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Devolver Digital will proudly delay a bunch of games in its next showcase

Devolver Digital has cultivated a name for itself over the years as a publisher with an offbeat approach to marketing games. To that end, it has announced a Devolver Delayed event, which it calls the “first-ever showcase celebrating games that are courageously moving into 2024.” It seems Devolver will try to have things both ways […]

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AMD unveils its first laptop processor with 3D V-Cache

AMD has revealed its first mobile gaming processor with 3D V-Cache. As the name suggests, 3D V-Cache enables AMD to stack more cache on top of the CPU. The tech arrived on desktop processors last year, and soon you’ll be able to pick up a laptop with a 3D V-Cache CPU. This approach allows AMD

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FTC puts internal trial over Microsoft-Activision deal on hold

The Federal Trade Commission has formally put its administrative trial over Microsoft’s pending acquisition of Activision Blizzard on hold. The move, which was first reported by Bloomberg, allows the agency and companies to hold talks over a settlement for the eye-popping $68.7 billion merger. The FTC’s decision to pause its case is another major victory

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‘Breakthrough’ geothermal tech produces 3.5 megawatts of carbon-free power

Fervo Energy says it has achieved a breakthrough in geothermal technology. It carried out a 30-day well test at its site in northern Nevada and says it was able to achieve a “flowrate of 63 liters per second at high temperature that enables 3.5 megawatts of electric production.” The company says the test resulted in

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Appeals court rejects the FTC’s last-ditch attempt to stop Microsoft from buying Activision

The Federal Trade Commission has been unsuccessful in its last-ditch effort to pump the brakes on Microsoft’s $68.7 billion purchase of Activision Blizzard. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals declined to grant the agency an emergency stay of a ruling that allows the deal to proceed in the US, leaving a UK regulator as the

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FTC appeals ruling that would have let Microsoft’s Activision takeover move forward

The Federal Trade Commission isn’t giving up on its attempt to halt Microsoft’s pending $68.7 billion purchase of Activision Blizzard. The agency said in a filing it’s appealing Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley’s denial of its request for a preliminary injunction to temporarily stop the deal from going through. The FTC has sued to prevent the

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An Overwatch anime miniseries will debut on July 6th

Blizzard has released a string of excellent Overwatch animated shorts over the years. While the shorts are sublimely rendered and help to sketch out the backstories of the cast, Blizzard hasn’t neatly pulled together the sprawling narrative of this universe so far. The developers have pledged to do a better job of that in-game starting

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Call of Duty is using clones of real players to mess with cheaters

Activision has employed a string of tactics in its cat-and-mouse battle with Call of Duty cheaters, from making them unable to see targets to simply taking their guns away. The latest measure is one of the first steps that the developers are taking to combat Modern Warfare II and Warzone 2.0 hackers who use banned

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Women’s soccer teams are coming to Football Manager in 2024

Sports Interactive said back in 2021 that it would bring women’s soccer to Football Manager, its long-running simulation franchise. Now, we have a clearer idea of when that will happen. In a blog post that looks at the franchise’s future, SI says it will introduce women’s teams in Football Manager 2025, which is next year’s

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Fast-paced platformer ‘Neon White’ is coming to Xbox

During the Xbox Games Extended Showcase, it emerged that several more indie titles are bound for Game Pass. One of them is Neon White, which was one of Engadget’s favorite games of 2022. It debuted on PC and Nintendo Switch last June before landing on PlayStation in December. There’s no Xbox release date as yet,

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