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Ubisoft removes Assassin's Creed Unity Season Pass from the marketplace

Nov 26 // Alessandro Fillari
"The launch of Assassin's Creed Unity was a highly-anticipated moment for me and for our development teams around the world who dedicated a tremendous amount of energy, passion and skill to the game's creation," said Mallat. "For us, it was the culmination of years of work on new technologies, the development of multiple innovations -- including an all-new game engine -- and an evolution of the Assassin's Creed franchise's core pillars. More importantly, we know that it was a highly-anticipated moment for many of you as well, as you looked forward to taking part in the first truly next generation Assassin's Creed game." As we all know, the state of Unity was in shambles, causing many game-breaking and unintentionally humorous bugs. With the recent patches having repaired the game, the publisher recognizes that there is still more work to be done. "We've been working hard to fix the problems players are reporting, and the patches we have released so far have resolved many of them," said the CEO. "Today, we're releasing our third patch, which fixes a variety of specific issues related to the game’s stability and performance, matchmaking and connectivity, gameplay and menus." This sort of move is rather unprecedented for a major publisher. With everything going on with Unity over the last month, we can all assume this decision was not made lightly. An Update on Assassin's Creed Unity from Yannis Mallat [Ubisoft]
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The publisher seeks to regain trust by offering free content
Earlier this morning, several users on NeoGAF noticed that Steam, PlayStation Network, and other online stores had removed all pages for the Assassin's Creed Unity Season Pass, with German games site GamersGlobal claiming tha...

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Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me
After news of the delay back in September, the folks at WB Games and Rocksteady have kept all things Batman: Arkham Knight close to the vest. Thankfully, they figured we could use another appetizer after their showing at E3, ...

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Prey 2

Confirmed: Prey 2 has been cancelled


Bethesda no longer working on follow up
Oct 30
// Alessandro Fillari
Well you certainly could have seen this one coming. During an interview with Pete Hines, the Vice President of Bethesda, CNET confirmed that the long elusive and troubled development of Prey 2 has come to an end. Taking place...
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Wrack

Combolicious arcade-style shooter Wrack leaves Early Access


After six years of development, the wait is finally over
Oct 01
// Rob Morrow
After more than six years in development, Final Boss Entertainment's attractive-looking arcade FPS Wrack is now a finished game and available for purchase on Steam. To celebrate, the team has released this exhilarating launc...
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But what is Miles Morales' rap name?
Max and Bill stop by to check in and drop some knowledge before heading of to Seattle for PAX Prime this week! Twitch got bought out by Amazon, not Google. Pokemon gets a fighting game, that you can only play in Japanese arcades. Bill gets hype on Donald Glover playing Spider-Man. And of course, our PAX Prime plans.

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I'll crush the whole moon with my butt
I've been buried in gamescom news this week, but I've surfaced to relay the stories I'm most excited about to you. Life is Strange is an unusual adventure game from the creators of Remember Me. No Man's Sky allegedly would take actual millennium to explore. And we finally see what Claptrap has up his sleeve in Borderlands The Pre-Sequel. Turns out, it's a whole bag of tricks.

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Put your hands in the air, this is for the players
Sony came and delivered pretty much what I expected from their gamescom 2014 press conference. They had a boatload of indie games with interesting visual styles. They've continued their expansive trajectory of porting bigger...

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Except for that Tomb Raider thing
Microsoft's press conferences often leave me with cranial damage from head-to-desk impact, but their gamescom 2014 presser felt pretty okay to me. I'm excited to see Microsoft making an attempt to partner with more indies. A...

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MGS V

Konami livestreaming new Metal Gear Solid V gameplay at gamescom


Geoff Keighley hosting live panel with Kojima to showcase new content
Jul 31
// Alessandro Fillari
It's looking like gamescom 2014 will be a pretty exciting show. With many of the big hitters set to unveil their new products, we've certainly got a lot to look forward to next month. Now, we've got another publisher ready to...
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Homefront

Deep Silver acquires Homefront IP


Homefront: The Revolution finds new home at Deep Silver
Jul 30
// Alessandro Fillari
It looks like things have finally come to a head at Crytek. The troubled publisher and developer behind Ryse, Crysis, and the upcoming Homefront: The Revolution has taken major steps to secure its own future. Crytek has sold ...
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Kingdom For Hire

Kingdom Under Fire II gets lengthy PS4 gameplay trailer


Still still alive! And free-to-play, I guess
Jun 24
// Steven Hansen
Kingdom Under Fire II, announced six years ago as a 360 game, is still still alive and feeling even more still alive with a proper PlayStation Blog post talking about the PS4 version, and a large scale raid video with scorpions, knights, guns, flamethrowers, and tits with super low nipples (3:15). 
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Zelda Wii U

The main character of The Legend of Zelda Wii U may not be Link


Zelda producer hints that things might be different for the protagonist
Jun 11
// Alessandro Fillari
Yesterday's reveal of The Legend of Zelda on Wii U got many people excited. With the tease of a new visual style and a more open world to explore, there was yet another reason for people to consider purchasing a Wii U. Howeve...
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Suda51

Suda51's Lily Bergamo was cancelled, turned into Let it Die


Grasshopper's change in studio vision resulted in total redesign
Jun 11
// Alessandro Fillari
During the Sony E3 press conference, we got the chance to check out Suda51's new free-to-play survival horror title Let it Die. As Grasshopper Manufacture's first F2P title, it seemed to be a bit of a departure for them. Howe...
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Final Fantasy

Final Fantasy Type-0 is coming to PS4 and Xbox One


Will finally make a Western release
Jun 10
// Alessandro Fillari
[Update: Unfortunately, the PS Vita release was not accurate. Sony has clarified on its blog that Type-0 will only be on PS4.] Yes, it is happening. Square Enix has announced that the elusive Final Fantasy Type-0 is coming to...
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This Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty trailer is a little too overdramatic


I'm so glad a new Oddworld is happening
Jun 05
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty is close to finishing up development. I'm so excited! The game will be playable at E3, so here's a slightly overdramatic trailer. Overdramatic in the musical choice I mean. The song is "Born to Love Y...
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News that's good to the last drop
There's a hot drizzle of news leading up to E3, and Max is here to suck it down and spit it back at you! A sequel to Homefront is actually happening, for some reason. Ed Boon officiates the new MK as Mortal Kombat X (as in E...

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Nintendo

Mario Kart 8 drives Wii U hardware sales up 666% in the UK


The blue shell was thrown by Nintendo
Jun 02
// Alessandro Fillari
After nearly two years of being on the ropes, Nintendo's troubled console has finally gotten a pick-me-up. And a major one at that. With the release of Mario Kart 8, which secured the #2 spot in the UK for most sales during t...
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Steam dumps another 75 games to Greenlight


The latest in the polarizing service
May 28
// Abel Girmay
The very talked about, incredibly divisive Steam Greenlight service is back at it again, releasing a batch of 75 new titles to play. As always, I'm not even going to pretend like I've heard of any of these games. That said, i...
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Enough news to Baja Blast your brains out
Lots of things happened in the game-o-sphere this week. Kevin Spacey scored the manliest name for his character in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. We found out the Halo TV series may be produced in conjunction with Showtime,...

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Peggle 2

Windy the Fairy flutters into Peggle 2 with Windy's Master Pack


Are birds fairies now?
Apr 22
// Brittany Vincent
I've got a serious Peggle addiction, and I don't think it can be cured. Not even with more cowbell. Peggle 2's about to get even more "masterly" with the addition of Windy the Fairy, the latest bit of DLC to hit the Xbox One....
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The Walking Dead

The Walking Dead is finally headed to PlayStation 4


I'm not really surprised, but good news!
Apr 22
// Brittany Vincent
It's been some time since The Walking Dead shambled into our hearts, but there's still reason to revisit Telltale's zombie opus, especially since it looks as though the Game of the Year Edition is coming for PlayStation 4 own...
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BloodRayne

Arc System Works' BloodRayne teaser is BloodRayne: Betrayal


Move along, nothing to see here
Apr 22
// Brittany Vincent
Remember last week, when we mused on what a possible Arc System Works teaser featuring BloodRayne might be? Turns out it's just a Japanese release of WayForward's BloodRayne: Betrayal. Aw, shucks. I was hoping for something a...
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Beat Hazard

Design your own ship in Beat Hazard: Shadow Operations DLC


I want to pilot the Bebop
Apr 22
// Brittany Vincent
Out of all the places I could play Beat Hazard, I usually play on my phone. Beat Hazard on Steam, however, is packing brand new DLC. The Shadow Operations pack may just change my mind about which platform I choose to play on....
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Fatal Frame

New Fatal Frame materializing on Wii U


Plus, additional Fatal Frame media to consume!
Apr 22
// Brittany Vincent
Fatal Frame, otherwise known as one of the only series that even gives me even the most remote semblance of uneasiness, will be making an appearance on the Wii U soon. It'll be materializing. Get it? Like ghosts? Tecmo Koei a...
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Videogames

Industrious 4chan user is compiling a list of every videogame ever made


Bless you, my child
Apr 21
// Brittany Vincent
It's a chore for me to enter a few hundreds of games into my Backloggery account, and I haven't even finished it yet. Ambitious 4chan user Data_baser is compiling a list of every video game ever made. Way to make me feel...
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Azeroth Choppers

Get your murloc runnin' with Azeroth Choppers


Head out on the highway
Apr 21
// Brittany Vincent
Looking for adventure in whatever comes your way? Of course you are. That means you'll definitely want to watch Azeroth Choppers, an online series via Blizzard where custom motorcycle designer Paul Jr. and two warring teams ...
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BurgerTime World Tour

BurgerTime World Tour is $5 now through April 30 before it disappears forever


Forever ever? For-EVER EVER?
Apr 17
// Brittany Vincent
MonkeyPaw Games is holding a funeral one last sale for BurgerTime: World Tour, allowing players to snap it up for only $5 before it's yanked from the digital distribution channels forever on April 30. You may be thinking th...
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Humongous Entertainment

Childhood edutainment favorites Putt-Putt and Fatty Bear on Steam is Humongous


I am not sorry for the puns I make, Putt-Putt
Apr 17
// Brittany Vincent
You wanna go to the moon with Putt-Putt or find missing kelp seeds with Freddi Fish? Get your wallets ready, because there's a whole slew of classic Humongous Entertainment games coming to Steam. And if you answered no to eit...
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Nuka Cola

'Nuka Cola' trademark applications filed by Zenimax Media


It's definitely not for a beverage
Apr 17
// Brittany Vincent
Could a new Fallout game or property be in the works? Recently, ZeniMax Media, parent company of Bethesda Softworks, quietly filed three separate trademarks for "Nuka Cola." Delicious and informative, yes? Nuka Cola is a favo...
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Wolfenstein: TNO

Pre-order Wolfenstein: The New Order on Steam and wear swanky hats in TF2


Deck yourself out in some sweet new hats for buying early
Apr 16
// Brittany Vincent
Wolfenstein: The New Order is up for pre-order on Steam, and while my finger is hovering over the mouse to pull the trigger and make it Steam official, here's an interesting tidbit that might sway you into giving it a chance ...

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