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Unity Changes Terms Once More, Commits to 'Being an Open Platform'


Unity has had a real interesting seven days. Last week, SpatialOS from developer Improbable was apparently barred from being used within Unity development. SpatialOS is a robust tool that many Unity developers use to add multiplayer to their games. For a time, Unity's new Terms, which went live in early December but were only clarified to Improbable last week, actually affected games that were already released. This led to some quick back and forths between Improbable and Unity through their respective sites. It all seemed to quiet down when Improbable and Epic Games formed a joint $25...
 

EA Cancels Yet Another Star Wars Game (Update)


A headline like "EA Cancels Another Star Wars Game" feels like they're a dime a dozen these days. I think EA may have cancelled as many Star Wars games as they have closed studios at this point. Here we are again and here EA is with another cancelled EA game on their hands. This time, the development studio has decided to cancel its open-world Star Wars game that EA Vancouver had been working on. Prior to EA Vancouver working on this title, it was in development from Visceral Games. Of course, EA shut down Visceral Games back in 2017. In fact, when Visceral was working on the game it wasn't an open-world title but rather a more linear action-adventure game that was being directed by...
 

Review: Last Year: The Nightmare (PC)


A solid asymmetrical survival-horror game that's light on content.

Asymmetrical multiplayer games have been going steady for the past few years now. Some of the biggest games in that particular genre include the long departed Evolve, the still ongoing Dead by Daylight, and even Friday the 13th if you're into that sort of thing. You can now add in Last Year: The Nightmare to the mix as it combines 5 versus 1 multiplayer with elements of survival-horror. As with those other titles, Last Year places one player in the shoes of a bloodthirsty murderer while the rest of the players play as one of five teenagers trying to survive and escape. What it delivers is a well-crafted gameplay experience that ultimately comes up short on content. Last Year: The Nightmare relies on a number of tried and true horror movie clich├ęs. The group of teenagers include the nerdy kid, the popular girl, a stereotypical jock, and m...
 

Jump Force Open Beta Begins January 18


Come January 18th, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 owners will get to try out Jump Force in what Bandai Namco is calling an "open beta weekend." Be it a true beta or a "demo" is besides the point because what really matters is that you will finally get to test drive the fighting game that we have been passing along news about now for months.

Here's how it's going to go down. First off, there will be four separate three-hour long sessions:



Secondly? Well, that's kind of it. Just make sure you download the demo and you can play during...
 

Bungie Ditches Activision, Acquires Rights to Destiny


Moving forward, all future Destiny titles will be self-published by Bungie. I guess even Activision had to tap out after the latest Destiny 2 puzzle, eh?

After eight years, Bungie and Activision are parting ways and with it so does Activision's control over the Destiny franchise. Bungie announced today that they are acquiring publishing rights to their popular shooter.

Mere moments ago, Bungie made the announcement on their website in an aptly named news entry called "Our Destiny."



Bungie continues on to say that they will...
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  • Dead or Alive 6 Online Beta Test Launches on PS4 Today

    Dead or Alive 6 Online Beta Test Launches on PS4 Today


    The online beta test for Dead or Alive 6 launched today (January 11, 2019) on the PlayStation 4. The catch with this one is the fact that this beta is exclusive to those with PlayStation Plus subscriptions. As of this writing, you can already download the beta from the PlayStation Store.

    Players will have from now until January 14 at 6:59 AM (PT) to play in this beta. The beta includes the Online Versus mode and four "iconic" characters that include Kasumi, Ayane, Hayate, and Hayabusa. It will also allow you to play as one of the new characters coming in Dead or...
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  • Epic and Improbable Create $25 Million Fund to Move Devs Away from Unity

    Epic and Improbable Create $25 Million Fund to Move Devs Away from Unity


    It's been a real rollercoaster of a day for those using the Unity game engine. First, Unity cut off all future support for the online multiplayer platform called SpatialOS. Unity updated their terms of service back on December 4, 2018, and only clarified these changes to the SpatialOS development team at Improbable on January 10, 2019. These changes specifically prevent services like SpatialOS from working with Unity.

    SpatialOS is a widely used development toolkit allowed developers to more easily integrate online multiplayer experiences into their Unity developed games. In...
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  • Jump Force Open Beta Begins January 18

    Jump Force Open Beta Begins January 18


    Come January 18th, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 owners will get to try out Jump Force in what Bandai Namco is calling an "open beta weekend." Be it a true beta or a "demo" is besides the point because what really matters is that you will finally get to test drive the fighting game that we have been passing along news about now for months.

    Here's how it's going to go down. First off, there will be four separate three-hour long sessions:



    Secondly? Well, that's kind of it. Just make sure you download the demo and you can play during...
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  • Final Fantasy X and XII Coming Soon to Nintendo Switch and Xbox One

    Final Fantasy X and XII Coming Soon to Nintendo Switch and Xbox One

    Square Enix announced today that Final Fantasy X, X-2, and Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age will be released on the Nintendo Switch and the Xbox One this April. Specifically, Final Fantasy X and X-2 HD Remaster is out on April 16. On April 30 you will get to pick up Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age.

    That's kind of all there is to say about those games. They've been released on multiple platforms now in one way or another. It's good to see them finally reaching the Nintendo platform as well as the Xbox One.




    To pad this out a little bit more,...
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  • Bungie Ditches Activision, Acquires Rights to Destiny

    Bungie Ditches Activision, Acquires Rights to Destiny


    Moving forward, all future Destiny titles will be self-published by Bungie. I guess even Activision had to tap out after the latest Destiny 2 puzzle, eh?

    After eight years, Bungie and Activision are parting ways and with it so does Activision's control over the Destiny franchise. Bungie announced today that they are acquiring publishing rights to their popular shooter.

    Mere moments ago, Bungie made the announcement on their website in an aptly named news entry called "Our Destiny."



    Bungie continues on to say that they will...
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  • Tencent Acquires 36% Ownership in Warhammer: Vermintide 2 Developer Fatshark

    Tencent Acquires 36% Ownership in Warhammer: Vermintide 2 Developer Fatshark


    Fatshark, the development studio behind Warhammer: Vermintide 2 now has a new investor and it's none other than Tencent. That's right, the very same Tencent that seems to have their investment filled hands in what feels like everything, including Epic Games (40%) and Ubisoft (5%). They also have a majority ownership of Riot Games and Supercell. Of course, this is all just the tip of the iceberg for the tech giant.

    According to the Swedish website DI Digital, Tencent paid around $56 million (SEK 500 million) in exchange for a 36% ownership stake in Fatshark. This places Tencent...
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  • Release Dates Revealed for Yoshi's Crafted World and Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn

    Release Dates Revealed for Yoshi's Crafted World and Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn


    Release dates have been announced today by Nintendo for both the Switch release of Yoshi's Crafted World and the 3DS release of Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn.

    We learned today that Yoshi's Crafted World will will the Nintendo Switch on March 29. Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn will be released a couple of weeks earlier on the Nintendo 3DS on March 8. ...
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  • Horror Game 'Dollhouse' Eyes 2019 Release on PC and PS4

    Horror Game 'Dollhouse' Eyes 2019 Release on PC and PS4


    A new horror game called Dollhouse was announced today. It's in development by Creazn Studio and it's looking to be released this year for both the PC and PlayStation 4. As it stands right now, the game will be released on PC via Steam, but who knows if that'll change in the future. One of its stand out features of the game is that it's presented in a classic film-noir style.



    The latest official trailer for the game seems to have come out in 2017. I'll include that below alongside some screenshots so that you can get a better idea of what the game is like....
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  • Metro Exodus 'Master Artyom Edition' Announced

    Metro Exodus 'Master Artyom Edition' Announced


    The week of reveals for Metro Exodus continues today with the announcement of the Metro Exodus "Master Artyom Edition." Deep Silver, 4A Games, and the author of Metro Dmitry Glukhovsky, announced this special edition of the game. This version of the game is so rare that only ten copies have been made.

    They are not available to be purchased in any store. Instead, all but one copy of the Master Artyom Edition will be given out to fans that win them via a number of planned promotions in the upcoming weeks. The first of the ten copies was given to 4A Games.
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  • The Division 2 Skipping Steam in Favor of Epic Games Store

    The Division 2 Skipping Steam in Favor of Epic Games Store


    Ubisoft has made the decision to skip Steam for The Division 2, instead opting to sell it on the Epic Games Store. It won't be fully exclusive to the Epic Games Store on the PC as Ubisoft will also sell the game through their own storefront and game client, Uplay.

    A representative for Ubisoft says that they "have no plans currently on releasing Tom Clancy's The Division 2 on Steam." This move comes after The Division 2 was up on the Steam storefront for months prior.

    This won't be the only title from Ubisoft to be exclusive to the Epic Games Store. Ubisoft...
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  • Bungie Throws in the Towel on Niobe Labs, Will Unlock Bergusia Forge in Destiny 2 Later Today for Everyone


    Yesterday, a Destiny 2 update included a new head scratching puzzle. Solving this puzzle would open up the fourth and final Forge in the Black Armory DLC for everyone to hop into and enjoy. The problem is, Bungie maybe made the puzzles a bit too difficult as they have not yet been solved and the forge has not yet been unlocked.

    The puzzle centers around a new area called Niobe Labs. In this new area, players unlock various levels and encounters by solving puzzles. These puzzles largely center around shooting hidden symbols using special weapons in a correct order. The symbols...
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