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Left 4 Dead developer hiring for unannounced AAA game in ‘globally-known franchise’

Left 4 Dead and Evolve developer Turtle Rock Studios is working on an unannounced AAA game in a "globally-known franchise", job listings on its website have revealed. Given the studio's past experience, a multiplayer shooter wouldn't be a surprise. In 2016, the developer said it was working on a dark fantasy co-op FPS—a "new franchise set in an all new universe". It hasn't said much about that game since, so it's hard to say how, or if, this new FPS will be related. What would you like to see Tu

By | 2018-06-30T19:07:44+00:00 June 30th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Bethesda would ‘love’ crossplay for Fallout 76, but Sony is dragging its heels

Bethesda would "love" its upcoming online multuiplayer survival game Fallout 76 to support crossplay between consoles and PC, but Sony "isn't being as helpful as we want them to be", the studio's executive producer Todd Howard has said. Asked about the possibility of crossplay between PC, PS4 and Xbox One by German website GameStar.de, Howard said: "We would love to do that, but right now that's not possible," before adding that "Sony isn't being as helpful as we want them to be". It's not clear

By | 2018-06-30T17:42:12+00:00 June 30th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Meteos being traded to FlyQuest, according to his Twitter

Just hours after 100 Thieves win in the NA LCS over OpTic Gaming, the team’s starting jungler William “Meteos” Hartman, has been traded to FlyQuest, according to Hartman’s Twitter. Late on Sunday night Hartman said in a now-deleted tweet, “just got word that my contract was traded to FlyQuest and that FlyQuest does not have an available starting position. Because Đỗ is an imported player, either top laner Kim “Ssumday” Chan-ho or Yoo “Ryu” Sang-wook — who are also both imported players — is goin

By | 2018-06-30T17:00:00+00:00 June 30th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Raid star Iko Uwais just got his own Netflix martial arts show

Iko Uwais, star of the 2011 martial arts action-adventure The Raid, is coming to Netflix via Wu Assassins, a crime drama set in San Francisco. Netflix has ordered 10 episodes of Wu Assassins; in addition to starring, Uwais is also a producer and a stunt and martial arts coordinator. The Raid, and its 2014 sequel, The Raid 2, is probably Uwais’ best-known work. Stephen Fung will direct the first two episodes of Wu Assassins; the directors of the other eight shows will be named later. Netflix did

By | 2018-06-30T17:00:00+00:00 June 30th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Here’s 12 fantastic science fiction and fantasy novels that you should check out this July

Robots are a regular staple in science fiction, from Isaac Asimov’s book I, Robot to the latest episode of Westworld. So while I was at an event in Boston, I picked up Generation Robot: A Century of Science Fiction, Fact, and Speculation by Terri Favro. It’s an interesting and funny book about the intersection of science fiction and reality, and Favro blends memoir, tech reporting, and even a bit of science fiction to look at where robots have come from, and where they could be going in the comi

By | 2018-06-30T17:00:00+00:00 June 30th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Summer Games Done Quick 2018 sets another fund-raising record

Summer Games Done Quick closed out its final 24 hours by raising nearly $1 million in donations, to set another series record and send $2.1 million to Doctors Without Borders. Summer Games Done Quick formally ended around 3 a.m. with a wrap up show streamed live from the marathon’s site in Bloomington, Minnesota. In all, 153 games were speedrun, most of them by their world record holders, since the event got underway at 12:30 p.m. last Sunday. The full, timestamped VOD list (courtesy of r/speedr

By | 2018-06-30T17:00:00+00:00 June 30th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Whatever happened to the Xbox’s original prototype?

Here it is all polished up:The original Xbox prototype from Bill Gates’s GDC 2000 keynote is on display at the new Microsoft Visitor Centre. Seamus Blackley, one of the Xbox’s creators, said they accomplished their purpose. — Seamus Blackley (@SeamusBlackley) June 30, 2018Evidently there was more than one, and they sound heavy — or at least unwieldy. — Seamus Blackley (@SeamusBlackley) June 30, 2018Blackley was also behind another outsized original Xbox creation — the mighty Duke controller, whi

By | 2018-06-30T17:00:00+00:00 June 30th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Fallout 76’s Todd Howard: No cross-console play because ‘Sony is not as helpful as everyone would like.’

Todd Howard, the Bethesda Game Studios director and creative leader behind the forthcoming Fallout 76, bluntly called out Sony when a German publication asked why that game wouldn’t support cross platform play. Fallout 76 is an online-only multiplayer game launching in November for PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One. Microsoft, more two years ago, opened up the Xbox One platform to cross-console play beginning with Rocket League, while Sony held firm that the PlayStation 4 would not particip

By | 2018-06-30T17:00:00+00:00 June 30th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Star Wars: Battlefront 2’s Clone Wars update will be spread out over the rest of 2018

At E3, Electronic Arts announced that the Clone Wars were coming to Star Wars: Battlefront 2, with new game modes, characters and gameplay changes arriving "in the coming months". Yesterday, it released a development roadmap showing that the update would be spread over the rest of the year, with some Clone War content not arriving until the winter. Both Anakin Skywalker and Count Dooku will come to the game in the winter, as will the new location Geonosis, where the Clone Wars began. Some Clone

By | 2018-06-30T16:20:08+00:00 June 30th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Slay the Spire adds third game mode, reaches one million copies sold

Excellent deck-building roguelike Slay the Spire has now sold one million copies, developer Mega Crit Games said this week as it unveiled a new game mode that allows you to craft custom dungeon runs. Custom mode, Slay the Spire's third game mode, offers a variety of modifiers to switch on and off that will drastically change your next run. You can jump into the custom dungeon yourself, or share your options with others for them to try. Switch on all the difficult ones and you'll create a near-im

By | 2018-06-30T15:03:19+00:00 June 30th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments
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