EA calls loot boxes 'surprise mechanics' and compares them to Kinder Eggs

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EA calls loot boxes 'surprise mechanics' and compares them to Kinder Eggs

Representatives from EA and Epic met with the UK Parliament's Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee this week in an evidence session for its investigation into "addictive and immersive technologies". MPs quizzed lawyers and marketing executives in a strained, occasionally hostile meeting, touching on subjects like age verification and loot boxes. 

Take a tour of The Sims 4: Island Living

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Take a tour of The Sims 4: Island Living

The Sims 4's latest expansion, Island Living, will let your Sims jet off to an island paradise for a holiday tomorrow, July 21, but first you can take a quick tour to get acquainted with the place in the official gameplay trailer above. 

CD Projekt plans Witcher 3-style expansions for Cyberpunk 2077

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CD Projekt plans Witcher 3-style expansions for Cyberpunk 2077

The Witcher grew from a niche RPG in 2007 to a massively successful multiplatform trilogy, the final part of which was almost a trilogy unto itself thanks to the beefy (and excellent) Hearts of Stone and Blood and Wine expansions. CD Projekt sees similar opportunities to expand upon the initial Cyberpunk 2077 release: UI coordinator Alvin Liu told Prima Games that the core game will tell a complete story, but it won't necessarily be the end of it. 

Larian teases a return of Minsc and Boo in Baldur's Gate 3

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Larian teases a return of Minsc and Boo in Baldur's Gate 3

Divinity: Original Sin is kind of a goofy game. We said in our review that the plot is "enlivened by Larian's knowing sense of humor," which is a nice way of saying that it's loaded with puns, silliness, men with many cheeses, and a conversation with a hard-of-hearing mayor about all the sects taking root in his town. But how will that approach carry over to the very grim-and-serious computer role-playing game experience of Baldur's Gate

Intel's Core i5-9600K is now just $215 at Newegg

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Intel's Core i5-9600K is now just $215 at Newegg

In the face of growing competition from AMD, Intel has been dropping prices on a few of its processors over the past few months. The Core i7-8700K and i5-9400F both went on sale recently, and now you can get the overclockable i5-9600K for $229.99 from multiple retailers⁠—$33 off the usual price. Newegg even has an additional $15 discount going on right now.