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Ubisoft Pulls Licenses for The Crew, Makes the Game Completely Inaccessible to Buyers

From the same company trying to sell you a $130 version of Star Wars Outlaws.

From announcing a $130 edition of Star Wars Outlaws to pulling game licenses from those that bought The Crew, Ubisoft sure is on a roll this week.

The Crew was Ubisoft's open-world racing game that was pulled from sale back in December 2023. As of March 31, 2024, Ubisoft shut down the online servers for The Crew. This effectively made the game unplayable across all platforms, including: PC,...
 

Tim Sweeney Called Valve 'Assholes' in Email to Gabe Newell, Valve COO Says 'You Mad Bro?'

Tim Sweeney is always mad.

The antitrust lawsuit against Valve from Wolfire Games got a little spicy this week. To quickly get you up to speed: Wolfire claims that Valve uses its position with Steam to control game prices and muscle out competition. Though the initial lawsuit against Valve was dismissed, Wolfire amended their suit in May 2022 and the legal battle was back on.

It may have taken almost two years, but we are now starting to see some of the documents that...
 

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...
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  • Quake Champions "Slash" Champion Trailer

    Quake Champions "Slash" Champion Trailer

    A new video for Quake Champions came out today. This one shines a light on Slash, the "Roller Queen of the Arenas." Just as a reminder, you can still sign up for the Quake Champions closed beta, which begins very soon.
    She’s fast, brash and a viciously effective warrior for skilled fraggers. Her Plasma Trail ability punishes enemies who follow too close and allows her to strategically encircle key points and power-ups in a crushing wall of suffering. On her skates, she’s fast
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  • Sign Up Now for the Dawn of War III Open Beta

    Sign Up Now for the Dawn of War III Open Beta

    If you want to try out the beta for Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III, you had best sign up now. The beta will run from April 21-24, 2017 and will focus on the game's multiplayer component.
    The Open Beta will pit players against each other in Dawn of War III’s tense, chaotic multiplayer. This game mode showcases the strengths and weaknesses of each faction as players put powerful heroes and devastating abilities to use, while countering those of their foes. Players will have access
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  • NBA Street Lives on in Spiritual Successor

    NBA Street Lives on in Spiritual Successor

    Saber Interactive announced today that they are making a spiritual successor to NBA Street and NBA Jam that they're calling NBA Playgrounds. The game will be officially licncesed by the NBA and is set to included players that are both active and retired. Players can "level up" as they perform any one of the "hundreds of over-the-top dunks and moves." There will be solo play, local multiplayer, and "against the world" online modes. NBA Playgrounds will be released on the PC, PS4, XB1, an...
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  • Battlefield 1 Battlefest Events for April 4 through April 9

    Battlefield 1 Battlefest Events for April 4 through April 9

    DICE and EA announced a new week of Battlefest activities for Battlefield 1. It's also for Battlefield 4 and Battlefield Hardline, but mainly for BF1. We're talking about more double XP days, a new dog tag, more Battlepack giveaways, a new Community Mission, and more....
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  • Activision Wants to Turn Call of Duty Into a Movie Universe

    Activision Wants to Turn Call of Duty Into a Movie Universe

    According to a new report by The Guardian, Activision wants to turn Call of Duty into a film universe that would rival that of the Marvel Universe. Two people are tasked with trying to pull this off. They are Stacey Sher and Nick van Dyk, the co-presidents of Activision Blizzard Studios, a new "in-house production division that hopes to succeed where almost everyone else has failed by turning games into commercially and critically successful film and TV." Work on the project has already...
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  • Xbox Project Scorpio Reveal Coming Thursday via Digital Foundry

    Xbox Project Scorpio Reveal Coming Thursday via Digital Foundry

    Digital Foundry and Eurogamer announced this week that they will have an exclusive reveal of Project Scorpio, or "Xbox Scorpio" as they are calling it. For those unfamiliar with the name, Project Scorpio is the upcoming hardware revision for the Xbox that will add more power in almost every regard to the platform. Think of it as a superboosted Xbox One Pro much like the PlayStation 4 Pro was for the PlayStation 4.
    Project Scorpio is expected to be released la...
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  • Persona 5 is Now Available in North America for PS4 and PS3

    Persona 5 is Now Available in North America for PS4 and PS3

    Those in North America and Europe can now pick up and play Persona 5 for either the PlayStation 4 or the PlayStation 3. Hold onto your butts JRPG fans, this is the one you've been waiting a while for.
    It's time. There are too many wicked hearts that are ripe for the taking, and only the Phantom Thieves can do anything about it. Get ready to gather your best friends and carry out the greatest heists the world has ever seen because the long awaited JRPG Persona 5 is now available in
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  • NieR: Automata Sales Surpass One Million Units

    NieR: Automata Sales Surpass One Million Units

    It's a good day for fans of games developed in Japan. Scores for Persona 5 are looking pretty damn good (we'll have a review up soon, my review code came in late) and sales figures for NieR: Automata are quite strong. How strong? One million strong.
    Upon its release for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and PC last month, the game received critical acclaim across the world for its fantastic blend of action-packed high-speed 60 fps battles, and deep, captivating storyline
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  • BioWare Promises Important Fixes Coming to Mass Effect: Andromeda this Thursday

    This Thursday, April 6, BioWare will release the 1.05 patch for Mass Effect: Andromeda. This update is coming just a couple of weeks after the game's release but for many player it feels long overdue already.

    BioWare's General Manger Aaryn Flynn provided a look at "The Journey Ahead."
    Hi everyone, It’s been two weeks since the launch of Mass Effect™: Andromeda and we’re thankful to the millions of you who have already joined us on this journey. And though
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  • Batman Gets Virtual on PC Come April 25

    Batman Gets Virtual on PC Come April 25

    On April 25, the PC VR crowd will get to play Batman: Arkham VR. Owners of either the Oculus Rift or the HTC Vive will get to put on the mask and cape and throw virtual batarangs until they get their fill. Not only is this a game where you can be a virtual Batman, it's a VR game that was nominated for a BAFTA award.
    Batman: Arkham VR is the first virtual reality experience to immerse players into the Dark Knight’s universe, putting them inside the Batman’s cowl like never before.
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  • WWE Wrestlers The New Day Dressed as Final Fantasy XIV Characters at Wrestlemania 33

    Last night during Wrestlemania 33, WWE wrestlers Xavier Woods, Big E, and Kofi Kingston (members of "The New Day") decided to dress up as characters from Final Fantasy XIV.
    The trio, who hosted WrestleMania, dressed as characters from critically acclaimed online game FINAL FANTASY® XIV in a one-of-a-kind, FINAL FANTASY-themed entrance to WrestleMania 33, WWE’s biggest event of the year and pop culture spectacular that streamed live around the world on WWE Network. Big E, dre
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  • Maxis Turns to Fans for Next Sims 4 Stuff Pack

    Maxis Turns to Fans for Next Sims 4 Stuff Pack

    Maxis is turning to fans of The Sims 4 for what the next Stuff Pack will include. The first round of voting begins today over at The Sims blog, in which fans will get to vote on the theme of the new pack.
    By voting on The Sims blog, Sims community members will help guide the pack through each of the critical stages of development. Maxis will be asking players the same questions they ask themselves during the process. While development at Maxis has always been collaborative and influenced
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  • Movie Adaptation of We Happy Few Announced

    Movie Adaptation of We Happy Few Announced

    We Happy Few, a survival game set in an alternate 1960s English town where the Allies lost World War II, will be made into a feature film. In the game, the government issues drugs that result in all of the residents being happy and believing they're living in this great utopia. You, the player, breaks free of the drugs and sees the world for what it really is: Quite horrible. The game is still currently in Early Access on Steam but that's not stopping this film from being made by Gold Circle...
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  • Dishonored 2 Free Trial Arrives April 6

    Dishonored 2 Free Trial Arrives April 6

    A free demo for Dishonored 2 will be released on April 6 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. This free "trial" will allow players to jump into the game's first three campaign missions as either Emily Kaldwin or Corvo Attano.
    Take on the role of a supernatural assassin in Dishonored 2, the follow up to Arkane Studio's first-person action blockbuster that earned more than 100 'Game of the Year' honors. Dishonored 2 has been praised by IGN as “amazing” and “a superb sequel”,
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  • After Nearly Three Decades Mad Catz is No More

    After Nearly Three Decades Mad Catz is No More

    Mad Catz, the company behind a wealth of third-party peripherals and most of the Rock Band gear still circulating, has filed for bankruptcy and is closing down. The company, which began in 1989, filed for bankruptcy under chapter 7, initiating a liquidation of their assets.
    The Board of Directors made the decision to have the Company make a voluntary assignment in bankruptcy after considering various strategic alternatives, the interest of various stakeholders of the Company as well
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