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Overwatch 2 will replace the original Overwatch

Overwatch 2 will replace the original Overwatch

The original Overwatch‘s days are numbered. Last week, Blizzard revealed in a Reddit AMA that when Overwatch 2 launches on October 4th, it will overwrite Overwatch premium, effectively ending the six-year-old game. “When OW2 launches on October 4th it will be a replacement for the current live service,” wrote game director Aaron Keller. While the …

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VR Prototypes Reveal Facebook's Surprisingly Critical Research Directions

VR Prototypes Reveal Facebook’s Surprisingly Critical Research Directions

A short while ago, Tested posted a video all about hands-on time with virtual reality (VR) headset prototypes from Meta (which is to say, Facebook) and there are some genuinely interesting bits in there. The video itself is over an hour long, but if you’re primarily interested in the technical angles and why they matter …

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Sony studios, major game publishers offer public support for abortion rights

Sony studios, major game publishers offer public support for abortion rights

Enlarge / Just some of the game franchises represented by studios coming out in support of reproductive rights today. Last month, Insomniac Games (Spiderman) CEO Ted Price reportedly told his employees that parent company Sony “will not approve ANY statements from any studio on the topic of reproductive rights.” That is apparently no longer true, …

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Devs Share The Wild, Secret Hacks Your Favorite Games Rely On

Devs Share The Wild, Secret Hacks Your Favorite Games Rely On

Image: Kotaku / Tortoon / Alexander_P (Shutterstock) Did you know all the horses in Assassin’s Creed 1 are built using really fucked up human skeletons? Or that TitanQuest used invisible squirrels as in-game timers? All of this is true and is more proof that games are mostly wild collections of code and hope that have …

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Fall Guys Goes Free-To-Play, Servers Immediately Crash

Fall Guys Goes Free-To-Play, Servers Immediately Crash

Image: Mediatonic Oops, they did it again. Fall GuysMediatonic’s bubbly platformer royale, released on Xbox and Switch yesterday as part of a big free-to-play overhaul. The game’s servers immediately combusted, with reports of connectivity woes continuing more than 24 hours later. First released for PlayStation and PC in August 2020, Fall Guys was one of …

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Recent Windows Server updates break VPN, RDP, RRAS connections

This month’s Windows Server updates are causing a wide range of issues, including VPN and RDP connectivity problems on servers with Routing and Remote Access Service (RRAS) enabled. RRAS is a Windows service that offers additional TCP connectivity and routing features, including remote access or site-to-site connectivity with the help of virtual private network (VPN) …

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What We Want From Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth, and How It Needs to Improve on Remake

What We Want From Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth, and How It Needs to Improve on Remake

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth has been officially announced, and it’s already proving to be a popular talking point — perhaps as you’d expect, given the events of Final Fantasy VII Remake. This is a sequel that seems to be veering wildly from the once promised path, and ‘Rebirth’ certainly hammers that point home. But what …

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