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  • Blog Post: Report: Microsoft To Gut European Xbox Operation

    Following yesterday’s Microsoft announcement signaling the start of 18,000 layoffs (including the closure of Xbox Entertainment Studios ), a report has emerged that the European Xbox operation is headed for significant staffing cuts. The operation, which is located in Reading, UK, is reported going... More
  • Blog Post: Report: Former Activision Parent Company Considered Firing CEO Kotick

    Last year, Activision bought its independence from ailing parent company Vivendi to the tune of $8 billion. The move was orchestrated by CEO Bobby Kotick, who lead an investor group responsible for $2.34 billion of the funding. Bloomberg is reporting that Vivendi considered firing Kotick during the buyout... More
  • Blog Post: Report: Microsoft Preparing To Lay Off Thousands

    Microsoft is in the process of acclimating to 30,000 new employees from its acquisition of Nokia’s handset unit in April of this year. The company, which promised to realize $600 million in cost savings in the year and half following the purchase, is reportedly preparing to make a big round of... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Tekken 7 Confirmed With Trailer, Uses Unreal Engine 4

    Update: Bandai Namco has made the Tekken 7 announcement official. You can check out the trailer below, which promises more details about the game at San Diego Comic-Con on July 25. Original story: A new entry is coming to the Tekken franchise, and it is being built using Unreal Engine 4. In a strange... More
  • Blog Post: Report: Vertigo And Prime Universe At Work On Thief Movie Adaptation

    According to tracking-board.com, Vertigo Entertainment and Prime Universe are developing a movie based on Thief, the stealth video game franchise. The movie is being produced by Adrian Askarieh and Roy Lee, who are also co-producing the Deus Ex movie . Askarieh also produced the 2007 film adaptation... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Staff At Homefront Developer Crytek UK Not Reporting To Work

    Update: Reports are saying that, after not having been paid full wages, the staff at Crytek UK has filed grievance letters and left work. Kotaku, citing multiple sources, is reporting that over 100 Crytek UK employees have left and are not reporting, after repeated problems with not receiving paychecks... More
  • Blog Post: Report: Airtight Games Shuttered Following Release Of Murdered: Soul Suspect

    Airtight Games, the studio behind Murdered: Soul Suspect, Dark Void, Quantum Conundrum, and others, has reportedly shut its doors. The news comes after key individuals left Airtight in May and June. We reached out to Airtight co-founder Jim Deal on multiple occasions to inquire about the studio’s... More
  • Blog Post: Report: Cross-Buy Comes To 3DS And Wii U eShop, But Not In North America

    The Game Bakers are breaking new ground, and helping Nintendo achieve a long-requested feature. The upcoming Squids Odyssey, an action-strategy game, will offer buyers a free version for Wii U with purchase of the 3DS eShop edition, but not if you’re in North America. According to a report on Siliconera... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Destiny Beta Begins Late July On Xbox 360 And Xbox One

    Update: Bungie has confirmed that the the Destiny beta on Xbox platforms will begin "soon after" the July 17 start on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3. An Xbox Live Gold membership will be required to participate. Additionally, you will still need to pre-order for a voucher or obtain one via... More
  • Blog Post: Report: Diablo III To Run At 900p On Xbox One And 1080p On PlayStation 4

    The senior producer on the console versions of Diablo III has stated that the game will run at 900p on Xbox One. As previously confirmed, the PlayStation 4 version will run at 1080p. Both versions are reported to run at 60 frames per second, however. Senior producer Julia Humphreys told Joystiq about... More
  • Blog Post: Final Fantasy XV And Kingdom Hearts 3 To Skip E3

    Update: Square Enix has confirmed the translation of the Famitsu article. Unfortunately, Kingdom Hearts 3 (except for the piece of the Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix trailer) and Final Fantasy XV will not be present at E3. Original Story: It looks like we have some bad news for Square Enix fans. News has... More
  • Blog Post: CCP Lays Off 49 Staff Members From Publishing Arm

    EVE Online developer CCP is in the midst of layoffs at its headquarters in Iceland and other locations. The company also laid off nearly 60 employees in April following the cancelation of World of Darkness. CCP confirms it has laid off 49 employees, marking the end of its layoff process started earlier... More
  • Blog Post: Report: Criterion And Crystal Dynamics Will Announce New Games At E3

    Two more E3 secrets are now in the light. Criterion Games (Burnout, Need for Speed) and Crystal Dynamics (Tomb Raider) will be announcing new games at E3. The news comes by way of GameTrailers ’ programming listing for next week. Crystal Dynamics will be on hand with Microsoft’s Phil Spencer... More
  • Blog Post: Report: Sony Moving Forward With Metal Gear Movie, In Talks With A Director

    A report has surfaced pointing toward Sony taking a drastic step towards the release of a Metal Gear Solid film. Deadline reports that Sony is in talks with director Jordan Vogt-Roberts to direct a film based on Hideo Kojima and Konami's Metal Gear Solid franchise. Vogt-Roberts directed The Kings... More
  • Blog Post: [Confirmed] Homefront: The Revolution Appears On Retailer Site With Crytek, Deep Silver Logos

    Update: Deep Silver has announced Homefront: The Revolution. You can read more here . Original Story: Boxart for a new Homefront title has appeared (and subsequently disappeared) from Swedish retailer FZ. The image indicates that Deep Silver will be publishing, with Crytek handling development. OPM was... More
  • Blog Post: [Confirmed] Battlefield: Hardline Will Be Revealed In Full At E3

    Update #2: EA briefly posted a video for Battlefield: Hardline, but quickly removed it. We were able to view and summarize extensive single-player and multiplayer details before it was removed. Update #1: Following this morning's leak, EA has confirmed that Battlefield: Hardline is in development... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] YouTube & Twitch Still In Talks, No Deal Yet

    Update : The Wall Street Journal has a pair of sources who say that the YouTube/Twitch deal is still being ironed out. The report says that the sides are working on the deal, but characterized it as in its early stages and that nothing is imminent. The Wall Street Journal also says that the price of... More
  • Blog Post: [Confirmed] Microsoft To Free Netflix From Xbox Live Paywall

    Update: Microsoft has confirmed changes to the paywall and much more. Not only are subscription services moving in front of the Xbox Live membership fee, but the company is dropping Kinect from the Xbox One. For more, read our additional coverage . Original Story: According to new reports, Microsoft... More
  • Blog Post: [Confirmed] The Elder Scrolls Online Delayed For Xbox One, PS4

    Update: Bethesda has confirmed that The Elder Scrolls Online is delayed for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The company assures that it is working as quickly as possible to get the game to console players, but that it could take up to six additional months. The delay stems from integrating the MMO systems... More
  • Blog Post: Report: First Nintendo Mobile App Will Be Mario Kart TV

    In January, we reported that Nintendo was planning on moving into the mobile space, but not with its back catalog. At the year-end investor briefing, the company has shared additional details about what that will look like. According to analyst David Gibson, who is attending the briefing, the company... More
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