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Cryptocurrency miner is pulled from Steam after it starts selling fake Team Fortress 2 items

Appearing as a relaxing platformer at first glance, Abstractism has been recently pulled from Steam after gamers found out that it was in fact a cryptocurrency miner. Its developers are now banned as well. But before that, they managed to make some money off their malware – and not just by mining cryptocurrencies.

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Here's what Anthem map looks like. It's pretty massive

It’s not unusual for a co-op multiplayer shooter like Anthem to feature a big open world. But how big is “big“? In this case, we’re talking half the size of Assassin’s Creed Origins – more or less. But keep in mind that even though one developer himself confirmed the size of the map, doesn’t mean everything is crystal clear.

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Silence is golden, but No Man’s Sky starts the chatter again

Two years ago, Sean Murray became the unfortunate symbol of all the industry’s hype, lies, and unfulfilled promises – all after the release of No Man’s Sky. After the judgment day came, the studio went completely silent, having decided that actions rather than words will speak for them. And when finally, thanks to this strategy, NMS began enjoying a moderately good opinion, Mr. Murray makes a comeback, starts giving interviews and… ruins the positive impression.

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The future of gaming is crossplay and game streaming, EA says

Bringing players and families all around the world together is EA’s top priority now. And the best way to achieve this goal is crossplay, according to the company’s CEO. Moreover, the future of gaming itself lies in the cloud. So, with both technologies already in use, why is it taking EA so long to make their dreams reality right off? There are a few reasons.

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Cyberpunk 2077 doesn’t shy away from politics, developer claims

While The Division 2 developers claim the game has nothing to do with politics, Cyberpunk 2077 devs say the opposite. The “political conflict” these two blockbusters found themselves in is, however, not that complicated. Everything one needs to know is that those games come from different backgrounds. But this also needs some explaining.

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VR is dying, sales figures show

Virtual Reality appears to be dying. That’s, at least, what Digital Trends’ research suggests. Being perceived as the industry’s future for quite some time, it is now taking a step back. But according to HTC, it is not retreating – actually, far from it. And the future looming ahead of it, well… it’s still pretty bright.

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Papers, Please spiritual successor Out of the Box is out now

Out of the Box is a spiritual successor to Papers, Please, but with a twist. Say goodbye to border control, and welcome the harsh nightlife reality. With over 300 characters to interact with, Out of the Box sets out to go down in history as an exceptional indie game. But whether it succeeds is up to you – the player.

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No Man's Sky NEXT update resurrects the game with increased player activity and tons of positive reviews

No Man’s Sky is doing much better now. Positive reviews are thriving, and the player count keeps on growing. All thanks to the NEXT update, which made its debut on July 24. Since then, things are seemingly coming together for Hello Games and their space sandbox. But is No Man’s Sky going to remain at the top for at least a few months?

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The Dutch can now see Dota 2 lootbox contents ahead of purchase

„Transparent lootboxes” made their way to Dota 2 in Netherlands. Players now know exactly what the drop will be, and the uncertainty is gone for good. Thus the chests become kind of purposeless – but not for Valve. As it turns out, transparency has a price.

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Metal Gear Solid V update turns Quiet into a playable character

It’s been 3 years since Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain release. But if you thought that Konami forgot about Kojima’s iconic stealth game, you were wrong – and a new update that just emerged is enough of a proof. It introduces Quiet as a playable character you can take advantage of in the FOB missions. But it will be even harder to complete them now.

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EA isn't taking BioWare over and won't shut the studio down no matter what

Anthem, BioWare’s upcoming online co-op shooter, may differ from the studio’s previous titles, but there is no shocking reason behind that. EA is not taking the studio over, nor has it ever tried – says James Ohlen, BioWare’s former game designer. And it won’t – even if Anthem fails. But many wonder how is such a scenario even possible. Ohlen has an answer for that, too.

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Rocket League developer reveals Loot Drop Rates

After it saw the introduction of the lootbox system in late 2016, Rocket League kept the rates at which certain items would be dropped hidden. This changed now, as the developer Psyonix decided they would release the drop rates to the public. But if you thought such a move means the end of paid content, you’re wrong.

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Fallout 76 BETA launches in October

Having been announced during this year’s E3, Fallout 76 closed BETA is coming for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this October. Above all, it should answer the question if Bethesda knows how to deliver a post-apocalyptic multiplayer survival, and if such a survival should be called a “Fallout” at all. But some will know the answer sooner than others.

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Nothing to play – why don’t big games come out in summer?

July has “always” been a slumbery time for the industry. Big releases are few and far between, and if there’s anything interesting, it will be most likely indie games, remasters or small expansions. What are the reasons behind the game publishers’ aversion towards this month?

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GTX 1170 is more powerful than GTX 1080 Ti, leak suggests

Nvidia’s GTX 1170 might be the world’s fastest gaming GPU, a 3D Mark test result suggests. But while the upcoming Turing architecture is indeed shaping up to be quite powerful, the inside of the graphics card in question appears so overwhelming it’s almost unbelievable. And then there’s the legitimacy of the 3DMark score as well.

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No Man's Sky NEXT update introduces real multiplayer, weekly challenges and more

Just as it seemed that there was no hope for No Man’s Sky anymore, Hello Games stepped up their game and now come at you with the NEXT update. The patch, landing on July 24, adds the much-anticipated multiplayer mode to the game, together with a promise of weekly, community-oriented challenges. But if you think that it’s all there is to it – think again.

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Cyberpunk 2077 gameplay will not be shown to the public at Gamescom 2018

Cyberpunk 2077 gameplay will not be shown to the public at this year’s Gamescom, CD Projekt RED confirmed. Game journalists and investors are the only people who will probably take another look at the developer’s much-anticipated sci-fi blockbuster. What is there left for the fans, then? Unfortunately, only dreams and speculations.

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Morrowind is getting neither a remaster nor a remake, Todd Howard says

You either die as a remaster or live long enough to become too much of a classic... to be remade. That’s how things are with The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind, according to the series’ father, Todd Howard. But even though the only for fans to experience Vvardenfell once again is either through TES Online or backwards compatibility, modders haven’t uttered their last word yet.

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Spec Ops: The Line dev's new game is getting a playable version soon

Spec Ops: The Line might’ve been the best, but certainly isn’t the last game in Yager’s Development portfolio. The team began working on their new project called The Cycle, which promises a multiplayer experience like no other, making it a peculiar case when compared with the story-driven predecessor. But even more than that – anyone will be able to play it this fall.

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When it comes to refunds, Star Citizen gets more puzzling than ever

First he fell for the promise. Then he backed up the project with $4,500. And then Star Citizen turned out a game that Ken Lord never wanted to play – nor will be able to. So he requested his money back. And then came a court battle he thought he could easily win.

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A cure for insomnia
There is a way to deal with insomnia, you know? It's gaming-related!
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World of Warcraft no longer requires you to buy the base game

A standalone copy of World of Warcraft – gone. The Battle Chest – gone. The only thing that’s left untouched is the monthly subscription, Blizzard ruled. And so WoW went subscription-only, with players all around the world gaining access to 6 of its previous expansions instantaneously. But the funny part? Nothing really changed.

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CD Projekt RED was the best possible studio to develop Cyberpunk 2077

Although they now may appear as the only people for the job, CD Projekt RED weren’t the only ones who wanted to translate tabletop Cyberpunk 2020 into a videogame. But according to Mike Pondsmith, the Cyberpunk universe creator, they were the only RIGHT people for the job. And as it turns out, it wasn’t only about their skills as game developers.

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Dead Space 4 would've been huge and diverse, former developer says

After Visceral Games went down, two games went down with it. First was a new, narrative-driven Star Wars title. Second was Dead Space 4, a game which would’ve done everything bigger and better than it predecessors. But now it remains a distant dream only developers can – and want – talk about.

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Fortnite Season 5 launches with an old friend making a comeback

And then came the All Terrain Kart. Fortnite Season 5 is here and takes the player on a journey to Paradise Palms (or rather: what remained of Moisty Mire), introduces a new weapon, and even makes playing golf possible. But rest assured – that’s still not all.

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Overwatch new endorsement system pays off big time, figures show

Abusive behavior seems like a no-go in Overwatch nowadays. Ever since Blizzard introduced its new endorsement system to the game, the amount of players being offensive dropped by almost a third. This makes Blizzard dreams of a friendly, well-mannered community more real than ever. That is: if their figures are true.

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Rainbow Six Siege now rewards ill-mannered players with an automatic ban

Ubisoft introduces a new autoban system for Rainbow Six: Siege. Players now get temporarily blocked if they use certain offensive words for the first and the second time, and can get permanently banned if they continue to be disrespectful of others. But the system is nowhere near perfect, and so far has earned an equal amount of praise and criticism.

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Sunny Cyberpunk is not a bad thing, so don't worry about Cyberpunk 2077

Having divided fans of the genre across the world, the now infamously bright-and-colorful Cyberpunk 2077 E3 trailer left everybody asking, ‘OK, so can it be both sunny and cyberpunk?’ The definitive answer is: hell yes. And there’s plenty of evidence lying around to back it up. Just look at what cyberpunk games gave us up until this point – and how we really loved most of these titles.

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Forza Horizon 4, The Crew 2 and how the two together make a perfect racing game

The Crew 2 and Forza Horizon 4 should be the undisputed kings of racing games in 2018. While the competition between the two games looks pretty exciting, we’re more interested in something else – that is: how the two teams inspire each other, and how having such rivalry is ultimately beneficial not only for the players, but for the devs and publishers as well. Meanwhile, one of the series that used to be the benchmark of the genre years ago, Need for Speed, is awkwardly and stubbornly following the beaten path.

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The dawn of Steam? The Netflix of gaming is getting closer

Fifteen years ago, people used to get wound up at having to register their Half-Life 2 copy on some bizarre desktop app. Today, the very same invention, called Steam, holds all the cards and is culpable for an almost complete extinction of physical distribution of PC games. “Long live the king,” we might soon shout again – if the digital distribution giant won’t be able to adjust to the new trend in the industry, i.e. the subscription-based gaming.

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