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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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  • Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Continuum DLC Out Now on PS4

    Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Continuum DLC Out Now on PS4

    PlayStation 4 owners get their first go at the new "Continuum" DLC for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. This is the game's second map pack that includes a reimagined version of Rust from Modern Warfare 2 along with three additional maps. This DLC also includes a new installment in the Zombies mode for the game.

    Let's take a quick look at the new content for the Zombies. It's pure 70s cheese in this trailer for the "Shaolin Shuffle."

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  • Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom Out Today

    Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom Out Today

    Enigami's action-RPG, Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom, is now available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC for $24.99 (USD).
    In Shiness, take control of Chado and his four friends as they journey across a fractured world beset by a war between multiple factions. Combat is inspired by traditional fighting games, mixing fast-paced combos, parrying, blocking, and powerful magical abilities distinct for each character. Your party members' usefulness isn't limited to just combat―manipulate
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  • AOC Announces New 40 Inches 4K Curved Display

    AOC Announces New 40 Inches 4K Curved Display

    Monitor maker, AOC, announced their new 40-inch 4K curved display with 10-bit color depth. The model, C4008VU8, can be found at places like Amazon and B&H Photo Video for $899.99 (USD). Perhaps the neatest unique feature of the display is that it also features picture-in-picture capabilities so that you can watch a video while working thanks to its four separate video windows.
    The curved VA panels has a 3840x2160 resolution that boasts 1.07 billion colors, meaning the panel can present
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  • Beholder DLC 'Blissful Sleep' Arrives this May

    Beholder DLC 'Blissful Sleep' Arrives this May

    The "Blissful Sleep" DLC for Beholder will be released on May 18, 2017, according to Alawar and Warm Lamp Games. This DLC, coming to Steam for PC, Mac, and Linux, will take players back in time to allow them to experience the events of what happened "in the house before The Ministry of Introductions appointed Carl as the snitching landlord."
    The Beholder: Blissful Sleep DLC introduces several deeper, more complicated character backgrounds and shocking story twists taking place in
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  • Twitch Will Soon Add New Perks for Partners Including $10 and $25 Subscription Options

    An email that just went out today from Twitch suggests that the company is testing out some new perks for their Partners. These perks include new $9.99 (USD) and $24.99 subscription tiers in addition to the $4.99 monthly subscription that currently exists for all Partners. The email seems to be rather vague in what it actually means to subscribe at the two higher tiers, including whether or not those higher prices result in additional months of subscriber benefits or if they are monthly fees ...
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  • Hot Shots Golf PS4 Finally Tees Off this August in Japan

    Hot Shots Golf PS4 Finally Tees Off this August in Japan

    It's been a long time since Hot Shots Golf (aka: Everybody's Golf) was announced for the PlayStation 4. We're talking about over a year and a half ago when it made its debut at the 2015 Tokyo Game Show. It was planned for release in 2016, but that obviously didn't happen. The good news is that another new trailer for the game has finally surfaced and it now gives a firm release date of August 31, 2017. Sadly, this release date is only for Japan and there is no word yet on when (or if...
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  • Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series Out Tomorrow

    Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series Out Tomorrow

    Telltale will release the first episode for their new episodic adventure title, Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series tomorrow. Included in today's little news snippet is a bit about the game and a lovely launch trailer to whet your appetite. You should expect to see four additional episodes released for the game over the coming months. You can buy the first episode on its own for $4.99 (USD) or buy them all at once for $24.99 (USD). Though right now you can get this ...
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  • ELEAGUE Street Fighter V Invitational Coverage Continues this Friday on TBS

    ELEAGUE Street Fighter V Invitational Coverage Continues this Friday on TBS

    This Friday, TBS and digital streaming sites will show off the "Group B" battles in the ELEAGUE Street Fighter V Invitational. The action begins at 10PM (ET) on April 21 via TBS, ELEAGUE.com, Twitch, and YouTube.
    Group B will feature Street Fighter® V superstars Justin Wong, Hiroyuki “Eita” Nagata, Daigo Umehara, Yu-lin Bruce “GamerBee” Hsiang, Darryl “Snake Eyez” Lewis and Eduardo “PR Balrog” Perez as they battle for two available spots in the playoffs, set to begin Friday,
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  • Nier: Automata Getting New Content - Colosseums, Quests, Outfits, and More

    Nier: Automata Getting New Content - Colosseums, Quests, Outfits, and More

    Square Enix passed along word that NieR: Automata will soon get some new content for the game. They're calling the DLC "3C3C1D119440927" and it includes new colosseums, new sub-quests, and some new outfits to wear.
    Upon completion of these quests, players can earn various rewards, including: • Costumes from the previous Japanese release, NieR: Replicant, for androids 2B, 9S and A2 • Records that add special music tracks to the players’ jukebox • New equipment
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  • Star Wars Battlefront II Will Not Have a Traditional Season Pass

    Star Wars Battlefront II Will Not Have a Traditional Season Pass

    In an effort to not fracture the community, DICE is making the tough decision to not include a Season Pass for Star Wars Battlefront II. This comes from Battlefront II's creative director, Bernd Diemer, in a statement made at the Star Wars Celebration.
    "We decided on that, and it's one of those difficult decisions because it has so many implications all around," he continued. "When we looked at the way Battlefront had evolved over its lifetime, with the DLC and everything, we decided,
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  • Star Wars Battlefront II Arrives November 17 - Story Campaign, Space Battles, and More

    EA, DICE, Motive, and Criterion have teamed up for Star Wars Battlefront II. The reveal came earlier today at the Star Wars Celebration where a new trailer for the game was shown for the first time to the public, including an announcement of a November 17 release date.

    Star Wars Battlefront II will include content from the franchise in both its multiplayer and single player campaign. That's right, there is now a single player campaign in the Battlefront series.
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  • Splatoon 2 Out July 21 on Switch

    Splatoon 2 Out July 21 on Switch

    Nintendo Switch owners that didn't get their fill of the meager Splatoon 2 beta periods will have just a little big longer to wait for the full release. Splatoon 2 will be released on the Switch on July 21.
    Salmon Run, a new four-player co-op mode, is coming to Splatoon 2! By teaming up with friends, players can take on a part-time job battling the new Salmonid species, which the Squid Research Lab reports might even be more lethal than the Octarians! When players fall in co-op mode,
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  • Monster Hunter Stories Releasing on 3DS this Fall

    Monster Hunter Stories Releasing on 3DS this Fall

    Capcom announced Monster Hunter Stories for the 3DS is getting a "Fall" release window.
    Ever dreamed of having your own pet Rathalos and that you could hop on its back and fly through the beautiful land of Monster Hunter on fun adventures? Well, this fall you’ll be able to do just that with Monster Hunter Stories, on the Nintendo 3DS! In Monster Hunter Stories you take the role of a rider and get to raise and bond with monsters to take them on turn-based battles against all the dangers
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  • Hey! Pikmin for 3DS Out July 28 in North America and Europe

    Hey! Pikmin for 3DS Out July 28 in North America and Europe

    Hey! Pikmin will be released on the Nintendo 3DS on July 28 in North America and Europe. Believe it or not, this is the first Pikmin game released for the 3DS.
    The first Pikmin game for Nintendo 3DS finds Captain Olimar embarking on an adventure through lush worlds with his trusted Pikmin by his side. In a new type of Pikmin game, players are tasked with throwing all types of different Pikmin using the touch screen to solve puzzles, overcome challenges and defeat enemies through side-scrolling
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  • Get a Free Battlefield 1 Easter Egg Dog Tag

    Get a Free Battlefield 1 Easter Egg Dog Tag

    From now until April 18 at 9AM (UTC), you can earn a free dog tag in Battlefield 1. This Easter Dog Tag is super easy to earn. All you need to do is join up with your friends in a party and win one match.

    That's it.

    On April 19th, if you fulfilled that requirement, you will be given the Easter Dog Tag after April 19....
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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%
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    I am against the idea of Xbox games on other platforms
    0%
    0
    02-06-2024, 02:31 PM
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