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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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  • Hitman 3 Pre-Orders Open Today

    Hitman 3 Pre-Orders Open Today

    Pre-orders are opening across all platforms starting today.

    There is some good news for fans of the HITMAN franchise. Today, pre-orders are starting to open for HITMAN 3 across all platforms. So far, it seems as though not all storefronts have the pre-orders available. The ones that are available right now include the Xbox One and PC via the Epic Games Store (use affiliate creator code "zips" at checkout!). The PlayStation Store and Stadia do not have pre-orders available...
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  • New Stronghold: Warlords Gameplay from Gamescom

    New Stronghold: Warlords Gameplay from Gamescom

    New footage with developer commentary coming in hot.

    There was some new gameplay footage shown off this past weekend at Gamescom for Stronghold: Warlords. The new footage provides a first look at Stronghold: Warlords Japanese single player campaign following Toyotomi Hideyoshi.

    The footage is accompanied by new developer commentary with details on the game's new "Warlord System." It provides a closer look at the Ninja and Warrior Monk units coming to the game...
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  • Vlambeer Celebrates 10th Anniversary by Promptly Shutting Down

    Vlambeer Celebrates 10th Anniversary by Promptly Shutting Down

    10 years and not a day more.

    Independent game studio, Vlambeer, is busy celebrating its 10 year anniversary today! It's also shutting down. Despite this odd and surprise announcement, the studio says that their upcoming game, Ultrabugs, is still going to be released.

    Vlambeer did not really go into any specifics about what the two co-founders would be moving on to next. The studio was formed 10 years ago by Jan Willem Nijman and the every outspoken Rami Ismail. All we...
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  • Nvidia Announces 30 Series GPUs

    Nvidia Announces 30 Series GPUs

    Say hello to the RTX 3070, 3080, and 3090.

    Nvidia has officially revealed its new GeForce RTX 30xx series of video cards today. Specifically, they unveiled the RTX 3070, RTX 3080, and RTX 3090 graphics cards as part of a special online reveal event. CEO of Nvidia, Jensen Huang, donned his iconic jacket from the comfort of his kitchen in order to make today's reveal.

    These cards are coming roughly two years after the release of their 20xx series of cards. The 20xx series...
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  • Kate Bishop Announced for Marvel's Avengers

    Kate Bishop Announced for Marvel's Avengers

    Revealed as part of today's War Table stream.

    Today during the Marvel's Avengers War Table live stream, we learned that Kate Bishop will be one of the new post-launch heroes added to the game. She will actually be the first new hero introduced to the game. Bishop, as with every other post-launch hero addition, will be free to everyone that owns the game.

    Kate's Operation, entitled "Taking AIM" will begin in late October. This will also include a new villain and...
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  • Next-Gen Interest

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    Which of these next-gen consoles are you getting at launch?
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  • Cheat Maker Apologizes After Activision Hits Them with a Lawsuit

    Cheat Maker Apologizes After Activision Hits Them with a Lawsuit

    We're sorry...

    Activision has filed a lawsuit against a cheat maker responsible for creating and selling Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Call of Duty: Warzone hacks. This lawsuit threat pushed the developer to disable their hacks for all Call of Duty related products and issue an apology to the Call of Duty player base before shutting down operations.

    The statement, which was originally posted to the cheat maker's Discord and relayed via Reddit, finds the cheat makers...
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  • PlayStation 5 is Only Backwards Compatible with PlayStation 4

    PlayStation 5 is Only Backwards Compatible with PlayStation 4

    A sad day for those hoping for full backwards compatibility.

    According to a new support page from Ubisoft, it appears that PlayStation, PS2, and PS3 games will not be backwards compatible on the PlayStation 5. This support page was put up to help users address the transition from this current-gen to next-gen platforms.

    They put it up in very clear terms. ...
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  • Three New Aircraft Coming to Ace Combat 7 in the Fall

    Three New Aircraft Coming to Ace Combat 7 in the Fall

    Take to the skies in some hot new rides.

    This Fall, three new aircraft will be added to Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown. This is being done as part of the 25th Anniversary celebration of the Ace Combat franchise. These aircraft do not have a solid release date just yet outside of "Fall" for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and the PC version available on Steam.

    These aircraft include the ASF-X Shinden II, XFA-27, and the CFA-44 Nosferatu. These planes should actually...
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  • Trends in Online Gambling that are All Set to Change the Industry

    The vibrant casino industry has always attracted enough eyeballs from the gambling fanatics. There has been a series of developments in the domain that has scaled the industry significantly.

    One of the most important areas that have seen massive growth is online gambling. Every year, there are several trends that keep deluging this space and raises revenue.

    The contribution of gambling to the economy is such that it has been legalized in several countries. In fact, the...
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  • The Outer Worlds: Peril on Gorgon Gameplay Video

    The Outer Worlds: Peril on Gorgon Gameplay Video

    More Gamescom goodness for you.

    A new gameplay video for The Outer Worlds: Peril on Gorgon made its debut at Gamescom this past weekend. This expansion to the base game aims to add in a ton of new content for players to enjoy. This includes a new narrative experience, new sidequests, new weapons, new locations, and new enemies to do battle with. It's an expansion, you know what to expect from these by now!

    The Outer World: Peril on Gorgon will take players to the Gorgon...
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  • Review: The First Legal Online Casino and Sportsbook in the USA: BetMGM


    BetMGM was the first online casino and sportsbook to offer legal online gambling within the USA. This meant that it had a head start over the competition. However, the initial offering was a bit lackluster and put some players off. Since the launch it has had time to improve what it offers and now has a much better service for players. We’ve taken a quick look at what it offers to players in order to help you to decide if BetMGM is the right site for you to play at. We will cover...
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  • More PC Ports in Sony's Future

    More PC Ports in Sony's Future

    Expect more first-party Sony titles to show up on PC.

    The Sony Corporate Report 2020 states that the company wants to bring even more first-party titles to the PC platform in the future. This is obviously in addition to other former PlayStation 4 exclusives that have made their way to the PC, including Horizon Zero Dawn. You could also include Death Stranding into the mix if you really want, but that one was a third party title from the very start. It just so happened to be exclusive...
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  • Apple Terminates Epic Games Developer Account

    Apple Terminates Epic Games Developer Account

    This is not a termination of accounts related to Unreal Engine devs.

    Today, Apple followed through with part of their threat that they would terminate Epic Games' developer account. This is not the same as their threat to terminate the accounts of all Unreal Engine developers. That specific case was shot down in court earlier this week. However, that ruling still left the door open for Apple to terminate the account specifically related to Epic Games, the one used by Fortnite.
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  • Willem Dafoe Narrates a New Trailer for 'Interactive Thriller' Twelve Minutes

    Also stars James McAvoy and Daisy Ridley.

    A new trailer for Twelve Minutes comes to us from Annapurna Interactive. Described by the studio as "an interactive thriller about a man trapped in a time loop," most of the game takes place within a single apartment. The new trailer is narrated by Willem Dafoe. The game also includes the voice talents of James McAvoy and Daisy Ridley.

    The game takes place from a top-down perspective of a small apartment. You will have...
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