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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.

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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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  • Star Citizen Developer Responds to Crytek Lawsuit

    Star Citizen Developer Responds to Crytek Lawsuit

    A few weeks back, the world learned that Crytek was suing Cloud Imperium Games, the development studio behind Star Citizen. Crytek filed a lawsuit in the California District Court and claimed that CIG has not lived up to the terms of their initial agreement to use CryENGINE for Star Citizen. The claim says that the license covers one game and one game alone, and they feel as though Squadron 42 is a separate game and needs a separate license. Crytek's suit also made the claim that logos, trademark notices, and copyright information were improperly removed from all Star Citizen marketing materials. At the time of the filing, CIG said that the lawsuit was without merit since they ...
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  • Steam Hits New Record - Surpasses 18.5 Million Users Online at Once

    Steam Hits New Record - Surpasses 18.5 Million Users Online at Once

    Yet again, Steam has hit another new milestone. The online distribution platform had over 18.5 million people logged in at one time yesterday. This is not only a new record for the platform, but it's a new record by a long shot. The previous record was a decent amount under 18 million people.

    The record was hit on Saturday, January 6 around 10AM (ET). Just a few months ago the top concurrent users logged in count was 15 million. It's seen a relatively steady increase of about a million additional users each month since. The exact peak found 18,528,722 people logged at once. Do keep in mind that n...
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  • Overwatch Update is Going to Nerf Mercy Yet Again

    Overwatch Update is Going to Nerf Mercy Yet Again

    Right now on the PTR for Overwatch, nerfs are incoming for both Mercy and Junkrat. The nerf for Junkrat isn't a huge deal, but man is Mercy ever getting beaten with the nerf sledgehammer over these last few updates.

    Junkrat sees a reduction in the Concussion Mine damage the further you are from it. Alright, that makes sense. Mercy's nerfs are more... yikes, especially when combined with other recent changes to her abilities.
    Junkrat
    Concussion MineDeveloper Comments: Junkrat has been enjoying the flexibility his double-charge Concussion Mine provides, but it has now become a bit
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  • New AMD Alpha Drivers Fix DirectX 9 Games

    New AMD Alpha Drivers Fix DirectX 9 Games

    Another recent update to the Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition drivers (I seriously hate that stupid name) broke DirectX 9 functionality in a number of older titles. Broken in the sense that you couldn't play some of these older games. Thankfully, AMD just released a new alpha driver version for their video cards that fixes it.

    The 18.1.1 Alpha release of the Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition (-_-) should fix those DirectX 9 issues right up.
    Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.1.1 Alpha Highlights This early access driver is being provided for users who have had issues launching a small number of DirectX 9 based games. This alpha drive
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  • New SSGSS Vegeta Focused Trailer for Dragon Ball FighterZ

    New SSGSS Vegeta Focused Trailer for Dragon Ball FighterZ

    Bandai Namco released a new trailer for Dragon Ball FighterZ today. The focus is on none other than SSGSS Vegeta. This trailer follows the release of the SSGSS Goku trailer and the opening cinematic trailer that came out in the weeks prior.
    Having progressed from feared villain, to anti-hero, to hero throughout the series, Vegeta is also one of the most story-developed characters in the franchise. Now his power and skill can be wielded in DRAGON BALL FighterZ as SSGSS Vegeta officially joins the fray.
    Dragon Ball FighterZ is slated to be released on January 26 for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC via ...
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  • Valve Rescinds "Major" Designation from 2018 Dota 2 Galaxy Battles Major

    Valve Rescinds "Major" Designation from 2018 Dota 2 Galaxy Battles Major

    Valve issued an important update today regarding the upcoming Galaxy Battles Major for Dota 2. First up, the event is no longer a Major and will thus be known as the Galaxy Battles 2018 tournament.

    This is due to "new government regulations for Esports players entering the Philippines."
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  • God of War Graces the Cover of Game Informer for February

    God of War Graces the Cover of Game Informer for February

    It looks like we're about to get a lot of additional information for the upcoming God of War for the PlayStation 4. The February cover for Game Informer was revealed today and, if you didn't already figure it out, God of War is in the spotlight.

    That means we should have some fresh details about the game once Game Informer issues start to hit the hands of subscribers and as Game Informer themselves put up online features for the game.

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  • Nintendo Switch Surpasses Wii to Become Fastest Selling Console in US

    Nintendo Switch Surpasses Wii to Become Fastest Selling Console in US

    According to a Tweet by Nintendo from earlier today, the Nintendo Switch has become the "fastest selling video game system of all time" in the United States. Additional details provided by Nintendo say that in the period from March 3 through December 31, 2017, Nintendo sold 4.8 million Switch units. That figure is just for the States. Total worldwide sales figures were not revealed today.

    To compare, the incredibly well received Wii sold just 4 million units in the same span of time. The Wii was the previous king of "fastest selling console." Keep in mind that the Wii went on to become one of the best selling consoles...
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  • Zenimax Shares First Details on The Elder Scrolls Online: Dragon Bones DLC Pack

    Zenimax Online Studios shared the first details on the first major update to hit The Elder Scrolls Online in 2018. The Dragon Bones DLC pack adds in two new dungeons. This DLC is going to be released alongside Update 17 for the game, which will be free to everyone. Both of these are slated to arrive in February.

    Let's see what new content and changes players can expect when these updates roll out.
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  • Mad Catz is Back with New PC Hardware

    Mad Catz is Back with New PC Hardware

    Last April, we reported that Mad Catz was no more. The studio had filed for bankruptcy following poor sales, namely from the lackluster sales of their Rock Band 4 peripherals. It didn't really help that they were the co-publisher for the game which failed to make waves as the franchise did back in its heyday.

    However, Mad Catz is back. The company announced today that "Mad Catz is back in the game." Yes, the company that made your favorite third-party gaming peripherals is on the scene once again with some hot new PC gaming hardware. The announcement says that the company is back with new ownership and "a new attitude."
    At CES 2018, Mad Catz will
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  • GTA Online Update Adds a Rally Car with Machine Guns, Plus Save Big on Mobile Ops Centers and Cars

    The latest update for GTA Online technically came out yesterday but I didn't see the email until today. It matters now, however, because the new vehicle is still new and the savings on various in-game vehicles runs through to January 8.
    To kick off 2018 with a bang, the Annis Savestra Sports Classic is now available for purchase at Legendary Motorsport. The Sevestra also comes ready for a bevy of optional upgrades such as machine guns, to be installed in either an Avenger or Mobile Operations Center Vehicle Workshop.

    You can see a picture of the new rally car, Annis Savestra, above. Let's get on to the weekly savings plus the Premium Races.
    SAVE BIG ON SELECT VEHICLES What better time
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