Weekend Warrior – The Way Of The Ninja

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Weekend Warrior – The Way Of The Ninja

Last weekend was all about shootin' and lootin' in The Division 2. And while that game will still be gracing our television screens, we now have From Software's Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice to sink our teeth into. For those of you who will also be roaming the frustratingly difficult landscapes of Sengoku Japan, we wish you the best of luck. Trust us: you're gonna need it.

Brian Shea (@BrianPShea) – I’m going to attempt to play Sekiro this weekend, but chances are I won’t last long and will want to go do something relaxing. Overwatch and Marvel Strike Force are always my go-tos, but I may fire up something like Anthem. 

Kyle Hilliard (@KyleMHilliard) – Sekiro has made a strong first impression, so I plan on still going strong on that. I am also still dabbling with Crackdown 3 and Kingdom Hearts 3. Otherwise I need to watch the new episodes of Arrested Development and I have been making my way through One Piece. I might grill something, too. It’s still cold in Minnesota, but waaaaay less cold than it has been. It might be time.

One Year Later, Game Developer Union Discussion Feels Listless

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One Year Later, Game Developer Union Discussion Feels Listless

At last year's Game Developers Conference, the industry seemed ready to pounce on the idea of forming unions. International Game Developers Association head Jan MacLean found herself cast in the role of the villain of the unionization story due to some seemingly anti-union quotes and a defensive posture during a roundtable. A year later, MacLean exited the discussion as a whole, bowing out of the roundtables and sticking to a script that avoided taking a stance on the issue. This left the developers now focusing on unionization under the Game Workers Unite banner, for better or worse, with little impeding their discussions on the subject.

While the discussion in 2018 was centered on anger at employers, at MacLean, at an industry that seemingly did not care much for its workers, that white hot indignation has seemingly given way to a number of fears. In two completely full rooms, developers talked about their various thoughts and feelings about organizing under Game Workers Unite or just organizing at all. Developers sat and spoke openly about retaliation from their employers, from the gaming community, and worries about specific situations like international emigration.

One Year Later, Game Developer Union Discussion Feels Listless

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One Year Later, Game Developer Union Discussion Feels Listless

At last year's Game Developers Conference, the industry seemed ready to pounce on the idea of forming unions. International Game Developers Association head Jan MacLean found herself cast in the role of the villain of the unionization story due to some seemingly anti-union quotes and a defensive posture during a roundtable. A year later, MacLean exited the discussion as a whole, bowing out of the roundtables and sticking to a script that avoided taking a stance on the issue. This left the developers now focusing on unionization under the Game Workers Unite banner, for better or worse, with little impeding their discussions on the subject.

While the discussion in 2018 was centered on anger at employers, at MacLean, at an industry that seemingly did not care much for its workers, that white hot indignation has seemingly given way to a number of fears. In two completely full rooms, developers talked about their various thoughts and feelings about organizing under Game Workers Unite or just organizing at all. Developers sat and spoke openly about retaliation from their employers, from the gaming community, and worries about specific situations like international emigration.

Apex Legends Earns Over $92 Million In Its First Month

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Apex Legends Earns Over $92 Million In Its First Month

It should be no surprise that Apex Legends is one of the most successful games of 2019 by far but some recent numbers put the game's success in an interesting context.

Research firm SuperData reports the game has raked in over $92 in its first month, with most of the spending coming from its console users. This makes it the most successful launch month of any free-to-play game in history, according to the firm. Considering the game hit 50 million players in a quarter of the time it took Fortnite to reach that number, the number is large, but not necessarily too surprising.

SuperData's report also puts those numbers into context, pitting it against the modern giants in terms of gross revenue earned. Its exemplary month places at the sixth highest-grossing on PC, and the fourth-highest on console. On PC Dungeon Fighter Online, League of Legends, and Fortnite are still ahead of it, but it has managed to outpace World of Tanks and Dota 2.

Apex Legends Earns Over $92 Million In Its First Month

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Apex Legends Earns Over $92 Million In Its First Month

It should be no surprise that Apex Legends is one of the most successful games of 2019 by far but some recent numbers put the game's success in an interesting context.

Research firm SuperData reports the game has raked in over $92 in its first month, with most of the spending coming from its console users. This makes it the most successful launch month of any free-to-play game in history, according to the firm. Considering the game hit 50 million players in a quarter of the time it took Fortnite to reach that number, the number is large, but not necessarily too surprising.

SuperData's report also puts those numbers into context, pitting it against the modern giants in terms of gross revenue earned. Its exemplary month places at the sixth highest-grossing on PC, and the fourth-highest on console. On PC Dungeon Fighter Online, League of Legends, and Fortnite are still ahead of it, but it has managed to outpace World of Tanks and Dota 2.

Hellboy Is Coming To Brawlhalla, Just In Time For The Movie Premiere

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Hellboy Is Coming To Brawlhalla, Just In Time For The Movie Premiere

Things are about to heat up in Brawlhalla, the free-to-play platform fighting game. Developer Blue Mammoth Games revealed on Twitter today that Hellboy will come to the game in April.

It's unclear from the Tweet if Hellboy's inclusion will take the form of a completely new character, like the recent addition of Thor, of if he'll be a re-skin for an existing character – like when Shovel Knight came to the game.

Big Red will make his debut right around the time the new Hellboy movie hits theaters on April 12.

Hellboy Is Coming To Brawlhalla, Just In Time For The Movie Premiere

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Hellboy Is Coming To Brawlhalla, Just In Time For The Movie Premiere

Things are about to heat up in Brawlhalla, the free-to-play platform fighting game. Developer Blue Mammoth Games revealed on Twitter today that Hellboy will come to the game in April.

It's unclear from the Tweet if Hellboy's inclusion will take the form of a completely new character, like the recent addition of Thor, of if he'll be a re-skin for an existing character – like when Shovel Knight came to the game.

Big Red will make his debut right around the time the new Hellboy movie hits theaters on April 12.

DICE Outlines Battlefield V's Roadmap For The Rest Of 2019

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DICE Outlines Battlefield V's Roadmap For The Rest Of 2019

DICE recently detailed what the rest of the year looks like for Battlefield V. You can see the full list of planned expansions and events here, but here are the highlights, some of which have more specific dates that others.

DICE says that its chapter four content will appeal to players who like close-up combat and says that chapter five will cover a new "completely new theater of war".

For more on Battlefield V, you can head here to read our review and here to see the game's upcoming Firestorm mode in action.

Dice Outlines Battlefield V's Roadmap For The Rest Of 2019

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Dice Outlines Battlefield V's Roadmap For The Rest Of 2019

Dice recently detailed what the rest of the year looks like for Battlefield V. You can see the full list of planned expansions and events here, but here are the highlights, some of which have more specific dates that others.

Dice says that its chapter 4 content will appeal to players who like close-up combat and says that chapter 5 will cover a new "completely new theater of war".

For more on Battlefield V, you can head here to read our review and here to see the game's upcoming Firestorm mode in action.

Here Are The 10 Best-Selling Indie Games On Switch

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Here Are The 10 Best-Selling Indie Games On Switch

This story originally stated Stardew Valley was the best-selling indie game on Switch, which is not the case. Game Informer regrets the error.

Nintendo confirmed at GDC this week that Stardew Valley is now among the best-selling indie games on the Switch. The beloved farming sim now joins heavyweight contenders like Dead Cells and Undertale. The game's multiplayer update that launched at the end of last year likely contributed to its upsurge in popularity.

Here are all ten titles on the Switch's best-selling indie games list, as Nintendo revealed at this year's GDC: