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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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  • January 2021 Games with Gold Announced

    January 2021 Games with Gold Announced

    Time for some scares I guess?

    January is apparently the perfect month for a couple of horror focused games with Games with Gold, eh? That seems to be the case as Xbox Live Gold subscribers will get a couple of spooky titles along with a couple of action titles for January 2021.

    These titles include Little Nightmares, Dead Rising, The King of Fighters XIII, and Breakdown. A, ahem, breakdown of the four titles can be found below. These titles will begin to be offered to...
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  • PSA: Hey, The Steam Winter Sale is Now Live

    PSA: Hey, The Steam Winter Sale is Now Live

    In case you still feel the need to spend money.

    It's that time again! It's the time in which your wallet begs for mercy and you just keep ignoring it. It's time for the 15th annual Steam Winter Sale that is live right now through January 5, 2021. This sale once again offers big savings on tons of titles across Steam.

    Not only that, but it's time to get your votes in for the final nominees in the 5th Annual Steam Awards! Cast your vote for categories that range from "Game...
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  • Nvidia Releases Hotfix Driver 460.97

    Nvidia Releases Hotfix Driver 460.97

    Fixes stuttering in Avengers, a BSOD issue, and more.

    Nvidia released a new hotfix driver (460.97) to users that attempts to address a handful of outstanding bugs. One of the big issues addressed with this driver hotfix is a BSOD issue that would impact laptop users when waking their devices from sleep when connected to an external monitor.

    This seems to be a long running issue, dating back a good couple of years on Nvidia's own support forum. If you are experiencing a...
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  • Stardew Valley 1.5 Update is Out Now

    Stardew Valley 1.5 Update is Out Now

    Farm on a beach, plus tons of other additions!

    An early Christmas surprise awaits all of the Stardew Valley fans out there, and we know there are many of you. Today, developer Eric Barone dropped the 1.5 update as a little early Christmas gift for fans. The full changes can be found here.

    One of the biggest additions in 1.5 is the inclusion of a new farm type: The beach farm. This farm is great for "foraging and fishing" and features "tons of open space."...
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  • First Yoruichi Gameplay Trailer Revealed for Jump Force

    First Yoruichi Gameplay Trailer Revealed for Jump Force

    Part of Character Pass 2.

    In early 2021, Yoruichi will be added to the roster of Jump Force as part of Character Pass 2. Today marks the first gameplay trailer for Yoruichi being shown off.

    Who is Yoruichi? Beats the hell out of me! We weren't given any additional information about this character. What we were given additional information about are the names of the other characters included in Character Pass 2. Let's check that out right quick then.


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  • Star Citizen to Have Its First Dynamic Server Event this Week

    Star Citizen to Have Its First Dynamic Server Event this Week

    Big ships going "pew pew."

    Cloud Imperium Games, the developers behind Star Citizen, are about to kick off the first ever large-scale dynamic server event. At some point this week, there will be a massive space battle against what they are calling the "XenoThreat." CIG is calling on all pilots to join the fight against this terrorist organization.

    Pilots will join up with the UEE Navy and "lead assaults against enemy capital ships."
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  • GOG Tells Cyberpunk 2077 Players Keep Save File Size Down to Avoid Corruption

    The Cyberpunk hits just keep on coming.

    Adding to the ever growing list of issues for Cyberpunk 2077 is one that could strike at any time and without warning. It has the potential to completely corrupt your save game with no way to recover it once it happens. This is a save game corruption that can, and will, happen to players if they allow their Cyberpunk 2077 save file to exceed 8MB in size.

    This issue was initially reported as a problem across all platforms (Xbox, PlayStation,...
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  • Ghost of Tsushima Update Adds God of War, Bloodborne, and Other Costumes

    Ghost of Tsushima Update Adds God of War, Bloodborne, and Other Costumes

    New outfits are available for a limited time.

    Sucker Punch is offering some free unlockable costumes based on other PlayStation IPs for Ghost of Tsushima: Legends. These outfits will be unlockable simply by playing any Story or Survival mission with each class. The catch here is that the outfits will be unlockable only until January 15, 2021.

    The costumes that you can unlock are from various Sony properties such as God of War, Horizon: Zero Dawn, Shadow of the Colossu...
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  • Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Multiplayer is Free Until Christmas

    Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Multiplayer is Free Until Christmas

    Another freebie to enjoy.

    Activision has gone ahead and made the multiplayer mode for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War totally free to play until December 24, 2020. The free offer actually began yesterday, but we weren't made aware of it until today. Please accept our sincere apologies.

    From now through to December 21, players can enjoy Team Deathmatch, Domination, 2v2 Gunfight, Nuketown Holiday 24/7, and the Raid the Mall playlists. At some point on the 21st, they will...
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  • Microsoft and Best Buy are Now Offering Refunds on Cyberpunk 2077

    Microsoft and Best Buy are Now Offering Refunds on Cyberpunk 2077

    The hits, they just keep coming.

    First, we saw Sony offering full refunds for all copies of Cyberpunk 2077 that were sold through the PlayStation Network store. This coincided with the game being completely pulled from the PlayStation Network until an undetermined point in the future.

    Just a couple of short hours ago, Microsoft followed suit with an updated refund policy change of their own for Cyberpunk 2077. The company says that they "will be expanding our existing...
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  • Best Video games to Play during the Pandemic

    Best Video games to Play during the Pandemic

    Ever since the pandemic took control of our lives, we have not been the same. For several months, human beings had to stay inside their homes, turning to things to while away their time, that they never considered before. While some took up cooking and several other chores, others turned to online gaming and gambling.

    Our notion of normalcy shifted from what we knew and assumed a distorted and skewed shape. Words like ‘social distancing’, ‘hand sanitizers’,...
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  • Sony Pulls Cyberpunk 2077 from PlayStation Store, Offering Full Refunds

    Sony Pulls Cyberpunk 2077 from PlayStation Store, Offering Full Refunds

    Pulled from PlayStation Store until further notice.

    Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) just put out a notice that they are offering full refunds to those PlayStation consumers that purchased Cyberpunk 2077 from the PlayStation Store. Furthermore, SIE says that they are pulling Cyberpunk 2077 from the PlayStation Store until further notice.

    Sony has set up a dedicated landing page that offers a link for you to request your refund in addition to providing the details that...
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  • Get Trials Rising for Free

    Get Trials Rising for Free

    Free from Ubisoft.

    For a limited time, you can get a free copy of Trials Rising courtesy of Ubisoft. It is free as part of the company's "Happy Holidays" promotion. All you need to do is log in with your Ubisoft account and redeem it through the Happy Holidays promotional site.

    Trials Rising will be free from now through to 5AM (PT) on December 18. It is at that time that it will be replaced by another free offering from Ubisoft.

    Trials Rising is...
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  • PSA: The Epic Games Store Holiday Sale is Underway

    PSA: The Epic Games Store Holiday Sale is Underway

    Plus, get an extra $10 discount coupon.

    The 2020 Epic Games Store Holiday Sale is now live. The sale offers discounts of up to 80% off of regular prices and also includes the return of the unlimited $10 off coupons. You get one free $10 off coupon to begin with and you will keep getting them for each purchase you make. These coupons can be applied to any game or item that is $15 or more.

    In addition to these coupons and savings, there are also 15 days of free video games...
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  • New Godfall Update Information

    New Godfall Update Information

    Input buffering has been changed up.

    A new update for the Counterplay Games developed action-RPG-looter-slasher-brouhaha known as Godfall was just released. Among the handful of changes in this update is an update to the way the game handles input buffering.

    Apparently this was a major change because they dedicated an entire blog post to talking about these changes to input buffering. A bit more on that shortly.

    In addition to the changes made to input buffering,...
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