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Sonic Frontiers made some big changes to the classic Sonic the Hedgehog formula, giving players big Open Zones to explore. It's probably the biggest change since the series first made the jump to 3D, but it seems that developer Sonic Team nearly took it even further. Dataminer "Death" has shared a video of cut content found in the files of the Switch version. The biggest revelation from this ...read more
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Sony has many arguments as to why they don’t want Microsoft to acquire Activision Blizzard and one of those is that Call of Duty won’t be put on PS Plus. In fact, Sony implies that none of Activision’s other titles will be available on PlayStation Plus either, with players needing to subscribe to Xbox Game Pass instead. Microsoft has apparently made it clear that Call of Duty and other ...read more
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Microsoft has revealed in a response to the ongoing CMA investigation into its proposed buyout of Activision Blizzard that it anticipates Rockstar Games to release Grand Theft Auto 6 in 2024. An excerpt of the document clearly states that the game is expected to launch in 2024:
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It looks like Riot Games is planning to bring Valorant to consoles. A new job listing has apparently been posted by Riot Games on the Hitmaker website, and it seems the developer is looking to hire a game design manager specifically for consoles. The job description discusses the importance of anticipating the needs of players on "all relevant platforms," and Riot is looking to hire someone with ...read more
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A new report claims that the FTC, one of the most powerful agencies in the United States, will block Microsoft's acquisition of Activision. Earlier this year, Microsoft announced that it had intended to purchase Activision for just shy of $70 billion, making it the biggest deal in the history of gaming. Immediately, this got a lot of pushback from regulators, politicians, and gamers. Many feared ...read more
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Microsoft and Sony don’t expect to launch next-gen consoles until 2028 at the earliest, newly published documents have suggested. Both companies discussed potential launch timing for new consoles in statements published on Wednesday as part of UK regulator the Competition and Markets Authority’s ongoing investigation into Microsoft’s proposed acquisition of Activision Blizzard. The ...read more
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Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) has claimed it’s confident that the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) will seek to prohibit Microsoft’s proposed acquisition of Activision Blizzard. The UK regulator recently expanded its investigation into the $68.7 billion deal due to a number of antitrust concerns, which it outlined in a statement published in mid-October. Notably, it ...read more
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Deep Silver and developer Dambuster Studios have announced when the gameplay reveal for Dead Island 2 will be taking place. Earlier this year, Dead Island 2 finally re-emerged after having been announced all the way back in 2014. Planned to launch in early 2023, this new unveiling of the dormant post-apocalyptic game was only done via a CG trailer. And while fans have wondered what Dead Island 2 ...read more
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Sony has claimed that Microsoft’s “true strategy” behind its proposed acquisition of Activision Blizzard is to have PlayStation “become like Nintendo” and not compete in the 18-rated shooter space. The comments were made in a newly-published response to UK regulator the Competition and Markets Authority’s decision to expand its investigation into the proposed acquisition. In its ...read more
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A recent update from Team Ninja has walked back rumors surrounding an upcoming reboot of Dead or Alive from the recent Korean G-Star trade show. Team Ninja's panel during G-Star sparked rumors of a major reboot coming from the developer, thanks to a slide entitled "Reboots of Popular Series" during the presentation. Both the fighting game and the studio's titular Ninja Gaiden were teased during ...read more
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