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.
Epic Games CEO Responds to Latest Allegations
Jakub Mirowski, 23 June 2019, 00:15
In a discussion with Twitter users, Tim Sweeney, head of Epic Games, explained the functioning of Epic Games Store and responded to allegations of using anti-consumer practices.
Biggest in Europe MadMax-style Larp Happens in Poland Next Month
Yossarian, 18 June 2019, 16:14
If you're crazy about all things post-apo, you cannot miss this one. The Oldtown Larp is a festival held on an abandoned airfield in northern Poland, where participants create their own factions, trade, and complete missions, shoot airsoft and drive modified cars.
Xbox Game Pass Beta on PC Launched
Agnes Adamus, 09 June 2019, 23:13
Xbox Game Pass PC beta phase begins. From now, the service is available for purchase through the Microsoft Store. Additionally, the introduction of a special Xbox Pass Ultimate pack has been announced.
Cyberpunk Red - Delay and Announcement of Jumpstart Kit
Christian Pieniazek, 04 June 2019, 23:40
The premiere of the handbook for Cyberpunk Red, the tabletop RPG associated with the long-awaited Cyberpunk 2077, has been delayed. However, R. Talsorian Games has announced a special introduction to the world it has created, entitled the Cyberpunk Red Jumpstart Kit.
Iron Maiden Sues Duke Nukem Devs For Trademark Infringement
Conrad Hazi, 30 May 2019, 14:50
3D Realms Studio was sued by Iron Maiden Holdings for trademark infringement, relating to the creation of the Ion Maiden brand. The lawsuit against the game developers is for two million dollars.
Polish Geralt Voice Actor Hospitalized after Stroke
Christian Pieniazek, 29 May 2019, 15:28
Jacek Rozenek, an actor known to Polish players as the voice of Geralt of Rivia in the Witcher series, suffered a stroke that caused paralysis of the right side of his body and total loss of speech ability. Doctors fight to make sure that his body regains full functionality.
Facebook Will Introduce GlobalCoin Cryptocurrency in 2020
Conrad Hazi, 26 May 2019, 17:34
Facebook is working on its own cryptocurrency called GlobalCoin. According to the BBC, the tests of the new virtual currency are to be launched later this year and next year it is to be introduced to the market.
Alien RPG Available in Pre-Order
Jacob Blazewicz, 23 May 2019, 00:25
Free League Publishing has announced that Alien RPG will soon be available for pre-order. Orders for the tabletop game set in the alien universe will be available from Saturday. Buyers will immediately receive a rulebook that will enable them to play their first cinematic session, which is based on „fast and brutal gameplay”.
The Elder Scrolls Call to Arms - Skyrim Goes From Fridges to Tables
Jacob Blazewicz, 21 May 2019, 00:05
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim conquers new platforms. After PC, console and fridge releases, The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms - the tabletop battle game from Modiphius Entertainment - was announced. The first set will launch at the end of the year.
Bethesda Removes TES Pen&Paper RPG After Plagiarism Accusations
Agnes Adamus, 09 May 2019, 11:12
To celebrate the promotion of the upcoming Eslweyr expansion to The Elder Scrolls Online, Bethesda decided to publish a paper story game based on the production. However, it was withdrawn because of an accusation of plagiarism.
CD Projekt RED's Merch Store Opens
Michael Kulakowski, 08 May 2019, 21:49
CD Projekt RED has opened an official shop with merchandise related to The Witcher, Gwent and Cyberpunk 2077. Fans can buy T-shirts, plush toys, figurines, bags and mugs.
Valve Purges Steam of Homages to Christchurch Terrorist
Conrad Hazi, 18 March 2019, 17:04
Kotaku reports that Steam has been purged of over a hundred various material that approved of the Christchurch terrorist. Valve does not comment on the situation, but consequently removes all reported cases of rule abuse.
The Witcher RPG Easy Mode Announced
Konrad Serafinski, 19 February 2019, 00:23
R. Talsorian Games announced that it's working on Easy Mode for The Witcher Tabletop RPG. The booklet, containing simplified rules and starting tips, will be available for free in a few months.
The Best Half-Time Adds of Super Bowl
Milosz Szubert, 05 February 2019, 00:22
The Super Bowl LIII provided another occasion for football fans to watch a large collection of interesting and unique ads. Among the companies that have shown their adds, we will find such brands as Pepsi, Microsoft, Hyundai, or Colgate.
Epic Games Store Introduces Optional User Reviews
Jacek Weichert, 02 February 2019, 19:14
Tim Sweeney, the CEO of Epic Games, announced that in the near future the Epic Games Store will receive a game review system.
YouTube plans to reduce the visibility so-called borderline content
Bart Swiatek, 29 January 2019, 22:48
YouTube informed that it intends to change the website’s system of recommendations – the aim is to limit the visibility of so-called borderline content.
Google fined 57 million euro over breaching GDPR
Bart Swiatek, 22 January 2019, 12:48
The French Data Protection Authority has fined Google for insufficient transparency when handling user's private data.
The largest stolen data dump ever discovered
Frozen, 18 January 2019, 23:38
The file containing data of almost 773 million e-mail addresses was available to the public on a popular hosting service. The information came from attacks on thousands of different websites.
End of dangerous challenges on YouTube
Milosz Szubert, 18 January 2019, 02:31
YouTube declared war on dangerous "pranks" and challenges. People who publish them are in danger of being banned on the popular video provider. This happened under the influence of events connected with the so-called "Bird Box Challenge".
The creator of Metro 2033 series feels sorry for Andrzej Sapkowski
Milosz Szubert, 15 January 2019, 10:43
During our conversation with Dmitry Glukhovsky, the author of the Metro book series, the topic of Andrzej Sapkowski was raised again. The Russian writer revealed that he simply feels sorry for the creator of The Witcher.
Randy Pitchford accused of stealing $12 million and possessing child pornography
Michael Kulakowski, 13 January 2019, 12:03
A former attorney of Gearbox Software studio charges his boss, Randy Pitchford, with the misappropriation of the company's $12 million, as well as possession of pornographic material with minors. This situation looks dramatic.