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Bungie employees doxxed, sent death threats and racial abuse

Bungie employees were doxxed and received death threats following a Destiny 2 collaboration with a streamer. A tweet from a Bungie employee in June listed a collaboration with African-American streamer Uhmaayyze, who the employee described as a hero. The tweet received death threats in response, which was followed by several Bungie employees receiving calls, texts, […]

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LG TV owners: get yourself a three-month subscription of Stadia Pro for free

Have you bought a brand-new LG television recently? Perhaps you picked one up during last month’s Prime Day sales. Or maybe you are overdue an upgrade to make full use of your shiny new PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X/S. Either way, Google, ever desperate to prove Stadia is still alive and kicking, is offering […]

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Koch Media ditching name it admits is tricky to get your mouth round

Koch Media, which owns video game publishers such as Deep Silver and developers such as War Horse, has rebranded itself as Plaion (pronounced ‘Play On’). In a press release, the company, itself part of the vast Embracer empire, stated this name was chosen to “better portray who we are and the journey we are taking”. […]

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Beyond Good & Evil 2 is still alive

Beyond Good & Evil 2 is still alive, despite more than a decade of on-again, off-again development and the departure of its creator two years ago. Narrative designer Sarah Arellano, formerly of Blizzard, today announced via Twitter that she had joined the project as its lead writer. Arellano previously worked on World of Warcraft, following […]

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Battlefield 2042’s next map will arrive with Season 2 in September

Battlefield 2042’s latest map is set to arrive with the release of Season 2 in September. In a developer interview hosted by DICE, lead level designer Shashank Uchil said the team had taken on player feedback by focusing on adding cover and small spaces: “We want to make smaller levels; we want to have levels […]

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New details for fantasy farming sim Harvestella revealed

Square Enix has revealed some new details about its fantasy farming sim Harvestella, unveiled at Nintendo’s Direct Mini in June. The Final Fantasy meets Stardew Valley meets Rune Factory game takes place across multiple seasons, with towns to match. Square Enix has now revealed the gorgeous pink and purple cherry blossoms of spring town Nemea. […]