Console Made for NFTs; Company Promises Pie in the Sky
Kamil Kleszyk, 05 July 2022, 12:56
Polium One is a console to be based on NFT. This whizz project, based on Web3 technology, will reportedly be released in 2024.
Netherlands and Spain Fed Up With Lootboxes; Regulations Inbound
Michal Ciezadlik, 04 July 2022, 19:38
Lootboxes are attracting the attention of politicians in more European countries. After Belgium, it is the Netherlands that is set to become the next lootbox-free country. The local MPs have already submitted a relevant bill.
Blizzard's Questionable Actions Cast Shadow on Warcraft 3's 20th Anniversary
Adrian Werner, 04 July 2022, 17:52
Warcraft 3's twentieth birthday was somewhat spoiled by Activision Blizzard's threats to the creator of one of its fan projects.
Ubisoft Will Soon Block Option to Play DLCs for Older Games
Adrian Werner, 03 July 2022, 15:39
Ubisoft is preparing the end of support for a number of older games, which will result, for example, in the loss of multiplayer and the option to install and play DLCs. Such a fate will befall, among others, several installments of Assassin's Creed, as well as Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist and Silent Hunter 5.
Dick Pic for God of War Ragnarok Release Date? Cory Barlog Enraged
Adrian Werner, 01 July 2022, 12:54
The lack of release date for God of War Ragnarok has caused some gamers to behave in a highly inappropriate manner.
The Day Before Devs Don't Pay Translators and Moderators; It's a Volunteer Effort [UPDATED]
Przemyslaw Dygas, 29 June 2022, 18:36
It turns out that some of the people working on The Day Before don't get paid for it. This is because Fntastic uses volunteers.
Testers Respond to CDP Allegedly Being Lied to About Cyberpunk 2077's Condition
Kamil Kleszyk, 28 June 2022, 22:48
The rumor about a possible contribution of Quantic Lab to the disastrous conditon of Cyberpunk 2077 has gained started to make waves. This hasn't escaped the attention of the company's executives, who have issued an official statement on the matter.
Cyberpunk 2077 Bugs Remained Because CD Projekt was Lied to
Hubert Sledziewski, 27 June 2022, 11:58
The disaster that was Cyberpunk 2077's launch may have largely been caused by Quantic Lab, which tested CD Projekt RED's game before its release. This is reportedly what emerges from a 72-page report found by industry insiders.
Youtuber Fined $7.7 Million for Wanting to Get Back at Bungie
Miriam Moszczynska, 24 June 2022, 13:05
Destiny 2 content cretor wanted to take revenge on Bungie for ordering him to remove the materials. However, he chose an illegal route by impersonating CSC Global.
Diablo Immortal Streamers are Hypocrites and Part of the Problem, Players Claim
Miriam Moszczynska, 22 June 2022, 14:24
Diablo Immortal sparks controversy again. This time the community criticizes the behavior of streamers and youtubers.
He Stole $2 Million Worth of CSGO Skins
Kamil Kleszyk, 22 June 2022, 13:08
A hacker stole over $2 million in skins and items frin CS:GO. They were part of what was likely the most expensive inventory in the game's history.
Ready or Not Sparks Controversy Again; Disappears From Steam [UPDATE #2]
Kamil Kleszyk, 19 June 2022, 15:56
Tactical shooter Ready or Not has been temporarily removed from Steam, a week after it added a level depicting a mass shooting in a nightclub.
You Won't Get Far in Diablo Immortal Without Money
Przemyslaw Dygas, 15 June 2022, 11:02
One Diablo Immortal player discovered many limitations hidden in the game. Without spending money, even grind will not be enough.
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.
In Spite of Devs' Pleas, War Thunder Fans Keep Leaking Info, This Time About Chinese Projectile
Jacob Blazewicz, 02 June 2022, 15:59
Requests from the Gaijin Entertainment studio were in vain. Secret tank data has appeared on the War Thunder game forums. Again.
Activision's Rebellious Shareholder Stirs Up Trouble Again; Attacks Kotick
Kamil Kleszyk, 29 May 2022, 21:58
The SOC Investment group has released a letter urging Activision Blizzard shareholders to vote against the re-election of several of the company's board members, including CEO Bobby Kotick.
Activision Blizzard Said to have Threatened Employees
Przemyslaw Dygas, 25 May 2022, 13:06
Activision Blizzard is dealing with more accusations. Employees allegedly heard threats from the company.
Fake Reviews, Influencers and Toxic Marketing Examined
Kamil Kleszyk, 24 May 2022, 13:03
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission plans to tighten regulations on posting fake positive reviews online to sell products or services, including video games.
Activision Blizzard Claims Company's Reputation has been Unjustly Tarnished
Patryk Michas, 12 May 2022, 13:53
Activision Blizzard claims it was wrongly accused. The company has petitioned the court to dismiss the sexual harassment allegations, challenging the commission's authority.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion - That's Quantic Dream's New Direction
Sonia Selerska, 28 April 2022, 14:37
In 2018, the studio's management was sued for failing to uphold the rights of its employees. Today, it brags about its advocacy for women and those in the LGBTQIA+ community.
Sony's Discrimination Lawsuit Dismissed, but Case it Not Over Yet
Hubert Sledziewski, 22 April 2022, 20:29
A gender discrimination lawsuit filed against Sony has been dismissed by the federal court. The former female employee who brought the suit against the company was given time to refile her allegations.
Tencent Will Block Chinese Players From Accessing GTA and Many Other Foreign Games
Milosz Szubert, 15 April 2022, 15:28
Tencent has decided to fix a vulnerability in its internet acceleration application that enabled Chinese people to play games not approved by the government in their country. Thus, people who used it lost the chance to play GTA and Animal Crossing.
Protesting Activision Blizzard Employees Excluded From Raises
Przemyslaw Dygas, 08 April 2022, 13:45
About 1,100 temporary workers have been given raises and the opportunity to work full-time at Activision. However, this does not include those who had previously joined the protests.
F1 Delta Time Shut Down; Players Who Invested in NFTs Left With Nothing
Sonia Selerska, 06 April 2022, 15:53
The closure of the game has sparked a discussion on the internet, about combining gaming and virtual tokens.
State of Decay Devs Face Accusations of Mobbing and Sexism
Patrick Kubiak, 02 April 2022, 16:58
State of Decay 3 is still in pre-production. The reason is due to internal problems at Undead Labs, which is rumored to be a toxic place to work.
Abandoned Devs Deny Rumors of Game's Cancellation
Milosz Szubert, 01 April 2022, 13:38
Blue Box Game Studio has addressed the recent commotion related to the removal of a large number of posts related to their upcoming game - Abandoned - from Twitter. According to their assurances, work on the title is progressing.
Activision Blizzard Will Pay $18 Million to Discriminated Employees
Michael Zegar, 31 March 2022, 20:48
Activision Blizzard has finalized the settlement with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The company will pay the affected employees $18 million.
Vanishing Tweets and Cheated Composer; Abandoned Faces New Controversy
Przemyslaw Dygas, 31 March 2022, 19:22
The developers of Abandoned have removed many previously published posts from Twitter. Moreover, the creator of the soundtrack of the game shared an unflattering opinion about the studio.
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).
Review Bombing on Steam; Storybook Brawl Takes Flak for NFT
Milosz Szubert, 31 March 2022, 15:43
Storybook Brawl has been review bombed on Steam. All because the developers of this title were bought by a cryptocurrency company.
Activision Blizzard Sued Again; Harassment and Psychological Violence
Przemyslaw Dygas, 28 March 2022, 12:18
Activision Blizzard has been hit with another lawsuit. Once again, it is related to employee mistreatment.
Anti-mask Message in Domina Patch Notes Enrages Players on Steam
Adrian Werner, 14 March 2022, 12:58
The patch notes of the latest update for Domina included controversial anti-mask content. As a result, the game's profile on Steam was flooded with negative reviews.
Lootboxes in FUT are Not Gambling in the Netherlands; EA's Appeal Succeeds
Jacob Blazewicz, 09 March 2022, 22:22
The Kingdom of the Netherlands has withdrawn its recognition of FIFA Ultimate Team packs as gambling. Electronic Arts has thus avoided having to pay a €10 million fine.
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.
NBA 2K is Scamming Kids? $5 Million Lawsuit Filed
Sonia Selerska, 08 March 2022, 15:39
NBA 2K series publisher Take-Two Interactive is set to face legal action for its practices regarding virtual currency and loot boxes.
Activision Blizzard Struggles to Hire and Retain Staff
Krzysztof Kaluzinski, 05 March 2022, 19:52
In its latest annual report, Activision Blizzard admitted that numerous lawsuits and controversial situations are translating into staffing issues.
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.
Rise of Mordor Mod Removed From Mod DB at Request of Warner Bros
Jacob Blazewicz, 12 February 2022, 15:27
Warner Bros. has recalled it owns the rights to the Lord of the Rings movie universe. As a result, a mod developed for years, called Rise of Mordor for Total War: Atilla, disappeared from Mod DB.
Low Wages, Overtime and Problems - Team17 as Seen by Employees
Jacob Blazewicz, 11 February 2022, 15:18
Team17 is in trouble even after NFTs got removed from the Worms series. Employees of the British developer are said to complain of low pay, problems with their bosses and harassment.
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.
'Remove Polish From Dying Light 2'; Italian Players Protest
Hubert Sledziewski, 07 February 2022, 14:41
Dying Light 2 collects very positive reviews from players on Steam and fairly average from Metacritic users. A large part of the credit for this goes to the Italians, who are review bombing the game for lack of native dubbing.
Star Citizen Abandons Roadmap, Offers Coffee Shop Instead
Jacob Blazewicz, 03 February 2022, 12:21
Cloud Imperium Games is fed up with the „noise” of players in connection with delays in the development of Star Citizen. Therefore, the developers are abandoning the long-term roadmap. Fortunately, we can expect the addition of a coffee vendor.
1,300 Videos Removed From YouTube; Nintendo Blocks Content
Hubert Sledziewski, 31 January 2022, 11:58
Nintendo has blocked more than 1,300 videos with music from its games that were shared by a YouTube user nicknamed GilvaSunner. The author claims that he did not make any money from the content.
Blockverse - Minecraft's NFT Project Turned Out to be Scam
Adrian Werner, 30 January 2022, 13:32
Blockverse, Minecraft's NFT-powered PvP server turned out to be a huge scam. The creators first sold tokens for $1.2 million and then vanished along with the money.
CD Projekt Reaches Settlement With Disappointed Cyberpunk 2077 Investors
Jacob Blazewicz, 28 January 2022, 14:24
The case of investors who lost out on the release of Cyberpunk 2077 has come to an end. CD Projekt has signed a settlement that includes a statement of "no admission of any fault on the part of the Company or the other defendants”.
Activision Blizzard Won't Recognize the Union of CoD Warzone Devs
Jacob Blazewicz, 27 January 2022, 11:06
Raven Software didn't get Activision Blizzard's approval to form a union, but the recently striking employees are planning to take matters into their own hands.
Cartels Recruit Smugglers in GTA Online and Other Games
Jacob Blazewicz, 24 January 2022, 19:44
The popularity of games like Grand Theft Auto Online and Call of Duty is attracting more than just cheaters. Players in these titles have apparently found themselves targeted by cartels looking for „couriers”.
Strike at Raven Software is Over
Jacob Blazewicz, 24 January 2022, 17:56
After nearly two months and the announcement of unionization, a strike by Raven Software studio employees, started in response to recent layoffs, has ended.
Riot Sues Teamfight Tactics Copycats
Sonia Selerska, 24 January 2022, 14:03
Riot Games has sued a Vietnamese developer, accusing it of copying Teamfight Tactics. The similarities are indeed apparent.
Kotick Reportedly Ignoring Activision's Problems, Employees Irritated
Adrian Werner, 24 January 2022, 11:53
The video conference for Activision Blizzard employees did not go as planned. Contrary to promises, CEO Bobby Kotick did not address questions from subordinates, and the entire event was actually ended sooner than scheduled.