Cloud Imperium and Crytek finally settle their long legal dispute

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Cloud Imperium and Crytek finally settle their long legal dispute

For the last few years, Star Citizen‘s battles haven’t been high-flying dogfights. Instead, developers Cloud Imperium have been tangled in a dispute with Crytek, exchanging heated legal blows in lieu of laser blasts. But now, at long last, it seems the two warships declared a long-overdue ceasefire. Court documents posted this week reveal that Crytek […]

Baldur's Gate 3 will be out in early access by the end of the year

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Baldur's Gate 3 will be available via early access on Steam later this year.

It's been in development for a while - work was underway even before Divinity: Original Sin 2 shipped in September 2017 - but the wait will soon be over as Wizard of the Coast's parent company, Hasbro, has revealed Baldur's Gate 3 will release later this year on Steam early access.

Talking at an investor event at the New York Toy Fair (thanks, DSO Gaming), Hasbro also confirmed Larian Studio will reveal the first gameplay footage of Baldur's Gate 3 at PAX East (operated by Eurogamer's US parent company Reedpop) at 3.30pm ET - that's 8.30pm UK time - on 27th February, 2020.

Boston mayor says Sony's decision to back out of PAX East "reinforces harmful stereotypes"

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Boston mayor says Sony's decision to back out of PAX East

The mayor of Boston has reached out to Sony, asking it to reverse its decision to stay away from PAX East this year, stating that the decision should have been motivated by "facts, not fear".

PlayStation confirmed earlier this week that it would no longer attend PAX East (operated by Eurogamer's US parent company Reedpop) due to "increasing concerns" surrounding coronavirus.

While it insists it made "the best option as the situation related to the virus and global travel restrictions are changing daily", the mayor of Boston - the US city that hosts PAX East - sent a letter to Sony CEO Kenichiro Yoshida intimating the decision to pull out served to reinforce "harmful stereotypes" about Chinese citizens, and were fuelled by "confusion and lack of information".

One year on, Anthem remains a sad monument to a generation of folly

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One year on, Anthem remains a sad monument to a generation of folly

It's the most wonderful time of year: February! It's also still Christmas, according to Anthem, because the game still has its decorations up - even now, a full two weeks after the initial tweet, which pointed out that open invitation for bad luck, went viral. Apparently that's intentional because BioWare extended its "Ictide" event a little longer, but it's not a great look, is it? Especially not as Anthem celebrates its first full year since launch.

At least the effect is interesting, by regular service game event standards. If you hop into a Stronghold, which is a sort of replayable mini-raid or "strike", by Destiny's terminology, you'll notice that in the occasional moments of downtime between fights, deep below ground, in the dank, dripping dungeon of giant spiders, the haunting echo of sleigh bells will just, ever so softly, start to fade in. A sort of wafting, aural threat, like they're about to summon a choir of the dead. Ominous! Schedule the relaunch for that liminal, Nightmare Before Christmas, early November time when nobody knows whether to feel spooky or festive and you know what, it might just work.

Devotion, the Taiwanese game removed from Steam, is being preserved by Harvard

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Devotion, the Taiwanese game removed from Steam, is being preserved by Harvard

Devotion is a horror game by Taiwanese developers Red Candle, which they removed from Steam shortly after release due to controversy over its inclusion of art mocking Chinese president Xi Jinping. Though Devotion is no longer available for sale, it is being preserved thanks to Harvard University. The Harvard-Yenching Library, which houses the university's East Asian collections, has added both Devotion and Red Candle's previous horror game Detention (which is still available on Steam) to their collection.

Activision takes legal action against Call of Duty: Modern Warfare battle royale Reddit leaker

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Activision takes legal action against Call of Duty: Modern Warfare battle royale Reddit leaker

Activision has not confirmed Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will be getting a battle royale mode, but there have been plenty of hints and leaks. One, an image of people with guns standing on top of vehicles beneath the words Call of Duty: Warzone, has got Activision particularly riled up—to the point where they've subpoenaed Reddit for details of the user responsible for posting it, Torrentfreak reports.