Junkrat Krampus is coming to the Overwatch Winter Wonderland

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Junkrat Krampus is coming to the Overwatch Winter Wonderland

The Overwatch Winter Wonderland event comes down the chimney tomorrow, December 11, which means we've got just enough time left to squeeze in one final legendary skin tease before it happens. And for that very special, last-chance occasion, Blizzard has given us... Junkrat Krampus! 

Rainbow Six Siege autobans are being replaced with manual moderation

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Rainbow Six Siege autobans are being replaced with manual moderation

Earlier this summer, Ubisoft implemented an autoban system in Rainbow Six Siege that hit players with an automatic timeout (or permanent ban for repeat offenders) for dropping racist or homophobic slurs in chat. Brand director Alexandre Remy said a couple of months later that Ubi had "no regrets" about banning toxic players, but added that the feature would "evolve … to be a little more flexible" in the future.   

StarVR’s future in question after putting promising VR headset ‘on hold’

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StarVR’s future in question after putting promising VR headset ‘on hold’

StarVR had aspirations of disrupting the VR market when it announced in August "the world's most advanced virtual reality headset," but those plans will have to wait. Just one month after launching its $3,200 StarVR developer program, the company is no longer accepting applications, which raises questions about the headset's future.

Fallout 76 mod adds proximity text chat

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Fallout 76 mod adds proximity text chat

Fallout 76 shipped with a number of absent features, and one of the biggest misses Bethesda made was not including text chat. The lack of this extremely standard multiplayer feature means players can only communicate with mics and emotes, which is a major problem for players who are deaf or hard of hearing, as well as for those who simply don't want to play with open mics. While Bethesda told me it is "looking into" adding text chat in the future, there has been no further mention of it in its roadmaps or future patch outlines.

Watch 25 minutes of Beyond Good and Evil 2

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Watch 25 minutes of Beyond Good and Evil 2

We got a much closer look at Beyond Good and Evil 2 today, with Ubisoft giving us a whirlwind tour of the 24th century, from ancient ruins to a battle in the sky. If, like Beyond Good and Evil 2’s space pirates, you’re too busy to watch a whole stream, it’s conveniently been condensed into a four minute video.