Layoffs At Dreadnought Developer Six Foot

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Layoffs At Dreadnought Developer Six Foot

Sources close to Six Foot, developers of the spaceship war game Dreadnought, have told Game Informer that the studio is attempting to stay afloat by letting a number of employees go. Dreadnought, which was made in collaboration with Spec Ops: The Line developer Yager, only released four days ago.

The situation has been a long-time coming for the company, which reportedly began telling its nearly 200 employees about money issues earlier this summer. A team meeting was held with the Six Foot CEO Matt Ballesteros, who explained to the staff that the company only had enough money to continue development for a few months, later pinpointed as mid-October. He warned his employees that anyone not comfortable with rolling the dice should feel free to leave and insisted there would be no judgment for doing so.

At the time, the Steam release of Dreadnought, which had enjoyed moderate success on the PlayStation 4, was pegged internally for a mid-Summer release. As development timelines continued to get pushed back, though, the idea of the game releasing and suddenly infusing much-needed capital into the development studio began to look more and more like a fantasy. Ballesteros tried to convey the extent to which the studio was teetering on the edge to his employees and seemed to want everyone to be keenly aware how precarious the whole situation at the studio was.

Nier Automata's Composer Arranges Mega Man Music For Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

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Nier Automata's Composer Arranges Mega Man Music For Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

A while back, we pointed out that the official Super Smash Bros. Ultimate site has been posting music samples for the game's new arrangements. It's not surprising, with the game boasting over 900 tracks, they're clearly proud of the soundtrack they're compiling. However, one new track posted this week definitely stands tall among what they've shown so far.

Flash Man's theme rearranged by composer Keiichi Okabe is an utterly fantastic rendition of the old theme with an added bit of guitar preceding it. You might know Okabe from some of his other works, like Tekken, Nier, and Nier Automata, as well. Take a listen below.

Flash Man is one of Mega Man 2's eight robot masters, so obviously his music is going to play on Mega Man's stage within the game. Conveniently, you can change how frequently you hear any song, so if you really dig this arrangement, you could make it the only song that plays on the stage.

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A while back, we pointed out that the official Super Smash Bros. Ultimate site has been posting music samples for the game's new arrangements. It's not surprising, with the game boasting over 900 tracks, they're clearly proud of the soundtrack they're compiling. However, one new track posted this week definitely stands tall among what they've shown so far.

Flash Man's theme rearranged by composer Keiichi Okabe is an utterly fantastic rendition of the old theme with an added bit of guitar preceding it. You might know Okabe from some of his other works, like Tekken, Nier, and Nier Automata, as well. Take a listen below.

Flash Man is one of Mega Man 2's eight robot masters, so obviously his music is going to play on Mega Man's stage within the game. Conveniently, you can change how frequently you hear any song, so if you really dig this arrangement, you could make it the only song that plays on the stage.

Zombie Mario Costume And New Filters Come To Super Mario Odyssey

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Zombie Mario Costume And New Filters Come To Super Mario Odyssey

Nintendo is really into killing the Mario Bros. lately and it's now the red one's turn with a new costume added to Super Mario Odyssey. The zombie outfit has now been included in a new update, which puts the hero of the Mushroom Kingdom in an undead outfit right out of House of the Dead.

A new special outfit has been added to #SuperMarioOdyssey! After you’ve finished the main story, check out the shop to find the Zombie Headwear & Zombie Outfit. pic.twitter.com/U4zdMgXRxn

The outfit consists of a body piece, which includes a more blood-colored red shirt and torn up overalls, as zombies will tend to have, and a head piece which is just an axe. It's an axe in Mario's head. Just...stuck in there.

Zombie Mario Costume And New Filters Come To Super Mario Odyssey

about X hours ago from
Zombie Mario Costume And New Filters Come To Super Mario Odyssey

Nintendo is really into killing the Mario Bros. lately and it's now the red one's turn with a new costume added to Super Mario Odyssey. The zombie outfit has now been included in a new update, which puts the hero of the Mushroom Kingdom in an undead outfit right out of House of the Dead.

A new special outfit has been added to #SuperMarioOdyssey! After you’ve finished the main story, check out the shop to find the Zombie Headwear & Zombie Outfit. pic.twitter.com/U4zdMgXRxn

The outfit consists of a body piece, which includes a more blood-colored red shirt and torn up overalls, as zombies will tend to have, and a head piece which is just an axe. It's an axe in Mario's head. Just...stuck in there.

Former President Barack Obama Does Not Care About Pokémon

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Former President Barack Obama Does Not Care About Pokémon

I think we can generally agree, regardless of the political divide, that it is important for politicians to be honest. Do they care about what they say they care about? Are they going to do what they say they're going to do? Do they care about Pokémon? Finally, we can at least check off one President from that mental list we've all been keeping for that last answer: president Barack Obama does not care about Pokémon.

In a video with ATTN, the former leader of the free world sat down to counter the biggest excuses for not voting. The very first comment Obama reads is from someone saying they do not care about politics.

"Look, I don't care about Pokémon," he says, "but that doesn't mean it won't keep coming back."

Former President Barack Obama Does Not Care About Pokémon

about X hours ago from
Former President Barack Obama Does Not Care About Pokémon

I think we can generally agree, regardless of the political divide, that it is important for politicians to be honest. Do they care about what they say they care about? Are they going to do what they say they're going to do? Do they care about Pokémon? Finally, we can at least check off one President from that mental list we've all been keeping for that last answer: president Barack Obama does not care about Pokémon.

In a video with ATTN, the former leader of the free world sat down to counter the biggest excuses for not voting. The very first comment Obama reads is from someone saying they do not care about politics.

"Look, I don't care about Pokémon," he says, "but that doesn't mean it won't keep coming back."

Blizzard Tempers Expectations For Diablo News

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Blizzard Tempers Expectations For Diablo News

There's probably a tough side to managing some of the biggest and most well-loved IPs in gaming, something Blizzard is learning as speculation grows rampant ahead of their annual Blizzcon. There's a lot of speculation for what Blizzard might announce this year, especially rumors centering around the possibility of a Diablo IV, and Blizzard is eager to tamp down on those expectations.

In a blog post today, Blizzard danced around mentioning Diablo IV, but made certain that people expecting it to be announced at Blizzcon in early November should not be so certain of it.

"We know what many of you are hoping for and we can only say that 'good things come to those who wait,' but evil things often take longer," the studio wrote on its website. "We appreciate your patience as our teams work tirelessly to create nightmarish experiences worthy of the Lord of Terror."

Blizzard Tempers Expectations For Diablo News

about X hours ago from
Blizzard Tempers Expectations For Diablo News

There's probably a tough side to managing some of the biggest and most well-loved IPs in gaming, something Blizzard is learning as speculation grows rampant ahead of their annual Blizzcon. There's a lot of speculation for what Blizzard might announce this year, especially rumors centering around the possibility of a Diablo IV, and Blizzard is eager to tamp down on those expectations.

In a blog post today, Blizzard danced around mentioning Diablo IV, but made certain that people expecting it to be announced at Blizzcon in early November should not be so certain of it.

"We know what many of you are hoping for and we can only say that 'good things come to those who wait,' but evil things often take longer," the studio wrote on its website. "We appreciate your patience as our teams work tirelessly to create nightmarish experiences worthy of the Lord of Terror."

Dota 2 Publishing Percentage Numbers For Rare Drops

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Dota 2 Publishing Percentage Numbers For Rare Drops

Loot boxes have always been a controversial topic, but one proposed step forward with them is to surface the odds for what you get. The thinking goes that, if people saw how little a chance they had to get an extra rare item, they might decide not to bother with it. Now, Dota 2 is doing exactly that with a new change to its treasure drops.

"We’ve also taken this opportunity to simplify and rework the way we calculate escalating odds for this treasure and going forward," Valve wrote in a blog post. "You can now click on the escalating odds arrow next to each of the rare, very rare, or extremely rare drops to see the exact odds of receiving them based on how many you’ve already opened."

In the larger scheme of loot box discussion, this move by Valve seems to be trying to cut off other solutions of how drops are handled. By voluntarily surfacing them, as is required in some other regions, it might keep the revenue source while stopping loot boxes from being reclassified as gambling in a majority of regions.