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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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  • Overwatch Summer Games Return August 8

    Overwatch Summer Games Return August 8

    Lucioball and the Overwatch Summer Games are set to return on August 8. The latest developer update video (seen below) has game director, Jeff Kaplan, giving you the rundown on what all you can expect next week.

    A quick overview of some of the content that's coming includes the following:

    • New skins for Mercy, McCree, Widowmaker, and Junkrat (confirmed, there may be others still)
    • Lucioball is back but with some changes.
    • Lucio has a new ultimate in Lucioball.
    • All
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  • Resident Evil Revelations Coming August to PS4 and XB1, Late 2017 for Switch

    Resident Evil Revelations Coming August to PS4 and XB1, Late 2017 for Switch

    Resident Evil Revelations is making the move to current gen consoles starting on August 29 with the PS4 and XB1 release of the game. The Nintendo Switch will get to experience Revelations and Resident Evil Revelations 2 come late 2017.
    Now updated for current generation consoles, Resident Evil Revelations is the acclaimed survival horror title featuring series veterans Jill Valentine and Chris Redfield as they investigate the reportedly abandoned “Queen Zenobia” cruise ship. This
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  • Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle: Two New Gameplay Trailers

    Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle: Two New Gameplay Trailers

    Ubisoft released two new trailers today for Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle. One video shows off the game's combat and features some nice gameplay footage. The second trailer gives you a look at the game's co-op challenges and "spooky surprises."
    ABOUT Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle: Two worlds collide in Mario + Rabbids® Kingdom Battle! The Mushroom Kingdom has been torn apart by a mysterious vortex, transporting the chaotic Rabbids into this once peaceful land. To restore order,
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  • Taco Bell is Giving Away Xbox One X Consoles

    Taco Bell is Giving Away Xbox One X Consoles

    Taco Bell again wants to give away new gaming consoles to the masses. This time, instead of a PlayStation 4, they are giving away a lot of Xbox One X consoles to some lucky winners.

    The Xbox Newswire has the skinny on how you could win a multi-hundred dollar system for buying a $5 Steak Quesarito box.
    Beginning August 31, each Taco Bell $5 Box will include a unique code for consumers to text in for a chance to win the new Xbox One X. Boxes will be available during the
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  • Second Guild Wars 2 Expansion Announced - Get Ready for Path of Fire in September

    ArenaNet announced the second expansion for Guild Wars 2 today. Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire will take players back to the Crystal Desert. Remember that place?

    The expansion is apparently just a hop, skip, and a jump away as it's slated to be released on September 22.
    Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire will see players return to the iconic Crystal Desert from the original Guild Wars, and to the northern reaches of Elona, the land of Guild Wars: Nightfall, 250 years on. For veterans
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  • Online Casino Bonus Guide 2017

    Online Casino Bonus Guide 2017

    Transitioning from land based casinos to online sites is one of the best breakthroughs in the betting world. The thing that most bettors are excited about is the generous welcome bonuses that these casinos offer, as the thought of winning big carves an ear to ear smile on your face. There is a plethora of online casino offers out there, and as such, it can get confusing on which ones are the best. Thus, having help in deciding and getting relatable choices makes work easier. Among the best we...
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  • Industry Veterans from Blizzard, Konami, and Ubisoft Reveal Sinner: Sacrifice for Redemption

    Dark Star Game Studios is a fresh development studio based out of China made up of former developers from Blizzard, Konami, and Ubisoft. Their first project looks to be rather ambitious in nature and is slated to be published by Another Indie once complete. Their game is a new action-RPG called Sinner: Sacrifice for Redemption and it is being made for Windows, Mac, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. It's targeting an early 2018 release on these platforms. Let's see what Sinner: Sacrifice f...
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  • GameStop Open on Thanksgiving, Claims Employees Asked for It

    GameStop Open on Thanksgiving, Claims Employees Asked for It

    Earlier today, GameStop revealed that their stores will be open on Thanksgiving this year, a rather drastic departure from the past three years. Though the hours open will be shorter than normal, this move has still angered many of the company's current employees. Now hold on just one gosh darn moment here. Apparently, GameStop is only doing this because many of their "store associates and guests have asked for this!" That is a direct quote from GameStop in a statement issued to ...
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  • Another Monday Means Another Agents of Mayhem Trailer - Carnage a Trois

    Another Monday Means Another Agents of Mayhem Trailer - Carnage a Trois

    It's Monday, which means that there is another Agents of Mayhem promo video. Let's just hope that it's not as bad as their last attempt.

    Today's video is entitled "Carnage a Trois" and it features a trio of characters: Braddock, Yeti, and Daisy.
    Ex US Army Drill Sergeant and master tactician Braddock comes from a long line of military lifers. Nobody knows the LEGION grunts better than Braddock – she trained most of them before they were recruited by LEGION. This discovery
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  • New Milestone Brings New Features and Freebies to Dragon Ball Z Dokkan Battle Players

    Bandai Namco is tickled pink at the success of Dragon Ball Z Dokkan Battle for mobile devices. The action-RPG has hit 200 million downloads and to celebrate, Bandai Namco is offering up some new features and bonuses for players.
    • Log-in Bonus - Players will receive rarity level SSR Bulma (Youth) for a log-in bonus until August 31st, PST • Daily Missions - Players can earn up to a maximum of 20 Dragon Stones a day through Daily Missions from a worldwide pool of 200 milli
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  • New Shump, Graceful Explosion Machine, Coming to Steam and PS4 in August

    New Shump, Graceful Explosion Machine, Coming to Steam and PS4 in August

    On August 8, a new "kinetic, technicolor space shooter" called Graceful Explosion Machine will be released on the PC and PS4 by Vertex Pop.
    As the last surviving space fighter searching for a way home, players will pilot the Graceful Explosion Machine (GEM) and dogfight with an unrelenting alien armada. Utilize the quad-weapon array to chain massive combos and collect crystals off defeated enemies to replenish spent munitions.
    I hope you like a lot of colorful screenshots, because we ...
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  • New Quest, Magitek Exosuits, and More Added to Final Fantasy XV

    New Quest, Magitek Exosuits, and More Added to Final Fantasy XV

    Today, Square Enix released an update to Final Fantasy XV that adds in new Magitek Exosuits, a new quest, and more to the game. This is all part of the free July 2017 update that is available to everyone that owns the game across both platforms.
    • New Magitek Exosuits - granting 30 minutes of invincibility per day for Noctis, Gladio, Prompto and Ignis to help players take on the dangerous creatures of Eos. Once invincibility has worn off, players can continue to wear the exosuits
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  • Fifth Developer Diary Released for Total War: Arena

    Fifth Developer Diary Released for Total War: Arena

    The fifth developer diary for Total War: Arena came out today. The show's host, Luke Kneller, speaks with Creative Assembly about the game's units. Specfically, they talk about how stat groupings will "improve your player experience, if archers will be limited in armor, what it will cost you to set friendly fire, and much more." They also take the time to answer some of the more frequently asked questions from the community.
    About Total War Multi-million-selling Total War is one o
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  • Nintendo Locking Additional Difficulty Behind Metroid: Samus Returns amiibo

    Nintendo Locking Additional Difficulty Behind Metroid: Samus Returns amiibo

    Nintendo revealed to Eurogamer that you will need up to four Metroid themed amiibo in order to access everything that Metroid: Samus Returns has to offer. Two of these amiibo are already out (Samus and Zero Suit Samus), while another two (Samus and a Metroid) will be out for this game.

    Nintendo confirmed that each of these will provide additional content for the game.

    The new Samus Aran amiibo will unlock an extra energy tank to use along with Metroid 2 art...
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  • Killing Floor 2 Won't Run at 4K on Xbox One X

    Killing Floor 2 Won't Run at 4K on Xbox One X

    According to Tripwire, Killing Floor 2 will not run at 4K resolution on the Xbox One X. Instead, the game will run at a native 1800p in order to "Maintain a higher frame rate."

    This information comes from Dave Elder from the Killing Floor 2 development team in a statement shared with wccftech.
    Xbox One X was a very smooth and easy platform to develop for. It took very little engineering effort to get our base Xbox One game running on the Xbox One X. It took maybe 4
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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
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    I am against the idea of Xbox games on other platforms
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    02-06-2024, 02:31 PM
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