Dragon Age 4 will be set in Tevinter

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Dragon Age 4 will be set in Tevinter

We were already pretty sure that Dragon Age 4 will be set in the previously unseen realm of Tevinter. The Inquisitor stabs a knife directly into a map of the Tevinter Imperium at the end of the Dragon Age: Inquisition DLC Trespasser, for one thing, and BioWare pointed a finger in the same direction in 2020 with the release of a collection of short stories called Tevinter Nights.

Reddit messes with investors by driving GameStop stock price to record heights

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Reddit messes with investors by driving GameStop stock price to record heights

It's been a long time since GameStop had any real relevance for PC gamers. I used to love popping in and rifling through the bargain bins in search of sub-$10 boxes, but the rise of Steam put an end to that pastime ages ago. It was a slower spiral down for consoles, but the company has struggled for years to shore up its declining business. That's been reflected in its stock price, which has slowly settled from more than $60 in 2008 to well under $10 since mid-2019.

Scavengers Studio creative director accused of sexual and verbal harassment

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Scavengers Studio creative director accused of sexual and verbal harassment

Scavengers Studio is a Montréal-based indie studio with around 40 employees that made a big splash at the Game Awards in December with the announcement of Season. This narrative-driven adventure game is about a young woman bicycling across a surrealistic landscape, documenting her journey and the artifacts she finds to prevent them from being lost in a mysterious and impending apocalypse. But despite Season's serene vibes, several employees have come forward to accuse Scavengers Studio co-founders, creative director Simon Darveau and CEO Amélie Lamarche, of fostering a hostile and sexist working environment.

This competition to 'win' a 30k job playing games for a year is weird and creepy

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This competition to 'win' a 30k job playing games for a year is weird and creepy

Here's something a little out there that's come floating by my desk today. OPSYS, a recently founded gaming PC system builder (and one that I'd never heard of prior) is offering one person the chance to run the company's 'Overpowered User Experience' department for £30,000 a year as its one and only 'gamer.' The catch? Well, it's all rather odd.

Runescape is now owned by the world's second-largest private equity firm

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Runescape is now owned by the world's second-largest private equity firm

Jagex, the the Cambridge-based studio best-known for Runescape, has been bought by the second-largest private equity firm in the world, the Carlyle Group. The developer has changed hands a couple of times in the last five years: it was bought out by Macarthur Fortune Holding less than a year ago, having been under the ownership of Shanghai Hongtou Network Technology since 2016.