Switch Pro NVIDIA tech rumor may draw in fans old and new

Nintendo Switch Pro NVIDIA tech rumor may draw in fans old and new

The next Nintendo Switch device may be the NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet we've been dreaming of for years. The first NVIDIA SHIELD (handheld device) proved to us that there was a market (however small at the time) for a handheld gaming machine with processing power ready for the mobile games generation. The NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet* made clear that NVIDIA was thinking about expanding to a realm that spanned the at-home gaming console, PC streaming, mobile gaming, and everything between. Then they started to work with Nintendo.

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MSI MEG Aegis Ti5 is an RTX 3080 gaming rig that looks like something out of Tron

MSI MEG Aegis Ti5 is an RTX 3080 gaming rig that looks like something out of Tron

If you're a fan of unique-looking PCs, then MSI has you covered with the MEG Aegis Ti5. Being a high-end gaming PC, the Aegis Ti5 isn't going to have a shocking list of specifications, but the case all of that hardware is arranged in definitely isn't just a box. In fact, the Aegis Ti5's case looks like something straight out of Tron.

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CD Projekt Red leverages DMCA to kill tweets that link to stolen game data

CD Projekt Red leverages DMCA to kill tweets that link to stolen game data

CD Projekt Red is a video game developer that's behind one of the most infamous video games of 2020, Cyberpunk 2077. That game was very highly anticipated but launched with such massive problems that it turned into a liability for its developer and angered gamers worldwide who had waited years to play the game. The company announced not long ago that hackers had accessed its servers and stolen game data that was leaked online.

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Rare Dinosaur Planet for Nintendo 64 released unofficially

Rare Dinosaur Planet for Nintendo 64 released unofficially

You might not be familiar with the game known as Dinosaur Planet and it won't be surprising or shameful. The game was never released, at least not the way it was intended, but its history and influence are the stuff of game development campfire stories. The 3D RPG that was originally intended for the Nintendo 64 was but a footnote in gaming history but, thanks to the hard work of preservationists, it is now possible to take a peek at what became an important part of the Star Fox series, though not always in good ways.

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Fortnite PSA: Don’t watch Party Royale’s Short Nite if you’re a streamer

Fortnite PSA: Don’t watch Party Royale’s Short Nite if you’re a streamer

Today is the last day in Epic's Short Nite event for Fortnite players, one that involves the big screen in the Party Royale mode. If you were planning to watch the animated content before it disappears, Epic has one warning: skip it if you're a game streamer unless you want a copyright issue.

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Diablo II remastered with 4K support is heading to consoles and PC

Diablo II remastered with 4K support is heading to consoles and PC

Blizzard has announced a remastered version of Diablo II for gaming consoles and PC. The updated version is called Diablo II: Resurrected, and it'll offer gameplay at up to 4K with remastered graphics and cross-platform progression alongside the classic gameplay. Blizzard is currently in the technical alpha phase.

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Fortnite leak teases return of Thanos as the ultimate hunter

Fortnite leak teases return of Thanos as the ultimate hunter

It seems Thanos may be making a return to the Fortnite battle royale island, at least based on a new leak, perhaps making him the best hunter brought to the game's dimension. The potential discovery was spied by a game data miner in the most recent update's code, revealing an upcoming 'XL' skin -- a category that has only ever applied to Thanos.

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Fortnite’s latest crossover adds two iconic Street Fighter characters

Fortnite’s latest crossover adds two iconic Street Fighter characters

The Fortnite Chapter 2 - Season 5 crossovers aren't over yet. Epic has just taken the wraps off its next hunters, two iconic characters from popular fighting game Street Fighter. The company revealed the Agent Jonesy audio transmission teaser, then almost immediately published the reveal trailer, giving players a look at both new skins.

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Pokemon GO Kanto raid day tips and Shiny release

Pokemon GO Kanto raid day tips and Shiny release

This week the folks at Niantic revealed a special Kanto-themed Raid Day ready for the tail end of February. This next major Raid Day will "celebrate some fan-favorite Pokemon" on the final day of the most long-lasting and epic series of events in Pokemon GO history draws to a close. This event will take place on Sunday, February 28, 2021.

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Don’t fall for this bogus Far Cry 6 beta scam Ubisoft warns

Don’t fall for this bogus Far Cry 6 beta scam Ubisoft warns

There may be a decent amount of excitement behind Far Cry 6, but Ubisoft is warning folks not to get too caught up in it today. Apparently, legitimate looking emails are being sent out promising Far Cry 6 beta access. According to Ubisoft, however, those emails aren't the real deal and those who receive them should disregard them.

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