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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...
 

Microsoft Lays Off 1,900 People from Gaming Divisions

Impacted teams include Activision Blizzard, Xbox, and ZeniMax.

Layoffs are happening again within Microsoft as roughly 1,900 employees are being let go. The initial report comes from an IGN report that says the layoffs hit Microsoft owned Activision Blizzard, Xbox, and ZeniMax.

Xbox lead Phil Spencer sent out a memo to staff which announced these layoffs. In the memo, Spencer says that as Microsoft is "committed to aligning on a strategy and an execution plan with...
 

Layoffs Hit Black Forest Games and People Can Fly

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Two more studios announced layoffs today. Those studios are Black Forest Games and People Can Fly.

Black Forest Games is the studio behind the remakes for Destroy All Humans! and Destroy All Humans! 2. The studio reportedly laid off roughly 50% of its entire workforce. In 2023, Black Forest Games reportedly had 110 employees, meaning that about 55 people are now out of a job today. These layoffs were announced on January 24th.

According to sources speaking...
 

Riot Games Lays Off 530 Employees, Shutters Riot Forge

Sigh...

Today's games industry layoff news comes to us courtesy of Riot Games, the development studio behind League of Legends and Valorant. In an effort to move towards "a more sustainable future", Riot Games announced plans to eliminate 11% of their entire workforce, or roughly 530 employees.

In today's announcement, Riot Games says that "teams outside of the core development" will be impacted by these layoffs the hardest.

Riot CEO...
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  • Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise Demo Out Now

    Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise Demo Out Now

    The same team that brought you the Yakuza games is still working on the upcoming Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise for the PlayStation 4. Though the release date for that is still a month away on October 2, you can get a taste of what the game has to offer right now thanks to a new demo being released!
    In this demo, players will get to choose between two different gameplay modes: Battle Mode and Adventure Mode.

    Battle Mode: Relive the Fist of the North Star manga
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  • First Valkyria Chronicles is Headed to the Nintendo Switch

    First Valkyria Chronicles is Headed to the Nintendo Switch

    On October 16, 2018 the Nintendo Switch will be graced with the release of the first Valkyria Chronicles game. It will retail for just $19.99 (USD). However, players are able to pick up the game for less if they purchase Valkyria Chronicles 4 through the Nintendo eShop. Those who do will get a $5.00 discount promotion for Valkyria Chronicles. This promotion runs from October 16 through December 17.
    Valkyria Chronicles Features:
    Valkyria Chronicles on the Go - Command your
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  • Battlefield 1 Premium Pass Will Be Free for One Week Following Battlefield V Open Beta

    We already know that Battlefield V will not have any Premium Pass to bump up the cost of the game. All future content for the game, save for probably cosmetics, will be free so long as you at least own the base game. That's pretty neat.

    However, a game that still does have a Premium Pass is Battlefield 1. If you own the game, then you may want to stay tuned for next week when DICE and EA will make the Battlefield 1 Premium Pass available for free to everyone for a limited time. I...
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  • Anthem Demo Arrives February 2019; 'Our World, My Story' PAX Trailer Reveal

    Anthem Demo Arrives February 2019; 'Our World, My Story' PAX Trailer Reveal

    Details about the demo for Anthem have finally started to surface. The first official date we've heard comes courtesy of PAX West 2018, where it was finally revealed that the demo will begin on February 1, 2019.

    Keep in mind that this is a demo and not a beta before you freak out about it being too close to the game's February 22 release date. With that in mind, let's find out how you can actually get in to play this demo, yeah?

    All you need to do is either pre-order...
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  • Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker is Out Now

    Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker is Out Now

    Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker is now available for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam. It's a big ol' 4 vs 4 online fighting bonanza.
    Developed by Soleil Ltd. and published by BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc., NARUTO TO BORUTO: SHINOBI STRIKER lets players team up with their friends and go head-to-head in high-octane, 4-versus-4 online battles, with two squads fighting simultaneously for shinobi supremacy in a variety of game modes, including Flag Battles, Barrier Battles,
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  • New Hitman 2 Video Teases Next Location - Colombia

    New Hitman 2 Video Teases Next Location - Colombia

    The latest video trailer for Hitman 2 from WBIE and IO Interactive was released today. This video gives you a little tease for the next location reveal for the game and it is none other than Colombia.
    This new setting will put players directly in the heart of a dark and dangerous South American rainforest, providing a vastly different canvas for Agent 47 to carry out his deadly missions. Truly a living, breathing jungle environment with threats lurking around every corner, Colombia
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  • Gato Roboto is a Newly Announced Cat Mechtroidvania Game

    Gato Roboto is a Newly Announced Cat Mechtroidvania Game

    Oh you sure as hell read that headline correctly. A new game called Gato Roboto combines cats, mech suits, and metroidvania style game design.

    They called it a "cat mechtroidvania" game. Get it? Mech? Jokes....
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  • Valve Released Parts of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive for Free

    Valve Released Parts of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive for Free

    If you ever wanted to play Counter-Strike: Global Offensive but you just didn't have the cash, you may be happy to hear that a feature stripped version of the game was just made available for free tonight.

    Valve released Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Free Edition for those who don't mind just playing against bots or viewing matches through GOTV. I did hear that LAN play was possible with this release as well, so that's certainly a pretty big plus. However, if you wants t...
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  • Narrative-Driven Game 'The Bradwell Conspiracy' Announced by Bossa Studios

    Narrative-Driven Game 'The Bradwell Conspiracy' Announced by Bossa Studios

    Bossa Studios, the company that brought you such games as Thomas Was Alone, Surgeon Simulator, and I Am Bread just announced that they publishing a new narrative-driven first-person game called The Bradwell Conspiracy. The game is being developed by A Brave Plan, a studio made up of devs that previously worked on Fable, Tomb Raider, and more.
    Players take on the roll of a mystery protagonist, who wakes up - confused and disoriented - following the aftermath of an explosion. It’s
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  • Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet 'Collapse of Balance' DLC Out Today

    Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet 'Collapse of Balance' DLC Out Today

    The new "Collapse of Balance" DLC was released today for Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam.

    This DLC, priced at just $9.99 (USD), adds new characters, new campaign story, and more.
    The new DLC finds players teaming up with two new characters Alice and Eugeo as they try to stop Lievre from destroying the capital city SBC Gloken. In addition to this new campaign, the Collapse of Balance DLC will also add a new Defensive Battle
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  • Azure Reflections Takes Switch Owners to Bullet Hell Today

    Azure Reflections Takes Switch Owners to Bullet Hell Today

    Nintendo Switch owners can dip their toes into the bullet hell stylings of Azure Reflections today thanks to Souvenir Circ. and the Sony publishing label UNTIES.

    From what I'm reading here, this game is an "unofficial entry in the Touhou Project" which is a "series recognized by the Guinness World Records as the 'most prolific fan-made shooter series'."
    In the otherworldly realm of Gensokyo, a mysterious evil emanates from Scarlet Devil Manor. Investigate the source of
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  • First Episode of Destination Primus Vita is Out Now

    First Episode of Destination Primus Vita is Out Now

    A new episodic adventure game called Destination Primus Vita was recently released on PC and Mac. More specifically, the first episode of this first-person puzzler adventure game was released.
    Six scientists and soldiers known as Crew 121 are on a mission to retrieve Earth’s water, stolen by vicious invading aliens called the Shatters. With four years of space travel ahead of them, they enter self-induced cryo-sleep. The ship’s AI weaves dreamlike puzzles and memories from the crewmembers’
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  • Battlefield V Delayed Until November; Beta Still on Track

    Battlefield V Delayed Until November; Beta Still on Track

    EA and DICE just announced that they have pushed back the release date for Battlefield V until November 20, 2018. This places the release at a period that's about one month after its originally planned October 19 release date.

    General manager of DICE Oskar Gabrielson, made the announcement today with a lengthy explanation as to the reason why.
    We believe we have one of the best Battlefield games ever on our hands. A game that will deliver on an emotional journey through
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  • EA is Giving Over $1 Million to Help Support the Victims of the Recent Tragedy in Jacksonville

    This past weekend, a tragic shooting took place during a sanctioned Madden NFL 19 event in Jacksonville, Florida in which two people lost their lives and many others were injured. Tonight, EA announced that they will be are contributing $1 million to help support the victims. Not only that, but they announced that they are working on setting up a special fund that will allow others to contribute alongside EA's donation. More details on this fund will be revealed soon. EA says that this f...
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  • Free Games for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 for the Month of September 2018

    Free Games for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 for the Month of September 2018

    It's the end of the month again which means it's time for both Microsoft and Sony announced their lineup of free games coming to Games with Gold and PlayStation Plus.

    This month we'll start with what PlayStation owners will get. The games for September 2018 include Destiny 2 and God of War III Remastered.
    Destiny 2, PS4
    God of War III Remastered, PS4
    Another World – 20th Anniversary Edition, PS3 (Cross Buy with PS4 & Vita)
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  • Poll: How do You Feel About Xbox Going Multi-Platform?
    by Shawn Zipay
    An announcement is expected to take place soon.

    For a little while now, rumors suggested that Xbox will begin to offer many of their first-party titles on competing hardware platforms. Just this week, those rumors were given more substance from a number of sources that say games such as Starfield, Indiana Jones and the Great Circle, Hi-Fi Rush, and even Gears of War could end up on PlayStation 5 and the Nintendo Switch.

    If these new reports are to be believed, these first-party...
    I am in favor of playing Xbox games on other platforms
    100.00%
    4
    I am against the idea of Xbox games on other platforms
    0%
    0
    02-06-2024, 02:31 PM
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