Introversion just kept trying and failing to make a space game

At the beginning of December, the developers of Prison Architect started a “Fail Masterclass”. It’s a monthly video series in which Introversion’s Chris Delay and Mark Morris show a game they tried to make and explain the reasons why that project was cancelled. You can then donate money to the charity War Child in order …

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PS4 Outsells the PS5 in Japan, Both the Standard and Digital Combined, Highlights Struggle to Meet Inventory Demands

Famitsu published the latest two-week sales numbers, encompassing the period between December 21, 2020 to January 3, 2021. During this time, the standard PS4 outsold both the PS5 and PS5 Digital combined. The PlayStation 4 sold 30,482 units during those two weeks (with an additional 112 sales of the PS4 Pro), while the PS5 and PS5 …

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Microsoft Previously Tried To Buy Nintendo, “Imagine An Hour Of Somebody Laughing At You”

Microsoft has made some epic power moves over the past two years when acquiring new studios for a revamped focus going into this new generation. With Bethesda (through ZeniMax) being the latest big name to be taken under the Microsoft wing, it’s become almost a game to see who it will acquire next. That being …

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Dying Light 2 Art Director Leaves Techland After 22 Years

After 22 years with the company, art director and writer Pawel Selinger has announced his departure from Techland Studios.  Selinger first joined the studio at Techland back in 1999 and has been with the company ever since through various projects and position changes. The art director took to his LinkedIn to share the news of …

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Hitman 3 Sandbox VR Trailer Completely Immerses Agent 47 in a Living, Breathing World

Hitman 3 will come with PlayStation VR compatibility for the entire World of Assassination Trilogy when it arrives on PlayStation 4 later this month. Developer IO Interactive has released a new trailer showing more gameplay footage of the VR compatibility in action. Players have had complete freedom to carry out missions as they see fit …

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Should Call of Duty Take a Year Off to Focus on Seasonal Content and Warzone?

Call of Duty has consistently been a yearly release, with a new premium experience launching each year around October or November. However, starting last year, that cycle was upended with the launch of the massively multiplayer free-to-play Call of Duty Warzone in March. Warzone followed the praise of Black Ops 4’s Blackout battle royale mode, …

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Looks Like Nintendo Accidentally Used A Fan-Made Mario Render On Their Website

Nintendo According to Twitter user ujiidow, Nintendo did a big goof: seems like they accidentally used uJiidow’s unofficial render of Mario instead of a real one on the Super Nintendo World website that went live yesterday. At the time of writing, it looks like Nintendo has taken down the image, hopefully to replace it with …

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Microsoft promises Final Fantasy titles missing from Xbox Game Pass are still coming

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 7 January 2021 19:55 GMT Microsoft has reassured Final Fantasy fans that more games in the franchise are coming to Xbox Game Pass. Speaking with TrueAchievements, a Microsoft spokesperson confirmed that missing Final Fantasy titles announced at X019 are still heading to the Xbox Game Pass service. “As we announced at …

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Hitman 3 Trailer Shows Off The Trilogy In Irresistibly Goofy VR

Gif: IO Interactive The Hitman series does a great job walking a fine line between very serious murder heisting and utterly ridiculous physics simulator. This juxtaposition is on perfectly display in the new Hitman 3 trailer showing off the game’s VR mode. For those not content to meddle in the lives of strangers in third-person, …

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THQ Nordic Concentrating on Licensed Games Due to Success of SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom – Rehydrated

Licensed IPs tend to take one of two forms. They’re either free-to-play titles aimed at mobile markets, or they’re big budget AAA games like Marvel’s Spider Man. There are a couple of studios bucking that trend, though. One of them is THQ Nordic, who are aiming at smaller budget AA titles. According to GamesIndustry.biz, they’re …

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I adore people recreating mundane places in AAA level editors

When I first built a blocky version of my house in Quake level editor Worldcraft, I couldn’t have imagined what would be possible two decades years later. With multimillion-pound technology and libraries of professional assets, modern level editors can turn your dreams into stunning worlds. So I’m delighted when people use all that to recreate …

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Microsoft apparently tried to buy Nintendo 20 years ago

News site Bloomberg is reporting today that the team at Microsoft tried to purchase Kyoto-based company Nintendo. The news was revealed by Kevin Bachus who was the former director of third-party relations at Xbox. Microsoft basically wanted to sell them the pitch that their hardware wasn’t up to par and they could remedy that for …

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Netflix services come to an end on Nintendo 3DS and Wii U on 30th June

Nintendo has announced on its official website that support for the popular video streaming app, Netflix, will end on 30th June this year for both the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U platforms. The Netflix application became unavailable to download from 31st December, but for those who already have the app installed will be able to …

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