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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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  • Microsoft Flight Simulator Coming to Steam; VR Support Announced

    Microsoft Flight Simulator Coming to Steam; VR Support Announced

    TrackIR and VR support coming later this year.

    Microsoft just announced that Microsoft Flight Simulator is also coming to Steam. The sim will be released on Steam come August 18, the same day that it is also made available on the PC via the Windows 10 Store and Xbox Game Pass for PC.

    Pre-orders for the game are available right now on Steam. These pre-orders include the Standard, Deluxe, and Premium Deluxe editions of the game.

    Today's news from the Xbox W...
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  • Splinter Cell Anime in the Works

    Splinter Cell Anime in the Works

    Ok, it's not "technically" an anime.

    When you pictured the grand return of Sam Fisher and the Splinter Cell franchise, I bet you did not expect it to be in the form of an animated series (or mobile game). Yet here in 2020, where we have come to expect the unexpected, we are about to get just that. An animated series based on Splinter Cell is in the works. Let's see how it compares to the best sports anime.

    The show is being worked on for Netflix. Derek Kolstad,...
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  • Yakuza Kiwami 2 is Out Today on Xbox One and Windows 10

    Yakuza Kiwami 2 is Out Today on Xbox One and Windows 10

    Guess what? That's right, Kiwami still means extreme!

    Yakuza Kiwami 2 is now available for Xbox One owners today. Not only that, but those on Windows 10 can also purchase and play the game through the Microsoft Store. Even better still is the fact that Yakuza Kiwami 2 is available as part of the Xbox Game Pass!

    Yakuza Kiwami 2 was given a 5 out of 5 in our review of the PlayStation 4 version of the game. Since that release, Kiwami 2 was released on PC via Steam. Yakuza...
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  • Barotrauma 'New Frontiers' Update Detailed

    Barotrauma 'New Frontiers' Update Detailed

    The game's biggest update overhauls the campaign.

    "New Frontiers" is the name that has been given to the latest major update to Barotrauma. This update is said to be the biggest one yet for the submarine "simulator. It overhauls the game's campaign, adds in new NPCs, adds in new outposts, and more.

    New Frontiers adds a new campaign-focused journey with a "mysterious destination in the depths of Europa." The campaign has now been improved to create...
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  • Popular Final Fantasy XIV Art Books Return in 2021

    Popular Final Fantasy XIV Art Books Return in 2021

    Reprints arrive next year.

    Square Enix announces that there will be not one, not two, not even three, but four full-color art books coming in 2021 for Final Fantasy XIV Online. These books will include artwork for the characters and world of Final Fantasy XIV, specifically focusing on the expansions of Heavensward and Stormblood.

    This has nothing to do with the books, but Square Enix also mentions that Final Fantasy XIV has surpassed 20 million players since its launch...
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  • Valve Cracks Down on Using VPNs to Buy Games Cheaper

    Valve Cracks Down on Using VPNs to Buy Games Cheaper

    This should hopefully lead to more fair regional pricing.

    For several years now, users were able to make use of a loophole that allowed them to buy games for cheaper if purchased from certain regions. Users were able to trick Steam into thinking they lived in one region where a price of a game was more favorable to them due to exchange rates. This had the unfortunate side-effect of developers and publishers having to increase prices in these regions to put a stop to those using VPNs...
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  • Boss Gauntlets Coming as Free Update in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

    Boss Gauntlets Coming as Free Update in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

    Sales figures also revealed for FromSoftware's latest.

    Activision has revealed some fresh details for FromSoftware's latest action-RPG, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. Not only have they revealed that the game has sold over 5 million copies since its release, but they also revealed that some new content is coming very soon.

    On October 29, FromSoftware will release a free content update for Sekiro. This update will add "several new features" in to Sekiro. These features...
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  • PSA: Swiss Games Sale is Live on Steam

    PSA: Swiss Games Sale is Live on Steam

    Save big on a variety of games.

    It's that time again: Time for another big sale on Steam. This time the focus of the latest Steam sale is on games made in Switzerland! This is probably why the sale is called the "Swiss Games Sale" and not something else.

    That's right, you can save a bunch of money on some of the great games that Switzerland has to offer. Some of these games that include Plug & Play, Farming Simulator 19, and Far Lone Sails among many others....
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  • Metamorphosis Launches August 12

    Metamorphosis Launches August 12

    A bug's life.

    Metamorphosis, a game inspired by the weird creative mind of Franz Kafka, now has a release date. That date is August 12. It is on that date that Metamorphosis will be released on PC via Steam, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One.

    This game explores the idea that you wake up one day as a bug. The world around you is "twisted and unfamiliar" but you need to make your way through it to get back to your human life. ...
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  • New Valorant Character Brings a Turret to the Fight

    New Valorant Character Brings a Turret to the Fight

    Introducing Killjoy.

    Riot Games revealed that there is a new agent joining the fight in their 5v5 character based FPS, Valorant. When Act II of Valorant begins on August 4, Killjoy will be added in as as selectable agent for you to play as. Killjoy is a German inventor that can "secure key battlefield positions with her arsenal of inventions."

    Apparently this includes a bot that can put a debuff on nearby enemies, along with a turret. Yep, she flat out gets a...
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  • Denuvo Removed from Prey 2017

    Denuvo Removed from Prey 2017

    It's about three years late, but it's better than never.

    Three years after the release of Prey, the 2017 game not the 2006 one, the team at Arkane has finally done what fans have wanted for a while: They have removed the Denuvo anti-tamper and anti-piracy technology that everyone loves to hate.

    This brief bit of good news comes to you courtesy of "slenderf0x" on Reddit, the Prey community manager. Here is what they had to say about the update that just rolled...
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  • Cuphead is Now Available on PlayStation 4

    Cuphead is Now Available on PlayStation 4

    All the thrills but coming just a bit later than the rest.

    The PlayStation 4 now has the wonderful, the difficult, and the gorgeous Cuphead now available to purchase. Studio MDHR released their fantastic game today on the PS4 for just $19.99 (USD). Today's release includes all of the content and updates that have hit Cuphead's other platform releases over the past three years. Yes, Cuphead came out back in September 2017 for the PC and Xbox One. Hard to believe it's really been that...
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  • Ghost of Tsushima Update Adds New 'Lethal' Difficulty Option

    Ghost of Tsushima Update Adds New 'Lethal' Difficulty Option

    For those that like their games to be Dark Souls hard.

    If you are playing through Ghost of Tsushima on the hardest difficulty and still finding it to be a bit too easy, today's 1.05 update may be right up your alley. The 1.05 update, going out today for Ghosts of Tsushima, adds in a new "Lethal" difficulty level.

    This new difficulty level will make enemies far more aggressive, far more deadly, faster to detect you, and will introduce tighter parry and dodge windows....
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  • PS Plus Games for August Include Fall Guys and Modern Warfare 2 Remastered

    PS Plus Games for August Include Fall Guys and Modern Warfare 2 Remastered

    Fall Guys alone is worth it.

    August is a real solid month for the PlayStation Plus games that are being given away for "free." Sony announced today that the free games for August 2020 includes Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered. The other game being offered up is one that took everyone by storm in a recent beta weekend, Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout.

    It seems as though you couldn't go on social media or Twitch without seeing a ton of people singing...
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  • NBA 2K21 Soundtrack Revealed

    NBA 2K21 Soundtrack Revealed

    The next-gen version will feature over 200 tracks.

    2K, in partnership with UnitedMasters, just revealed the soundtrack for NBA 2K21. The companies claim that this soundtrack sets the "gold standard" for music.

    The soundtrack features, among other artists, two unreleased tracks from its cover athlete Damian "Dame D.O.L.L.A." Lillard. These are in addition to tracks from artists such as Stormzy, Roddy Ricch, and The Strokes. This is said to be the "largest...
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