Brian Renadette

Rumor: Fortnite and PUBG Banned in China

Reports and rumors have emerged suggesting that some video games, including Fortnite and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, have been banned in China. These supposed bans have been handed out by the country’s Online Ethics Review Committee.

Red Dead Redemption 2 Not on Switch Due to ‘Timing’

In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Amie spoke about the possibility Red Dead Redemption 2 on the Nintendo Switch. According to him, the reason the game isn’t on the Switch is due to the game’s long development time.

ATLAS Stuck in Port for Another Week

ATLAS, the pirate-themed MMO from Studio Wildcard, was slated to release on Early Access tomorrow. However, the game has been delayed to December 19 to “give the team more time to run through this massive game’s extensive content”.

Celebrate 25 Years of Doom with New Levels by John Romero

25 years ago, Id Software’s demonic first-person shooter Doom was released and changed the world of video gaming. To celebrate this milestone, Id co-founder and level designer John Romero is creating a new episode for the classic game.

The Walking Dead: The Final Season Continues in January

After the shutdown of Telltale Games, it seemed like The Walking Dead: The Final Chapter would never be completed. However, Skybound Games, who is working on the games now, has announced that Episode 3, ‘Broken Toys,’ will release January 15.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Reveals First Character Pack: Joker from Persona 5

At the Game Awards last night, Nintendo unveiled the first DLC Character Pack for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Joker, from Persona 5, will be joining the roster sometime next year as the game’s 76th fighter.

Starbreeze Raided in Insider Trading Investigation

Starbreeze Studios, the creators of Payday 2 and Overkill’s The Walking Dead, had their offices raided by the Swedish Economic Crime Authority (ECO or EBM) yesterday in an insider trading investigation. There has been one arrest so far.

Bethesda Support Accidentally Leaks Customer Information

Just when you thought the saga of Bethesda and the Fallout 76 duffel bags was over, there’s one more twist to the tale. People who submitted or updated technical support tickets today could briefly see the tickets of others, including their personal information.

Epic Games Starting Their Own Games Store with 88% Revenue Cut

Epic Games is shaking up the online games distribution market with the announcement of their own games store. The store plans to give developers 88% of the money they make, among other plans.

New Steam Revenue Splits Upset Indie Devs

A recent change to the Steam marketplace makes it so Valve will take a smaller cut of a game’s earnings if it reaches certain sales milestones. This change has sparked debate among smaller developers about Valve’s decision to make things easier for bigger games.

Starbreeze Files for Reconstruction; CEO Steps Down

Starbreeze, the Swedish video game developer and publisher behind games like Payday 2 and Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, is filing for reconstruction with the Stockholm District Court. Meanwhile, Bo Anderson is stepping down from his position as Starbreeze CEO and board member.

Anthem Closed Alpha Starts Next Week

Anthem, the big multiplayer shooter from BioWare and EA, is getting a closed alpha next week. If you sign up on your EA account by December 3, you might have the chance to test it out.