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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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  • Darkest Dungeon Out on Switch January 18

    Darkest Dungeon Out on Switch January 18

    Darkest Dungeon is slated to be released on the Nintendo Switch on January 18. This release of the dark and difficult dungeon crawler will also be released alongside the game's two DLC. The game itself will run you $24.99 (USD) while The Crimson Court DLC will go for another $9.99 and The Shieldbreaker is $3.99.
    Darkest Dungeon is a challenging gothic RPG about the stresses of dungeon crawling. You will lead a band of heroes on a perilous side-scrolling descent, dealing with a prodigious number of threats to their bodily health, and worse, a relentless assault on their mental fortitude! Five hundred feet below the earth you will not only fight unimaginable foes, but famine, disease, and the stress of the ever-encroaching
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  • New Dragon Ball FighterZ Hit Video Available

    New Dragon Ball FighterZ Hit Video Available

    Apparently, Dragon Ball includes a character named Hit. Imagine my confusion when the headline for the press release reads "New Dragon Ball FighterZ Hit Video Now Available." The game is a hit? It's not even out yet. Yeah, that wasn't super confusing or anything.

    This game. I swear.

    Here's a new trailer for the character of Hit from Dragon Ball FighterZ.

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  • Call of Duty: WWII: Resistance Trailer Shows Off New Nazi Zombies DLC

    Call of Duty: WWII: Resistance Trailer Shows Off New Nazi Zombies DLC

    A new trailer, entitled The Darkest Shore, came out today for Call of Duty: WWII. The trailer is for the upcoming Resistance DLC for the Nazi Zombies mode in the game. Call of Duty: WWII: Resistance is slated to be released on the PlayStation 4 on January 30. Other platforms will probably get it the DLC in early March. You know how these timed exclusives work by now.
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  • de Blob 2 Coming to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on February 27

    de Blob 2 Coming to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on February 27

    Man, it seems like only yesterday we were talking about de Blob coming out on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Amazingly, the game already has a sequel coming out and it arrives on February 27! Ah, memories. But that was yesterday, today is tomorrow, and tomorrow is today so that means it's time for news about de Blob 2's upcoming release!
    About de Blob 2 Comrade Black is back and so is his war on Color. There will be no stopping him or his brainwashing new cult from taking over Prisma City-that is, until de Blob comes back to re-ignite color revolution! de Blob 2 is a platformer which utilizes unique painting functionality as the main game mechanic along with classic platforming actions and low g
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  • Tamar to Lead Georgia in Civilization VI: Rise and Fall

    Tamar to Lead Georgia in Civilization VI: Rise and Fall

    Tamar was revealed as the leader of Georgia today for the upcoming Rise and Fall expansion for Sid Meier's Civilization VI. The official Civilization blog has some of the major details on Tamar's life along with some insight on her unique content.
    Born around 1160 (dates of her birth vary) to King George III and Queen Burdukhan, Tamar would be in for an early fight to keep her crown. The nobles of the court preferred her cousin, Prince Demna, to be next in line of succession and by the time she was 17, a minor rebellion broke out. Those nobles were summarily crushed by King George III. Tamar was proclaimed heir and co-ruler by her father shortly after that rebellion. When George III died in 1184, Tamar assumed the
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  • Last Encounter Blends Roguelikes with Twin-Stick Shooters Later this Year

    Last Encounter Blends Roguelikes with Twin-Stick Shooters Later this Year

    Last Encounter aims to blend a roguelike experience with twin-stick shooter gameplay later this year. Specifically, we're looking at a Q2 2018 release window on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam.

    Those looking to try out Last Encounter for the first time, will be able to do so at the PAX South event. PAX South is apparently just three days away, so that's like really, really soon. Those at PAX South this week can check it out in booth 10657.
    Set in the distant future, all hope is lost when our world is invaded by a savage and technologically superior alien race. To end the onslaught, humanity's last remaining
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  • 'Tis The Season To Be a Gamer - A Brief Guide To Some of the Most Popular In-Game Christmas Content

    Christmas is undoubtedly a time for family - well, unless you're a gamer that is. Whether you're a proud owner of a PS4 or Xbox One or simply enjoy online gaming on your PC, there's a pretty decent chance that you'll wake up on Christmas morning to the game you've been waiting on for months. As luck would have it, holiday seasons and specifically Christmas, in particular, are the best times to get playing the latest games due to the fact that developers often like to get in on the fun.

    Since the invention of internal in-game clocks, developers have been hiding fun little Easter eggs within their games, introducing festive DLC and releasing Christmas themed games to aid you in your celebrations. So, put down your eggnog and feast upon this list of some of the best in-game Christmas events, both past and present, which are bound to get you in the mood for a bearded stranger breaking into your home and leaving random gifts under your tree....
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  • Sci-fi Mystery Game The Station Announced for PS4, XB1, and PC

    Sci-fi Mystery Game The Station Announced for PS4, XB1, and PC

    On February 20, the sci-fi mystery game, The Station, will be released on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows, Mac, and Linux. The game was announced today and is coming to you courtesy of a "team of AAA veterans."

    The development team includes Dave Fracchia, a former Studio Head at Radical Entertainment, plus Les Nelkin who worked on Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning as a designer, and Duncan Watt who composed music for games like BioShock Infinite and League of Legends.
    The Station will take players across the universe and aboard a spacecraft orbiting a vicious alien world. In the distant future the Espial Space Station, the most advanced spacecraft to explore
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  • Goku Black Rose Announced for Dragon Ball FighterZ

    Goku Black Rose Announced for Dragon Ball FighterZ

    Look, the opening sentence of this press release doesn't make a damn bit of sense to me. Anime is weird and so is this sentence, but I'm sure it makes sense to some of you out there. All I know is that there is a new trailer out today for Dragon Ball FighterZ.
    Super Saiyan Rose is the Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan transformation of a Saiyan who is an actual deity and who better to take this powerful form than Goku! Players will unleash the power of Goku Black Rose to devastate their opponents in DRAGON BALL FighterZ.
    Sure, whatever. Here's a trailer of Goku Black Rose, or "Goku Black" as the trailer simply calls them, or th...
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  • CES 2018: HTC and Valve Announce SteamVR Tracking 2.0 and Vive Pro Headset

    CES 2018: HTC and Valve Announce SteamVR Tracking 2.0 and Vive Pro Headset

    Today, Valve and HTC announced a minor technology bump to the HTC Vive. This bump comes in the form of SteamVR Tracking 2.0, which allows for users to link up to four Base Stations in a single space. In addition to making the jump from two to four stations, the improved technology allows for game space areas to jump to sizes as large as 10 by 10 meters. Valve tells us that the new technology is expected to ship with commercial devises later this year. The new 2.0 Base Stations will be "smaller, more reliable, and offer improved performance." Interestingly, this press release by Valve doesn't touch upon some of the other many additions that either just hit HTC Vive sets ...
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  • Rebellion Acquires Radiant Worlds

    Rebellion Acquires Radiant Worlds

    Rebellion, the independent UK based developer and publisher, have acquired Radiant Worlds, a UK development studio that was founded in 2013. They were acquired for an undisclosed sum.

    Radiant Worlds will become Rebellion Warwick. Its 70 employees will join Rebellion Liverpool as a sister studio to Rebellion's main studio in Oxford. Rebellion Warwick is set to immediately hop onto existing projects in the Rebellion lineup, including Strange Brigade. They will also contribute to other Rebellion IPs such as Sniper Elite, Evil Genius, Battlezone, and more.
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