Crusader Kings 3 Anbennar mod will introduce fantasy elements inspired by The Witcher and D&D

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Crusader Kings 3 Anbennar mod will introduce fantasy elements inspired by The Witcher and D&D

Crusader Kings 3 is that rare beast: a hugely popular medieval-inspired game that doesn't chuck in a load of fantasy tropes alongside its real-world history. As someone who was a medievalist scholar in another life I can appreciate the developers' attempts to keep things grounded in reality (though I also like the fact that the game gives you options to toggle things like allowing female heirs into the line of succession and decriminalising same-sex relationships—allowing you to tailor exactly how gloomily real you want your realism to be on any given day).

Nvidia's RTX 3080 is going on sale at 6am

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Nvidia's RTX 3080 is going on sale at 6am

Though preorders of custom models were briefly available last week, the flagship card in Nvidia's Ampere line is officially due out on September 17. Online retailer Newegg has tweeted that it will be selling Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 cards from 6am tomorrow, noting that, "They are in HIGH demand so be ready to purchase as they will be flying off our digital shelves." 

Descent reboot devs provide update on legal dispute, say it may be renamed 'Ships That Fight Underground'

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Descent reboot devs provide update on legal dispute, say it may be renamed 'Ships That Fight Underground'

A reboot of the classic six-degrees-of-freedom shooter Descent was Kickstarted in 2015, raising $601,773. Five years later it's tangled up in a messy legal dispute between developer Descendent Studios and publisher Little Orbit, in which Little Orbit claim that Descendent failed to meet milestones and quality standards, and then stopped working on the game completely. Descendent launched a countersuit, alleging that it was Little Orbit's demands for additional console ports and other technical work that caused the delays, and that the publisher had failed to meet its financial commitments and promotional obligations.

Myst is coming back again, this time 'reimagined' and playable in VR

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Myst is coming back again, this time 'reimagined' and playable in VR

There are already a couple different versions of the classic adventure puzzler Myst out there. You can still play 1999's Myst Masterpiece Edition, or the updated version of that version, realMyst: Masterpiece Edition, from 2014. And I'm sure if you still have the disc of the original 1993 game you could probably manage to get it running, too.

Notorious Chinese hackers charged in elaborate scheme to steal and sell online game loot

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Notorious Chinese hackers charged in elaborate scheme to steal and sell online game loot

The United States Justice Department announced charges today against five Chinese hackers for their role in spying on and stealing millions of dollars from over a hundred companies around the world. But of the several indictments released by the department, one details an elaborate scheme involving these hackers and two Malaysian businessmen to illegally gain access to various online games, generate fake items, and then sell them for real-world profit online.

PlayStation 5 is coming on November 12 for $500

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PlayStation 5 is coming on November 12 for $500

One week after Microsoft (after some accidental leakage) revealed the pricing on the upcoming Xbox Series X and S consoles, Sony has announced that the PlayStation 5 will go for $500/£450/€500, while the digital edition—same console, but no Blu-ray drive—will weigh in at $400/£360/€400.