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Respawn Apologizes to Ass-hat Gamers for 'Ass-hat' Remarks

Statement issued from Respawn's Vince Zampella.

Respawn's CEO Vince Zampella issued a bit of an apology today after members of the Apex Legends development team called a bunch of toxic ass-hat gamers, well... they called them ass-hats. Donning their biggest surprised Pikachu face possible, these Gamers™ got extra angry when they realized they couldn't just keep dishing it out and not expect some form of retaliation in return. Some continued to throw tantrums, others called for boycots, while still others did their best "I studied the blade" impersonation.

Even...
 

Sony Bought Insomniac Games Today

Get ready for more Spider-Man.

Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) has officially purchased Insomniac Games today. You're probably surprised to hear that the studio that developed last year's PlayStation 4 exclusive Spider-Man wasn't already owned by Sony prior to this week.

Insomniac Games was first started in 1994 and remained an independent game developer for this 25 year span of time. They created Spyro the Dragon, the Ratchet & Clank games, along with the Resistance franchise. All of these franchises were PlayStation exclusives, at least initially. Every so...
 

Cyberpunk 2077 Announced for Google Stadia

A game about an obsession with power is coming to Google Stadia.

CD Projekt RED announced today that Cyberpunk 2077 is also coming to Stadia, the cloud-based gaming platform from Google. Stadia owners will get to experience a story set in the open-world location of Night City. This megalopolis is filled with those obsessed with power, glamor, and the never ending pursuit of body modification.

Players will assume the role of V, a mercenary outlaw in search of an implant that could be the key to immortality. Cyberpunk 2077 allows you to customize your "cyberware,"...
 

Rust is Killing Linux Support; Devs Offer Refunds

Rust became a "cheater's sanctuary" on Linux.

On August 9, Rust developer Garry Newman wrote a blog talking about potential plans for the long neglected Linux client for their open-world survival game. In the blog, Newman talks about how he and the team could have done more to support the client, even if he says their support "might have been above average."

He goes on to say that the Linux version had "become more popular with the cheating community." However, even with performance and anti-cheat improvements coming soon to the Windows...
 

Halo Infinite Creative Director Leaves 343 Industries

Tim Longo says farewell to 343.

The creative director for Halo Infinite, Tim Longo, is no longer employed at 343 Industries. His departure comes just a few weeks after he had moved to a different role within the company a few weeks back. The details surrounding his move to that "new role" are quite scarce.

His departure from 343 also comes at a time where Halo Infinite is very deep in development. The game isn't slated to be released until late 2020, but it has been in development at the Microsoft owned studio for around four years at present. Halo Infinite's...
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  • Battlefield 4 Final Stand Available Today for Premium Subscribers

    Battlefield 4 Final Stand Available Today for Premium Subscribers

    Battlefield 4 Final Stand was released today for all platforms and only for Battlefield 4 Premium subscribers.

    ALL-NEW MAPS SERVED ICE-COLDFUTURISTIC GADGETS AND VEHICLES
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  • Battlefield 4 Client Patch for November 18, 2014

    Battlefield 4 Client Patch for November 18, 2014

    In addition to today's release of Final Stand, DICE has also released a general update for Battlefield 4 itself. There are a ton of changes here for the game on every platform.

    Changelog for Battlefield 4 update for November 18, 2014

    GENERAL
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  • Blizzard Offering Free Game Time Following World of Warcraft Expansion Launch Issues

    Following the unquestionably broken launch of World of Warcraft expansion Warlords of Draenor, Blizzard is offering up some free game time to subscribers.
    Blizzard admits that they offered up a "subpar lau...
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  • What Are You Playing Today? - Grand Theft Auto V, Dragon Age Inquisition, Far Cry 4, LittleBigPlanet 3, and More

    Today is an absolutely massive day for new game releases. Today alone we have:
    • Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom
    • Battlefield 4 Final Stand
    • Company of Heroes 2 - Ardennes Assault
    • Dragon Age: Inquisition
    • Escape Dead Island
    • Far Cry 4
    • Grand Theft Auto V
    • Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F 2nd
    • LittleBigPlanet 3
    • Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (PS3, X360)
    • Never Alone
    • Watch Dogs (WiiU)
    • WWE 2K15
    So, which of these games are you getting or planning to get? I am telling you now that I will have a review guaranteed for Grand Theft Auto V on the PS4 later this week. I've also played about an hour of Dragon...
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  • Goat Simulator MMO Expansion Coming this Week

    Goat Simulator MMO Expansion Coming this Week

    Goat MMO Simulator is an upcoming expansion for Goat Simulator that is slated to arrive later this week on November 20. It's a bit of free DLC for the game for those who own Goat Simulator already.
    Goat MMO Simulator
    Coffee Stain Studios brings next-gen MMO simulation to Goat Simulator as a completely free DLC. You no longer have to fantasize about being a simulated goat in a simulated MMO, your dreams have finally come true!

    Features
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  • Battlefield 4 Final Stand Official Gameplay Trailer

    Battlefield 4 Final Stand Official Gameplay Trailer

    With less than a day remaining until it's out, DICE and EA have released a gameplay trailer for Battlefield 4 Final Stand. Final Stand being the last major piece of DLC coming for Battlefield 4.

    Battlefield 4 Final Stand brings the all-out war to the cold arctic with secret military installations unleashing high-tech prototype weapons and vehicles in four new multiplayer maps. Available on November 18 for Battlefield 4 Premium members and December 2 for all.
    I'm going to assume that this piece of DLC will be out in the wee hours of the morning for most of you, but you should have most of the day ...
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  • Dragon Age Inquisition Gameplay Launch Trailer - A Wonderful World

    Dragon Age Inquisition Gameplay Launch Trailer - A Wonderful World

    Hey guys, Dragon Age: Inquisition comes out in about 3 and a half hours from now! Get ready with a new gameplay launch trailer, A Wonderful World.

    "A Wonderful World" prepares players for their epic journey through the land of Thedas as they become the Inquisitor and shape history through their decisions and actions. Can they lead the Inquisition to glory and restore order in the world?

    The game has received some very positive review scores so far....
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  • Lag Switching Also Returns to Halo 2 Anniversary

    Lag Switching Also Returns to Halo 2 Anniversary

    The old engine and old visuals aren't the only thing back from Halo 2. Lag Switching, or Standbying, makes its return to Halo in Halo 2 Anniversary from the Halo: Master Chief Collection. I suppose this goes hand in hand of this being a completely faithful port of the original game and engine.


    Don't know what Lag Switching is or you haven't run into it yourself yet? First off, consider yourself lucky. Secondly, read this short bit from the Halo Nation wiki.
    Standbying, also known as Lag Switching, was one of the first forms of cheating used in Halo 2. This cheat, which could only be performed by the connection host,
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  • Half-Life 2 Turns 10 Today

    Half-Life 2 Turns 10 Today

    On November 16, 2004 Half-Life 2 was released. Happy birthday to Half-Life 2! Valve curiously makes no mention of this fairly significant occasion. Perhaps it's worse than we thought! Perhaps instead of being able to just count to 3, they've simply forgotten about "Half-Life" entirely! Oh no... All kidding aside, Half-Life 2 is still a great game. You should probably play it if you haven't already. Feel free to share your favorite story about Half-Life 2. Maybe tell everyone how you were in college and stayed up stupidly late just so you could play Half-Life 2 on the new Steam platform, wearing headphones ...
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  • Desert Bus for Hope 8 Underway - Raising Money for Charity One Tedious Mile at a Time

    The eighth annual Desert Bus for Hope charity marathon kicked off earlier today. This annual event finds a group of people playing the infamous Desert Bus game for dozens upon dozens of hours in order to raise money for the Child's Play Charity.

    In addition to donating towards a great cause, the more money that is raised, the more these people have to play the game. Right now, they're going to be playing the game for 113 hours. More donations will add more time to their fun.
    Desert Bus is the world's longest running internet-based fundraiser and has raised more than $1.8 million for Child's Play over its seven-year history. What started as an improptu ev
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  • DirectX 12 Will Not Appear on Windows 7

    DirectX 12 Will Not Appear on Windows 7

    AMD's Chief Gaming Scientist, Richard Huddy, said that DirectX 12 will not be supported by Windows 7 and below. Huddy made this reveal while speaking at a PDXLAN presentation earlier this month.
    "It's a very, very popular operating system.

    "One thing that's not going to happen to it is DX12. Yup, DX12 is not coming to Windows 7."
    This comes following a brief snippet where he notes that Windows 7 is still the most popular operating system at present, occupying 52% of all Microsoft OS users. He even notes that the 52% figure is actually growing despite the availability of Windows 8.1. DirectX 12 will be built into Windows 10 when it...
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