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Respawn Apologizes to Ass-hat Gamers for 'Ass-hat' Remarks

Statement issued from Respawn's Vince Zampella.

Respawn's CEO Vince Zampella issued a bit of an apology today after members of the Apex Legends development team called a bunch of toxic ass-hat gamers, well... they called them ass-hats. Donning their biggest surprised Pikachu face possible, these Gamers™ got extra angry when they realized they couldn't just keep dishing it out and not expect some form of retaliation in return. Some continued to throw tantrums, others called for boycots, while still others did their best "I studied the blade" impersonation.

Even...
 

Sony Bought Insomniac Games Today

Get ready for more Spider-Man.

Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) has officially purchased Insomniac Games today. You're probably surprised to hear that the studio that developed last year's PlayStation 4 exclusive Spider-Man wasn't already owned by Sony prior to this week.

Insomniac Games was first started in 1994 and remained an independent game developer for this 25 year span of time. They created Spyro the Dragon, the Ratchet & Clank games, along with the Resistance franchise. All of these franchises were PlayStation exclusives, at least initially. Every so...
 

Cyberpunk 2077 Announced for Google Stadia

A game about an obsession with power is coming to Google Stadia.

CD Projekt RED announced today that Cyberpunk 2077 is also coming to Stadia, the cloud-based gaming platform from Google. Stadia owners will get to experience a story set in the open-world location of Night City. This megalopolis is filled with those obsessed with power, glamor, and the never ending pursuit of body modification.

Players will assume the role of V, a mercenary outlaw in search of an implant that could be the key to immortality. Cyberpunk 2077 allows you to customize your "cyberware,"...
 

Rust is Killing Linux Support; Devs Offer Refunds

Rust became a "cheater's sanctuary" on Linux.

On August 9, Rust developer Garry Newman wrote a blog talking about potential plans for the long neglected Linux client for their open-world survival game. In the blog, Newman talks about how he and the team could have done more to support the client, even if he says their support "might have been above average."

He goes on to say that the Linux version had "become more popular with the cheating community." However, even with performance and anti-cheat improvements coming soon to the Windows...
 

Halo Infinite Creative Director Leaves 343 Industries

Tim Longo says farewell to 343.

The creative director for Halo Infinite, Tim Longo, is no longer employed at 343 Industries. His departure comes just a few weeks after he had moved to a different role within the company a few weeks back. The details surrounding his move to that "new role" are quite scarce.

His departure from 343 also comes at a time where Halo Infinite is very deep in development. The game isn't slated to be released until late 2020, but it has been in development at the Microsoft owned studio for around four years at present. Halo Infinite's...
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  • What Is A No Deposit Casino?

    What Is A No Deposit Casino?

    What is a no deposit casino and does this concept even makes sense? Why would a casino allow you to play without making a deposit?

    Read on further to find out why many online casinos allow players to receive a bonus before they even deposit funds into their accounts.

    Why Do Online Casinos Provide Bonuses?
    Bonuses are not unique to online casinos. Even land-based casinos offer certain perks, often called “comps.” In Vegas & Atlantic City casinos, these can include free alcohol and other beverages, food, hotel rooms and tickets to shows.

    Casinos...
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  • Golf Accessories to Think About when Competing in Tournaments

    Golf Accessories to Think About when Competing in Tournaments


    Competing in a golf tournament is both exciting and nerve-wracking, but you can help reduce your pre-game stress levels by being fully prepared for the big day. While it’s natural to devote time to choose the best clubs and the perfect outfit, less obvious things like gathering together some useful or even essential accessories can easily be overlooked. Of course, you won’t even realize what is missing until you go to use it – and send those stress levels soaring again!

    You can proceed with confidence by consulting this handy list of the best golf accessories you can make...
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  • Tim Willits Leaving id Software After 24 Years

    Tim Willits Leaving id Software After 24 Years

    Will depart after QuakeCon.

    Industry veteran, Tim Willits, announced that he is leaving id Software after spending 24 years with the studio. Willits made this announcement via Twitter, saying that he will part ways from id Software after the conclusion of this year's QuakeCon in July.

    According to statements made by Willits, he is not retiring from the industry. However, we won't be told about his plans for the future until after QuakeCon, which conclude son July 28.

    Willits had joined id Software in 1995 as a designer. Some of his credits while at id Software...
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  • Role Queue Announced for Overwatch

    Role Queue Announced for Overwatch

    Play the role you want without issues.

    Blizzard is adding an update to their matchmaking and queuing systems for Overwatch soon. Role Queue will allow you to choose and confirm which role you would like to play before a match can even begin. Choose to be a tank, support, or damage class and their system will queue you with others who have selected the other roles.

    This will ensure that each match has players in it that will result in two tanks, two supports, and two damage characters per team. These players will then get to select heroes within their chosen roles. At...
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  • Plants vs Zombies 3 Announced

    Plants vs Zombies 3 Announced

    Playable pre-alpha available now for testing.

    PopCap confirmed today that they are working on Plants vs. Zombies 3 and they want your help with it. Yes, you, the person reading this in their underwear. You.

    Plants vs. Zombies 3 actually has a pre-alpha release that you can try out right now through the Google Play Store. Well, maybe you can try it now. They're only letting a limited number of people in and more will be added in phases. If you don't have the option to download the pre-alpha now, you should check back in a day or two for another chance. And yes, this pre-alpha...
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  • Astroneer Update Celebrates the Apollo 11 Mission

    Astroneer Update Celebrates the Apollo 11 Mission

    To the Moon!

    An update is out now for Astroneer that honors the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission. This Lunar Update is available as a free update to everyone that owns Astroneer on the Xbox One and PC. However, this seems as though this will be a limited-time event, so you may want to take off as soon as possible.

    From now until August 31, hopeful astronauts will be able to encounter the Apollo Lunar Module lander spacecraft on Desolo, one of the heavenly bodies in Astroneer. In doing so, you will also unlock a vintage-themed spacesuit palette and visor....
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  • Action-Adventure Game 'A Rat's Quest' Announced for 2021

    Action-Adventure Game 'A Rat's Quest' Announced for 2021

    Romeo and Juliet but with rodents.

    A Rat's Quest - The Way Back Home was announced today. It's said to be a "Romeo and Juliet-esque story" about a rat and a mouse. Mat, a rat, is trying to make his way to Nat, a mouse, who is being kept as a pet. Together, they want to escape to the freedom of the outside. Of course, it's not an easy journey and it is one that also includes "THE CLAW!"

    It's being billed as an action-adventure title, but one that won't be out until 2021 for the PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. The game is in development...
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  • GORN Finally Leaves Early Access

    GORN Finally Leaves Early Access

    The violent VR gladiator sim is now a full game.

    Devolver Digital and developer Free Lives have pulled GORN out of Early Access today. The game is now a fully fledged release for SteamVR and Oculus devices. If you don't already know, GORN is a cartoony but violent gladiator sim. You are pitted against NPCs as you utilize physics based combat and weapons to beat your opponents into a pulp, quite literally.

    GORN spent roughly two years in Steam Early Access and ended up being one of the top ten games for VR as far as sales are concerned. At least, that's what they're telling...
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  • It's Always Sunny Mobile Game Released Today

    It's Always Sunny Mobile Game Released Today

    Yes, it's based off of the TV show.

    Of all the TV shows to get a mobile game, I doubt many expected to see one from It's Always Sunny and yet here we are. It's Always Sunny: The Gang Goes Mobile is a new Android and iOS game that tasks you with getting involved in "escalating schemes of bizarre business operations" in order to earn money. This money is earned for Frank Reynolds, who is portrayed by Danny DeVito in the TV show.

    And as the name of the game implies, the core Gang is all here: Mac, Dennis, Charlie, Dee, and Frank. And yes, there are plenty of references...
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  • Jalopy - A Game About Repairs and Driving is Coming to Xbox One

    Jalopy - A Game About Repairs and Driving is Coming to Xbox One

    Take a trip through the former Eastern Bloc.

    Jalopy is a game that tasks you, the player, with taking a trip through the former Eastern Bloc. It is a game of car repairs and driving.through a whole lot of countryside like areas. It's also a game that is now coming to the Xbox One. The game was confirmed today for the Microsoft console and it will be released on September 27, 2019.

    If you want, you can sign up for notifications on when pre-orders will go live. Or don't, that's up to you. If nothing else, you should check out the Jalopy Xbox One announcement trailer below....
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  • Yogscast CEO Mark 'Turps' Turpin Resigns after Sexual Harassment Allegations Surface

    This is the second Yogscast member accused of sexual harassment this month.

    Mark "Turps" Turpin has resigned as the CEO of The Yogscast today following sexual harassment allegations. Turpin had reported sent inappropriate messages to community members, with at least one person claiming that he attempted to solicit nude photos from her when she was only 17 years old.

    This is actually the second employee of The Yogscast to be hit with sexual harassment allegations in as many weeks. Last week, Matthew "Caff" Meredith was dropped from The Yogscast network...
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