Apple Helps Little Studios Due to War With Epic Games
Szarmancki, 19 November 2020, 18:20
There seems to have been an interesting development in the dispute between Apple and Epic Games. The American technology colossus has cut tax in its app store in half, but only for some developers. Interestingly, Epic Games does not meet the conditions.
Possible Terrorist Attack on Ubisoft Montreal HQ [Updated]
Michael Kulakowski, 13 November 2020, 22:18
The Canadian branch of Ubisoft in Montreal was attacked by unknown perpetrators. Some of the employees barricaded themselves in the office rooms and on the roof of the building. The police have surrounded the area.
Blizzard Veterans Try Their Hand at Tabletop Games
Adrian Werner, 28 October 2020, 13:19
Chris Metzen, along with two other veterans of Blizzard Entertainment, founded Warchief, a company that will develop tabletop games.
Clay Arthur From Red Dead Redemption 2 Goes Viral
Adrian Werner, 16 October 2020, 12:11
A video showing the process of creating a clay sculpture of the main protagonist of Red Dead Redemption 2 went viral on the Internet. The video has been viewed over 20 million times on YouTube.
Reebok Works on Shoes for Assassin's Creed Valhalla Fans
Adrian Werner, 09 October 2020, 17:02
Ubisoft has announced a series of Reebok shoes that will be inspired by Assassin's Creed: Valhalla.
Epic vs. Apple May be Judged by Jury [Updated]
Bart Swiatek, 30 September 2020, 13:17
The lawsuit brought by Epic Games against Apple may not be resolved by a judge but a jury. Normally jurors do not participate in similar trials, but according to Judge Yvonne Gonzales Rogers, the opinion of ordinary people may be very important in this case.
Take-Two's CEO: „We Didn't Waste Money on VR.”
Milosz Szubert, 17 September 2020, 17:41
During an interview for Protocol, Strauss Zelnick, CEO of Take-Two, spoke quite skeptically about VR. He said he was happy that he hadn't shared the huge enthusiasm for the platform for years and „didn't waste any money on it”. He is also not convinced about gaming in the cloud.
Razer Reveals Gaming Chewing Gum for Increased Concentration
Jacob Blazewicz, 09 September 2020, 22:10
Razer presented its latest product: Respawn chewing gum. It is supposed to help maintain concentration and mental fitness during the game.
AMD Started Selling Bikes
Adrian Werner, 07 September 2020, 15:06
AMD is no longer satisfied with selling GPUs and CPUs. The company has started selling bicycles.
Keanu Reeves Conquers Kickstarter
washi, 03 September 2020, 20:40
Keanu Reeves is a popular actor, but also a man of many talents - now he is working on his own comic book, but needs money to publish it. He organized a collection, which very quickly reached incredible popularity, and the fans exceeded the target set by the creators within a single hour.
US Secret Service Bought Information About Smartphone Users
Michael Kulakowski, 18 August 2020, 19:46
Vice reports that the U.S. Secret Service has circumvented laws requiring it to obtain a court order to track citizens. It was doing so by buying geolocation data from mobile app manufacturers using proxies. The practice was used for many years.
Here's a Parody of GTA and Yakuza Recorded on Streets of Tokyo
Michael Kulakowski, 07 August 2020, 22:39
An interesting live-action parody of popular TPP action games, recorded on the streets of Tokyo was released on the web. Its creators were inspired by such games as Grand Theft Auto, Yakuza and Metal Gear Solid.
Youtuber Tricked YouTube to Win a Prestigious Award
Bart Swiatek, 27 July 2020, 13:09
Youtuber Jack „JackSucksatLife” Welsh used the exploit to win the so-called Diamond Play button - an award that is given to content creators with more than 10 million subscribers. The platform was notified of the vulnerability that allowed the fraud.
Keanu Reeves Makes a Highlander-like Comic Book Series
Czarus, 19 July 2020, 21:56
It turns out Keanu Reeves is a man of many talents and interests. After appearing in Cyberpunk 2077, the actor decided to make some comic books. His work is called BRZRKR and tells the story of an immortal warrior.
Mysterious Disappearance of Dr. Disrespect Remains Unexplained [Updated]
Darius Matusiak, 16 July 2020, 22:10
It's been two weeks since Dr. Disrespect's mysterious ban on Twitch and we still don't know what's going on. The popular streamer is also silent on his other social media, which gives rise to much speculation.
LEGO Pays Tribute to NES
Paul Wozniak, 14 July 2020, 21:44
LEGO has decided to release a new set of bricks that will enable us to build a NES console model with a hand-scrolled screen TV. The whole set will consist of 2646 elements and cost $229.
Sony Launches Bug Bounty Initiative on PS4 and PSN
DS, 25 June 2020, 14:49
Sony Interactive Entertainment has just launched the Bug Bounty initiative, thanks to which users will be able to report various errors related to PS4 and PSN. Significant rewards are awaiting the best bug hunters.
George R. R. Martin on Progress on The Winds of Winter
Milosz Szubert, 25 June 2020, 11:59
In the latest entry on his official blog, George R.R. Martin shared the progress on The Winds of Winter, another part of the A Song of Ice and Fire saga. The writer hopes that the novel will be completed next year.
Cyberpunk 2077 Trauma Team Graphic Novel Coming in September
Agnes Adamus, 22 June 2020, 16:24
In September we will receive a comic book set in the world of Cyberpunk 2077. Dark Horse Publishing House has launched another cooperation with CD Projekt. Its result is a story titled Trauma Team.
People Blame Bill Gates and 5G for COVID-19, at Least in Australia
Christian Pieniazek, 19 May 2020, 18:58
The COVID-19 pandemic is an excellent breeding ground for disinformation and authors of cheap conspiracy theories. Unfortunately, more and more people believe in the content they create, in which they put guilt on Bill Gates and the 5G technology in particular.
San Diego Comic-Con 2020 Canceled
Adrian Werner, 18 April 2020, 22:29
San Diego Comic-Con 2020 became another event to be canceled due to the coronavirus situation. The convention thus joined such events as E3, GDC or QuakeCon.
Edward Snowden Warns - Threat of Surveillance is More Permanent That the Virus
Jacob Blazewicz, 26 March 2020, 17:40
Edward Snowden, the protagonist of the affair with the disclosure of secret documents of the American NSA, expressed his concern about the government's moves in connection with the coronavirus epidemic. A former CIA employee believes that politicians may have a problem with giving up, among other things, surveillance of citizens with the help of artificial intelligence after dealing with the current crisis.
Release Date of The World of Cyberpunk 2077
Adrian Werner, 19 March 2020, 13:33
Dark Horse revealed the release date of The World of Cyberpunk 2077 album. The lore of CP2077 will be revealed in June, this year.
Apple Gets Landed With a Billion Euro Fine
Peter Doron, 17 March 2020, 13:14
Apple has been fined $1.1 billion. The French Competition Authority has reported abuses in the distribution and sale of the Californian company's products.
Here's Cyberpunk 2077 Backpack for $110
Paul Wozniak, 14 March 2020, 17:55
CD Projekt RED has announced the start of sales of the Cyberpunk 2077 backpack. The product was designed by Doughnut and is characterized by its waterproof character and large in size.
Nintendo Announces LEGO Super Mario
Michael Kulakowski, 10 March 2020, 22:25
A short trailer and announcement of LEGO Super Mario appeared on Nintendos official Twitter profile. For the time being, we don't know whether it will be a series of physical lego sets under the license of the legendary platform game or a bigger collaboration between companies, which may result in new games on Nintendo Switch.
Coronavirus vs. Video Games
Kristian Smoszna, 02 March 2020, 20:00
The effects of the expansion of the coronavirus are hitting the market harder and harder, which we could see first-hand, when local authorities in Katowice banned audience from attending the most important e-sport event of the year in Poland, the Intel Extreme Masters.
Star Wars The High Republic Revealed - Star Wars Gets a New Saga
Adrian Werner, 25 February 2020, 14:01
Disney has revealed the Star Wars: The High Republic project. It will be a set of novels and comics, the action of which will take place about 200 years before the events from Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace.
Cyberpunk 2077 - New Figures Revealed
Adrian Werner, 21 February 2020, 11:20
Dark Horse has announced that it is planning to release two Cyberpunk 2077 licensed figures, one presenting standard male version of the main character and the second focusing on Johnny Silverhand, the character played by Keanu Reeves.
Here are Some Epic Figures From Horizon Zero Dawn and Doom Eternal
Milosz Szubert, 11 February 2020, 12:02
During the Winter Wonder Festival 2020, Prime 1 Studio presented magnificent figures, which will soon be available in sale. They present such characters as Aloy from Horizon: Zero Dawn, Doom Slayer from Doom Eternal or Goku and Vegeta from Dragon Ball.
Dear Blizzard, It's Time to Take a Step Back
Kristian Smoszna, 11 February 2020, 10:25
The dry spell of the beginning of 2020 in terms of premieres could have been mitigated by the release of Warcraft III: Reforged. Unfortunately, it didn't click.
Baby Yoda is the Most Popular Funko Pop Figure in History
Adrian Werner, 07 February 2020, 17:17
The figurine presenting a character known as Baby Yoda from Star Wars: The Mandalorian has become the most popular product in Funko's history, despite the fact that it will not debut on the market until May.
Atari Hotels With VR and eSports Events to be Built in the USA
Konrad Serafinski, 28 January 2020, 13:33
Atari has signed an agreement with GSD Group, under which a chain of hotels signed under the name of the legendary company will be established in the United States. The facilities will offer VR attractions, some of which will even have special esports halls.
New Figurine of Ezio From Assassin's Creed 2
Bebop, 17 January 2020, 21:23
One of the most important figurines in the world of assassins has lived to see another figure. A likeness of Italian Ezio Auditore in the version referring to the second installment of the Assassin's Creed series can be purchased for 232.99 dollars.
Teenager From England Saved by Gamer 5,000 Miles Away
Bebop, 13 January 2020, 15:32
Aidan from England had a seizure during an online game session, and his parents at home had no idea. Luckily, the boy was saved by a friend from the game. Dia, who lives in the United States, called for help.
The Internet on Global Warming - Server Rooms are as Bad as Airlines
Bart Swiatek, 07 January 2020, 15:20
According to calculations by Swedish researcher Anders Andrae, in 2020, maintaining of all global server rooms will require an amount of energy comparable to that consumed by all Canadians. Worse still, data centres' demand for electricity will double over the next decade.
CD Projekt RED Presents Figurine of Ciri and Kitsune
Agnes Adamus, 20 December 2019, 23:24
Today, CD Project RED showed a limited edition of a witcher figurine - Ciri and Kitsune. The hand-painted work inspired by Japanese folklore is priced at 247 euros.
Puma Creates Gaming Shoes
Konrad Serafinski, 19 December 2019, 13:21
Puma presented its first shoes dedicated to professional gamers. Active Gaming Footwear is designed to provide comfort and maximum performance increase when playing.
CD Projekt RED is Worth as Much as 1/3 of NASA's Budget for 2020
Matthias Pawlikowski, 27 November 2019, 13:48
Being a down-to-Earth gaming website for most of the time, we rarely write about such things, but the amount of cash we are talking about here is ASTRONOMICAL. The total worth of CD Projekt RED is currently being estimated at roughly 6,5 billion dollars. That's the equivalent of 1/3 of NASA's budget for 2020.
Activision Blizzard: There is no Place For Politics in Our Games
Julia Dragovic, 20 November 2019, 22:47
Bobby Kotick, president of Activision Blizzard, gave an interview in which he stated that his games should not be a platform for expressing political views, but a place for good fun.
Warhammer The Old World - New Battle Game Announced
Bart Swiatek, 17 November 2019, 22:08
Games Workshop has announced that it plans to develop a new battle game set in the Warhammer universe. The game called The Old World will be a return to the world known from Warhammer: Fantasy Battle and Warhammer: Fantasy Role-Playing Game and destroyed in The End Times event from 2015.
Witcher Coins; Sapkowski's Cooperation With The Mint of Gdansk
Konrad Serafinski, 08 November 2019, 14:31
The Mint of Gdansk, in cooperation with Andrzej Sapkowski, will produce a series of collector coins based on The Witcher. For the time being, the available coins are related thematically to the short story collection Last Wish.
Shorter Work Time is Better for Everyone - Microsoft Japan's Experiment
Bebop, 05 November 2019, 15:03
The Japanese branch of Microsoft conducted an experiment to reduce working time to four days a week. This not only reduced power consumption, but also improved staff satisfaction and productivity.
Sapkowski: I Care Neither About the Fate of My Characters Nor Money
Julia Dragovic, 03 November 2019, 22:19
Here's even more intriguing statements of Andrzej Sapkowski from Lucca Comics & Games. The author referred in interviews to Netflix' TV show, CD Projekt RED, and his approach to money. He also revealed who his favourite fantasy author is (hint: not Andrzej Sapkowski).
PewDiePie Banned in China for Xi Jinping Meme
Julia Dragovic, 22 October 2019, 12:27
The popular youtuber PewDiePie was banned in China for showing in his film the (in)famous meme comparing secretary Xi Jinping to Winnie the Pooh.
Blizzard Removes Mei Figure From its Store
Jakub Mirowski, 14 October 2019, 11:23
Blizzard removed Mei figure from its store. Players suspect that the reason for getting rid of this Overwatch character is the fact that she has become one of the symbols of the ongoing protests in Hong Kong.
Blizzard Prevents Users From Deleting Accounts After Hong Kong Affair?
arRacoon, 10 October 2019, 11:57
Blizzard scores another PR blow right after the Chung „Blitzchung” Ng Wai affair at the Hearthstone Tournament in Hong Kong. According to reports, Blizzard accounts have become much more difficult and often impossible to remove. The studio is suspected of intervening and actively blocking the possibility of saying goodbye to the account.
Layoffs in Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe
Frozen, 10 October 2019, 11:22
Dozens of employees in the European branch of SIE were laid off on the day of the official announcement of PlayStation 5. The decision for the restructuring is explained by the need to unify individual branches of the company.
Community Stands With Blitzchung, Blizzard in Memes and Comments
Julia Dragovic, 09 October 2019, 14:14
After the penalty imposed by Blizzard on Blitzchung for publicly supporting protests in Hong Kong, savage flak of comments and criticisms hits the company from numerous sides. The community is calling for a boycott. The publisher's employees also reacted, and the player himself briefly referred to the penalty.
New Dragon Age Comic Book Continues the Story of DA Inquisition
Adrian Werner, 29 September 2019, 19:01
Dark Horse Publishing House announced a comic book series called Dragon Age: Blue Wraith. Its plot will be set after the events of Dragon Age: Inquisition.