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Tanker in Ukraine Reports His Job Easier Having Played Video Games

Marcin Przala, 22 January 2024, 06:21

One of Ukrainian soldiers who managed to destroy a modern T90M tank confessed in an interview that successfully neutralizing the Russian vehicle was facilitated by his knowledge from video games, which helped him know where to strike.

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.

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.

Breaking Geneva Conventions in Games. Can We Even Help It?

Darius Matusiak, 06 March 2023, 14:55

Games are known for their reckless episodes of violence, but this is just one of their sins. Indeed, many titles allow violations of international laws on armed conflict. But is it even possible for them to abide by such rules or even give us a choice?

Mick Gordon Gives His Commision for Atomic Heart to Ukraine [UPDATE]

Zuzanna Domeradzka, 16 February 2023, 14:20

Composer Mick Gordon has announced that he has donated his entire commision, which he received for his work on the Atomic Heart soundtrack, to the Australian Red Cross to help Ukraine.

New Metro Game Still in Development; War Will Leave its Mark

Zuzanna Domeradzka, 25 January 2023, 13:02

Ukrainian studio 4A Games reminds that its next Metro game is still in the pipeline. The developers explain how the ongoing war is affecting the work.

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.

Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened With Unusual Competition; Players Dividied

Jakub Tarchala, 02 September 2022, 14:08

Ukrainian studio Frogwares conducted a controversial promotional campaign on Kickstarter. Heavy artillery went into action, aimed at Russia.

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.

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.

We’re not going anywhere. Interview With Frogwares About Gamedev in Wartime Ukraine

Jakub Mirowski, 10 June 2022, 15:37

Russian invasion of Ukraine disrupted the functioning of the Kyiv-based Frogwares studio. But now the developers are back at work, and although they had to abandon their plans for bigger projects, they try to push on with their new title, snidely codenamed Project Palianytsia.

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.

Relocation of Developers From Ukraine, Courtesy of Epic Games

Adrian Werner, 17 May 2022, 14:34

Thanks to a grant from Epic Games, Ukrainian studio Frogwares will be able to move its developers from threatened regions to safer locations.

Minister Mykhailo Fedorov Calls on Valve to Resume Payments to Ukrainian Devs

Adam Adamczyk, 20 April 2022, 12:03

Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine Mykhailo Fedorov wrote a letter to Gabe Newell. In it, he calls for the resumption of payments to Ukrainian artists.

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.

$144 Million for Ukraine Collected Through In-game Fundraising

Milosz Szubert, 05 April 2022, 12:55

Epic Games has donated Fortnite proceeds from the past two weeks to Ukraine. A total of $144 million was raised.

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.

Fortnite Community Raised $70 Million for Ukraine

Przemyslaw Dygas, 28 March 2022, 14:37

The Fortnite fundraiser for the war in Ukraine is a big success. $70 million has already been donated, and the campaign is still ongoing.

STALKER 2 Devs Could Move to Czech Republic (Rumor)

Michael Zegar, 22 March 2022, 21:23

Today Czech gaming website Vortex reported that some developers from GSC are allegedly moving to Prague, where they will most likely continue working on STALKER 2.

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.

Almost 600 Games for $10; Bundle for Ukraine is a Great Success

Adrian Werner, 09 March 2022, 10:57 started offering Bundle for Ukraine. For a minimum of 10 dollars we can buy a package containing almost 600 games. All proceeds from the action will be donated to charity organizations in Ukraine.

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.

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

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.