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June 16, 2015

Competitive Gaming Platform FACEIT Reaches 1.5 Million Registered Users, Raises $2 Million

Competitive gaming platform FACEIT today announced that it has reached 1.5 million registered users with over 5 million gaming sessions hosted on its site every month. The London startup has also announced a $2 million round of funding led by United Ventures.

Founded in 2012 by Niccolo Maisto, Alessandro Avallone, and Michele Attisani, FACEIT is commonly known in gaming circles as the “Twitch of competitions.” The company attributes its rapid growth to its unique approach to competitive eSports. It offers structured online tournaments as well as daily, weekly, and monthly leagues. The goal of the platform is to eliminate the difficulties gamers typically [...]

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June 13, 2015

Check Out This Parody Of the Full House Intro Made With Grand Theft Auto V

This ridiculous video, produced by Merfish, is a clever parody of the old Full House intro—made entirely with Grand Theft Auto V. Instead of sunny San Francisco, it’s set in smoggy Los Santos—but other than that, it’s a strikingly similar remake (that is, until creepy Uncle Lester steps in for Michele Tanner).

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October 30, 2014

YouTube Now Supports 60fps Video

In a move that gamers will love, YouTube has added support for videos running at up to 60 frames per second. It only works in Chrome (for now), but it looks awesome. To play a video in 60fps, click on the settings icon in a playing video and take a look at the HD options under Quality. If you see 1080p60 and/or 720p60, you can select those to max out the video’s frame rate.

There hasn’t been an official announcement by YouTube, but Kotaku spotted several video game clips working at the higher frame rate.

Does this matter for most of the stuff you watch on YouTube? No. But it’s a major step forward for the gaming community, making YouTube a more [...]

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October 8, 2014

How To Make Some Quick, Easy Money In Grand Theft Auto Online

If you find yourself strapped for cash in the world of GTA Online, you can make a few thousand dollars in about 30 seconds by selling stolen cars to Los Santos Customs.

It’s pretty simple:

Steal a car—preferably one of high value. Drive it to Los Santos Customs, and pull into the garage. Select “Sell” from the menu, and confirm that you want to sell the car. Profit.

Unfortunately you can only sell a car every 48 minutes (which equates to one full day in the game). If you try to sell a second one before that time, you’ll get the error “Sorry – we don’t need any vehicles right now.” Still, this is quite an effective way to [...]

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October 8, 2014

[Deal Alert] Get This CyberpowerPC Gaming Desktop For $485 (30% Off)

If you’re looking to buy a gaming PC without putting too much of a dent in your wallet, you may want to check out the CyberpowerPC Gamer Ultra GUA880 Desktop, which is currently on sale for $484.99 on Amazon. That’s $204.01 (30%) off the regular price tag of $689.

Here are the system’s key specs:

AMD FX-4300 Quad Core Processor 3.8GHz (4MB Cache) 8 GB DDR3 RAM 1024GB 7200rpm Hard Drive Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Processor, Memory, and Motherboard

Hardware Platform: PC Processor: 3.8 GHz RAM: 8 GB RAM Type: DDR3 SDRAM Memory Slots: 2

Hard Drive

Size: 1 TB Manufacturer: SATA III Type: Serial ATA-600 Speed: 7200 rpm

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September 16, 2014

Goat Simulator Arrives On Android

There are games that strive for excellence, whose developers can’t sleep with a single pixel out of place and settle for nothing but factual and technical perfection. Then there’s Goat Simulator.

Originally released as a PC game (and a joke), Goat Simulator for Android brings the goaty, buggy insanity you’ve come to love to your mobile device.

So what’s it all about? You control a goat as it rampages through a city, shooting humans with baseballs, flying with a jetpack, becoming the Queen of Goats, and everything else you’d expect from the life of a goat. Unlocking new goats and accessories can lead to all sorts of [...]

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September 15, 2014

Confirmed: Microsoft Is Buying Minecraft Developer Mojang For $2.5 Billion

Microsoft today confirmed that it will be purchasing Mojang, the developer of the popular Minecraft game, in a deal worth $2.5 billion.

This is a notable move for the company as it struggles to break into the mobile market.

Minecraft has been purchased more than 16.5 million times by Mac and PC users alone. It’s also available on a number of consoles and other platforms, and it has sold more than 54 million copies in total.

As part of the deal, the Mojang team will work under Microsoft Studios, where other exclusive franchises including Forza Motorsport, Halo, and Fable are managed.

For those worried about the cross-platform future of [...]

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September 14, 2014

Microsoft's $2.5B Purchase Of Minecraft To Be Announced Monday

Microsoft is expected to announce its $2.5 billion acquisition of Mojang—the company behind Minecraft—on Monday, according to a report by Reuters. The report notes that Microsoft will use Minecraft to super-charge its struggling Windows Phone franchise, which holds just 2.5 percent of the global smartphone market.

This follows last week’s report from the Wall Street Journal that Microsoft was in serious talks to acquire Mojang for more than $2 billion, making it one of the company’s largest gaming acquisitions.

Minecraft creator Markus Persson had some not-so-positive things to say about Microsoft last year. Most notably, he said Microsoft’s mobile [...]

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September 9, 2014

Microsoft In Talks To Acquire The Company Behind Minecraft

According to a new report from The Wall Street Journal, Microsoft is currently in “serious discussions” to acquire Mojang, the independent game studio responsible for the massively successful Minecraft game. WSJ’s sources say a deal worth upwards of $2 billion could close “as early as this week.”

Minecraft has amassed a huge, passionate community of players, especially among kids. A $2 billion acquisition would be a major win for the Swedish developer, although it could be detrimental to fans if Microsoft decides to make the game exclusive to Windows/Xbox.


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September 7, 2014

The Sims 4 Cheat Codes

Cheat codes have become hard to come by in recent years. Not with The Sims, though: its fourth iteration at 14 years of age is one of the few games that still openly permit the use of cheat codes.

These are the cheats we know about. Let us know in the comments below if we’re missing anything!

To enter these codes, press Ctrl+Shift+C on a Windows PC or Cmd+Shift+C on a Mac. This will open the cheat console, where you’ll type in the code and hit enter for each cheat.

Brackets indicate that you’ll need to customize the cheat code.

kaching — Adds §1,000 to the household funds. rosebud — Adds §1,000 to the household funds. motherlode — [...]
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