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In a fairly surprising take, Alex Hutchinson, the creative director at Google Stadia, has stated that streamers should be paying video game publishers for the games that they stream. The statement seems to have been prompted by the recent DMCA takedown notices that streamers received regarding music used during streams. While streamers are clearly looking to avoid any further claims of copyright ...read more
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The Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War beta has come to a close after a short extension on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. And it seems a lot of people played it. The Call of Duty Twitter account said Black Ops Cold War's beta was the most downloaded in franchise history. There are no statistics to corroborate this. The statement also echoes what publisher Activision said in 2019 about Modern ...read more
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Electronic Arts is being sued in Canada over its use of loot boxes. The lawsuit first appeared in Business in Vancouver’s Who’s Getting Sued article – as spotted by The Patch Notes – which show that a class action lawsuit is being brought against the publishing giant. The Notice of Civil Claim – filed on September 30th by plaintiffs Mark Sutherland and Shawn Moore – argues that ...read more
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Next week’s free Epic Games Store titles have been revealed. Bloober Team’s Blair Witch and Saber Interactive’s Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered will replace Costume Quest 2 and Layers of Fear 2, which are currently free to download The PC version of Costume Quest 2, which is usually priced at £11.99, has a Metascore of 68 based on 27 reviews. The PC version of Layers of ...read more
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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone players on the PlayStation 4 continue to benefit from Activision’s partnership with Sony with a new Combat Pack full of DLC items now available to download. Like the Combat Pack DLCs before it, it’s only available for PlayStation Plus subscribers, but if you’re big on Modern Warfare and Warzone, chances are that won’t be a problem for you. The ...read more
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Someone must have gotten their hands on the PS5 outer shell mold and dimensions, because one third-party seller is already selling custom PS5 faceplate designs to be delivered to you by PlayStation 5 launch day on November 12th. PlateStation5.com is offering five custom colors for the PS5 outer shell: Limited Edition V1 Matte Black Chromatic Cherry Red Jungle Camo Indigo Blue The site ...read more
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Sony’s Yasuhiro Ootori has said that the PlayStation 5‘s cooling performance will remain the same regardless of how players position the console. In an interview with 4Gamer (via Wccftech), Ootori said that there’s a general assumption that placing the console vertically will result in better heat dissipation. However, the fan is designed to work according to horizontal and vertical ...read more
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A pre-release development build of Pokémon Sword has leaked online. The playable Switch prototype – which is being actively circulated in the fan community – includes unfinished features and environments, and Pokémon that eventually did not make the cut for the final game. According to one Twitter user with access to the leak, monsters featured in the pre-release build which didn’t ...read more
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Arc System Works has even more to showcase from Guilty Gear Strive before launch with a closer look at Anji Mito and a yet-to-be-announced fighter. In the meantime, it recently put out a FAQ clarifying several details, like cross-play between the PS4 and PS5 versions. While this has been confirmed, PlayStation players will be unable to play with Arcade or Steam players. The good news is that ...read more
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Developer NetherRealm Studios today released the first gameplay trailer for Mortal Kombat 11's Rambo, one of the three new DLC fighters (Rain and Mileena are included as well) set to join the popular fighting video game with the release of the Kombat Pack 2 DLC and the all-in-one Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate on November 17th. And yes, just in case you're curious, that is actually both the likeness ...read more
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