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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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  • The Making of Monster Hunter: World Part 1 - Concept

    The Making of Monster Hunter: World Part 1 - Concept

    Monster Hunter: World will be released on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this Friday, January 26 (PC will get it this Fall). As such, the development team is releasing a series of behind the scenes videos. Today marks the release of the first video, "Concept."
    Featuring exclusive behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with Producer Ryozo Tsujimoto, Executive Director/Art Director Kaname Fujioka and Director Yuya Tokuda, the first episode in the series examines how the
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  • WWE Supercard Season 4 Update Now Available

    WWE Supercard Season 4 Update Now Available

    The Season 4 update for WWE Supercard is now available to those still playing the card combat game on iOS and Android. The update includes new Heroic mechanics, the Women's Royal Rumble, and more. Check out the full details on today's Season 4 update courtesy of the 2K blog.
    The update incentivizes players looking for an extra challenge by introducing Heroic Events. Once players complete a Ring Domination or Road to Glory solo event, the Heroic version of the same event is unlocked
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  • New Kingdom Come: Deliverance Video Offers Over 16 Minutes of Gameplay

    New Kingdom Come: Deliverance Video Offers Over 16 Minutes of Gameplay

    With its February 13 release date rapidly approaching, it should come as no surprise that the media release for Kingdom Come: Deliverance keeps trucking along. Today's release focuses on Kingdom Come's key gameplay features. You're about to get a look at over 16 minutes of gameplay on various aspects of the game, so be sure to grab a snack.
    Following a day in the life of Henry, the game’s protagonist, today’s video gives an extensive look at the key features of Kingdom Come: Deliverance,
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  • Legrand Legacy Writes a Love Letter to Classic JRPGs Today on PC

    Legrand Legacy Writes a Love Letter to Classic JRPGs Today on PC

    Legrand Legacy from SEMISOFT and publisher Another Indie was released today on Steam. They call it a "love letter to classic JRPGs" and it can be yours for $24.99 (USD) through Steam.
    After displaying mysterious powers beyond his control, Finn is freed from violent slavery and vows to save his liberator's daughter. This leads him to a prophecy, a group called the Fatebounds and their quest to save the land of Legrand from the resurgence of a conflict that previously left it in war-torn
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  • Robert the Bruce Leads Scotland in Civilization VI: Rise and Fall

    Robert the Bruce Leads Scotland in Civilization VI: Rise and Fall

    What's this, yet another leader reveal for Civilization VI: Rise and Fall? Yep. This time we get to meet Robert the Bruce as the leader of Scotland.

    Scotland gets the Highlander as their unique unit.
    The feared and respected Scottish Highlanders were ferocious on the battlefield. In fact, some scholars say that even the Vikings knew to avoid the nation. Starting in the sixteenth century, though, highlanders began trading in their bows for gunpowder firearms. By the
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  • Twitch Named Official Live Streaming Service for ELEAGUE

    Twitch Named Official Live Streaming Service for ELEAGUE

    A short time ago today, ELEAGUE announced that they have teamed up with Twitch to become the official live streaming service for ELEAGUE. This is just two days ahead of The ELEAGUE Major: Boston and looks to be a multi-year agreement between the two parties.
    “ELEAGUE and Twitch have formed an incredible partnership that has allowed ELEAGUE’s premium live event coverage to reach a highly engaged, digitally-native community of passionate fans,” said Craig Barry, Executive Vice
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  • Old Faithful: Players Love Classic-Style Games

    Old Faithful: Players Love Classic-Style Games

    Get Your Fix of Old School Games

    In the good old days before the Internet boom, gaming fans got their kicks from gaming consoles and arcades. Blistering titles like Street Fighter, Pac-Man, Tanks, and even Donkey Kong were considered the crème de la crème of classic entertainment. Truth be told, these games operated on the cutting edge, featuring innovative game mechanics, and plenty of excitement for hordes of adoring gamers. Few players would argue that these sentimental...
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  • Cosmetic Update for Overwatch Includes Over 100 New Cosmetics and New Blizzard World Map

    Blizzard released the "Cosmetics Update" for Overwatch today. This update brings to you over 100 new cosmetic items for every character. These include new skins, new emotes, new highlights, and more.

    In addition, today's update also includes the new Assault/Escort Map: Blizzard World.
    Relive where you took your first steps in Azeroth, where you confronted the Lord of Terror, and where you spawned your first zerg rush—all of these epic memories come together on Overwatch’s
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  • God of War Confirmed for April 20 Release; New Story Trailer and Stone Mason Edition Announced

    The cat was let out of the bag earlier today. God of War for the PlayStation 4 will be released on April 20, 2018. Today's release date announcement was accompanied by a new story trailer and details about various versions that you can purchase.

    Sony Santa Monica Studio's Cory Barlog delivered the good news today via the PlayStation Blog.
    I really am ecstatic that I can finally show you this beautiful trailer we have been cooking up in the creative kitchens of Santa
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  • Rune: Ragnarok Pre-Alpha Trailer from Human Head Studios

    Rune: Ragnarok Pre-Alpha Trailer from Human Head Studios

    Human Head Studios, the studio that brought you the original Prey, just released a trailer for Rune: Ragnarok. Rune: Ragnarok is an upcoming open-world, sandbox RPG that is filled with Norse mythology. The trailer is for a pre-alpha version of the game, meaning that it's still incredibly early in the development cycle.
    Rune: Ragnarok is a sandbox, open-world RPG set in a dangerous Norse universe where gods, beasts, and the last remaining humans struggle to survive. It was foretold
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  • Wargaming Enters VR World with World of Tanks VR

    Wargaming Enters VR World with World of Tanks VR

    Wargaming and VRTech have combined forces to create Neurogaming. Neurogaming is a "location-based VR gaming provided with in-house technology and content expansion." Okay...
    “With location-based VR, we make the experience more affordable and accessible,” said Slava Makarov, World of Tanks creator and strategic advisor of Neurogaming. “Moreover, unlike any other developer, our biggest aim is to change the experience from one-time involvement to a long-term engaging story with
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  • GTA Online Weekly Update and Discounts for January 23, 2018

    GTA Online Weekly Update and Discounts for January 23, 2018

    Another week means another trickle of new content for GTA Online. This week the Ubermacht Revolter car was released. This week, Rockstar also notes that the double GTA$ and double RP for Air Quota events have been extended until January 29. In addition, there are double GTA$ and double RP events for all Rockstar-created Stunt and Land Races until the 29th.
    OUT NOW: UBERMACHT REVOLTER As a well-rounded criminal, your line of work demands a certain amount of flexibility. You need
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  • Dragon Ball FighterZ Launch Trailer

    Dragon Ball FighterZ Launch Trailer

    It's been quite a few weeks of just non-stop character reveals for Dragon Ball FighterZ, but the time has finally come for the game to be released. That means it's also time for a launch trailer for the Dragon Ball themed fighting game.

    Dragon Ball FighterZ includes 3vs3 tag games, "high-end anime graphics," and a bunch of new and returning faces from the Dragon Ball universe.
    DRAGON BALL FighterZ is born from what makes the DRAGON BALL series so loved and famous: endless
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  • "New" PUBG Cheat Allows for Instant Heals and Instant Revives

    "New" PUBG Cheat Allows for Instant Heals and Instant Revives

    I just saw this one over at PC Gamer. It seems as though a new cheat is making the rounds for PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds that allows the user to not only instantly heal themselves but also instantly revive their downed teammates.

    The clip below was originally shared on Reddit by user MagicIsBull. In it, you can see the kill cam footage of a player that not only near instantly revives his teammate but also near instantly heals himself right after. Both of these actio...
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  • John Cena Might Be Duke Nukem in Upcoming Film

    John Cena Might Be Duke Nukem in Upcoming Film

    First off, why is there going to be a film adaptation of Duke Nukem? Secondly, why is John Cena in talks to play the title character?

    These are all questions that I don't care to have answered really. Have we learned nothing from when the Rock played Mr. John Q. Doom from the 2005 Doom film? I guess not because Platinum Dunes, the company run by Michael Bay (ooooh, I get it now), Andrew Form, and Brad Fuller are ready to produce the Duke Nukem movie.
    Platinum Dunes
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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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