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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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  • Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo will Start Disclosing Loot Box Odds

    Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo will Start Disclosing Loot Box Odds

    This joint effort announced today by the ESA.

    The Entertainment Software Association (ESA), yes that one, announced today that Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo will now have required policies that ensure the odds of loot boxes are known on their platforms. These odds will be shown on any and all paid loot boxes in games that are developed for their platform.

    This comes straight from the ESA's chief counsel for tech policy during a workshop on loot boxes held by the Federal Trade Commission. ...
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  • Play Vigor for Free this Weekend

    Play Vigor for Free this Weekend

    Post-war Norway is rough.

    Bohemia Interactive announced today that they are holding a free weekend for their free-to-play game, Vigor. How's that work? Well, Vigor will be a free-to-play game on the Xbox One later this Summer. However, it's currently only available in the Xbox Game Preview program and has a cost associated with it for this early access. This weekend will give you a taste of what to expect when it finally goes F2P.

    The free weekend for Vigor runs from August 8 through August 11. This weekend includes everything that was included in Update 0.9. This update...
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  • GreedFall Gameplay Overview Trailer

    GreedFall Gameplay Overview Trailer

    See why the devs call GreedFall a "true RPG."

    Developer Spiders is still hard at work on their upcoming RPG, GreedFall. Of course, this didn't stop them from providing a big, new gameplay overview trailer for their game. They feel as though GreedFall is a "worthy RPG" and a "true RPG."

    Those phrases probably don't mean much to more casual gamers, but perhaps you'll have a better understanding after you check out the trailer below.

    GreedFall allows you to craft your own character. You will get a unique set of starting skills,...
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  • Second Free Update for Super Dragon Ball Heroes World Mission Available

    Second Free Update for Super Dragon Ball Heroes World Mission Available

    Build an even stronger card deck with today's update.

    Bandai Namco released the second free update today for Super Dragon Ball Heroes World Mission. This update for their strategic card game adds in 17 new characters, 2 new Super Attacks, 11 new abilities, and tons more. Of course, this also includes a number of new card designs.

    Super Dragon Ball Heroes World Mission is available now on the Nintendo Switch and PC for $59.95. You can collect cards and create decks. You then use these decks to battle it out with others in an effort to become the world champ. I don't really...
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  • Release Date Announced for Roguelike RPG Children of Morta

    Release Date Announced for Roguelike RPG Children of Morta

    It's September 3, 2019.

    11 bit studios and Dead Mage have set a release date of September 3, 2019 for their upcoming roguelike RPG called Children of Morta. The game is looking to hit the PC on September 3, but other platforms like the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One will not get the game until October 15, 2019.

    To complete this release date announcement is the reveal of an all-new trailer. You can actually find that below. In addition, you can find out a bit more about the game and what to expect when it reaches your hard drives this September. As for the...
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  • Valve to Put an End to Abuse of 'Upcoming Releases' Section on Steam

    Valve to Put an End to Abuse of 'Upcoming Releases' Section on Steam

    Hopefully this puts a stop to studios that game the system to always appear on the first page of upcoming releases.

    If you ever tried to look at the "all upcoming releases" section on Steam, you probably noticed that a lot of games appearing on the first couple of pages didn't actually have set release dates. A lot of them would appear to be vague windows of time that would, for whatever reason, still show up before games that actually had set releases planned in the coming days.

    It was terrible browsing the all upcoming release section on Steam, leaving most...
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  • A Cataclysm Hits Anthem, But Nobody Knew

    A Cataclysm Hits Anthem, But Nobody Knew

    The end came not with a bang, but a whimper.

    Yesterday, BioWare and EA released the long-awaited Cataclysm update for Anthem. This had promised to be a major event in the Anthem timeline but it was met with some rather unfortunate setbacks when BioWare decided to push back nearly the entirety of their planned update release schedule for the game. The first major delay came back in April when several major features, including Cataclysm, were delayed until an undetermined time.

    It looks as though that time is now, at least as far as the Cataclysm event is concerned. Yesterday,...
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  • Solos Finally Coming to Apex Legends

    Solos Finally Coming to Apex Legends

    But only for a limited time.

    Apex Legends will finally allow introverts to play without worry starting on August 13. A Solos Mode will be introduced into the F2P battle royale game. So far, the game has only really allowed for three-man squads.

    The addition of Solos Mode is the good news. The bad news is that this mode will only be added to the game for a limited time. This Solos Mode will run from August 13 through August 27 in Apex Legends. Best get your fill of it while you can, because who knows when or if it will come back afterwards. ...
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  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Includes a 'Tamagunchi' Digital Pet

    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Includes a 'Tamagunchi' Digital Pet

    A digital digital pet as it were.

    Infinity Ward managed to implement a real-time wristwatch feature in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. This would allow you to see what time it was by actually glancing at your wrist while in game. That's kind of neat, but also rather useless.

    However, it was because of this basic feature that the team discovered they could do some rather out there ideas. For instance, they thought about stat tracking and other features you might find in a modern smartwatch or fitness tracker. Those idea just kept ballooning until eventually they hit upon...
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  • Dead by Daylight Pre-orders Offer Special Skin for Switch Players

    Dead by Daylight Pre-orders Offer Special Skin for Switch Players

    Pre-orders are open now on the eShop.

    Behavior Interactive says that pre-orders for the Nintendo Switch version of Dead by Daylight are now available through the Nintendo eShop, except in China. Those that do pre-order the game for the Switch will be granted an exclusive skin.

    The exclusive skin is called Trapper and is based off of "the iconic killer of Dead by Daylight." This is in addition to 9 killers, 10 survivors, and three cosmetic packs.

    Dead by Daylight is an asymmetrical multiplayer title. A group of survivors try to start up generators...
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  • Grandia HD Collection Brings Two Classic RPGs to Switch this August

    Grandia HD Collection Brings Two Classic RPGs to Switch this August

    Promises enhanced visuals and more.

    GungHo Online Entertainment America announced an August 16 release for Grandia HD Collection for the Nintendo Switch. This release brings enhanced visuals, new language options, and handheld support for these classic RPGs.

    Included in this collection are enhanced versions of both Grandia and Grandia II. Grandia HD Remaster for the Switch will be released on August 16, 2019.

    In addition, word has been passed along that Grandia II Anniversary Edition on the PC is being renamed to Grandia II HD Remaster. Grandia HD Remas...
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