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The long-awaited release of The Last of Us Part I on PC has not gone very well. Many are reporting major performance issues, crashes, shader cache compilation process taking hours, and other bugs.
Lenovo has confirmed that it will no longer be making Legion gaming phones. Instead, it will most likely focus on the Moto line. Other gaming-related products won't be affected by this decision.
Microsoft has confirmed an interesting bug related to gaming on Windows 11. It looks like Rockstar Games' popular title RDR 2 is failing to launch on Windows 11 21H2 when using the Rockstar Launcher.
Microsoft has released a new update for Xbox Insiders on the Omega ring. The update includes a new feature related to subscription management as well as a couple of other fixes. There are also issues.
Sega and Tencent are the latest major game publishers who have stated they won't be exhibiting at E3 2023, and other companies are reportedly skipping the annual video game trade show as well.
An official Dungeons and Dragons add-on pack is coming soon to the sandbox world Minecraft, adding several D&D locations, along with monsters and more features of the table-top fantasy RPG game.
The Dolphin emulator, which allows gamers to play games from some of Nintendo's earlier consoles on PCs, is coming to Valve's Steam storefront sometime in the second quarter of 2023.
The Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 - Core controller is getting two more color variants in April. Pre-orders are now available for the red and blue shades with a $139.99 price tag.
Japan has become the latest country to approve Microsoft's acquisition of Activision Blizzard for a whopping $68.7 billion. It seems like the tides are finally turning in Microsoft's favor.
This week, Microsoft and select publishers have discounted a number of titles including up to 85% off games from the LEGO franchise and 75% off Batman: Arkham Knight. Be sure to check them out.
Windows 7 and Windows 8 users will lose access to their Steam games if they don't switch to using a more modern operating system. Valve is dropping support for three legacy platforms soon.
Microsoft has released version 2308.230323-2000 to the Xbox Alpha Skip-Ahead channel. The known issues seem to be getting shorter and there are several fixes in this update related to audio and more.
Mark Darrah, who worked at BioWare on all three previous Dragon Age games. will work with the current Dragon Age: Dreadwolf team as a consultant. The game still does not have a release date.
E3 2023 has lost another major publisher, with Ubisoft also pulling out of the event. The company had previously confirmed it will be attending the trade show, but is now pursuing a solo showcase.
The side-scrolling brawler game that features lots of Warner Bros-based characters launched its open beta in July 2022 to great acclaim but the game's player base has gotten much smaller since then.
The 30-day trial offer Microsoft has been offering to new and returning Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and PC Game Pass subscribers has been discontinued, meaning no more $1 promotions from now on.
An official Microsoft statement says the company has actually "expanded footprint" of games that it has shipped on PlayStation consoles following its acquisition of ZeniMax in 2021.
The tactical shooter from Valve reached a new peak of 1,519,457 players online at once this weekend, a few days after Valve officially announced plans to update the game with Counter-Strike 2.
This weekend's PC game deals include a bundle filled with scary games, a freebie for chess fans from the Epic Games Store, plenty of discounts for digital tabletop games, and much more.
The just-launched Resident Evil 4 Remake survival horror game will include the free Mercenaries mode in a DLC, but details about the mode have yet to be revealed by publisher Capcom.
The UK Competition & Markets Authority's provisional conclusion says Microsoft's acquisition of Activision Blizzard "will not result in a substantial lessening of competition" for UK console gaming.
Xbox console games can also play Bassmaster Fishing: 2022 Bassmaster Classic for free this weekend, and get discounts for all three games that are part of Xbox Free Play Days this week.
The latest freebie drop from the Epic Games Store brings a copy of the high-fidelity chess entry Chess Ultra by Ripstone, as well as a handy starter pack for the free-to-play game World of Warships.
The new NVIDIA 531.41 WHQL driver also adds DLSS 2 or 3 support for many other new PC games, and includes support for the preview of Cyberpunk 2077's new Ray Tracing: Overdrive Mode.
FromSoftware has finally delivered the ray tracing features it promised for Elden Ring even before the game's launch. The performance intensive feature is available on PC, Xbox Series X|S, and PS5.
Shipments of gaming PCs and gaming monitors could be slow this year according to IDC. It comes following 2022 when shipments of these products contracted for the first time since 2016.
AMD's driver team has delivered the Adrenalin Edition 23.3.2 release with support for the soon-releasing titles Resident Evil 4 remake, The Last of Us Part I, as well as a number of bug fixes.
Samsung is launching the Odyssey Universe map in Fortnite on Thursday. It will give gamers a chance to win one of Samsung's premium Odyssey gaming monitors. There's also a 15% off discount code.
Arkane's Harvey Smith confirmed that Microsoft canceled its plans for a PS5 version of the upcoming vampire-themed shooter Redfall after it acquired the developer's parent company ZeniMax.
Following feedback, Arkane has confirmed that work is underway to remove the always-online requirement from its upcoming cooperative title Redfall, letting solo players jump in without restrictions.
Microsoft has unveiled a new Xbox Sustainability Toolkit—a new set of utilities that allow developers better understand and reduce the carbon footprint while developing games for consoles.
The new version of Valve's hugely popular tactical multiplayer shooter is currently in a limited test for select CS:GO players. It will have a ton of upgrades and new features for gamers.
Nreal will launch the Nebula app for Windows PCs, which will allow the glasses to connect to a PC and let people view games and other content as if they were looking at a huge screen.
Microsoft's indie games program for its Xbox consoles is celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2023 and the company plans to continue to improve and expand its services in the months ahead.
Jon Spaihts will write the script for the Gears of War movie, adapting Microsoft's Xbox and PC sci-fi third-person shooter franchise as a live-action film for Netflix, with help from The Coalition.
The ID@Xbox Developer Acceleration Program will assist game creators that have diverse perspectives with information, porting services and even with creating prototypes for their games.
EA is shutting down the servers of four classic DICE games and removing them from sale this year. The titles impacted are Battlefield 1943, Battlefield: Bad Company 1 and 2, as well as Mirror's Edge.
Microsoft is putting the newest entry of Sony's MLB The Show on Xbox Game Pass on day one. Joining it in this second wave of titles are Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom and Infinite Guitars.
This week, Microsoft and select publishers have discounted a number of titles including 67% off the critically acclaimed DEATHLOOP and up to 85% off titles from Far Cry. Be sure to check them out.