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Layoffs Hit PlayStation Europe

SIEE had no prior knowledge of PS5 reveal.

A new report from VGC says that Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe (SIEE) is undergoing a "restructuring" of several areas at the company, including marketing and PR. VGC says that they were informed of this unfortunate news from "people with knowledge of the situation."

As if that wasn't bad enough, VGC's report says that SIEE employees were informed about when American PlayStation directors visited SIEE in their London location. Those employees who were impacted by these layoffs...
 

Blizzard Employees Walkout in Protest of Unjust Ban on Pro-Hong Kong Hearthstone Player

A small group of Blizzard employees are protesting against the actions of their employer.

A small group of Activision-Blizzard employees staged a walkout on Tuesday afternoon of this week to protest against their employer. Earlier this week, Blizzard had banned a professional Hearthstone player, Chung "Blitzchung" Ng Wai, after he voiced his support for the pro-democracy Hong Kong protesters. Blitzchung voiced his support during a post-game interview during an official livestream.

Not only did Blizzard quickly cut away from the interview...
 

PlayStation 5 Confirmed for Holiday 2020 Release

Sony dishes more details about their next-gen console and controller.

The announcement of the next-gen consoles has been really, really weird. Sony first announced the PlayStation 5 via a Wired interview with Mark Cerny. Since then, there really hasn't been much revealed about the new console. In fact, it wasn't even known until today that the next console was actually going to be called the "PlayStation 5."

Today, a new PlayStation Blog entry was released alongside yet another exclusive Wired article that provides some additional details...
 

Blizzard Bends the Knee to China, Bans Hearthstone Pro Blitzchung

Pro player that voiced his support for the Hong Kong protests banned by Blizzard.

Yesterday, we brought you the story about Chung "Blitzchung" Ng Wai, a professional Hearthstone player that called for the liberation of Hong Kong during a post-game interview on the official Taiwanese Hearthstone stream. During the interview, Blitzchung wore a gasmask not completely dissimilar to the ones worn by protesters in Hong Kong. Blitzchung voice his support for those who have been protesting China's growing authoritarian control over Hong Kong.
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Sony Now Fully Supports Cross-play for PlayStation 4

The company quietly moved PS4 cross-play out of beta.

You are probably about to see more and more multiplayer focused multi-platform games add support for cross-play soon. Just today, we saw that PUBG added in cross-platform play between Xbox and PlayStation users. Even the recent Call of Duty: Modern Warfare test included some cross-play support. With these new changes, Modern Warfare may be the first game to actually ship with cross-play functionality right out of the box.

This move by Sony now means that the decision to support cross-platform...
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  • IGN to Archive Old GameTrailers Content

    IGN to Archive Old GameTrailers Content

    Fans of the dearly departed GameTrailers site should worry no more about what will happen to their favorite videos. IGN will assume the responsibility of archiving all of the old GT content and will keep the GT branding intact.

    This is not a return of GameTrailers in any capacity. Those former GT staff that left to form Easy Allies will stay where they are. This is simply IGN archiving the past so that we can enjoy the old content for many years to come.

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  • The Division "Conflict" Update Adds New Incursion, Extraction Hijacking, and More

    Ubisoft and Massive revealed some new details concerning the upcoming "Conflict" update coming to The Division. This update, otherwise known as "update 1.2" will bring a new incursion into the game (called Clear Sky), new high-value targets, and extracting hijacks.


    This update, slated for a May 24 release on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC, is the second of the three currently planned free major content releases for the game.
    Pitting Division Agents against Rikers, Clear Sky challenges you to take back a formerly
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  • Kojima Productions "Icon" Given a Full Reveal

    Kojima Productions "Icon" Given a Full Reveal

    When you pictured the rest of the Kojima Productions logo (pictured above), I bet it didn't look like this.


    Hideo Kojima himself showed off the new art in a series of three tweets (1, 2, 3) made this afternoon.
    LUDENS, the icon of Kojima Productions.

    We'll deliver THE NEW PLAY in THE NEW FUTURE with the cutting-edge equipment, technology, & the frontier spirit.

    The gear he's wearing is the extra-vehicular activity(EVA) creative suit.
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  • Rumor: Steam Summer Sale 2016 Dates Leaked

    Rumor: Steam Summer Sale 2016 Dates Leaked

    A rumor that seems to originate from Reddit could offer up the first details on when consumers can expect to see the 2016 Steam Summer Sale kick off. The post contains an image with supposedly "confidential" information providing the dates of the sale. The image states that the Steam Summer Sale 2016 will begin on June 23 at 9:45AM (PT) and run until July 4 at 10AM (PT). This information has not been able to be verified and could just be a big ol' rumor. However, we all know that a Steam Summer Sale is coming and they usually happen around that time anyway...
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  • Registrations Open for Pokemon GO U.S. Field Tests

    Registrations Open for Pokemon GO U.S. Field Tests


    If you would like to have the opportunity to "field test" Pokemon GO in the United States, you should get your fingers over to the Pokemon GO website and sign up. Keep in mind that this is a mobile game coming out for Android and iOS devices.
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  • New Overwatch Animated Short - Dragons

    New Overwatch Animated Short - Dragons

    If you hate dragons, this isn't the video for you. Blizzard released a new animated short today in their Overwatch video series. This one focuses on the character of Hanzo, the bow and arrow using badass from the game....
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  • Blizzard Promises Permanent Bans for Overwatch Cheaters

    Blizzard Promises Permanent Bans for Overwatch Cheaters

    Yesterday, Blizzard revealed their plans on how they're going to deal with cheaters, even the so-called "professional" Overwatch players that are blatantly cheating. Their solution? Permanent bans.
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  • GTA Online Combat Week Underway

    GTA Online Combat Week Underway

    Rockstar has just kicked off another week of discounts, double GTA$, and RP bonuses in GTA Online. From today through to May 19, the GTA Online Combat Week will get you some nice bonuses via the In & Out game mode, which now also includes three new maps.
    For the next seven days it's Combat Week in GTA Online, featuring big discounts on heavy artillery and military vehicles from Warstock. The fine people at Merryweather & Ammu-nation are also contributing to the carnage with sales on all their goods and services. Should you be a little light on cash or RP, there's
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  • Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remastered Released on Steam

    Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remastered Released on Steam

    Square Enix released Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remastered on Steam today.
    FINAL FANTASY X/X-2 HD Remastered for STEAM includes several new features, including: ● Characters, monsters and worlds refined in HD for a richer and deeper visual experience ● Completely remastered and rearranged background music ● All additional content featured in the FINAL FANTASY X and FINAL FANTASY X-2 International Edition versions ● Brand new auto-save function ● Game booster features including high speed and no encount
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  • New Competitive Experience Coming to UFC 2

    New Competitive Experience Coming to UFC 2

    EA Sports is bringing a new "competitive gaming experience" to EA Sports UFC 2.
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  • There is a Smite Graphic Novel Coming

    There is a Smite Graphic Novel Coming

    For reasons known only to God and Dark Horse, there is a graphic novel coming for Smite. Yeah, Smite, the free-to-play action MOBA.
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