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GDC 2020 Officially Postponed Until Summer

The right decision has finally been made.

The organizers of the Game Developers Conference announced on Friday, February 28 that the 2020 show will be rescheduled. This shifts the dates of GDC 2020 from March 16 - March 20, 2020 to an unspecified time in the Summer. This announcement comes after numerous studios withdrew their plans to attend the annual trade show event. These studios all cited a growing fear of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and a desire to keep their employees, friends,...
 

CD Projekt RED Entices Xbox One Owners with a Free Cyberpunk Upgrade

How does a free upgrade to next-gen sound?

On February 24, 2020, Microsoft outlined some of their features and plans for their next-generation Xbox. That platform, currently online known as the Xbox Series X, will have a very welcome feature that has, so far, not been announced by other platforms yet.

Microsoft is calling it "Smart Delivery." This new initiative by Microsoft will ensure that every single one of their Xbox Game Studios titles will only need to...
 

Metro Exodus is Back on Steam and at 40% Off

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Last night, perhaps when you were snuggled up under your blankets, a little miracle happened. It was in the midnight hour (ET) when Metro Exodus returned to being sold on Steam. Normally, this isn't quite the monumental occasion, but it certainly is in the case of Metro Exodus.

It was Metro Exodus that really kicked off the season of the Epic Games Store exclusive. This was a period in which a fair number of games that were slated to be released on Steam,...
 

Geoff Keighley to Skip E3 for First Time as Troubles Mount for Dying Trade Show

This comes the same day the exhibitor list was leaked.

Geoff Keighley, creator of The Game Awards, revealed today that he will not be attending E3 2020. His decision to not attend this year's event will mark the first time in 25 years that the industry veteran will not be in attendance. It also means that he will not host the annual E3 Coliseum show. This was a regular event where Keighley would host a series of game developers in a rather informal Q&A, allowing them to talk freely...
 

The Division 2 Warlords of New York Expansion Confirmed

A dangling plot thread from the first game is finally going somewhere.

Ubisoft has officially announced the Warlords of New York expansion today for Tom Clancy's The Division 2 (affiliate link btw) after details about it leaked yesterday evening. We now know for certain that this expansion launches on March 3. We also know for certain that players are returning to New York, specifically four new named zones in Lower Manhattan.

In today's announcement, Ubisoft confirmed...
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  • Flappy Bird Being Pulled from Google Play Tomorrow

    Flappy Bird Being Pulled from Google Play Tomorrow

    Dong Nguyen, the developer of the surprise hit Flappy Bird says he will be pulling the game from Google Play tomorrow. He made the announcement roughly 9 hours ago on Twitter saying it would be down within 22 hours. That means you have just 13 hours left at the time of this posting to grab the game....
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  • Activision Believes Destiny will be Best-Selling New IP Ever

    Activision Believes Destiny will be Best-Selling New IP Ever

    Activision is placing some extreme confidence in Bungie's upcoming massively multiplayer shooter. During a conference call, Bobby Kotick said that he expects Destiny to be the best selling new IP ever released.
    "We expect that Destiny will become the best-selling new video game IP in history when it launches across Xbox and PlayStation consoles on September 9," Kotick told investors.
    See? I told you. He went on to say that he feels the game has the potential to be the company...
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  • Transformers Universe is Alive and Kicking with New Trailer Release

    Transformers Universe is Alive and Kicking with New Trailer Release

    A new trailer for Transformers Universe was released a short time ago today. This "massively online tactical action game" is slated for release this Summer.


    You can find out more at the Transformers Universe website. While you're there you can register to take part of the beta....
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  • Valve Launches 'Recently Updated' Section on Steam

    Valve Launches 'Recently Updated' Section on Steam

    Today, Valve launched the "Recently Updated" section on Steam that will highlight "titles offering new and interesting updates, features, and/or content additions."
    Designed to give developers more ways to communicate with gamers about their products on Steam, this public release was matched with a tools release that lets developers elect when to add their update to this product area and what to say about the contents of their latest update. "The more options developers have for communi
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  • Team Fortress 2 Update Includes Weapon Changes, Quickplay Improvements, and More - February 7, 2014

    Another update for Team Fortress 2 started to roll out today. It's got weapon changes, balancing, fixes to the Quickplay feature, and more.

    Changelog for Team Fortress 2 for February 7, 2014

    Weapon Updates - The Shortstop -- Reduced extra knockback penalty from 80% to 40% - The Short Circuit -- Added Penalty - No longer gain metal from dispensers when active - The Cleaner's Carbine -- Changed OnKill effect from gain crits for 3 seconds to gain mini-crits for 8
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  • The Last of Us Wins 10 DICE Awards Including Game of the Year

    The Last of Us Wins 10 DICE Awards Including Game of the Year

    The 17th annual DICE Awards were held earlier tonight and Naughty Dog's The Last of Us nearly swept the show. They won a total of 10 awards, including the coveted Game of the Year award.

    There were a few other winners as well, including World of Tanks, Grand Theft Auto V, and more. Let's check out the full list of winners!
    Game of the Year
    The Last of Us

    Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design
    The Last of Us

    Outstanding
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  • Sledgehammer Games to Develop 2014 Call of Duty Release as Development Cycle Switches to Three Years

    Previously, the development roles on the Call of Duty franchise alternated between Infinity Ward and Treyarch. Now, Activision has announced that Sledgehammer Games is coming in as a third developer for the series. This will move the two year development cycle to a three year development cycle for each studio. Sledgehammer is already to finish up development on the 2014 installment of the series. So yes, while the development cycle per studio is at three years, there will still be an...
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  • EA Sports 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Announced

    EA Sports 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Announced

    EA and EA Sports have announced EA Sports 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil to celebrate the upcoming soccer World Cup.

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  • Sega Finally Calling a Game 'Sonic Boom'

    Sega Finally Calling a Game 'Sonic Boom'

    This trailer for Sonic Boom has it all. Sonic. Knuckles. Tails. That pink haired friend of theirs. Rose? Is it Rose? I'm pretty sure it's Rose. It has voice acting. It's got a scene from Dune. It's also got dubstep.

    Alright, let's watch it!


    Whoa, Knuckles, what did they do to you?! At least the graphical design on some of the environments looks like a step in the right direction. Hey, this has to be better than Sonic '06, right? There's...
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  • Amazon Acquires Double Helix Games

    Amazon Acquires Double Helix Games

    Let that sink in for a moment. The online retail giant, Amazon, has just purchased Double Helix Games, a game development studio. Double Helix is perhaps best known currently for their work on Killer Instinct for the Xbox One.

    Double Helix previously worked on Silent Hill Homecoming, Battleship, and a few other titles. TechCrunch managed to get confirmation from Amazon about the acquisition.
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  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Update Adds Stickers, Underhand Grenade Throws, Map Fixes, and More - February 5, 2014

    An update was released tonight for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive that includes a wide variety of changes to the game. These include the addition of hats stickers to the game. They show up as "Sticker Capsules" that can be unlocked with a Sticker Capsule Key. You can apply these stickers to guns.

    Changelog for CS:GO for February 5, 2014

    STICKERS - Added Sticker Capsules. Each capsule contains one sticker out of a series of sticker designs. - Sticker Capsules can be received
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