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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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  • SpongeBob and Pals Showcased in New Cosmic Shake Trailer

    SpongeBob and Pals Showcased in New Cosmic Shake Trailer

    SpongeBob, Patrick, Gary, Sandy, Squidward, and more are all here.

    THQ Nordic and Nickelodeon showed off yet another new look at SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake today. This new trailer features a fresh look at SpongeBob along with his pals such as Patrick, his pet snail Gary, SpongeBob's not-girlfriend Sandy, Squidward, and more.

    SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake send SpongeBob and crew on a mysterious adventure. After some magic Bubble Soap is given to SpongeBob...
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  • Meta Quest 1 Owners to Lose Social Features

    Meta Quest 1 Owners to Lose Social Features

    Meta outlines other changes coming to their forgotten about device.

    If you purchased the first release of the Meta Quest VR headset, you are probably already used to getting shafted on features and support. Ever since the Meta Quest 2 was released, parent company Meta has essentially abandoned releasing updates for the previous generation hardware.

    Today, that feeling that Quest 1 owners had got that much more concrete with an email sent out by Meta. In the email, Meta...
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  • Get Dead Space 2 for Free When Buying the Remake

    Get Dead Space 2 for Free When Buying the Remake

    This free offer is for those on PC and only through Steam.

    Electronic Arts is sweetening the deal when it comes to those interested in purchasing the upcoming Dead Space remake. Those who pre-purchase the Dead Space remake on PC through Steam, will get a free copy of Dead Space 2.

    Dead Space is slated to be released on January 27 for the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC, though it seems as though only PC users will get this freebie. The Dead Space remake aims to...
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  • Games Done Quick Founder Steps Down After 13 Years

    Games Done Quick Founder Steps Down After 13 Years

    13 years and over $41 million raised for charity.

    Long-running lead of Games Done Quick, Mike Uyama, says that he will leave the organization that he founded roughly 13 years ago. Uyama says that his departure begins when Awesome Games Done Quick (AGDQ) 2023 comes to an end. AGDQ 2023 began just this past weekend and is currently scheduled to end on Sunday, January 15.

    Set to replace Uyama as the owner and managing director of Games Done Quick is Matt Merkle. Merkle is...
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  • Steam Surpassed 10 Million Concurrent Players and 33 Million Online Users this Past Weekend

    Online players surpassed 33 million.

    Steam has once again hit all new highs. Just this past weekend, Steam reached a new high of 32 million users online at at the same time. During this record-breaking peak, Steam also saw over 10 million of those players actually in-game concurrently. This is the first time that Steam reached 10 million concurrent in-game players.

    These milestones were shared first by SteamDB. They show that these new records were set on Saturday, January...
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  • MSI Afterburner Development Comes to an End

    MSI Afterburner Development Comes to an End

    The Russian invasion of Ukraine is partly to blame.

    MSI Afterburner has been one of the more popular tools used by users looking to overclock graphics cards. Despite being under the MSI branding, Afterburner was free to be used across all makes and models of GPUs, and helped everyone from gamers to professionals dial in the perfect overclock on cards from Nvidia and AMD.

    MSI Afterburner was developed by Alexey Nicolaychuk, a Russian that is perhaps better known by his...
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    Last edited by Shawn Zipay; 01-09-2023, 04:48 PM. Reason: Update to include separate MSI statement made to PC Gamer.

  • Lionel Messi Ventures Into NFT Fantasy Soccer as Sorare’s Ambassador and Investor

    Sorare announced on November 9, 2022 that seven-time Ballon d'Or winner Lionel Messi would invest in and promote the fantasy NFT collectible soccer game Sorare. Sorare is an NFT-based fantasy football management game that allows you to play, acquire, purchase, and sell player cards as part of a global gaming experience. As in actual football, you may construct and manage your ideal squad and sell your finest players for profit. However, NFTs are not the only aspect of Sorare that makes it a unique...
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  • Play The Anacrusis for Free this Weekend

    Play The Anacrusis for Free this Weekend

    This sort-of-Left-4-Dead-but-in-space game is free to play all weekend.
    Stray Bombay's The Anacrusis is having a free weekend. Which weekend? This weekend. From now through Sunday, you can play the PC version of this cooperative shooter for free through Steam. What's more is that The Anacrusis is 67% off until January 19, allowing you to purchase the game at a discount to keep playing after the weekend ends.

    We last took at look at The Anacrusis almost a full year back when...
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  • CD Projekt Red Settles Another Cyberpunk 2077 Lawsuit for $1.85 Million

    CD Projekt Red Settles Another Cyberpunk 2077 Lawsuit for $1.85 Million

    This is the lawsuit from investors that dates back to 2020.

    CD Projekt Red has settled a lawsuit with investors concerning the rough state that Cyberpunk 2077 launched in. The settlement with investors comes out to $1.85 million (USD). This settlement (PDF) will cover the administration costs, taxes, attorney fees, and more for investors that bought stock in CD Projekt Red from January 16 to December 17, 2020.

    The class-action lawsuit was filed at the end of 2020. At...
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  • Poll: Which Horror Remake Are You Most Excited For in Early 2023?

    Poll: Which Horror Remake Are You Most Excited For in Early 2023?

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    Dead Space (January 27)
    25.00%
    1
    Resident Evil 4 (March 24)
    50.00%
    2
    System Shock (March)
    25.00%
    1
    There are at least three of them coming this year.

    It's near the start of the month. It's a new month, a new year, but probably the same you. 2023 will have a number of remakes and remasters released, same as the previous few years. While there are remakes and remasters of games such as Like a Dragon: Ishin and Risk of Rain Returns slated to be released in 2023, we're going to focus only on the horror remakes in the pipeline.

    That means, I'm asking just one simple question:...
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  • Sony Says PlayStation 5 Shortage is Pretty Much Over

    Sony Says PlayStation 5 Shortage is Pretty Much Over

    If you want a PlayStation 5, you can probably find one to buy.

    Sony says that their PlayStation 5 console sales have surpassed 30 million units. They also say that the console shortage, at least for them, is essentially done and over with.

    This news come via Sony Interactive Entertainment president Jim Ryan and Sony's CES conference. The 30 million units sold figure is an increase of 5 million from the last time Sony shared sales data back on November 1, 2022. Ryan says...
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  • Project Leonardo Announced for PlayStation 5 - A Customizable Accessibility Controller Kit

    Sony joins Microsoft in offering players with disabilities a way to play games more easily.

    In late 2018, Microsoft launched the Xbox Adaptive Controller. This controller was designed for those with disabilities, making user input far easier than a traditional controller. The Xbox Adaptive Controller launched at $99.99 (USD) and allowed for a huge variety of assistive input devices to be connected.

    Though it doesn't seem as though the Xbox Adaptive Controller was ever...
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  • Neil Druckmann Promises to Share The Last of Us Multiplayer Details Later this Year

    Plus, a new piece of concept art has been shown off.

    Co-president of Naughty Dog, Neil Druckmann, posted a new blog post from the company that shares a new piece of concept art from The Last of Us multiplayer game that they are working on. Druckmann did share a couple of smaller pieces of information alongside the new art but promised that far more information will be coming later in 2023.

    Druckmann did say that even though this will be a mulitplayer focused title, it...
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  • EA Unable to Recover 60% of Corrupt Madden NFL Franchise Saves

    EA Unable to Recover 60% of Corrupt Madden NFL Franchise Saves

    Looks like EA really fumbled this one.

    There was a period of about 22 hours where, if you logged into Madden NFL 23, there was a chance your Connected Franchise Mode saves became permanently corrupted. The 22-hour long span took place from December 28 through December 29. Those dates happened to come just after EA told players they were good to log in and play. Oops.

    Now, the good news here is that if you logged into the game during this time there is a 40% chance that...
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  • Nvidia Updating GeForce Now with RTX 4080s and New Global Regions

    Nvidia Updating GeForce Now with RTX 4080s and New Global Regions

    Team green's streaming service will soon offer DLSS 3 and 240Hz support.

    Some new upgrades are coming soon to Nvidia's GeForce Now streaming service. Nvidia says that the hardware powering the service is getting access to all of those surplus RTX 4080 graphics cards that aren't being purchased by consumers. This means that GeForce Now games will get to make use of DLSS 3 and offer players 240Hz refresh rates. You will need to be a Now Ultimate Member to make use of the 4080 hardware....
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