CD Projekt RED Using DMCA Strikes to Curb Spread of Stolen Game Code

Following a ransomware attack earlier this month, CD Projekt RED appears to have begun issuing DMCA strikes to curb the spread of GWENT‘s source code. The hackers claimed to have stolen the source codes for GWENT, Cyberpunk 2077, The Witcher III: Wild Hunt, and an unreleased version of The Witcher III. However, they only publicly …

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The split-screen chaos of Can’t Drive This hits PS4 and PS5 March 19

Hi, I’m Steve, Creative Director and Producer at Pixel Maniacs. We’re the developers of Can’t Drive This – our answer to the question “Why aren’t there any couch games anymore?”. And we have a big announcement to make: Can’t Drive This is coming to PS4 and PS5 on March 19! We’re also proud to say …

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Exterminate Spiders in Kill It With Fire, Coming to PS4 in March

Casey Donnellan Games and tinyBuild (Hello Neighbor) have announced that they’re bringing their first-person action game Kill It With Fire to the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and mobile devices on March 4th. Kill It With Fire has players hunting and exterminating spiders with a variety of weapons. The game boasts a “realistic” fire simulation …

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Tencent Has Acquired a Minority Stake in Lost Soul Aside Developer, UltiZero Games

Niko Partners’ senior analyst Daniel Ahmad has revealed that Chinese giant Tencent has acquired a 10 percent minority stake in Lost Soul Aside developer, UltiZero Games. Details of the deal have not been made public by either of the companies at the time of this writing, but Ahmad said that Lost Soul Aside‘s development is “progressing …

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Media Molecule Director Says Sony Has a ‘Great’ Record of ‘Not Meddling’ With Studios It Acquires

Sony Interactive Entertainment has said on a number of occasions that it approaches acquisitions and mergers with caution, choosing instead to organically grow its in-house studios rather than going on blind shopping sprees to increase production capacity. When it does acquire studios, Sony is known for nourishing them and allowing them to craft unique, diverse …

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PS5 Scalpers Are Having a Hard Time in India as Gamers Band Together Against Them

Instead of falling prey to scalpers, those in the market for a PlayStation 5 in India are actively working with a major online marketplace to have ads taken down. As reported by IGN India, PS5 scalpers took to popular marketplace OLX to sell the consoles. However, users reported the ads en masse, forcing the website …

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Futuristic Slasher Ghostrunner Celebrates 500,000 Units Sold With Console Demo

One More Level, Slipgate Ironworks, and 505 Games have announced that their cyberpunk slasher Ghostrunner has sold 500,000 units. Accompanying the news was the game’s console demo, which is now available on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. The Ghostrunner demo has just hit consoles! Run it on your #NintendoSwitch, #Xbox One, and …

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id Software Co-Founder Thinks Console Makers Should Cut the Middlemen and Directly Auction Their Products

id Software co-founder, John Carmack, thinks that given global component and hardware shortages, companies should directly auction their products in the interest of transparency, and cut the middlemen (in this case, bots and scalpers). In a series of tweets spotted by Video Games Chronicle, Carmack wrote: Given shortages and speculators on things like 3090 GPUs …

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Blizzard Has Yet to Decide if Overwatch 2 Will Have a Closed or Open Beta, Expect More Dev Updates This Year

Blizzard Entertainment has been largely mum about Overwatch 2 since its official release, but the developer did hedge fans’ expectations by explicitly stating that the game will not release anytime soon and development updates will be scant. However, it looks like that’s set to change starting this year. In an interview with IGN, director Jeff …

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PlayStation Store Has Listed Turok 1 and 2 for Release Next Week

Back in 2016, Night Dive Studios suggested that it was interested in releasing the Turok games for PlayStation platforms. It looks like that’s finally happening on Thursday next week. According to PlayStation Store listings spotted by Gematsu, both Turok: Dinosaur Hunter and Turok 2: Seeds of Evil will release on February 25th. At the time …

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Blizzard Arcade Collection arrives today on PS4 and PS5

In the early 90s, times were simpler. The internet was a baby. Phones were only used for phone calls. “Cutting-edge graphics” meant “256 colors.” And back then, a little company that called itself Silicon & Synapse came together around the simple idea of making the types of games that the people at the company liked …

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Diablo II: Resurrected Bringing a Remastered Diablo II to Consoles and PC This Year

Diablo II is getting resurrected more than 20 years after its original 2000 release. The remastered classic Blizzard title is coming to PC and consoles later this year as Diablo II: Resurrected, a definitive remastering that collects Diablo II with its expansion, Lord of Destruction. Rumors of the remaster have persisted for some time now, …

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Metal Gear Solid Board Game Cancelled By IDW Games, Creator Looking at Other Options

Metal Gear Solid: The Board Game was revealed back in 2018. Initially due to be released in 2019, the game suffered several delays before publisher IDW Games decided to pull the plug on the project at the end of 2020. In a post on BoardGameGeek, creator Emerson Matsuuchi explained he’s looking at other options to …

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US Military Veteran Explains What Tamte’s Getting Wrong With Six Days in Fallujah

We’ve heard a lot of comments about Six Days in Fallujah from creator Peter Tamte, comments that have invited a lot of criticism over the direction the game is taking, but how does this whole ordeal look to a US veteran of the Iraq War? The Gamer’s Cian Maher sat down with John Phipps, a US veteran …

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Share of the Week – Control: Ultimate Edition

Last week, we asked to return to the reality-bending world of Control: Ultimate Edition and share moments fighting back The Hiss using #PSshare #PSBlog. From daring portraits of Director Jesse Faden to eerie shots of The Oldest House, here were this week’s highlights:  Jesse’s weapon shifts for ultimate effect in this share by BarryPaust.  Jesse …

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Free hearts across Japan with the Phantom Thieves in Persona 5 Strikers, out next week on PS4

The Phantom Thieves are back! The Digital Deluxe Edition of Persona 5 Strikers is available now and launches for all players February 23 on PlayStation 4. In this PlayStation Underground episode, we take a look at exclusive Persona 5 Strikers footage on the PlayStation 5. We go through all the highlights that makes this hybrid-action …

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Moving Out: Movers in Paradise DLC launches February 25

Today, we’re proud to present an exclusive inside look at Movers in Paradise, our brand-new DLC for Moving Out that offers 14 new story levels, 10 new arcade levels and four exclusive new characters. Also washing ashore are a number of new features, including: ziplines, vines and everyone’s favourite, the disgruntled goat! Movers in Paradise …

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Final Fantasy XIV Endwalker: Director Naoki Yoshida Q&A

Every two years since 2013’s A Realm Reborn, Final Fantasy XIV has received a new expansion. Each of these huge updates introduced a wealth of new content for Square Enix’s MMORPG, with each release comparable to a full standalone JRPG. All packed in enthralling stories, new regions, missions and impressive boss fights, continually building out …

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Call of Duty League Super Week is Seven Straight Days of Competition in Response to Power Outages in Texas

Sometimes unexpected events force the need to shift schedules. Call of Duty League is no stranger to these turns of events, being forced to completely change how the 2020 season was handled amid the pandemic. After coming back stronger than ever for the 2021 season, with the opening weekend breaking League viewership records, freezing temperatures …

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Massive Bungie Studio Expansion Prepares for a New IP and Expanding the Destiny Universe into Other Media

Bungie is planning a massive studio expansion that will help the independent, employee-owned developer launch a new IP within the next four years and bring the Destiny Universe to even more mediums outside of games. The expansion comes with a new studio space nearly triple the size of the current studio, as well as a …

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Embracer Group Has 150 Games in Development, More Than 70 are Premium Titles Releasing Next Financial Year

Embracer Group has been on a spending spree over the last few years, acquiring developers left, right, and center to create their own gaming empire. The result is they now own 113 studios, and between them they have 150 games in development according to the company’s latest financial report. Of those projects, more than 70 …

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Incoming Intel: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season Two releases on February 25

Season Two of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone live on February 25 on PlayStation, and with it comes a whole lot of new content. Let’s take a look: Play Video Outbreak: A new Zombies experience Interconnected with the Dark Aether storyline, Outbreak tasks players with objective based play across the largest …

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Bloober Team Stokes Silent Hill Rumors Again, Working on a Horror IP with “Very Famous Gaming Publisher”

Bloober Team has teased a new project they’ve been working on at the same time as their recently released game The Medium. In an interview with GamesIndustry.biz, Bloober’s CEO Piotr Babieno said they’d been working on “another gaming project, another horror IP” for over a year, and it’s a collaboration with a “very famous gaming publisher.” …

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Revisiting NieR Replicant’s ethereal soundtrack 11 years on

When NieR Replicant launched in 2010, one of the most memorable facets of the PS3 action RPG was its soundtrack, masterfully created by Keiichi Okabe. Since then, the 51 year old Japanese composer has revisited that haunting sci-fi world on multiple occasions. Outside working on arrangement albums and live concerts, he returned for acclaimed series’ …

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Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse comes to life on PlayStation March 16

The year was 2005. The game was Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse. The console? Not the PlayStation 2… whoops. 15 years later, Aspry would like to make things right the best way we know how: reanimating that classic on PlayStation 4 and 5. Better late than never, right? For the authentic 2005 …

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Square Enix Envisions Five More Years of Content for Final Fantasy XIV, Aiming for 30 Million Registered Players

Final Fantasy XIV will be getting at least another five years of content if the game’s audience continues to grow in the way it’s doing right now. According to the Washington Post, with 20 million registered players and that number growing all the time, developer and publisher Square Enix won’t rest on their laurels until …

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Hands-On With Knockout City, the Multiplayer Dodgeball Game From the Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit Developers

For their debut title, Velan Studios partnered with Nintendo to bring Mario Kart into your home with Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit. Their next game is a completely original vision, being published under the EA Originals banner. Knockout City takes dodgeball and makes it a little bit more extreme, while cultivating unique gameplay ideas that …

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Starbreeze Manages to Reduce Its Losses, but Still Needs a Publisher for Payday 3 to Survive

Starbreeze is the latest company to reveal its financial results for 2020, and while the news isn’t exactly positive, it’s not completely doom and gloom either. The company has managed to reduce its losses when compared to 2019 despite declining sales. However, if the company doesn’t manage to find a publisher for Payday 3 soon, …

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Overcooked! All You Can Eat Arriving Next Month on PS4, Cross-Platform Multiplayer Coming Soon

Overcooked! All You Can Eat was initially released on PS5 and Xbox Series X/S. Containing the Overcooked! and Overcooked! 2 base games as well as all DLC and updates, it was the definitive package for players on the latest generation of consoles who’d never tried the popular co-op games before. Now the collection is also …

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