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.
Gamer Gets 15 Months in Prison for Swatting
Barth Faryna, 17 September 2019, 19:56
A teenager wanted revenge on his colleague for losing a bet in Call of Duty: WWII. In retaliation, he sent a SWAT unit to what he though was his current adress. However, things went in an unforeseen direction and everything ended tragically.
Geoff Keighley Reveals Date of The Game Awards 2019
Agnes Adamus, 12 September 2019, 22:24
We learned the date of the fifth edition of The Game Awards. Geoff Keighley, the organizer of the event, announced that it would take place on December 12 at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
Co-designer of Night In The Woods was Laid off on Charges of Violence
Julia Dragovic, 29 August 2019, 20:14
Alec Holowka, co-designer of Night In The Woods, was laid off. This is Infinite Fall's reaction to Zoë Quinn's tweets in which the woman claims that the developer used psychological and physical violence against her. The studio has also cancelled one of its unannounced projects.
Ninja Begins Cooperation With Adidas
Paul Wozniak, 28 August 2019, 12:51
The most popular Fortnite streamer has announced that he is starting cooperation with the sports brand Adidas. We haven't learned the details of this collaboration yet, but soon we can expect the first products from streamer's collection.
Man From Indonesia Proposes with Ryzen 5 3600 and Radeon RX 5700 XT
Julia Dragovic, 23 August 2019, 21:35
Ervan Patama, gamer girls' dream come true and a role model for their partners, has proposed to his girlfriend Tiara, an avid Battlefield fan, with PC parts. Exactly as she wanted it. That's one relationship that's gonna be set in stone (or maybe sillicon?).
YouTube Considers Robot Fights as Animal Abuse?
Barth Faryna, 22 August 2019, 13:53
YouTube has recently removed hundreds of videos depicting robot fights. However, the most interesting thing about this whole matter is the reason for the decision: the videos violated the rules on cruelty to animals.
Producer of Apex Legends Calls Players A**-hats on Reddit
Conrad Hazi, 19 August 2019, 16:12
In the comments under the post with apologies, which were the result of controversy raised by the Iron Crown event in Apex Legends, there was a heated dispute between the creators of the title and the players. Both sides got agitated and Drew McCoy, the game's producer, called the players „a**hats”, „freeloaders” and „di**s”.
Sqare Enix Cancels Tournaments Due to Death Threats Against Employees
Conrad Hazi, 17 August 2019, 22:36
Due to death threats against its employees, the publisher has decided to cancel four Starwing Paradox tournaments, which were to be held in Japan in the near future. This is yet another incident of this type that has recently affected Square Enix.
Ninja Leaves Twitch for Microsoft's Mixer
Adrian Werner, 02 August 2019, 12:17
Ninja, Twitch's biggest star, has been bought by Microsoft and will now be streaming exclusively to Mixer.
GTA Devs Avoid Paying Taxes
Agnes Adamus, 29 July 2019, 23:36
According to a report published by TaxWatch UK, Rockstar North has not paid corporate income tax in the UK for over a decade. Additionally, the devs of GTA V received over 42 million pounds in the form of tax reliefs.
First Games With Cloud Saves on Epic Games Store
Paul Wozniak, 26 July 2019, 15:35
Tim Sweeeney, CEO of Epic Games Store, confirmed on Twitter that Moonlighter and This War of Mine support cloud-based game saving. This option is to be made available shortly for more titles.
Experiment on Reddit - Internet Users Kept Plant Alive for Three Years
Julia Dragovic, 24 July 2019, 17:16
For 3 years, more than 11,000 users of the r/takecareofmyplant subreddit watched over the welfare of a zebra plant belonging to Tyler Wood, the author of the social experiment. Although the number of carers has decreased over time, the project is still ongoing. Cynics will be surprised by the result.
The World of Cyberpunk 2077 Album Announced
Adrian Werner, 16 July 2019, 11:12
Dark Horse announced The World of Cyberpunk 2077, an illustrated album filled with information about the universe of CD Projekt RED's game.
Anti-5G Radiation Underwear is Here
Julia Dragovic, 11 July 2019, 13:14
Wavesafe underwear will protect your gonads from 5G radiation. And the whole civilization while it's at it. You can start dismantling your Faraday cages now.
Pakistani Politician Mistook GTA 5 Video for Reality
Julia Dragovic, 10 July 2019, 23:52
Khurram Nawaz Gandapur, a Pakistani politician, praised on Twitter the skills of a plane pilot... from Grand Theft Auto V.
Ubisoft is Considering Payments in Cryptocurrencies
Paul Wozniak, 27 June 2019, 16:00
According to the French portal Les Echos Ubisoft has been working on the implementation of blockchain technology in its games for some time now.
Consoles 25% more expensive? Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft Against Trump's Sanctions
Julia Dragovic, 27 June 2019, 15:12
Major console manufacturers Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft issued a joint statement opposing Donald Trump's proposal for 25% penalty duties on, among others, consoles manufactured in China. If sanctions are adopted, Switch, Xbox and PlayStation prices in the U.S. will rise by at least 25%.
Former Blizzard Employee on Company Condition and New Projects
Michael Kulakowski, 26 June 2019, 11:53
Anonymous and disappointed former Blizzard employee allegedly published some sensitive information about the terrible state of his employer. He also provided details of various studio projects, including Diablo 4 and Overwatch 2.
Closed Beta of GOG Galaxy 2.0 Launches
Agnes Adamus, 24 June 2019, 23:56
Today, a closed beta of GOG Galaxy 2.0 has launched. The tests cover all the new features of CD Project's digital distribution platform client, above all the creation of a combined list of games from various hardware platforms.