Overwatch's Halloween event begins October 13

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Overwatch's Halloween event begins October 13

The next limited-time event in Overwatch will be Halloween Terror 2020, and it'll run from October 13 through to November 3. Halloween Terror will come with the usual variety of new cosmetics and it looks like Brigitte, D.Va, Echo, Sigma, and Sombra will all receive skins, based on the teaser video. 

Infinity Ward say Warzone's infinite stim exploit has been fixed

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Infinity Ward say Warzone's infinite stim exploit has been fixed

As well as the various aimbotters and wallhackers, players in Call of Duty: Warzone have been putting up with an exploit that could be used to gain infinite healing. Those who used the exploit would sit in the poison gas as the circle closed, jamming a bottomless supply of stims into their chests while waiting for everyone else to die off. Infinity Ward have now announced on Twitter that a fix has been deployed.

Grossing over $100m, Genshin Impact recoups development costs in two weeks

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Grossing over $100m, Genshin Impact recoups development costs in two weeks

MiHoYo's Genshin Impact has grossed over $100m since it launched globally two weeks ago, a huge global success for a game from out of China. Data from several sources confirms that the game has made upwards of $100 million US in 12 days. The game's development budget was reported to be in the range of $100 million, so at this point it looks like miHoYo has recouped that cost and might just be making money.

American McGee almost put a 300 foot zombie in Quake

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American McGee almost put a 300 foot zombie in Quake

Quake! A classic of shootin games from the olden times. (That's 1996 for y'all youngins.) Sandy Petersen, one of the original four level designers on the game, did a bit of reminiscing on Twitter about it.  Specifically, Episodes 2 and 3 of Quake don't have boss monsters—almost surely due to  time limitations around making more monsters. Petersen explained that he and American McGee tried to fill that gap using some, uh, creativity. They just... scaled up existing monster models to be huge.

Star Citizen, Squadron 42 8th anniversary updates in new letter and hour long video

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Star Citizen, Squadron 42 8th anniversary updates in new letter and hour long video

Star Citizen developer Cloud Imperium Games has released a new video detailing progress on Squadron 42, the single-player counterpart to their in-development MMO Star Citizen. The series is called The Briefing Room and will release quarterly until Squadron 42 comes out. They've also released one of founder Chris Roberts' lengthy "Letter from the Chairman" installments alongside it. The letter speaks about the game on the 8th anniversary of its development, going into details about several aspects of development and the state of development overall.

Torchlight 3's new trailer highlights classes, relics, pets, forts

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Torchlight 3's new trailer highlights classes, relics, pets, forts

I'd forgotten how close to release Torchlight 3 is, but here's a new trailer to remind everyone that the cartoony action-RPG is leaving Early Access on October 13. This trailer reintroduces the classes and pets, which include a dog, an owl, and an alpaca, as well as the relics that act as Torchlight 3's subclasses, and player forts.

Sega is having a 60th birthday Steam sale, and changing the cover art of their games

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Sega is having a 60th birthday Steam sale, and changing the cover art of their games

As the Go Sega website explains, this year marks the 60th anniversary of the founding of Nihon Goraku Bussan Co. Ltd., the company that became Sega five years later when they began importing coin-operated arcade games into Japan. To celebrate the occasion Sega is having a 60th birthday sale on Steam, which explains why the Sega games in your library may have new art. (It seems to have only rolled out to certain regions so far.)