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900 People Laid Off Across Multiple PlayStation Studios

Multiple studios across all SIE regions impacted.

Sony just laid off about 900 people across multiple PlayStation studios around the world. These 900 or so laid off employees account for roughly 8% of the total workforce for Sony Interactive Entertainment.

President and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, Jim Ryan, announced the layoffs to the public today. The public statement came after an email was sent to all employees informing them of the layoffs. From Ryan's...

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


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...
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  • First Killing Floor 2 Seasonal Event Announced - The Summer Sideshow

    First Killing Floor 2 Seasonal Event Announced - The Summer Sideshow

    Tripwire announced "The Summer Sideshow" event for Killing Floor 2 today. Starting tomorrow, June 13 at 1PM (ET), The Summer Sideshow event adds a new map, two new weapons, a special unlock, and more. This event runs until July 11 on the PC. The PlayStation 4 version of the game will have access to The Summer Slideshow event later this Summer. Also of note is that Killing Floor 2 currently has a free week coming on June 13. During this time, the game will be 50% off so that you can...
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  • XCOM 2: War of the Chosen Announced at E3

    XCOM 2: War of the Chosen Announced at E3

    A new expansion for XCOM 2 was announced at E3 today. XCOM 2: War of the Chosen is a full expansion for the game and is slated for an August 29 release on the PC, PS4, and XB1.
    XCOM 2: War of the Chosen greatly expands upon the XCOM 2 campaign. ADVENT, in its bid to recapture the Commander, has deployed a deadly new enemy force called the "Chosen." To aid XCOM in its fight to liberate Earth, players will have access to three new resistance factions, each with their own Hero class.
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  • Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord - Battles and Combat Detailed at E3

    Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord - Battles and Combat Detailed at E3

    We have not one but two new videos to share with you today for Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord. These E3 videos show off gameplay for the Cavalry Sergeant and the Horse Archer Sergeant. We also have new details on some of the improvements made to the battle system in Bannerlord. This PC only title does not yet have a release date.
    KEY BATTLE IMPROVEMENTS Battles are at the very core of the series and play better than ever in the latest installment. • Advanced Formations – Merge a
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  • Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus E3 Trailer - Get Ready to Punch Even More Nazis

    Bethesda ended their E3 show tonight with a lengthy reveal of Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus. This game really doesn't pull any punches and that includes those thrown against Nazis.
    Wolfenstein® II: The New Colossus™ is the highly anticipated sequel to the critically acclaimed first-person shooter, Wolfenstein®: The New Order™ developed by the award-winning studio MachineGames. An exhilarating adventure brought to life by the industry-leading id Tech® 6, Wolfenstein® II sends pl
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  • The Evil Within 2 Has an Insane E3 Announcement Trailer

    The Evil Within 2 Has an Insane E3 Announcement Trailer

    The Evil Within 2 was announced tonight. There perhaps isn't much to say about it. Don't get me wrong, it looks great, but this trailer is really one that you need to see with your own eyes.
    You are Detective Sebastian Castellanos and at your lowest point. But when given a chance to save your daughter, you must enter a world filled with nightmares and discover the dark origins of a once-idyllic town to bring her back. Horrifying threats emerge from every corner as the world twists
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  • Quake Champions - New Maps, BJ Blazkowicz, and More from E3

    Quake Champions - New Maps, BJ Blazkowicz, and More from E3

    Some new goodies for Quake Champions was shown off tonight at Bethesda's E3 conference thingy. We got a look at some new maps plus the appearance of B.J. Blazkowicz as a playable character in the game.
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  • Skyrim is Coming to the Switch with Amiibo Support

    Skyrim is Coming to the Switch with Amiibo Support

    It's official, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Switch is coming to the, er... Nintendo Switch (obviously). Not only that but it will have some special Nintendo goodies such as support for Amiibo. Look for it to be released "Holiday 2017."
    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim for the Nintendo Switch includes all-new gameplay features like motion controls for combat and lockpicking, outfits and gear from The Legend of Zelda. Take down enemies with the Master Sword, protect yourself with the Hylian
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  • Bethesda Introduces Paid Mods that Aren't Paid Mods

    Bethesda Introduces Paid Mods that Aren't Paid Mods

    During their E3 conference, Bethesda announced the "Creation Club" for Fallout 4 and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. It's a way for players to "pay" for mods without "paying" for mods. But the mod makers make money? Yes, but they aren't "paid" mods.

    My head hurts.
    Creation Club is a collection of all-new content for both Fallout 4 and Skyrim. It features new items, abilities, and gameplay created by Bethesda Games Studios and outside development partners including the
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  • Dishonored: Death of an Outsider Brings a New Story and Content this September

    Bethesda announced Dishonored: Death of an Outsider to those in attendance at E3 this evening. Dishonored: Death of an Outsider is a standalone game that provides a new story and new content to the Dishonored franchise.

    Look for this to be released on September 15 for the PC, PS4, and XB1.
    Game Description From the award-winning developers at Arkane® Studios comes Dishonored®: Death of the Outsider, the next standalone adventure in the critically-acclaimed Disho
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  • New Trailer Released for Fallout 4 VR

    New Trailer Released for Fallout 4 VR

    See, Fallout 4 VR is like Fallout 4 but with VR on the end of it. If you liked Fallout 4 and have a HTC Vive, you will probably also like Fallout 4 VR.
    With the power of VR, you’ll be able to get up-close-and-personal with the dangers of a post-apocalyptic world as you fight for survival. Featuring new combat, crafting and building systems fully reimagined for VR – including VR-enhanced V.A.T.S. – Fallout 4 VR isn’t just a jaunt through the Wasteland, it’s the entire game.
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  • Doom Gets Virtual with Doom VFR

    Doom Gets Virtual with Doom VFR

    Bethesda announced Doom is getting the virtual reality treatment with the upcoming release of Doom VFR. I'm guessing the "F" doesn't stand for "Friendly."

    Doom VFR will be coming out for the PlayStation VR and Vive platforms.
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  • Tacoma Announced as Timed Xbox Exclusive

    Tacoma Announced as Timed Xbox Exclusive

    Tacoma, the second game from Fullbright (studio behind Gone Home), was announced as a timed exclusive to the Xbox platform today.
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  • Super Lucky's Tale Bringing Family Friendly Platforming to Xbox

    Super Lucky's Tale Bringing Family Friendly Platforming to Xbox

    It's long overdue, but it seems as though Microsoft is going to have a nice, family friendly platforming game to call their own soon enough. Super Lucky's Tale is an "Xbox One console exclusive" (it's also coming to Windows 10) that drops on November 7.
    Developed by Playful Corp., "Super Lucky's Tale" is a delightful, playground platformer for all ages that follows Lucky, the ever-optimistic, energetic and lovable hero, on his quest to find his inner strength and help his sister rescue
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  • Cuphead Arrives September 29 on Xbox

    Cuphead Arrives September 29 on Xbox

    A new E3 2017 trailer for Cuphead reveals a release date of September 29. The game has long been in development but it seems as though the end is in sight.
    Available (finally) beginning Sept. 29, 2017, as an Xbox Play Anywhere title, "Cuphead" is a classic run-and-gun action game heavily focused on boss battles. Inspired by cartoons of the 1930s, the visuals and audio are painstakingly created with the same techniques of the era, i.e., traditional hand-drawn cel animation, watercolor
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  • Sea of Thieves E3 2017 4K Gameplay

    Sea of Thieves E3 2017 4K Gameplay

    Who likes seeing new gameplay for a highly anticipated title from Rare? You're damn right you do! Enjoy this new 4K gameplay footage from Sea of Thieves as shown off during Microsoft's E3 2017 conference.
    Developed by Rare, the legendary creators of "Perfect Dark" and "Banjo-Kazooie," "Sea of Thieves" is an immersive, shared-world adventure game filled with pirates, unexpected dangers and loot for the taking. Explore, fight and live the pirate life together in a unique co-op experience
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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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    02-06-2024, 02:31 PM
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