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“Microsoft Actually Cares About the Indie Market” – Replaced Developer

It’s hard not to take note of how indie-friendly Xbox has become as a platform over the years, and based on the lineup of indie-developed games coming to Xbox over the next few months and years, it’s clear that that’s something that Microsoft is going to continue to emphasize. One such promising-looking indie game coming to Xbox soon is sci-fi platformer Replaced, and with Twinfinite the game’s developers spoke about working...

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Steam Deck and Switch Are Going After Different Audiences – Valve

It’s in our nature to start comparing new devices on the market against those that we perceive as its competition, and of course, the Steam Deck, too, has been compared with all the major consoles in the industry. The one that it seems to be pitted against most often is the Nintendo Switch, not only because of its form factor, but also because, in the absence of the long-rumoured Switch Pro announcement, the Steam Deck seems to be...

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Bungie Issues Emphatic No-Tolerance Statement Against Harassment, Abuse, and Inequality in Wake of Activision Lawsuit

Activision-Blizzard has been sued by the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DEFH), with allegations ranging from sexual harassment to unequal treatment to racial discrimination, while the incidents that have been recounted by former employees in the lawsuit have truly shaken many in the industry with how severe they are and the culture of abuse, unprofessionalism, and toxic behaviour they talk about on a company-wide...

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Final Fantasy 14 is “Experiencing an Extreme Influx of New Players”; Developer Apologizes for Server Congestion

Final Fantasy 14 has steadily grown in popularity and enjoyed progressively greater success for a number of years now, but it seems that it’s experienced a sudden and explosive influx of new players in recent weeks that has taken even Square Enix by surprise- which has led to server congestions. To explain these server congestions, apologize for the issues, and explain what steps are being taken to combat them, producer and director...

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Assassin’s Creed Infinity Will Remain Committed to Delivering “High-Quality Narrative Experiences”

Earlier this month, reports emerged that Ubisoft was radically changing the direction of the Assassin’s Creed series by dropping the current model of regular new releases and instead adopting a live service approach with an upcoming live service ongoing platform that will expand and change over time. Shortly afterward, Ubisoft confirmed these reports, announcing that the project, codenamed Assassin’s Creed Infinity, is in early...