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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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  • Free Content Promised for Upcoming Titanfall Updates

    Free Content Promised for Upcoming Titanfall Updates

    A new blog update from the Titanfall team indicates that Respawn is hard at work ironing out remaining issues with the game and have hinted at some future, free content for the game. Essentially, they plan on releasing as much free content (with the exception of map packs) as possible.
    First, we tend the garden and keep the weeds out. The focus here is on the current game, rather than adding new features. One category here would be minor tweaks and fixes, such as our recent adjustments to the Gooser challenge, more generous Hardpoint scoring for attacking players,
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  • Snoop Dogg and R. Lee Ermey Voice Packs Coming to Call of Duty: Ghosts

    Snoop Dogg and R. Lee Ermey Voice Packs Coming to Call of Duty: Ghosts

    On April 22, a handful of new micro-DLC releases will come out for Call of Duty: Ghosts. These include new personalization packs, a Soap Legend Pack, two new voice packs, and more. One of those voices? Snoop Dogg. The other? R. Lee Ermey.


    Sure, why not.
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  • Star Citizen Hits $42 Million in Crowd Funding

    Star Citizen Hits $42 Million in Crowd Funding

    Star Citizen has just hit $42 million in crowd funding. To mark the occasion, Roberts Space Industries has updated their funding goals.
    Updated Observist GuideExplorer-class mobiGlas Rig
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  • Details on the First Feature Pack for Guild Wars 2

    Details on the First Feature Pack for Guild Wars 2

    ArenaNet has revealed the first details on Guild Wars 2's first-ever Feature Pack for the MMO. This update includes the new megaserver system, new traits, new wardrobe options, new PvP rewards, and general updates to the game itself.
    Megaserver System: ArenaNet's megaserver technology is designed to intelligently bring players together to enrich the open world experience of Guild Wars 2. This system dynamically opens and closes maps to accommodate player activity while bringing players from different home worlds together. As part of these exciting changes,
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  • Humble Mobile Bundle 5 is Now Available - Includes Over Six Games

    Humble Mobile Bundle 5 is Now Available - Includes Over Six Games

    The Humble Mobile Bundle 5 is here! As always, you can pay what you want for over six great mobile titles. They also promise that more games will be unlocked down the line.
    Humble Mobile Bundle 5 has six games to keep you and your Android entertained. Pay what you want for retro shooter, R-Type II, the perplexing produce puzzler, Bag It!, and the monumental RPG, Aralon: Sword and Shadow. Beat the average price and get your brain into full gear with adventurous spelunking in The Cave, a digital version of the tile-based board game, Carcassonne, and The
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  • Ubisoft Gave Game Journalists a Free Nexus 7 at Watch Dogs Preview Event

    Ubisoft Gave Game Journalists a Free Nexus 7 at Watch Dogs Preview Event

    At a recent Watch Dogs press event held in Paris, Ubisoft reportedly gave every journalist in attendance a free Nexus 7 tablet. The tablet was part of a "gift bag" that contained the tablet with a number of videos, screenshots, and links loaded onto it beforehand.

    Many are calling the tablet a "bribe" made to journalists in return for more favorable review scores when the game nears release.

    Some of the journalists in attendance have publicly revealed that the Nexus was given to them by Ubisoft, with some even vowing to give the device ...
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  • Xbox One System Update Rolling Out - Improvements for App Updates, Friends, Kinect, and More

    An update for the Xbox One has begun the process of rolling out to consumers tonight. This update includes improvements to the updating and saving of apps, improvements to friends, improvements to Kinect, and more.
    Game and app saves and updates. A game save progress bar will show you the status of your game saves. You will also be able to easily tell what games and apps are being updated or have been updated recently.
    Friends improvements. Notifications will be added to see when favorites and friends sign in to Xbox Live. This was one of the most
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  • Age of Empires: World Domination Announcement Trailer Looks Bad

    Age of Empires: World Domination Announcement Trailer Looks Bad

    Get ready for an all-new mobile experience in Age of Empires: World Domination.
    From the award winning Age of Empires series comes the Next Generation free-to-play Mobile Strategy game! Create the Strongest Empire by commanding armies from the annals of history!

    Man, that honestly looks terrible. If you want to experience it for yourself, be sure to check out the Age of Empires: World Domination website. It will be available this Summer for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone devices....
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  • Latest World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition Video Focuses on Update 1.1

    Latest World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition Video Focuses on Update 1.1

    The latest trailer for World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition includes a look at some of the features and additions that arrived in Update 1.1 for the game.

    This includes a look at the new Crew System, the new Himmelsdorf map, and the new British tanks. Though mainly the above video focuses on the new Crew System.
    The first content update for the free-to-play action game brings about the highly anticipated Crew System, new Himmelsdorf map, and five additional British medium tanks. Crews are essential to success in tank warfare. Represented by the prim
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  • Specific Details Revealed for Civilization: Beyond Earth

    Specific Details Revealed for Civilization: Beyond Earth

    Revealed this past weekend, Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth is already making fans excited. Today, 2K revealed some additional details about the game that were not yet known.
    Seed the Adventure: Players will establish a cultural identity, select a leader and sponsor an expedition by assembling the spacecraft, cargo and colonists through a series of choices that directly impact starting conditions when arriving on the new alien planet.
    Alien World: Exploring the benefits
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  • Soda Drinker Pro Coming to the Xbox One

    Soda Drinker Pro Coming to the Xbox One

    Soda Drinker Pro is coming to the Xbox One. It includes support for the Kinect, new features, achievements, Soda customizations, and more. Plus, a "full version of Vivian Clark will be built into the game with a GIGANTIC amount of new content."
    We are super psyched to be launching on the Xbox One but we haven't forgotten about PC Mac and Linux too! We have some surprises for you as well. For everyone who bought a copy of Soda Drinker Pro, soon you'll be getting an update to the game, this update will have the full new version of Vivian Clark built seamlessly
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