CD Projekt Apologizes for Anti-Russian Slogans in Cyberpunk 2077
Kamil Kleszyk, 26 September 2023, 11:46
Update 2.0 for Cyberpunk 2077 includes a Ukrainian language version. As it turns out, it included some anti-Russian slogans. CD Projekt apologizes.
President of Nintendo of Russia Fired; eShop Closed to Russians
Jacob Blazewicz, 02 June 2023, 18:22
The controversial president of Nintendo of Russia is no longer an employee of the company. However, the company continues to copperate with him, although this has not prevented the closure of the eShop in Russia.
Nintendo Has a Problem With Russia, but It Doesn't Care
Jacob Blazewicz, 14 April 2023, 16:57
It looks like Nintendo games may return to Russia, only that thanks to a company not officially affiliated with the Japanese (but run by the president of the company's Russian branch).
Russian 'Fans' Threaten to Leak STALKER 2 Content if GSC Doesn't Apologize
Krzysztof Kaluzinski, 13 March 2023, 11:01
Disgruntled fans from Russia are blackmailing the developers of STALKER 2: Heart of Chornobyl. They intend to release tens of gigabytes of game data if GSC Game World does not meet their demands.
Paradox Explains EU4 Patch About Russian Conquests
Jacob Blazewicz, 10 February 2023, 17:19
Among the nations of Europa Universalis IV that will get a revision in patch 1.35 will be Russia on a conquering spree.
Gamepressure Almost Banned in Russia for Weedcraft Game Guide
Julia Dragovic, 20 January 2023, 14:09
Roskomnadzor has repeatedly threatened to block our „web-site” in Russia for posting our guide to Vile Monarch's Weedcraft Inc. The same game also reportedly contributed to the banning of Metacritic in the country.
Releasing Atomic Heart on Anniversary of Russian Invasion of Ukraine is Wrong
Adam Zechenter, 19 January 2023, 17:00
Is the release of a Russian-made game almost exactly on the anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine a good idea? Hardly. Even considering that the date was probably chosen by the Western publisher, it comes across as a bad joke. But there is still a way to get this situation straight.
Atomic Heart Devs Released Vague Statement on War
Hubert Sledziewski, 16 January 2023, 16:38
In response to Internet users' accusations, the developers of Atomic Heart have published a statement outlining their position on the war in Ukraine. However, it is somewhat lacking.
Russia Bans Games With 'LGBT Propaganda'
Jacob Blazewicz, 08 December 2022, 12:28
An amendment to a law that bans the distribution of 'LGBT propaganda' has gone into effect in Russia. Also in video games.
Russia Wants to Ban Games With 'LGBT Propaganda,' Such as Fallout and The Last of Us
Kamil Kleszyk, 13 November 2022, 19:13
There are many indications that Russia has taken aim at another old enemy. This time it's the game market, among others, and specifically games 'promoting LGBT ideology.' The local officials are considering banning such titles in the country.
Russian STALKER Felt Betrayed, Got Revenge With Leaks
Adrian Werner, 06 August 2022, 14:53
The recent leak of materials and files from the console port of S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chornobyl turned out to be a form of revenge by a Russian fan of the series against the Ukrainian studio GSC Game World.
Cyberpunk 2077 is a Bestseller in Russia, Despite Not Being Sold
Przemyslaw Dygas, 25 July 2022, 16:46
Cyberpunk 2077 is a boxed bestseller in Russia, even though you can't officially buy it there. This is due to a specific reason related to the game's distribution.
FIFA 23 Without Russian National Team and Clubs; EA's Arguments Revealed
Krzysiek Kalwasinski, 21 July 2022, 17:34
FIFA 23 will lackthe Russian national soccer team. The same also applies to clubs originating from that country. All as part of EA's solidarity with Ukraine.
Russia Wants to Fund Its Own Alternative to Unreal Engine and Unity
Jacob Blazewicz, 13 July 2022, 21:21
Russia may want to hedge its bets in case Epic Games does not stop at withdrawing its games from the country. This would take the form of a free game engine for Russian developers, which the state would fund.
Metro Author Dmitry Glukhovsky Prosecuted by Russian Government
Michael Zegar, 07 June 2022, 20:33
Russia's Interior Ministry has placed Dmitry Glukhovsky - creator of the Metro universe - on its list of wanted criminals.
Frogwares Announces New Game as a 'Middle Finger' to Russia
Przemyslaw Dygas, 19 May 2022, 22:05
Ukrainian studio Frogwares has announced a new project. The upcoming Palianytsia is supposed to be an adventure game with horror elements and a kind of insult to Russians.
Cyberpunk 2077's First Expansion Most Likely Without Russian Dubbing
Adrian Werner, 04 May 2022, 10:56
Everything seems to indicate that the first expansion for Cyberpunk 2077 will lack Russian dubbing. Such conclusions can be drawn from the statement of the actress who provided V's voice in the basic version of the game.
Intel Leaves Russia, Refuses to Bow to Threats
Arkadiusz Strzala, 06 April 2022, 13:54
Intel made the decision to halt cooperation with Russia. However, the company has not bowed to Russian threats and has joined the global boycott of the invasion of Ukraine.
World of Tanks Devs Leave Russia and Belarus
Michal Ciezadlik, 04 April 2022, 17:02
Wargaming has announced the termination of its operations in Russia and Belarus. Although it was not said explicitly, it is most likely related to the Russian aggression in Ukraine.
War Thunder Still Without Chat; Devs Don't Want Politics in the Game
Jacob Blazewicz, 31 March 2022, 19:09
The chat feature in War Thunder has been disabled for over a month now. The developers from Gaijin Entertainment turned it off so it wouldn't be used to discuss politics (read: the war in Ukraine).
Steam Halts Payments to Developers From Ukraine, Russia and Belarus
Miriam Moszczynska, 31 March 2022, 14:42
Developers from Ukraine draw attention to the unpleasant situation related to payouts on Steam. Both their accounts and those belonging to developers from Russia and Belarus have been blocked.
Russian Devs of Loop Hero Recommend Pirating Their Game Due to Sanctions
Adrian Werner, 30 March 2022, 10:20
Due to sanctions, some players have problems with the purchase of the Russian game Loop Hero. In such cases its developers recommend to use a pirated version.
Mobile Phones Up by 35%, Computers Up by 80%, Prices in Russia Soar
Martin Strzyzewski, 17 March 2022, 14:55
The ongoing war in Ukraine has a number of consequences. One of them is a drastic change in the Russian electronics market, where you can already see very serious problems for consumers.
War in Ukraine - Developers and Gaming Organizations React [UPDATED]
Michal Ciezadlik, 17 March 2022, 14:10
This morning Russian troops attacked Ukrainian territory, starting a war. This shocking situation has caused an avalanche of comments and opinions - also in the gaming community.
ETS 2 Heart of Russia Launch Uncertain; Devs May Cancel DLC
Adam Krolak, 15 March 2022, 15:52
The release of Heart of Russia DLC for Euro Truck Simulator 2 may not happen. The developers are considering a number of options, but they hope that the expansion will eventually appear on sale.
STALKER 2 Devs Change Subtitle, Get Rid of Russian Spelling
Michal Ciezadlik, 14 March 2022, 21:54
In connection with the ongoing Russian aggression against Ukraine, GSC Game World decided to make a symbolic gesture by changing the subtitle of STALKER 2 so that the spelling corresponds to the Ukrainian language.
Exiting Russia Means Loss of a Market Worth Billions of USD for Game Publishers
Jacob Blazewicz, 10 March 2022, 14:56
Game developers and publishers (and more) are pulling their products out of Russia en masse, and in doing so are rejecting a market that generates billions of dollars in revenue.
PlayStation and Other Sony Products Pulled From Sale in Russia
Jacob Blazewicz, 10 March 2022, 10:13
Sony is the latest console giant to limit or suspend sales of its products in Russia amid the war in Ukraine.
STALKER Review Bombed After Being Pulled From Sale in Russia
Michael Zegar, 08 March 2022, 22:06
The STALKER series has become another victim of review bombing on Steam. This is a consequence of GSC's games being pulled from sale in Russia.
Ubisoft Pulls Its Games From Sale in Russia
Miriam Moszczynska, 07 March 2022, 16:30
Ubisoft is joining the ranks of companies that have pulled their games from sale in Russia. It is also helping its employees from Ukraine to flee the war-torn country.
LoL Devs Pledge Support to Ukraine; Will Donate $1M
Hubert Sledziewski, 06 March 2022, 16:15
Riot Games has launched its own charity event for victims of the war in Ukraine. What's more, the company is set to donate $1 million to three humanitarian organizations.
Rockstar, Epic Games, Nvidia and Activision Suspend Sales in Russia
Adrian Werner, 06 March 2022, 14:52
Activision Blizzard, Rockstar Games with Take Two Interactive, Epic Games and Nvidia have announced they will stop selling their products in Russia. The reason, of course, is the country's invasion of Ukraine.
Work on Russian Version of New World Suspended
Adrian Werner, 05 March 2022, 13:40
In response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine, Amazon Games has decided to suspend work on the Russian-language version of New World.
EA Blocks Sales of Games and Services in Russia
Dawid Wanat, 04 March 2022, 20:47
Electronic Arts has decided to stop selling its games in Russia and Belarus.
Microsoft Pulls Its Products From Sale in Russia
Jacob Blazewicz, 04 March 2022, 20:10
Microsoft is not stopping at actively supporting Ukraine in the fight against cyber attacks and helping refugees. The company has stopped selling new products and services across Russia.
Ubisoft Evacuates 1000 Employees From Ukraine to Poland and Romania
Hubert Sledziewski, 04 March 2022, 19:58
Ubisoft evacuates workers from Ukraine. More than a thousand people and their families are to be sent to neighboring countries, mainly Poland and Romania.
Gran Turismo 7 Not For Russians; Sony Blocks Product Sales in the Country
Michal Ciezadlik, 04 March 2022, 18:59
Gran Turismo 7 launches today, but not all gamers will be able to enjoy the latest PlayStation exclusive. As it turns out, the game is not available on the Russian PlayStation Store.
Russians Have Trouble Paying on Steam
Milosz Szubert, 04 March 2022, 18:16
It seems that Steam users living in Russia are having huge difficulties when it comes to buying anything on the platform. There are reports of payment methods not working. GOG has also stopped trading with Russians and Belarusians.
Doom 2 Gets New Level From John Romero; Proceeds Go to Victims of War in Ukraine
Hubert Sledziewski, 03 March 2022, 20:27
Video game industry legend John Romero has created a new level for 1994's Doom 2. Players can purchase it for five euros, with all proceeds going to charities helping victims of the war in Ukraine.
CD Projekt RED and Bloober Team Pull Their Games From Sale in Russia
Michael Zegar, 03 March 2022, 19:38
Both CD Projekt RED and Bloober Team have announced that they will temporarily stop selling their games in Russia and Belarus. This order also applies to GOG.com.
EA Removes Russian Teams From FIFA 22 and NHL 22
Agnes Adamus, 02 March 2022, 22:18
EA has announced that the Russian national team and all teams originating from that country will be removed from FIFA 22, FIFA Mobile, FIFA Online and NHL 22.
Ukraine's Deputy Prime Minister Calls on Gaming Giants to Shut Down Services in Russia
Dawid Wanat, 02 March 2022, 21:49
Mykhailo Fedorov asks developers and esports organizations to help and take action against Russia. Among other things, he calls for disabling services and blocking Russian users.
Space Engineers Review Bombed by Chinese and Russians
Adrian Werner, 02 March 2022, 14:49
Space Engineers has become another target of review bombing by the Chinese and Russians users. All because the developers expressed opposition to the invasion of Ukraine.
This War of Mine Review Bombed by Chinese and Russians
Hubert Sledziewski, 25 February 2022, 20:48
A statement on the war in Ukraine released yesterday by 11 bit studios has sparked outrage from Chinese and Russian gamers. In retaliation, they are conducting a review bombing of This War of Mine on Steam.
The Sims 4 My Wedding Stories Coming to Russia After All; World Premiere Delayed
Dawid Wanat, 17 February 2022, 19:19
The new expansion for The Sims 4, My Wedding Stories, will be released in Russia after all. EA changed its mind after the reaction of fans. The price is the fact that the DLC will suffer a small delay.
The Sims 4 DLC Won't Appear in Russia Due to Homophobic Law
Przemyslaw Dygas, 10 February 2022, 12:12
Russians will not play the latest addition for The Sims 4. All because of the local law.
Player Recreated Russian Troops Deployment on Ukraine Border in Strategy Game
Adam Krolak, 19 January 2022, 12:25
One avid gamer has recreated the positions of Russian forces on the border with Ukraine in the strategy game Command: Modern Operations. The project is awe-inspiring in its scope.
Russian Hackers Went Off the Grid; Who Did It?
Przemyslaw Dygas, 14 July 2021, 16:43
The hacking group REvil, which was responsible for attacks using ransomware, has suddenly disappeared from the web. This may have something to do with US pressure on the Russian Federation government.
Apple Yields to Russia, Will Install Government-approved Apps
Witold Ciemierz, 18 March 2021, 12:01
Apple has agreed to pre-install software approved by the Russian government on its hardware. The new rules set by the country's Ministry of Digitization will take effect next month.
Steam Download Almost Grinds to a Halt in Russia Because of Local Authorities
Bart Swiatek, 11 March 2021, 16:01
Due to the decision of the Russian telecommunications agency Roskomnadzor, the operation of some websites and online services has been greatly slowed down. One of the platforms that have suffered is Steam.