Valve launches streaming website Steam.tv

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Valve launches streaming website Steam.tv

Earlier today, a tweet from Pavel Djundik pointed us to the domain Steam.tv, but at that time it was a blank site which simply read "Welcome to Steam.tv." A glance at the certificate showed it to be a legitimate Valve website, which was curious, but not quite enough to report. While we've suspected that Valve has Twitch dreams in its eyes, all we could do was speculate.

Rainbow Six Siege’s best stat tracking website is shutting down

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Rainbow Six Siege’s best stat tracking website is shutting down

It’s a sad day for Rainbow Six Siege’s most hardcore fans. R6DB, the most popular destination for detailed player stat tracking in Siege, is shutting its doors on August 20. The closure has been finalized after a three-month struggle to recover from the new standards required of GDPR, the European data protection regulation enacted in May that most would recognize as the wave of legally-obligated emails that arrived in their inboxes earlier this year.

Robot Cache early access signups are now open

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Robot Cache early access signups are now open

Robot Cache, the blockchain-based digital distribution platform that will enable its users to resell their games and mine cryptocurrency that can be used to purchase new ones, announced today that it will go into an early access period in October. Signups to take part are now open, and anyone who registers prior to the early access kickoff will be added to the Robot Cache Founders' Club, which provides special offers and unique rewards including a Founders' Club profile badge.   

Bus Simulator 18 gets a free mission pack

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Bus Simulator 18 gets a free mission pack

Bus Simulator 18 is a very niche sort of game, but it does what it does quite well—not perfectly, but good enough to make Andy Kelly sweat about blowing past a turnoff with a full load of tightly-wound commuters. And now it's a little bigger and a little better thanks to the release of the first free mission pack on Steam

Space 4X Exodus: Proxima Centauri releases on Steam today

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Space 4X Exodus: Proxima Centauri releases on Steam today

The digital port of space 4X Exodus: Proxima Centauri releases today on Steam. Developer Offworld Games created this port of the board game, which came out back in 2012. In Exodus: Proxima Centauri players are leaders of a faction of remnant humans brought to a distant star system by powerful aliens after a devastating nuclear war drove them from Earth. With the Centaurians withdrawing, humans are now left to struggle for control of the Proxima Centauri star system. It’s a game that embraces the multi-role workings of the 4X genre, pushing players up against political and economic struggles, but it also has some standout highlights like technology customization and vicious interplanetary weapons of mass destruction. 

The Predator Gaming After Party is coming to PAX West 2018

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The Predator Gaming After Party is coming to PAX West 2018

Acer Predator is coming to PAX West! After you've played some games, watched a few panels, and explored the PAX show floor, head over to the Predator Gaming After Party at The Showbox on Friday, August 31 starting at 9 pm. You can get your hands-on the latest Predator gaming hardware powered by Intel, watch an epic musical performance by A-Trak, pick up exclusive swag, play games, and grab a few drinks. Hang out throughout the night for the Play like the Pro’s gaming competition, exciting giveaways, and more! Register for your ticket now!

Far Cry 5: Dead Living Zombies will shuffle out at the end of August

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Far Cry 5: Dead Living Zombies will shuffle out at the end of August

Ubisoft announced today that Dead Living Zombies, the third and final part of the Far Cry 5 season pass, will be out on August 28. The expansion will support solo or co-op play through missions set in military bases, farmlands, and "urban rooftops," complete with narration provided by D-list film director Guy Marvel, who describes his latest cinematic venture in a new teaser as "Return of the Living Dead meets Bridges of Madison County."  

Leaked and possibly fake images of GeForce RTX 2080 Ti cards are popping up

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Leaked and possibly fake images of GeForce RTX 2080 Ti cards are popping up

For the past several generations of graphics cards, Nvidia has held off announcing a "Ti" variant until it's fleshed out its product stack. The GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, for example, arrived in March 2017, whereas Pascal made its debut on the consumer side in May 2016. We would expect a similar timeline with Turing, though several purportedly leaked images of a GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SKU suggest otherwise. The question is, are they real?