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Bungie details Destiny 2's Season of Dawn

Bungie details Destiny 2's Season of Dawn

The next season for Destiny 2: Shadowkeep releases next week, and we're now getting details of what Season of Dawn will entail.

Kicking off from December 10, the new season will be a direct result of the events from Season of the Undying, where the ultimate destruction of the Undying Mind has resulted in ripples through time.

Yesterday's trailer gives a number of insights into what's in store for guardians in the coming months – the story will be set on Mercury, Osiris is back for some timey-wimey adventures, and the Cabal's Red Legion are trying to undo the events of the Red War in order to claim a victory over the universe.

Thanks to a split in time, players are heading back in time to resurrect a lost guardian – Saint-14. The famous character has featured heavily in the game's lore all the way back to vanilla Destiny, but this will be the first time the titan appears in game.

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Ten new games/projects being announced at the Game Awards

Ten new games/projects being announced at the Game Awards

Game Awards founder and host Geoff Keighley recently took to Reddit to answer fan questions ahead of next week's award show.

One of the questions that popped up asked Keighly if he was concerned about leaks ahead of the show (the fan in question also brought up the recent Resident Evil 3 leaks), to which Keighly replied: "A lot of these "leaks" are completely wrong. Nothing about our show has leaked as of this writing."

We've seen several rumours making the rounds recently, so it's interesting to hear that none of the reveals planned for the show are among those leaked. Responding to another fan, Geoff stated "We have a bunch of brand new games being announced at the show -- I think there are around 10 new games/projects being revealed if you want to count the things that no one has heard about yet. As always the Internet has a lot of really bad information out there about what you think is at the show...but it sure is fun to read :)"

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CD Projekt Red to end Gwent support on consoles

CD Projekt Red to end Gwent support on consoles

CD Projekt has announced it will be ending support for the console versions of Gwent, choosing to favour its more popular platforms of PC and mobile.

"Having just launched Gwenton iOS, and with the Android version coming, the number of supported platforms would significantly increase," the developer explained in a statement.

"Looking to the future, we do not believe we can support a growing number of different versions of Gwent while improving feature parity between them."

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Phil Spencer has already taken his next-gen Xbox Scarlett home

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Phil Spencer has already taken his next-gen Xbox Scarlett home

Head of Xbox, Phil Spencer has revealed on Twitter that he is already playing on the next-gen Xbox Scarlett console from the comfort of his home.

Spencer stated that he is now playing games on the new console and is "connecting to the community" using the Elite Series 2 controller. While the console may be in a playable state now, it's unlikely Spencer will be playing next-gen games on the system yet (outside of those in Alpha stage perhaps.)

What this means for the upcoming release timing of the console is anyone's guess. Could Microsoft be looking to get the jump on Sony once again with a release before the holiday 2020 release of the PlayStation 5?

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Rune 2 publisher sues developer for abandoning game

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Rune 2 publisher sues developer for abandoning game

News of Human Head Studio's closure last week came as a surprise to many, given the developer had just released Rune II.

It seems fans weren't the only ones taken by surprise, as the game's publisher Ragnarok learned along with the rest of us, and described the announcement as "shocking."

Since Human Head's closure, the developer has taken its staff to Bethesda, and established a new studio to work on the company's unannounced projects.

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Following Valve acquisition, In The Valley Of The Gods placed 'On Hold'

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Following Valve acquisition, In The Valley Of The Gods placed 'On Hold'

Campo Santo, the incredibly talented team behind Firewatch have announced that the studio's next game has now been placed on hold.

Announced in 2017, In The Valley of the Gods was supposed to release by the end of this year, but things have now unfortunately changed.

Co-founder Jake Rodkin announced the news in a statement sent to Polygon, where he explained that following the studio's acquisition by Valve, many of the team have since departed work on In The Valley of the Gods in favour of working on mammoth Valve projects like the recently announced Half-Life: Alyx and Dota Underlords.

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Riot to pay $10m settlement in gender discrimination suit

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Riot to pay $10m settlement in gender discrimination suit

Riot Games will pay a sizeable USD$10 million settlement in its gender discrimination lawsuit.

The lawsuit was brought against the League of Legends publisher in November 2018 due to a systematic culture that encouraged sexism, harassment and discrimination in the workplace. These conditions were covered in depth in an investigation by Kotaku.

The two class representatives, Jessica Negron and Gabriela Downie, will each receive $10,000. The rest, after lawyers fees, will be distributed to the 1,000 women who were employed at the company over the past five years. Each individual payout will be decided based on their "tenure, length and status" within the company.

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Kiwi dev Rocketwerkz offers unlimited leave to staff

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Kiwi dev Rocketwerkz offers unlimited leave to staff

While the games industry as a whole might be plagued with stories of gruelling crunch and turbulent employment contracts, Kiwi developer Rocketwerkz is taking a different approach.

The studio offers many of its staff unlimited annual leave and paid sick days.

Rocketwerkz CEO Dean Hall discussed the strategy in a recent interview with Stuff.co.nz

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Facebook has acquired the studio behind Beat Saber

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Facebook has acquired the studio behind Beat Saber

The developer behind the hugely successful Beat Saber title on VR has been acquired by Facebook.

Beat Games will join Oculus Studios as an independently operated studio in Prague.

"Beat Games’ accomplishments are already impressive," said Oculus director of content Mike Verdu, "but Facebook and the Beat Games team know that there is so much more that can be done across VR, games, and music."

Friday 6 December

Ten new games/projects being announced at the Game Awards
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Ten new games/projects being announced at the Game Awards
Resident Evil 3 is not one of them
CD Projekt Red to end Gwent support on consoles
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CD Projekt Red to end Gwent support on consoles
Know when to walk away...

Thursday 5 December

Phil Spencer has already taken his next-gen Xbox Scarlett home
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Phil Spencer has already taken his next-gen Xbox Scarlett home
If it's ready, can we have ours before next Christmas please?
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Bungie details Destiny 2's Season of Dawn
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Bungie details Destiny 2's Season of Dawn
Taking time to explain.

Wednesday 4 December

Riot to pay $10m settlement in gender discrimination suit
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Riot to pay $10m settlement in gender discrimination suit
Company culture-change in progress.
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Tuesday 3 December

Kiwi dev Rocketwerkz offers unlimited leave to staff
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Kiwi dev Rocketwerkz offers unlimited leave to staff
Quit stockpiling leave dayz
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Red Dead Redemption 2 PC Review
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Red Dead Redemption 2 PC Review
Best dressed in all the West!
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Thursday 28 November

Wednesday 27 November

The sun is setting on the ill-fated Battleborn
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The sun is setting on the ill-fated Battleborn
Goodnight, sweet prince.
Pokemon Sword & Shield Review
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Pokemon Sword & Shield Review
Can the first mainline entry on the Switch live up to the expectations on long-time fans?
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Tuesday 26 November

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Review
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Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Review
Can Respawn deliver the Star Wars game fans have been hoping for, or is there still a disturbance in the Force?

Monday 25 November

Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age - Definitive Edition
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Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age - Definitive Edition
The Switch gets yet another must-have title!
Rumour: Resident Evil 3 remake in the works
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Rumour: Resident Evil 3 remake in the works
Nemesis reborn.

Friday 22 November

Thursday 21 November

First Borderlands 3 campaign DLC releases next month
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First Borderlands 3 campaign DLC releases next month
It's time to rob Handsome Jack, because we haven't done enough to him yet....
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Arkane veterans announce WolfEye Studios
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Arkane veterans announce WolfEye Studios
Railing against a "risk-averse" AAA market

Wednesday 20 November

Game Awards 2019 nominees announced
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Game Awards 2019 nominees announced
Control & Death Stranding lead the pack.
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Tuesday 19 November

Amy Hennig establishes new interactive media division at Skydance
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Amy Hennig establishes new interactive media division at Skydance
If anyone can break the curse of games based on movies...
Report: BioWare to overhaul Anthem
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Report: BioWare to overhaul Anthem
Time to pop the hood.
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Monday 18 November

Grinding Gear Games announces Path of Exile 2
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Grinding Gear Games announces Path of Exile 2
And takes a shot at mobile gaming

Friday 15 November

Thursday 14 November

Rune 2 developer closes, reforms under Bethesda
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Rune 2 developer closes, reforms under Bethesda
Cut off one head...
Netflix renews The Witcher for Season 2
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Netflix renews The Witcher for Season 2
A show of good faith
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