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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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  • Freedom Cry DLC Coming Tomorrow for Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag

    Freedom Cry DLC Coming Tomorrow for Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag

    The DLC that gives you control over Adewale, Freedom Cry, will be released tomorrow for Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag.

    Once a pirate, now a trained Assassin and illustrious member of the Brotherhood, Freedom Cry tells the story of Adewale 15 years after the events of Black Flag. Taking place in 18th-century Haiti, Adewale will take his new crew and new set of weapons, including a machete and a blunderbuss, to assassinate enemies, and free slaves, delivering merciless justice in plantations and cities alike. When the fight goes to the seas, Adewale will command the Experto Crede, a fearsome brig that
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  • New LEGO The Hobbit Announcement Trailer

    New LEGO The Hobbit Announcement Trailer

    Check out this new announcement trailer for LEGO The Hobbit.


    The game will take players through the events of the first two films, oddly omitting the events of the third movie. Presumably there will be another LEGO game later on when that last film is released....
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  • Battlefield 4 PC Patch Address Mutual Kills, Sound Loop Crashes, and More

    Battlefield 4 PC Patch Address Mutual Kills, Sound Loop Crashes, and More

    A patch for the PC version of Battlefield 4 was released today. The patch includes, among other items, fixes for the SUAV providing quick roadkills, fixes for mutual kills, and fixes for the sound loop crash.

    Changelog for Battlefield 4 PC for December 16, 2013

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  • DayZ Early Access is Available Now

    DayZ Early Access is Available Now

    Steam is now offering early access to the stand alone version of DayZ. Yes, this is a greatly updated version of the once super popular modification for Arma II. The game is still classified as being in an Alpha state and as such, you should expect to run into plenty of unfinished content and plenty of bugs.

    The developers are requesting that only those who wish to actively support the development should make the purchase at this stage. It is being offered for $29.99 (USD).

    DayZ is a gritty, authentic, open-world survival horror hybrid-MMO game, in which players follow a single goal: to survive
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  • First Steam Machine Units Arrive at Testers' Homes

    First Steam Machine Units Arrive at Testers' Homes

    The first batch of Steam Machines sent out to the lucky beta testers have already started to arrive. Already there have been a few unboxing videos and some high quality screenshots taken of some of the machines.

    One Reddit user, colbehr, posted a gallery of images of the hardware and even offered up some very early impressions of the device. As there are a few configurations of hardware for the Steam Machines, he noted that his particular unit includes a quad-core based Intel CPU clocked at 3.2GHz. He said it also includes 16GB of RAM and an Nvidia GTX 780 with 3GB of dedicated video memory. It all apparently runs on a ~450W power supply and is very...
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  • Updated Cobble and One New Map are in the Works for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

    This past Friday, Valve updated the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive blog with word that they are working on an updated version of de_cbble (Cobble). In addition to this visually updated classic, they are also working on a new map called Overpass. First up, let's look at the update process behind Cobble!


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  • SteamOS Has Been Released!

    SteamOS Has Been Released!

    As promised, Valve is slowly but surely rolling out their inaugural release of the SteamOS that users all over can download and install, provided they are fairly well versed in Linux.
    Here is what you need to get started:
    Bug reporting and extras:
    SteamDB notes that SteamOS seems to be based off of Debian 7.1 Wheezy. It does come with a desktop environment, one called Gnome. The FAQ (linked above) notes that you will need the ...
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  • The Walking Dead: Season 2 Episode 1 Reveal Trailer - All That Remains

    The Walking Dead: Season 2 Episode 1 Reveal Trailer - All That Remains

    Telltale Games has released a new trailer for the first episode of The Walking Dead: Season 2.

    The Walking Dead: Season Two continues the story of Clementine, a young girl orphaned by the undead apocalypse. Left to fend for herself, she has been forced to learn how to survive in a world gone mad. Many months have passed since the events seen in Season One of The Walking Dead, and Clementine is searching for safety. But what can an ordinary child do to stay alive when the living can be just as bad -- and sometimes worse -- than the dead? As Clementine, you will be tested by situations and dilemmas that will test your mor
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  • Open Beta Weekend for World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition is Underway

    Open Beta Weekend for World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition is Underway

    From now until Sunday, December 15, you can hop into the open beta for World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition.
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  • Wasteland 2 Added to Steam Early Access

    Wasteland 2 Added to Steam Early Access

    If you helped to fund Wasteland 2 through Kickstarter, you're probably already enjoying the hell out of the game. If you didn't back the game, you can pick up Wasteland 2 right now on Steam's Early Access platform for $59.99 (USD).

    If you buy it now while it's listed as Early Access, you will also get a copy of the original Wasteland, two digital novels set in the Wasteland universe, the Wasteland 2 OST, and a digital concept art book.
    Welcome back to the Citadel, Rangers! Join the over 70,000 Kickstarter backers and interact with the development team to help shape the ending of an already historic post-apocalyptic
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  • Oculus Rift Raises $75 Million in Funding

    Oculus Rift Raises $75 Million in Funding

    Oculus is one step closer to bringing affordable Oculus Rift VR headsets to the masses as word spread earlier today that the company has raised $75 million in additional funding.

    This is in addition to the $16 million funding from around June. The funding comes from a variety of investors including Spark Capital, Matrix Partners, and more. This funding is based on a valuation of the company and product at near $250 million.
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