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Activision Bans Top Call of Duty Streamer From $100,000 Tournament Over Marriage Prank

Activision hosted a Call of Duty tournament this weekend, and the top competitive player was noticeably absent from the lineup. In a now-deleted tweet, Doug “Censor” Martin revealed that the publisher had banned him for competing in Fortune’s Keep, citing that he had “harassed [Nadia Amine].” The ruling likely refers to a recent incident where Martin streamed a fake marriage proposal to her.

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Elden Ring retains its crown, Switch and PlayStation 5 still selling well – June NPD

Elden Ring now among the top 10 best-selling games in the US market in terms of dollar sales. The NPD Group has released its June 2022 report covering video game hardware, software, and accessory sales in the US. According to the NPD, total videogame industry spending declined 11% year-over-year (yoy) to $4.3 billion despite growth in subscription spending. Year-to-date spending declined 10% to $26.3 billion compared to June 2021. For the month of June, hardware spending fell 8% yoy to $371 million, and console spending reached $2.1 billion, a 9% yoy decline. PlayStation 5 generated the highest dollar sales for…

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Shooter Dev Makes Joke ‘White Blood’ Mod After Fans Complain About Blood Effects

So, the Steam Next Fest is currently underway. It’s this week-long digital celebration of upcoming PC games where you can check out tons of demos from FPS role-playing games to casual atmospheric adventures. Developer Altered Orbit Studios’ Doom-like Selaco is one of the available demos and has jokingly received a mod from fellow Doom-like FPS makers Metacorp to change the color of the blood effects from the default pinks and purples to the sticky white of cum, all because of fan complaints.

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The Best Sex Games On Steam, According To OnlyFans Creators

If Steam’s huge list of sex games is a gated, glistening community pool, I am the discarded, embarrassing flamingo float, doomed to skim the surface for all eternity. I make attempts to dive in—I look at each 2D succubus thumbnail carefully and determine whether or not demon porn is against my core values. I carefully consider “about” sections, which explain in didactic detail why this game’s anime girlfriend with big tits is better than that game’s anime girlfriend with big tits. I nod my head and pretend to understand where to start with all this, how to evade everything titled…

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World Of Warcraft Streamer Allegedly Harassed Off Of Twitch By Ex-Cop

A 29-year-old former airport cop, Evan Baltierra, was arrested this week and charged in federal court with allegedly harassing a World of Warcraft streamer off of Twitch. The two met in person at BlizzCon 2019, according to an accompanying affidavit, but when the streamer declined to be his “valentine” and later took away his mod privileges from her Twitch channel he allegedly began a targeted harassment campaign against her, her boyfriend, and her family.

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Twitch Pulls Shooting Vid Quickly, But Facebook And Streamable Reuploads Reached Millions

Amazon-owned streaming platform Twitch said it removed a livestream of a mass shooting in Buffalo, New York over the weekend within two minutes of it going live. But that response time was not enough to stop recordings of the footage from spreading to other online platforms, like Facebook, where links to the heinous act remained accessible for hours. This once again raises questions about how much social media companies are really invested in moderating harmful content.

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Final Fantasy XIV’s Newest Raid Is Blowing Everyone’s Minds

Final Fantasy XIV’s latest update saw Square Enix give serious players a new “ultimate” raid to conquer. The last few days have been a whirlwind as groups try to be the first to complete the raid, known as Dragonsong’s Reprise, and new developments concerning the potential revival of a dearly departed ally have only brought the community’s excitement to a fever pitch.

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Why Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga Is Selling Zillions Of Copies

WB Games announced today that Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga had a massive launch, selling through over 3 million copies worldwide, and has set new records for Lego games across all platforms around the world. To put it another way: This latest Lego Star Wars game is one of the biggest releases of the year, and one of the most successful Star Wars games of the decade.

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What To Expect From Steam And Valve In 2022

It’s shaping up to be another record-breaking year for Valve-owned digital storefront Steam thanks to massive games like Elden Ring and Starfield, and new hardware like the Steam Deck. Last year was a sleepier one when it came to PC blockbusters due to covid-19-driven game delays, but 2021’s loss is this year’s gain. From ports and early access launches to massive expansions and a new console, here’s what’s coming to Steam in 2022.Read More: Valve Says It Hasn’t Found A Game That The Steam Deck Can’t HandleCapcom’s multiplayer loot RPG was a hit on Nintendo Switch last year and will…