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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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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.

The settlement represents one of the largest in California history for a gender discrimination suit, and represents the pay difference between women and men within the company that were in the same or similar roles.

"We’re pleased to have a proposed settlement to fully resolve the class action lawsuit," said a Riot Games spokesperson. "The settlement is another important step forward, and demonstrates our commitment to living up to our values and to making Riot an inclusive environment for the industry’s best talent."

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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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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."

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Fallen Order is EA's fastest-selling Star Wars game on PC

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Fallen Order is EA's fastest-selling Star Wars game on PC

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is now EA's fastest-selling PC game from the franchise, the publisher just announced.

Based on its first two weeks, Fallen Order's figures have surpassed those of Battlefront 2 and The Old Republic from the same period.

Sales were most certainly helped by the EA's initiative to return to Steam's marketplace – starting with Fallen Order.

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The sun is setting on the ill-fated Battleborn

The sun is setting on the ill-fated Battleborn

Battleborn's publisher 2K Games has announced that the game's servers will be shut down in January, 2021.

The title has already been pulled from digital store fronts as the first step in "gradually sunsetting the game to focus our efforts and resources on other projects."

In-game currency known as Platinum will not be available for purchase from February 24, 2020. After that date players can still earn Platinum through in-game activities and spend their existing balance, there just won't be an ability to purchase it directly.

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Rumour: Resident Evil 3 remake in the works

Rumour: Resident Evil 3 remake in the works

A new rumour indicates that a remake of Resident Evil 3: Nemesis is currently in development.

The rumour was first reported by YouTuber SpawnWave, then confirmed by Eurogamer – giving it a bit more weight than that story of "my dad works for Nintendo and..."

The title has reportedly been in development for some time, with Capcom aiming for a 2020 release.

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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

"You can have 30 people working on $20 million or $30m project so you're putting a lot of trust in them already," said Hall. "If you are trusting them with big projects and large amounts of money, why can't you trust them to manage their time as well? That's the point we started with."

These benefits however, aren't available to everyone on their first day at work. Entry level positions will still adhere to traditional work hours and leave rules, while middle tier staff are afforded unlimited sick leave.

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Ten new games/projects being announced at the Game Awards
Ten new games/projects being announced at the Game Awards
NEWS Resident Evil 3 is not one of them
CD Projekt Red to end Gwent support on consoles
CD Projekt Red to end Gwent support on consoles
NEWS Know when to walk away...
Phil Spencer has already taken his next-gen Xbox Scarlett home
Phil Spencer has already taken his next-gen Xbox Scarlett home
NEWS If it's ready, can we have ours before next Christmas please?
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Rune 2 publisher sues developer for abandoning game
Rune 2 publisher sues developer for abandoning game
NEWS Cut and run
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Bungie details Destiny 2's Season of Dawn
Bungie details Destiny 2's Season of Dawn
NEWS Taking time to explain.
Following Valve acquisition, In The Valley Of The Gods placed 'On Hold'
Following Valve acquisition, In The Valley Of The Gods placed 'On Hold'
NEWS Like moths to the Half Life flame
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Riot to pay $10m settlement in gender discrimination suit
Riot to pay $10m settlement in gender discrimination suit
NEWS Company culture-change in progress.
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Kiwi dev Rocketwerkz offers unlimited leave to staff
Kiwi dev Rocketwerkz offers unlimited leave to staff
NEWS Quit stockpiling leave dayz
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Facebook has acquired the studio behind Beat Saber
Facebook has acquired the studio behind Beat Saber
NEWS Wield your LikeSaberâ„¢
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The sun is setting on the ill-fated Battleborn
The sun is setting on the ill-fated Battleborn
NEWS Goodnight, sweet prince.
Fallen Order is EA's fastest-selling Star Wars game on PC
Fallen Order is EA's fastest-selling Star Wars game on PC
NEWS Good signs for a sequel.
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Rumour: Resident Evil 3 remake in the works
Rumour: Resident Evil 3 remake in the works
NEWS Nemesis reborn.
Half-Life: Alyx trailer drops with April 2020 release
Half-Life: Alyx trailer drops with April 2020 release
NEWS It only took 13 years.
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First Borderlands 3 campaign DLC releases next month
First Borderlands 3 campaign DLC releases next month
NEWS 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
Arkane veterans announce WolfEye Studios
NEWS Railing against a "risk-averse" AAA market
Game Awards 2019 nominees announced
Game Awards 2019 nominees announced
NEWS Control & Death Stranding lead the pack.
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PlayStation 5's controller designs look very familiar
PlayStation 5's controller designs look very familiar
NEWS If it ain't broke...
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Valve announce new Half-Life game for Steam VR
Valve announce new Half-Life game for Steam VR
NEWS This is not a drill.
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Amy Hennig establishes new interactive media division at Skydance
Amy Hennig establishes new interactive media division at Skydance
NEWS If anyone can break the curse of games based on movies...
Report: BioWare to overhaul Anthem
Report: BioWare to overhaul Anthem
NEWS Time to pop the hood.
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Grinding Gear Games announces Path of Exile 2
Grinding Gear Games announces Path of Exile 2
NEWS And takes a shot at mobile gaming
Path of Exiles' first convention kicks off this weekend
Path of Exiles' first convention kicks off this weekend
NEWS Blizzard North to attend for Q&A
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Rockstar apologises for rocky Red Dead Redemption 2 PC release
Rockstar apologises for rocky Red Dead Redemption 2 PC release
NEWS Fixes are live now.
Rune 2 developer closes, reforms under Bethesda
Rune 2 developer closes, reforms under Bethesda
NEWS Cut off one head...
Netflix renews The Witcher for Season 2
Netflix renews The Witcher for Season 2
NEWS A show of good faith
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EA Access won't offer head start for Jedi: Fallen Order
EA Access won't offer head start for Jedi: Fallen Order
NEWS No Jedi force speed for you.
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Sonic the Hedgehog is back and looks far less creepy
Sonic the Hedgehog is back and looks far less creepy
NEWS Animal control.
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Where is our Red Dead Redemption 2 PC Review?
Where is our Red Dead Redemption 2 PC Review?
NEWS We're experiencing major technical difficulties.
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Blizzard to merge Overwatch and its sequel eventually
Blizzard to merge Overwatch and its sequel eventually
NEWS When two become one...
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Hermen Hulst is the new head of Worldwide Studios
Hermen Hulst is the new head of Worldwide Studios
NEWS Infiltration of Helghast in full effect.
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