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Half-Life 2 writer Erik Wolpaw returns to Valve

Half-Life 2 writer Erik Wolpaw returns to Valve

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PC
1323 days ago

Valve has hired Half-Life 2 writer Erik Wolpaw again after the writer left the studio in 2017. The news was confirmed through a short e-mail exchange between a fan and Valve CEO Gabe Newell that ended up on social media. The writer worked on several...

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Industry
1332 days ago

Publisher Moonlight Multimedia has announced it will be introducing a premium subscription service for its video games publication ZeroLives.com. The subscription will help cover the cost of stories that take a significant amount of time to research...

Red Dead Redemption 2 ships 17 million units in the first two weeks

Red Dead Redemption 2 ships 17 million units in the first two weeks

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PlayStation 4
1378 days ago

Take Two Interactive has shipped roughly 17 million units of Red Dead Redemption 2 in the first two weeks of it being available, the publisher confirmed earlier this week. The new figure comes from the publishers quarterly report, which states it ha...

Steam hits 45 million daily users milestone

Steam hits 45 million daily users milestone

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PC
1403 days ago

The popular game distribution and DRM client Steam has hit the 45 million daily users milestone, Valve confirmed via a blog post earlier this week. In a blog post related to improving Spanish and Vietnamese language support the company mentioned nea...

The race to next gen: Who's the most ready to swipe the gaming crown?
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The race to next gen: Who's the most ready to swipe the gaming crown?

Opinion
PC
1415 days ago

With the next generation on the horizon, many gamers are wondering what we can expect. From graphical fidelity to exclusives and third-party support. The three main players; Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft have all dropped hints at this year's E3 showc...

Vivendi to divest fully from Ubisoft by early 2019

Vivendi to divest fully from Ubisoft by early 2019

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Legal
1418 days ago

Vivendi has revealed plans to divest fully from Ubisoft by March 5, 2019, in their latest press release. The company amassed 26 percent of Ubisoft stock before deciding to sell. This follows the multiple year struggle by the Guillemot brothers to ma...

Valve disables Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Dota 2 item trading for Dutch gamers

Valve disables Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Dota 2 item trading for Dutch gamers

News
PC
1521 days ago

Valve has announced it has disabled Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Dota 2 item trading and marketplace transfers for Dutch gamers. A warning from the Dutch Games of Chance Administration lead to the decision. According to a recent announc...

Nordisk Film acquires Just Cause development studio Avalanche Studios

Nordisk Film acquires Just Cause development studio Avalanche Studios

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PC
1538 days ago

Danish entertainment company Nordisk Film has announced it has acquired the development studio behind the Just Cause franchise. According to a recent press release, the company has acquired all shares and takes full ownership of Avalanche Studios. T...

Steam introduces new profile privacy settings to hide account data

Steam introduces new profile privacy settings to hide account data

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PC
1590 days ago

Valve has released a new profile privacy setting for its distribution and DRM platform Steam. The setting gives users more control over their Steam account privacy. According to a recent announcement, the new privacy settings will allow users to see...

Former Grand Theft Auto producer Leslie Benzies suffers setback in royalty lawsuit against Take-Two Interactive
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Former Grand Theft Auto producer Leslie Benzies suffers setback in royalty lawsuit against Take-Two Interactive

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PC
1597 days ago

Former Grand Theft Auto producer and game developer Leslie Benzies has suffered a setback in his royalty lawsuit against Take-Two Interactive. Benzies left the company's Rockstar Games studio in 2015. Benzies filed the lawsuit in 2016 when he claime...

Ubisoft opens two new development studios in Mumbai and Odesa
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Ubisoft opens two new development studios in Mumbai and Odesa

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PC
1610 days ago

Ubisoft is in the process of opening two new development studios in Mumbai and Odesa, the company confirmed earlier this week. According to a recent press release, both studios will work on major upcoming game releases in collaboration with other we...

THQ Nordic acquires Metro, Dead Island and Saints Row publisher Koch Media

THQ Nordic acquires Metro, Dead Island and Saints Row publisher Koch Media

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Industry
1644 days ago

THQ Nordic has acquired publisher Koch Media for 121 million euro, the company confirmed earlier this week. The deal includes Koch Media's Deep Silver development studios. According to a recent press release, the primary reason for the acquisition s...

Bethesda announces QuakeCon 2018 dates, starts August 9th

Bethesda announces QuakeCon 2018 dates, starts August 9th

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Industry
1644 days ago

Bethesda has announced the dates for its annual QuakeCon convention in Dallas, Texas. The event will start on August 9, 2018, and end on August 12, 2018. During the event Bethesda and its parent company ZeniMax Media will showcase their latest produ...

Unity announces Book of the Dead interactive tech demo to show engine's capabilities
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Unity announces Book of the Dead interactive tech demo to show engine's capabilities

News
PC
1674 days ago

The development team behind the game engine Unity has announced a new interactive tech demo titled "Book of the Dead". The demo demonstrates the engine's capabilities. According to the recent announcement, the new tech demo will show Unity's new Scr...

Sony sells roughly 6 million PlayStation 4 consoles during 2017 holiday season

Sony sells roughly 6 million PlayStation 4 consoles during 2017 holiday season

News
PlayStation 4
1683 days ago

Sony has announced it has sold roughly 6 million PlayStation 4 consoles during the 2017 holiday season. The figure shows the console's popularity still drives impressive sales. According to a recent press release, the company has sold 5.9 million un...

Half-Life 2's Father Grigori voice actor passes away at age 89
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Half-Life 2's Father Grigori voice actor passes away at age 89

News
PC
1688 days ago

The voice actor behind the iconic Half-Life 2 character Father Gregori, Jim French, has passed away at the age of 89. French voiced several of the characters that appeared in popular Valve games. French was the voice actor behind several characters ...

Editorial: Happy holidays from our team

Editorial: Happy holidays from our team

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Industry
1699 days ago

We would like to take this brief moment to send out our best wishes for a wonderful holiday season to all our readers, supporters, writers, video game developers and other industry professionals. Thank you for your support and loyalty. As usual, our...

Nintendo sells 10 million Nintendo Switch units in the first nine months

Nintendo sells 10 million Nintendo Switch units in the first nine months

News
Nintendo Switch
1708 days ago

Nintendo has announced that it has sold over 10 million Nintendo Switch units since the release of the console in March 2017. The statement gives an insight in the success of the console. The new figure shows that Nintendo is selling roughly 1 milli...

THQ Nordic acquires Biomutant development studio, intellectual property and trademarks
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THQ Nordic acquires Biomutant development studio, intellectual property and trademarks

News
PC
1733 days ago

THQ Noridc has announced that it has acquired Biomutant development studio Experiment 101. The company has also acquired the Biomutant intellectual property and related trademarks. Biomutant is said to be an open-world post-apocalyptic Kung-Fu fable...

Red Dead Redemption 2 publisher Take-Two Interactive wants microtransactions in all future titles

Red Dead Redemption 2 publisher Take-Two Interactive wants microtransactions in all future titles

News
PC
1740 days ago

Take-Two Interactive CEO Strauss Zelnick has stated that the publisher wants microtransactions in all its future titles, likely including Red Dead Redemption 2. The publisher wants microtransactions in its titles because it saw tremendous growth aft...

EA Games acquires Titanfall developer Respawn Entertainment

EA Games acquires Titanfall developer Respawn Entertainment

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PC
1744 days ago

EA Games has announced that it has acquired Respawn Entertainment. The studio is known for developing the shooter game Titanfall. In a recent press release, EA Games states that it has reached an agreement to acquire the studio.Respawn Entertainment...

Valve introduces Steam Digital Gift Cards, now available worldwide

Valve introduces Steam Digital Gift Cards, now available worldwide

News
PC
1758 days ago

Valve has announced Digital Gift Cards for its distribution platform Steam. With the cards friends can gift each other a certain amount of money to be spent in the Steam Store. The value of the new Digital Cift Cards range between $5 all the way up ...

Project Cars 2 Slightly Mad Studios CEO: "EA Games tried to destroy our company"

Project Cars 2 Slightly Mad Studios CEO: "EA Games tried to destroy our company"

News
PC
1788 days ago

Slightly Mad Studios CEO Ian Bell has stated that EA Games has tried to destroy the studio by canceling racing game Need for Speed: Shift 3 weeks before the studio was supposed to start its development. In a video uploaded by YouTuber SpotTheOzzie B...

New Sea of Thieves developer diary video features footage of prototype playtest
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New Sea of Thieves developer diary video features footage of prototype playtest

News
PC
1848 days ago

Rare has released a new developer diary video for the upcoming pirate adventure game Sea of Thieves. The video features a look at a prototype of the game. Sea of Thieves features extensive multiplayer co-op capabilities. In the game players must wor...

Nintendo sells over 4.7 million Nintendo Switch consoles since its release in March

Nintendo sells over 4.7 million Nintendo Switch consoles since its release in March

News
Nintendo Switch
1850 days ago

Nintendo has sold over 4.7 million Nintendo Switch consoles since its release in March 2017. That can be deduced from the company's fiscal quarter report. Of the 4.7 million units sold, roughly 1.1 million were sold inside Japan and roughly 1.9 mill...

Half-Life 2: Episode 3 would not have been end of Half-Life franchise, says former scriptwriter Marc Laidlaw
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Half-Life 2: Episode 3 would not have been end of Half-Life franchise, says former scriptwriter Marc Laidlaw

News
PC
1858 days ago

Former Half-Life scriptwriter Marc Laidlaw has stated that he never intended Half-Life 2: Episode 3 to be the end of the Half-Life franchise. The episode was supposed to tie up loose ends for future Half-Life games. In a recent interview with websit...

Valve: "Steam now has 67 million monthly users"
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Valve: "Steam now has 67 million monthly users"

News
Industry
1870 days ago

Steam now has over 67 million monthly users. That can be deduced from a Valve presentation that was hosted at Indigo 2017. According to the presentation, the number of daily users is totalling at roughly 33 million and the highest recorded number of...

IO Interactive is now an independent studio, will retain rights to Hitman franchise

IO Interactive is now an independent studio, will retain rights to Hitman franchise

News
PC
1890 days ago

IO Interactive CEO Hakan Abrak has announced that Hitman developer IO Interactive is now an independent video game development studio. The studio was part of Square Enix. In a recent press release, Abrak states that the company is "proud to announce...

Grand Theft Auto V Steam listing flooded with negative reviews following modding tool cease-and-desist
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Grand Theft Auto V Steam listing flooded with negative reviews following modding tool cease-and-desist

News
PC
1892 days ago

The Grand Theft Auto V Steam store page is being flooded with negative reviews as fans of the franchise are learning about actions taken against the development team behind the Grand Theft Auto V modding tool OpenIV. We received word earlier today t...

Grand Theft Auto publisher sends cease-and-desist letter to popular Grand Theft Auto V modding tool OpenIV

Grand Theft Auto publisher sends cease-and-desist letter to popular Grand Theft Auto V modding tool OpenIV

News
PC
1892 days ago

The publisher of the open world action-adventure game franchise Grand Theft Auto, Take-Two Interactive, has sent a cease-and-desist letter to the developers of the popular modding tool OpenIV. The modding tool is used by thousands of modders around ...

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