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Mass Effect 4 Merch Has Fans Talking About Shepard's Return

Mass Effect 4 Merch Has Fans Talking About Shepard’s Return

Screenshot: EA If there’s one thing Mass Effect’s Commander Shepard has earned, it’s some goddamned rest. Over the past 24 hours, flavor text for a promotional product, as spotted by a YouTuber, sent fans into a tizzy of speculation that the galactic hero would be returning in some sort of new adventure. But the fan-favorite …

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FFXIV Mod Drama May Prompt Official HUD Upgrades, Director Says

FFXIV Mod Drama May Prompt Official HUD Upgrades, Director Says

Screenshot: Square Enix As part of a larger blog reiterating the Final Fantasy XIV team’s disapproval of mods following their prevalence in a high-profile raid event, producer and director Naoki Yoshida promised to improve the massively popular game’s HUD to match the functionality of these unofficial tools. “We believe that people use [mods] to expand …

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Meet The Only Person Keeping Action RPG Babylon’s Fall Alive

Meet The Only Person Keeping Action RPG Babylon’s Fall Alive

Babylon’s Fall, the troubled live-service action-RPG from action game luminaries Platinum Games, has seemingly hit life support. After two months on the market and a lukewarm reception at launch, Square Enix’s latest effort was reduced to just one player on PC last week. They revealed themselves on Twitter after VGC reported the shocking player count …

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40K Game Developers Criticised Over Ridiculous Twitch Drops

40K Game Developers Criticised Over Ridiculous Twitch Drops

Screenshot: Complex Games Complex Games, the developers of the new Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate – Daemonhunters, have issued a statement to frustrated players after running a campaign where certain in-game items were only available to those who sat through some Twitch streams. Via PC Gamer, while Complex probably thought they were running a fairly standard …

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Halo Infinite Devs Comment On Season 2 Problems, Plans To Fix

Halo Infinite Devs Comment On Season 2 Problems, Plans To Fix

Screenshot: 343 Industries Halo Infinite’s second season, which was supposed to be a much-needed phoenix down, is off to a rocky start. Three days after its rollout, the developer has acknowledged its pitfalls, promising to “review options.” Also: Every player is getting free stuff. Halo Infinite, released last fall for Xbox and PC, is the …

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Over 3,000 People Now Working On Call Of Duty At Activision

Over 3,000 People Now Working On Call Of Duty At Activision

Image: Activision The Call of Duty machine can never stop. It must endlessly push forward, through lawsuits, controversies, and layoffs. To stop would mean…well, we don’t know, because it never has. And to help keep the machine going, Activision now has over 3,000 human souls working tirelessly on the publisher’s biggest and most successful video …

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Streamer Makes Leap To YouTube After Twitch Misspells His Name

Streamer Makes Leap To YouTube After Twitch Misspells His Name

Sykkuno, one of Twitch’s top streamers known for his wholesome demeanor and for playing games like Among Us and GTA Online, left the Amazon-owned platform for the red pastures of YouTube Gaming this month. The move shocked the livestreaming space because Sykkuno was something of a household name on Twitch, boasting four million followers and …

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Halo Infinite's Hyped New Season Is Rough & Broken, Pros Say

Halo Infinite’s Hyped New Season Is Rough & Broken, Pros Say

Screenshot: 343 Industries Busted challenges. A dysfunctional battle pass. A bunch of ultimately ineffectual “fixes.” A cacophonous uproar of player feedback, much of which isn’t positive. It may sound like the launch-window era of Halo Infinite, but no: This is Halo Infinite today, six months after its launch, during the first week of its second …

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