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Changes to our reporting and premium subscription service

Changes to our reporting and premium subscription service

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672 days ago

The continued rise of ad blockers means we are forced to adapt our ways. Starting this week our premium subscription service will change to better support our efforts. The decline of online advertising and the rise of ad blockers means the constant ...

Red Dead Redemption 2 PC launch trailer released
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Red Dead Redemption 2 PC launch trailer released

News
716 days ago

Rockstar Games has released the launch trailer for the PC version of Red Dead Redemption 2. The game releases next week. Red Dead Redemption 2 is set in America, 1899. The end of the wild west era has begun as lawmen hunt down the last remaining out...

Sony acquires Spider-Man developer Insomniac Games

Sony acquires Spider-Man developer Insomniac Games

News
787 days ago

Sony has announced it acquired Spider-Man development studio Insomniac Games. The studio worked on the latest PlayStation 4 exclusive Spider-Man game. According to a recent announcement, the studio will be joining PlayStation's Worldwide Studios. Th...

Indie game Two Point Hospital to make its way to consoles later this year
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Indie game Two Point Hospital to make its way to consoles later this year

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814 days ago

The indie hospital simulation game Two Point Hospital will be making its way to consoles later this year. The game is already available for PC. In the game players build up a hospital from nothing to a masterpiece as they design the most beautiful, ...

Alan Wake publishing rights return to Remedy Entertainment
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Alan Wake publishing rights return to Remedy Entertainment

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834 days ago

Microsoft has reverted the publishing rights of the Alan Wake brand back to its original developer Remedy Entertainment. The studio also received a one-time 2.5 million euro royalty payout. The reacquisition of the Alan Wake publishing rights means ...

Editorial: Introducing our Events Calendar
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Editorial: Introducing our Events Calendar

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861 days ago

Our editorial team is pleased to announce the release of our Events Calendar. On the calendar gaming enthusiasts will be able to find a wide range of events, including in-game events, product updates, game releases, press conferences, livestream...

Rockstar Games acquires Indian game studio Dhruva Interactive

Rockstar Games acquires Indian game studio Dhruva Interactive

News
885 days ago

Rockstar Games has acquired Indian game development studio Dhruva Interactive from Starbreeze. The studio is located in the same city as Rockstar India. According to a recent announcement, Dhruva Interactive will now operate as part Rockstar India, ...

Sega acquires Two Point Hospital developer Two Point Studios

Sega acquires Two Point Hospital developer Two Point Studios

News
887 days ago

Sega Europe has acquired Two Point Hospital developer Two Point Studios, the company announced last Friday. In the game players build up a hospital from nothing to a masterpiece as they design the most beautiful, or functional, healthcare operation ...

Game publisher Starbreeze lacks funding to continue operating for the coming 12 months

Game publisher Starbreeze lacks funding to continue operating for the coming 12 months

News
888 days ago

Video game publisher Starbreeze currently does not have sufficient funding to continue operating for the coming 12 months, the company noted in its latest quarterly results. If the company doesn't secure funding it will likely cease operation. The S...

Microsoft to reportedly enter game streaming market later this year

Microsoft to reportedly enter game streaming market later this year

News
939 days ago

Microsoft is reportedly also entering the game streaming market later this year. An e-mail shared on social media suggests this may be the case. According to the e-mail, the company views Google's recent Stadia announcement as validation of the path...

Minecraft's Mojang has a serious customer support issue
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Minecraft's Mojang has a serious customer support issue

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Industry
949 days ago

Players who are in need of Minecraft customer support will find they may have to wait more than a month to hear back. Other Mojang games have similar customer support issues. According to the studio, these customer support issues started in December...

Paradox Interactive opens new development studio in California

Paradox Interactive opens new development studio in California

News
950 days ago

Paradox Interactive has announced it has opened a new studio in Berkeley, California. The studio is named Paradox Tectonic and is the newest member of the Stockholm-based publisher. Paradox Tectonic is said to lead development of a brand-new game an...

Guild Wars 2 developer ArenaNet lays off 143 employees in corporate restructuring

Guild Wars 2 developer ArenaNet lays off 143 employees in corporate restructuring

News
963 days ago

Development studio ArenaNet has laid off 143 of its 400 employees this week. The layoffs are part of NCSoft's corporate restructuring. According to a recent announcement, the studio is still committed to supporting Guild Wars 2 and its online servic...

THQ Nordic acquires Kingdom Come: Deliverance developer Warhorse Studios

THQ Nordic acquires Kingdom Come: Deliverance developer Warhorse Studios

News
976 days ago

THQ Nordic has acquired Warhorse Studios via its subsidiary Koch Media. The acquisition also includes all intellectual property rights for Kingdom Come: Deliverance. According to a press release, the development studio was acquired for 33.2 million ...

The Division 2 to get open beta test in March

The Division 2 to get open beta test in March

News
978 days ago

Tom Clancy's The Division 2 will be getting an open beta test next month, development studio Ubisoft confirmed earlier this week. The open beta test will start on March 1, 2019, and last until March 4, 2019. It will give players a chance to play bef...

Insurgency: Sandstorm developer New World Interactive opens second studio in Canada

Insurgency: Sandstorm developer New World Interactive opens second studio in Canada

News
982 days ago

Indie development studio New World Interactive has announced that it will open a second studio in Canada to support its shooter game Insurgency: Sandstorm. According to a recent announcement, the new studio will be named New World North and will be l...

PUBG loot boxes disabled in the Netherlands and Belgium; considered gambling

PUBG loot boxes disabled in the Netherlands and Belgium; considered gambling

News
986 days ago

Paid PUBG loot boxes have been disabled for players in the Netherlands and Belgium this week. Reselling valuable loot box content is considered illegal under its gambling laws. According to PUBG. Corp, a "recent legal interpretation" regarding loot ...

The Division 2 private beta teased with new video
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The Division 2 private beta teased with new video

News
989 days ago

Development studio Ubisoft has released a new trailer for the closed beta test of Tom Clancy's The Division 2. The private beta will start in February. The closed beta test will start in February and last just a couple of days. Those who wish to par...

Quantic Dream to make multiplatform games again

Quantic Dream to make multiplatform games again

News
989 days ago

Development studio Quantic Dream has announced it will be focusing on multiplatform games going forward. The studio released its PlayStation 4 exclusive Detroit: Become Human last year. The French development studio is working on multiplatform games...

THQ Nordic: Koch Media to blame for Metro Exodus Steam removal

THQ Nordic: Koch Media to blame for Metro Exodus Steam removal

News
990 days ago

Publisher THQ Nordic has spoken out about the recent Metro Exodus marketing disaster. The game was removed from Steam earlier this week because of an exclusivity deal with Epic Games. According to the publisher, the removal of the game from Steam wa...

Run on Metro Exodus Steam edition bumps game to #1 top selling
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Run on Metro Exodus Steam edition bumps game to #1 top selling

News
991 days ago

The pending removal of shooter game Metro Exodus from Steam has many purchasing the game before it is completely removed. The game quickly bumped to the #1 top selling game on the digital store. Earlier today publisher Deep Silver announced it will ...

Metro Exodus removed from Steam, now only available via Epic Games Store

Metro Exodus removed from Steam, now only available via Epic Games Store

News
991 days ago

Publisher Deep Silver will be pulling the upcoming shooter game Metro Exodus from Steam. The publisher has decided to sell the game via a different PC game store the first year instead. According to a recent announcement, the publisher has decided t...

IO Interactive opens new studio in Malmö, Sweden

IO Interactive opens new studio in Malmö, Sweden

News
1001 days ago

Hitman development studio IO Interactive has opened a new studio in Malmö, Sweden, it announced earlier this week. The studio in Sweden will help create content for its Hitman franchise. According to a recent announcement, the studio "will stre...

Metro Exodus development discussed in new developer diary series
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Metro Exodus development discussed in new developer diary series

News
1008 days ago

Development studio 4A Games has released the first episode in a three part developer diary series that discuss the development of the game. The shooter game releases next month. In the game players flee the shattered ruins of dead Moscow and embark ...

THQ Nordic acquires rights to Outcast IP
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THQ Nordic acquires rights to Outcast IP

News
1008 days ago

THQ Nordic has announced that it has acquired the rights to the Outcast franchise from its original creators. The publisher didn't comment on what it intends to do with the rights. Two years ago, publisher Bigben Interactive worked with the game's c...

Video game journalism is not the fairy tale some think it is

Video game journalism is not the fairy tale some think it is

Opinion
Industry
1009 days ago

Whenever I mention to people that I write about video games professionally the immediate response is always "Oh, that must be so great!", followed by "You must receive a lot of free games," not much later. Some of them even think that journalists are...

Bungie parts ways with Activision, to self-publish Destiny franchise

Bungie parts ways with Activision, to self-publish Destiny franchise

News
1009 days ago

Development studio Bungie has announced that it has parted ways with its publishing partner Activision. The studio will retain the rights of its Destiny franchise. According to a recent press release, the studio has decided to cease its partnership ...

Ubisoft's The Division 2 pulled from Steam, only available on Uplay and Epic Games Store

Ubisoft's The Division 2 pulled from Steam, only available on Uplay and Epic Games Store

News
1010 days ago

Ubisoft's upcoming shooter game Tom Clancy's The Division 2 will not be available on Steam. The game will only release on Uplay and Epic Games Store. The decision to not release the game on Steam is surprising because the first entry in the franchis...

Paradox acquires all rights and assets for Prison Architect

Paradox acquires all rights and assets for Prison Architect

News
1011 days ago

Developer and publisher Paradox Interactive has acquired all rights and assets for the Prison Architect intellectual property. The company announced the acquisition earlier today. According to a recent press release, the acquisition will allow Parad...

Publishers strictly releasing on their own digital store are anti-consumer
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Publishers strictly releasing on their own digital store are anti-consumer

Opinion
Industry
1016 days ago

More and more major publishers push their own digital stores and DRM launchers, despite it not being in the best interest of their consumers. Instead of releasing their titles through established channels, they would much rather have their consumers ...

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