Heavy Rain Studio Quantic Dream Loses Employment Case In French Court

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Heavy Rain Studio Quantic Dream Loses Employment Case In French Court

Quantic Dream, the studio behind titles like Detroit, Beyond: Two Souls, and Heavy Rain, has lost a French labor court case against a former employee. The verdict brings back into question Quantic Dream's reported toxic work environment that plagued the company earlier this year.

In January, a joint investigation from multiple French newspapers alleged that Quantic Dream had fostered a work environment centering around harassment, sexual harassment, and racism. While Quantic Dream founder David Cage denied the allegations and said he was "shocked" by the suggestion, the studio took the massively unprecedented step of suing the publications that ran the story.

One of the allegations was that the internal office servers held 600 photoshopped images involving employees' heads photoshopped onto risque or racist images. One employee quit as a result of discovering this, then invoking employment law that allows them to receive unemployment and benefits despite leaving voluntarily. As Eurogamer reports, this process involves showing that the work environment victimizes them and an independent labor board making the final call.

H1Z1: Battle Royale Launches On PlayStation 4 August 7

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H1Z1: Battle Royale Launches On PlayStation 4 August 7

The PlayStation 4 version of H1Z1: Battle Royale is leaving open beta and officially launching on August 7 as a free-to-play game.

Daybreak Games announced several new additions coming to the game at launch:

Daybreak Games also announced improvements to movement, weapons, airdrops, and loot distribution.

H1Z1: Battle Royale Launches On PlayStation 4 August 7

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H1Z1: Battle Royale Launches On PlayStation 4 August 7

The PlayStation 4 version of H1Z1: Battle Royale is leaving open beta and officially launching on August 7 as a free-to-play game.

Daybreak Games announced several new additions coming to the game at launch:

Daybreak Games also announced improvements to movement, weapons, airdrops, and loot distribution.

Forza 7 Getting Rid Of Prize Crates And Paid Tokens

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Forza 7 Getting Rid Of Prize Crates And Paid Tokens

Turn 10 has announced in a blog post that they will be changing the in-game economy for Forza Motorsport 7 alongside getting rid of prize crates and in-game currency for Forza Horizon 4. The studio said "While we’ve never charged money for prize crates in Forza Motorsport 7, their presence in the game has continued to be a source of controversy. The overwhelming feedback has been that this system feels out of place in the game. After careful consideration, we have decided to completely remove prize crates from Forza Motorsport 7. "

 This decision comes with the caveat that it won't be implemented until winter, and while there have already been changes rolling in, the economy won't see their total removal for a while longer. There are no microtransactions in Forza 7, a popular misconception about the game, but all the crates are acquired with in-game currency. Unfortunately, the system was designed around players using their credits to purchase randomized crates and hoping that the random number generator delivered. A quote from the blog states.

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Destiny 2: Forsaken is an expansion in all senses of the word and that includes new gear for your guardian. Bungie has released a video showing some of these and the effects they'll have on the enemies in front of you. Check it out below.

You can see new armor like Antaeus Wards, which creates a projectile-reflecting shield, or the incredibly named One Thousand Voices, which shoots out an energy beam of fire.

We've been running down exclusive Destiny 2: Forsaken information all month, which you can catch up on at our Destiny 2: Forsaken hub.

Forza 7 Getting Rid Of Prize Crates And Paid Tokens

about X hours ago from
Forza 7 Getting Rid Of Prize Crates And Paid Tokens

Turn 10 has announced in a blog post that they will be changing the in-game economy for Forza Motorsport 7 alongside getting rid of prize crates and in-game currency for Forza Horizon 4. The studio said "While we’ve never charged money for prize crates in Forza Motorsport 7, their presence in the game has continued to be a source of controversy. The overwhelming feedback has been that this system feels out of place in the game. After careful consideration, we have decided to completely remove prize crates from Forza Motorsport 7. "

 This decision comes with the caveat that it won't be implemented until winter, and while there have already been changes rolling in, the economy won't see their total removal for a while longer. There are no microtransactions in Forza 7, a popular misconception about the game, but all the crates are acquired with in-game currency. Unfortunately, the system was designed around players using their credits to purchase randomized crates and hoping that the random number generator delivered. A quote from the blog states.

about X hours ago from

Destiny 2: Forsaken is an expansion in all senses of the word and that includes new gear for your guardian. Bungie has released a video showing some of these and the effects they'll have on the enemies in front of you. Check it out below.

You can see new armor like Antaeus Wards, which creates a projectile-reflecting shield, or the incredibly named One Thousand Voices, which shoots out an energy beam of fire.

We've been running down exclusive Destiny 2: Forsaken information all month, which you can catch up on at our Destiny 2: Forsaken hub.

Nostalgic Indie Title Crossing Souls Now On Switch

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Nostalgic Indie Title Crossing Souls Now On Switch

Crossing Souls was a pleasant surprise early this year, a pixelated indie title with more story depth than immediately apparent. The game features a number of playable characters, each with specific abilities, and they can be swapped out for one another at any time. We said it was a "fun action game that tells a beautiful story about the power of friendship in the face of rampant greed and materialism."

Initially the game was only released on PS4 and PC. However, Devolver announced that as of today, the game is also available on Switch for $14.99.  

YES. It's happening.
It was all true!#CrossingSouls is coming to #NintendoSwitch on 26th July!

This is a dream come true.
Thanks for your incredible support

Nostalgic Indie Title Crossing Souls Now On Switch

about X hours ago from
Nostalgic Indie Title Crossing Souls Now On Switch

Crossing Souls was a pleasant surprise early this year, a pixelated indie title with more story depth than immediately apparent. The game features a number of playable characters, each with specific abilities, and they can be swapped out for one another at any time. We said it was a "fun action game that tells a beautiful story about the power of friendship in the face of rampant greed and materialism."

Initially the game was only released on PS4 and PC. However, Devolver announced that as of today, the game is also available on Switch for $14.99.  

YES. It's happening.
It was all true!#CrossingSouls is coming to #NintendoSwitch on 26th July!

This is a dream come true.
Thanks for your incredible support

Xbox Games With Gold For August Includes Forza, For Honor, And More

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Xbox Games With Gold For August Includes Forza, For Honor, And More

Microsoft has announced what games Xbox Live Gold members can look forward to in August, and there’s a good amount of variety in the selection of freebies.

Throughout the entire month, players can grab Forza Horizon 2 for Xbox One, which received solid reviews back in 2014. For the first two weeks of August, players can also pick up the polarizing Dead Space 3, which is playable on both 360 and Xbox One thanks to backward compatibility.

Starting on August 16, players can participate in some knight-on-Viking-on-samurai warfare in Ubisoft’s For Honor, which despite a rocky launch, has been improving ever since and is kicking off its seventh season of free DLC next month. Players can also pick up Epic Mickey 2 in the latter half of August; like Dead Space 3, it is available on both 360 and Xbox One.