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New GreedFall 'Companions' Trailer

This is one adventure you won't be making alone.

A new trailer was released today for Spiders upcoming RPG GreedFall. We last saw GreedFall only a short time back when we got a nice new gameplay overview trailer. Today, we're getting a look at some of the party members that will accompany you on your adventures.

These companions will have unique abilities, you can form relationships with them, and you'll get to experience their different stories.

GreedFall is slated to be released on September 10, 2019 for the PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. You can pre-order...
 

Ion Fury Devs Apologize for Numerous Sexist, Homophobic, and Transphobic Remarks

Sweeping changes are promised as a result.

Voidpoint, the studio behind the just released Ion Fury, has apologized for a series of "incidents" wherein multiple developers were found to use transphobic, ableist, homophobic, and sexist language in the game's official Discord channel. This is on top of some homophobic language found within the game itself.

Over the weekend, a thread had popped up on gaming forum ResetEra that showed multiple instances where the developers had made transphobic remarks via Discord. Members of the dev team were also shown to make...
 

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,"...
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  • Square Enix Wants to Sell Off Hitman Developer IO Interactive

    Square Enix Wants to Sell Off Hitman Developer IO Interactive

    The latest financial report from Square Enix says that they saw "extraordinary financial loss in the financial results for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017." As a result, the company is looking to pull their business from IO Interactive (PDF), the development studio behind the Hitman games, most notable the 2016 release of the stellar but under-performing Hitman episodes.
    To maximize player satisfaction as well as market potential going forward, we are focusing our resources and energies on key franchises and studios. As a result, the Company has regrettably decided to withdraw from the business of IO INTERACTIVE
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  • Mass Effect Franchise Put on Ice

    Mass Effect Franchise Put on Ice

    Following yesterday's earning's call with investors, EA and BioWare have moved to put the Mass Effect franchise on ice for the time being. Kotaku heard from people "familiar with the studio" that the franchise is on hiatus and the studio responsible for Mass Effect Andromeda, BioWare Montreal, is now a support studio.

    In addition to this, an undisclosed number of BioWare Montreal employees were moved to EA Motive (also in Montreal) last month. Those still at BioWare Montreal are tasked with helping to work on BioWare's other games, including their new IP currently codenamed Dylan. A statement was issued to Kotaku from BioWare Montreal studio...
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  • ELEAGUE Hosting $250,000 Match Between Astralis and Virtus.pro

    ELEAGUE Hosting $250,000 Match Between Astralis and Virtus.pro

    ELEAGUE will host a special winner-take-all $250,00 match between ELEAGUE Major finalists Astralis and Virtus.pro. This matchup will air Thursday, June 16 at 10PM (PT) on TBS.

    Those who don't get TBS can watch on Twitch, YouTube, or even the ELEAGUE Live Game Command.
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  • New Need for Speed Confirmed for 2017

    New Need for Speed Confirmed for 2017

    Ghost Games and EA confirmed today that a new Need for Speed game is indeed coming out later this year. The details are sparse but they say that the game will "build upon the core gameplay brand pillars we established with the 2015 reboot. Think customization, think cops and a new drivable world, both on the tarmac and on dirt."
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  • Everything You Need to Know About Injustice 2

    Everything You Need to Know About Injustice 2

    WBIE put together a lovely new "Everything You Need to Know" trailer for Injustice 2. If the only thing you know about the game is that it's a fighting game and Superman is in it, this video is for you.
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  • Big Bud Pack DLC Available Now in Farming Simulator 17

    Big Bud Pack DLC Available Now in Farming Simulator 17

    The Big Bud Pack DLC is now available for Farming Simulator 17. No, this DLC isn't about beer, it's about Big Bud tractors. Yippie!
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  • Double GTA$ and RP in GTA Online Heists this Week

    Double GTA$ and RP in GTA Online Heists this Week

    This week Rockstar is offering up double GTA$ and RP payouts for the GTA Online heists. From now until May 15, you can earn double the rewards from completing heists. Of course, there are other benefits, so read on!
    Get doubly rewarded this week for taking down the lucrative scores from GTA Online: Heists
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  • Top Five Must-Have Assassin's Creed Themed Gifts

    Top Five Must-Have Assassin's Creed Themed Gifts

    Assassin's Creed gifts.

    Get Your Fill Daily

    There's no better way to get your daily dose of Assassin's Creed than with the Assassin's Creed 2017 calendar. This is a fun way for fans to wake up to images from the game on a daily basis. At the end of the year, you can also take that same calendar and choose to frame any of the pictures that really stood out. You may want to mention this handy...
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  • Outlast 2 Update Balances Gameplay Difficulty

    Outlast 2 Update Balances Gameplay Difficulty

    If you are playing through Outlast 2 on normal difficulty and are finding it to be a bit too difficult, you should probably check out the latest patch for the game. The patch, available today on PC and soon on consoles, "introduces some minor adjustments to the difficulty in key spots."

    Changelog for Outlast 2 for May 5, 2017
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  • Starbreeze to Host Special Stream Showcase on May 10

    Starbreeze to Host Special Stream Showcase on May 10

    Starbreeze will host a special live stream of upcoming games on May 10. They're calling it Starstream and will bring some attention to games like Overkill's The Walking Dead, Payday 2, Psychonauts 2, and more.
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  • R2-D2 Added to Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes

    R2-D2 Added to Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes

    Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes just added R2-D2 to the game today. You do have a limited time to unlock him in the game, so be sure to do so before the event ends on May 11.
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