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The Steam Deck’s Specs Have Changed, With New SSDs Installed

Image: Valve Anyone who bought one of Valve’s Steam Decks at launch got a very particular model of solid state drive installed in their device. Anyone buying one more recently has received a different drive, one that’s potentially slow. ace Hardwareluxx report (via gaming pc), all Steam Decks that originally shipped with either a 256 …

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Pokémon Go Studio Lays Off Staff And Cancels Projects

Photo: Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket (Getty Images) The mobile game company behind pokemon go, Niantic is struggling to find its next big hit. And now, a new report claims the studio canceled multiple projects and laid off staff members in an effort to “streamline” operations. The San Francisco-based publisher cut 85 to 90 jobs and canceled …

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NFT Pokémon Game Back In Business After Losing Millions In Scam

Image: Axie Infinity Axie Infinitythe play-to-earn, decidedly exploitative, crypto neopetshas reopened its proprietary Ronin blockchain bridge after unintentionally exposing its users to a $600 million hack in March. The hack was made possible by an exploit in the bridge, which let funds transfer between the Ethereum and Ronin blockchains, and was the beginning of Axie …

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Spellbreak Closing In 2023, Devs Now At Blizzard For Warcraft

Image: Proletariat Spellbreakthe magic-based battle royale, is spellbroken, shutting down early next year, developer Proletariat announced in a blog post. Also, the whole studio is getting absorbed by Blizzard, the result of a recent acquisition intended to beef up development on World of Warcraft. News about shutdowns is always a bummer, but this one hits …

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Everything Shown At The Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase

Image: Atlus Switch-owning JRPG fans are feasting today. The biggest standouts from today’s Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase include Persona 5 Royal and Nier: Automata ports for the Nintendo Switch, but there were also neat-looking indie titles like the beautifully handcrafted RPG Time: The Legend of Wright and visually striking co-op adventure White. Here’s our …

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Wrestler, Female Referee Speak Out On McMahon Rape Allegation

Vince McMahon interviewing Rita Chatterton on the professional wrestling talk show, tuesday night titans.screenshot: WWE/Peacock/Kotaku Amid news of misconduct and hush money payouts at the WWE, Rita Chatterton, the first female referee for the then-World Wrestling Federation, revisited her rape accusation against WWE CEO and chairperson Vince McMahon in an interview with New YorkMagazine. McMahon …

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