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Unity Changes Terms Once More, Commits to 'Being an Open Platform'


Unity has had a real interesting seven days. Last week, SpatialOS from developer Improbable was apparently barred from being used within Unity development. SpatialOS is a robust tool that many Unity developers use to add multiplayer to their games. For a time, Unity's new Terms, which went live in early December but were only clarified to Improbable last week, actually affected games that were already released. This led to some quick back and forths between Improbable and Unity through their respective sites. It all seemed to quiet down when Improbable and Epic Games formed a joint $25...
 

EA Cancels Yet Another Star Wars Game (Update)


A headline like "EA Cancels Another Star Wars Game" feels like they're a dime a dozen these days. I think EA may have cancelled as many Star Wars games as they have closed studios at this point. Here we are again and here EA is with another cancelled EA game on their hands. This time, the development studio has decided to cancel its open-world Star Wars game that EA Vancouver had been working on. Prior to EA Vancouver working on this title, it was in development from Visceral Games. Of course, EA shut down Visceral Games back in 2017. In fact, when Visceral was working on the game it wasn't an open-world title but rather a more linear action-adventure game that was being directed by...
 

Review: Last Year: The Nightmare (PC)


A solid asymmetrical survival-horror game that's light on content.

Asymmetrical multiplayer games have been going steady for the past few years now. Some of the biggest games in that particular genre include the long departed Evolve, the still ongoing Dead by Daylight, and even Friday the 13th if you're into that sort of thing. You can now add in Last Year: The Nightmare to the mix as it combines 5 versus 1 multiplayer with elements of survival-horror. As with those other titles, Last Year places one player in the shoes of a bloodthirsty murderer while the rest of the players play as one of five teenagers trying to survive and escape. What it delivers is a well-crafted gameplay experience that ultimately comes up short on content. Last Year: The Nightmare relies on a number of tried and true horror movie clich├ęs. The group of teenagers include the nerdy kid, the popular girl, a stereotypical jock, and m...
 

Jump Force Open Beta Begins January 18


Come January 18th, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 owners will get to try out Jump Force in what Bandai Namco is calling an "open beta weekend." Be it a true beta or a "demo" is besides the point because what really matters is that you will finally get to test drive the fighting game that we have been passing along news about now for months.

Here's how it's going to go down. First off, there will be four separate three-hour long sessions:



Secondly? Well, that's kind of it. Just make sure you download the demo and you can play during...
 

Bungie Ditches Activision, Acquires Rights to Destiny


Moving forward, all future Destiny titles will be self-published by Bungie. I guess even Activision had to tap out after the latest Destiny 2 puzzle, eh?

After eight years, Bungie and Activision are parting ways and with it so does Activision's control over the Destiny franchise. Bungie announced today that they are acquiring publishing rights to their popular shooter.

Mere moments ago, Bungie made the announcement on their website in an aptly named news entry called "Our Destiny."



Bungie continues on to say that they will...
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  • Valve Releases Details on Steam Machine Prototype Hardware

    Valve Releases Details on Steam Machine Prototype Hardware

    If you're one of the lucky 300 who will get to test drive the Steam Machine prototypes, Valve has just revealed what hardware you should expect to see.
    So for our own first prototype Steam Machine ( the one we're shipping to 300 Steam users ), we've chosen to build something special. The prototype machine is a high-end, high-performance box, built out of off-the-shelf PC parts. It is also fully upgradable, allowing any user to swap out the GPU, hard drive, CPU, even the motherboard if you really want to. Apart from the custom enclosure, anyone can go and build exactly the same machine by shopping for components and assembling it themselves. And we expect that at least a few
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  • Team Fortress 2 Update Includes Two New Fall Crates (October 2, 2013)

    Team Fortress 2 Update Includes Two New Fall Crates (October 2, 2013)

    An update was just released for Team Fortress 2. Included in the update are two new Fall crates and a new promotional item, The Grandmaster.

    Changelog for Team Fortress 2 for October 2, 2013

    - Added the Fall 2013 Acorns Crate #72 - Added the Fall 2013 Gourd Crate #73 - Added a new promo item: The Grandmaster - Fixed several bugs that would cause inconsistent behavior when switching between or modifying loadout presets - Fixed a bug that would cause modifying (i.e., painting, renaming) an item to break loadout presets involving that item - Fixed the Ubersaw taunt attack using the incorrect deathnotice image - Fixed the Demoman charge sound being clipped by the w
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  • Valve Files for Half-Life 3 Trademark as Private Tracker Reveals 46 Developers Assigned to Half-Life 3 Development

    Earlier today, it was noticed by those at NeoGAF that Valve has indeed filed for a trademark on Half-Life 3.


    In addition, a tool used by Valve to show which staff are assigned to which project was discovered as being public just about an hour ago. The tool showed that 46 developers are assigned to Half-Life 3 with 71 developers assigned to Left 4 Dead 3.


    Things are getting exciting now!...
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