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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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  • Halo 3 Out Today on PC

    Halo 3 Out Today on PC

    Available as part of The Master Chief Collection.

    Halo 3 for the PC was released today on Steam as part of Halo: The Master Chief Collection. Halo 3 is now available through Steam and can be installed through the options menu of The Master Chief Collection. ...
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  • Rocket Arena Released Today from EA

    Rocket Arena Released Today from EA

    Get ready to blast off in this team-based shooter.

    EA and Final Strike Games announced the release of Rocket Arena, their new 3v3 arena shooter where it is rockets, and only rockets, all the time. The game is out for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via both Origin and Steam. It supports full cross-play across all platforms. The base entry fee looks to be $29.99 (USD) with a "Mythic Edition" for $39.99. More on that later.

    The game itself features 10 different...
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  • Watch Dogs: Legion Media Blowout

    Watch Dogs: Legion Media Blowout

    Tons of new info, screenshots, and media from Ubisoft Forward.

    Another big media blitz coming from Ubisoft Forward this past weekend was for Watch Dogs: Legion, the third game in the Watch Dogs franchise. Legion opened the show with a weird "Tipping Point" cinematic trailer, but was fortunately replaced with actual gameplay after a short while. We have included both trailers below for your viewing pleasure, but I might suggest that you skip the Tipping Point one. It is seriously...
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  • Death Stranding PC Launch Trailer

    Death Stranding PC Launch Trailer

    It's a launch trailer.

    The launch for Death Stranding on the PC is just one day away. It is slated to be released on July 14, 2020 via Steam and the Epic Games Store (affiliate link). Pre-loads for the game already went live on Steam about a day or two ago, so you can get most of the game pre-loaded if you are so inclined. ...
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  • Yakuza Kiwami 2 to Release on Game Pass on July 30

    Yakuza Kiwami 2 to Release on Game Pass on July 30

    It's still extreme.

    Kiwami means extreme and there is nothing more extreme than Yakuza Kiwami 2. Trust me, I'm kind of an authority on this. I am happy to pass along word that even more people will get to experience the story and over the top action that is Yakuza Kiwami 2 come July 30, 2020. This is when Yakuza Kiwami 2 will be released on the Xbox One and hit the Xbox Game Pass for both Xbox One and Windows 10.

    Yakuza Kiwami 2 brings the action to the Dragon Engine for...
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  • Assassin's Creed Valhalla - New Trailer and Over 30 Minutes of Gameplay

    Valhalla had a big night during Ubisoft Forward.

    As part of their Ubisoft Forward event, Ubisoft showed off a new trailer for Assassin's Creed Valhalla. Not only that, but as part of their post-show experience, they showed off over 30 minutes of gameplay for the upcoming Viking-themed game! That's a lot of gameplay right there!

    We will share three separate videos for you today. The first is the segment for Assassin's Creed Valhalla as it appeared during Ubisoft Forward...
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  • Far Cry 6 First Details and Official Trailer Reveal

    Far Cry 6 First Details and Official Trailer Reveal

    Welcome to not-Cuba.

    Far Cry 6 was officially revealed this weekend during Ubisoft's "Ubisoft Forward" event on Sunday. This special 45 minute presentation showed off a few of Ubisoft's current and upcoming projects, including our first official look at Far Cry 6. Though, as you may recall, Far Cry 6 has been leaked a bit here and there already, this marks the first time that we have seen the cinematic trailer in English.

    In Far Cry 6, players will be in the...
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  • Gambling with COVID-19

    Gambling with COVID-19


    You see it everywhere these days. You see it on the news. You know about it from talking with friends. You know about it from the radio, politicians, and medical expert. The "it" that we are talking about is none other than the global pandemic known as COVID-19.

    It is a far-reaching disease that has impacted nearly every person in the world in some way, shape, or form. COVID-19 has continued to ravage places like the United States for months now, with no real end in...
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  • UFC 4 Officially Announced by EA Sports

    UFC 4 Officially Announced by EA Sports

    It's been a few years, but UFC is returning from EA Sports.

    The last UFC title from EA Sports was EA Sports UFC 3, which was released back in 2018. The franchise took a few years off, perhaps to retool and gauge interest, but it is about ready to make its big return. EA Sports UFC 4 was just revealed featuring UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya and UFC welterweight contender Jorge Masvidal as the cover athletes. This release is said to "put the player and their created...
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  • Amazon Delays Their New World MMO Until 2021

    Amazon Delays Their New World MMO Until 2021

    From August 2020 to Spring 2021.

    Amazon Games announces that they have decided to delay the release of their upcoming MMORPG, New World. The game was originally slated to arrive on August 25 buuuuuuut that's not happening anymore. Instead, the studio has decided to postpone the game until a general Spring 2021 release window.

    Given how rocky the launch the studio's PvP focused Crucible game has been, this might be for the best. Crucible was in beta, then was officially...
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  • Far Cry 6 Details Leak on PSN

    Far Cry 6 Details Leak on PSN

    Featuring Giancarlo Esposito and a young Vaas?

    Oops! It looks like the PlayStation Network let slip some details about Far Cry 6 today! Not only do we see what the cover art looks like, we get a brief mention about the story and some gameplay features included with the game. This all seems to be translated from the Japanese PSN, so some translations may not be 100% accurate.

    If you were looking for a link to the PSN listing, I must inform you that it has already been removed...
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  • This is What PlayStation 5 Game Cases will Look Like

    This is What PlayStation 5 Game Cases will Look Like

    It's a game case, not the Mona Lisa.

    Sony revealed today what the game cases for PlayStation 5 titles will look like. They showed off the case for the upcoming Spider-Man: Miles Morales, the PS5 exclusive coming from Insomniac Games.


    Having seen a few in my day I can confirm that yeah, that is indeed a game case. The white and black design on the top banner area really seems to jive well with their general theme for the PS5 design. And much like the PlayStation...
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  • Blizzard to Drop Fee for Changing Gender in World of Warcraft

    Blizzard to Drop Fee for Changing Gender in World of Warcraft

    Change will come with Shadowlands.

    Currently, players need to plunk down a not-insignificant amount of money if they wish to change the gender and appearance of their character in World of Warcraft. That current fee is $15 (USD), but it will soon be made free. This is according to a new report from Eurogamer that says Blizzard will make this change when the Shadowlands expansion releases later this year.

    In an interview with Eurogamer, Blizzard executive producer John...
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  • Killing Floor 2 is Out Now on Epic Games Store

    Killing Floor 2 is Out Now on Epic Games Store

    Get a free copy for a limited time.

    Tripwire Interactive continues their love affair with the Epic Games Store today with the release of Killing Floor 2. Not only is Killing Floor 2 now available on the Epic Games Store, but it is available for free from now through July 16. If you somehow do not yet own the game from any of its numerous sale events on Steam, now would be your best opportunity to pick it up.

    Ahead of this release, Tripwire made sure that cross-play and...
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  • The Final Hours of Half-Life: Alyx is Out Now

    The Final Hours of Half-Life: Alyx is Out Now

    Geoff Keighley takes a deep dive into the development of Half-Life: Alyx.

    Just as he did with Half-Life, Half-Life 2, Titanfall 2, Portal 2, and many others, Geoff Keighley once again takes a deep dive behind the scenes of the development of a game. This time, the game is none other than Valve's Half-Life: Alyx.

    This release features over 25,000 words in a mixed-media project that gives readers a look at the past decade within Valve. Readers will get a look at a number...
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