Far Cry 5's 'Guns For Hire' trailer introduces all your potential allies

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Far Cry 5's 'Guns For Hire' trailer introduces all your potential allies

One of the hooks in Far Cry 5 is that while you, the player, are obviously responsible for the success of the fight against the religious cult behind all the trouble in your little slice of Montana, you don't have to carry the fight alone. The "Resistance" trailer unveiled in December 2017 gave us a quick look at some of the people who can lend a hand, but now we've got proper introductions to each, including—as expected—Hurk "Dangerously Stupid" Drubman Jr., a man who loves to point and shoot. 

Destiny 2 was 'the largest PC launch in Activision history'

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Destiny 2 was 'the largest PC launch in Activision history'

Destiny 2 is not without its troubles, but it has nonetheless been a big success for Activision. The company said in its fourth-quarter and 2017 year-end financial results that the space-wizard shooter was "the largest PC launch in Activision history based on units," and that its first expansion, Curse of Osiris, had a higher attach rate—that is, the percentage of Destiny 2 owners who bought it—than the first expansion for the original Destiny. 

Twitch rolls out stricter rules for sexual content and harassment

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Twitch rolls out stricter rules for sexual content and harassment

In a blog post on Thursday, Twitch announced changes to its community guidelines, specifically focused on its anti-harassment and sexual content policies. The post's introduction addresses the common recent criticism that Twitch's policies on sexual content are vague and inconsistently enforced, stating: "Over the past several months, you’ve told us certain sections of our Community Guidelines were not clear enough, or, in some cases, not strong enough to govern this ever-changing landscape. And we were too slow to act. To begin addressing this, we’re rolling out a series of updates to the policies, moderation processes, and products that guide interpersonal interaction on Twitch."

Intel releases updated Spectre patch for Skylake CPUs

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Intel releases updated Spectre patch for Skylake CPUs

Intel said it's making progress on firmware updates that are intended to mitigate security threats posed by Spectre and Meltdown, and without the reboot issue that plagued earlier updates. As part of that, the company said it started pushing out a new round of firmware to Skylake-based systems earlier this week.

New teams will join Overwatch League in season two

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New teams will join Overwatch League in season two

During today's quarterly earnings call, Blizzard confirmed that new teams would be joining the Overwatch League later this year. No teams or potential cities have been announced yet, but they are expected to join the league for season two.

Cardboard gets scary in horror roguelike Paper Cut Mansion

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Cardboard gets scary in horror roguelike Paper Cut Mansion

Gabriele Caruso, a designer at Liverpool-based indie dev Space Lizard Studio, was in the process of moving into a new house when he hit upon the idea for a horror game. "The emptiness of the new house, and being surrounded by cardboard boxes, made me think that being alone with them was one of the most terrifying things. It was like a maze," he said. And so, Paper Cut Mansion, a "procedurally generated roguelike horror game," was born. 

Swery's The Good Life is going to Kickstarter in March

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Swery's The Good Life is going to Kickstarter in March

The Good Life, an RPG about a strange town in England whose residents turn into cats at night, went to Fig last year in search of $1.5 million in funding. Despite being one of the more interesting ideas for a game I've heard in recent years, it fell well short of that goal, wrapping up with less than $700,000. Creator Swery of Deadly Premonitions and D4 fame said when it was all over that he would try again on Kickstarter, and in a message posted on Twitter today he announced that the new campaign will begin on March 26. 

Popular streamer Dr Disrespect defends use of racially insensitive fake Asian language

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Popular streamer Dr Disrespect defends use of racially insensitive fake Asian language

Dr Disrespect, the self-proclaimed "face of Twitch" and an insanely popular streamer, was confronted yesterday for his ongoing use of racial stereotypes intended to mock the Chinese players he sometimes encounters in Playerunknown's Battlegrounds. For almost a year now, Dr Disrespect has been belittling players with Asian usernames or accents by speaking in what he calls a "hybrid" language meant to sound like he's speaking a Chinese dialect (combined with other Asian languages, as if they are interchangeable) when in fact he's just speaking total gibberish.