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Blizzard President J. Allen Brack is Leaving the Company

He's leaving to "pursue new opportunities."

Blizzard president J. Allen Brack has officially stepped down just a couple of weeks after he was named and shamed as part of a larger Activision Blizzard lawsuit. The lawsuit specifically named Brack as one of the numerous people involved in the widespread sexual harassment and discrimination happening within the company.

Official confirmation of Brack's departure came via the Blizzard website. The statement notes...
 

A Look Inside Blizzard Developers' Disgusting 'Cosby Suite'

It's real and it's perhaps worse than you could have ever imagined.

Last week, Activision Blizzard was sued by the state of California after the state conducted a two-year long investigation and found countless cases of sexual harassment and discrimination at the company. Included in the legal filing by the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing was a mention of the "Cosby Suite."

Today, while Blizzard employees were staging a walkout in support...
 

Activision Blizzard Sued by California After Two Year Investigation into Rampant Sexual Harassment

The harassment is so bad it drove at least one person to suicide.

After a two-year long investigation by the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the state has filed a lawsuit against Activision Blizzard due to the constant sexual harassment that female employees have been subjected to over the years. According to a report from Bloomberg, Activision Blizzard is said to foster a "frat boy" culture.

This culture, left unchecked and unpunished for...
 

Battlefield Portal Brings Many Eras of Battlefield Together in One Place

Ok, but like, what if we played all the Battlefields?

Battlefield Portal was officially announced today during EA Play Live. Rumors about this mode for Battlefield 2042 have been circulating for a while now, but today the news was officially confirmed. Battlefield Portal is billed as a "community-driven platform within Battlefield 2042 that will let you create and find fantastic experiences made by the series' creative and passionate community."

Players will...
 

Valve Announces Steam Deck, A Handheld PC Starting at $399

This new device is the first in a new series of handheld PC from Valve.

Back in May 2021, a rumor came out suggesting that Valve was working on a new handheld PC device called the SteamPal. While that is partially true, the one thing that didn't stick through to the end was the name. These devices are officially called Steam Deck and they start at a pretty affordable $399 (USD) MSRP.

Valve says that Steam Deck is a "powerful all-in-one portable PC." It has a...
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  • Frostpunk: Console Edition Getting All Expansions on July 21

    Frostpunk: Console Edition Getting All Expansions on July 21

    That's a lot of content dropping all at once.

    On July 21, all three expansions for Frostpunk will be released for Frostpunk: Console Edition. Players will get to experience new gameplay mechanics, new buildings, new stories, new challenges, and more newness.

    The expansions: The Last Autumn, On the Edge, and The Rifts will be launching on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on this date. Keep in mind that the base game of Frostpunk was released for these platforms back in 2019....
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  • PowerWash Simulator Gets New Challenge Mode

    PowerWash Simulator Gets New Challenge Mode

    Are you a bad enough dude to wash away all the grime?

    FuturLab just released their first content update for the Steam Early Access title PowerWash Simulator. The update, version 0.4, adds in a new Challenge Mode, some additional cleaning jobs, and some community requested quality of life improvements.

    PowerWash Simulator essentially wears its heart on its sleeve. You will go around to various locations and blast away all of the dirt and grime that has accumulated on every...
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  • Prison Tycoon Reboot Released Today

    Prison Tycoon Reboot Released Today

    Bet you weren't expecting a reboot of this game, were you?

    Ziggurat and developer Abylight just released Prison Tycoon: Under New Management today. This is a reboot of the original Prison Tycoon title that features a number of improvements and changes when compared to the original.

    We're looking at a new art style, some additional design tools, and more granular controls over all aspects of the facility and staff. Despite these improvements, the general idea behind the...
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  • Mass Effect Body Pillow Cases are Back in Stock

    Mass Effect Body Pillow Cases are Back in Stock

    Cuddle up with Garrus or Tali.

    BioWare has restocked a couple of their hottest selling items this past week. The items in questions are none other than body pillow cases for both Garrus Vakarian and Tali'Zorah. Buy one, buy both! We won't judge.

    Each pillow case is $35 (USD). They both feature two sides with different poses on each side. Some really keen fans will know that Garrus is a returning item while Tali is brand new for this go around. The cases are made of 100%...
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  • Test Drive Unlimited Solar Crown Goes to Hong Kong

    Test Drive Unlimited Solar Crown Goes to Hong Kong

    A release date of September 22 was also announced.

    It's been about a year since Test Drive Unlimited Solar Crown was first announced. At the time, we heard that it was going to be a street racing game set on an open-world island that was recreated in 1:1 scale. Fast-forward to July 2021 and we are now learning that locations is none other than Hong Kong.

    Not only that, but we also learned today that the game will be released on September 22, 2021.

    The new...
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  • Vampire: The Masquerade - Swansong Delayed to February 2022

    Vampire: The Masquerade - Swansong Delayed to February 2022

    At least we got a new trailer, right?

    Yet another Vampire: The Masquerade game has been struck by the delay hammer. This time, the delay is for Vampire: The Masquerade - Swansong, pushing this narrative thriller back by a few months until February 2022. This is a game focusing on three vampires whose choices will decide the fate of the city of Boston.

    While we were given this unfortunate news about the delay today, it was revealed alongside a new trailer for the game....
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  • Codemasters Higher-ups Depart Company Months After EA Acquisition

    Codemasters Higher-ups Depart Company Months After EA Acquisition

    It's all part of the plan.

    Both the CEO and CFO for Codemasters have parted ways from the company just about five months after EA acquired the racing game focused developer. CEO Frank Sagnier and CFO Rashid Varachia will be stepping down from their positions. EA says that their departures were "always part of the plan."

    It seems the two were contemplating stepping down ahead of the acquisition by EA. The only thing EA's acquisition of Codemasters did was accelerate...
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  • PlayStation State of Play Announced for July 8

    PlayStation State of Play Announced for July 8

    Will run for about 30 minutes.

    Ready for another State of Play from PlayStation? It seems like a pretty good time for one when you consider Sony's voluntary absence from E3. On July 8 at 2PM (PT; 5PM ET), Sony will host a new State of Play stream that will focus on Deathloop, various indie titles, and third-party titles.

    This new State of Play was announced by way of the PlayStation Blog. Deathloop fans will get a "nine-minute look at Deathloop's time-twisted world."...
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  • Nintendo Announces a Non-Pro Switch Revision Coming in October

    Nintendo Announces a Non-Pro Switch Revision Coming in October

    This new Switch model features an OLED screen and not much else.

    Nintendo finally announced some new Switch hardware, but it's not the Switch Pro like most everyone was hoping for. Instead, it's a Nintendo Switch (OLED Model) and it will be released on October 8 at a price of $349.99 (USD). This is the same release date as Metroid Dread.

    As the name would imply, the new model features a larger, 7-inch OLED screen. It will also include better base stand, better audio, 64GB...
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  • These Grand Theft Auto 6 Rumors are Apparently True

    These Grand Theft Auto 6 Rumors are Apparently True

    Looks like we're headed back to Vice City.

    A number of sources have all separately said many of the same things regarding Grand Theft Auto 6. For instance, they say that the game won't be out until at least 2024, probably 2025. This past week, insider Tom Henderson revealed what he knew about the game's ongoing development at Rockstar. Since then, that information was corroborated by industry veteran Jason Schreier and Andy Robinson from VGC.

    Outside of the far off release...
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  • God of War, Judgment, and Red Dead Redemption 2 Coming to PlayStation Now in July 2021

    A lot of great games are joining the PlayStation Now lineup.

    Sony announced a number of great titles that are joining PlayStation Now starting for July 2021. Hey, that's this month! The following six titles will be added to PlayStation Now starting on July 6.

    The games being added include Red Dead Redemption 2, God of War, Nioh 2, Judgment, Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, Moving Out, and NASCAR Heat 5. Alright, so they aren't all top-tier titles, but you can't deny that the...
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  • Apex Legends Draws Wrath of Hackers Complaining About Titanfall Hackers

    Apex Legends Draws Wrath of Hackers Complaining About Titanfall Hackers

    Playlists and in-game messages have been hacked, preventing players from enjoying the game.

    Earlier today, Apex Legends was hit by some hackers that feel as though Respawn and EA have not done enough to fight hackers and DDOS attacks in the original Titanfall.

    See, the original Titanfall release has been suffering from DDOS attacks and hackers off and on for about the past 2-3 years now. Apparently the DDOS attacks against Titanfall ramped up about a year ago, essentially...
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  • Black Ops 4 and A Plague Tale are Among the Free Console Games for July 2021

    Black Ops 4 and A Plague Tale are Among the Free Console Games for July 2021

    PlayStation Plus comes out swinging once more this month.

    Both Xbox and PlayStation have listed their "free" games being offered up to Xbox Live Gold Subscribers/Game Pass Ultimate and PlayStation Plus subscribers for the month of July 2021. As always, these are only "free" if you are an active subscriber to these services during the point in which they are offered. And in the case of PlayStation, you have to keep your subscription live to access the games afterwards...
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  • Gears of War Studio will Show off Unreal Engine 5 Demo at GDC

    Gears of War Studio will Show off Unreal Engine 5 Demo at GDC

    Get another look at Unreal Engine 5 later this month.

    The Coalition, the development studio behind the latest Gears of War titles, will be showing off a new Unreal Engine 5 tech demo at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) later this month.

    The presentation will run for roughly one hour. It will be hosted by The Coalition's technical director Kate Rayner and technical art director Colin Penty on July 20 at 1:20PM (PT). It's dubbed the "Alpha Point" UE5 Demo....
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  • The Witcher: Monster Slayer to Launch in Late July

    The Witcher: Monster Slayer to Launch in Late July

    Putting the AR in RPG.

    CD Projekt Red announced today that their upcoming free-to-play, location based AR RPG called The Witcher: Monster Slayer, will be released on July 21st.

    This game has been developed and published by Spokko, and is set to take place prior to the events of The Witcher games. This is a time "where monsters freely roam the land in large numbers."

    In Monster Slayer, players will get to see the world around them turn into the dark-fantasy...
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  • Has Your Most Anticipated Title Been Delayed Out of 2021?
    by Shawn Zipay
    It is inevitable.

    Tis the season for delays. With a number of games being delayed back in 2020, 2021 has continued that unfortunate trend. This begs the question: Has your most anticipated game been delayed out of its originally planned 2021 release date?

    Feel free to share in the comments below what your most anticipated title, or titles, are that are coming out.
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