Valorant's first 'Ultra' skin set will set you back $100

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Valorant's first 'Ultra' skin set will set you back $100

Remember back in the long-ago days of yore, when everyone got angry because Bethesda was charging a couple of bucks for a suit of armor for your horse? The outrage was real, but as Tom pointed out last year, horse armor won—and in case there was any doubt, you'll soon be able to pay $100 for a pretend dragon you can shoot people with in Valorant.

Dark Souls 3's ridiculous gun mod just got even better with Resident Evil 4-style aiming

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Dark Souls 3's ridiculous gun mod just got even better with Resident Evil 4-style aiming

I wrote about Dark Souls 3's Modern Firearm mod earlier this week, which adds a bunch of Resident Evil-inspired guns to the game. If you've ever wanted to roll around a decaying fantasy world with an AK-47, PC gaming can make your dreams come true. It's a cool mod to begin with, but in the days since the mod picked up attention, other modders have stepped in to make Dark Souls 3 look and play even more like a shooter. The result plays like a lost Resident Evil game, forgotten somewhere between RE4 and RE6.

Dual Universe beta starts in August, will require a monthly subscription fee

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Dual Universe beta starts in August, will require a monthly subscription fee

Dual Universe "allows millions of players to interact with each other in a single, fully-editable world," declares the narrator in the trailer above. It's a spectacularly ambitious claim, which naturally makes a person wary—among all the other attempts, will this really be the giant voxel MMO sanbox that grips us? We should have a better idea after August 27, when Dual Universe enters beta.

Investment group that complained about Bobby Kotick says EA execs get paid too much, too

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Investment group that complained about Bobby Kotick says EA execs get paid too much, too

CtW Investment Group, the organization that said in June that Activision CEO Bobby Kotick is paid too much (and called on shareholders to do something about it), has now leveled a similar complaint against Electronic Arts. In a letter to shareholders, the group complained that EA is paying multi-million-dollar bonuses to executives, particularly CFO Blake Jorgensen and CTO Kenneth Moss, while shares are underperforming and employees are being laid off.

Ready Player Two, the sequel to Ready Player One, will be out in November

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Ready Player Two, the sequel to Ready Player One, will be out in November

Sci-fi novel Ready Player One was released in 2011, and while it wasn't an across-the-board critical hit, it was a bestseller that's been translated into 37 languages and formed the basis for a 2018 Steven Spielberg movie that rang up more than $500 million at the box office. Nerd nostalgia gets results, clearly. 

The Sims 4 is getting a reality TV show

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The Sims 4 is getting a reality TV show

The Sims doesn't exactly scream "esports potential," but even building nice houses and spinning stories can be competitive, especially if there's some cash on the line. And it looks like EA is banking on you wanting to watch this, because it's making a competitive reality TV show out of The Sims 4