Cliff Bleszinski Accuses Epic Of Poaching Boss Key Staff

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Cliff Bleszinski Accuses Epic Of Poaching Boss Key Staff

Cliff Bleszinski, former Epic games design director and co-founder of Boss Key Productions, has publicly accused Epic of hiring away Boss Key staff.

The accusation came from this tweet, where the Boss Key head wrote "Hey @epicgames, could you please stop trying to hire away my team? We just launched @Radical_Heights on #UE4 and are really happy with how it’s going." The tweet includes a gif of actor Jensen Ackles pointing at the camera and saying "Not cool!"

Bleszkinski then followed up with another tweet, saying "There's room at this genre for more than a few games SMH."  

EA's Söderlund Says Company Learned Its Lesson From Star Wars Battlefront II

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EA's Söderlund Says Company Learned Its Lesson From Star Wars Battlefront II

In 2017, no game garnered more vitriol than Star Wars Battlefront II. The highly anticipated title from DICE featured gorgeous graphics, the much-requested addition of a single-player story mode, and deeper progression options over its 2015 predecessor. However, the title was so plagued by loot-box mechanics that fans loudly voice their displeasure, EA revamped the system, and it served as a tipping point for several representatives across the United States to begin investigations into potential loot-box legislation. Now, in an interview with The Verge, EA's chief design officer Patrick Söderlund says the company learned its lesson from the Star Wars Battlefront II fiasco.

In January, EA announced that Star Wars Battlefront II fell short of sales expectations. “I’d be lying to you if I said that what’s happened with Battlefront and what’s happened with everything surrounding loot boxes and these things haven’t had an effect on EA as a company and an effect on us as management,” he told The Verge. “We can shy away from it and pretend like it didn’t happen, or we can act responsibly and realize that we made some mistakes, and try to rectify those mistakes and learn from them.”

EA's Söderlund Says Company Learned Its Lesson From Star Wars Battlefront II

about X hours ago from
EA's Söderlund Says Company Learned Its Lesson From Star Wars Battlefront II

In 2017, no game garnered more vitriol than Star Wars Battlefront II. The highly anticipated title from DICE featured gorgeous graphics, the much-requested addition of a single-player story mode, and deeper progression options over its 2015 predecessor. However, the title was so plagued by loot-box mechanics that fans loudly voice their displeasure, EA revamped the system, and it served as a tipping point for several representatives across the United States to begin investigations into potential loot-box legislation. Now, in an interview with The Verge, EA's chief design officer Patrick Söderlund says the company learned its lesson from the Star Wars Battlefront II fiasco.

In January, EA announced that Star Wars Battlefront II fell short of sales expectations. “I’d be lying to you if I said that what’s happened with Battlefront and what’s happened with everything surrounding loot boxes and these things haven’t had an effect on EA as a company and an effect on us as management,” he told The Verge. “We can shy away from it and pretend like it didn’t happen, or we can act responsibly and realize that we made some mistakes, and try to rectify those mistakes and learn from them.”

Falke Joins Street Fighter V Roster Through DLC On April 24

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Falke Joins Street Fighter V Roster Through DLC On April 24

Falke, the Guardian Hawk, is coming to Street Fighter V's roster as the latest addition to Season 3.

A highly trained Shadaloo experiment, Falke was built to be an alternative clone for M. Bison. She uses a staff called Harmony and fuses Psycho Power into objects. Using her powers, she can charge up Psycho Power and release it at will for strong attacks. She can also use her staff to keep opponent at a comfortable range.

You can see Falke in action below.

Falke Joins Street Fighter V Roster On April 24

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Falke Joins Street Fighter V Roster On April 24

Falke, the Guardian Hawk, is coming to Street Fighter V's roster as the latest addition to Season 3.

A highly trained Shadaloo experiment, Falke was built to be an alternative clone for M. Bison. She uses a staff called Harmony and fuses Psycho Power into objects. Using her powers, she can charge up Psycho Power and release it at will for strong attacks. She can also use her staff to keep opponent at a comfortable range.

You can see Falke in action below.

Update: Billy Mitchell Comments On Score Removal And Ban

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Update: Billy Mitchell Comments On Score Removal And Ban

Update: Billy Mitchell has commented on the recent removal of his scores and ban by Twin Galaxies, which has also prompted Guinness World Records to take down his Donkey Kong scores. Speaking in a video to Old School Gamer Magazine, Mitchell says he is in the process of producing evidence that shows that "...everything was done professionally, according to the rules..." including witnesses and documents. 

Take a look at his video statement here.

[Source: Old School Gamer Magazine]

Update: Billy Mitchell Comments On Score Removal And Ban

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Update: Billy Mitchell Comments On Score Removal And Ban

Update: Billy Mitchell has commented on the recent removal of his scores and ban by Twin Galaxies, which has also prompted Guinness World Records to take down his Donkey Kong scores. Speaking in a video to Old School Gamer Magazine, Mitchell says he is in the process of producing evidence that shows that "...everything was done professionally, according to the rules..." including witnesses and documents. 

Take a look at his video statement here.

[Source: Old School Gamer Magazine]

Did You Know Gaming Celebrates The Dreamcast With More Nostalgic Trivia

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Did You Know Gaming Celebrates The Dreamcast With More Nostalgic Trivia

Although Youtube channel Did You Know Gaming already did an episode on Sega's final console a couple of years ago, the Dreamcast has way more trivia attached to it than can fit in one video.

For its second video on the console, Did You Know Gaming explores the deteriorating relationship between EA and Sega that lead to the latter not supporting the Dreamcast, more on how its disc format was absurdly easy to replicate and pirate, and a quick, thorough look at how the console was discontinued.

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Did You Know Gaming Celebrates The Dreamcast With More Nostalgic Trivia

about X hours ago from
Did You Know Gaming Celebrates The Dreamcast With More Nostalgic Trivia

Although Youtube channel Did You Know Gaming already did an episode on Sega's final console a couple of years ago, the Dreamcast has way more trivia attached to it than can fit in one video.

For its second video on the console, Did You Know Gaming explores the deteriorating relationship between EA and Sega that lead to the latter not supporting the Dreamcast, more on how its disc format was absurdly easy to replicate and pirate, and a quick, thorough look at how the console was discontinued.

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Take A Look At The Canceled Wii Shooter The Grinder In This Video

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Take A Look At The Canceled Wii Shooter The Grinder In This Video

Although it was immensely successful, the Wii had a third-party problem (like most of Nintendo's consoles between after the Super Nintendo and before the Switch). High Voltage software emerged as one of the few third parties willing to explore the console, releasing the short-lived Conduit series for the motion-controlled platform. But they also had another game in the works, one which eventually fell by the wayside.

Over at Unseen64, Youtuber and "Game History Guy" Liam Robertson takes an in-depth look at the canceled Wii shooter. The Grinder was meant as a more intense tech demonstration of what the Wii could do, with large groups of monsters crowding the screen. Taking cues from Left 4 Dead, the game had four distinct characters taking on hordes of zombies. However, while the game was impressive for the console, High Voltage was developing the game using its own money, hoping a publisher would pick it up. That didn't happen, and the game was eventually canceled.

Still, it's always fascinating to see the history of games that could have been, even if they wouldn't have lit the world on fire. You can watch the full history of the game below.