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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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  • Will Smith is Coming to Fortnite

    Will Smith is Coming to Fortnite

    A data miner has discovered the skin along with a new emote.

    A Will Smith skin has been discovered by a Fortnite data miner. Fortnite data miner Hypex has previously dug up details on then unannounced skins like Lebron James and Ariana Grande. They also found information about the Fortnite Winter Trials and a Daybreak PvE game mode. Now, he and data mining cohort Not0fficer found a Bad Boys Will Smith skin that could be hitting the battle royale game very soon.

    Not only...
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  • Diablo 2: Resurrected Open Beta Begins this Weekend

    Diablo 2: Resurrected Open Beta Begins this Weekend

    The beta will open up to everyone.

    The closed beta period for Diablo 2: Resurrected has already come and gone. However, a new open beta is almost ready to begin. This beta will be available to everyone, regardless if they pre-purchased the game or not.

    This open beta will offer access to five out of seven classes and the first two acts of the game. The five available classes include the Amazon, Barbarian, Sorceress, Druid, and Paladin. Only the Assassin and Necromancer...
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  • Life is Strange: True Colors First Gameplay Trailer

    Life is Strange: True Colors First Gameplay Trailer

    This is your first actual look at the gameplay in True Colors.

    Life is Strange: True Colors is set to be released on September 10, 2021 for the PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC via Steam, and on Google Stadia (Switch is coming later). However, we haven't exactly seen anything in terms of gameplay yet for the game. That is until now.

    The new trailer by Deck Nine Games and Square Enix shows off just a small segment of gameplay. Take a little walk...
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  • Dying Light 2 Gamescom Event Planned

    Dying Light 2 Gamescom Event Planned

    See more about the game and new gameplay at Gamescom.

    Techland will host a new "Dying 2 Know" stream during Gamescom next week. The show will air on August 26 at 11AM (PT) and will give players a new and better look at Dying Light 2 Stay Human. This latest episode of Dying 2 Know will reveal more about the parkour elements and the combat featured in the game. There will also be a new gameplay trailer, and "much more." The event will be hosted by lead game designer...
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  • Black Panther - War for Wakanda Out Now for Marvel's Avengers

    Black Panther - War for Wakanda Out Now for Marvel's Avengers

    A new hero, villains, enemies, and more added.

    Today marks the release of Marvel's Avengers expansion Black Panther - War for Wakanda. This is available as a free update to everyone that owns the base game. It adds in Black Panther, who is now the ninth playable Hero for the game. This expansion also adds in two new villains, a new area to explore, new enemies, the Birnin Zana Outpost, a new Drop Zone, new Threat Sector missions, and more.

    This update is supposedly the...
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  • Sea of Thieves Breaks Player Counts 3 Years After Release

    Sea of Thieves Breaks Player Counts 3 Years After Release

    June was a big month for Sea of Thieves.

    Sea of Thieves has been out now for three years, but it seems to be bigger than ever. Rare announced today that the month of June saw a record number of players in June 2021. Over 4.8 million players set sail during June.

    Joe Neate, executive producer of the studio says that the team has been "bowled over" from the support of the community. Players seems to have turned out in droves for the release of Sea of Thieves: A...
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  • Fortnite Gets Pretty Sus with New Among Us Mode

    Fortnite Gets Pretty Sus with New Among Us Mode

    Sus. Get it? Sus! HA HA HE SAID THE THING!

    There is a new Among Us style game mode that is now available within Fortnite. The new game mode is called Fortnite Imposters and it will see up to ten players trying to find out who the diabolical imposters are amongst them.

    At the start of each round, players are split up into two teams. There will be eight Agents and two Imposters. All of the action goes down on a new map called The Bridge. This place is used by the Imagined...
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  • CD Projekt Red Details First Cyberpunk 2077 DLC and 1.3 Patch Notes

    CD Projekt Red Details First Cyberpunk 2077 DLC and 1.3 Patch Notes

    First DLC is mostly focused on cosmetics.

    CD Projekt Red just shared the details on the changes coming in the 1.3 patch for Cyberpunk 2077. This patch will be released alongside the game's first, free DLC.

    The DLC coming with the 1.3 patch will be nothing but cosmetics so don't go in expecting there to be anything substantial. The DLC will include two new jackets, a new car, and a new outfit for Johnny Silverhand. This DLC and other DLC for Cyberpunk 2077 will be free....
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  • People Can Fly Has No Idea How Well Outriders Sold

    People Can Fly Has No Idea How Well Outriders Sold

    Dev suggests that the game might not have been profitable due to choices made by Square Enix.

    People Can Fly is the developer behind the fairly well received Outriders that came out in early April. The studio has come out to say that they have no idea just how many copies of the game has been sold, they have not earned any royalties from the game, and it may not have been profitable for their publisher, Square Enix.

    The reveal came from People Can Fly's investor websi...
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  • Battlefield 2042 - Irish Gameplay Clip

    Battlefield 2042 - Irish Gameplay Clip

    Get a look at the abilities Irish brings to the battlefield.

    Just a few days back, we learned that Kimble "Irish" Graves was returning to the battlefield in Battlefield 2042. Today, we are given a brief look at Irish in action.

    We know that Irish will assume the role of an Engineer in the game, though his abilities may seem better suited for the Support class. He can put down small fortifications anywhere on the battlefield that will provide protection for himself...
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  • Arrest Made in Murder of Brazilian Voice Actress Know for Voicing Cortana and Mercy

    The murderer's mother even helped trying to hide the body.

    An arrest has been made by the Brazilian police of a man suspected of murdering Christiane Louise, a well-known Brazilian voice actor who provided a voice to Cortana in Halo, Mercy in Overwatch, Sivir in League of Legends, and multiple other voice acting and live-action roles. Louise was 49 years old when the announcement of her death came on August 6 by colleague Mário Tupinambá Filho on Instagram.

    The suspect...
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  • Call of Duty: Vanguard Official Reveal on Thursday

    Call of Duty: Vanguard Official Reveal on Thursday

    Until then, enjoy this short teaser.

    The long rumored, and already kind of leaked, release of Call of Duty for 2021 is almost ready for its official reveal. On Thursday, August 19 at 10:30 AM (PT), Call of Duty: Vanguard will be officially revealed through a trailer. That trailer will make its debut in Call of Duty: Warzone first and foremost.

    The teaser trailer, seen below, seems to confirm that it's a WWII setting for the game. It also seems to fall in line with the...
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  • Wonder Woman Coming to Fortnite on August 19

    Wonder Woman Coming to Fortnite on August 19

    The Justice League is having a field day in Fortnite.

    On August 19 at 8PM (ET), Wonder Woman will be added to Fortnite. Of course, she won't be free (with some exceptions, detailed below) but will instead cost money. Real money. How much? I'm not sure. What do these branded skins go for these days in Fortnite? Let me do some quick searching to try and find out.

    So, it seems like these skins typically go for around 1800 V-Bucks (use Epic creator code "zips" at...
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  • Some Content is Leaving Dead by Daylight in November

    Some Content is Leaving Dead by Daylight in November

    This is your last chance to get this before it's gone for good.

    In September of 2019, some special Stranger Things content was added in to Dead by Daylight, the asymmetrical online survival-horror game. Publisher Behaviour Interactive said today that all of the characters and outfits related to the Netflix sci-fi series will no longer be available for purchase after November 17th.

    If you have not yet picked up the Stranger Things content for Dead by Daylight, you may want...
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  • Alan Wake 2 Apparently in Full Production

    Alan Wake 2 Apparently in Full Production

    Remedy says their unannounced project is in "full production."

    Remedy has confirmed that their still unannounced game project that they're making alongside Epic Games has now "moved into full production." Many people seem to be under the impression that this game is none other than Alan Wake 2.

    Remedy acquired the rights to the Alan Wake IP in 2019. Last year, Remedy said that the next game in their "Remedy Connected Universe" was already...
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