NetEase staff take hammers to World Of Warcraft statue, calls Blizzard “unseemly and commercially illogical”


Blizzard’s 14 year relationship with Chinese publisher NetEase will come to an end on January 23rd, at which time World Of Warcraft will go offline for millions of Chinese players. As the date approaches, NetEase have livestreamed staff dismantling a giant WoW axe statue at their offices with hammers, and called Blizzard’s actions “brash, unseemly … Read more

French union calls on Ubisoft Paris employees to strike, demands 10% pay increase for all


Last week, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot sent a letter to all staff in which he asked employees to “give it [their] all” and to be “as efficient and lean as possible.” French union Solidaires Informatique have written their own letter today, arguing that Guillemot’s “words mean something: overtime, managerial pressure, burnout, etc.” In response, they’re … Read more

GTA Trilogy – Definitive Edition is rubbish on the Steam Deck, too


Now that the Rockstar-embarrassing, staccato-titled Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – Definitive Edition is out on Steam, this terrible trio of remasters has bailed out of Rockstar Store exclusivity and rolled into the speeding bumper of easy Steam Deck compatibility. I’ve spent this afternoon ambling around the redone GTA III, GTA: Vice City and GTA: … Read more

Marvel’s Midnight Sun’s take on Deadpool seems pitch perfect


Deadpool will break the fourth wall and probably your face on January 26th, when the wise-cracking, chimichanga-loving mercenary arrives as DLC for Marvel’s Midnight Suns. Judging from the new trailer showing him in action that Firaxis have released, they seem to have struck a fine balance between comic book Deadpool and his movie counterpart. You … Read more

Hold back the endless hordes when Endless Dungeon begins this May


Endless Dungeon is set within Amplitude’s Endless universe, but it’s neither a 4X strategy game like Endless Space nor a turn-based tactics game like sorta-predecessor Dungeon Of The Endless. It’s instead a co-op action roguelike, which takes the spaceship exploration and wave defense of Of The and makes it real-time, frantic, explosive. It now has … Read more

GOG officially end their Steam-import scheme after six years


GOG has decided to scrap their GOG Connect service, which allowed users to claim a limited selection of games they already owned on Steam for free. The service was quietly killed off at the beginning of this year and removed from GOG’s site, which didn’t go unnoticed by frequenters of the GOG subreddit. GOG confirmed … Read more

Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 is now available on Steam


Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot once said that Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 being absent from Steam was “a long-term positive”. Perhaps he meant that only in the sense that, long-term, the game would come to Steam anyway. That’s what has happened now. As announced late last year, the open world cover shooter is now available … Read more