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Men Of War II Delayed To 2024 In Response To Player Feedback

Best Way and Fulqrum Publishing have announced that Men of War II is being delayed to an unspecified point in 2024. In a press release announcing the delay, Best Way says that "careful analysis" of…

September 8, 2023 | 09:44 EDT

14-year-old boy Maxym weeping and surrounded by shadowy figures in the key art for the Ukraine war-inspired RPG Hollow Home

Hollow Home Is A Disco Elysium-Inspired Narrative RPG About The Ukraine War

Developer Twigames has unveiled Hollow Home, an isometric narrative RPG about life during the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The Kyiv-based studio says its game is inspired by Disco Elysium and This…

August 17, 2023 | 08:50 EDT

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Bohemia Interactive Addresses Arma 3 Fake News Videos

Bohemia Interactive has spoken out on the Arma 3 fake news problem, wherein videos of the realistic army sim are being mistaken for real-life conflict footage in the Russia-Ukraine war. The dev says…

November 29, 2022 | 12:03 EST

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Ukrainian Dev Starni Games Announces Ukraine War Stories

Ukrainian studio Starni Games has announced Ukraine War Stories, a collection of visual novels telling stories about the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The game is set to arrive on Steam later this…

July 25, 2022 | 11:22 EDT

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FIFA 23 Won't Have Russian National Team or Clubs

In light of the controversy between Russia and Ukraine, the developers at Electronic Arts have decided against the inclusion of Russian Clubs and teams into FIFA 23. EA states that they call for…

July 21, 2022 | 03:04 EDT

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Escape From Tarkov Patch 12.12.30 Update and Wipe Launched

Escape from Tarkov patch 12.12.30 is live, bringing new content and a wipe to the military multiplayer FPS. With the latest update, Battlestate Games also continues its silence regarding the war in…

June 29, 2022 | 10:37 EDT

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Kojima Productions Pledges To Aid Ukrainian Refugees

Known for creating DEATH STRANDING, Kojima Productions is making a different kind of announcement. Following the crisis in the Ukraine, millions of citizens have been forced to flee for their own…

June 20, 2022 | 04:34 EDT

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Euro Truck Simulator 2 DLC Heart Of Russia Put On Hold

The upcoming Euro Truck Simulator 2 DLC pack Heart of Russia is being put on indefinite hold due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Developer SCS Software says it will withhold the DLC until "the…

May 31, 2022 | 09:32 EDT

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Ukraine Xbox Store & Accounts in Development

A dedicated Ukraine Xbox Store and account system are in development as part of its efforts to deal with the challenges of the Russia-Ukraine War. The Russia-Ukraine War has impacted life in Ukraine…

May 24, 2022 | 01:59 EDT

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Frogwares Announces Their Next Game: Project Palianytsia

Frogwares has just announced their next title: Project Palianytsia, which is described as a mixture of eldritch horror and a Victorian-era mystery. It is aimed at fans of Frogwares' The Sinking City…

May 19, 2022 | 10:45 EDT

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Sherlock Holmes: Chapter One Delayed on Xbox One Due to War

Frogwares has been having a rough go of it recently, which makes sense considering the main studio is in Ukraine, which is currently mired in the Russia-Ukraine war. Even still, Frogwares has kept…

April 21, 2022 | 11:49 EDT

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Wargaming Leaving Belarus And Russia Due To Ukraine War

World of Tanks studio Wargaming has announced it is to depart Russia and Belarus. The studio says it's already transferred its live services to an unaffiliated company in both countries, and that it'…

April 4, 2022 | 09:59 EDT

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TinyBuild "War Room Meeting" Led To Crazy Plans To Extract Employees

TinyBuild has detailed some of the impressive ways in which it helped employees wishing to flee the Russia-Ukraine war. These measures include the CEO personally opening up the use of his house to…

April 1, 2022 | 11:04 EDT

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Loop Hero Devs Tell Russian Players to Pirate Game Due to Sanctions

Loop Hero developer Four Quarters is advising Russian players to pirate their game if they can't purchase it legitimately, a growing problem due to sanctions imposed on Russia due to the ongoing…

March 29, 2022 | 03:47 EDT

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Fanatical Stand With Ukraine Bundle Launches With 58 Games

Fanatical has teamed up with more than 50 developers and industry figures to launch a new bundle in support of Ukraine. The aptly-named Fanatical Stand With Ukraine bundle packs in 58 games with a…

March 24, 2022 | 12:00 EDT

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Frogwares Releases Sherlock Holmes: Chapter 1 DLC Despite Ongoing War

Frogwares is still producing content and releasing games, which is impressive considering they're a majority Ukranian-based team. They've shared their stories and it's been tough to put it lightly. …

March 24, 2022 | 11:41 EDT

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Stalker 2 Developer Reportedly Leaving Ukraine

Stalker 2 developer GSC Game World is reportedly moving its offices and employees to Czechia (a.k.a. the Czech Republic) as a result of the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war. After years of waiting, …

March 22, 2022 | 02:56 EDT

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Fortnite Raises $36m For Ukraine In A Single Day

Epic has announced that it has already raised a whopping $36 million towards humanitarian relief in Ukraine via Fortnite. This news comes after the company pledged all of its proceeds from Fortnite …

March 21, 2022 | 10:22 EDT

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Valve Suspends Payments to Developers in Ukraine and Russia

Several game creators and publishers in Belarus, Russia, and Ukraine have stated that they are unable to receive payment for their products from Valve. Many companies have recently placed sanctions…

March 18, 2022 | 06:17 EDT

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Humble Stand With Ukraine Bundle Has Dozens of Games for Just $40

The Humble Stand With Ukraine Bundle has been revealed, offering up over $2,500 worth of games and other content for just $40. Humble Bundle has been supporting charitable causes for a long time,…

March 18, 2022 | 03:14 EDT

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The Serpent Rogue Release Date Unchanged, Says Ukrainian Dev

Ukrainian studio Sengi Games has confirmed that its intended The Serpent Rogue release date won't change. Despite the ongoing invasion of Ukraine by Russia causing serious problems, the dev says it's…

March 18, 2022 | 11:16 EDT Ukraine Bundle cover Ukraine Bundle Raises $6.3 Million

The Ukraine bundle has done extremely well, raising $6.37 million, which is over $370k of its goal of $6 million. The Ukraine bundle featured 991 games such as Celeste, A Short Hike,…

March 18, 2022 | 10:05 EDT

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Games Workshop Suspends Warhammer Sales in Russia

If you have been paying attention to current events, you are most likely aware of the humanitarian crisis happening in Ukraine. Armed attacks by the Russian military are causing countless deaths and…

March 16, 2022 | 02:30 EDT

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Gambit Esports Team Competing As 'Players' for ESL Pro League

The Gambit esports team will be competing under the temporary name "players" in the ESL Pro League Season 15 CS:GO competition. Earlier this month, ESL instituted a policy change that banned any…

March 14, 2022 | 02:37 EDT

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Pokemon Go And Humble Russia Services Halted

Two more major forces in the gaming industry have halted services in Russia due to the invasion of Ukraine. Pokemon Go developer Niantic and Humble, of Humble Bundle fame, have both announced they…

March 11, 2022 | 09:04 EST

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'Everything Will Be Fine' With Escape from Tarkov, Dev Says

Many game developers are being affected by the Russia-Ukraine War, but Battlestate Games doesn't anticipate any problems with Escape from Tarkov due to sanctions on Russia or other issues. The…

March 9, 2022 | 02:41 EST

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Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp Delayed Due To "World Events"

Nintendo has announced an Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp delay. This time, the delay is due to "world events", which is likely to be a reference to the recent Russian invasion of Ukraine. No new…

March 9, 2022 | 09:35 EST

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Frogwares Shares Stories Of Studio Life In War-Torn Ukraine

Sherlock Holmes Chapter One and The Sinking City developer Frogwares has been sharing its stories of life in war-torn Ukraine during the current Russian invasion. The studio says the situation is a "…

March 8, 2022 | 09:27 EST

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Nearly 1200-Strong Studio Pledges 2022 Net Profits To Support Ukraine

Room 8 Group, a major work-for-hire studio with over 1,200 employees, has announced that they will be donating all of their net 2022 profits to charities aimed at rebuilding developing an independent…

March 8, 2022 | 11:54 EST Ukraine Bundle cover
News Ukraine Bundle Launches, Supporting Medical Relief and Children

Hyper Gunsport and Gunhouse developer Necrosoft Games has put together the Ukraine Bundle to provide medical aid and support for children affected by the Russia-Ukraine War. Like many online…

March 7, 2022 | 07:55 EST

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Sony Halts Gran Turismo 7 Russia Sales

Sony has halted Gran Turismo 7 Russia sales. The game is not currently available to purchase on the Russian PlayStation Store and instead merely lists a release date of "pending confirmation",…

March 4, 2022 | 09:43 EST


Microsoft Halts All New Sales and Services in Russia

Microsoft has just announced that they will be suspended all Microsoft products and services in Russia, which means that things such as the Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Microsoft Office, Windows, and…

March 4, 2022 | 09:36 EST

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The Witcher 3, Cyberpunk 2077 Review Bomb Underway

CD Projekt and CD Projekt Red's recent decision to halt sales in Russia and Belarus has led to a Cyberpunk 2077 review bomb, and that's not all -- pretty much all of the company's games on Steam are…

March 3, 2022 | 03:19 EST

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Modiphius Entertainment Announces Support for Ukraine, Charity Donations

The gaming industry as a whole are making their voices heard in light of current events. Russia's unsanctioned invasion of Ukraine, causing untold death and destruction to its people, has led to…

March 3, 2022 | 02:44 EST

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The Pokemon Company Donates $200K to Ukrainian Relief

The Pokemon Company has announced that it is making "an immediate donation" of $200,000 to its partners at GlobalGiving to provide humanitarian relief in Ukraine. The first few months of 2022 have…

March 3, 2022 | 01:39 EST

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Bloober Team Halts Sales In Russia And Belarus Over Invasion

The Medium and Blair Witch developer Bloober Team has halted the sales of its games in Russia in Belarus as a response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Bloober Team says this ban will come into…

March 3, 2022 | 09:21 EST


CD Projekt (Including GOG) Halt Sales in Russia and Belarus

Due to Russia's invasion of Ukraine, CD Projekt Group has announced that they will be halting all sales to Russia and Belarus. This decision applies to digital sales, physical stock deliveries of CD…

March 3, 2022 | 11:48 EST

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Book of Demons Review Bombed Over Pro-Ukrainian Actions

Indie action RPG Book of Demons is currently being review-bombed on Steam due to its unconventional response to the Ukraine conflict, including support for Ukrainian refugees and a 1,200% Russian…

March 2, 2022 | 06:01 EST

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ESL Bans Organizations With Ties to Russian Government, Pauses CIS Regional Competitions

German esports league ESL has announced that organizations with "apparent ties to the Russian government" will not be allowed to be represented at its competitions, although they will be able to…

March 2, 2022 | 02:44 EST

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The Rouble is Crashing in Escape from Tarkov

The in-game economy of Escape from Tarkov is being affected by the real-world downward slide of the Russian Rouble, mirroring the economic impacts affecting the currency in the real world. Escape…

March 1, 2022 | 04:18 EST

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Backer Rewards Delayed for Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous Due to Russian Shipping Halt

Moscow-based developer Owlcat Games has announced that shipping for physical backer rewards from the Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous Kickstarter campaign has been delayed due to shipping bans…

February 28, 2022 | 03:17 EST

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[Updated] 'This War of Mine' Profits to Be Donated to Ukrainian Red Cross Over the Next 7 Days

Update (March 2, 2022, 2:47 PM ET) - In addition to This War of Mine, DRM-free game retailer GOG and several other game developers have added more games to a sale supporting Ukrainian relief efforts …

February 24, 2022 | 05:08 EST