Rainbow Six Siege testing big buff to Kaid, ACOG shotgun

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Rainbow Six Siege testing big buff to Kaid, ACOG shotgun

In a new patch to the Rainbow Six Siege Operation Shifting Tides test server, Ubisoft is wasting no time trying out balancing changes that could have a significant impact on the meta. Kaid’s Electroclaws have more bite, a few powerful shotguns are getting a nerf, and you can now, in holy acronym matrimony, strap an ACOG to the BOSG. Vulcan Graphics API testing is also underway, though it was quickly disabled after causing crashes.

John Carmack is stepping back from Oculus to work on artificial intelligence

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John Carmack is stepping back from Oculus to work on artificial intelligence

John Carmack, who was recently announced as the recipient of the first-ever Accenture VR Lifetime Achievement Award, has announced that he is stepping back from VR development. Carmack said in a Facebook post that, as of this week, he'll transition to "Consulting CTO" at Oculus VR—until now he was the regular, everyday CTO—which will enable him to have a voice in future development, while only taking up "a modest slice of my time."

Diablo 4 director on itemization: 'Getting this right is at the top of our minds'

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Diablo 4 director on itemization: 'Getting this right is at the top of our minds'

A post-BlizzCon update from Diablo 4 game director Luis Barriga recaps what was undoubtedly a better experience for the studio than last year's show, saying that the team was "floored by the overall reception—especially from long-time Diablo players." He also reassured fans that Blizzard is paying close attention to conversations in the community, and that it's aware of one topic in particular that's "burning hotter than the rest."

How to watch the X019 Inside Xbox show

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How to watch the X019 Inside Xbox show

X019 is Microsoft's celebration of all things Xbox, a big fan event in London where you can show up in person to play new and upcoming Xbox games. More importantly, though, X019 also includes a special episode of the Inside Xbox livestream, where Microsoft will be showing off games and hopefully dropping a few new announcements.