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Facebook's Acquisition Of Oculus Officially Closed

Facebook’s acquisition of Oculus VR has officially closed today, the two companies have announced.
“We’re looking forward to an exciting future together, building the next computing platform and reimagining the way people communicate,” the companies said in a joint statement.
Facebook announced its plan to acquire Oculus VR…

22 Jul 8:08 AM 0 Read More...

'Modern Combat 5' Cracked & Pirated By Contest Winner

Pirated copies of the mobile first-person shooter Modern Combat 5: Blackout made its way onto torrent websites this weekend, according to Gameloft the cracked versions originated from an early copy given to contest winners.

“So Gameloft did a contest to win an early copy of MC5, and one of…

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Google To Stop Listing In-App Purchase Games As 'Free'

Last December, the European Commission called for companies like Apple and Google to reevaluate their handling of free-to-play titles. It asked that consumers not be misled about the “true costs involved” with free games, and children not be urged to make in-app purchases. It then met with…

19 Jul 1:14 AM 0 Read More...

Boss Key Productions Hires Former 'COD' Developers

Cliff Bleszinski’s studio Boss Key Productions has hired two former Call of Duty: Ghosts developers to work on its upcoming shooter, Blue Streak.
Ryan Palser, who previously was an animator at Neversoft and worked on Call of Duty: Ghosts, will join Boss Key as a senior animator. David Rose…

19 Jul 1:13 AM 0 Read More...

Microsoft Closing Xbox Entertainment Studios

Phil Spencer has confirmed that Microsoft is closing its Xbox Entertainment Studios as part of a restructuring plan.

The closure will result in a reduction of the company’s planned programming, however Microsoft has confirmed to GameInformer that currently in-development work such as Halo: Nightfall and the Atari Documentary…

18 Jul 1:55 AM 0 Read More...

'Yogventures' Kickstarter Project Cancelled

In 2012, popular YouTube network The Yogscast began a Kickstarter campaign for a sandbox game called Yogventures. It raised $570,000 and went into development at indie studio Winterkewl Games.

Now, Eurogamer reports that Winterkewl is in danger of going out of business, and the project has been cancelled.

“As…

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Ubisoft Hires A 'Chief Parkour Officer'

Ubisoft has hired Michael ‘Frosti’ Zernow to serve as the “chief parkour officer” to improve the “authenticity and accuracy” of the free running mechanics in the Assassin’s Creed franchise.

Zernow is part of Tempest Freerunning, a group of world-class free runners, but he has also performed in motion…

17 Jul 3:23 AM 0 Read More...

Kotick Almost Fired Over Vivendi Buyout

Vivendi executives considered firing Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick last May over the sale of Vivendi’s stake back to Activision, Bloomberg reports.

Translated emails from a June court filing that alleges Kotick threatened to quit if director’s did not allow him to lead an investor group which bought…

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