Beyond Good & Evil 2 director Michel Ancel denies accusations of toxic mismanagement

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Beyond Good & Evil 2 director Michel Ancel denies accusations of toxic mismanagement

When Michel Ancel, the creator of Rayman and Beyond Good & Evil, suddenly announced he was quitting Ubisoft after 30 years to work at an animal sanctuary, it was a big surprise. Ancel was the creative director of Beyond Good & Evil 2, a sequel nearly eight years in the making that he seemed passionate about finishing. But today, French news outlet Libération published two reports in which multiple employees say Ancel created a toxic work environment and mismanaged the project. In the wake of that report, Ubisoft and Ancel confirmed he was under investigation before resigning, but Ancel has since denied the allegations on Instagram.

Spelunky 2 on PC will not have online multiplayer at launch

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Spelunky 2 on PC will not have online multiplayer at launch

Spelunky 2 launched on the PlayStation 4 on September 15, but PC players are still waiting: It won't arrive on our platform until next week, on September 29. It turns out that we're also going to have to wait for multiplayer to arrive, because it had "a bit of a rocky start on PS4," and so the developers want to fix it up before they fire it out.

Watch mutant dinosaurs get blown up real good in this Second Extinction gameplay video

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Watch mutant dinosaurs get blown up real good in this Second Extinction gameplay video

Second Extinction is a co-op shooter about humanity's struggle to retake Earth from the dinosaurs, who for reasons that aren't entirely clear to me have come back and reasserted themselves as the true rulers of the planet. If you think that sounds intriguing, but also a little confusing, developer Systemic Reaction is here to help with a 15-minute gameplay trailer demonstrating a start-to-finish "research and rescue" mission.

Sega shows off our first in-depth look at PSO2: New Genesis's combat and open world

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Sega shows off our first in-depth look at PSO2: New Genesis's combat and open world

Phantasy Star Online 2 only came to the US this year, but it's been out in Japan since 2012—long enough for it to begin to show its age, and to be primed for a big, dramatic shakeup. At E3 Sega announced a standalone expansion to do exactly that. PSO2: New Genesis adds an open world environment to the MMO and overhauls both the combat and graphics. (Confusingly, it's a separate game, but your character can move back-and-forth between PSO2 and New Genesis.)

If you order the HP Reverb G2 now you might get it by December

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If you order the HP Reverb G2 now you might get it by December

The VR market is in surprisingly rude health. There's been high demand for headsets ever since Half-Life: Alyx dropped, indeed since it was announced, and there are still long wait times for anyone wanting to pick up a Valve Index. But it would appear that the high demand isn't just limited to Valve. HP announced some choice details about it's imminent Reverb G2 headset in a blog post: