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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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  • Phil Spencer Shows Screenshot Functionality Running on Xbox One Developer Consoles

    About an hour ago, Microsoft's Phil Spencer Tweeted out a short message and an image that shows that the ability to take and save screenshots is finally coming soon to the Xbox One....
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  • Live-Action Legend of Zelda Series Reportedly in the Works at Netflix

    Live-Action Legend of Zelda Series Reportedly in the Works at Netflix

    The Wall Street Journal claims that Netflix is busy working closely with Nintendo on a new live-action series based off of The Legend of Zelda.

    At present, the series is reportedly still looking for a writer. So far, Netflix has described the live-action series as being like Game of Thrones but more family friendly. So you're saying we won't be seeing copious amounts of Tingle nudity? Bummer.


    (via WSJ)...
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  • Tropico Devs Making New Action-RPG Victor Vran

    Tropico Devs Making New Action-RPG Victor Vran

    In a partnership with EuroVideo, the developer behind the Tropico franchise Haemimont Games will develop and release a new action-RPG called Victor Vran.
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  • Techland Invites Players to Create Modding Tools for Dying Light

    Techland Invites Players to Create Modding Tools for Dying Light

    This past week there was a small hub bub about how Techland was apparently shutting down modders looking to make some custom content for Dying Light. Turns out that wasn't really true, go figure! Instead, Techland announced today that they are looking for some help in creating modding tools for their zombie killing game.
    In their excitement, many PC players have already been creating mods that alter and revamp the game. At Techland, we want to see more! As a sandbox game, Dying Light is a perfect material for modding. This is why we are currently working
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  • New Persona 5 Gameplay Trailer

    New Persona 5 Gameplay Trailer

    A new gameplay trailer for Persona 5 made its way onto the net today. The actual "gameplay" portion starts around the 1:40 mark in the video.

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  • Final Fantasy XV 'Episode Duscae' Demo Trailer; Final Fantasy Type-0 HD Trailer

    The Final Fantasy XV demo will be released with Final Fantasy Type-0 HD on March 17. Enjoy this little teaser trailer, Episode Duscae, for the game.


    Speaking of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, there's a new trailer for that today too!

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  • The Order: 1886 - Behind the Scenes of the Game Engine

    The Order: 1886 - Behind the Scenes of the Game Engine

    A new developer diary for The Order: 1886 came out today. It takes us behind the scenes with a look at the game's engine.


    The Order 1886 is due to be released on February 20 for the PlayStation 4....
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  • Shocking News: Assassin's Creed Rogue is Coming to the PC in March

    Shocking News: Assassin's Creed Rogue is Coming to the PC in March

    Please, contain your gasps of surprise here but Assassin's Creed Rogue is going to be released on the PC. I know, I know, it was an Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 game not a PC game! Look at how wrong you are.


    The game that scored better than Assassin's Creed Unity and came out at the same time as Unity will be out on March 10.
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  • Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin 1080p and 60fps on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

    In the latest blog update on PlayStation, it was revealed that Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin will run at 1080p and 60fps on the PlayStation 4 and presumably the Xbox One.
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  • Twitter CEO Admits Twitter Sucks at Dealing with Trolls and Harassment

    Twitter CEO Admits Twitter Sucks at Dealing with Trolls and Harassment

    Twitter CEO, Dick Costolo, admits that the company "sucks at dealing with abuse and trolls on the platform." Comments from a private employee only forum were made public that saw Costolo saying he takes full responsibility for the problem at hand.

    The following remarks by Costolo were made in response to another Twitter employee, Adrian Cole, asking if anything more can be done by Twitter to deal with cyberbullying and harassment.
    On Mon, Feb 2, 2015 at 8:35 PM, Dick Costolo wrote: We suck at dealing with abuse and trolls on the platform and w
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  • Big Changes Hit Cobblestone in Latest Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Update (February 4, 2015)

    Tonight's update for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive includes a few very noteworthy changes to Cobblestone.

    Changelog for CS:GO for February 4, 2015

    MISC - Reduced latency of voice audio. - Community servers now can show viewer counts when players are streaming their match. - Fixed regression in Deathmatch Bonus mission evaluation. - Fixed a Deathmatch exploit where players could maliciously cause the server to run out of entities. - Fixed buymenu's Accurate Range weapon stats being computed incorrectly. - Fixed AWP viewmodel rendering when zoomed
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