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Ubisoft Pulls Licenses for The Crew, Makes the Game Completely Inaccessible to Buyers

From the same company trying to sell you a $130 version of Star Wars Outlaws.

From announcing a $130 edition of Star Wars Outlaws to pulling game licenses from those that bought The Crew, Ubisoft sure is on a roll this week.

The Crew was Ubisoft's open-world racing game that was pulled from sale back in December 2023. As of March 31, 2024, Ubisoft shut down the online servers for The Crew. This effectively made the game unplayable across all platforms, including: PC,...
 

Tim Sweeney Called Valve 'Assholes' in Email to Gabe Newell, Valve COO Says 'You Mad Bro?'

Tim Sweeney is always mad.

The antitrust lawsuit against Valve from Wolfire Games got a little spicy this week. To quickly get you up to speed: Wolfire claims that Valve uses its position with Steam to control game prices and muscle out competition. Though the initial lawsuit against Valve was dismissed, Wolfire amended their suit in May 2022 and the legal battle was back on.

It may have taken almost two years, but we are now starting to see some of the documents that...
 

900 People Laid Off Across Multiple PlayStation Studios

Multiple studios across all SIE regions impacted.

Sony just laid off about 900 people across multiple PlayStation studios around the world. These 900 or so laid off employees account for roughly 8% of the total workforce for Sony Interactive Entertainment.

President and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, Jim Ryan, announced the layoffs to the public today. The public statement came after an email was sent to all employees informing them of the layoffs. From Ryan's...
 

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...
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  • 5 Reasons Why Mobile Gaming Is The Future

    5 Reasons Why Mobile Gaming Is The Future


    Whilst video games have been around in rudimentary form since the 1960s, it took until the late 1980s for the industry to truly realize its ludicrous potential. Arcade and casino games existed before this, although genuine home video gaming entertainment options were limited. This all changed with early consoles like the PlayStation or Nintendo 64, ultimately resulting in a 21st Century gaming bonanza.

    Video consoles well and truly ruled the roost during the 2000s, but with...
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  • Gran Turismo 7 Players Find Way to Fight Back Against Reduced Reward Payouts

    Gran Turismo 7 Players Find Way to Fight Back Against Reduced Reward Payouts

    Players can earn up to 15 million credits per day with this one simple trick.

    Gran Turismo 7 players were more than a bit upset after a recent update to the game saw in-game rewards drastically reduced. Some races saw their rewards cut by almost half.

    This change forces players to grind far more than at the game's launch just to get enough credits to purchase a new car here and there. That update also introduced some absolutely mental and very controversial microtransactions...
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  • Cyberpunk 2077 Patch 1.52 Released, Again Fixes a Lot of Bugs

    Cyberpunk 2077 Patch 1.52 Released, Again Fixes a Lot of Bugs

    Another week, another bug fixing patch released.

    Cyberpunk 2077 isn't quite done being worked on just yet at CD Projekt Red, despite their recent announcement of a new entry in The Witcher franchise. Of course, they're also still working on the upcoming expansion for Cyberpunk 2077. Today, the studio released Patch 1.52 for the open-world action title that includes plenty of bug fixes.

    A vast majority of the changes in this patch are focused on bug fixes, namely some key...
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  • Xbox Announced Two Weird, Furry Sonic the Hedgehog Controllers

    Xbox Announced Two Weird, Furry Sonic the Hedgehog Controllers

    Just imagine playing a game with these gripped firmly between your sweaty palms.

    Microsoft just revealed a couple of custom Xbox controllers that will give a new meaning to the term "hairy palms." Xbox and Paramount Pictures have teamed up to create a couple of Sonic the Hedgehog 2 inspired controllers that are made to remind you of Sonic and Knuckles. These were made to be included as part of a new sweepstakes where you could win a custom Xbox Series S console and these...
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  • EA Sports PGA Tour Slated for Spring 2023 Release

    EA Sports PGA Tour Slated for Spring 2023 Release

    The return of EA's golf franchise arrives next year.

    EA has been getting out some bits and pieces of information on their return to the video game golf world for a while now. Today, the company finally revealed when their next entry will be released sometime during Spring 2023.

    The new game will be called simply EA Sports PGA Tour without any sort of year or other designation. EA managed to secure the rights to all four major championships: Masters Tournament, PGA Championship,...
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  • Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed is a Newly Announced Asymmetrical Game

    Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed is a Newly Announced Asymmetrical Game

    A new 4v1 haunt or be haunted multiplayer game from IllFonic.

    The devs at IllFonic are working on another asymmetrical multiplayer game. This time, it will be a game of haunt or be haunted in Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed. This is the same development studio that previously brought you games like Friday the 13th: The Game and Predator: Hunting Grounds.

    Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed is aiming to be released in Q4 2022 via the Epic Games Store, PlayStation 4, PlayStation...
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  • PlayStation Acquiring Haven Entertainment Studios

    PlayStation Acquiring Haven Entertainment Studios

    The Jade Raymond founded studio is the 18th to join PlayStation Studios.

    Sony Interactive Entertainment just announced that they have entered into an agreement to acquire Haven Entertainment Studios. This is the development studio founded by Assassin's Creed lead creator, Jade Raymond. Upon completion, this acquisition will be the 18th studio to join the PlayStation Studios family.

    After leaving Ubisoft, Raymond went on to form Motive Studios at Electronic Arts. She was...
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  • Epic Games and Xbox to Donate Two Weeks Worth of Fortnite Proceeds to Supporting Ukraine

    The two have already raised over $36 million (USD) in the first day.

    Just this past Sunday, Epic Games announced that they are donating all proceeds from Fortnite to helping the people in Ukraine that have been suffering at the hands of the Russian invasion. This program will run for a period of two weeks, starting from yesterday, March 20 and through to April 3, 2022.

    If you would like to help out, feel free to make new purchases of V-Buck packs, Fortnite Crew, Battle...
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  • Snoop Dogg Becomes Playable Character in Call of Duty

    Snoop Dogg Becomes Playable Character in Call of Duty

    The Doggfather joins Call of Duty: Warzone, Vanguard, and Mobile as a new Operator.

    Snoop Dogg will soon be joining Call of Duty: Warzone, Call of Duty: Vanguard, and Call of Duty: Mobile as a playable Operator. He will be added to the game this April beginning with a special Lucky Draw on April 1 for Call of Duty: Mobile.

    Those of you who are playing Vanguard and Warzone will be able to pick up the Snoop Dogg Operator Bundle starting April 19 at 10AM (PT). Activision...
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  • Valve Announces Steam Simfest: Hobby Edition

    Valve Announces Steam Simfest: Hobby Edition

    Truck sims, farming sims, washing sims, sim sims.

    Next week on March 28, Valve will kick off the Steam Simfest: Hobby Edition. This is a planned multi-day celebration of games that "attempt to simulate a hobby or job."

    Think what you will about the genre, but simulation games are a massive market and quite loved by tons of people. As such, it just makes sense that Valve is dedicating an entire week for the genre. The event runs from March 28 through April 4 at...
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  • New DLC Character Hits The King of Fighters XV on April 14

    New DLC Character Hits The King of Fighters XV on April 14

    Omega Rugal is a free DLC character coming in April.

    Omega Rugal will be a new and free DLC character added to The King of Fighters XV on April 14, 2022.

    Rugal was the "overwhelmingly strong boss character" from The King of Fighters '95. He is a "dark arms merchant of death" that used to rule "the world's black market and was never shy about digging his fangs into any fighter that dared challenge him." He was given a second chance at life...
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  • CD Projekt Red Partners with Epic on New Witcher Game

    CD Projekt Red Partners with Epic on New Witcher Game

    The next installment in The Witcher series is currently in development.

    CD Projekt Red says that they have formed a "strategic partnership" with Epic Games as development on the next entry in The Witcher series begins. Today's press announcement does go on to say that this is a "new technology partnership" with Epic Games and not necessarily one that will see this new Witcher game become exclusive to the Epic Games Store.

    This new Witcher game will...
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  • Godfall is Coming to Steam and Xbox in April

    Godfall is Coming to Steam and Xbox in April

    This release will include most everything released for the game thus far.

    Counterplay Games and Gearbox Publishing announce that Godfall: Ultimate Edition will be coming to Steam and Xbox on April 7, 2022. Technically, this release will also be available for the Epic Games Store and PlayStation on the same date. However, this does mark the game's first release at all on Steam and Xbox.

    Come April 7, Godfall: Ultimate Edition will bring the base game and all previously...
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  • What are the advantages of playing online casino games?

    What are the advantages of playing online casino games?


    Gaming is in a great place right now and an activity which has started to appeal to more and more people in recent years. Now the biggest niche in entertainment, its status as a cool, mainstream activity is seemingly confirmed. Video games naturally play a huge role in this and major franchises such as FIFA and Forza Horizon help to bring new people into gaming all the time.

    The modern game sector though is about far more than video games. A great example of this is how popular...
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  • Nightdive Studios Teams Up with Humble to Create 'Stand With Ukraine Bundle'

    Nightdive Studios Teams Up with Humble to Create 'Stand With Ukraine Bundle'

    Donate towards helping Ukraine and get video games in return. It's simple.

    Nightdive Studios have teamed up with Humble Bundle to create the "Stand With Ukraine Bundle." This bundle is available now through March 25, 2022. All of the proceeds raised from sales of this bundle will be going towards helping the people of Ukraine through medical support and supplies, emergency shelter materials, food, shelter, and other support for displaced families.

    Nightdive Studios...
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