Disney shuts down kid-friendly Club Penguin Island to cut costs

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Disney shuts down kid-friendly Club Penguin Island to cut costs

Last year, Disney's kid-friendly online game Club Penguin shut down and the company relaunched it as a mobile app called Club Penguin Island. But now, Kotaku reports, Club Penguin Island is going away as well. Employees at the Kelowna, British Columbia studio behind the game received a notice this week that Club Penguin Island was being shut down and that they were being let go. "For several years now, we have been experiencing increasing global competition," Disney said in a letter to staff. "We have explored many options to improve efficiency and reduce costs. These measures have succeeded to some extent. However, in order to reduce costs further and become more competitive, we find that we must reduce our workforce."

Oculus CTO John Caramack reveals what's next for Oculus Go

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Oculus CTO John Caramack reveals what's next for Oculus Go

Oculus CTO John Carmack is known for giving an unfiltered speech on day two of Oculus' annual Connect conference, and this year is no different. Today, he talked extensively on the trials and tribulations of making Oculus' latest slate of standalone headsets, and more intriguingly, gave a sneak peek as to what expect in the next generation of the Oculus Go. He also said that current Go headsets will soon get support for microSD cards over USB, a night mode and a low-power mode.

Blizzcon 2018 Virtual Ticket includes 'WoW Classic' demo

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Blizzcon 2018 Virtual Ticket includes 'WoW Classic' demo

The Blizzcon 2018 Virtual Ticket is the gift that keeps on giving. Aside from video streams, skins, and in-game loot, Blizzard says the $50 digital entry fee will also grant you access to the World of Warcraft: Classic demo -- that's the base game as it was before the expansions ruined it for purists. The demo will be showcased on the Blizzcon floor on November 2nd and you'll get to play at the same time as attendees (on or around 1PM PT, 4PM Eastern). It will then be available until 10am PT (1PM Eastern) on November 8th, meaning those going to the event can jump on again when they get home.

Nintendo’s gacha RPG ‘Dragalia Lost’ arrives on mobiles

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Nintendo’s gacha RPG ‘Dragalia Lost’ arrives on mobiles

Nintendo's new mobile game Dragalia Lost has landed on iOS and Android in the US, Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau. The game boasts all the hallmarks of a Japanese RPG made by gacha specialists Cygames: turn-based action (check), anime-style characters (check), microtransactions galore (check), and dragons (check). Of course, you can opt not to spend any cash on in-game characters and dragons -- which you can morph into during battle -- and just grind it out instead.

'Fortnite' season six arrives with invisibility and pets

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'Fortnite' season six arrives with invisibility and pets

It feels like we had to wait forever, but it's finally here: Fortnite season six has begun. As is customary with any new competitive window, tonnes of new content has landed, but it's also time to say goodbye to items and locations you may have come to love (or really really hate). The theme for season six is "Darkness Rises," turning the island shadowy thanks to the otherworldly powers exhibited by "The Cube."

There's an all-white Sony headset for your limited-edition PS4

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There's an all-white Sony headset for your limited-edition PS4

Sure, Sony has made limited-edition white PS4s, but you've been out of luck if you've wanted a completely white official headset to match. That's so... gauche. You won't have to worry about fashion missteps from now on, though. The company has unveiled an all-white version of the PlayStation Gold Wireless Headset that will coordinate nicely with the pale-hued PS4 in your living room. There's no added functionality over the black version, but that's not necessarily a problem when the headset has generally been well-received. Every headset owner is receiving widened audio mode compatibility, too, including titles like Shadow of the Tomb Raider and Spyro Reignited.