Opinion | Diverging paths: Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo’s radically different visions

After decades of platform holders releasing similar hardware, we should celebrate their new, wildly different visions of gaming’s future
We’re talking about new hardware from all of the biggest players in the console space this week — but w…

After decades of platform holders releasing similar hardware, we should celebrate their new, wildly different visions of gaming's future
We're talking about new hardware from all of the biggest players in the console space this week -- but what different stories we're telling.

Sony undoubtedly stole most of the thunder with its unveiling of selected details of the...
Opinion | Diverging paths: Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo's radically different visions

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The man behind 1080° Snowboarding is working on a spiritual successor

Giles Goddard, alumni of 90s Nintendo, one of the first western employees within the company’s Japanese dev team and a key figure behind the original 1080° Snowboarding, has begun work on a spiritual successor. And it sounds pretty amazing.

Giles Goddard, alumni of 90s Nintendo, one of the first western employees within the company's Japanese dev team and a key figure behind the original 1080° Snowboarding, has begun work on a spiritual successor. And it sounds pretty amazing.

Goddard's been working on a prototype for a while in his spare time, starting with a VR-focussed effort in Unity and more recently switching over to Unreal Engine for a more traditional third-person take as production has ramped up. The new game...
The man behind 1080° Snowboarding is working on a spiritual successor

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Assassin’s Creed Odyssey: The Fate of Atlantis DLC | Launch Trailer

In the second DLC, The Fate of Atlantis, venture into the fabled realms of Greek mythology to discover your hero’s true power and unravel the mysteries of the First Civilization.

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In the second DLC, The Fate of Atlantis, venture into the fabled realms of Greek mythology to discover your hero's true power and unravel the mysteries of the First Civilization.

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Assassin’s Creed Unity could help rebuild the Notre Dame in Paris

Fire has destroyed parts of the beloved Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris recently, and an unsung hero has emerged in the name of Assassin’s Creed Unity.

Assassin’s Creed Unity Could Help Rebuild The Notre Dame In Paris
The famous Notre-Dame de…

Fire has destroyed parts of the beloved Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris recently, and an unsung hero has emerged in the name of Assassin’s Creed Unity.

Assassin’s Creed Unity Could Help Rebuild The Notre Dame In Paris

The famous Notre-Dame de Paris was engulfed in flames yesterday. The historic building that is more than 800 years old is now destroyed. French President...
Assassin’s Creed Unity could help rebuild the Notre Dame in Paris

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Gamescom is getting its own announcement show, hosted by Geoff Keighley

This year’s Gamescom will open with an announcement-filled livestream featuring reveals from "major game publishers". The broadcast will be called Gamescom: Opening Night Live, and it’ll be hosted by Geoff Keighley.

You’ll be able…

This year's Gamescom will open with an announcement-filled livestream featuring reveals from "major game publishers". The broadcast will be called Gamescom: Opening Night Live, and it'll be hosted by Geoff Keighley.

You'll be able to watch on Monday 19th August at 7pm UK time (that's 2pm Eastern or 11am Pacific).
Keighley, of course, is the host and producer of the annual Game Awards in December. He also holds court in his E3 Coliseum throughout that trade show every June.

Gamescom...
Gamescom is getting its own announcement show, hosted by Geoff Keighley

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Xbox E3 2019 briefing to take place on Sunday June 9 at 1PM PDT

We start planning for E3 just days after the big show every year and we couldn’t be more excited for what we have in store for you this June. We’ll be kicking things off with our annual Xbox E3 2019 Briefing, which you can watch live beginni…

We start planning for E3 just days after the big show every year and we couldn’t be more excited for what we have in store for you this June. We’ll be kicking things off with our annual Xbox E3 2019 Briefing, which you can watch live beginning on Sunday, June 9 at 1 p.m. PDT. During the briefing, you’ll have a chance to check out everything from trailers for unannounced titles coming in 2019 and beyond to in-depth looks at previously announced games. You can watch the Xbox...
Xbox E3 2019 briefing to take place on Sunday June 9 at 1PM PDT

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AMD’s Lisa Su confirms next-gen PlayStation to have Zen 2 and Navi

7nm design through and through and I split this as it has been up in the air for a while now as to what would be used.
Many thought it would be the first Zen (14nm) or Zen+ (12nm) the refresh, but now it’s been officially confirmed to be Zen 2 (Ryzen 3…

7nm design through and through and I split this as it has been up in the air for a while now as to what would be used.
Many thought it would be the first Zen (14nm) or Zen+ (12nm) the refresh, but now it's been officially confirmed to be Zen 2 (Ryzen 3000 in the desktop space).
It's an all new CPU and GPU with the former set to be released for the desktop within the next few months, this means Sony and potentially Microsoft got dibs if the Zen 2 in the next-gen consoles are mobile variants...

AMD's Lisa Su confirms next-gen PlayStation to have Zen 2 and Navi

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Twitch temporarily bans white streamer after Apex Legends cosplay

Lithuanian streamer Karina "Karupups" Martsinkevich has been temporarily banned from Twitch following cosplaying as Apex Legend’s Lifeline and using blackface makeup.

As reported by Kotaku, Martsinkevich was streaming herself prep…

Lithuanian streamer Karina "Karupups" Martsinkevich has been temporarily banned from Twitch following cosplaying as Apex Legend's Lifeline and using blackface makeup.

As reported by Kotaku, Martsinkevich was streaming herself preparing her Lifeline cosplay in Twitch's "Just Chatting" section when, after she dyed her hair and dressed to mimic the Apex Legends character, she applied a...
Twitch temporarily bans white streamer after Apex Legends cosplay

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Dead or Alive 6 producer discusses future plans, DLC characters, what went wrong and more

Today Dengeki Online published a rather extensive interview with Dead or Alive 6 Producer Yohei Shimbori, who addressed the current state of the game.

First of all, Shimbori-san mentioned that there has been a mixed reception from the fans,…

Today Dengeki Online published a rather extensive interview with Dead or Alive 6 Producer Yohei Shimbori, who addressed the current state of the game.

First of all, Shimbori-san mentioned that there has been a mixed reception from the fans, with positive and negative voices.

Having worked for fifteen years on the franchise, he initially felt confident about covering the role of both Producer and Director. While this...
Dead or Alive 6 producer discusses future plans, DLC characters, what went wrong and more

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Apple reportedly spending $500 million to fund development of 100+ games for its Apple Arcade subscription service

The company is reportedly spending billions of dollars a year on Apple TV+ original content, will pay about $480 million for the Texture acquisition which ultimately became News+, and is reportedly also spending several million dollars per g…

The company is reportedly spending billions of dollars a year on Apple TV+ original content, will pay about $480 million for the Texture acquisition which ultimately became News+, and is reportedly also spending several million dollars per game in Apple Arcade.

The Financial Times says the company is spending ‘several million...
Apple reportedly spending $500 million to fund development of 100+ games for its Apple Arcade subscription service

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Sony blocked character transfers between platforms in Destiny 2

Sony is reportedly responsible for more than locking certain Destiny 2 content to PS4.

Destiny 2 was the first game in the series to come to PC. This was a big deal, for obvious reasons, but one question was on everyone’s mind at that time:…

Sony is reportedly responsible for more than locking certain Destiny 2 content to PS4.

Destiny 2 was the first game in the series to come to PC. This was a big deal, for obvious reasons, but one question was on everyone’s mind at that time: will we be able to bring our console characters to PC?

While it’s true that Destiny 2 essentially started everyone off from scratch, the PC version didn’t launch day-and-date with consoles, so many had already invested dozens of hours into the...
Sony blocked character transfers between platforms in Destiny 2

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Control for Xbox One loses mission, mods, and more to PlayStation 4 edition

Control is a supernatural third-person action-adventure that takes place in a universe similar to the one in Quantum Break. After a secretive agency in New York is invaded by an otherworldly threat, you become the new director struggling to …

Control is a supernatural third-person action-adventure that takes place in a universe similar to the one in Quantum Break. After a secretive agency in New York is invaded by an otherworldly threat, you become the new director struggling to regain control. Instead of taking place in a science fiction setting, Control explores mysticism in a modern light.

Earlier in 2019, it was revealed that due to marketing arrangements between 505 Games and Sony, the PlayStation 4 (PS4) version of...
Control for Xbox One loses mission, mods, and more to PlayStation 4 edition

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Microsoft testing Wish List discount notifications on Xbox One

Microsoft has kicked off the Spring Sale for Xbox One, discounting a sizeable pool of the console’s games library in celebration of the new season. The sale brings reductions for Red Dead Redemption 2, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, and more, sa…

Microsoft has kicked off the Spring Sale for Xbox One, discounting a sizeable pool of the console's games library in celebration of the new season. The sale brings reductions for Red Dead Redemption 2, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, and more, saving up to 85 percent on its digital lineup. The latest Xbox One sale has now highlighted a new feature in the pipeline for Xbox One, bringing tailored...
Microsoft testing Wish List discount notifications on Xbox One

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AMD’s next-gen PlayStation/Xbox chip moves closer to final version

It’s believed that AMD’s upcoming Gonzalo APU will be powering the next generation of consoles. Now, a qualification sample of the SoC has been spotted in the 3DMark database, and its codename reveals a lot about the chip.
Back in January, a…

It’s believed that AMD’s upcoming Gonzalo APU will be powering the next generation of consoles. Now, a qualification sample of the SoC has been spotted in the 3DMark database, and its codename reveals a lot about the chip.
Back in January, a rumored engineering sample of Gonzalo named "2G16002CE8JA2_32/10/10_13E9" was sighted. Using Marvin’s AMD Name Decoder showed the chip’s CPU has eight physical cores...
AMD's next-gen PlayStation/Xbox chip moves closer to final version

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Blind Squirrel was indeed working on Mortal Kombat Remaster but it was cancelled, first screenshots

Back in December 2018, we informed you about the cancelled remakes of the first classic Mortal Kombat games. And while a lot of people believed that Blind Squirrel Games was working on new remasters for these fighting games, it appears that …

Back in December 2018, we informed you about the cancelled remakes of the first classic Mortal Kombat games. And while a lot of people believed that Blind Squirrel Games was working on new remasters for these fighting games, it appears that this remastered collection has also been cancelled.

Let’s take things from the beginning though. In 2017...
Blind Squirrel was indeed working on Mortal Kombat Remaster but it was cancelled, first screenshots

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Devil May Cry 5 director Hideaki Itsuno teases “New Project”

Devil May Cry 5 has been out only for a few weeks, but apparently, Director Hideaki Itsuno isn’t staying idle.

Today Itsuno-san tweeted pictures of a lovely hanami (cherry blossoms watching) party, mentioning that it was jointly hosted amon…

Devil May Cry 5 has been out only for a few weeks, but apparently, Director Hideaki Itsuno isn’t staying idle.

Today Itsuno-san tweeted pictures of a lovely hanami (cherry blossoms watching) party, mentioning that it was jointly hosted among the team that created Devil May Cry 5 and a team assembled for a mysterious “new project.”

You can check the tweet out below.

This is certainly interesting, considering how fresh the release of Devil May Cry 5 is. While this is partly...
Devil May Cry 5 director Hideaki Itsuno teases “New Project”

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A millionaire wants to host a 100-person Battle Royale inspired event on a private island

A very wealthy person, who currently remains anonymous, has had the idea to create a 100-person battle royale event on a private island but needs a little help from a talented game maker who can help the organizers design the arena.

The ano…

A very wealthy person, who currently remains anonymous, has had the idea to create a 100-person battle royale event on a private island but needs a little help from a talented game maker who can help the organizers design the arena.

The anonymous mogul has requested help on the super-rich site Hush.Hush.com which is described as “Amazon for millionaires” and while writing this article, I spent way too much time...
A millionaire wants to host a 100-person Battle Royale inspired event on a private island

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Black Desert passed $1 billion in gross sales and 18 million users; Mobile version coming West

Today Black Desert developer Pearl Abyss provided with a press release an update on how the game has been doing worldwide, alongside interesting news.

First of all, we learn that all the versions of the game combined (PC, Xbox One, and mobi…

Today Black Desert developer Pearl Abyss provided with a press release an update on how the game has been doing worldwide, alongside interesting news.

First of all, we learn that all the versions of the game combined (PC, Xbox One, and mobile) have made $1 billion in gross sales, and can count on 18 million registered users in 150 countries.
CEO Robin Jung accompanied the press release with a statement, also revealing that Black Desert Mobile for iOS and Android is coming west by the...
Black Desert passed $1 billion in gross sales and 18 million users; Mobile version coming West

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Dragon Age 4 development was reportedly rebooted drastically in late 2017

After shifting a majority of the Dragon Age team to work on Anthem, work on the series’ fourth installment was essentially restarted two years ago.

Now that Anthem officially released earlier this year, BioWare’s next project that is slated…

After shifting a majority of the Dragon Age team to work on Anthem, work on the series' fourth installment was essentially restarted two years ago.

Now that Anthem officially released earlier this year, BioWare’s next project that is slated to arrive is that of Dragon Age 4. The fourth installment in the fantasy RPG series was...
Dragon Age 4 development was reportedly rebooted drastically in late 2017

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