These shoes are an RTX 3080-powered PC

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These shoes are an RTX 3080-powered PC

NZXT is a hardware manufacturer that makes cases, components, and accessories for the PC gaming market. RTKFT makes "virtual and physical next-gen collectible sneakers for the best esports, gaming, and entertainment celebrities." Each is a powerhouse in its own field, but when they come together like the proverbial chocolate and peanut butter, the results are... well, kind of confusing, really.

Valorant's worst map just got a major rework

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Valorant's worst map just got a major rework

Ah, Split: both the name of Valorant's worst map and a description of what I'd like to do whenever I have to play it. The high-rise hellscape is the subject of Valorant's new 2.1 patch. Riot is aiming to make the map easier to attack across the board. After seeing the map rework for myself, I may not have to hate Split anymore.

Twitch suspends Donald Trump's account 'indefinitely'

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Twitch suspends Donald Trump's account 'indefinitely'

Two weeks ago, following the attack on the US Capitol Building, Twitch suspended the official account of former President Donald Trump. A representative said the move was necessary to "prevent Twitch from being used to incite further violence" leading up to the inauguration of Joe Biden on January 20, and that the status of Trump's account would be reassessed "after he leaves office."

So, who's making Call of Duty: Warzone now?

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So, who's making Call of Duty: Warzone now?

Call of Duty: Warzone is rapidly becoming a bigger part of Activision's business. As a free-to-play battle royale game with over 80 million players when last we checked, it's easily the biggest Call of Duty thing going on right now, and that's including the newer Black Ops - Cold War. In its first year it seemed clear that Infinity Ward was leading development, but the Modern Warfare studio has gone completely silent about the game in the past month. 

Magical 3D platformer Balan Wonderworld is getting a beefy demo on Steam next week

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Magical 3D platformer Balan Wonderworld is getting a beefy demo on Steam next week

Balan Wonderworld, the whimsical action-platformer from the creators of games including Sonic the Hedgehog, Nights into Dreams, and Phantasy Star Online, is set to arrive on Steam in March. You'll be able to see what it's all about next week, though, with the arrival of a beefy demo offering roughly two hours of solo or local co-op gameplay in parts of three of the game's 12 realms:

Check out some magic harpoon fighting in Olija, an upcoming game from Devolver

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Check out some magic harpoon fighting in Olija, an upcoming game from Devolver

As Evan pointed out the other day, we're in a quiet period for game releases. Hitman 3 is great, but a lot of developers are starting 2021 by hunkering down and plugging away at games scheduled for later in the year or beyond. One small exception is Olija, which will be out on Steam at the end of this month, and which features a pretty cool magic harpoon—perhaps in time to benefit from the internet's sudden fascination with sea shanties

Gabe Newell says Valve has 'games in development that we're going to be announcing'

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Gabe Newell says Valve has 'games in development that we're going to be announcing'

Valve boss Gabe Newell has been hanging out in New Zealand for the better part of a year now, after deciding in March 2020 to extend a ten-day holiday into an indefinite hideout from the COVID-19 pandemic. (One of the nice things about being a billionaire is that you can do that sort of thing when the urge strikes.) The longer he stayed, the more he seemed to like it: In October 2020, he mused about the possibility of relocating game developers—maybe including some portion of Valve—to the country.