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Valve is rolling out SteamOS 3.2 to the Steam Deck, adding new controls for some settings and, most notably, quieting the gaming device’s loud fan.The full patch notes (opens in new tab) are available on Steam’s website where you’ll see that the Steam Client is also getting some updates. The most notable being Remote Play Together now working properly, according to Valve. The Client is also getting some quality-of-life changes such as notifying you when the SSD is almost full and improving the performance of the Night Shift keyboard theme.New SteamOS changesFans have been complaining about the Steam Deck’s loud…

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If you’re thinking of picking up a PSVR 2 at launch, there’s good news. Sony has confirmed its next-gen virtual reality headset will launch with more than 20 games. Offering first-party and third-party games for PSVR 2, which was confirmed during an investor relations briefing (opens in new tab), there will seemingly be plenty to play at launch. Unfortunately though, if you’re hoping for fresh reveals, you won’t find them here. Sony didn’t namedrop any new releases, but the presentation slide does include Horizon Call of the Mountain, which was widely assumed to be a launch game.Speaking within this briefing (thanks, VGC…

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TCL Technologies has predicted that we’ll see a PS5 Pro and new Xbox Series X|S in the next two years, but we’re not buying it.Hosting an official presentation in Poland, electronics manufacturer TCL (credit to PPE (opens in new tab)) showed a slide that predicts that a new Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and PS5 Pro console will arrive by 2023 or 2024. Dubbing this mid-generation range “Gen 9.5”, these consoles will supposedly provide 60-120fps resolution at 4K, and the ability to display 8K at 60-120fps. The console will reportedly utilize AMD Radeon RX 7700 XT technology.TCL is just guessing.…

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Sony ‘s latest firmware update stops players from transferring PS3 games to the PS Vita – but it’s not all bad news.Initially released earlier this month on May 11, some users reported they could no longer transfer games between the PS3 to the PS Vita. At first, console owners seemed to think it was a bug. However, as spotted on ResetEra (opens in new tab) (via Siliconera (opens in new tab)), Sony issued an official notice (opens in new tab) which was widely missed, confirming this removal was actually intended.Thankfully, this won’t affect your ability to download games directly onto…

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Infinity Ward’s latest game in the reimagined Modern Warfare series has a release date: Modern Warfare 2 will be released Friday, October 28.The official Call of Duty twitter account announced the date with a weird video following a container ship with a mural of the masked series protagonist/mascot Ghost on the deck. Zooming around while vaguely tactical pronouncements follow the camera, we get to check out close-ups of a few others before we see the ship docking with a port to complete the full mural. I’ve never been more excited for tactical shipping action than this moment. Serving as a sequel…

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Skull and Bones, Ubisoft’s long-delayed multiplayer pirate game, has had yet another change in management, as a veteran producer of Call of Duty joins its development team.Neven Dravinksi worked as a senior producer on Call of Duty as far back as 2012’s Black Ops 2. He most recently directed the production of Warzone and Modern Warfare’s live service elements. According to a press release, he’s joined Skull and Bones as a senior producer to shape the game’s vision and strategyThe press release made no mention of a potential release date. Ubisoft is still officially targeting a launch window between 2022…

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Samsung has created a Pokémon themed case for the Galaxy Buds 2 wireless earbuds. The case takes on the appearance of a small Poké Ball that acts as a shell wrapped around the regular Galaxy Buds 2 charging case.A special bundle is available on the South Korean tech giant’s online store (thanks, Gizmodo) that includes a Poké Ball charging case, a pair of Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 wireless earbuds, and a selection of Pokémon stickers featuring a whole bunch of Gen 1 Pokémon like Pikachu, Lapras, Gengar and more.Naturally, this adds a fair bit of bulk to the charging case…

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We’ve caught a glimpse of spare parts for the Steam Deck going on sale, but it turns out that iFixit jumped the gun in sending these retail listings live, and they’ve been yanked down – though presumably it won’t be long before the relevant bits of kit will be available again.You may recall that iFixit cooked up a deal with Valve to be the official supplier of replacement parts for the Steam Deck, and as the company tweeted to clarify, it mistakenly published these product pages, complete with pricing.Earlier today we published some pages related to our upcoming parts launch…

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The Lord of the Rings: Gollum developer, Daedalic Entertainment, has reaffirmed its commitment to a “fall 2022” release window for the game. In a new FAQ posted to the game’s Steam page, the developer states, “Our current target to release the game is Fall 2022”, which lines up with the window that was revealed in a trailer back in July 2021. The Lord of the Rings: Gollum is a game that’s no stranger to delays, having been pushed from 2021 into 2022 in January of last year, but this fresh reiteration of the window is a promising sign that things are…

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New Tomb Raider custodians Embracer Group have said that it sees “great potential” in sequels, remakes, and other content around the franchise. Earlier this month, the Embracer Group announced the acquisitions of multiple western Square Enix franchises including Tomb Raider, Deus Ex, Legacy of Kain and more. The publisher is thought to have gotten a great price, too, as it picked up all the franchises, as well as studios Crystal Dynamics, Eidos Montreal, and Square Enix Montreal for just $300 million.It seems the group is wasting no time putting its acquisitions to work, either. In a recent earnings report, Embracer Group spoke…

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