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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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  • Dying Light 2 Parkour and Combat Revealed in New Trailer

    Dying Light 2 Parkour and Combat Revealed in New Trailer

    Hardcore parkour!

    The latest "Dying 2 Know" episode for Dying Light 2 Stay Human made its debut today during Gamescom. This new episode focuses on the many traversal and combat options available to players.

    Techland says that navigating the area of Villedor will "offer players exciting, immersive movement with a birds-eye view of the infected below" all thanks to advanced motion capture and complex parkour mechanics. They also say that there will be...
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  • SWERY's Life Sim 'The Good Life' on Track for Release this Year

    SWERY's Life Sim 'The Good Life' on Track for Release this Year

    Uncover a small town's dirty little secrets through the power of animals.

    A new trailer and screenshots were released today for SWERY's upcoming "life sim Indie RPG-adventure" that we have all come to know as The Good Life. The game is being co-developed by Hidetaka "SWERY" Suehiro, Yukio Futasugi, and their teams at White Owls and Grounding. The devs released new media today as the game nears its final stages of development.

    The Good Life will be out...
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  • Insurgency: Sandstorm Coming to Consoles in Late September

    Insurgency: Sandstorm Coming to Consoles in Late September

    The tactical shooter is finally coming to consoles.

    New World Interactive and Focus Home Interactive announced that Insurgency: Sandstorm will be released on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on September 29. This will be the game's console debut after having been out on PC since 2018. Those interested in playing this tactical co-op shooter should be able to pre-purchase the game right now for their platform of choice.

    Insurgency: Sandstorm is an award winning FPS that is...
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  • Hitman 3 Gets New Gluttony DLC on August 31

    Hitman 3 Gets New Gluttony DLC on August 31

    Laugh and grow fat!

    Act 5 of the Seven Deadly Sins collection for Hitman 3 arrives on August 31. If you couldn't already tell by now, Act 5 focuses on the sin of Gluttony. That means that on the 31st some Gluttony themed content will be released for $4.99 (USD) on its own or as part of the Seven Deadly Sins collection for $29.99.

    Right now, PC players are still locked to playing on the Epic Games Store. There is still no Steam release in sight just yet. Hitman 3 is also...
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  • Blizzard is Changing McCree's Name in Overwatch

    Blizzard is Changing McCree's Name in Overwatch

    Change is coming for the character named after a sexual predator.

    Blizzard just announced that they will be changing the in-game name of Jesse McCree in Overwatch and the upcoming Overwatch 2. Jesse McCree was named after the real-world former Blizzard employee of the same name. It just so happens that the real-world McCree was one of the people involved in the now infamous Cosby Suite. This is where McCree along with several other Blizzard higher-ups referred to a 2013 BlizzCon suite...
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  • Halo Infinite Releases December 8

    Halo Infinite Releases December 8

    Release date announced alongside a new trailer at Gamescom.

    December 8th is when you and other Halo fans will be able to begin playing Halo Infinite. The release date was confirmed today during Gamescom Opening Night Live.

    Also revealed today was a new story trailer for Halo Infinite's first free-to-play multiplayer season. We were given a new look at Commander Laurette Agryna and what seems like her origin story with the Spartans. Commander Agryna will serve as the person...
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  • Saints Row Reboot Announced, Exclusive to Epic Games Store on PC

    Saints Row Reboot Announced, Exclusive to Epic Games Store on PC

    There's always a catch with these things.

    As expected, a new Saints Row game was announced today during Gamescom Opening Night Live. Let's just address the elephant in the room: Saints Row is exclusive to the Epic Games Store on PC. It may come to other stores in the future, but there's literally no confirmation yet about that. Saints Row will also be released for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.

    The release date is set for February 25,...
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  • New House of Ashes Gamescom Trailer

    New House of Ashes Gamescom Trailer

    New footage asks who the real enemy may be.

    A new trailer for the upcoming horror title The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes was released today during Gamescom Opening Night Live. House of Ashes is slated to arrive on October 22, 2021 for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. ...
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  • World War Z: Aftermath Dated for September

    World War Z: Aftermath Dated for September

    Pre-orders get two days of early access.

    Saber Interactive announced that World War Z: Aftermath will be released on September 21, 2021 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via the Epic Games Store. This will also be the first time that the game, in any form, is available through Steam. This release will also be playable on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X through backwards compatibility.

    Don't worry next-gen owners, a true next-gen update is coming in 2022. This...
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  • State of Decay 2 Update Coming with New Map

    State of Decay 2 Update Coming with New Map

    Or would that be an old map?

    During their Gamescom event today, Microsoft announced that the original map from the first State of Decay game is coming to State of Decay 2: Juggernaut Edition. This map, Trumbull Valley, has been fully remastered as a fully open world map, and will be included in the game's "Homecoming" update set to drop on September 1.

    Microsoft says that the new version of the map will allow players to learn about the latest developments in...
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  • Unlock a Unique Borderlands Themed Ship in Sea of Thieves

    Unlock a Unique Borderlands Themed Ship in Sea of Thieves

    A new event in Sea of Thieves will lead you to unexpected rewards.

    The super popular Sea of Thieves just kicked off another new in-game event today that will allow would-be pirates to earn some sick booty. That booty that I speak of? Why it's none other than a special Borderlands themed pirate ship. Because when I think setting sails on the high seas, I think of... Borderlands?

    In what is undoubtedly a very unique crossover, players are tasked with "Making Mayhem"...
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  • New Forza Horizon 5 Gamescom Gameplay Footage

    New Forza Horizon 5 Gamescom Gameplay Footage

    Eight minutes of gameplay plus cover cars revealed.

    Playground Games and Microsoft offered racing fans a fresh look at Forza Horizon 5 today during their Gamescom Xbox stream. However, let's just get the cover cars out of the way right now. The cars that will be showcased on the cover of the game are the Mercedes-AMG ONE and the 2021 Ford Bronco Badlands.

    Now that the boring stuff is out of the way, let's focus on the new gameplay footage that was shown off. This new footage...
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  • Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One Get Cloud Gaming this Holiday Season

    Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One Get Cloud Gaming this Holiday Season

    You'll soon be able to play next-gen games on your Xbox One.

    What a time to be alive. You will soon be able to play next-gen games on your original Xbox One. This will be done through the power of cloud gaming from Microsoft. This holiday season, Microsoft will bring their cloud gaming service to the Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One, which will allow Game Pass Ultimate subscribers to stream over 100 titles to their consoles without the need to download them or even have the right hardware...
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  • California Expands Lawsuit Against Activision Blizzard to Include Temporary Workers

    The state of California also says the studio interfered with its investigation.

    California has just expanded its lawsuit against Activision Blizzard. The state's Department of Fair Employment and Housing are now adding in temporary workers to the full-time female employees that they are already representing in the lawsuit. The state also claims that Activision Blizzard actively interfered with their investigation.

    This new report comes from Axios, whom have seen a copy...
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  • How to Get Mecha Morty in Fortnite

    How to Get Mecha Morty in Fortnite

    Epic finally adds Morty proper to Fortnite.

    The launch of Chapter 2 Season 7 for Fortnite included some crossover content with none other than Rick and Morty. While it was possible to get Rick as a playable skin through the game's battle pass, Morty was reduced to only being a pickaxe skin. Thankfully, fans of the cartoon will now get to also play as Morty if they so desire.

    Morty will tackle the lack of height by wearing a mech suit.

    To unlock Mecha Morty...
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