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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


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


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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  • Watch Dogs 2 DLC 'Human Conditions' Dated for February 21

    Watch Dogs 2 DLC 'Human Conditions' Dated for February 21

    Ubisoft announced that the upcoming Human Conditions DLC for Watch Dogs 2 will be released on February 21 on the PlayStation 4 and on March 23 for the Xbox one and PC versions of the game.
    There’s more adventure just around the corner for Watch Dogs 2, as the Human Conditions DLC gets ready to drop on February 21 on PS4, and March 23 on Xbox One and PC. The new expansion is a meaty one, adding three new multi-mission Operations to the story and giving Marcus Holloway and his DedSec
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  • This is the Nintendo Switch UI

    This is the Nintendo Switch UI

    A video showing off the user interface for the Nintendo Switch went up today. A user called Hiphoptherobot uploaded the video to Vidme. It's a shaky cam video with a lot of bad audio, but it should give you some idea about what to expect when you launch your shiny new Nintendo console this March. If the below embed feature doesn't work, you can check out the video on Vidme by clicking this link. ...
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  • AMD and Nvidia Hosting Special Events on February 28

    AMD and Nvidia Hosting Special Events on February 28

    First, AMD announced a special "Capsaicin & Cream" event for February 28. This GDC event will be live-streamed to the world. It is expected that they will at least briefly mention their upcoming Ryzen CPUs (rumored to start going on sale in early March) and their upcoming Vega GPUs (rumored for Spring).
    This year at GDC, join us on the 28th for our Capsaicin livestream and our Cream developer sessions – insightful and inspiring talks focused on rendering ideas and new paths forward,
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  • Try Origin Access for Free for Seven Days

    Try Origin Access for Free for Seven Days

    EA has a special offer to everyone using Origin. For a limited time, you can try out Origin Access for free for a period of seven days.

    Origin Access currently includes full access to games like Battlefield Hardline, Star Wars Battlefront, Unravel, Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2, and many more. Once the trial is over you can decide whether or not it's something you might want to keep using. If so, it will run you $4.99 (USD) per month or $29.99 for a year....
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  • E3 2017: Microsoft Moves Press Conference to Sunday

    E3 2017: Microsoft Moves Press Conference to Sunday

    Oh God, we're already doing E3 2017 news in February? Yeah, we are. Today, Microsoft announced that they're changing things up for their event. Instead of going on the Monday prior to E3, they will instead have their conference on the Sunday before E3.

    The Microsoft E3 2017 press event will be on Sunday, June 11 at 2PM (PT). They made it very clear that this event is going to have a huge focus on Project Scorpio.
    Hold onto your butts, ladies and ...
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  • Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy Release Date Reveal Tomorrow

    Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy Release Date Reveal Tomorrow

    Activision is teasing a forthcoming release date announcement for Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy via their Twitter.

    The reveal looks like it's going to come tomorrow. With any luck, we'll also see some additional information. If our luck is extra special, we will hopefully get some gameplay footage too!
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  • Over 80 Johto Pokemon Coming to Pokemon Go

    Over 80 Johto Pokemon Coming to Pokemon Go

    Over 80 new Pokemon are being added to Pokemon Go. These Pokemon are from the Johto region from Pokemon Gold and Pokemon Silver. The update is expected to start rolling out this week to your mobile devices.
    Additional Pokémon: More than 80 Pokémon that were originally discovered in the Johto region in the Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silver video games, as well as Pokémon with gender-specific variations, will start rolling out in Pokémon GO.

    New Evolutions: There
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  • First Look at Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers in First-Person Mode

    If you ever wanted to play Street Fighter II in first-person, you'll have your chance when Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers is released on the Switch. The news is a twofer, with the video coming from Capcom Channel on YouTube and some gameplay snippets coming from GoNintendo.

    The first-person mode is separate from the core game. It's called "Way of the Hado" and includes a number of different gameplay variants.
    Way of the Hado - separate from the rest
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  • Sony Ditching PlayStation Now Service on Everything but PS4 and PC

    Sony Ditching PlayStation Now Service on Everything but PS4 and PC

    For some reason, Sony announced today that they are going to ditch support of PlayStation Now on all of their devices except for PlayStation 4 and the PC. This change is slated for August 15, 2017.

    The following devices will no longer have the PS Now service at that date:
    • PlayStation 3 • PlayStation Vita and PlayStation TV • All 2013, 2014, 2015 Sony Bravia TV models • All Sony Blu-ray player models • All Samsung TV models • Additionally, 2016 mo
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  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Update for February 14, 2017

    Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Update for February 14, 2017

    Valve is showing a little love to Counter-Strike fans tonight with this update for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.

    Changelog for CS:GO for February 14, 2017

    SERVERS – Reduced per-client memory use by sharing network buffers. – Increased entities delta buffers to 192Kb to support connecting to game modes with many entities (sv_delta_entity_full_buffer_size on the server can be used to increase it up to 256Kb if needed) – Added a better error message for clients explainin
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  • Build Your "Ultimate Team" in MLB The Show 17's Diamond Dynasty

    Build Your "Ultimate Team" in MLB The Show 17's Diamond Dynasty

    Details have emerged today about the updated Diamond Dynasty mode coming in MLB The Show 17. The mode is even more "FIFA Ultimate Team" or "Madden Ultimate Team" like than ever before and it's making for the best Diamond Dynasty experience yet.
    At its core, Diamond Dynasty is all about building the best 25-man team possible. With more than 2,000 players to choose from, you’ll have the opportunity to select players from the pages of baseball history — from legendary greats like
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  • New Mass Effect: Andromeda Screenshots

    New Mass Effect: Andromeda Screenshots

    A few new screenshots for Mass Effect: Andromeda were released today. Enjoy!

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  • More Trouble for PewDiePie: YouTube Cancels His Show, Removes Him from Premium Advertising

    Yesterday, we passed along word that Felix "PewDiePie" Kjellberg was dropped by Maker Studio, owned by Disney, for multiple anti-Semitic remarks.

    Today, YouTube dropped their own hammer down on PewDiePie. YouTube has reportedly canceled the second season of Scare PewDiePie, a show that was exclusively part of the paid YouTube Red service. Scare PewDiePie was a show that had people trying to scare Kjellberg in real life in a variety of creative ways. The second season was announced...
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  • Nintendo Embraces Modern Gaming by Announcing Expansion Pass for Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

    Nintendo is starting to really embrace the modern era of gaming with their latest move. Earlier today, the company announced that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will have a $20 Expansion Pass. You heard correctly, a Zelda game will have an Expansion Pass. The pass will be available starting March 3 and will grant players access to three new treasure chests, a new Cave of Trials challenge, new hard mode, new original story, a new dungeon, and "additional challenges." This pass w...
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  • GTA Online Celebrates Valentine's Day with New Maps, Bonuses, and Discounts

    GTA Online Celebrates Valentine's Day with New Maps, Bonuses, and Discounts

    Rockstar kicks off their week of Valentine's festivities with two new maps for the "Till Death Do Us Part" game type, double GTA$ and double RP for the "Couples" 2vs2 adversary modes, discounts on vehicles and weapons, plus much more.

    DOUBLE GTA$ & RP FOR ‘COUPLES’ 2v2 ADVERSARY MODES Players can take advantage of Double GTA$ & RP for all couples in fan-favorite Adversary Modes. Till Death Do Us Part is back with two r
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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
    I am against the idea of Xbox games on other platforms
    02-06-2024, 02:31 PM
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