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Ubisoft Pulls Licenses for The Crew, Makes the Game Completely Inaccessible to Buyers

From the same company trying to sell you a $130 version of Star Wars Outlaws.

From announcing a $130 edition of Star Wars Outlaws to pulling game licenses from those that bought The Crew, Ubisoft sure is on a roll this week.

The Crew was Ubisoft's open-world racing game that was pulled from sale back in December 2023. As of March 31, 2024, Ubisoft shut down the online servers for The Crew. This effectively made the game unplayable across all platforms, including: PC,...
 

Tim Sweeney Called Valve 'Assholes' in Email to Gabe Newell, Valve COO Says 'You Mad Bro?'

Tim Sweeney is always mad.

The antitrust lawsuit against Valve from Wolfire Games got a little spicy this week. To quickly get you up to speed: Wolfire claims that Valve uses its position with Steam to control game prices and muscle out competition. Though the initial lawsuit against Valve was dismissed, Wolfire amended their suit in May 2022 and the legal battle was back on.

It may have taken almost two years, but we are now starting to see some of the documents that...
 

900 People Laid Off Across Multiple PlayStation Studios

Multiple studios across all SIE regions impacted.

Sony just laid off about 900 people across multiple PlayStation studios around the world. These 900 or so laid off employees account for roughly 8% of the total workforce for Sony Interactive Entertainment.

President and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, Jim Ryan, announced the layoffs to the public today. The public statement came after an email was sent to all employees informing them of the layoffs. From Ryan's...
 

Xbox Confirms PlayStation 5 Releases, Diablo 4 on Game Pass, and Future Hardware Plans

No, Starfield and Indiana Jones are not going multi-platform any time soon.

The heads of Xbox stayed true to their word and were indeed a part of a special edition of the Official Xbox Podcast. During today's pre-recorded podcast and subsequent blog post, head of Xbox Phil Spencer stated that four Xbox exclusives are going to be multi-platform releases. Is it Starfield? Indiana Jones? Gears of War? Halo?! No, no, no, and no. Though Spencer did not specify what those four titles ...
 

Embracer Lays Off 97 Employees from Eidos; Cancels New Deus Ex

Embracer's rampage continues.

Eidos-Montreal, a development studio currently under the Embracer umbrella, made the sad announcement that employees at the studio were being laid off. Eidos took to social media to confirm that 97 people have been let go "from development teams, administration, and support services".

The studio says that "global economic context, the challenges of our industry, and the comprehensive restructuring announced by Embracer have...
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  • Beginners Guide to Using Sports Betting Apps

    Beginners Guide to Using Sports Betting Apps

    Beginning your sports betting journey is exciting once you find the right apps. You should understand that there are many betting sites to join. You just have to find the right one. What you should do is consider the different factors. Once you can do it right, you’ll find the right betting site and can begin your journey.

    Getting a sports betting app will help increase your chances of enjoying a top-notch betting experience. If you find the right app, you will enjoy different...
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  • Interesting Facts about the New FIFA Game

    Interesting Facts about the New FIFA Game

    Video games come in different genres, and they've been around for many years. Since the introduction of computerized systems, we’ve enjoyed different video games. These games have also made it into the gambling industry, and if you make the right decision, you can even get inspiration for your next Champions League picks. If you’re a fan of sports, soccer video games are among the most popular options available to players. You just have to make the right decision. You can always ...
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  • The Callisto Protocol Massively Underperformed

    The Callisto Protocol Massively Underperformed

    The game is also reportedly having trouble recuperating development costs.

    Now this story may need to be taken with a little bit of salt. There is a new report out of a Korean media outlet that offers up a little insight as to how poorly The Callisto Protocol has performed. The information shared here has only been seen in this one report and, even without any sort of translation issues, may still be inaccurate. The information coming out of Korea was also shared by MP1ST.
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  • Dead Space Remake Can Run at 1440p at 60FPS on Consoles

    Dead Space Remake Can Run at 1440p at 60FPS on Consoles

    A Quality mode will run at 4K and 30FPS with ray tracing.

    The Dead Space Twitter shared the two different graphical modes that players on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S will get to choose from. Go for the eye candy and lower framerate, or go for slightly less eye candy at 60FPS. The choice is yours.

    The developers at Motive and EA laid bare what sort of graphical settings you will get to choose from. You can choose the Quality mode and run Dead Space at 30FPS but at...
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  • Goose Goose Duck Update Adds New Map, Roles, and More

    Goose Goose Duck Update Adds New Map, Roles, and More

    More than 800,000 people have played this Among Us clone.

    Across the weekend running from January 8th through the 9th, Steam broke all sorts of records. As we assumed prior, these user records hit by Steam were probably helped out quite a bit by the surge in popularity of a game called Goose Goose Duck. This is the Among Us clone originally released in October 2021 that rose in popularity over the past week after a K-pop star from the group BTS, Kim "V" Tae-hyung, played...
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  • PlayStation 5 Update Adds DualSense Edge Support

    PlayStation 5 Update Adds DualSense Edge Support

    The update also includes the usual performance improvements.

    A new system update for the PlayStation 5 started to roll out and with it came new support for the upcoming DualSense Edge controller. The DualSense Edge is a more premium controller for PlayStation 5 users that could be viewed as Sony's take on the Xbox Elite controllers.

    The DualSense Edge includes several additional features over the regular DualSense controller. These additions include the ability to easily...
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  • A Deeper Look at Season: A Letter to the Future

    A Deeper Look at Season: A Letter to the Future

    Take a deeper look at the world and story of this anticipated game.

    SEASON: A Letter to the Future is set to be released on January 31. Developer Scavengers Studio offers a new trailer focused on the "emotional and thought-provoking world and story" that players will experience in just a couple of weeks.

    SEASON: A Letter to the Future is an atmospheric adventure game coming to PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 for $29.99 (USD). A PC release is also coming at the...
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  • Tree Houses Coming to Green Hell

    Tree Houses Coming to Green Hell

    You can soon build the tree house of your childhood dreams.

    An update slated for a January 23 release will introduce some new building options for Green Hell players. Of note in this self-described "Building Update" is the fact that you will be able to create some really cool tree houses.

    Not a fan of heights? No worries, because there will also be a new Floating Frame platform. This will allow you to build houses, up to three stories tall, on the water. Other...
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  • Ubisoft Delays Skull and Bones a Sixth Time, Cancels Three Other Games

    Ubisoft Delays Skull and Bones a Sixth Time, Cancels Three Other Games

    Ubisoft isn't doing so hot these days.

    On Wednesday, Ubisoft said that they are "facing major challenges as the industry continues to shift towards mega-brands and long-lasting titles that can reach players across the globe, across platforms, and business models." That is to say, some of Ubisoft's latest releases didn't perform all that well and the company isn't doing as well as they had expected.

    Ubisoft flatly says that their "recent launches have not...
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  • System Shock Remake Dated for March 2023

    System Shock Remake Dated for March 2023

    A more narrow release window was just announced.

    Nightdive Studios revealed today that the highly anticipated System Shock remake will be released very soon. The game has been given a release window of March 2023.

    System Shock is a remake of the classic 1994 action-adventure game. It was initially released for MS-DOS and Mac OS in late 1994. A native Windows release didn't happen until 2015. As a remake, System Shock has been given a near complete overhaul with all-new...
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  • Simon Pegg is Your Headmaster in Hogwarts Legacy

    Simon Pegg is Your Headmaster in Hogwarts Legacy

    "DID YOU GET RED ON YOU?!" he asked calmly.

    Warner Bros. Games and Avalanche Software just revealed some of the more well-known talent that are lending their voices to Hogwarts Legacy. Among the names shared in today's press release is one that nearly made me to a legitimate spit take: Simon Pegg.

    Simon Pegg assumes the role of Phineas Nigellus Black, the Headmaster of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Yes, Simon Pegg the actor, producer, and comedian....
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  • Critics Agree: The Last of Us HBO Series is Phenomenal

    Critics Agree: The Last of Us HBO Series is Phenomenal

    The show is being hailed as the best adaptation of a video game ever.

    Those worried about The Last of Us HBO series turning out good can now breathe a sigh of relief. The critical consensus seems to be that not only is the show good, it's downright fantastic.

    While The Last of Us won't air to the public until Sunday, January 15, critics of the world were able to share their thoughts on the series. Though it seems that they were able to watch the entire first season (9...
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  • Want Final Fantasy 16? Just Buy a PlayStation 5

    Want Final Fantasy 16? Just Buy a PlayStation 5

    Producer Naoki Yoshida seems to suggest a PC release isn't happening at all.

    When Square Enix first revealed Final Fantasy XVI it wasn't really clear if the game would be released later on PC. Most of us kind of assumed it would be since, you know, every other Final Fantasy has come to PC eventually. The initial trailer reveal, still up on YouTube courtesy of IGN, even says "also available on PC" in fine print at the bottom in the final seconds of the trailer.

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  • Several Developers Omitted from Credits of The Callisto Protocol

    Several Developers Omitted from Credits of The Callisto Protocol

    One of 2022's most disappointing titles continues to disappoint in all new ways.

    Roughly 20 employees that worked on The Callisto Protocol were cut from the game's credits. In speaking with GamesIndustry.biz, five former Striking Distance Studios developers specifically say that they were omitted from the game's credits. They say that they know of several others who were also cut. Additional sources told GI.biz that about 20 people across several different departments were left out...
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  • Physical Game Sales Down to Just 10%

    Physical Game Sales Down to Just 10%

    Those in the UK vastly prefer digital to physical.

    According to a new report by the BBC, physical game sales seem to be on the verge of being completely wiped out. Last year, the digital entertainment and retail association (ERA) says that 89.5% of all games sold in the UK were digital purchases. That leaves the remaining 10.5% as physical disc-based sales. In addition, about 30% of all total sales were for mobile apps.

    The BBC continues on to say that the gaming industry...
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