Former Telltale CEO Kevin Bruner Sues Company For Damages

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Former Telltale CEO Kevin Bruner Sues Company For Damages

Telltale games is attempting to stand back up after a rocky year. After laying off a quarter of the entire company and promising to focus more on quality than quantity, the developer is trying to put games back as its focus with The Walking Dead's final season coming up and an announcement of a Stranger Things game. The company's past isn't entirely in the rear view mirror, however, as former CEO Kevin Bruner has filed suit for damages.

Bruner, who was co-founder of Telltale in 2004 and who served as CEO from 2015 to 2017, filed suit against Telltale on the basis that the company owed him informational support as he prepared to sell his holdings in common and preferred stock. Bruner claims that, after his ousting as CEO, the board went dark and didn't give him the information he needed to maximize his sale.

In response, Telltale told The Verge, which has previously reported on a toxic work culture at the company, that the studio “is now working to turn around the decline that it experienced under Plaintiff’s stewardship.”

Former Telltale CEO Kevin Bruner Sues Company For Damages

about X hours ago from
Former Telltale CEO Kevin Bruner Sues Company For Damages

Telltale games is attempting to stand back up after a rocky year. After laying off a quarter of the entire company and promising to focus more on quality than quantity, the developer is trying to put games back as its focus with The Walking Dead's final season coming up and an announcement of a Stranger Things game. The company's past isn't entirely in the rear view mirror, however, as former CEO Kevin Bruner has filed suit for damages.

Bruner, who was co-founder of Telltale in 2004 and who served as CEO from 2015 to 2017, filed suit against Telltale on the basis that the company owed him informational support as he prepared to sell his holdings in common and preferred stock. Bruner claims that, after his ousting as CEO, the board went dark and didn't give him the information he needed to maximize his sale.

In response, Telltale told The Verge, which has previously reported on a toxic work culture at the company, that the studio “is now working to turn around the decline that it experienced under Plaintiff’s stewardship.”

Insomniac Artists Create Covers For Amazing Spider-Man Issues

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Insomniac Artists Create Covers For Amazing Spider-Man Issues

With Spider-Man on PlayStation 4 coming in just a short few months, both Marvel and Insomniac are gearing up to show their favorite webhead a lot more love. Marvel Comics editor Bill Rosemann has been tweeting out some of the new covers created by Insomniac's artists adorning The Amazing Spider-Man comic.

Congrats to @insomniacgames artists Dennis Chan, Daryl Mandryk, Eve Ventrue & Sing Ji on your first @Marvel covers! And kudos to Insomniac's amazing art director @jacinda_chew on assembling & guiding these spectacular creators! https://t.co/n9z0nzFmFK #SpiderManPS4 #BeGreater pic.twitter.com/5OX5Pa3OBI

Rosemann congratulates Dennis Chan , Darly Mandryk, Eve Ventrue, and Sing Ji for their first Marvel covers, featuring Spider-Man, Mary Jane, and more. The covers come ahead of Spidergeddon, a semi-successor to 2014's Spider-verse arc, gathering together every universe's Spider-Man, including the PlayStation 4 game's friendly neighborhood Spider-Man revealed by Polygon.

Who’s Coming To Jurassic World Evolution In Next Week’s Free DLC

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Who’s Coming To Jurassic World Evolution In Next Week’s Free DLC

Jurassic World Evolution launched this week, letting players try their hands at becoming the managing director at a thriving dino-filled park. Or, depending on how you play, a dangerous nightmare center where visitors are imperiled by prehistoric monsters. During E3, I met with Frontier Developments to learn about what’s ahead for the game – and it’s coming sooner than you may expect.

On June 22, a free gameplay update is hitting the game on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The base game shipped with 37 dinosaurs, and the deluxe edition had 42. Everyone will have some additional critters in just a few days, which can be used within the game’s existing  scenarios.

“It comes along with Fallen Kingdom, and it’s going to have six of the dinosaurs,” says Nick Rodgers, head of animation at Frontier. “We’ve got the Indoraptor, which is a new hybrid, and he’s completely mad. It’s very difficult to contain, and it has a completely unique animation set from the other dinosaurs. It’ll be a really interesting one when it comes out. And he’s a he; the rest of them are female.”

Who’s Coming To Jurassic World Evolution In Next Week’s Free DLC

about X hours ago from
Who’s Coming To Jurassic World Evolution In Next Week’s Free DLC

Jurassic World Evolution launched this week, letting players try their hands at becoming the managing director at a thriving dino-filled park. Or, depending on how you play, a dangerous nightmare center where visitors are imperiled by prehistoric monsters. During E3, I met with Frontier Developments to learn about what’s ahead for the game – and it’s coming sooner than you may expect.

On June 22, a free gameplay update is hitting the game on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The base game shipped with 37 dinosaurs, and the deluxe edition had 42. Everyone will have some additional critters in just a few days, which can be used within the game’s existing  scenarios.

“It comes along with Fallen Kingdom, and it’s going to have six of the dinosaurs,” says Nick Rodgers, head of animation at Frontier. “We’ve got the Indoraptor, which is a new hybrid, and he’s completely mad. It’s very difficult to contain, and it has a completely unique animation set from the other dinosaurs. It’ll be a really interesting one when it comes out. And he’s a he; the rest of them are female.”

Jump Force's Producer Explains Why Death Note Characters Aren't Fighting And How They Choose Characters

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Jump Force's Producer Explains Why Death Note Characters Aren't Fighting And How They Choose Characters

Earlier this week, we got a chance to speak with Jump Force's producer at Bandai Namco, Koji Nakajima through translation. One of our discussions centered around the character roster for the game and the criteria they use to decide which fighters make it in.

"There are a few things we consider," Nakajima told us. "We want to choose characters that will be recognizable to everyone in the world, both in Japan and outside. We also consider how well-suited the character is to fighting, and whether they would be getting involved in fights in their series."

We pointed out that Light Yagami and Ryuk from Death Note were shown at the end of the initial trailer, neither of whom were particularly interested in getting in physical fights.

Jump Force's Producer Explains Why Death Note Characters Aren't Fighting And How They Choose Characters

about X hours ago from
Jump Force's Producer Explains Why Death Note Characters Aren't Fighting And How They Choose Characters

Earlier this week, we got a chance to speak with Jump Force's producer at Bandai Namco, Koji Nakajima through translation. One of our discussions centered around the character roster for the game and the criteria they use to decide which fighters make it in.

"There are a few things we consider," Nakajima told us. "We want to choose characters that will be recognizable to everyone in the world, both in Japan and outside. We also consider how well-suited the character is to fighting, and whether they would be getting involved in fights in their series."

We pointed out that Light Yagami and Ryuk from Death Note were shown at the end of the initial trailer, neither of whom were particularly interested in getting in physical fights.

What To Watch This Weekend: League of Legends, Call Of Duty, And Super Smash Bros. Melee

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What To Watch This Weekend: League of Legends, Call Of Duty, And Super Smash Bros. Melee

That's a wrap on E3! While it's also a good time and includes lots of game reveals, it also always means coming back to Minneapolis in the late Spring/Early Summer heat. That's all the more reason to stay inside and watch people play video games, though!

The League of Legends Summer Split is upon us! Watch 10 of the best teams in North America face off against each other, and if anyone asks you to go outside, just tell them you'll be there after the next match is done until they forget about you. (Stream / Schedule)

It's the last week the Shanghai Dragons have to score in the Overwatch League. Can they beat the San Francisco Shock and end their losing streak? Let's find out! (Stream / Schedule)

CD Projekt Red Is Confident It Can Bring Cyberpunk 2077 To Australia

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CD Projekt Red Is Confident It Can Bring Cyberpunk 2077 To Australia

Although the behind-closed-doors demo of Cyberpunk 2077 is the talk of the show at this year's E3, it did raise at least on concern: Will the game's use of drugs as a powerup lead to it being refused classification in Australia, effectively preventing the game from being sold?

Australian fans and journalists alike have raised the question throughout the week. You can listen to Game Informer Australia's own David Milner talk about the issue on a recent episode of the Game Informer Show.

We raised the question to CD Projekt Red quest designer Patrick Mills during an interview earlier this week. "We're aware of [the issue], and we want to ship to as many people as we can," he said.

CD Projekt Red Is Confident It Can Bring Cyberpunk 2077 To Australia

about X hours ago from
CD Projekt Red Is Confident It Can Bring Cyberpunk 2077 To Australia

Although the behind-closed-doors demo of Cyberpunk 2077 is the talk of the show at this year's E3, it did raise at least on concern: Will the game's use of drugs as a powerup lead to it being refused classification in Australia, effectively preventing the game from being sold?

Australian fans and journalists alike have raised the question throughout the week. You can listen to Game Informer Australia's own David Milner talk about the issue on a recent episode of the Game Informer Show.

We raised the question to CD Projekt Red quest designer Patrick Mills during an interview earlier this week. "We're aware of [the issue], and we want to ship to as many people as we can," he said.