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Double Fine Cuts 12 Employees

Double Fine has told GamesIndustry.biz that it has had to layoff 12 people, due to a publisher cancelling an unannounced project.

“One of our unannounced projects was unexpectedly cancelled by its publisher, forcing us to reduce our staff by 12 people. Our remaining projects–Broken Age, Massive Chalice, and…

25 Nov 12:30 AM 0 Read More...

Activision Removing 'Call of Duty' Exploit Videos

Activision is working hard to block Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare YouTube videos that it believes promotes glitches and exploits in the game, Eurogamer reports.

Game network Machinima reportedly sent an email to partners last week, warning that Activision has been issuing copyright strikes on videos showing glitches.

“Activision is…

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Valve Introduces New Guidelines For Steam Early Access

Valve has introduced new guidelines for its Steam Early Access service to provide transparency and honesty about the model, Eurogamer reports.

“When you launch a game in Steam Early Access, there is an expectation by customers that you will continue development to a point where you have what you consider…

21 Nov 11:13 PM 0 Read More...

'World of Warcraft' Tops 10 Million Subscribers

24 hours after the launch of the latest World of Warcraft expansion Warlords of Draenor, 3.3 million copies had been sold and the game’s global subscriber base had passed 10 million, Blizzard has announced.

“We’re thrilled that so many players jumped in to play Warlords of Draenor…

21 Nov 11:12 PM 0 Read More...

Warner Bros. Releases More Free' Shadow of Mordor' DLC

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has announced that another free DLC pack has been released for Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor today.

The Power of Defiance bundle adds the Lithariel character skin, as well as a new challenge mode and rune.

“With the new character skin, players become Lithariel, the Warrior…

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'Halo: The Master Chief Collection' Patches Matchmaking

343 Industries has outlined the content update released for Halo: The Master Chief Collection today, which aims to fix the matchmaking issues players have suffered since launch.

“This particular content update addresses matchmaking performance, UI, gameplay, and title-specific issues,” 343 explains, in part. “We are on track for a…

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Bungie Releases Free Trial For 'Destiny'

Bungie has released a free demo for Destiny on all platforms the game is available for, allowing interested gamers to try the game and transfer their progress to the full version if they buy it.

The Destiny Demo on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 requires 6 GB of hard drive…

19 Nov 10:36 PM 0 Read More...

Activision Settles Court Case Regarding Vivendi Buyout

Last year, Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick formed an investor group to buy a large number of shares from Vivendi.

The deal resulted in multiple lawsuits from shareholders who believed they never received a fair chance to weigh in on the deal.

According to Gamasutra, Activision has now settled the…

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