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Steam adds customizable way to filter offensive language

Steam is testing a Text & Chat Filtering feature that allows players to block offensive and profane language with curated lists.
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Demon’s Souls remake might be a launch title, according to South Korean rating

The remake of 2009's well-received Demon's Souls might be one of the PlayStation 5's first games, indicated by a South Korean rating published on August 13.

The Nintendo Switch heads to Brazil three years after initial launch

The Nintendo Switch will release in Brazil more than three years following its initial launch, allowing Brazilian gamers access to Nintendo's latest console.

The Xbox Series X’s price may be more expensive than past generations

A retail insider in the gaming industry mentioned the potential price of the Xbox Series X recently, suggesting next-gen consoles are more expensive.
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Red Dead Online players are encountering odd glitches with their horses

Red Dead Online players have been witnessing weird glitches involving their horses following The Naturalist update released in late July.
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Some Ubisoft developers wanted a female-only option in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

Numerous employees at developer Ubisoft wanted there to only be a female protagonist in Assassin's Creed Valhalla, according to a collaborator with Ubisoft.
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Modern Warfare developer will address controversial file sizes

Modern Warfare's Season 5 update will still be big, but the company plans to reduce the game's overall file size.
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Ghost of Tsushima’s in-game stats illustrate its wild popularity

PlayStation recently posted Ghost of Tsushima player in-game statistics on Twitter, detailing combat behavior, captured images, composed haikus, and more.
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The Outer Worlds adding its first expansion, Peril on Gorgon

Obsidian is adding The Outer Worlds' first expansion, Peril on Gorgon, in early September, bringing a slew of content, including a new narrative and level cap.

Twitch severs ties with Super Smash Bros. streamer ZeRo

Twitch banned Gonzalo "ZeRo" Barrios for an indefinite period of time following multiple allegations of sexual misconduct and abuse toward minors.
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World of Warcraft had been rated for Xbox Series X in Brazil

A rating for an Xbox Series X version of World of Warcraft: Shadowlands was spotted on the Brazil Ministry of Justice rating site, which seemed to be an error.
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Twitch viewership up 60% year-over-year amid pandemic

Viewership on Twitch saw an enormous increase due to lockdown orders, according to two livestreaming data groups, paralleling an increase in time spent gaming.
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Ubisoft’s PR director fired due to allegations of misconduct

Ubisoft public relations director Stone Chin was terminated last week by the company due to misconduct allegations.
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Gamescom 2020 has a long list of attendees from the gaming industry

Gamescom 2020 is going all-digital this year, and will include a long list of game companies, such as Electronic Arts, Ubisoft, and Xbox.
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Everything we know about Tom Clancy’s Elite Squad

Ubisoft showed off some new titles at its Forward event, including Tom Clancy's Elite Squad, a mobile-exclusive hero RPG similar to Apex Legends and Overwatch.
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Former Xbox Live head now working on Skate franchise for Electronic Arts

The former head of Xbox Live, Dan McCulloch, recently joined EA as studio GM to work on the beloved Skate franchise, it was announced after Skate 4's reveal.

What you need to know about Paper Mario: The Origami King

Paper Mario: The Origami King, the sixth installment in the Paper Mario series, will release in July and will bring with it some unique gimmicks and features.

IGDA issues statement on sexual abuse in the game industry

The International Game Developers Association released a statement in response to the series of sexual harassment allegations within the gaming industry.
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Dreams’ PSVR addition is being used to show carbon footprint

PlayStation VR is coming to Media Molecule's Dreams in late July and will bring with it several gadgets, PlayStation Move Controller compatibility, and more.
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What you should know about the Summer Game Fest

The Summer Game Fest involves a series of gaming previews, which includes EA Play Live 20, the Future of Gaming PS5 reveal, and a special Developers Showcase.
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Amazon’s Crucible, released in May, returning to closed beta

Although Crucible, published by Amazon, was released in mid-May, the game is going back to closed beta on July 1 after suffering from numerous issues starting.
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EA releases statement on sexual abuse in the gaming industry

Electronic Arts released a statement on Monday about how to report sexual abuse amid a flurry of allegations within the gaming industry, starting at Twitch.

Twitch addresses sexual assault allegations by suspending streamers

Twitch is beginning to address sexual assault and harassment allegations by suspending streamers who have offensive usernames, use offensive language, and more.
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Valve updates Steam with the Steam Points Shop

Valve's new Steam Points Shop awards players with purchases on games and game content, which players can use to get items to customize their Steam experience.
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A new Pokémon game from Game Freak is in the works, according to job posts

According to Pokémon developer Game Freak's tweets, the company is hiring employees for a new Pokémon series that could take the series in a new direction.
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Facebook acquires game developer in light of Xbox partnering

Facebook has acquired game developer Ready at Dawn, creator of Lone Echo, just as Microsoft announces its partnership with the social media giant for streaming.
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Tencent Games announces mobile-optimized Don’t Starve: Newhome

Tencent Games recently announced Don't Starve: Newhome, developed by Shengqu Games, which will come to mobile devices sometime after its beta phase next month.

Microsoft increasing Black leadership with $150 million investment

Microsoft is investing $150 million to double Black leadership and is taking other actions to address and fight against racial inequality and injustice.
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EA Play Live 2020 event: Live news and announcements

Electronic Arts is hosting the EA Play Live 2020 event, where the gaming industry titan will preview some of the biggest upcoming titles now in development.
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Google Maps might make gaming more real than ever

Google will allow all mobile game developers to use Google Maps for game development, which could signify a major shift for the mobile gaming industry.
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Next Mario Kart title on Switch likely delayed until 2021

The next Mario Kart game for Nintendo Switch just got pushed back into 2021 if rumors are true, illustrating a somewhat empty post-July 2020 for Nintendo.

Paper Mario: The Origami King gameplay video details combat

In a gameplay video of Paper Mario: The Origami King, Nintendo provides details regarding combat, vehicle exploration, and the diverse in-game environments.
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Riot Games senior executive resigns after critical George Floyd post

Riot Games executive Ron Johnson resigned following an investigation into a Facebook post where he made controversial statements on the death of George Floyd.
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Riot Games exec under fire for Facebook post minimizing George Floyd’s death

A senior executive at League of Legends developer Riot Games shared a charged Facebook post regarding George Floyd's death, spurring an internal investigation.