Microsoft, EA, Ubisoft and others agree to start sharing loot box odds

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Microsoft, EA, Ubisoft and others agree to start sharing loot box odds

Loot box odds disclosure may soon become standard behavior for the videogame industry: The Entertainment Software Association announced today that Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo will lay out new policies requiring that all games with paid loot boxes on their platforms disclose the odds of items dropping from them.

Origin PC found a way to dress up the backside of a motherboard

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Origin PC found a way to dress up the backside of a motherboard

Boutique builder Origin PC is offering buyers a new cooling option called Cryo Core. This is described as an "internal liquid cooling distribution motherboard mount," which is a fancy way of saying it's an acrylic slab that installs on the backside of the motherboard tray.

A GTA Online casino glitch lets players win chips fast on the horse races

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A GTA Online casino glitch lets players win chips fast on the horse races

Though it sounds as if it may have already been patched out on console, there's currently a glitch in GTA Online on PC that will let you fill your pockets with casino chips quickly and easily. The glitch allows players to win the maximum payout on an Inside Track race while only risking a couple of hundred chips.

Valve appears to have put a stop to the Steam release date exploit

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Valve appears to have put a stop to the Steam release date exploit

In an attempt to get a coveted spot in Steam's Popular Upcoming Releases list, some developers have allegedly gamed the system, changing the release date in the backend, even if the store page shows a different date. This way, games can appear in the list much earlier than they should, pushing other games down. Valve employees confirmed the issue in March, and it looks like the solution is now in place.