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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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  • Alien: Isolation PC System Requirements Revealed

    Alien: Isolation PC System Requirements Revealed

    Creative Assembly released the minimum and recommended PC specs for Alien: Isolation today. Let's see if you have what it takes under the hood to be scared in space.
    Minimum PC Specifications are:
    Operating System: Windows 7 (32bit)
    Processor: 3.16Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo E8500
    RAM: 4GB RAM
    Hard Drive: 35GB required for installation
    Video Card: 1GB DirectX 11 (AMD Radeon HD 5550 or Nvidia GeForce GT 430)
    Broadband Internet Connection

    Recommended PC Specifications are:
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  • Destiny Makes $500 Million in First 24 Hours

    Destiny Makes $500 Million in First 24 Hours

    Activision announced that Destiny has made $500 million in sales in its first 24 hours of release. This makes it the biggest video game launch ever.
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  • More Behind the Scenes for Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor with Troy Baker and Nolan North

    A new behind the scenes trailer for Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor comes at you today featuring Troy Baker and Nolan North. Can one room contain that many voices? Find out by watching the video below.

    In the Shadow of Mordor - Behind the Scenes Trailer: Troy Baker AND Nolan North, Troy and Nolan discuss their experiences working on the new action game and how they brought their characters, Talion and The Black Hand, to life. They also comment on their relationship with each other.
    Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor is slated to be released September 30 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. PS3 an...
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  • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 to See Episodic Release in 2015

    Resident Evil: Revelations 2 to See Episodic Release in 2015

    Capcom revealed that Resident Evil: Revelations 2 will be released as a "weekly series of episodic downloads." There will be four episodes in total that "feature hours of gameplay."

    That is to say that if you want to experience all of Revelations 2 in one go, you'll have to wait about an extra month from its initial release.
    A digital download option of the Complete Season will also be available to ensure fans can get each episode as it rolls out, and a retail disc version will arrive following the final episode. Both the disc version and the Complete Season will include additional game content, which will be detailed in the coming weeks and months. With the
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  • Watch Dogs is Finally Coming to the Wii U in November

    Watch Dogs is Finally Coming to the Wii U in November

    Watch Dogs is slated to come out for the Nintendo Wii U on November 18. Ubisoft made the date official today with a short press release on the matter.
    Watch Dogs will take full advantage of the Wii U specific hardware with a detailed and interactive map of Chicago displayed on the Wii U GamePad. The game also features Off-TV Play, letting gamers continue playing Watch Dogs solely on the Wii U GamePad. Watch Dogs tells the story of Aiden Pearce, a brilliant hacker whose criminal past led to a violent family tragedy. Now on the hunt for those who hurt his family, players will be able to monitor and hack their enemi
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  • Narrated Walkthrough for an Assassin's Creed Unity Co-op Heist Mission

    Narrated Walkthrough for an Assassin's Creed Unity Co-op Heist Mission

    Ubisoft released a short walkthrough trailer today for Assassin's Creed Unity. The walkthrough includes Creative Director Alex Amancio taking you through one of the co-op heist missions in the game.

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  • Colorful Special Edition 3DS XL Models Bring Back the NES Controller, Smash Bros., and Persona

    Nintendo revealed three new, colorful designs for the 3DS XL today. These designs are not for the new hardware revision coming to the 3DS lineup, but are instead for the current (older) hardware.

    The designs include a red themed Super Smash Bros. model, a Persona Q model, and one model that brings back memories of the old NES controller.


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  • Microsoft Sells Just 23,000 Units During First Week of Sales in Japan

    Microsoft Sells Just 23,000 Units During First Week of Sales in Japan

    The Xbox One launched in Japan last week! Unfortunately for Microsoft, the system sold just 23,562 units during its launch week (measured from September 4-7). In case you weren't aware, that's a terrible figure.

    In comparison, the Xbox 360 sold over 60,000 units during its first two days of being on sale in Japan. The original Xbox sold just shy of 124,000 units in its first three days. How well did the PlayStation 4 do for its Japanese launch? In the first two days of being on sale, the PS4 sold 322,083 units. How did software sales stack up for the Xbox One in Japan? Well, if you ignore one very simple detail, ...
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  • Let's Play The Wolf Among Us Episode 3 - A Crooked Mile Finale

    Let's Play The Wolf Among Us Episode 3 - A Crooked Mile Finale

    Here we are at the final part for the third episode of The Wolf Among Us. It's been a hell of a ride so far, I'm sure nothing crazy will happen at the end of A Crooked Mile, right?


    I don't have an exact time frame just yet but I promise that Episode 4 for The Wolf Among Us won't take literal months to show up. I hope* to have it going by next week. Thanks for watching and if you want to catch any of the previous episodes, you can do so with this YouTube playlist of the entire series to date.

    *But I make no promises....
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  • New Trailer for Alien: Isolation as the Game Goes Gold

    New Trailer for Alien: Isolation as the Game Goes Gold

    Creative Assembly let the world know that today, September 9, 2015, Alien: Isolation has gone gold. That means that development has wrapped up and it's being sent for mass reproduction on discs and shipped to retailers in time for its October 7 release date.

    To mark the occassion, the studio released the first in a new series of trailers running up to the game's release. They're calling it the "#HowWillYouSurvive" series. Yes, they actually use the hashtag in the title. Yes, it's stupid. Here is "No Escape," the first in the #HowWillYouSurvive trailer series for Alien: Isolation.

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  • Microsoft Reportedly Trying to Buy Minecraft Creators Mojang

    Microsoft Reportedly Trying to Buy Minecraft Creators Mojang

    Mojang, the development studio behind Minecraft is reportedly being the target of a buyout from Microsoft. According to the Wall Street Journal and a "person with knowledge of the matter," Microsoft is allegedly offering upwards of $2 billion for the studio.

    Again, this is all just rumor and speculation right now from what is the equivalent of an anonymous source. If this deal is real and if it does actually happen, Microsoft would be in charge of all things Minecraft going forward. Let that sink in a bit....
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