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Layoffs Hit PlayStation Europe

SIEE had no prior knowledge of PS5 reveal.

A new report from VGC says that Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe (SIEE) is undergoing a "restructuring" of several areas at the company, including marketing and PR. VGC says that they were informed of this unfortunate news from "people with knowledge of the situation."

As if that wasn't bad enough, VGC's report says that SIEE employees were informed about when American PlayStation directors visited SIEE in their London location. Those employees who were impacted by these layoffs...
 

Blizzard Employees Walkout in Protest of Unjust Ban on Pro-Hong Kong Hearthstone Player

A small group of Blizzard employees are protesting against the actions of their employer.

A small group of Activision-Blizzard employees staged a walkout on Tuesday afternoon of this week to protest against their employer. Earlier this week, Blizzard had banned a professional Hearthstone player, Chung "Blitzchung" Ng Wai, after he voiced his support for the pro-democracy Hong Kong protesters. Blitzchung voiced his support during a post-game interview during an official livestream.

Not only did Blizzard quickly cut away from the interview...
 

PlayStation 5 Confirmed for Holiday 2020 Release

Sony dishes more details about their next-gen console and controller.

The announcement of the next-gen consoles has been really, really weird. Sony first announced the PlayStation 5 via a Wired interview with Mark Cerny. Since then, there really hasn't been much revealed about the new console. In fact, it wasn't even known until today that the next console was actually going to be called the "PlayStation 5."

Today, a new PlayStation Blog entry was released alongside yet another exclusive Wired article that provides some additional details...
 

Blizzard Bends the Knee to China, Bans Hearthstone Pro Blitzchung

Pro player that voiced his support for the Hong Kong protests banned by Blizzard.

Yesterday, we brought you the story about Chung "Blitzchung" Ng Wai, a professional Hearthstone player that called for the liberation of Hong Kong during a post-game interview on the official Taiwanese Hearthstone stream. During the interview, Blitzchung wore a gasmask not completely dissimilar to the ones worn by protesters in Hong Kong. Blitzchung voice his support for those who have been protesting China's growing authoritarian control over Hong Kong.
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Sony Now Fully Supports Cross-play for PlayStation 4

The company quietly moved PS4 cross-play out of beta.

You are probably about to see more and more multiplayer focused multi-platform games add support for cross-play soon. Just today, we saw that PUBG added in cross-platform play between Xbox and PlayStation users. Even the recent Call of Duty: Modern Warfare test included some cross-play support. With these new changes, Modern Warfare may be the first game to actually ship with cross-play functionality right out of the box.

This move by Sony now means that the decision to support cross-platform...
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  • Blizzard Issues Insultingly Pathetic Statement About Blitzchung Suspension and Reasoning

    The cowards just doubled down.

    Taking a page from politicians and businesses that know late on Friday is the best time to release news that you are positively ashamed to share, Blizzard has finally issued a statement about the recent ban on Blitzchung and two Hearthstone casters.

    Before we get into it all, let's just read what they have to say. Here is Blizzard's full statement as it currently appears on their website.



    Despite a reduction of six months for the suspension, Blizzard is still punishing Blitzchung. The...
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  • This is How You Can Play GWENT on iOS Ahead of Release

    This is How You Can Play GWENT on iOS Ahead of Release

    It's pretty easy to get access.

    CD Projekt RED announced today that there will be a "closed beta" access to GWENT: The Witcher Card Game on iOS devices. Though the game won't officially be launched until October 29 for Apple branded devices, there is a way you can start playing on October 15.

    How do you get early access to this card battling game? It's simple.

    All you need to do is put your email in on this dedicated GWENT mobile focused site using the same email you used for your free GOG.com account. Don't have a GOG.com...
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  • Blizzard Chooses Not to Ban American University Hearthstone Players Who Showed Support for Hong Kong

    The team decided to forfeit the season anyway over Blizzard's double standards.

    Blizzard continues to dig themselves into an ever deepening hole this week. It all began when Blizzard banned a professional Hearthstone player and took away his earnings after he voiced his support for the Hong Kong protests during a live-stream interview. The troubles continued when lawmakers and plenty of others loudly voiced their disgust over what they did. Some Blizzard employees even staged a walkout the other day to show their support for the banned player and broadcasters....
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  • Fallback Launches Tomorrow from Former Division Devs

    Fallback Launches Tomorrow from Former Division Devs

    Developer Endroad is made up of former Ubisoft and Amplitude devs.

    Tomorrow, October 11, a game called Fallback will be released on PC via Steam from a development studio called ENDROAD. ENDROAD is an independent studio made up of veteran developers that worked on games like The Division, Endless Space, and Ghost Recon: Wildlands.

    Put on your boots, a gas mask, and your jet pack and fight to save humanity. You play as one of the brave volunteers trying to bring humanity back to power after surviving for hundreds of years underground. A horrible...
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  • Isometric Stealth Game Winter Ember Announced

    Isometric Stealth Game Winter Ember Announced

    Get a look at the game ahead of its reveal at the L.A. Comic Con.

    Those who are going to the L.A. Comic Con this weekend will get to check out a new isometric stealth game called Winter Ember.

    Winter Ember is an upcoming isometric steal game from Sky Machine Studios. It's a game set in a Victorian looking world and it follows Arthur Artorias, a "faceless man set in pursuit of answers and revenge." The game picks up after Arthur spent almost a decade in exile. He was stripped of his family, his fortune, and even his past. Arthur returns...
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  • Moons of Madness Releases in Time for Halloween

    Moons of Madness Releases in Time for Halloween

    In space, only Cthulhu can hear you scream.

    Moons of Madness from Funcom and Rock Pocket Games is slated to be released on PC starting on October 22, 2019. A PlayStation 4 and Xbox One release is also coming, but you'll have to wait until January 21, 2020 for that.

    Moons of Madness is the result of combining elements of Lovecraftian horror with the vast, oppressive mysteries of space. You play as Shane Newehart, the chief engineer on a research facility on Mars. When things start to go wrong, and go wrong they will, you can't really rely on help...
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  • Mistover Delivers a Fresh Roguelike RPG Experience to PC and Consoles Today

    Mistover Delivers a Fresh Roguelike RPG Experience to PC and Consoles Today

    Conquer the Mist and dive into deadly dungeons.

    KRAFTON Game Union, the company that owns Bluehole and the PUBG team, just released one of their own games today. Their latest is called Mistover, a game that blends together turn-based RPG mechanics with a roguelike experience.

    As you may expect, this game includes plenty of strategic gameplay elements, plenty of action, and plenty of dangerous dungeons. It's out now for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and PC via Steam in North America. The suggested price looks to be $29.99 (USD) across all...
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  • Layoffs Hit PlayStation Europe

    Layoffs Hit PlayStation Europe

    SIEE had no prior knowledge of PS5 reveal.

    A new report from VGC says that Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe (SIEE) is undergoing a "restructuring" of several areas at the company, including marketing and PR. VGC says that they were informed of this unfortunate news from "people with knowledge of the situation."

    As if that wasn't bad enough, VGC's report says that SIEE employees were informed about when American PlayStation directors visited SIEE in their London location. Those employees who were impacted by these layoffs...
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  • Blizzard Employees Walkout in Protest of Unjust Ban on Pro-Hong Kong Hearthstone Player

    A small group of Blizzard employees are protesting against the actions of their employer.

    A small group of Activision-Blizzard employees staged a walkout on Tuesday afternoon of this week to protest against their employer. Earlier this week, Blizzard had banned a professional Hearthstone player, Chung "Blitzchung" Ng Wai, after he voiced his support for the pro-democracy Hong Kong protesters. Blitzchung voiced his support during a post-game interview during an official livestream.

    Not only did Blizzard quickly cut away from the interview...
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  • VR Adventure Title Journey for Elysium Releases October 31

    VR Adventure Title Journey for Elysium Releases October 31

    Immerse yourself in a unique take on Greek mythology come October 31.

    Cronos Interactive and developer Mantis Games announced that Journey for Elysium will be released on October 31, 2019. This is a VR title and will be available for the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive for $19.99 (USD) at release. You will be able to purchase the game through Steam, the Oculus Store, and HTC Viveport. The Steam release will see a 15% discount for a week after the official launch.

    You are dead. Well, more specifically the character you play as is dead. Perished quite...
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  • Deliver Us the Moon Arrives October 10

    Deliver Us the Moon Arrives October 10

    Save humanity or die trying.

    Deliver Us the Moon will be released tomorrow, October 10 through Steam and GOG for $24.99 (USD). This sci-fi adventure title places you in the well insulated boots of humanity's last astronaut. Your mission is to investigate what happened to a Moon colony that suddenly went silent and with it went the last remaining source of energy for an energy depleted Earth.

    Deliver Us the Moon is set in an apocalyptic near-future where Earth's resources have been sucked dry. Their only chance for survival is to find new resources...
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