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Steam Deck gets Windows drivers to make switching OS easier

Valve have gathered up some crucial Windows drivers for the Steam Deck, improving performance for those who want to ditch the default SteamOS and replace it with Windows 10. GPU, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth drivers are all available from Steam Support, so early Deck adopters looking for a change can get the requisite downloads all in one place. These drivers come with caveats, mind. Audio drivers are still a work in progress, so only USB-C, 3.5mm, or Bluetooth headphones can output sound on Windows, and Valve’s post explains that dual-booting support still isn’t ready yet. Installing Windows, then, is an all-or-nothing…

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Sea of Thieves 2022 roadmap goes big on adventures

New adventures, sea forts, and new content for pirate legends are just over the horizon for bilge rats and buccaneers this year. Eyes starboard, buccaneers. There’s been a massive preview event for Sea of Thieves recently, which has gone to great lengths in detailing the future for the seafaring RPG. Going through all planned changes coming in 2022, this event is a must sea for both seasoned sailors and land lubbers looking to hop aboard alike. This comes with the announcement of a few impressive milestones for Sea of Thieves, including the game passing the 25 million total players mark…

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What Sonic Frontiers could learn from Sonic Generations and its reverence for the series’ chequered history

The Sonic franchise is a double-edged sword. For every Sonic Mania there’s a Sonic ‘06 There’s no escaping it, and Sonic Generations understood that. By taking some of the very worst parts of the series’ history and improving them, Sonic Generations – a decade-old title – proves that having no qualms about treating the whole franchise with the same respect is the best way to acknowledge Sonic’s long and inconsistent history. And, let’s be honest, some parts of the Sonic canon really don’t deserve to be treated with that much reverence. The more I think about about it, Sonic Generations’…

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EA is considering free-to-play for Battlefield 2042 after sales disappointment – report

EA is reportedly looking into making certain components of Battlefield 2042 free-to-play in order to salvage it. Things are evidently not going well over at Battlefield 2042 developer DICE. According to new information from one insider, EA, the game’s publisher, is seemingly interested in exploring the path of free-to-play. It is no secret that Battlefield 2042 has not been the hit EA expected it to be. Though DICE continues to improve the game’s technical state with patches, there is still a lack of content compared to past games. Battlefield 2042 has also disappointed many of its players, and it lead…

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Battle.net Summer Sale features multiplayer games for up to 50 percent off

By Jessica Reyes 2 July 2021 19:30 GMT Activision Blizzard’s Battle.net supports multiplayer games such as Call of Duty, Overwatch, and World of Warcraft. Basically, players buy the games directly from the digital storefront and run them on their PCs. Now, thanks to the Battle.net Summer Sale, players can download these popular titles and DLC for up to a 67% discount.Call of Duty: Modern Warfare touts one of the highest discounts at 50% off the original price. COD: MW is the previous installment of Activision Blizzard’s best-selling FPS series, which allows players to shoot ‘em in Shipment and other MW-only modes and maps…

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Microsoft considered also dropping its revenue cut to 12% on Xbox, according to legal documents

By Sherif Saed 3 May 2021 13:20 GMT We may yet see Microsoft lower its cut of Xbox digital sales.On Thursday, Microsoft announced a big change for PC games sold on the Windows Store. Starting August 1, Microsoft will only be taking a 12% cut from PC game sales on its store, a drop from 30%, leaving 88% for developers.Watch on YouTubeThe 88/12 split is one that’s been gaining more and more traction in the industry recently, with many developers now openly calling the 30% cut unjustified. Epic Games, of course, fired the first shot when it made 88/12 the…

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The GOG ‘We Love Games’ sale is now live

By Grace Curtis, Friday, 12 February 2021 16:50 GMT GOG are celebrating Valentine’s day with a romantically infused ‘Games We Love’ sale, which includes their biggest ever discount on the Witcher 3. The iconic slash n’ cast RPG is down 80% to just $9.99 for the Game of the Year edition. Cyberpunk 2077 is also down a tidy 10% to $53.99. If you’ve ever wanted to sample the meatiest games in CD Projekt’s catalogue, now’s your chance. Mixed in with the regular titles is an interesting little curio: the Commander Keen Complete Pack. Commander Keen is a classic id Software series that…