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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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  • 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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  • The Sims 4 is Going to the Cats and Dogs

    The Sims 4 is Going to the Cats and Dogs

    EA announced a new Cats & Dogs expansion pack for The Sims 4 earlier today. Yes, you will even be able to create your own pets with the new "Create A Pet" tool.
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  • Battlefield 1 Title Update for August 21, 2017 - Lupkow Pass, More Frontlines, and More

    As we mentioned just moments ago, the Lupkow Pass map from the In the Name of the Tsar expansion is now available for Battlefield 1. However, that wasn't all that came today. The latest title update for the game is rolling out right now for PC and console players.
    LUPKOW PASSMAPS & MODES
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  • Battlefield 1 Introduces More Ways to Play: Lupkow Pass, Revolution, and Incursions

    EA and DICE revealed two new ways to play Battlefield 1 at Gamescom 2017. The first is Battlefield 1 Revolution, which is essentially a package deal of the game that includes the game, the DLC, and a couple of added bonuses. The second is Battlefield 1 Incursions which is being "optimized for competition" and is being developed in collaboration with players.

    First up, a look at Battlefield 1 Revolution.
    Battlefield 1 Revolution contains the Battlefield 1 base game and Battlefield 1 Premium Pass which includes four themed expansion packs*, each filled with all new maps, new modes and more, making it the complete Battlefield 1 experience. Players will have immediate access to Battlefield 1 They Shall
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  • New 2018 BMW M5 Revealed in Need for Speed Payback Trailer

    New 2018 BMW M5 Revealed in Need for Speed Payback Trailer

    The new 2018 BMW M5 was revealed today not through traditional means but through a new trailer for Need for Speed Payback "High Stakes" trailer. Need for Speed Payback is due out on November 10, 2017.
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  • Ruiner Brings Cyberpunk Action to Consoles and PC on September 26

    Ruiner Brings Cyberpunk Action to Consoles and PC on September 26

    Ruiner, a cyberpunk styled "action shooter" from Devolver Digital will hit PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One come September 26. A new trailer, Ugly Heart, shows off the release date alongside some of the game's "more extravagant weapons."
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  • Rise of the Tomb Raider Xbox One X Enhancements Detailed

    Rise of the Tomb Raider Xbox One X Enhancements Detailed

    Square Enix has detailed some of the enhancements coming to Rise of the Tomb Raider for the Xbox One X. A number of these enhancements come courtesy of Nixxes Software.
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