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Opinion: The Pokémon Company Doesn’t Need Defending From Palworld

Matt Buckley, 09 February 2024, 09:04

Palworld’s recent popularity has grown to a point where it could actually rival the long-reigning monarch of the creature-collecting genre, Pokémon. Is this a good thing?

Palworld May Be Coming to PS5. Meantime, Devs Face Threats

Jacob Blazewicz, 24 January 2024, 00:40

Recent posts on the web seem to indicate that Palworld may also be coming to PlayStation in some time. But for now, the developers have another problem: numerous threats against the studio.

New Game Plus only in Deluxe and Ultimate Editions. SEGA Taking Flak Again

Martin Bukowski, 19 January 2024, 08:12

Sega offers the New Game Plus mode only in the more expensive editions of Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth. Once again, this has been met with dissatisfaction from players.

Capcom Takes Flak. Gamers Grumbling About New Steam Security Feature

Jacob Blazewicz, 17 January 2024, 06:39

Gamers have emphatically let Capcom know what they think about adding the Enigma Protection to the publisher's older games.

Rumors From Adam Hoffman Called CD Projekt to Board for Alleged Ignorance of Mobbing

Sonia Selerska, 12 January 2024, 01:15

A former politician boasted of successfully covering up bullying at a Polish game studio during lectures he gave.

Former Activision Blizzard Executive Accuses Company of Discriminating Against 'Old White Men'

Kamil Kleszyk, 07 January 2024, 15:37

Activision Blizzard is facing another lawsuit. This time the plaintiff is one of its former executives, who suggests that Bobby Kotick may have contributed to a wave of discrimination at the company.

Owner of Dave the Diver and The Finals Fined $9 Million

Zuzanna Domeradzka, 04 January 2024, 13:28

Nexon must pay nearly $9 million for unfair changes it made to MapleStory. This is yet another fine imposed on the company by the Korean commission.

Battle for The Sinking City Won by Developers; New Version of the Game Inbound

Adam Adamczyk, 03 January 2024, 04:24

Frogwares has now exclusive rights to The Sinking City. The developers have announced the release of a new version of the game and a DLC.

Insomniac Games Issued Statement About Data Theft: 'We are Both Saddened and Angered'

Jacob Blazewicz, 22 December 2023, 17:51

After the hacking attack on Insomniac Games, there the moods are sour at the studio, but the team thanked for the words of support from fans and intends to take a cue from Wolverine.

Hacker Responsible for Huge GTA 6 Leak Sentenced to Secure Hospital

Zuzanna Domeradzka, 22 December 2023, 03:51

The trial of the hacker responsible for the massive GTA 6 data leak from 2022 has come to an end. The teenager was sentenced to stay in a secure hospital until further notice.

'Media Showing Insomniac Games' Stolen Materials Should be Ashamed;' Data Theft Sparks Discussion

Maciej Gaffke, 20 December 2023, 07:15

The high-profile leak of Insomniac Games data and the emerging news about it in the media have sparked a discussion online. It involves developers, journalists and online whistleblowers, most of whom speak out against the „distribution” of the stolen materials by various website.

The Finals Christmas Event Overshadowed by Watch, Call the Clock is Controversial

Agnes Adamus, 20 December 2023, 06:56

Christmas Event in The Finals has started. However, players' attention is focused on watches, more precisely on one - the controversial Call the Clock skin.

Ban on PS5 Game Resale is Nothing New; Controversial Provision Explained

Jacob Blazewicz, 18 December 2023, 15:23

The alleged ban on reselling and sharing PlayStation games has outraged Internet users, even though the provision is neither new nor of any significance to gamers.

The Day Before Devs Guarantee Full Refunds on Steam; New Facts on Studio [Update]

Kamil Kleszyk, 14 December 2023, 00:49

Fntastic and publisher Myton have announced that they are working with Steam to allow for refunds to players who purchased The Day Before.

Previous Game by The Day Before Devs 'Changed' Makers; Players Call Another Scam

Maciej Gaffke, 12 December 2023, 06:37

After the resounding failure of The Day Before, studio Fntastic changed the name on one of its previous games available on Steam. This did not escape the attention of gamers, who pointed out to the developers may be planning another scam.

The Day Before Devs Close Up Shop Because the Game Flopped Hard

Jacob Blazewicz, 11 December 2023, 14:53

Fntastic has declared bankruptcy, claiming it doesn't have the funds to continue operations because The Day Before is a flop.

Almost 3 Years Ago Investors Sued CDP Over Cyberpunk 2077; Settlement Reaches

Zuzanna Domeradzka, 28 November 2023, 14:00

After three years, a settlement has been reached on a class action lawsuit filed by US companies against CD Projekt. The dispute concerned the abysmal technical condition of Cyberpunk 2077 on eighth-generation consoles.

Ads Poping Up in Assassin's Creed are a 'Technical Issue,' Ubisoft says

Kamil Kleszyk, 24 November 2023, 07:32

Following criticism leveled at Ubisoft for ads appearing during gameplay in Assassin's Creed: Odyssey, the company is defending itself, claiming that a „technical issue” was to blame.

Thieves Who Stole Footage From Shooter Operation: Harsh Doorstop Exposed

Sonia Selerska, 24 November 2023, 07:03

Assets stolen from a competing game have been found in a new Italian shooter. The thieves refused to remove them and are continuing to sell the shady title off Steam.

Sony Faces Lawsuit Over PlayStation Store Prices; 6.3 Billion Pounds at Stake

Kamil Kleszyk, 22 November 2023, 04:25

A London court has agreed to continue a class action case against Sony. A loss could cost the Japanese giant an astronomical amount 6.3 billion pounds.

Black Myth: Wukong Devs Accused of Sexism and Toxic Work Culture

Kamil Kleszyk, 21 November 2023, 05:36

A comprehensive report points to toxic and sexist behavior among members of Game Science, the studio working on Black Myth: Wukong.

Burning Lands Devs on Strike and Warn About a Possible Scam

Hubert Sledziewski, 13 November 2023, 06:09

Tactical shooter Burning Lands may turn out to be a big scam. Its developers have not been paid for several years, and have now organized a strike. In turn, players have begun withdrawing the money they invested in the project on Kickstarter.

Unity is Preparing for Worse Times; Big Savings and Layoffs Planned

Kamil Kleszyk, 10 November 2023, 07:57

It is possible that Unity will soon announce numerous layoffs as part of large-scale cost-saving measures. The company is bracing for worse times despite good financial results.

Activision Forces Players to Download CoD: MW3 Without Purchase if They Want to Continue Playing MW2

Jacob Blazewicz, 10 November 2023, 07:35

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 has offended even fans uninterested in buying the game. All because of Activision's cursory decision aimed at MW2 players.

Family Sues Big Publishers; Accuses Them of Supporting Game Addiction

Maciej Gaffke, 09 November 2023, 05:48

A lawsuit has been filed in court in which an Arkansas family alleges that major gaming publishers intentionally addicted their child to video games. The defendants include Electronic Arts, Blizzard Entertainment and Microsoft, among others.

Total War: Warhammer 3 Devs Are Done With Unconstructive Criticism; Apologized for Recent Statement

Michal Harat, 30 October 2023, 05:41

Creative Assembly, the studio responsible for the Total War series, has issued an unfortunate statement regarding the moderation of the Steam forum of their recent Warhammer game. This is in response to comments from players who, according to the developers, are „sowing confusion.”.

Toxicity in Video Games is on the Rise; Devs Have No Illusions

Jacob Blazewicz, 19 October 2023, 03:04

Players and developers are increasingly encountering cases of toxic behavior in video games, but combating it is not a priority for all developers.

Arma 3 Once Again Used for Disinformation; This Time on Israel's War With Palestine

Agnes Adamus, 15 October 2023, 06:42

Arma 3 has again been used to spread false information. This time, videos from the game were used to „show” Israel's conflict with Palestine.

SEGA's Super Game was a Costly Mistake and Total War Devs are Paying For It

Jacob Blazewicz, 12 October 2023, 04:42

SEGA wanted a „super game,” and was left with a costly bill, which apparently went to Creative Assembly.

Enraged Gamers, Taunted Developers; Unity's CEO Steps Down

Marcin Przala, 10 October 2023, 14:10

John Riccitiello is no longer the CEO of Unity. The controversial businessman resigned less than a month after the company announced shocking fee changes that reverberated through the video game industry.

Video Game Character Faces Enhanced to Photorealism; Hot or Not?

Kamil Kleszyk, 06 October 2023, 14:45

Popular youtubers have shared a video in which they brag about the effects of implementing photorealistic faces for characters in video games. The effects of their actions are at times grotesque.

Former Ubisoft Big Shots Arrested; Harassment and Mobbing Reported

Marcin Przala, 04 October 2023, 19:37

Five people who once held senior positions at Ubisoft have been arrested in connection with a case of bullying and harassment allegedly occurring at the French company through 2020.

Fired Employees Sue BioWare for 'Unjustified Mistreatment'

Kamil Kleszyk, 04 October 2023, 14:29

After BioWare said goodbye to some of its employees in August, a lawsuit was filed by several of them.

Owners Cyberpunk 2077 Xbox One X Limited Edition Still Waiting for Phantom Liberty Refunds [Update]

Kamil Kleszyk, 28 September 2023, 12:21

People who bought an Xbox One X console several years ago with the Cyberpunk 2077 Limited Edition still haven't received a refund for the first paid DLC they were promised at the time, yet they can't play it.

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.

Video Games Should Cost $100, Capcom CEO Says

Maciej Gaffke, 26 September 2023, 11:39

You may soon have to pay a lot more for a copy of a video game. Such a solution is strongly advocated by Capcom's CEO.

Developers Pleased With Unity's Concessions, but Lost Trust Will be Hard to Rebuild

Adrian Werner, 25 September 2023, 15:15

Unity's retreat from most of the controversial changes to the engine's terms of use has been welcomed by game developers. However, many of them stress that they have lost trust in the company.

Unity Wrote Open Apology Letter Announcing New Less Strict Conditions

Maciej Gaffke, 24 September 2023, 16:27

A representative of Unity spoke on the new fees for its engine and introduced the relaxed rules under which the technology is to be made available to game developers.

37 Million People Eligible for Refund From Epic Games

Jacob Blazewicz, 22 September 2023, 15:07

Fortnite players have a chance to get their money back for wrongful transactions. They can apply for refunds until early next year.

Terraria Devs Support Unity's Competitors: 'All We Ask is That They Remain Good People'

Adam Adamczyk, 20 September 2023, 13:22

Terraria developers spare no cash to support Unity's competitors. The developer has issued an important appeal.

Unity Changes Controversial Price Hike Plan After Gamedev Revolts

Adrian Werner, 19 September 2023, 13:51

Credible reports have appeared online about the modified terms of use of the Unity engine. According to them, the company has decided to make major concessions on most of the contentious issues.

Game Developers Join Forces; Ultimatum For Unity And Protest By Turning Off Adds

Adrian Werner, 17 September 2023, 22:50

A group of mobile developers has turned off Unity's ad system in their games in protest of changes to the terms of use for the company's engine.

Unity Closed Offices After 'Serious Death Threats'

Jacob Blazewicz, 15 September 2023, 15:46

Unity has temporarily closed its two offices in response to 'serious death threats,' perhaps received after recent reports about the company's CEO.

'It's Not Too Late to Bring It Back': Brazen Thief Steals Indie Dev's Gamescom Award

Maciej Gaffke, 30 August 2023, 14:27

Independent developers AK-xolotl did not enjoy the award they received at gamescom 2023 for long. Now they are appealing to the thief through social media.

Another Intelligence Fail on War Thunder Forum; More Secret Military Documents Leaked

Zuzanna Domeradzka, 29 August 2023, 22:23

Some fans of War Thunder continue to share secret military documents. This time, the forum moderation reacted quickly and removed the published message about the Eurofighter Typhoon DA7 jet fighter.

Activision Responds to Content Creator's Threat With Lawsuit

Kamil Kleszyk, 27 July 2023, 18:20

Activision has sued Anthony Fantano for „abuse” of intellectual property rights after the creator demanded monetary compensation from the publisher for the use of his audio in a clip.

Ubisoft May Delete Inactive Accounts, Internet Boils [Update]

Marcin Przala, 25 July 2023, 09:37

People who have not logged into the Ubisot Connect service for a long time may permanently lose access to their account. This information shocked Internet users, who initiated a huge discussion about such practices. However, part of the gaming community calling for calm.

Sony Paid Studios to Discriminate Xbox - Official Confirmation

Maciej Gaffke, 21 July 2023, 16:51

The justification released by the court noted that Sony paid studios to skip or deliberately delay the release of games for Microsoft's consoles.

Steam Once Again Hid Negative Reviews; Reaction to Unpopular Changes

Michal Ciezadlik, 14 July 2023, 17:30

The negative reception faced by the developers of Skullgirls 2nd Encore after they gentrified their game was declawed by Steam, which hid much of the unflattering reviews.

ARK Remaster Confusion Continues; Release Delayed

Zuzanna Domeradzka, 03 July 2023, 13:03

Studio Wildcard has shared new information about ARK: Survival Ascended. The release date of the remaster has changed. A new price has also been set.