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.


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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  • New Nintendo 3DS XL - Super Nintendo Entertainment System Edition Announced by Nintendo

    That headline reads like a poor editing job on my part, but it is 100% correct. Nintendo announced today the "New Nintendo 3DS XL - Super Nintendo Entertainment System Edition" via Twitter. Nintendo's naming conventions are getting to be as convoluted as all of those Street Fighter II iterations or most Kingdom Hearts titles.

    Look, it's a New 3DS that looks like the old SNES console. There, that's so much easier to understand, isn't it? It comes out on October 13, at least in Europe....
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  • Shenmue III First Teaser Trailer

    Shenmue III First Teaser Trailer

    Hey look, it's a teaser trailer for Shenmue III. It features some lovely environmental art and uh... I'll just say it, those character models, specifically the faces, look downright terrible. I can only assume (hope) that the models are still very much a work in progress.
    The first teaser of Shenmue III is built from a small slice of an in-development build of the game, and it delivers small peeks in new look of main characters, new characters, and feels of Shenmue world.

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  • Junkertown Map Revealed for Overwatch; New Junkrat and Roadhog Short

    Junkertown Map Revealed for Overwatch; New Junkrat and Roadhog Short

    Blizzard delivered the ol' one-two punch today for Overwatch fans. They not only revealed a new short focusing on Junkrat and Roadhog, but they also revealed the new escort map, Junkertown.
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  • Story Driven Horror Game Close to the Sun Announced

    Story Driven Horror Game Close to the Sun Announced

    Storm in a Teacup announced today a new story-driven horror game, Close to the Sun.
    Close to the Sun will be out some time in 2018 for th...
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  • Hidden Dragon: Legend Launches September 19 on PS4; PC Version Announced

    Hidden Dragon: Legend Launches September 19 on PS4; PC Version Announced

    A PC version of Hidden Dragon: Legend was announced today alongside confirmation of a September 19 release date for the PlayStation 4 version of the game. This RPG meets hack-and-slash combat is being developed by Oasis Games.
    About Hidden Dragon: Legend Set in ancient China, Hidden Dragon: Legend challenges players to battle fierce foes, perform acrobatics to avoid obstacles and enemies, build their character through a deep, RPG-style skill tree and solve puzzles in the heat of battle. Players will utilize all their skills while engaging in hack and slash combat and unleashing stunning combos. To succeed in the game, players will navigate their way t
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  • LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 "Journey to Chronopolis" Trailer

    LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 "Journey to Chronopolis" Trailer

    Take a journey to Chronopolis in this new trailer for LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2.
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  • Age of Empires IV Announced; 4K Remasters Coming for Age of Empires II and III

    Microsoft announced a good deal of Age of Empires news today. First up, we have confirmation that there will be 4K remasters of Age of Empires II and Age of Empires III. These "Definitive Editions" coincide with the Age of Empires Definitive Edition that had a new trailer today courtesy of Gamescom 2017.
    Welcome back to history! Age of Empires returns for its 20th anniversary in Definitive form with a host of new improvements and features. All-new 4K graphics, increased population limit, an expanded user interface, a re-orchestrated soundtrack much more await players as they build and battle through the ages.

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  • Attack on Titan 2 Announced

    Attack on Titan 2 Announced

    Koei Tecmo and Omega Force officially announced Attack on Titan 2 today.
    Building on the fast-paced action the series is famous for, and featuring an abundance of new gameplay mechanics, the gripping sequel will be released across America as Attack on Titan 2 in Early 2018. Players will once again don the renowned Omni-Directional Manoeuver Gear as they fight and repel the fearsome Titans that threaten humanity, to restore peace within the walls.
    Additional information including release date and release platforms will be coming in the weeks ahead. There is a teaser trailer and some screenshots you can view at least. ...
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  • Fear Effect Remake Announced

    Fear Effect Remake Announced

    At the turn of the century, Fear Effect, was one of those games that elevated action-adventure games to new heights. The game, and its sequel, oozed style at every turn and proved that there was a market for more adult focused titles on consoles.

    Cut to 2017 and apparently Square Enix is planning on bringing the franchise back. Right now, a remake of the original game is on track for a 2018 release. All that was shown off so far was a brief teaser for Fear Effect Reinvented. The game is being developed for the PS4, XB1, PC, and Switch by Sushee. Sushee is the same studio that is working on the isometric Fear Effect game, Fear Effect Sedna. ...
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  • Life is Strange: Before the Storm Launch Trailer

    Life is Strange: Before the Storm Launch Trailer

    Life is Strange: Before the Storm is slated for release on August 31 for the PC, PS4, and XB1. So yes, we have a launch trailer ready to go.
    Those who are at Gamescom 2017 can check t...
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  • Destiny 2 Launch Trailer

    Destiny 2 Launch Trailer

    With Destiny 2 being just a couple of weeks out from its September 6 release on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, it seems to be the right time to have a launch trailer. This is it. PC users, you should probably just ignore this news post.
    From the makers of the acclaimed hit game Destiny, comes the much-anticipated action shooter sequel, Destiny 2. Experience an all new cinematic story campaign, innovative cooperative gameplay, and intense competitive multiplayer as you journey across unexplored worlds to discover an arsenal of weapons and devastating new combat abilities.

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