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Nintendo Switch eShop Spring sale cuts game prices by 50% or more

Nintendo Switch eShop Spring sale cuts game prices by 50% or more

Just in time for our realization that this COVID-19 quarantine is really, truly real, the Nintendo Switch eShop has a brand new sale for multiple games. Some games are half their original price, some are discounted even deeper. There are a few Nintendo 3DS games in the mix as well - like the always strange card game Culdcept Revolt!

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Sea of Thieves will soon be sailing onto Steam

Sea of Thieves will soon be sailing onto Steam

For several years now, Microsoft has been making an effort to bring its first-party Xbox games to PC as well. More recently, we've seen the company launching its games on Steam, with titles like Age of Empires II Definitive Edition and Halo: The Master Chief Collection both available through Valve's storefront. Microsoft revealed today that it won't be long before those titles are joined by Sea of Thieves.

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New NVIDIA GeForce RTX laptops start at $1k, RTX Super gets creative

New NVIDIA GeForce RTX laptops start at $1k, RTX Super gets creative

A total of ten laptops were revealed today newly fitted with NVIDIA GeForce RTX SUPER GPUs and 10th Gen Intel Core processors. NVIDIA says that these graphics processors are "the industry's fastest, most power-efficient available today." NVIDIA's claimed that these GPUs are able to render 3D graphics up to 13x faster than a CPU, and up to 10x faster than a CPU for video editing. In other words, these laptops are made for more than gaming.

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Call of Duty creator Activision cleared for depicting Humvees in-game

Call of Duty creator Activision cleared for depicting Humvees in-game

You often see disclaimers in videos or games that similarities to real-life people are purely coincidental in a work of fiction. There are times, however, when such content is intentionally designed to bear similarities to real-world people or objects. Sometimes those are products of licensing agreements and partnerships. AM General, the maker of one of the most identifiable military vehicles in the world, wanted something along those lines when it sued Activision for putting Humvees in Call of Duty games. A judge, however, ruled that the game developer has a First Amendment right to do so.

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PlayStation Plus free games for April go into Uncharted 4 territory

PlayStation Plus free games for April go into Uncharted 4 territory

During this time of great unrest and uncertainty, people turn to entertainment not only to pass time but also to keep sane. For some, that comes in the form of videos while others turn to video games instead. Fortunately, the big gaming platforms have a regular offering of free games every month. Despite the potential added strain on the Internet, Sony is announcing just two titles that will be free this month, at least for PlayStation Plus subscribers.

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Fortnite’s new Kingsman anti-bullet umbrella criticized as overpowered

Fortnite’s new Kingsman anti-bullet umbrella criticized as overpowered

Epic has added a new floor loot item to Fortnite, but some fans are criticizing it as overpowered. The new Kingsman Umbrella is exactly what it sounds like: a big umbrella that players can pick up and carry around. Coincidentally, this umbrella also functions nearly the same as the lightsaber that was introduced during the Star Wars tie-in, only it's more powerful in certain key ways.

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Bethesda just dashed our hopes of an online E3 alternative

Bethesda just dashed our hopes of an online E3 alternative

With the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, tech and video game trade shows have more or less ground to a halt. Many big trade shows set to take place throughout 2020 have either been cancelled or postponed, with E3 2020 being among the biggest of them. Originally slated to take place during June, the ESA made the decision to cancel E3 2020 last month, following in the footsteps of shows like GDC and MWC in the process.

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Humble’s Conquer COVID-19 bundle is absolutely massive

Humble’s Conquer COVID-19 bundle is absolutely massive

Humble Bundle is a company that made a name for itself offering video game bundles to raise money for charity, and it's back with a massive bundle to help with the COVID-19 response. Today Humble Bundle launched the Conquer COVID-19 bundle, which is possibly the biggest bundle the company has ever offered. If you're looking for games to play while we all practice social distancing and self-isolation, the Conquer COVID-19 bundle is absolutely worth considering.

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50k gamers banned from CoD battle royale game in March alone

50k gamers banned from CoD battle royale game in March alone

The creators of Call of Duty: Warzone took the ban hammer to the masses this week, crushing tens of thousands of cheaters. The team at Infinity Ward revealed that, since launch on March 10, 2020, they've had to ban over FIFTY THOUSAND PLAYERS from the game. What's more - they've not revealed the specific ways in which they've detected these cheaters, making it more difficult for said cheaters to find their way back to the game. That's normal, but the amount of players banned is certainly not.

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PONG Quest is the Atari Pong RPG no one ever asked for nor wanted

PONG Quest is the Atari Pong RPG no one ever asked for nor wanted

As the first computer game to grace human history, Pong has a special place in the minds and hearts of gamers and game developers alike. As a game itself, however, some might find the crude digital version of table tennis to be dreadfully boring. We live in an age of nostalgic comebacks, remasters, and mashups so it's not exactly shocking that Atari is giving the granddaddy of computer games a refresh. It is, however, puzzling that it decided to turn the paddle and ball game into an RPG instead.

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Twitch Mod View to help moderators stay sane by organizing their tools

Twitch Mod View to help moderators stay sane by organizing their tools

The past few weeks have seen the Internet explode in the number of users hopping not just to stream videos but especially to collaborate and communicate with others. That's true not just for work but also for streaming games, tutorials, and other activities on platforms like Twitch. The rapid surge in the number of viewers also means that there will be more people to keep an eye on and, if necessary, keep them in line. It's not easy being a Twitch moderator but the platform's new Mod View will try to at least put some order in that chaos.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered out now on PS4

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered out now on PS4

It didn't take long for rumors to turn into reality. On the heels of whispers about Modern Warfare 2 Remastered finally coming to light, Sony has finally announced not only its existence but also its immediate availability. In time for the stretch of days you'll be stuck at home, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered, as it is formally called, is now available for the PlayStation 4 but with one big caveat that the rumors also alluded to.

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