The developer who yesterday threatened to kill Valve CEO Gabe Newell has resigned from Code Avarice, the studio he cofounded.
Paranautical Activity developer Mike Maulbeck yesterday aimed a volley of vitriolic tweets at Valve after the company's Steam digital distribution platform failed to correctly announce that his game had been released.
Valve responded to Maulbeck's tirade, which culminated in the death threat, by removing Paranautical Activity from Steam and closing the studio's administrator account.
As Steam essentially is, to borrow Maulbeck's own heated words, an "awful fucking monopoly", sales of Paranautical Activity were crippled.
Today, Maulbeck acknowledged his mistake and announced his resignation from Code Avarice.
The first downloadable add-on for Alien: Isolation will add a three new maps to Survival Mode and a new playable character.
Called Corporate Lockdown, the DLC pack will be available on October 28.
The new character is Seegson executive Ransome. He has been abandoned by his paymasters and must escape by navigating three new maps: Severance, Scorched Earth and Loose Ends.
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft will be available for Android tablets before the end of the year, Blizzard has announced.
"We're taking things one step at a time and we've got our sights set on a release for Android tablets, our next new platform, before the end of the year," wrote Blizzard. "We've just got a few more mana crystals to polish and some Angry Chickens to chase down."
In the same update, Blizzard announced that the long-awaited iPhone and Android phone editions were still some way from completion.
Evolution Studios is not sure when the PlayStation Plus version of Driveclub will launch.
“PS Plus Edition news will come as soon as we have concrete info – sorry to keep you all waiting,” wrote the developer on the game’s official Facebook page.
Driveclub PS Plus Edition was supposed to launch with the full retail version on October 9, but was delayed when game struck server problems at launch.
Rock legends Metallica will play BlizzCon's closing ceremony on Sunday, November 10 NZDT.
BlizzCon is a two-day convention held in Anaheim, California. At the event, members of Blizzard’s gaming community meet, play, and celebrate their shared passion for all things Warcraft, StarCraft, Diablo, Hearthstone and Heroes of the Storm.
Virtual tickets to BlizzCon, which will include Metallica's performance, are still available.
The small team of Polish developers behind Hatred, a game in which players carry out mass murders, have spoken out against accusations that they're linked to far-right extremist groups.
Hatred puts the player in the boots of a cold-blooded killer on a mass-shooting spree in New York State, whose aim is to "spread Armageddon", according to Destructive Creations.
In the wake of the game's controversial reveal, several sites reported that Destructive Creations CEO Jarosław Zieliński is a Facebook fan of the Polska Liga Obrony (Polish Defence League), an Islamophobic, anti-immigration, nationalist group in Poland.
Rockstar has warned fans that invitations to participate in a Grand Theft Auto V beta for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC are fake.
The problem appears to have got far enough out of control that the developer has set up a dedicated page warning players against what it believes to be a phishing scam.
"Please Note: There is no pre-release ‘beta’ test for Grand Theft Auto V," reads the site. "If you see ads or solicitations to join a beta program, beware as this is likely some type of online phishing scam."
“It’s as if Evolution Studios spent so much time hand-crafting dazzling road tarmac textures, it forgot to give the game a soul – something to distinguish it beyond some great audio and visuals.”
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