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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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  • EA Sports UFC Releasing June 17 and Includes Bruce Lee as a Pre-Order Bonus

    EA Sports UFC Releasing June 17 and Includes Bruce Lee as a Pre-Order Bonus

    Not only was the cover for EA Sports UFC revealed a short time ago, some promotional shots of posters for the game revealed a neat pre-order bonus. First up, the game is slated for release on June 17 for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4.


    An image snapped of a piece of promotional material in a store shows off that Bruce Lee is a pre-order bonus character for the game.


    The image comes courtesy of Coolade from NeoGAF and I can only assume that the blurred fleshy bit on the right side of the photograph is someone's ass cheek and not a finger as one may typically assume....
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  • Phil Spencer Hints at Policy Change for Forcing Apps Behind the Xbox Live Paywall

    Phil Spencer, the new head honcho over at the Xbox division at Microsoft has been on a fantastic streak lately of bringing back positivity towards the Xbox brand with consumers.

    His latest act seems to be a hint that some of the apps that are currently locked behind an Xbox Live Gold subscription may not be that way for much longer....
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  • Watch Dogs PC Recommends an 8 Core CPU

    Watch Dogs PC Recommends an 8 Core CPU

    Wipe those tears of laughter out of your eyes, that headline is serious. Ubisoft is actually recommending an eight core CPU for the PC version of Watch Dogs. These required and recommended specs come directly from the Steam store listing for the game.
    Minimum
    OS: Windows Vista (SP2), Windows 7 (SP1) or Windows 8 (Please note that we only support 64 bit OSs.)
    Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400 @ 2.66Ghz or AMD Phenom II X4 940 @ 3.0Ghz
    Memory: 6 GB RAM
    Graphics: DirectX 11 graphics card with 1 GB Video RAM - Nvidia Geforce GTX 460 or AMD Radeon HD 5770
    DirectX: Version 11
    Hard Drive: 25 GB available space
    Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c Compatible Sound Card with Latest Drivers
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  • Final Fantasy XIV Includes Resolution Option for PlayStation 4 Players

    Final Fantasy XIV Includes Resolution Option for PlayStation 4 Players

    This is a new one for a console release. It seems as though Square Enix has included a resolution option for the PlayStation 4 release of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. DualShockers noted the display setting after today's big beta update.

    The setting switches between 1080p with a chance of a reduced framerate at parts and 720p with a more stable, higher framerate.


    The article revealing this at DualShockers has plenty of additional screenshots and even some comparison gifs if those tickle your fancy....
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  • Sounds of Alien: Isolation Trailer Offers a Behind the Scenes Look at Audio

    Sounds of Alien: Isolation Trailer Offers a Behind the Scenes Look at Audio

    A new trailer for Creative Assembly's Alien: Isolation shows off the process of creating the sounds to make for an atmospheric experience. Included is some developer behind the scenes discussion and some snippets of gameplay.
    Sound is a crucial component of any horror series and Alien: Isolation is no exception. In the latest trailer, available to download now, the team behind the game at Creative Assembly discusses how careful it has been to remain true to the incredible audio composition of the 1979 movie. With access to countless original audio recordings and the musical score, Alien: Isolation features
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  • Megalodon Easter Egg Discovered in Battlefield 4

    Megalodon Easter Egg Discovered in Battlefield 4

    It may have taken the release of three expansions, but the Megalodon Easter Egg for Battlefield 4 has finally been uncovered. What started out as mere rumor and speculation from many in the community has finally resulted in one very cool looking Easter Egg in the Naval Strike expansion for the game.


    This is allegedly triggered by having about ten players around the buoy in Nansha Strike. And just for the hell of it, here it is from another angle, plus a stupid gif.



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  • The Elder Scrolls Online Pre-Review Review from Total Gaming Network

    The Elder Scrolls Online Pre-Review Review from Total Gaming Network

    Welcome to Total Gaming Network's pre-review review for The Elder Scrolls Online, developed by Bethesda Softworks and published by ZeniMax Online Studios. This is a pre-review review of the PC version of the game that was provided to Total Gaming Network from Bethesda. It is also available on OS X, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Keep in mind that this is not a final review score as only the surface of this game has really been scratched so far (even after hours of playing). Be sure to keep an eye out for weekly updates and for our "final" review score at a future date. You can pick up your copy of The Elder Scrolls Online by heading over to ...
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  • GameSpy Shutting Down All Services by May 31, 2014 - Hundreds of Games Affected

    The end of an era is upon us as GameSpy has announced that they will shut down all of their services by May 31, 2014. This includes online functionality for a number of titles. Even some console games will be impacted by this, namely those that use GameSpy for their online matchmaking.

    In case you thought that GameSpy wasn't a thing for quite some time, you may be surprised to hear just how many games are going to be affected. There are literally hundreds of games and developers that will be impacted by this. Games from EA, Trendy Entertainment, Ubisoft, Gearbox, Nintendo, Konami, Capcom, Firaxis, Bohemia, 5th Cell, Koei, and many more.

    Bohemia did issue a statement about what will happen with...
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  • Elder Scrolls Online Releases Hours Ahead of Schedule

    Elder Scrolls Online Releases Hours Ahead of Schedule

    Well, this took me by surprise (and I'm sure most gamers out there) but Bethesda has released the Elder Scrolls Online hours ahead of its scheduled April 4 release date!...
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  • The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing II Delayed for Polish

    The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing II Delayed for Polish


    NeocoreGames has announced that they are delaying the release of The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing II until May 22 in order to add more polish to the game.
    So, what happened to the April release date of The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing II? Well, we could blame the supernatural or the bad Vrikolak meat in the fridge, but the truth is, we want to release a superb game as polished as possible on release and that will take a little longer than we thought. We want to make sure the sequel is superior to the first game in every aspect and it keeps you nailed to your chairs all the way to the end with its engaging
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  • Mario Kart 8 Information Revealed - Curse at Rainbow Road in Glorious HD

    Mario Kart 8 Information Revealed - Curse at Rainbow Road in Glorious HD

    Earlier today Nintendo revealed some fresh information for Mario Kart 8 including new abilities and a look at an HD version of everyone's favorite track, Rainbow Road.

    New features in Mario Kart 8 includeSpin BoostReturning Characters: In Mario Kart 8, players can race with returning characters Metal Mario, Lakitu and Shy Guy. These newly revealed returning characters join a host of previously announced
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