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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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  • Call of Duty: Ghosts Live-Action Trailer 'Epic Night Out' Features Megan Fox

    Call of Duty: Ghosts Live-Action Trailer 'Epic Night Out' Features Megan Fox

    Because the Call of Duty series loves doing live-action trailers for their games, here is "Epic Night Out" staring Megan Fox and four guys for Call of Duty: Ghosts. Also, there's a dog. There are also explosions. Sadly, I saw no fish.

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  • Extra Life Website Briefly Taken Down by DDoS Attack

    Extra Life Website Briefly Taken Down by DDoS Attack

    Earlier today, the website for the charity organizers Extra Life was taken down by a DDoS attack. Yes, there are people of the world that DDoS charity events that benefit children. Jeromy Adams from Extra Life posted this update to Facebook earlier today.
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  • The 7th Guest 3 Announced with a Kickstarter

    The 7th Guest 3 Announced with a Kickstarter

    Today, Trilobyte Games announced that they are working on the third recognized entry in The 7th Guest franchise, the second game being The 11th Hour. Trilobyte is the original developer of the first game which made its debut in 1993 in all of its interactive movie glory.

    The team made the announcement alongside a new Kickstarter campaign to help fund development on The 7th Guest 3: The Collector.

    In The 7th Guest: 3, Stauf's house is filled with 20 devilishly clever puzzles that will test wits--and scare even the most jaded gamers. The house is not only filled with puzzles, it is a puzzle; one gigantic, mechanical mind-bender.
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  • Ubisoft to Phase Out Online Passes Starting with Assassin's Creed IV

    Ubisoft to Phase Out Online Passes Starting with Assassin's Creed IV

    Good news for those that hate having to redeem an online pass to access additional content for a game they just bought as Ubisoft said they are phasing out online passes effectively immediately. Starting with Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, the Uplay Passport offering will be a free download to everyone with the game.

    This will allow gamers to access online features without adding in any additional code or having to purchase anything should you buy the game secondhand.
    The Uplay Passport program was initiated as a means of giving customers full access and support for online multiplayer and features,
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  • New Trailer for South Park: The Stick of Truth Reveals a Delay Until March 4

    New Trailer for South Park: The Stick of Truth Reveals a Delay Until March 4

    Another delay has hit South Park: The Stick of Truth. This time, the delay pushes the game from a December release until all the way into March. March 4th to be more precise.

    This means that the game has been delayed a full year from its original release date. Of course, the issues with THQ didn't help matters when it came to the initial delays for the game.

    Feel free to check out the new trailer for The Stick of Truth below.

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  • Call of Duty: Ghosts Confirmed for 720p on Xbox One, 1080p on PS4

    Call of Duty: Ghosts Confirmed for 720p on Xbox One, 1080p on PS4

    Infinity Ward's Mark Rubin has come out and officially stated that Call of Duty: Ghosts will run at 720p on the Xbox One. He also confirmed that the PlayStation 4 version will run at 1080p.
    "Hey, been on the road last couple weeks so haven't had a chance to update, but wanted to confirm that for Xbox One we're 1080p upscaled from 720p. And, we're native 1080p on PS4. We optimized each console to hit 60 FPS and the game looks great on both," Rubin said on Twitter. "Still on the road, but glad to see the great reception to [Call of Duty: Ghosts co-op mode] Extinction. Can't wait for next week's launch."
    There you ...
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  • Snapmatic Contest for Grand Theft Auto V Includes a Plush Chop Prize

    Snapmatic Contest for Grand Theft Auto V Includes a Plush Chop Prize

    Rockstar Games kicked off a new contest for owners of Grand Theft Auto V. As the title implies, the contest focuses on the Snapmatic tool, an in-game photo app that lets you take a picture of anything and upload it to the Social Club.
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  • PlayStation 4 Will Not Support Uploads to YouTube

    PlayStation 4 Will Not Support Uploads to YouTube

    As part of their massive pre-release FAQ for the PlayStation 4, Sony revealed that the console will not allow direct uploads to YouTube at launch.
    Can I share my game videos on YouTube?

    No. At launch, PS4 users will be able to use the Share button on the DUALSHOCK 4 controller to upload gameplay videos to their Facebook account, or to stream live gameplay to Ustream or Twitch. PS4 owners can follow PlayStation.Blog and PlayStation.com for further news on other services to come after launch.
    Right now, the streams sent to Twitch will be archived for later viewing if the user has archiving enabled on their ac...
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  • Steam Surpasses 65 Million Accounts

    Steam Surpasses 65 Million Accounts

    Valve announced today that Steam has surpassed 65 million total user accounts. That is a 30% increase in growth over the previous 12 months.
    Looking ahead to 2014, Valve looks to expand Steam's services and offerings to gamers and developers by holding the Steam Developer Days in Seattle, WA this January and rolling out the recently announced Steam Machines with a variety of hardware partners later in the year. "The main goal of Steam has always been to increase the quality of the user's experience by reducing the distance between content creators and their audience," said Gabe Newell, co-founder and president of Valve. "As the platfor
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  • FXAA Ruins Texture Quality in Battlefield 4

    FXAA Ruins Texture Quality in Battlefield 4

    We already know how FXAA use tends to blur textures in games while simultaneously serving as a quick method of AA. However, it seems as though FXAA use in Battlefield 4 blurs textures more noticeably than in any other game.

    HardOCP suggest turning the "Antialiasing Post" setting to "Off" in order to fix the blurred texture issue. The other AA settings in the game should be ok to adjust to your own tastes, just leave Antialiasing Post "off."
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  • Microsoft Must Really Like the 'Xbox Huge' Meme

    Microsoft Must Really Like the 'Xbox Huge' Meme

    So, Microsoft made another giant Xbox, this time it's a giant Xbox One. Unlike the previous large console of theirs, there is only one of this One and it's in Vancouver. O Canada, what are you doing up there? It's said to be 40 feet long and 20 feet wide. Microsoft has hinted that the console will "unlock" after people "pledge" their gamertags and/or souls. Gamers can pledge their tags in person, online, or from the Xbox 360 dashboard. I'm going assume this is for residents of Canada only, but I have no idea. Prizes include Xbox One consoles and a trip to Toronto for the system's launch. (via ...
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