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Russia won’t be removed from Ubisoft’s Winter Olympics game; Far Cry 5 delayed

Ubisoft has said it won’t be pulling Russia from its Winter Olympics expansion for Steep, despite the country’s ban from the South Korean 2018 Winter Olympics. The International Olympic Committee this week blocked Russia’s participation in the event after it was found guilty of employing a state-backed systematic doping program. …

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Yogscast Jingle Jam cruises past last year’s total

Annual charity the Yogscast Jingle Jam has hit $3.4m, smashing the $2.57m raised in the 2016 event. Yogscast has partnered with Humble Bundle to sell an incredible $35/£26 bundle that offers $850 worth of games including sandbox survival sim Rust, Garry’s Mod, Gunpoint, Teslagrad, Chivalry: Medieval War, Guild Wars 2 …

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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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Death Stranding, Bayonetta 3 and From Software tease storm The Game Awards as Zelda wins Best Game

New trailers and fresh game announcements led the way at last night’s The Game Awards. A suitably esoteric trailer for Hideo Kojima’s Death Stranding was probably the main talking point. Norman Reedus was back in action, complete with pregnancy overtones, but this time with added reverse gravity and self-mutilation. The …

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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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Discord nears 90m users as hunt begins for UK-based European office

UPDATE: Discord has since informed us that it’s looking European-wide for its new European office, not just in the UK. Chat platform Discord is on the brink of another milestone as the service nears the 90m user mark. Once achieved, that will represent a near quadrupling of the service’s user …

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The Game Awards takes place tonight

The night owls among us should set their alarms for 1:30am tonight for the now annual The Game Awards. Presenters this year include none other than Hideo Kojima himself (which perhaps alludes to the tantalising hprospect of some possible Death Stranding gameplay, or at least an esoteric trailer involving, erm, …

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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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Blitz Esports admits to early Riot Games funding

Esports news outlet Blitz Esports has confirmed a report that claimed League of Legends owner Riot Games has a financial interest in the site. The link was first made by Duncan ‘Thorin’ Shields on YouTube. Now the company has released a statement clarifying the nature of the relationship and apologising …

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Rick & Morty co-creator’s Squanchtendo rebrands as Squanch Games

The VR development studio founded by Rick & Morty co-creator Justin Roiland has undergone a rebrand. Squanchtendo was founded by Roiland and Epic Games producer Tanya Watson last year. The name was formed from ‘Squanch’, which is the name of a planet from Rock & Morty that is populated by …

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