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Review: GreedFall (PC)

A long and thrilling journey.

GreedFall is a game that filled a gaping void I did not know I had for a new action-RPG experience. Though it lacks some of the polish you would expect from a major game release these days, the game still rewards the player with fun and varied combat, complex story beats, and an overall experience that should make even the veterans at BioWare sit up and take notice. For those of you that have been on the fence about picking up GreedFall, you would be doing yourself a disservice if you did not go pick it up right now.
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Blizzard Issues Insultingly Pathetic Statement About Blitzchung Suspension and Reasoning

The cowards just doubled down.

Taking a page from politicians and businesses that know late on Friday is the best time to release news that you are positively ashamed to share, Blizzard has finally issued a statement about the recent ban on Blitzchung and two Hearthstone casters.

Before we get into it all, let's just read what they have to say. Here is Blizzard's full statement as it currently appears on their website.



Despite a reduction of six months for the suspension, Blizzard is still punishing Blitzchung. The...
 

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...
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  • Titanfall Helps Raise Xbox One Hardware Sales by 96% in the UK

    Titanfall Helps Raise Xbox One Hardware Sales by 96% in the UK

    In one week, TitanfallEurogamer, that bundle alone accounted for 70% of all Xbox One hardware sold during that week. According to Chart-Track, sales of Titanfall are double the sales of the former Xbox One best-seller in the area, FIFA 14.

    Other big sellers in the UK include Dark Souls 2, which sold 20% more copies than the first game did during its launch week. South Park: The Stick of Tru...
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  • New Gauntlet Announced for This Summer

    New Gauntlet Announced for This Summer

    This Summer on Steam (PC, SteamOS, Steam Machines), Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment will release Gauntlet. It's a modernized action RPG release of the classic dungeon crawler from yesteryear.

    Gauntlet is being developed by Arrowhead Game Studios. You might remember them from their work on Magicka and the upcoming Helldivers game. As per usual, players will get to select from four classes: Warrior, Wizard, Valkyrie, or Elf. They all have strengths and weaknesses, as you might expect.
    "To us at Arrowhead, Gauntlet is one of the most
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  • Sony Looking to Integrate 'New PlayStation Technologies' into Popular Game Engines


    This is just some mockup of a rumored VR headset

    Unreal, CryEngine, Unity, and other game engines and middleware will soon get some special TLC from Sony. The company plans to "integrate support for new PlayStation technologies."

    Many are speculating that this will include support for the rumored VR headset in the works for the PlayStation 4 from Sony themselves. This reveal comes courtesy of a job listing that is seeking a Game Engine and Middleware Software Engineer.
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  • Respawn Engineer Talks Up Xbox Live Compute and the Power of the Cloud

    Respawn Engineer Talks Up Xbox Live Compute and the Power of the Cloud

    Jon Shiring is an engineer working at Respawn Entertainment and he is super grateful for the Xbox Live Compute program that is built on Microsoft's Azure server program. It powers a lot of stuff within Titanfall and Shiring says (via MP1st) that the benefit from those servers is real.

    In fact, he claims that it allowed the studio to add elements that "no one's really tried before."
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  • Sony Confirms a $50 Price Increase for PlayStation 4 in Canada

    Sony Confirms a $50 Price Increase for PlayStation 4 in Canada

    Sony Computer Entertainment Canada confirmed that the price of the PlayStation 4 in Canada is going from $399.99 (CAD) to $449.99. In addition to this price increase, the cost of PlayStation 4 peripherals in the country will go from $59.99 to $64.99.

    These price increases went into affect yesterday, March 15. Sony has confirmed to the Toronto Sun that these price increases are very much real.
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  • Ten More Rockstar Verified Jobs Added to Grand Theft Auto Online

    Ten More Rockstar Verified Jobs Added to Grand Theft Auto Online

    Rockstar Games has verified and added ten new player-created jobs to Grand Theft Auto Online today.
    Around the Mirror & Windy Hills - Created by Poklaan Leader of tight-knit The Only Ones Gang, Poklaan already has 19 different Creations under the belt. We selected these two that are a fine showcase of Creator skills. "Around the Mirror" is a clean and quick Race for up to 16 players around the scenic area of Mirror Park. The long straights make it a great choice for the new blazing fast rides like the Grotti Turismo R and the Dinka Jester from The Busin
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  • Bound by Flame - New Screenshots and a Release Date

    Bound by Flame - New Screenshots and a Release Date

    A new RPG from Spiders, Bound by Flame, is now slated to be released on May 9 for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC platforms. First up, let's take a look at those new screens.


    The bestiary you will confront in Bound by Flame is impressive, rich and varied. Conceived and brought to life by the talented teams at Spiders studios, these creatures are as terrifying as they are deadly, and will do their utmost to make your life hell in spectacular, real-time and highly tactical battles. And just how they do that is revealed
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  • New Trailer for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Patch 2.2

    New Trailer for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Patch 2.2

    Square Enix has released a new trailer and information today for the 2.2 patch for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. They're calling it the "Through the Maelstrom" and introduces some new features, as you may expect.

    Long dormant forces stir, their awakening a presage of night eternal. Political unrest pervades the three city-states as the Scions of the Seventh Dawn leave behind their home in the Waking Sands. For the betterment of Eorzea, they have re-established themselves beyond the reach of those who would sway the Scions for personal ga
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  • Rumor: Is This Amazon's Bluetooth Controller?

    Rumor: Is This Amazon's Bluetooth Controller?

    According to Zats Not Funny, this may very well be the design for the Amazon branded Bluetooth controller coming out.

    They allegedly snagged these images from the Brazilian equivalent of the United States' FCC. The controller, if real, includes a fairly familiar design that 360 gamers should be familiar with. It also includes media player buttons on the front and typical Android-like navigation buttons on the top.


    And so the speculation that Amazon is making a new console keeps on churning with this potential reveal....
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  • Valve Shows Off New Steam Controller Design with Analog Buttons

    Valve Shows Off New Steam Controller Design with Analog Buttons

    If you're going to GDC 2014, you may want to stop by Valve's booth to check out the new design for the Steam controller. It now features some analog buttons after users constantly requested the change.

    On the left is the new design with the analog buttons and on the right is the old design for the controller.


    Valve's latest update for the Steam Universe notes that they will be posting more updates soon about the continued testing, development, and refinement of the controller....
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  • NPD Sales Figures for February Show Strong Figures for PS4, Xbox One, and Wii U

    The NPD sales figures for both software and hardware for the month of February 2014 were released earlier this evening. Keep in mind that the NPD does not know much of anything when it comes to digital sales of software and other figures are outright speculation.

    With that in mind, let's take a look at the software sales leaders for February.
    1. Call of Duty: Ghosts (360, PS3, Xbox One, PS4, Wii U, PC) 2. The Lego Movie Videogame (360, PS3, 3DS, Wii U, Xbox One, PS4, Vita) 3. NBA 2K14 (360, PS4, PS3, Xbox One, PC) 4. Thief (PS4, Xbox
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