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PUBG briefly toppled from Steam charts by rage-inducing Getting Over It With Bennet Foddy

Having set the streaming world alight with its fury-inducing play, the spiritual successor to QWOP enjoyed a brief stint at the top of the Steam charts after its release this week. Getting Over It With Bennet Foddy had previously been made available on the Humble Store. The surreal title challenges …

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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds leaves Early Access on December 20th; New map hits testing today

2017’s defining game will get its full post Early Access release on PC on December 20th. That’s a little later than the September date that was originally touted back in March, but at just nine months after release is still a remarkable achievement for a game that has grown so …

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Steam ditches Bitcoin payments

Valve has removed the ability for users to pay for goods on Steam using Bitcoin, blaming the decision on ‘high fees and volatility’. The company highlights the fact that Bitcoin transaction fees have now jumped as high as $20 per transaction – a far cry from the $0.20 fee that …

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PUBG could get a ‘socialist makeover’ in China

Tencent’s agreement to become the Chinese publisher of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds in the region could result in some drastic changes to the game for Chinese players. The English language press release about Tencent and Bluehole’s partnership quotes Tencent’s senior VP Steven Ma as saying: “PUBG is currently the most popular survival …

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Streamer criticised for beating and refunding a Steam game live on air

Twitch streamer WeeGeeTheGod has been criticised for what some are calling an abuse of Steam’s refund policy. Polygon reports that WeeGeeTheGod, whose real name is Cade McKown, recently streamed a complete playthrough of recent Sega release Sonic Forces. McKown was clearly not enjoying the game, and upon completion then streamed …

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Sega announces Total War spin-off Thrones of Britannia

Total War’s new spin-off series now has a name. It will go by the moniker ‘A Total War Saga’, and we already have confirmation of the first entry – Thrones of Britannia. The hook for the series is that it will focus on pivotal historic moments rather than more broadly …

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Intel and AMD join forces to take on Nvidia’s portable graphics dominance

Fierce CPU rivals Intel and AMD have surprised the PC world by announcing a partnership to produce Intel Core CPUs with integrated AMD graphics. The aim is to offer a new type of laptop processor that can offer the performance of dedicated gaming laptops in ultra-slim machines, cutting Nvidia’s successful …

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Fortnite: Battle Royale passes 800k concurrent players

Epic’s latest hit still appears to be growing. As confirmed by the game’s Twitter account, Fortnite: Battle Royale recently hit 811,000 concurrent players. The popularity led to some server problems, but Epic has said that its working on ironing them out. Last month Epic had reported a CCU record of …

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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds could be banned in China

Breakout hit PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds could face losing access to its biggest market. Bloomberg reports that the China Audio-Video and Digital Publishing Association has declared that PUBG is “too bloody and violent” for sale in the country, “deviates from the values of socialism” and is “deemed harmful to young consumers”. The …

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