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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

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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...
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  • Injustice 2 and The Surge Available Today

    Injustice 2 and The Surge Available Today

    Two games with vastly different genres hit the gaming world today. These are none other than Injustice 2 from NetherRealm and The Surge by Deck13. Injustice 2 is a fighting game with superheroes and villains.
    Injustice 2 continues the story set in motion in Injustice: Gods Among Us, beginning in a fractured universe where bonds are broken and every alliance is thrown into war. Batman and his allies work towards putting the pieces of society back together, but struggle against those
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  • A Week of Double the Payouts for GTA Online Stunt Races

    A Week of Double the Payouts for GTA Online Stunt Races

    This week in GTA Online, the double RP and GTA$ will be dished out in Rockstar created Stunt Races and Special Vehicle Races. There are also the usual vehicle discounts, clothing discounts, and more.
    There are many paths to success and excess you can take over the coming days in GTA Online - with Double GTA$ & RP on offer in four distinct modes. Now through May 25th, stay in the black by painting the town blood red with Double GTA$ & RP in Juggernaut and Resurrection. If you're more comfortable
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  • ZeniMax is Now Suing Samsung Over Oculus Tech Used in Gear VR

    ZeniMax is Now Suing Samsung Over Oculus Tech Used in Gear VR

    ZeniMax has added Samsung to their growing list of entities that they're suing or being sued by over this whole virtual reality technologies thing. It started off with Oculus VR and Palmer Luckey, then John Carmack got (more) involved, then a jury awarded $500M to ZeniMax, and while Oculus VR is looking to appeal the case ZeniMax is out there suing Samsung. ZeniMax is suing Samsung over their Samsung Gear VR headset because it uses technologies by Oculus VR. By using those technologie...
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  • Ghost Recon Wildlands Second Expansion, Fallen Ghosts, Arrives May 30

    Ghost Recon Wildlands Second Expansion, Fallen Ghosts, Arrives May 30

    Fallen Ghosts is the second expansion coming to Ghost Recon Wildlands and it will drop on May 30. Well, it's out on the 30th for Season Pass owners and on June 6 for those who wish to purchase the expansion separately.
    Fallen Ghosts takes place after the fall of the Santa Blanca Cartel. With Unidad’s military force unable to maintain control over Bolivia, the country is in a state of civil war. To help restore order, the Unidad enlists cartel members, veterans, mercenaries and criminals
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  • E3 2017 Public Passes Sold Out

    E3 2017 Public Passes Sold Out

    ESA's move to open up E3 2017 to the general public seems to have been a rather big success for them. The public tickets have now been totally sold out.

    That's a rather impressive feat considering there were 15,000 passes available for the public. The first 1,000 tickets for three days were $149 (USD), with the remaining 14,000 going for $249. Business passes are still apparently available for a mere $995. The announcement was made on the official E3 Twitter earlier today. ...
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  • Injustice 2 Launch Trailer Features Steve Aoki

    Injustice 2 Launch Trailer Features Steve Aoki

    ... remix of X Ambassadors' "Jungle." What, you thought that maybe the game included Steve Aoki as a playable character in Injustice 2? As if!
    Begin the countdown. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment today released the Injustice 2 Launch Trailer in advance of the game’s release tomorrow, May 16. The hard-hitting trailer features powerful DC Super Heroes and Super-Villains battling it out in a fight to save Earth, set to an all new Steve Aoki remix of the
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  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Update for May 12, 2017

    Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Update for May 12, 2017

    An update hit Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tonight. It's got things like... fixes and uh... changes.

    Changelog for CS:GO for May 12, 2017

    MISC • Fixed a bug that caused knife swings to do reduced damage in the 0.4 seconds after their deploy animation finished, as if you had just taken a swing. (Sorry Snax!) • Fixed snd_legacy_surround settings. • Fixed round start music continuing to play if player walked out of buy zone. • HTTP logger now includes server token header, an
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  • Surviving Mars Announced for PS4, XB1, and PC

    Surviving Mars Announced for PS4, XB1, and PC

    In 2018, you will have to survive Mars in Surviving Mars. Why yes, I am the master of intros, why do you ask?

    Paradox Interactive is working on a new settlement building game that takes place on the Red Planet. Gather resources, financial support, build up domes and other infrastructure, make farms, and more. Really, just try to keep your colonists alive in the harsh environment.
    Choose a space agency for resources and financial support before determining a location
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  • Tom Brady Named Madden NFL 18 Cover Athlete

    Tom Brady Named Madden NFL 18 Cover Athlete

    With at least four Super Bowl wins and at least one Deflategate controversy under his belt, Tom Brady has been named the cover athlete for Madden NFL 18. This year's game marks a couple of firsts. It's the first time in the franchise's history that teammates graced the cover in back to back years. It's also the first time that the franchise will make use of the Frostbite engine.

    You can find a teaser trailer below the press release info.
    The Madden NFL cover was one
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  • Launch Trailer for The Surge

    Launch Trailer for The Surge

    It's Dark Souls meets sci-fi robots in The Surge. On May 16, the release of The Surge hits the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC from Deck 13 (Lords of the Fallen, Jack Keane) and Focus Home Interactive.
    Prepare for The Surge’s brutal combat and dystopian setting with the action-packed launch trailer. There’s just one weekend left before hardcore action-RPG The Surge releases for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on May 16. Battle through a world gone mad as Warren on his first day
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  • A Shift in Focus for TGN News and Features

    A Shift in Focus for TGN News and Features

    Hey everyone! Wow, it's been a while since we last had an announcement here, so I thought it was high time I change that.

    As I mentioned in a brief blog post the other day, I will be phasing out the amount of daily news posted at Total Gaming Network. I will not be phasing it out completely. However, I would rather my time be spent more on the creation of original content such as reviews, previews of upcoming games, and perhaps more long-form content. I've been thinking ab...
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  • Square Enix Wants to Sell Off Hitman Developer IO Interactive

    Square Enix Wants to Sell Off Hitman Developer IO Interactive

    The latest financial report from Square Enix says that they saw "extraordinary financial loss in the financial results for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017." As a result, the company is looking to pull their business from IO Interactive (PDF), the development studio behind the Hitman games, most notable the 2016 release of the stellar but under-performing Hitman episodes.
    To maximize player satisfaction as well as market potential going forward, we are focusing our resources and
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  • Mass Effect Franchise Put on Ice

    Mass Effect Franchise Put on Ice

    Following yesterday's earning's call with investors, EA and BioWare have moved to put the Mass Effect franchise on ice for the time being. Kotaku heard from people "familiar with the studio" that the franchise is on hiatus and the studio responsible for Mass Effect Andromeda, BioWare Montreal, is now a support studio. In addition to this, an undisclosed number of BioWare Montreal employees were moved to EA Motive (also in Montreal) last month. Those still at BioWare Montreal are tasked ...
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  • ELEAGUE Hosting $250,000 Match Between Astralis and Virtus.pro

    ELEAGUE Hosting $250,000 Match Between Astralis and Virtus.pro

    ELEAGUE will host a special winner-take-all $250,00 match between ELEAGUE Major finalists Astralis and Virtus.pro. This matchup will air Thursday, June 16 at 10PM (PT) on TBS.

    Those who don't get TBS can watch on Twitch, YouTube, or even the ELEAGUE Live Game Command.
    Clash for Cash: The Rematch – a blockbuster show match unprecedented in CS:GO history – will offer Virtus.pro a best-of-three chance at revenge after their runner up finish in January’s ELEAGUE Major
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  • New Need for Speed Confirmed for 2017

    New Need for Speed Confirmed for 2017

    Ghost Games and EA confirmed today that a new Need for Speed game is indeed coming out later this year. The details are sparse but they say that the game will "build upon the core gameplay brand pillars we established with the 2015 reboot. Think customization, think cops and a new drivable world, both on the tarmac and on dirt."
    Customization, we love it, you love it, everyone loves it. What’s not to love? Rest assured that we’re committed to customization having a home within
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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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