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Steam blocked in China? The service stopped working a couple of days ago, but the situation remains unclear

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A couple of days ago, information appeared on the Web that the global version of the Steam playground was blocked in China. However, over the past few days, new data has emerged.

So, it all started with the fact that on the morning of December 25, gamers began to report that the regular version of Steam in China is no longer working. Allegedly, all platform domains were blacklisted, which is formed by the relevant state body of the country.

However, after a while, new details began to appear. Firstly, some users have noticed that Steam still loads, it just takes a few minutes. News began to appear that the site had become inaccessible not because of a blockage, but because of a DNS attack. This version is also supported by the fact that, as it turned out, the site steampowered.com has been on the list of blocked by the relevant regulator for many years, but there was no official blocking all this time.

But there is another opinion, according to which, the practically non-working Steam now is still the work of the government regulator, since the TLS handshake between the Steam and Epic Games domains leads to the fact that the latter is also disrupted.

As a result, the situation remains unclear, and Valve itself does not comment on it in any way. In general, Valve, apparently, has long been preparing to block the global version of Steam in China, since at the beginning of the year the company launched the Chinese version of the site. True, in almost a year only a little more than 100 games gathered there, since each must first be approved by a special state body. Recently, China has been pursuing a fairly active policy aimed at strict regulation of the gaming sphere, including tangible restrictions for children.

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Why GTA VI with such success of GTA V? The game has sold over 165 million copies.

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Against the backdrop of active mergers and acquisitions in the gaming market, the corresponding question was asked by Take Two Interactive, which is primarily known as the owner of Rockstar and, accordingly, the GTA franchise.

Why GTA VI with such success of GTA V?  The game has sold over 165 million copies.

Judging by the answer, now the company is not considering the possibility of selling itself to anyone.

We are a public company and we are here for the shareholders. However, our track record of creating value as an independent business is amazing, especially if we exclude the last three months. We think there are many great times ahead for us and we enjoy being an independent company.

One of the main reasons Take Two Interactive is unlikely to want to sell its assets to anyone is the success of GTA V. The company said that it sold another 5 million copies of the game in the last quarter, so now the total circulation is an incredible 165 million copies.

Speaking about the finances of Take Two Interactive, we can note the report on the results of the 2022 financial year, which ended on March 31 for the company. Revenue was $3.5 billion, up 4%. Net profit decreased from 589 to 418 million dollars.

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Finally, the PlayStation 5 can be made in color. Removable panels in Nova Pink, Starlight Blue and Galactic Purple available in June

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Sony will soon expand its range of color panels for the PlayStation 5 console.

Finally, the PlayStation 5 can be made in color.  Removable panels in Nova Pink, Starlight Blue and Galactic Purple available in June

The new variants are already available for pre-order, but will go on sale in June. The colors are called Nova Pink, Starlight Blue and Galactic Purple. Regardless of the color, the panels cost $55 per set. Here it is worth clarifying that these colors will be new in terms of sales, and Sony introduced them back in December, along with two more colors that went on sale back in January.

Today, we’re excited to introduce the newest colors to the PS5 family of color accessories: Nova Pink, Starlight Blue, and Galactic Purple. In addition to previously released DualSense wireless controllers in Cosmic Red and Midnight Black, the latest galaxy-inspired colors will soon be available worldwide.

These new console panels are beautiful and easy to use – just remove the original white panels from the PS5 console and put the new ones back in place. PS5 panels will be available for both PS5 ODD and PS5 Digital Edition and will be sold separately from the DualSense console and controller

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A new era in the Windows mobile game console market. GPD has already received the Ryzen 7 6800U APU for the Win Max 2 console

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A new era in the Windows mobile game console market

With the release of Ryzen 6000 mobile processors, equipped with very powerful iGPUs, a new era of Windows handheld game consoles is dawning.

The Aya Neo 2 console with Ryzen 7 6800U was unveiled yesterday, and now GPD has boasted that it has already acquired a batch of the same APUs, so GPD Win Max 2 test models based on this platform should be ready by June. Judging by the entry, the company did not expect that it would be able to get the processors so quickly.

A new era in the Windows mobile game console market.  GPD has already received the Ryzen 7 6800U APU for the Win Max 2 console

GPD Win Max 2 was introduced back in March, but with a Core i7-1280P processor, but its graphics subsystem is no match for the iGPU in the Ryzen 7 6800U.

As a result, before the end of the year, at least two more portable set-top boxes with Windows that can handle modern games should appear on the market. True, apparently, in both cases we are talking about a Full HD screen, which creates an additional load on the GPU. For the same Steam Deck, the resolution is HD.

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