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PUBG Mobile will soon be playable at 120FPS on Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra, S23 Ultra

Anthony Garreffa | Mar 29, 2024 6:26 PM CDT

PUBG Mobile is a gigantic money-making machine, with Krafton now confirming that PUBG Mobile's new version 3.2 update will include higher refresh rate support: up to 120FPS on certain smartphones.

PUBG Mobile will soon be playable at 120FPS on Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra, S23 Ultra

Currently, PUBG Mobile supports up to 90FPS for much smoother gameplay, but now it's being upgraded to 120FPS on Samsung's flagship Galaxy S24 Ultra and S23 Ultra smartphones. There's no word on whether Apple's family of iPhones will support 120FPS on PUBG Mobile, but let's hope it's not too far away.

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Phil Spencer is very interested in an Xbox handheld

Derek Strickland | Mar 29, 2024 3:17 PM CDT

Microsoft gaming CEO Phil Spencer is very interested in the possibility of Xbox on-the-go, whether that means an official Xbox handheld or highly-customized mobile software.

Phil Spencer is very interested in an Xbox handheld

With multiple devices like the ASUS ROG Ally, Lenovo Legion Go, and Valve's Steam Deck, handheld PCs have emerged as a new nascent gaming platform to market and monetize. The Nintendo Switch arguably was the pioneer in the console-handheld space, but portable chip technology is now powerful enough to deliver playable, console-ish quality gaming while on-the-go. Tech-wise, it seems like a good time for Sony and Microsoft to start thinking about a PlayStation or Xbox handheld.

Sony's $199 PlayStation Portable selling like hotcakes may dissuade the company from making a costly dedicated handheld device, but what about Xbox? Phil Spencer is psyched for Xbox handheld gaming, but as is usually the case, there's a lot of ambiguity in what's said about Xbox's future. An Xbox handheld experience could range from a fully-fledged dedicated handheld device that natively plays Xbox console games to...an Xbox app that's optimized for Windows handhelds.

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Leaker reveals Monster Hunter Worlds will be 'fully open world'

Jak Connor | Mar 29, 2024 1:05 AM CDT

A leaker has revealed that Capcom's highly anticipated Monster Hunter Wilds will be a "fully open world" experience, and will be the developers most ambitious title yet.

Leaker reveals Monster Hunter Worlds will be 'fully open world'

Capcom unveiled the next installment in the Monster Hunter franchise back in December, and since then, gamers have been speculating how this next installment will differentiate itself from the previous games in the series. With details regarding the title being scarce, we now have a little bit more to go off of, with well-known leaker Dusk Golem writing over Discord that their hearing Wilds will be "by far the biggest game they [Capcom] ever attempted".

Golem revealed other details such as development for Wilds beginning back in 2019, meaning the game has been cooking in Capcom's development labs for 6 years now. Additional information included Monster Hunter World director having "complete freedom" with Wilds and that the new game will include many "scrapped ideas from World". Probably the biggest piece of information was the claim that Wilds will be "fully open world" and that it was Capcom's idea from "day one" to pursue this development path.

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Blizzard makes Overwatch 2's new hero 'Venture' playable for FREE this weekend

Anthony Garreffa | Mar 28, 2024 9:44 PM CDT

Overwatch 2's upcoming DPS hero, Venture, has been unlocked early, with developer Blizzard making the new hero available for free this weekend. Check Venture and all of her abilities out below:

Blizzard makes Overwatch 2's new hero 'Venture' playable for FREE this weekend

Venture is a new DPS hero with a new "Smart Excavator" weapon that allows you to use the drill to move around the battlefield, while her "Burrow" ability lets you dig underground and re-emerge underneath or beside enemies. This provides players with both an offensive and defensive tool when playing Venture in Overwatch 2.

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Diablo 4's game changing Season 4 PTR patch notes includes over 10,000 words of changes

Kosta Andreadis | Mar 28, 2024 9:31 PM CDT

Diablo 4 is changing. Season 4 will change how loot and crafting work, overhaul some class items, skills, and abilities, and expand the endgame with new modes and features. It's an update so massive that Blizzard will let players test all the changes early via a PC-only PTR playable from April 2 to 9. The Diablo 4 team will use this as an opportunity to "make adjustments to Season 4 before it goes live for everyone."

Diablo 4's game changing Season 4 PTR patch notes includes over 10,000 words of changes

After detailing the changes coming during a live stream last week, today we've got the full PTR Patch Notes for the massive overhaul coming to the game. To say the list is long would be an understatement; clocking in at over 10,0000 works; these are the sort of patch notes where you'll need a bunch of time and a strong coffee to get through.

With fundamental changes being made to how loot, crafting, and putting together a build works, there are so many changes being made to class items, skills, Legendaries, and Unique Items that this update will fundamentally change how Diablo 4 plays.

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Cyberpunk 2077 has made over $750 million since launch

Derek Strickland | Mar 28, 2024 6:48 PM CDT

Including the best-selling Phantom Liberty expansion, Cyberpunk 2077 has made over $750 million since launch.

Cyberpunk 2077 has made over $750 million since launch

CD Projekt's latest earnings report proudly announced that Cyberpunk 2077 has made over 3 billion Polish zloty, or about $754.8 million when converted into USD based on historical exchange rates. These revenues are from sales of both Cyberpunk 2077 on two console generations and PC, as well as Phantom Liberty sales on PS5, Series X/S, and PC.

"Last year, owing to the successful release of Phantom Liberty, Cyberpunk 2077 further raised the revenue bar to 3 billion PLN. We are confident in the strength of our product. Supported by the franchise flywheel, we expect it to generate solid revenue flows for years to come, solidifying its status as a long seller," said CD Projekt joint CEO Michal Nowakowski.

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Survival MMO Dune: Awakening will make players fight each other over spice

Jak Connor | Mar 28, 2024 3:25 AM CDT

If you are a fan of the extremely popular Dune movies, you should keep Dune: Awakening on your radar, as the survival MMO looks very promising.

Survival MMO Dune: Awakening will make players fight each other over spice

At the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, Dune: Awakening developer Funcom has provided some more details on its upcoming title. Chief Creative Officer at Funcom, Joel Bylos, touched on how PvP will work in Dune: Awakening, with the developer saying that Funcom believes PvP "works best" when players are competing over resources rather than fighting over bases, which is a common mechanic in other survival multiplayer games such as Rust, Ark, and DayZ.

For those that don't know, within the Dune universe, spice is the most valuable resource in the entire galaxy, and having Funcom adopt an approach that pits players against each other to acquire spice fits perfectly into the canon of the story. More specifically, players will be able to see "spice blows" as world events on the map. These spice events will be visible to all players, creating a sense of urgency to travel to the location, gather as much spice as possible and then transport their haul back to their home bases while fighting off other players.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin orders Russian-made gaming system, like Xbox and PlayStation

Anthony Garreffa | Mar 28, 2024 12:20 AM CDT

Russian President Vladimir Putin has instructed his government to look into the requirements for organizing the production of both game consoles and portable gaming consoles in Russia.

Russian President Vladimir Putin orders Russian-made gaming system, like Xbox and PlayStation

Making them in Russia, producing them in Russia, and even creating a special operating system and cloud system for delivering games and programs to gamers. President Putin's deadline for executing the order is June 15, 2024, which is only a few months away.

Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin oversees the completion of the task, with Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov saying that Putin's order to consider the creation of a domestically-produced console will help develop Russia's native gaming industry. The Organization for Developing the Video Game Industry (RVI) provided a five-year roadmap to the Russian government in February, laying out an 83-point program for developing games in Russia.

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Digital Xbox Series X spotted, no disc drive and all white like the Series S

Kosta Andreadis | Mar 27, 2024 11:31 PM CDT

Images of a yet-to-be-announced digital-only Xbox Series X have appeared online, showcasing an all-white version of the current console sans optical drive. The dimensions and size look the same in the surprisingly low-resolution leaked images presented by eXtas1s over on exputer.

Digital Xbox Series X spotted, no disc drive and all white like the Series S

Many have been expected to see the all-digital Xbox Series X sometime this year because it was included in that massive Microsoft document leak last year. The version of the console showcased there presented a cylindrical-shaped console with notes that the all-digital console would be released sometime in June or July of this year.

The leaked images, if real, show that Microsoft has moved on from creating a new look for the digital Xbox Series X console. Instead, it will be the same box in a white form factor to match the drive-free baseline Xbox Series S console. It's also reported to include an improved heatsink.

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Marvel Rivals is a new team-based hero PVP game from Netease that looks a lot like Overwatch

Kosta Andreadis | Mar 27, 2024 10:04 PM CDT

Described as a "Super Hero team-based PVP shooter," Marvel Rivals from NetEase and Marvel Games gives off serious Overwatch and Valorant vibes. The free-to-play PC game was announced earlier today, and the announcement trailer showcases a stacked lineup of Marvel characters battling it out, including Black Panther, Spider-Man, Magneto, Rocket Raccoon, Iron Man, and more.

Marvel Rivals is a new team-based hero PVP game from Netease that looks a lot like Overwatch

According to the press release, the global team developing the game comprises talent who has worked on franchises like Call of Duty and Battlefield. The game will, of course, fall into the live service online competitive space currently populated by Overwatch, Valorant, and even Counter-Strike, with the game set to feature an "ever-evolving all-star squad of Super Heroes and Super Villains." So expect new maps, characters, Season Passes, and all that.

Marvel is calling it one of the most ambitious game projects it has worked on to date. It is set to feature characters from the worlds of the Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy, X-Men, and more. An Alpha Test for Marvel Rivals begins in May, so a full or Early Access launch should happen this year.

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