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Den Kovacs
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DMCA Exemption Status for Abandoned Online Games Requested by Multiple Organizations News 0

News 0 Multiple organizations (including individual gamers) are requesting the U.S. copyright office to update the DMCA’s (Digital Millenium Copyright Act) anti-circumvention provisions to include games that are DRM (Digital Rights Management) protected and or need a server to function during the public commenting stage taking place. The Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment (MADE) wrote to […]

New The Elder Scrolls Online DLC to Drop in 2018 News 0

News 0 The Elder Scrolls Online is being expanded upon even more in 2018 with three new DLCs and quality of life improvements for characters and your homestead. The first DLC is titled Dragon Bones, and is “Nord-based in theme, with each of the two dungeons expanding upon the lore of that region.” Following Dragon Bones is […]

A Way Out Director Josef Fares Explains His Rant at The Game Awards News 2

News 2 The Game Awards is often described by many as the Oscars of video games; a way of validating the awards show as something that should be taken seriously for what it represents for the gaming industry. For many, this validation of the art, of the field, is crucial for the future of video games. For […]

Nintendo Switch Sales Figures Show the Console Soaring to 10 Million Units in 9 Months News 0

News 0 It was only several months ago that we reported that the Nintendo Switch sold through five million units and it now appears that figure has doubled according to a tweet by Nintendo of America. The Nintendo Switch sales figures are not unexpected given the high demand for the handheld console that the holidays produced. What […]

DayZ Coming Out Of Early Access in 2018 News 8

News 8 On November 28, Bohemia Interactive announced that their survival post-apocalyptic game DayZ would be leaving early access in 2018; just five years after becoming available to players on Steam. In the status report, lead producer Eugen Harton says that the studio’s relationship with players is candid, and that includes talking about things that “will cause […]

Arma 3 Latest DLC Adds 3 Tac-Ops Missions News 2

News 2 Bohemia Interactive’s latest Arma 3 DLC is all about tactical operations, and for a cool $5.99, you can experience missions that challenge your patience, wit, and weapon handling. You can read the details of the DLC below. What’s interesting about this mission pack is how Bohemia includes After Action Reports and the ability to play […]

Visceral Games’ Star Wars Title Was Too Linear Says EA News 9

News 9 Electronic Arts’ chief financial officer Blake Jorgensen spoke at the annual Credit Suisse conference in Arizona recently discussing various topics such as how well EA is doing in the current quarter, and the controversy behind the recently released Star Wars Battlefront II. One of those topics included the fate of Visceral Games, the studio behind […]

Star Wars Battlefront II (2005) Nominated for “Better Than the Remake” Steam Award by Reddit Community News 0

News 0 The magic of the internet is that when you’re on a path of hate, your disdain can spread to others faster than Mustafar fire on a legless Anakin Skywalker. Because of that disdain, Star Wars Battlefront II, the one that released over a decade ago, is being nominated on Steam for a “Better Than The […]

Call of Duty: WWII Drops Over 20K Players on PC in Just a Few Weeks After Launch News 7

News 7 While Activision has announced how successful Call of Duty: WWII has been out of the gate, it seems the game’s not captivating players enough — at least on PC — as the player population has dropped by more than 20,000 players just a few weeks since launch. Over on SteamCharts, it shows that the all-time […]

Rocket League Review – Portable Mayhem (Nintendo Switch) Reviews 1

Reviews 1 Rocket League burst onto the scene in 2015 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC, and became an instant hit with its wacky premise of rocket-powered cars that played soccer (or football). Since release, Rocket League has made a name for itself for being a game that is both fun and casual, while also being […]

Victorian Gambling Commission: Loot Boxes Does Constitute Gambling News 0

News 0 The loot box gambling fiasco continues. Australia’s Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR) has stated in a email that loot boxes constitute gambling.  This is after a Reddit user emailed regarding the legality of the loot boxes, which other bodies of government such as Belgium have announced investigations into. Jarrod Wolfe, Strategic Analyst at VCGLR, mentioned […]

Lucasfilm Says It Supports EA’s Decision to Remove Star Wars Battlefront II Microtransactions News 2

News 2 Just recently,  we reported that Disney talked to top-level EA executives over the growing backlash and the handling of fan outrage over the microtransactions in Star Wars Battlefront II. Fortunately, publisher EA caved and took out microtransactions in the recently released shooter, which was a surprise to many given how close to launch it was. Now, Lucasfilm, the production […]

Belgium Gaming Commission Investigating If Star Wars Battlefront II Loot Boxes Constitute as Gambling (Update) News 0

News 0 Update: On Nov. 16, EA sent out a statement to Gamespot commenting on the story, stating that loot boxes and the mechanics behind them “are not gambling.” You can view their full statement below. Creating a fair and fun game experience is of critical importance to EA. The crate mechanics of Star Wars Battlefront II […]

Riot Is Drastically Changing the EU League of Legends Championship Series for Better or for Worse News 0

News 0 League of Legends‘ developer Riot Games has decided to drastically change the way the EU LCS (League of Legends Championship Series) operates for the upcoming 2018 season, a surprise departure from the recently updated format it had experienced just one year before.  Over the course of 2017, Riot has “conducted analysis on viewership trends and […]

Super Mario Odyssey Sales Already at Over 2 Million Copies in 3 Days, Over 500K in Japan in First Few Days News 0

News 0 When October 27 hit, Super Mario fans around the world were all in unison with the hype surrounding Nintendo’s latest platformer Super Mario Odyssey. Not only did the hype meet expectations and beyond, but the sales of the game went beyond expectation as well. Of the seven million Nintendo Switchs sold, it looks like over […]

Dead by Daylight Update Adds Balancing Tweaks and Bug Fixes News 0

News 0 Dead by Daylight, the survival-horror multiplayer games from Behaviour Digital, has received a new Dead by Daylight update on all platforms that adds tons of balancing tweaks and bug fixes, including the ability to unhook a survivor from ALL possible angles.  You can find the entirety of the patch notes below to peruse as your discretion.   Features […]

FIFA 18 Nintendo Switch Patch Is Little, but Improves the Game Big Time News 0

News 0 Electronic Arts‘ famed FIFA franchise landed on the Nintendo Switch recently, and while FIFA 18 was met with a mixed reception from fans and critics alike, that isn’t stopping the FIFA development team from improving on the game.  The latest update(available now) brings in quality of life fixes such as fixing the hard-to-read text on the […]

Rocket League Nintendo Switch Release Date Is November 14 News 0

News 0 Rocket League, the acrobatic battle cars that play soccer, is coming to the Nintendo Switch on November 14, and yes, it supports cross-play!  Rocket League will cost you a cool $19.99 USD or the regional equivalent and be available to download on the eShop(no news on whether a physical retail copy will be available). The […]

GameStop Announces New Subscription Model for Pre-Owned Games Called the “PowerPass” News 0

News 0 If you’re still paying for physical copies of video games at your local GameStop, you’re in for a treat as the holiday season arrives because GameStop has announced a new subscription service for pre-owned games for their Power-Up Rewards members called the “PowerPass.” The subscription costs the price of a new game, $60, and for […]

Anthem Lead Animator Leaves BioWare After 17 Years of Employment News 0

News 0 BioWare’s upcoming RPG Anthem is losing an important developer in Lead Animator, Steven Gilmour.  It’s important to note that developers leaving their companies is nothing new,though the timing of this couldn’t be worse given the recent shuttering of one of EA’s first-party studios, Visceral Games. Bryan Johnson, a developer at BioWare, states that people shouldn’t […]

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