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Xbox Logo Black on White

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Today Microsoft announced a massive round of layoffs across its businesses via a communication shared by CEO Satya Nadella himself.

A soldier rappelling down the side of a building in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, which topped December sales charts according to the NPD Group

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The NPD Group has released its sales figures for December 2022, and it's another strong showing for Call of Duty, as well as the Switch and the PS5.

The Secret 6 and Catalis logos over a shot of a character sneaking in The Last of Us Part II

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Curve Games' parent company Catalis has bought Secret 6, a co-development and art asset studio with a hand in some major AAA titles.

The logo for Maverick Games, the studio founded by ex-Playground developers

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Several ex-Playground Games developers have banded together to form a brand new studio that's currently working on a "premium" open-world game.

A white Limited Run logo against a black background

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Limited Run Games has fired its community manager after transphobic tweets and right-wing accounts she followed were unearthed by Twitter users.

A peacock stands atop several shelves of items in Animal Well, the first project from Dunkey's publisher Bigmode

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Dunkey's video game publishing studio Bigmode has announced that it will publish indie Metroidvania Animal Well as its first project.

The logos for NetEase and SkyBox against a backdrop of a cityscape

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Chinese gaming giant NetEase has acquired SkyBox Labs, a Canadian support studio known for working on titles like Halo Infinite and Minecraft.

Microsoft's Acquisition of Activision, Blizzard, and King

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The saga of the acquisition of Activision Blizzard by Microsoft has become long and convoluted, and another chapter has just been added by the

A suitably epic scene of dragons and knights, intended to represent Wizards of the Coast

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Dungeons and Dragons studio Wizards of the Coast has reportedly canceled multiple video game projects amid a scaling back of its efforts in that area.

Three heroes in Valorant, a game recently approved for release in China

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China has approved 45 imported games for publishing, ending an 18-month freeze on foreign titles and allowing games like Valorant into the country.

Activision Blizzard Dragonflight Header Image, Proletariat studio

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Another branch of Activision Blizzard, the Proletariat studio, has now formed a union with the CWA and is requesting a representation election.

An Atari console flanked by two joysticks and the Atari logo

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Atari CEO Wade Rosen has offered to step in and buy Atari after the company released a pretty disastrous financial half-year report.

Soldiers breaching a vault in Rainbow Six Siege

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Brazilian esports pro Cherna has accused Ubisoft of turning a deaf ear to harassment and abuse directed at women and minority gamers in esports.

A woman playing the Nintendo Switch poolside

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A UK consumer watchdog has identified a mechanical fault that appears to be at the core of the all-too-common Switch Joy-Con drift issue.

A pile of V-Bucks in Fortnite

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Epic Games has been fined over $500 million by the FTC over deceptive UI design and child privacy law violations in Fortnite.

The Roblox logo against a tiled backdrop of some of the games people have created for the platform, or game, or whatever

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Roblox enjoyed over 56 million daily users in November alone, and its revenue topped $190 million, according to a report by Roblox Corporation.

A 3D icon for the Apple App Store

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A new report suggests that Apple could be about to allow third-party iOS app stores in the EU in order to comply with a new regulation.

Private Division and Bloober Team partnership photo showing them together.

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It's Private Division's fifth anniversary, and the publisher is celebrating by announcing a brand new survival horror IP alongside Bloober Team.

A soldier rappelling down a building in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

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A new report has revealed that Microsoft apparently offered Sony a chance to put Call of Duty on PS Plus as part of the rejected 10-year deal.

Shirley saying "What the actual frick...?" in The Outbound Ghost

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The Outbound Ghost has been delisted from Steam amid an ongoing feud between developer Conradical and publisher Digerati.

An Awful Line From Days Gone

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This week we talk about the "Woke Reviewers" of Days Gone and Microsoft v. FTC, then Scrappy shares his thoughts about Forspoken's Demo.

Some of the characters in the FPS Hyper Front, which Riot Games is suing NetEase over

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Riot Games is bringing a lawsuit against the Chinese gaming giant NetEase for allegedly ripping off its game Valorant with the mobile FPS Hyper Front.

Bulkhead image showing both studios combining.

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Splash Damage has announced that it has acquired Bulkhead, the developer of Battalion 1944 and The Turing Test, to work on Transformers: Reactivate.

FTC vs Microsoft image

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The FTC has filed a lawsuit against Microsoft to block the acquisition of Activision Blizzard, as they say it is a major threat to the industry.

Several characters from the ill-fated Final Fantasy VII The First Soldier

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Yuji Naka has been arrested a second time for insider trading, this time allegedly over the battle royale game Final Fantasy VII The First Soldier.

Deacon St John riding his bike and looking angry (so what's new) in Days Gone

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Days Gone director John Garvin has blamed "woke reviewers" for the less-than-rapturous reception to his open-world zombie game.

A soldier in a ghillie suit in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

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Microsoft has signed a 10-year Call of Duty deal to bring the series to Nintendo hardware, confirming that the series will remain on Steam as well.

A GameStop logo made to look like the Hollywood sign

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A new round of GameStop layoffs has begun, and this time, it sounds like things are more focused on the blockchain wallet department.

A futuristic cityscape in the ZeniMax title Starfield

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ZeniMax QA workers will vote in the next few weeks to formalize a union, which will be the first of its kind formed at Microsoft.

The Panda Global logo on top of a fight in Super Smash Bros Ultimate

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Alan Bunney, the Panda Global CEO, has been removed from his position following controversy surrounding Super Smash Bros esports events.

The US Army esports team focusing hard on gaming

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The US Army is continuing to pour millions of dollars in funding into gaming and esports in an effort to recruit Gen Z gamers, according to internal

The Midnight crypto developer logo over a backdrop of some art from one of its games, possibly

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A new crypto dev by the name of Midnight has been set up, and it's already got four games in the works, including a 4X MMO. Yikes.

A mostly empty theater for the Smash World Tour event, with matches being shown on both screens

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Nintendo has told the organizers of Smash World Tour that they will have to cancel the 2022 Championships and the 2023 circuit due to a lack of

The rather self-explanatory title screen for Stroke the Hedgehog, a Game Achievements Ltd trophy spam game in which the objective is to, well, stroke a hedgehog

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The rather aptly-named Game Achievements Ltd has apologized for making trophy spam "shovelware", but players don't seem receptive to the apology.

A mean-looking shark in Tripwire's Maneater

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Former Tripwire CEO John Gibson has claimed that "social terrorism" was behind his ousting as the company's head last year.

Champions battling one another in the popular Chinese MOBA Honor of Kings

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China has declared a preliminary victory when it comes to battling gaming addiction in minors, potentially paving the way for eased gaming

Netflix Symbol Logo

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The Netflix Games Studio in Los Angeles is looking for a Game Director with experience in FPS and Third Person Shooters for a AAA PC Game.

PlayStation Logo, all blue, China Hero Project Convallaria

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Sony has announced they will be investing in the China Hero Project in order to sell twice as many PS5s in China as it did with the PS4.

A screenshot for a game that Sony will soon be banning or restricting from their store.

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There is apparently a dev letter being sent out by Sony stating that shovelware titles offering easy Platinum trophies will soon be banned or

Dragon Quest screenshot showing a character overcome with crippling embarrassment.

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Yuji Naka, who is one of the co-creators of the Sonic the Hedgehog series, has just been arrested for insider trading over Dragon Quest Tact.

A chaotic battle going on in Risk of Rain 2, the IP of which Gearbox now owns

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Gearbox has announced that it's acquired the Risk of Rain IP from developer Hopoo, and that the two studios are working together on a new "passion

Wukong standing in a huge chamber surrounded by statues in the Chinese game Black Myth: Wukong

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The Chinese government appears to be reconsidering its largely hostile stance towards the gaming industry, if a recent article is anything to go by.

Three cars in NASCAR Heat 5, a game published by Motorsport Games

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Motorsport Games' board of directors has resigned over a funding dispute, leaving the company currently non-NASDAQ-compliant.

A frenetic shootout involving humans and mechs in The Ascent, a game developed by the now-Krafton-owned Neon Giant

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Krafton has acquired Neon Giant, the developer behind cyberpunk looter-shooter The Ascent, and there's more coming from the studio.

A huge hot-air balloon with the Pokemon Go logo on it

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This year's Pokemon Go Fest, which returned to live events after the pandemic forced it to go digital in 2020 and 2021, has been good for local

Witcher Trilogy Game Director screenshot showing The Witcher Saga and CD Projekt Red Logo

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Sebastian Kalemba, the former head of animation on Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher 3, is now the new Witcher trilogy game director.

The Activision Blizzard logo superimposed over a set of the company's franchises

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In a move that will surprise absolutely nobody, Activision Blizzard is engaging in yet more union-busting activity, this time for a union vote

Frontier Developments and Complex Games acquisition logo.

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Planet Zoo and Elite Dangerous developer Frontier has acquired its very first studio in Warhammer 40k: Chaos Gate - Daemonhunters creator Complex