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Layoffs Hit PlayStation Europe

SIEE had no prior knowledge of PS5 reveal.

A new report from VGC says that Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe (SIEE) is undergoing a "restructuring" of several areas at the company, including marketing and PR. VGC says that they were informed of this unfortunate news from "people with knowledge of the situation."

As if that wasn't bad enough, VGC's report says that SIEE employees were informed about when American PlayStation directors visited SIEE in their London location. Those employees who were impacted by these layoffs...
 

Blizzard Employees Walkout in Protest of Unjust Ban on Pro-Hong Kong Hearthstone Player

A small group of Blizzard employees are protesting against the actions of their employer.

A small group of Activision-Blizzard employees staged a walkout on Tuesday afternoon of this week to protest against their employer. Earlier this week, Blizzard had banned a professional Hearthstone player, Chung "Blitzchung" Ng Wai, after he voiced his support for the pro-democracy Hong Kong protesters. Blitzchung voiced his support during a post-game interview during an official livestream.

Not only did Blizzard quickly cut away from the interview...
 

PlayStation 5 Confirmed for Holiday 2020 Release

Sony dishes more details about their next-gen console and controller.

The announcement of the next-gen consoles has been really, really weird. Sony first announced the PlayStation 5 via a Wired interview with Mark Cerny. Since then, there really hasn't been much revealed about the new console. In fact, it wasn't even known until today that the next console was actually going to be called the "PlayStation 5."

Today, a new PlayStation Blog entry was released alongside yet another exclusive Wired article that provides some additional details...
 

Blizzard Bends the Knee to China, Bans Hearthstone Pro Blitzchung

Pro player that voiced his support for the Hong Kong protests banned by Blizzard.

Yesterday, we brought you the story about Chung "Blitzchung" Ng Wai, a professional Hearthstone player that called for the liberation of Hong Kong during a post-game interview on the official Taiwanese Hearthstone stream. During the interview, Blitzchung wore a gasmask not completely dissimilar to the ones worn by protesters in Hong Kong. Blitzchung voice his support for those who have been protesting China's growing authoritarian control over Hong Kong.
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Sony Now Fully Supports Cross-play for PlayStation 4

The company quietly moved PS4 cross-play out of beta.

You are probably about to see more and more multiplayer focused multi-platform games add support for cross-play soon. Just today, we saw that PUBG added in cross-platform play between Xbox and PlayStation users. Even the recent Call of Duty: Modern Warfare test included some cross-play support. With these new changes, Modern Warfare may be the first game to actually ship with cross-play functionality right out of the box.

This move by Sony now means that the decision to support cross-platform...
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  • Lucas Joins the Super Smash Bros. Roster on June 14

    Lucas Joins the Super Smash Bros. Roster on June 14

    Nintendo will release the Lucas DLC character for Super Smash Bros. on the Wii U and 3DS on June 14 at 8AM (PT). In addition, a Splatoon themed outfit and a Splatoon themed stage is also coming for the game.


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  • Disney Infinity 3.0 Star Wars: Rise Against the Empire Play Set Screens

    Disney Infinity 3.0 Star Wars: Rise Against the Empire Play Set Screens

    Looking forward to Disney Infinity 3.0? Specifically, are you looking forward to the Star Wars content in the game? Good news, because a bunch of screens and information came out today for the Star Wars: Rise Against the Empire play set.
    Star Wars Rise Against the Empire will take players on galaxy-spanning missions with legendary Jedi Luke Skywalker, Rebel leader Princess Leia Organa, heroic smuggler Han Solo and his trusty co-pilot Chewbacca to help defeat Darth Vader and overthrow the evil Galactic Empire. Non-stop, action-packed adventure awaits play
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  • Warhorse Reveals Kingdom Come: Deliverance E3 Teaser Trailer

    Warhorse Reveals Kingdom Come: Deliverance E3 Teaser Trailer

    Earlier today, Warhorse revealed a new teaser trailer for Kingdom Come: Deliverance. The video offers a small sample some of the sword combat that will be shown off in full at E3 2015....
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  • 1TB Xbox One Bundle Spotted on Amazon - $400 and Coming June 15

    1TB Xbox One Bundle Spotted on Amazon - $400 and Coming June 15

    Amazon now lists a 1TB Xbox One bundle with a release date set for June 15, 2015. This date would place it in line with Microsoft's E3 2015 conference and the start of E3 2015 in general.


    The bundle includes a 1TB hard drive based console, a controller, and Halo: The Master Chief Collection. The price, as noted in the image, is $399.99 (USD). Sony is also expected to unveil a 1TB PlayStation 4 at E3 this year. There has been no word on price of release date for the 1TB based PS4....
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  • 'Story is Everything' in NBA 2K16

    'Story is Everything' in NBA 2K16

    2K released their "Story is Everything" trailer for NBA 2K16 today.
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  • Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection Coming October 9 for the PlayStation 4

    You knew it was coming. I knew it was coming. We all knew it was coming. It wasn't a matter of if but when. Well, that when is October 9 and the what is a collection of three Uncharted games on the PlayStation 4.

    Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection is being developed by Bluepoint Games and includes the single player stories for , Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, and . Again, this only includes the single player components to these games. However, it includes the single player with some...
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  • Steam Hardware Pre-Orders are Now Available

    Steam Hardware Pre-Orders are Now Available

    Pre-orders are now open for the various Steam Hardware offerings that are slated to arrive on October 16. These include pre-orders for the Steam Controller, Steam Link, and the first actual Steam Machines, all of which can be found on the new Steam Hardware pre-order landing page.
    In an exclusive partnership, starting June 4 and for a limited time, customers in the U.S. may pre-order an Alienware Steam Machine, Steam Link, and/or a Steam Controller from GameStop or Steam and have their order available on October 16, weeks before the official launch of
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  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Major Championship at ESL One Cologne 2015

    Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Major Championship at ESL One Cologne 2015

    The sixth consecutive $250,000 Major forCounter-Strike: Global Offensive once again returns to Cologne. Valve just announced that the next CS:GO Major Championship will take place at the LANXESS arena in Cologne, Germany from August 20-23.
    (T)he upcoming CS:GO tournament will follow the progress of the Legends of ESL One Katowice 2015, who will be joined by eight Challengers decided by offline regional qualifiers. The event's matches will be streamed live via continuous high-quality coverage provided by ESL. This event will mark the sixth Major Champ
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  • Mighty No. 9 Collector's Edition Announced

    Mighty No. 9 Collector's Edition Announced

    A special collector's edition for Mighty No. 9 was revealed today alongside a new 60fps gameplay trailer.
    Deep Silver and comcept released details today on the Mighty No. 9: Signature Edition, an extremely limited Collector's Edition that includes the Launch Edition of Mighty No. 9 along with an incredibly cool 6.5 inch, individually numbered statue of Beck featuring 14 different articulation points and three interchangeable faceplates for the statue at the retail price of $59.99. Special packaging also includes a foil signature from legendary creator, Keiji
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  • PSA: Summer Sale Begins at GOG.com

    PSA: Summer Sale Begins at GOG.com

    GOG.com kicked off their 2015 DRM-Free Summer Sale today.
    With free games, 100+ titles on promo in daily deals & deep-discount bundles, this summer's sale is sure to make a splash! Every summer adventure needs something special, and this year, gamers can earn up to three games for free. The more they spend, the more free stuff they'll get! The rewards -- free for everyone whose total spendings during the Summer Sale exceed a certain amount -- will include: SimCity 2000 - free for everyone who spends at least $1. S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky - free for everyone
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  • PlanetSide 2 Hits PlayStation 4 on June 23

    PlanetSide 2 Hits PlayStation 4 on June 23

    Daybreak revealed today that their MMOFPS, PlanetSide 2, will be released on the PlayStation 4 in North America and Europe on June 23, 2015.


    The MMOFPS, which began Closed Beta testing in January 2015, will be available on the PS4 as a free-to-play downloadable title with no PlayStation Plus membership requirement. Already available on the PC, PlanetSide 2 will be the only PlayStation 4 game that allows massive communities of players to come together to simultaneously experience enormous battles, giving players a truly massive-world combat
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