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US court permabans Roblox troll who made ‘terrorist threats’

Last November we reported on the Roblox Corporation suing a longtime thorn in its side: one Benjamin Robert Simon, known online as Ruben Sim, who made controversial content on and about the platform for many years. The suit alleged Simon “commits and encourages unlawful acts designed to injure Roblox and its users” while seeking $1.6 …

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Vikings: Valhalla preview: Showrunner didn’t want to make Vikings season 7

When Jeb Stuart (Die Hard, The Fugitive) signed on to take over and continue the Vikings franchise with Vikings: Valhalla, Michael Hirst, creator of the original History Channel series, gave him just one piece of guidance: He wanted the Netflix spinoff to feel nostalgic. “I [knew] what he meant immediately,” Stuart tells Polygon. “The goal …

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EA is considering free-to-play for Battlefield 2042 after sales disappointment – report

Things are evidently not going well over at Battlefield 2042 developer DICE. According to new information from one insider, EA, the game’s publisher, is seemingly interested in exploring the path of free-to-play. It is no secret that Battlefield 2042 has not been the hit EA expected it to be. Though DICE continues to improve the …

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Metroid Prime Dev Confirms That Nintendo Blocked The Addition Of Super Metroid To The Game

Image: Nintendo A few years back, it was reported that Super Metroid almost made it into Metroid Prime but Nintendo decided against it because the emulator used was an unofficial third-party one. In a conversation with Kiwi Talkz, Metroid Prime developer David Kirsch – AKA Zoid – has confirmed that this rumour is actually true. …

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Banjo-Kazooie Joins Switch Online Expansion Pack Tomorrow

Update, January 19, 2022:  Nintendo announced last month that Banjo-Kazooie would be joining its Nintendo 64 library lineup by way of the company’s Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack subscription service. However, Nintendo merely said it would be coming in January at the time. Now, we know when.  Revealed on Twitter, Nintendo says Banjo-Kazooie will …

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Raven Software Workers Call Off Strike After Announcing Union: ‘We Are Acting in Good Faith’

Members of the Raven Software QA team, alongside other Activision Blizzard workers, have called off their strike action. The news follows on from Friday’s announcement, which confirmed that members of the QA team had officially voted to unionize. The decision to end strike action was announced on social media by the Activision Blizzard Workers Alliance …

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War for the Seas is an open-world RPG that lets you become a fearsome pirate, available for pre-registration on iOS

After a successful launch on Android last year, NetEase’s open-world pirate adventure War for the Seas is officially coming to iOS. Currently, pre-registrations have opened on the App Store and the game will officially launch on February 14th. Players can fulfil their dreams of being a pirate and take their Jolly Ranger to America, Europe, …

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Kwalee acquires Tictales | GamesIndustry.biz

Deal with French developer marks debut acquisition for UK mobile firm Share this article Companies in this article Hypercasual studio Kwalee has made its first acquisition, French narrative outfit Tictales. Tictales specialises in developing story-driven games for mobile. Since its founding in 2015, the studio has released 14 games, including Perfume of Love and Fictions. …

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You can overclock an Intel i5 Alder Lake CPU to 5.7GHz, but probably shouldn’t

Non-K processors aren’t designed with overclocking in mind, but an enthusiast has managed to squeeze more performance out of Intel’s Alder Lake Core i5-12490F. How much performance? Well, according to CPU-Z benchmarks, the chip reached 5.7GHz, meaning it could be one of the best gaming CPUs in terms of base clock speeds. Spotted by TUM_APISAK, …

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