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Day: June 23, 2023

Day: June 23, 2023

Sea Of Thieves A Dark Deception Adventure Guide

The latest Sea of Thieves Adventure, A Dark Deception, has arrived. From now until July 6, you can jump into the limited-time story mission and earn a pair of cosmetics while embarking on a new chapter in the game’s lore. In A Dark Deception, players will be assisting The Pirate Lord in finding a stolen treasure of his, though some unfortunate twists are sure to happen on the way, as the name implies. For this latest Adventure, you’ll earn two new cosmetics: Pendragon’s pocket watch and the “Deceiver and Deceived” player title–scroll to the end to get a peek at

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How Overwatch 2’s New Story Missions And Progression System Work

Following the announcement that Blizzard would no longer be adding Hero Missions to Overwatch 2, the team behind the hit first-person shooter has made a concentrated effort to explain what features are still on the way. In a recent livestream dedicated to discussing the game’s future and upcoming season, Invasion, the team elaborated on a number of upcoming features including Story missions and a never-before-seen hero progression system. The team opened the presentation by explaining more about the game’s upcoming Story missions. While these might not be taking the same shape fans expected when the sequel was first announced, they

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You Can Now Officially Use Excel In Eve Online

You can now integrate your Excel spreadsheets with sci-fi MMO Eve Online via an official add-on. The spreadsheet client was already used by swaths of the game’s user-base. This add-on just makes it easier than ever. Via Eurogamer, developer CCP Games announced the integration in May 2022 and launched it in closed beta in January 2023 and for Omega subscribers in May. The add-on is now free for everyone. It is the first-ever native Excel add-on for a video game. The Excel integration requires no prior programming knowledge. The add-on lets you add multiple characters from different accounts. You can

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Why Starfield Being Xbox-Exclusive Is A Good Thing, According To Bethesda Exec

Starfield wouldn’t be releasing in September if it also had to launch on PlayStation 5, according to Pete Hines, Bethesda’s head of global publishing. Hines, who was speaking under oath as part of a hearing in which the Federal Trade Commission is seeking an injunction against Microsoft’s planned Activision Blizzard acquisition, called Starfield’s Xbox console exclusivity a good thing. He quoted Starfield game director Todd Howard in calling the upcoming sci-fi RPG an “irresponsibly large” game, one that was made a Xbox console-exclusive in order to reduce the workload for developer Bethesda Game Studios. Shipping on Xbox Series X|S and

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Twitch Will Now Let You Pay To Pin Chat Messages With Hype Chat

Twitch is implementing a new feature called Hype Chat, which works very similarly to YouTube’s Super Chat. You’ll now be able to pin a message on top of a streamer’s chat as long as you’ve donated a specific amount of money. According to a Twitch blog, we know that to use Hype Chat, you’ll need to donate at least $1, and it’ll have a maximum of $500, but streamers can set the minimum donation to $100. And the more money you’ve donated, the longer your message will stay above their chat. When this new feature launches, it’ll only be available

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Twitter Marks Game’s Steam Link As Malicious During Critical Event Without Explanation

Steam Next Fest is underway, with hundreds of indie developers offering free demos of their upcoming titles. Sabotage Studio–and its highly anticipated RPG Sea Of Stars–is one of them, but the developer suddenly faces a new obstacle: Twitter has marked links to the game’s Steam page as unsafe, and the studio has no idea why. The official Sea Of Stars Twitter account publicly reached out to Twitter’s support team, with the tweet asking, “is there anything you can do about our Steam link being flagged as unsafe? This is seriously hurting the promotion efforts of our game at a critical

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E3 2024 and 2025 cancelled according to Los Angeles tourism department

UPDATE 10.45pm: In a statement provided to Eurogamer following the Los Angeles City Tourism Department’s suggestion that E3 shows planned for 2024 and 2025 have been cancelled, the ESA has said it’s “currently having conversations about E3 2024 (and beyond), and no final decisions about the event have been made at this time.” ORIGINAL STORY 10.11pm: Following the shock cancellation of this year’s E3 back in March, new details shared by the Los Angeles City Tourism Department suggest the games industry trade show won’t be making a comeback anytime soon, with shows scheduled for 2024 and 2025 now also seemingly

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The Sims 4’s Horse Ranch expansion is official, coming 20th July

Why, it’s horse, of course! As widely expected thanks to a few cheeky leaks earlier this week, The Sims 4 is ushering in a new age of the equine for its next paid expansion; Horse Ranch, as the release is known, arrives on 20th July for Xbox, PlayStation, and PC. Horse Ranch’s primary focus is Chestnut Ridge, a new rustic prairie world inspired by the American West. Here, players can live out an idyllic life – either in a traditional country cabin or in something with a few more mod cons – caring for mini goats, mini sheep, and, of

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Bethesda’s Indiana Jones game confirmed to be Xbox and PC exclusive

Speaking during today’s FTC hearing, Bethesda’s Pete Hines has confirmed the company’s upcoming Indiana Jones game will be exclusive to Xbox and PC, with the court being told a multi-console contract was amended following the company’s acquisition by Microsoft. Bethesda announced its Indiana Jones game back in January 2021, confirming it was being developed by Wolfenstein studio MachineGames. However, it failed to make mention of the platforms it would target, a notable omission at the time given Microsoft’s then-impending $7.5bn USD acquisition of Bethesda and Zenimax. Little has been heard of the game since that initial reveal, but it’s now

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Activision pulling plug on original Call of Duty: Warzone this September

Just three years after its much-heralded arrival, Activision is pulling the plug on the original Call of Duty: Warzone. The free-to-play battle royale shooter set to go offline on 21st September. Call of Duty: Warzone launched along Call of Duty: Modern Warfare in 2020, but was renamed Warzone Caldera after the arrival of its similarly styled successor, Warzone 2.0, last November. Warzone Caldera has remained available in the months since then – meaning players have been able to continue using real-money purchases including skins and weapons unavailable in 2.0 – but now Activision has signalled the end is in sight

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