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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...
 

Blizzard Bends the Knee to China, Bans Hearthstone Pro Blitzchung

Pro player that voiced his support for the Hong Kong protests banned by Blizzard.

Yesterday, we brought you the story about Chung "Blitzchung" Ng Wai, a professional Hearthstone player that called for the liberation of Hong Kong during a post-game interview on the official Taiwanese Hearthstone stream. During the interview, Blitzchung wore a gasmask not completely dissimilar to the ones worn by protesters in Hong Kong. Blitzchung voice his support for those who have been protesting China's growing authoritarian control over Hong Kong.
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Sony Now Fully Supports Cross-play for PlayStation 4

The company quietly moved PS4 cross-play out of beta.

You are probably about to see more and more multiplayer focused multi-platform games add support for cross-play soon. Just today, we saw that PUBG added in cross-platform play between Xbox and PlayStation users. Even the recent Call of Duty: Modern Warfare test included some cross-play support. With these new changes, Modern Warfare may be the first game to actually ship with cross-play functionality right out of the box.

This move by Sony now means that the decision to support cross-platform...
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  • New Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition Screenshots

    New Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition Screenshots

    Beamdog and Overhaul Games have released new screenshots for the upcoming release of Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition for fans to enjoy.


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  • Two New Map Packs Coming to Civilization V

    Two New Map Packs Coming to Civilization V

    2K and Firaxis will be rolling out two new map packs for Sid Meier's Civilization V. They are the Scrambled Continents pack, which is available today, and the upcoming Scrambled Nations pack.


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  • Crytek's Warface Releasing on October 21

    Crytek's Warface Releasing on October 21

    Crytek's free-to-play FPS, Warface, will be released on October 21 according to this lovely new "live teaser trailer."

    Warface delivers fast-paced explosive action, team-driven Co-op and Versus gameplay, and immersive visuals. Warface will offer new content on a regular basis in the form of daily cooperative campaign missions with new challenges and a continual supply of new maps, weaponry, boosts, and more to keep gameplay fresh and exciting. To provide players everywhere with the best possible gameplay experience, Warface will be localized i
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  • Watch_Dogs Delayed Until 2014

    Watch_Dogs Delayed Until 2014

    Some disappointing news for you today if you were eagerly awaiting the release of Watch_Dogs from Ubisoft later this year. The studio has come out and said in a blog post that the game has been pushed back into 2014.
    Gary Steinman's blog entry continues on to say that they did not want to scarified quality just to get...
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  • Let's Play: The Wolf Among Us Episode 1 - Part 1

    Let's Play: The Wolf Among Us Episode 1 - Part 1

    Despite Adobe Premiere not wanting to play nice with H.264 and having to re-encode these videos twice over the past three days, the first part of my blind let's play for Telltale Games' The Wolf Among Us is finally here.


    If you enjoyed this, parts 2 and 3 will be live tomorrow. Feel free to leave a comment or a thumbs up here or on the video page itself.

    You can pick up The Wolf Among Us for yourself through Steam....
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  • WWE 2K14 TV Trailer

    WWE 2K14 TV Trailer

    2K has released the new TV spot for WWE 2K14 today.

    The game will be released on October 29 for the Xbox 360 and PlaySta...
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  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Announced

    The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Announced

    Activision has announced that development of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is in full swing. At present, the game is slated to launch next Spring, which just so happens to be around the same time that the movie of the same name will be released in theaters.
    In The Amazing Spider-Man 2, players once again assume the role of the iconic Super Hero in a unique side-story inspired by the feature film but set in its own continuity. Throughout his journey, Spider-Man will encounter a number of new foes as well as some old friends, as he confronts a new threat to
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  • All Saints' Wake Halloween Update Coming Friday to Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn

    The Halloween update for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, All Saints' Wake, will arrive this Friday and run through November 1.
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  • First Next-gen Screenshot for NBA 2K14 Features HD LeBron James

    First Next-gen Screenshot for NBA 2K14 Features HD LeBron James

    Cleveland fans may want to turn away from this news. 2K Sports has released the first screenshot for the next-gen version of NBA 2K14 and it features a really HD version of LeBron James.


    The annual basketball title will be released later this year for the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One....
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  • $100,000 Loot Hunt Began this Weekend and GOTY Celebration Video for Borderlands 2

    Today, October 14, marks the third day of the $100,000 Loot Hunt for Borderlands 2. The event not only includes real world prizes but also some in-game goodies for participants. This week Mad Moxxi will give out $5,000 and PlayStation Vitas to lucky winners. You will also be entered to win the grand prize of $50,000. There is a new challenge every day, with today's target being Captain Flynt. Simply kill him and you should be included in the giveaway for the day. Gearbox also released a special GOTY celebration video. ...
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  • Guild Wars 2 Blood and Madness Halloween Event Arrives Tomorrow in Guild Wars 2

    Halloween is just a bit over two weeks away and so the Halloween 2013 updates are starting to roll out for your favorite videogames. Tomorrow, the Blood and Madness update will be released for Guild Wars 2.

    Mad King Thorn has menaced Tyria every Halloween, but this year the lunatic king has some macabre competition: The Bloody Prince!

    Again, this update should go live tomorrow for owners of Guild Wars 2....
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