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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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  • Obsidian Announces The Outer Worlds - Think Sci-Fi Fallout in Space

    Obsidian Announces The Outer Worlds - Think Sci-Fi Fallout in Space

    Think back to the last great Fallout game and chances are you're thinking of Fallout: New Vegas. That game was developed by Obsidian Entertainment. Now imagine Obsidian took all of that great stuff, had the financial backing of Microsoft behind them, and created an entirely original game with a healthy smattering of new gameplay ideas. You would probably have The Outer Worlds, the latest game to be revealed by Obsidian Entertainment. They also just happen to be the original studio behind Fallout. Huh, fancy that! The development studio announced their new tit...
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  • Mortal Kombat 11 Announced, Releasing April 23, 2019

    Mortal Kombat 11 Announced, Releasing April 23, 2019

    Mortal Kombat 11 was announced tonight during The Game Awards. Ed Boon from NetherRealm Studios took the stage to make the sneaky reveal of the latest entry in the long-running fighting franchise.

    Mortal Kombat 11 has a planned release date of April 23, 2019 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC. Check out the reveal trailer at the bottom of this post.
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  • Devil May Cry V Demo Arrives Today on Xbox One, New Gameplay Details Revealed

    A new trailer and a few surprises dropped tonight during The Game Awards for Devil May Cry 5. First up, an exclusive demo for the game will hit the Xbox One at some point today, December 7.
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  • RAGE 2 - New Trailer and Launch Date Revealed at The Game Awards

    RAGE 2 - New Trailer and Launch Date Revealed at The Game Awards

    Bethesda, id Software, and Avalanche showed off the latest trailer tonight for RAGE 2 during The Game Awards 2018. This new trailer gives players a taste of the open world gameplay, the different world biomes, gyrocopters, monster trucks, weapons, the game's factions, and more.

    The new trailer also comes with an announcement of a RAGE 2 release date. That date is May 14, 2019 for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.
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  • Fortnite Season 7 Introduces an Iceberg, Planes, and More

    Fortnite Season 7 Introduces an Iceberg, Planes, and More

    Season 7 of Fortnite arrived today and with it has come an iceberg. New areas of the island have been created as a result including Frosty Flights and Polar Peak. In addition to that, there is now an airplane that you can use for aerial combat, a first for the game.

    Not yet satisfied? Epic Games also released the new Fortnite Creative. This mode provides an open sandbox experience where you can let your creativity run wild. On top of this the "Sand and Fight" campaign for Save the World comes to a conclusion with the release of Canny Valley Act 3. ...
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  • Biomutant Gameplay 'Sizzle' Trailer

    Biomutant Gameplay 'Sizzle' Trailer

    THQ Nordic released a new gameplay "sizzle" trailer for Biomutant today. There isn't much else to say right now, but you can expect to see more about Biomutant in 2019.
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  • New Screenshots for A Plague Tale: Innocence

    New Screenshots for A Plague Tale: Innocence

    Some new screenshots were released today for A Plague Tale: Innocence that focus on the game's new environments. Keep an eye out for A Plague Tale: Innocence in 2019 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
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  • Prey Adding Free Typhoon Hunter Mode and VR Campaign on December 11

    Prey Adding Free Typhoon Hunter Mode and VR Campaign on December 11

    If you ever played the Garry's Mod mod called PropHunt, then you should have some idea as to what the upcoming Prey: Typhon Hunter update is all about. On December 11, a free update for Prey owners will add in the Typhon Hunter multiplayer mode in addition to adding in a VR exclusive escape room style campaign called TranStar VR.
    Typhon Hunter multiplayer: a heart-throbbing multiplayer version of hide-and-seek where one player, as Morgan Yu, is stalked by five opponents playing as Mimics, who hide in plain sight as everyday objects before seizing upon their
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  • Counter-Strike is Now Free-to-Play, Adds Battle Royale Mode

    Counter-Strike is Now Free-to-Play, Adds Battle Royale Mode

    Valve just rolled out one of the biggest updates for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. It may not be the largest in terms of file size, but in terms of scope? Yeah, it's pretty big for a game like Counter-Strike. "What could it possibly be," you wonder?

    It's battle royale.

    Of course it's battle royale. This mode has been rumored for a while and now it's finally here. The new mode is called "Danger Zone" and along with this new mode comes some additional surprising news. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is now a free-to-play game. In ad...
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  • Rockstar Releases First Red Dead Online Economy Balance Update and Gives Away Gold Bars

    Rockstar Games announced the first update for the Red Dead Online Beta today. This update is the first set of adjustments to the game based on player feedback. Yes, this means a more balanced game economy is part of this update.
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  • Play Shadow of the Tomb Raider for Free

    Play Shadow of the Tomb Raider for Free

    Square Enix announced the launch of a free trial for Shadow of the Tomb Raider. Starting today, those on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and the PC (via Steam) can try out the latest in the long-running action-adventure series.

    It just says here that you can "experience the beginning of Lara Croft's defining adventure."
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