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Back 4 Blood Open Beta: Zombie-Slaying Access for Players

By Mazen (Mithrie) Turkmani
Published: August 8, 2021 at 2:02 PM BST

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Windows 10 Game Mode Update

Windows 10 users recently received an update addressing issues with Game Mode and Power Plan settings. Game Mode, designed to optimize gaming performance, conflicted with certain power settings, potentially impacting game performance. Microsoft released an update to resolve this conflict. While the update has been available for some time, it's essential to ensure your system is up to date by checking for Windows updates through the Start menu. Downloading updates from the official Windows website ensures safety and access to the latest improvements and bug fixes. Keeping your Windows installation up to date is crucial for performance, stability, and security.

Back 4 Blood Open Beta

Gamers and enthusiasts are eagerly awaiting the Back 4 Blood Open Beta, running from August 12 to August 16, 2021. Currently, players are enjoying the Early Access phase, set to end tomorrow. Developed by Turtle Rock Studios, Back 4 Blood is a cooperative zombie survival game, pitting players against hordes of the undead. It features both cooperative gameplay, navigating from point A to B, and a PvP mode, allowing players to battle as zombies or humans. The game's mechanics have generated significant interest, with Twitch streamers showcasing gameplay, offering a thrilling experience for fans of the zombie survival genre.

Super Mario Brothers Auction

In a surprising twist, an unopened copy of the original Super Mario Bros. game for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) fetched a staggering $2,000,000 at auction. Released in 1986, its exceptional condition attracted collectors and enthusiasts, leading to the record-breaking sale. This event shattered previous records for video game auctions, showcasing the fervor of collectors for rare gaming items. While some may struggle to grasp the value, the nostalgia and historical significance of classic games hold immense importance for many. The auction underscores the growing market for video game collectibles and parallels the rise of non-fungible tokens (NFTs), which represent ownership of digital media, including video game assets. This reflects the evolving marketplace and the value placed on unique and scarce items.

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