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Xbox Confirms PlayStation 5 Releases, Diablo 4 on Game Pass, and Future Hardware Plans

No, Starfield and Indiana Jones are not going multi-platform any time soon.

The heads of Xbox stayed true to their word and were indeed a part of a special edition of the Official Xbox Podcast. During today's pre-recorded podcast and subsequent blog post, head of Xbox Phil Spencer stated that four Xbox exclusives are going to be multi-platform releases. Is it Starfield? Indiana Jones? Gears of War? Halo?! No, no, no, and no. Though Spencer did not specify what those four titles ...
 

Embracer Lays Off 97 Employees from Eidos; Cancels New Deus Ex

Embracer's rampage continues.

Eidos-Montreal, a development studio currently under the Embracer umbrella, made the sad announcement that employees at the studio were being laid off. Eidos took to social media to confirm that 97 people have been let go "from development teams, administration, and support services".

The studio says that "global economic context, the challenges of our industry, and the comprehensive restructuring announced by Embracer have...
 

Microsoft Lays Off 1,900 People from Gaming Divisions

Impacted teams include Activision Blizzard, Xbox, and ZeniMax.

Layoffs are happening again within Microsoft as roughly 1,900 employees are being let go. The initial report comes from an IGN report that says the layoffs hit Microsoft owned Activision Blizzard, Xbox, and ZeniMax.

Xbox lead Phil Spencer sent out a memo to staff which announced these layoffs. In the memo, Spencer says that as Microsoft is "committed to aligning on a strategy and an execution plan with...
 

Layoffs Hit Black Forest Games and People Can Fly

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Two more studios announced layoffs today. Those studios are Black Forest Games and People Can Fly.

Black Forest Games is the studio behind the remakes for Destroy All Humans! and Destroy All Humans! 2. The studio reportedly laid off roughly 50% of its entire workforce. In 2023, Black Forest Games reportedly had 110 employees, meaning that about 55 people are now out of a job today. These layoffs were announced on January 24th.

According to sources speaking...
 

Riot Games Lays Off 530 Employees, Shutters Riot Forge

Sigh...

Today's games industry layoff news comes to us courtesy of Riot Games, the development studio behind League of Legends and Valorant. In an effort to move towards "a more sustainable future", Riot Games announced plans to eliminate 11% of their entire workforce, or roughly 530 employees.

In today's announcement, Riot Games says that "teams outside of the core development" will be impacted by these layoffs the hardest.

Riot CEO...
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  • Nvidia Announces 4090 and 4080 Desktop GPUs at Outrageous Prices

    Nvidia Announces 4090 and 4080 Desktop GPUs at Outrageous Prices

    You didn't want that spare arm or leg anyway, right?

    Nvidia announced their new desktop GPUs today and they are none other than the expected and anticipated RTX 40-series of cards. These are the successor to the now two-year-old RTX 30-series of cards. With the new generation comes new advancements such as DLSS 3. All of the newness comes at a very hefty price though.

    The Nvidia RTX 40-series runs on the company's new Ada Lovelace architecture. The first card is none other...
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  • Deathloop Out Now on Xbox, Major Content Update Out on All Platforms

    Deathloop Out Now on Xbox, Major Content Update Out on All Platforms

    It's a big day for Xbox players and fans of Deathloop in general.

    Today is September 20, which means it's time for Deathloop to be released on Xbox Series X|S alongside Game Pass. Sure enough, that's exactly what happened today. Alongside today's Xbox premiere is the release of the major "GOLDENLOOP" update for all platforms (PS5, Series X|S, and PC).

    As a quick refresher, the GOLDENLOOP update includes a new weapon, a new ability, new enemy types, an extended...
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  • Valve Ramps Up Steam Deck Shipments Once Again

    Valve Ramps Up Steam Deck Shipments Once Again

    Valve is cranking these things out at blistering pace.

    Valve released another shipping update today for those who are eagerly awaiting their turn at obtaining a Steam Deck. According to this latest news, Valve has once again been able to increase production and has, once again, sped past their previous estimates on when devices will start to ship out.

    Valve says that with today's latest batch of emails that are going out, they have now sent purchase invitations to everyone...
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  • Over 40 Minutes of Diablo 4 Test Footage Leaked Online

    Over 40 Minutes of Diablo 4 Test Footage Leaked Online

    It was a busy weekend for game leaks.

    Grand Theft Auto 6 wasn't the only major game to have footage leaked this past weekend. A few hours after the massive GTA 6 first leaked came over 40 minutes of Diablo 4 test footage. The footage gives those that have seen it a decent idea of what to expect with Blizzard's upcoming ARPG.

    The Diablo 4 footage was first spotted by Reddit user iV1rus0 and was posted to r/GamingLeaksAndRumours. The Diablo 4 footage comes in the form of...
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  • Resident Evil Village DLC to Conclude the Winters' Story

    Resident Evil Village DLC to Conclude the Winters' Story

    The next Resident Evil game will apparently have a new focus.

    Capcom revealed that the upcoming Shadows of Rose DLC for Resident Evil Village will be the final piece of content focused on the family Winters. In an interview with IGN, Resident Evil Village's director Kento Kinoshita said that Capcom is making this new DLC specifically "to conclude the Winters family saga."

    The Resident Evil franchise has focused on the Winters family since Resident Evil 7. It...
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  • Rockstar Confirms Grand Theft Auto 6 Leak

    Rockstar Confirms Grand Theft Auto 6 Leak

    The company confirmed this weekend's massive leak in their first public statement.

    Over the weekend, the floodgates for Grand Theft Auto 6 opened whether Rockstar Games wanted them to or not. To make a long story short: Someone allegedly gained access to Rockstar Games' internal Slack system. With this access, they were able to download pre-Alpha (or thereabouts) development gameplay videos for Grand Theft Auto 6. There were over 90 videos accounting for several gigs of gameplay footage...
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  • How to Reduce the Number of Visitors Who Bounce Off Your Website

    The term "bounce rate" is one of the numbers in a Google Analytics account that is prone to be misunderstood.

    Different websites may have different goals for their bounce rates. And it may take some investigation to determine why a bounce rate is high. However, examining and comprehending your site's bounce rate will help you identify which areas are doing well and which may need further improvement.

    This article will explain bounce rates, what you need to know...
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  • Q&A with the Production Team of EVONY at Top Games Inc.

    Q&A with the Production Team of EVONY at Top Games Inc.

    The Production Team at Top Games Inc. Answers Questions About EVONY: The King’s Return
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    The production team at EVONY has managed to construct a sophisticated game, which begs the question: are casual gamers looking for more out of their user experience? Based on EVONY sales numbers, the answer seems to be a resounding yes. We look at the details, the storylines, and what makes Top Games Inc. stand out.


    Why has EVONY enjoyed such long-lasting success...
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  • Massive Grand Theft Auto 6 Leaks

    Massive Grand Theft Auto 6 Leaks

    Over 90 gameplay videos have been leaked online. Yes, 90. Nine zero.

    Earlier this morning, someone took to GTAForums.com and posted a link to over 90 gameplay clips from the not-yet-officially-revealed Grand Theft Auto 6.

    The user, going by the forum name teapotuberhacker, started a thread on GTAForums in the wee hours of the morning. The post was pretty straightforward. They say, "here are 90 footage/clips from GTA 6." They continue on to say that it's "possible...
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  • Rise of the Triad: Ludicrous Edition Announced

    Rise of the Triad: Ludicrous Edition Announced

    This is called the definitive release of the classic 90s cult classic.

    The "definitive release of the cult classic" 90's FPS, Rise of the Triad, will arrive in early 2023. Dubbed Rise of the Triad: Ludicrous Edition, this release will be remastered to run at 4K resolutions and 60FPS. It will be released for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam.

    This updated release of Rise of the Triad is built on Nightdive's...
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  • Ion Fury Sequel Announced - Phantom Fury

    Ion Fury Sequel Announced - Phantom Fury

    More running, more gunning, more abilities, more puzzles. What more could you ask for?

    A follow-up to the old-school style first-person shooter, Ion Fury, will be plesaed to know that a sequel is in development. It's called Phantom Fury and it's currently aiming for a 2023 release. Slipgate Ironworks and 3D Realms will get this one out on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, and PC.

    New in Phantom Fury is a bionic arm upgrade for Shelly "Bombshell"...
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  • EVGA Terminates Partnership with Nvidia Due to "Disrespectful Treatment"

    EVGA Terminates Partnership with Nvidia Due to "Disrespectful Treatment"

    One of the largest, if not the largest Nvidia board partner will no longer produce Nvidia graphics cards.

    The tech and hardware focused YouTube channel, Gamers Nexus, broke the news today that EVGA will no longer produce Nvidia graphics cards. This includes the upcoming, and very soon to be released, RTX 40-series generation.

    EVGA has been one of the largest, if not the largest third-party board partner if you were looking to purchase an Nvidia based GPU. The quality of...
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    Last edited by Shawn Zipay; 09-16-2022, 06:57 PM. Reason: Added statement from Nvidia

  • Suikoden 1 and 2 are Getting Remastered

    Suikoden 1 and 2 are Getting Remastered

    Both of these classic RPGs will be bundled together.

    The much-loved Konami RPGs, Suikoden and Suikoden 2, are getting HD remasters for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam. The games are aiming to be released in 2023 as a bundle deal.

    Konami made the announcement at the Tokyo Game Show. The full name for this collection is quite the mouthful: Suikoden I&II HD Remaster Gate Rune and Dunan Unification Wars. Just why? Why must we have these terrible...
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  • Original PSVR Games Not Compatible with PSVR2

    Original PSVR Games Not Compatible with PSVR2

    Sony just confirmed this unfortunate news.

    Sony just officially confirmed that PlayStation VR2 will not be able to play games that were made for the original PlayStation VR hardware. This important piece of information came courtesy of the latest episode of the Official PlayStation Podcast starting around the 29:10 mark.

    Senior vice president of platform experience, Hideaki Nishino, confirmed that PSVR2 will not have backwards compatibility with the older games. Here is...
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  • Sins of a Solar Empire 2 Announced

    Sins of a Solar Empire 2 Announced

    Same real-time strategy goodness, same devs, new engine.

    Stardock and Ironclad Games announced Sins of a Solar Empire 2 today. This sequel will stick closely to the gameplay mechanics of its predecessor by still being a blend of real-time strategy and 4X gameplay.

    The new Iron Engine 3 is the real star of the new game here. The studios say that this engine is a new, custom built 64-bit multicore engine. They promise that Iron Engine 3 will deliver "high fidelity visuals...
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  • Poll: How do You Feel About Xbox Going Multi-Platform?
    by Shawn Zipay
    An announcement is expected to take place soon.

    For a little while now, rumors suggested that Xbox will begin to offer many of their first-party titles on competing hardware platforms. Just this week, those rumors were given more substance from a number of sources that say games such as Starfield, Indiana Jones and the Great Circle, Hi-Fi Rush, and even Gears of War could end up on PlayStation 5 and the Nintendo Switch.

    If these new reports are to be believed, these first-party...
    I am in favor of playing Xbox games on other platforms
    100.00%
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    I am against the idea of Xbox games on other platforms
    0%
    0
    02-06-2024, 02:31 PM
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