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Ubisoft to reveal new F2P hero shooter set in Tom Clancy universe

Derek Strickland | Sun, Jul 18 2021 1:58 PM CDT

Ubisoft plans to reveal a new Tom Clancy multiplayer FPS tomorrow, and it's likely the leaked BattleCat game.

Ubisoft announces that it will show off a new Tom Clancy shooter tomorrow, July 19 at 2PM EST. The game is believed to be the leaked BattleCat hero shooter, which was said to be free-to-play on consoles, PC, and streaming platforms complete with crossovers across Ubisoft's Tom Clancy franchises. Gamers should expect characters, weapons, and possibly even maps from big mainline IPs like Splinter Cell, The Division, and Ghost Recon.

The teaser is filled with bright colors, and irreverent, punkish aesthetics not unlike Watch Dogs 2. This could suggest a kind of chaotic mashup of games, and new gameplay footage promos clearly show character abilities befit of a hero shooter. One of the characters has a cloak ability and a green watch, which could match up with previous reports of Splinter Cell's Echelon being featured in the FPS game.

Continue reading: Ubisoft to reveal new F2P hero shooter set in Tom Clancy universe (full post)

Rainbow Six Extraction delayed to January, still part of Ubisoft FY22

Derek Strickland | Sat, Jul 17 2021 6:13 PM CDT

Ubisoft's new 3-player PVE shooter Rainbow Six Extraction has been delayed again to January 2022, but it won't miss the company's fiscal year timeline.

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Squad-based co-op shooter Rainbow Six Extraction has been pushed back again so that developers can polish, iterate, and create the best experience possible. "We are embracing the opportunity to take additional time to bring this vision to life in the way it deserves in January 2022. We are confident this will ensure Rainbow Six Extraction is the immersive, cooperative, and thrilling experience we set out to create, and the one you aspire to play," Ubisoft said in a statement.

The delay makes sense. The holiday Q4 2021 period (October - December) is extremely congested, especially for shooters: There's Halo Infinite, Call of Duty Vanguard, Battlefield 2042, and even Ubisoft's own Far Cry 6 all releasing in the period.

Continue reading: Rainbow Six Extraction delayed to January, still part of Ubisoft FY22 (full post)

Steam Deck should run every Steam game at launch

Derek Strickland | Sat, Jul 17 2021 5:43 PM CDT

Valve wants to ensure its new PC-handheld Steam Deck hybrid has full games parity with the PC client at launch.

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The new Steam Deck has a powerful selling point: allowing consumers to take their full Steam games library on-the-go and pick up right where they left off. The Steam Deck also has the added bonus of being a fully-fledged PC that can be plugged into a monitor or TV for dedicated play. There's just one potential issue with compatibility as the Steam Deck uses Linux, not Windows.

The Steam Deck runs Valve's own proprietary SteamOS operating system, which is based on Linux. The new SteamOS 3.0 uses a solution called Proton to get Windows-based games up and running without any extra work from developers. The idea is to provide seamlessly compatibility to ensure games natively run on both Windows and SteamOS.

Continue reading: Steam Deck should run every Steam game at launch (full post)

New Steam Deck 512GB pre-orders won't ship until Q3 2022

Derek Strickland | Sat, Jul 17 2021 4:32 PM CDT

Valve has been quietly adjusting Steam Deck pre-order availability as part of its strategic staggered rollout.

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Instead of a huge free-for-all spree where bots dominate pre-orders, Valve has a multi-tiered plan with Steam Deck reservations. The idea is to start fulfilling pre-orders on a first-come, first-served basis. That means consumers who made their reservations early will also get their Steam Decks earlier than those who reserve today.

Reservations for the system were first held a day ago with a targeted December 2021 shipment date. Now, however, the models have been pushed back as far as Q3 2022. Valve plans to start shipping Steam Decks in waves rather than all at once.

Continue reading: New Steam Deck 512GB pre-orders won't ship until Q3 2022 (full post)

Fallout 76 servers plagued with disconnects, hackers, and duping

Derek Strickland | Sat, Jul 17 2021 3:55 PM CDT

Hackers and dupers are currently disrupting Fallout 76's economy, and that's on top of big server issues.

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Fallout 76 players are reporting big issues with the state of the game. Right now the online-only Fallout is getting hit on two levels:

  1. Server instability is knocking users offline, even the premium servers as part of the $100 a year Fallout 1st subscription service.
  2. Duped items are everywhere because of hackers, which affects in-game economies, PVP, and PVE

Continue reading: Fallout 76 servers plagued with disconnects, hackers, and duping (full post)

Steam Deck uses an M.2 2230 SSD that's 'not intended for replacement'

Derek Strickland | Sat, Jul 17 2021 3:07 PM CDT

The new Steam Deck uses a socketed M.2 2230 SSD that apparently isn't soldered to the motherboard, Valve confirms.

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The Steam Deck's internal SSDs may be replaceable after all. In a recent email, Valve's Gabe Newell confirmed the Steam Deck uses a smaller M.2 2230 SSD, which is the same form form factor as the custom WD SN530 SSD used both in the Xbox Series X's internal storage and the storage expansion card's CFExpress casing.

Valve has now confirmed the Steam Deck's M.2 2230 SSD by officially updating the system's specifications. According to Valve, every Steam Deck has an M.2 slot, but the storage in the 256GB and 512GB NVMe versions aren't meant to be replaced by users. "All models use socketed 2230 m.2 modules (not intended for end-user replacement)," the updated specs page reads.

Continue reading: Steam Deck uses an M.2 2230 SSD that's 'not intended for replacement' (full post)

Scalpers selling Steam Deck reservations for up to $5,000 on eBay

Derek Strickland | Fri, Jul 16 2021 3:37 PM CDT

Massive demand and interest has emboldened scalpers to hike secondhand sales of Valve's new Steam Deck.

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Pre-orders for Valve's new Steam Deck handheld-PC console went live today, and predictably, securing an order is pretty tough. Valve is doing a $5 reservation to gauge how many units they need to produce to meet initial shipments in December 2021 and throughout 2022. It's been a frustrating process so far.

Consumers who can't seem to secure a reservation pre-order or don't want to mess around with long queues have another option: Buy from a scalper. eBay listings have popped up commanding up to $5,000 price tags for the 512GB NVMe SSD Steam Decks. These auctions are extra tricky because no one has actually pre-ordered a Steam Deck yet--they've just bought a reservation, or a chance to fully pre-order the Steam Deck, for $5.

Continue reading: Scalpers selling Steam Deck reservations for up to $5,000 on eBay (full post)

EA to reveal new Star Wars games in 2022 (Jedi Fallen Order 2, others)

Derek Strickland | Thu, Jul 15 2021 4:04 PM CDT

Today EA confirmed it will share its plans for new Star Wars games sometime next year.

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Photo: Stephen Chang

EA clarifies that Star Wars won't be a part of the upcoming EA Play Live event on July 22. Instead the publisher will announce its "vision for the galaxy far, far away" sometime in 2022. This likely refers to multiple game reveals across EA's internal studios and not just one singular game.

EA is currently working on multiple new games, including Respawn's sequel to Jedi Fallen Order. In January, when Ubisoft announced its own Star Wars game, Lucasfilm also said that a "number of projects" were in development at EA.

Continue reading: EA to reveal new Star Wars games in 2022 (Jedi Fallen Order 2, others) (full post)

New Quake or Doom on the way? id teases reveals at QuakeCon 2021

Derek Strickland | Thu, Jul 15 2021 2:46 PM CDT

id Software might announced its new FPS game at Quakecon 2021.

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Today Bethesda outlined what to expect from Quakecon 2021 (August 19-21). The publisher says we can expect "livestreams featuring updates on existing and upcoming games," which could hint at a game reveal.

Recent id Software job listings mention a new FPS exclusively for next-gen consoles and PC, possibly aligning with the recent Quake reboot rumors.

Continue reading: New Quake or Doom on the way? id teases reveals at QuakeCon 2021 (full post)

Valve's $399 Steamdeck handheld: a portable PC that plays Steam games

Derek Strickland | Thu, Jul 15 2021 12:31 PM CDT

Introducing the Steamdeck, a Valve handheld that plays PC games.

Today Valve announced the Steamdeck, a $399 handheld specced to play Steam games. The Steamdeck is marketed as an all-in-one PC handheld and features an AMD mobile APU with a 4-core Zen 2 CPU and an RDNA 2 GPU with 8 CUs alongside 16GB of fifth-generation LPDDR5 RAM, up to 512GB NVMe internal storage, and a 7-inch 1280 x 800 resolution display at 60Hz (full specs below).

"We partnered with AMD to create Steam Deck's custom APU, optimized for handheld gaming. It is a Zen 2 + RDNA 2 powerhouse, delivering more than enough performance to run the latest AAA games in a very efficient power envelope,"Valve says.

Continue reading: Valve's $399 Steamdeck handheld: a portable PC that plays Steam games (full post)

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