THQ Nordic Acquires Wreckfest And Goat Simulator Developers

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THQ Nordic Acquires Wreckfest And Goat Simulator Developers

THQ Nordic announced last night that they have acquired Wreckfest developer Bugbear, as well as Goat Simulator developer Coffee Stain, as well as acquiring all of their intellectual properties. So the company that brings you Saints Row, Darksiders, and Biomutant is also now the owner of physics-based goat simulation titles.

The Helsinki-based Bugbear has previously been known for working with Bandai Namco on Ridge Racer Unbounded and has been developing indie racing title Wreckfest since a failed Kickstarter campaign for the game in 2013 when it was called Next Car Game. Coffee Stain Studios is a Swedish developer with a wide variety of game types under their belt, like FPS tower defense Sanctum and upcoming building game Satisfactory.

THQ Nordic's strange acquisitions seem to be keeping the eclectic publishing spirit THQ, which is almost wholly unrelated to the company that now bears the same name, alive. The publisher's next original project is Darksiders III, developed by a studio primarily made up of ex-Vigil staff, releasing on November 27 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

Older Telltale Games Titles Being Removed From Sale As Company Closes

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Older Telltale Games Titles Being Removed From Sale As Company Closes

Several older Telltale games have been removed from sale from Steam today, following a report that Telltale Games is filing for bankruptcy. While not every game has been removed, Telltale is entering into a process that ends with the company officially closing its doors after months of being on its death bed.

According to GameDaily, Telltale has contracted an outside company, Sherwood Partners, to aid in shepherding the Northern California game developer through bankruptcy proceedings. This includes a total liquidation of all of Telltale's assets, which can include everything from office furniture to intellectual property.

As part of this, an ex-employee told GameDaily that Telltale will cease offering COBRA health insurance legally mandated to offer affected employees who are not yet receiving new health insurance on November 30. The employees laid off from Telltale also did not receive severance after their employment ended.

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It would be difficult to set out to make a game like Contra and not have it look exactly like Contra, so why not just lean into it instead? That's pretty much what Blazing Chrome is setting out to do and it was obvious when we first took note of it at PAX East earlier this year, but every new trailer completely reinforces it. The developer has announced that you'll be running and gunning in early 2019 and have officially announced a Switch version will come in tow.

Check out the new environments trailer below.

Developer JoyMasher has announced that the game will be releasing in early 2019, just missing its 2018 target date. However, this does give time for the newly-announced Switch release to launch alongside the other versions, so you can take it on the go from day one.

Contra-Inspired Shooter Blazing Chrome Arriving In 2019, Also Coming To Switch

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Contra-Inspired Shooter Blazing Chrome Arriving In 2019, Also Coming To Switch

It would be difficult to set out to make a game like Contra and not have it look exactly like Contra, so why not just lean into it instead? That's pretty much what Blazing Chrome is setting out to do and it was obvious when we first took note of it at PAX East earlier this year, but every new trailer completely reinforces it. The developer has announced that you'll be running and gunning in early 2019 and have officially announced a Switch version will come in tow.

Check out the new environments trailer below.

Developer JoyMasher has announced that the game will be releasing in early 2019, just missing its 2018 target date. However, this does give time for the newly-announced Switch release to launch alongside the other versions, so you can take it on the go from day one.

Command & Conquer And Red Alert Remastered Announced

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Command & Conquer And Red Alert Remastered Announced

Last month, EA announced an intention to bring Command & Conquer back in the form of remasters, rather than the mobile endeavor the company showed off at E3 earlier this year. Far quicker than anyone thought, EA is seemingly ready to announce exactly what it has been cooking up, today announcing remasters for Command & Conquer: Tiberian Dawn and Command & Conquer: Red Alert, with all the expansions in tow. 

Tiberian Dawn is the working title for what was simply released as Command & Conquer, the original 1995 PC game from Westwood Studios. It makes a lot of sense for the first game in the series to be chosen, but EA have also heard from the community that Red Alert is a more well-loved game, so that is also getting the remaster treatment.

"We have decided to remaster Command & Conquer: Tiberian Dawn," creative director Jim Vessella writes in a blog post for the announcement. "And while this is incredibly exciting on its own, we’re also aware of how passionate the community is about the Red Alert universe. So, we will also remaster the original Command & Conquer: Red Alert™.  But what about the classic expansion packs you may ask - Covert Ops, Counterstrike, and Aftermath?  Well, C&C and Red Alert wouldn’t be the same without them, so all three expansion packs will be bundled with the base games into one remastered collection - without microtransactions."

Command & Conquer And Red Alert Remastered Announced

about X hours ago from
Command & Conquer And Red Alert Remastered Announced

Last month, EA announced an intention to bring Command & Conquer back in the form of remasters, rather than the mobile endeavor the company showed off at E3 earlier this year. Far quicker than anyone thought, EA is seemingly ready to announce exactly what it has been cooking up, today announcing remasters for Command & Conquer: Tiberian Dawn and Command & Conquer: Red Alert, with all the expansions in tow. 

Tiberian Dawn is the working title for what was simply released as Command & Conquer, the original 1995 PC game from Westwood Studios. It makes a lot of sense for the first game in the series to be chosen, but EA have also heard from the community that Red Alert is a more well-loved game, so that is also getting the remaster treatment.

"We have decided to remaster Command & Conquer: Tiberian Dawn," creative director Jim Vessella writes in a blog post for the announcement. "And while this is incredibly exciting on its own, we’re also aware of how passionate the community is about the Red Alert universe. So, we will also remaster the original Command & Conquer: Red Alert™.  But what about the classic expansion packs you may ask - Covert Ops, Counterstrike, and Aftermath?  Well, C&C and Red Alert wouldn’t be the same without them, so all three expansion packs will be bundled with the base games into one remastered collection - without microtransactions."

Guilty Plea In Deadly Swatting Crime

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Guilty Plea In Deadly Swatting Crime

Tyler Barriss has pleaded guilty in a case related to calling in false claims to police, which led to a SWAT team being dispatched, and the accidental killing of an innocent man who lived at the designated address.

The fatal situation initially arose because of a paltry $1.50 bet between two men in Call of Duty: World War II, Shane Gaskill and Casey Viner. Gaskill dared Viner to send the SWAT team to his house because of a disagreement over the bet. Viner then convinced Barriss to make the call.

Gaskill had given a previous address, and the SWAT team instead descended on the current home of Andrew Finch, who had no connection to the disagreement, and who was killed in the ensuing incident.

Guilty Plea In Deadly Swatting Crime

about X hours ago from
Guilty Plea In Deadly Swatting Crime

Tyler Barriss has pleaded guilty in a case related to calling in false claims to police, which led to a SWAT team being dispatched, and the accidental killing of an innocent man who lived at the designated address.

The fatal situation initially arose because of a paltry $1.50 bet between two men in Call of Duty: World War II, Shane Gaskill and Casey Viner. Gaskill dared Viner to send the SWAT team to his house because of a disagreement over the bet. Viner then convinced Barriss to make the call.

Gaskill had given a previous address, and the SWAT team instead descended on the current home of Andrew Finch, who had no connection to the disagreement, and who was killed in the ensuing incident.

Super Smash Bros Ultimate Has Gone Gold

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 Super Smash Bros Ultimate Has Gone Gold

Get ready to throw down, friends. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has gone gold. According to Siliconera, ever-belabored producer Masahiro Sakurai revealed the news to Famitsu earlier this week.

The game will be available for purchase on December 7.

For more on Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, check out our rundown on all the little details in the last Smash Bros-focused Direct.

Super Smash Bros Ultimate Has Gone Gold

about X hours ago from
 Super Smash Bros Ultimate Has Gone Gold

Get ready to throw down, friends. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has gone gold. According to Siliconera, ever-belabored producer Masahiro Sakurai revealed the news to Famitsu earlier this week.

The game will be available for purchase on December 7.

For more on Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, check out our rundown on all the little details in the last Smash Bros-focused Direct.