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Sony now owns Destiny 2 developer Bungie

July 15, 2022 Sony’s bid to acquire Destiny 2 developer Bungie is now complete. Sony Interactive Entertainment has completed a deal with Bungie to purchase the Destiny studio for $3.6 billion USD. Bungie will run as an “independent subsidiary” of Sony, and will remain a multiplatform studio. According to a report from GamesIndustry.biz, Bungie will be […]

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E3 is cancelled, but Xbox’s E3 2022 show has a June date

Just because E3 is dead (for now, at least) doesn’t mean that the Xbox E3 show has died with it. The Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase, as it’s officially called, will return as expected in June. Microsoft says the show will “feature amazing titles coming from Xbox Game Studios, Bethesda, and our partners around the […]

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Truck Simulator devs offer geography lessons on Texas and Montana

One of the best parts of Truck Simulator is the digital tourism, and this week the devs at SCS Software have offered a double-dose of geography lessons from American Truck Simulator‘s upcoming Texas and Montana DLC packs. If you want to know the length of Texas’s shore on the Gulf of Mexico as part of […]

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 officially announced

It’s official – Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is coming from Infinity Ward. A direct sequel to the 2019 reboot Modern Warfare had been rumoured since last year, and publisher Activision Blizzard confirmed it in a financial report earlier this week. Now, developer Infinity Ward has unveiled the new game’s logo and the expected […]

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Sega delists retro games ahead of Sonic Origins

If you want to legally play retro games in the Sonic series, Sega is taking away a lot of your options in the lead up to the launch of Sonic Origins. With just a handful of exceptions (all of them on Nintendo Switch), Sega plans to delist all digital versions of Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic […]

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Setting off fireworks in FFXIV PvP can get players banned

Final Fantasy XIV PvP is finally heating up thanks to the popularity of Crystalline Conflict, but the devs want you to know that you can still be banned for “uncooperative” or “lethargic” behaviour. That means no spamming “nice job” when your team is losing and no setting off fireworks on top of down opponents. In […]

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4X game Dune: Spice Wars is finding an audience on Steam

Dune: Spice Wars has been an appealing prospect ever since it was announced – a real-time 4X game from the indie devs behind the well-loved Northgard, and it’s based on the freshly invigorated Dune IP? That’s a winning formula, and with today’s Steam Early Access launch, it seems the game is already finding an audience. […]

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Bethesda adds retro games to Steam, misspells Elder Scrolls

As previously announced, the Elder Scrolls publisher has just brought a selection of retro games to Steam in anticipation of the end of the Bethesda Launcher. Those include a pair of freebies in The Elder Scrolls: Arena and, uh, The Elder Scolls II: Daggerfall. Yes, Elder Scolls. The store page says Elder Scolls. I’m not […]

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Valheim’s Mistlands will launch this year

The Valheim Mistlands release date has remained a mystery since the game’s launch in Early Access over a year ago, but it seems the launch of the survival game’s first new biome is finally in sight. As part of a press release announcing that Valheim has sold 10 million copies so far, the devs have […]

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Overwatch 2 beta release time and Twitch drops confirmed

Blizzard has confirmed the Overwatch 2 beta release time, and unveiled a big list of streamers you can follow to get access via Twitch drops. If you’ve not yet signed up, you can do so on the official site. The beta will initially only be available in English, and will begin in North America, Europe, […]