Brian Renadette

Germany Bans Vague Pre-order Release Dates

The Higher Regional Court of Munich has reached a ruling in a 2016 consumer protection claim. German retailers can no longer list products, including video games, for pre-order with generic phrases like “coming soon” and must provide a concrete date.

A Small Coding Typo Caused Major Problems for Aliens: Colonial Marines

Aliens: Colonial Marines was one of the more notable failures of the previous console generation. However, a modder’s work at fixing the games flaws has found a small typo that greatly improves the enemy AI when fixed.

Epic Games Gives Unreal Marketplace Users a Retroactive Raise

It’s no secret the Epic Games is making tons of money from Fortnite. Because of this, creators in the Unreal Engine Marketplace are receiving a big retroactive raise to what they sell.

Fortnite Season 5 Goes Live

Fortnite Season 5 has officially gone live as of this morning. The newest season of the hit battle royale introduces a variety of new features, including new locations, rifts that launch players into the sky, and actual motorized vehicles.

Emperor Palpatine Removed from Star Wars: Battlefront II

Last week, an update made to Star Wars: Battlefront II brought back Emperor Palpatine’s game-breaking ability to shoot lightning through walls. Now, an emergency fix has removed him from the game, and we don’t know when he’ll be back.

Leak: Black Ops 4 Will Have Only 60 Players Max in its Battle Royale

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is looking to be one of the big multiplayer releases of 2018. A recent leak has revealed a screenshot that shows off some interesting details on the planned Blackout mode.

Fortnite Season 5 Teases Interdimensional Hijinx

We are approaching the beginning of Fortnite Season 5, and the world of Fortnite is experiencing bizarre anomalous activities. The sky has split open, objects are warping into our world, and now objects are appearing into Fortnite.

Zero Escape Creator Announces AI: The Somnium Files

At his appearance at Anime Expo 2018 in Los Angles, Kotaro Uchikoshi announced the game AI: The Somnium Files. This new project will be his first new work from the creator of the Zero Escape visual novel trilogy.

French Gambling Regulator Deems Loot Boxes Not Gambling. Yet.

ARJEL, France’s regulatory body on gambling, has just released their 2017-2018 activity report. Although the report criticizes the practice of loot boxes, it ruled that they don’t fall under the legal definition of gambling.

Fallout 76 Won’t Have Cross-Console Play Due to Sony

In a recent interview, Bethesda director Todd Howard explained why Fallout 76 won’t have cross-platform play. His explanation has once again brought Sony into the spotlight over its dislike of cross-platform play.

Summer Games Done Quick Raises $2.1 Million for Charity

Summer Games Done Quick, the annual week-long speedrunning charity event, has finally come to a close. This year was a big success that brought in $2.1 million, a new record for the event.

Rumor: Google May be Planning to Break Into the Video Game Industry

One of the biggest rumors in gaming currently revolves around tech conglomerate Google. People briefed or informed secondhand by the tech giant report that they’re planning some sort of streaming service and hardware/console.