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  • Cyberpunk 2077 Delay Results in Added Dev Crunch at CD Projekt RED

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    Cyberpunk 2077 Delay Results in Added Dev Crunch at CD Projekt RED

    The studio flat out admitted that the devs will be put through extreme crunch.

    We learned this week that Cyberpunk 2077 would see a significant delay. The announcement came directly from CD Projekt RED and it sees their upcoming FPS-RPG moving from an April release to September 2020. Unfortunately for the developers at CD Projekt RED this added development time doesn't mean less crunch as you may have expected.

    Instead, the studio flat out admitted that this added development...
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  • Horizon: Zero Dawn Might Be Coming to PC in 2020

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    Horizon: Zero Dawn Might Be Coming to PC in 2020

    Is Sony embracing the Microsoft release format?

    For just a short time now, Microsoft has embraced the PC platform with giant, hearty bearhugs. Microsoft has released, and plans to release, a number of their first-party Xbox titles on the PC via Steam and the Windows 10 Store. The biggest push for the PC platform from Microsoft came from the launch of the Xbox Game Pass for PC. Though still technically in beta, Game Pass for PC has already offered up a number of titles for a fairly...
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  • Anthem is Reportedly Getting a Complete Overhaul

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    Anthem is Reportedly Getting a Complete Overhaul

    Well, it worked for Final Fantasy 14 and No Man's Sky.

    According to a new report from Kotaku, BioWare may be working hard on a complete overhaul for Anthem. According to their sources, this overhaul of the game has been coined "Anthem 2.0" or "Anthem Next."

    As of right now, the team doesn't even know yet how this overhaul should be distributed. It seems as though BioWare is still trying to figure out if the updates should be released all at once or...
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  • Take Early Borderlands 3 Reviews with a Grain of Salt

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    Take Early Borderlands 3 Reviews with a Grain of Salt

    Copies of Borderlands 3 given to only a select few review sites ahead of launch.

    Review copies of Borderlands 3 have only been provided to a select few media outlets ahead of the game's launch on Friday, September 13. The game's publisher, 2K, says that this is all due in part to some unspecified "security concerns" over the game.

    As Kotaku points out, most review copies are provided to outlets roughly a week or two ahead of the public launch. These review copies...
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  • Doom, the one from 1993, Requires a Bethesda Account to Play on Switch

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    Doom, the one from 1993, Requires a Bethesda Account to Play on Switch

    The outrage is flowing like a river during a downpour.

    Earlier today, the first three Doom titles were revealed to be coming to all current consoles, including the Nintendo Switch. They are available right now for the Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and the PlayStation 4. A mobile release is also coming soon for the first two titles.

    Hey, that's great news! Those are some spectacular games that everyone should play at some point. Ah, but there's a catch and it's a weird one...
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  • Former Rockstar Employee Claims Former Executive Sexually Harassed Him

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    Former Rockstar Employee Claims Former Executive Sexually Harassed Him

    This industry still has a lot of growing up to do.

    According to a report filed by Kotaku's Jason Schreier, a former Rockstar designer says that a former top executive groped him. The designer, Colin Brundschu, says that he wasn't sure what to do when he was groped by Jeronimo Barrera, the former VP of product development at Rockstar.

    Bundschu says that after he was hired in 2014, his colleagues gave him a warning of "don't cross Jeronimo Barrera." He was warned...
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  • Call of Duty Shakeup - Call of Duty 2020 is Another Black Ops and Is Modern Warfare 4 Going Free-to-Play?

    Reports include talk of arguments between Sledgehammer and Raven.

    There are reported some massive changes happening behind the scenes of the Call of Duty franchise. According to a new report from Jason Schreier of Kotaku, Call of Duty 2020 is no longer being developed by Sledgehammer and Raven. It will instead be handled by Treyarch and it will be another entry in the Black Ops saga.

    This is the first major change in the development cycle of the Call of Duty franchise...
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  • Employees at Riot Games Threaten Walkout

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    Employees at Riot Games Threaten Walkout


    It's been a real wild ride for Riot Games, the studio responsible for creating League of Legends. Sadly, this seems to be one ride that is far from over. Employees are now considering a walkout after Riot Games took steps to prevent employees from taking legal action against the company.

    Riot Games had moved to prevent further lawsuits against the company after multiple lawsuits were filed following Kotaku's recent investigation into the studio's sexist culture. At least two...
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  • Titanfall 3 is Not in Development, Confirms Respawn

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    Titanfall 3 is Not in Development, Confirms Respawn


    Questions about the "true" future of the Titanfall franchise were raised beginning this past weekend when we first caught wind of Apex Legends, the latest game from Respawn Entertainment and the latest title to be set in the Titanfall universe. One of the biggest questions was whether or not Apex Legends, a newly released and free-to-play battle royale title, was a phoenix rising from the ashes of Titanfall 3 or if Titanfall 3 was still coming.

    Sadly, it's not great...
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  • Apex Legends - A Free-to-Play Titanfall Battle Royale Game Coming Out this Monday


    This weekend's rumor of a free-to-play Titanfall branded battle royale game sure picked up traction in a hurry. It first seemed to originate from a YouTube channel with a less than stellar reputation. However, since then it seems that other sources are now coming forth to say that "yes, there is actually some merit to this rumor."

    Apparently, a free-to-play Titanfall battle royale game will be released this Monday. The release will happen on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation...
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  • Former Gearbox Lawyer Claims CEO Randy Pitchford Took Secret $12 Million Bonus in Lawsuit Gearbox Claims is 'Absurd'


    Buckle up, everyone, because this is going to be a real doozy of a news post.

    There are two lawsuits recently filed between Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford and the former general counsel for Gearbox. They're both suing each other, both claiming the other were in violation of their legal responsibilities to the company. The lawsuit against Pitchford from the former Gearbox lawyer Wade Callender says that Pitchford received a secret $12 million bonus from Take-Two Interactive.

    Callender's lawsuit, filed December 21, 2018, also says that Pitchford is in violation of some contracts that involve Gearbox and a "separate real estate company" that both of them owned. Gearbox says that these accusations are "absurd" in a brief statement released today by a Gearbox spokesperson. ...
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  • Current and Former Employees Sue Riot Games for Gender Discrimination

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    Current and Former Employees Sue Riot Games for Gender Discrimination

    A class-action lawsuit has kicked off against Riot Games, publisher of League of Legends, that accuses the studio of gender-based discrimination. The lawsuit, began by one former employee and one current employee say that the studio has a "men-first" environment.

    According to Kotaku, the lawsuit claims that the two employees, both female, have been "denied equal pay and found their careers stifled because they are women." The suit continues on to say that the employees have "seen t heir working conditions negatively impacted because of the ongoing sexual harassment, misconduct, and bias which predominate the sexually-hostile working environment of Riot Games." The lawsuit also claims that Riot has violated California's Equal Pay Act and law against gender-based discrimination at the workplace....
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  • Blizzard Reportedly Pulled Diablo 4 Announcement from BlizzCon (Updated)

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    Blizzard Reportedly Pulled Diablo 4 Announcement from BlizzCon (Updated)

    I figure an entirely new news post for this would be appropriate. Yesterday, it was reported from Kotaku's Jason Schreier that Blizzard had apparently pulled a Diablo 4 announcement at the last minute from BlizzCon 2018. A video had apparently been recorded featuring Blizzard's co-founder Allen Adham talking to fans about a new Diablo project. The original statement says that Blizzard pulled this video announcement from BlizzCon 2018 at the last minute. Blizzard has since ...
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  • Blizzard Reportedly Pulled Diablo 4 Announcement from BlizzCon

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    Blizzard Reportedly Pulled Diablo 4 Announcement from BlizzCon

    A new report from Kotaku's Jason Schrier says that Blizzard pulled a Diablo 4 announcement from BlizzCon ahead of the annual event. Last week, the single Diablo reveal was for Diablo Immortal, a new game coming exclusively to mobile devices running Android and iOS.

    Naturally, people were upset. This is despite Blizzard and the Diablo developers saying that they have "multiple teams working on different Diablo projects" but they would not talk about all of them during BlizzCon...
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  • Smaller Shops Reportedly Won't Get Red Dead Redemption 2 Until November

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    Smaller Shops Reportedly Won't Get Red Dead Redemption 2 Until November

    This is an interesting story to share with you today. According to a new report from Kotaku, smaller retail shops will not get any copies of Red Dead Redemption 2 to sell until at least November. This information comes from a number of small retail shop owners that Kotaku interviewed recently. These "mom and pop" shops have stated that they have been told their distributors won't be able to get them copies in time for release. One such store owner is Zach Gieg, the owner of a small cha...
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