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Teamfight Tactics: Reckoning adds Shadow Items, Hyper Roll, and more
Teamfight Tactics: Reckoning adds Shadow Items, Hyper Roll, and more
The Black Mist has rolled into Teamfight Tactics in the Reckoning update on the Public Beta Environment (PBE) and its brought corruption and chaos to the auto battler.
Age of Empires 4 Developers Talk About Maintaining a Crunch-Free Environment
Age of Empires 4 Developers Talk About Maintaining a Crunch-Free Environment
"I don't even remember when we last had crunch," says game director Quinn Duffy.
Quantic Dream responds to Paris Court of Appeals judgement to
Quantic Dream responds to Paris Court of Appeals judgement to "set the record straight"
Quantic Dream, developer of PlayStation exclusives Heavy Rain and Detroit: Become Human, has posted a new statement stating an investigation has concluded there was no "'toxic atmosphere' or any kind of discrimination in the studio" in order to "set the record straight". The statement comes after the studio was accused of a hostile work environment and sued by a former employee back in 2018.
How Left 4 Dead cured a toxic LAN environment
How Left 4 Dead cured a toxic LAN environment
The undead made me a team player.
Worn Out: The Fashion Industry's Giant Waste Problem
Worn Out: The Fashion Industry's Giant Waste Problem
Spring is here, and I’ve been thinking a lot more about my wardrobe—and how sick I am of it.
The subtle, hands-off storytelling of Half-Life 2 is still hard to beat
Survival city-builder Endzone – A World Apart has left Early Access
Survival city-builder Endzone – A World Apart has left Early Access
We've noted before how a lot of city-building games don't meaningfully deal with the issue of climate change or humans' long-term impacts on the environment.
Endzone – A World Apart guide — Buildings, production, and settlers
Endzone – A World Apart guide — Buildings, production, and settlers
Endzone – A World Apart places you in a harsh environment where you’ll need to survive with your settlers, all while fortifying and growing your base.
Mudbray Is Only Happy When It Eats Dirt
Mudbray Is Only Happy When It Eats Dirt
Every Pokemon is interesting and worth talking about.
PSA: Surviving Mars and Metro 2033 Are Currently Free On PC
PSA: Surviving Mars and Metro 2033 Are Currently Free On PC
Each week, the Epic Games Store puts up a free game, which you can add to your library no strings attached.
Save $100 on the Mop-Equipped Ecovacs Deebot T8 Robot Vacuum
Save $100 on the Mop-Equipped Ecovacs Deebot T8 Robot Vacuum
Ecovacs Deebot T8 | $450 | Amazon | Clip coupon + use code ECOVACST8 Read more...
Sneki Snek gaming chair pillow supports your head and the environment
Sneki Snek gaming chair pillow supports your head and the environment
A single Sneki head pillow or plushie purchase will save 10 trees.
Valheim Player Turns Ocean Into Giant Trampoline
Valheim Player Turns Ocean Into Giant Trampoline
Can we ever truly know the nature of the sea? Primordial creatures lurk in its depths.
Hitman 3's Latest Patch Fixes Incorrect Arabic Text
Hitman 3's Latest Patch Fixes Incorrect Arabic Text
IO Interactive released the first major patch for Hitman 3 today, bringing with it a raft of changes to the assassination game, including some much-needed updates to the environment.
Nintendo Hiring Splatoon 3 Level Designer To Renovate
Nintendo Hiring Splatoon 3 Level Designer To Renovate "Existing" Stages
Are older levels making a comeback? It's official, Splatoon 3 - whether you're ready for it or not, is arriving on the Nintendo Switch next year. If you've been reading up on the third game's lore, you'll already know it's set in a new region called Splatlands - a harsh desolate environment.
Broken In An Earthquake? Company Offers To Repair Anime Figures For Free
Broken In An Earthquake? Company Offers To Repair Anime Figures For Free
Whenever there is an earthquake in Japan, inevitably on Twitter there are photos of people’s anime statues knocked off shelves.
Co-op puzzler KeyWe will launch this summer
Co-op puzzler KeyWe will launch this summer
These poor kiwis are in for a challenging work environment
Billionaires’ Favorite Climate Solution Is a Dangerous Distraction
Billionaires’ Favorite Climate Solution Is a Dangerous Distraction
An Elon Musk tweet can do everything from moving the stock market to convincing people to invest in a joke cryptocurrency.
Minecraft Has a New Sustainable City Map to Explore
Minecraft Has a New Sustainable City Map to Explore
Mojang Studios released a free sustainability city map on Thursday that teaches players how to create a sustainable environment in the real world by exploring a virtual one.
GameStop Stock Has A Terrible Day, Still Closes At The Unthinkable Price Of $200
GameStop Stock Has A Terrible Day, Still Closes At The Unthinkable Price Of $200
A trading lockout on GameStop stock by a number of investing apps led to the saga’s weirdest day yet: class action lawsuits, calls for hearings on Capitol Hill, and the suggestion that Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen might need to recuse herself from overseeing Wall Street’s latest shitshow because she took speaking… Read more...
Robinhood Blocks Users From Buying GameStop Stock
Robinhood Blocks Users From Buying GameStop Stock
The stock trading app Robinhood is currently blocking users from buying any more GameStop stock citing “recent volatility” as its price soared from just under $20 at the beginning of the month to over $300 at the end of yesterday. Read more...
Scavengers Studio creative director accused of belittling and harassing employees
Scavengers Studio creative director accused of belittling and harassing employees
Season developers are reportedly working in a toxic environment
Scavengers Studio creative director accused of sexual and verbal harassment
Scavengers Studio creative director accused of sexual and verbal harassment
Creative director Simon Darveau and CEO Amélie Lamarche are accused of perpetuating a hostile, toxic work environment.
Hitman 3: 17 Essential Tips to Become a Master Assassin
Hitman 3: 17 Essential Tips to Become a Master Assassin
Don't miss these important tips for stalking your target, learning everything about your environment, and using every tool to assassinate in Hitman 3.
Everspace 2 guide: How to get to locked containers
Everspace 2 guide: How to get to locked containers
While exploring the systems in Everspace 2, you’ll often come across locked containers that require you to solve an environment puzzle to open them.
Man offers local authorities £50m to help in his hopeless quest for lost bitcoin fortune
Man offers local authorities £50m to help in his hopeless quest for lost bitcoin fortune
James Howell once again requests to put the environment in danger for his lost stash, now worth over $286m (£209m).
Microsoft, Sony, And Nintendo Team Up To Promote Safer Gaming
Microsoft, Sony, And Nintendo Team Up To Promote Safer Gaming
In a post shared across all three companies’ websites this morning, Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft have released a joint set of principles to foster a safe gaming environment across all of their platforms.
Download a copy of Alba and Monument Valley dev Ustwo will plant a tree
Download a copy of Alba and Monument Valley dev Ustwo will plant a tree
Alba: A Wildlife Adventure, the next game from Monument Valley and Whale Trail studio Ustwo, is all about celebrating the environment.
Cyber Monday vacuum deal: Roombas are on sale for $100 off
Cyber Monday vacuum deal: Roombas are on sale for $100 off
Keep your PC gaming environment dust-free with a robot vacuum cleaner for $300 or less.
Random: Sakuna: Of Rice And Ruin Inspected By Australia's Department Of Agriculture
Random: Sakuna: Of Rice And Ruin Inspected By Australia's Department Of Agriculture
"No items were of biosecurity concern". The recently released Nintendo Switch title Sakuna: Of Rice And Ruin is apparently such a convincing farming simulator, the Australian Government's very own Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment couldn't resist taking a look itself. Australian-based YouTuber Jay RPG recently shared a funny story via Twitter about how this particular department seemingly got "a little confused by the name" of the title. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
The Great Outdoors
The Great Outdoors
Fatima Mandouh is an environment artist based in the US. Read more...
Lessons in community building from EVE Online
Lessons in community building from EVE Online
At Devcom Digital, CCP Games' Tryggvi Hjaltason offered advice on creating an environment that builds meaningful friendships
New Amnesia: Rebirth trailer shows off more story & environment details
New Amnesia: Rebirth trailer shows off more story & environment details
As spooky season kicks into overdrive, we’re learning more and more about the year’s horror releases.
Lowlands Away
Lowlands Away
Alisher Mirzoev is an environment artist and matte painter based in Russia who has worked on stuff like Pathfinder and Styx. Read more...
Cyberpunk 2077 Environment Designer Explains How His Team Built Night City
Cyberpunk 2077 Environment Designer Explains How His Team Built Night City
CD Projekt Red Environment City Coordinator Hiroshi Sakakibara has discussed how Cyberpunk 2077's Night City was built.
Beyond Good & Evil 2 director Michel Ancel denies accusations of toxic mismanagement
Beyond Good & Evil 2 director Michel Ancel denies accusations of toxic mismanagement
In a report by Libération, multiple employees accused Ancel of creating a hostile work environment.
Yakuza's getting a new live-action movie adaptation
Yakuza's getting a new live-action movie adaptation
Fans of Yakuza could soon have another avenue in which to sate their desire for crime-hued soap opera and sudden-onset absurdity, thanks to a new effort to adapt Sega's long-running video game series for the movie screen. That's according to Variety, which reports that Sega has teamed up with US companies 1212 Entertainment and Wild Sheep Content in order to create a new live-action Yakuza film. Few details have been shared about Yakuza's big screen effort, but 1212 say the series "offers us a new playground in which to set compelling stories with complex characters in a unique environment that audiences have rarely seen before". Read more
Metroid Prime 4 Developer Recruits God of War Designer
Metroid Prime 4 Developer Recruits God of War Designer
Jon Marcella joins Retro Studios as Environment Designer.
EA, Microsoft and Epic Games join Raising Good Gamers' advisory board
EA, Microsoft and Epic Games join Raising Good Gamers' advisory board
The organisation announced its objectives to create a "more diverse, inclusive and positive online environment for youth"
God Of War Dev Joins Retro Studios As Environment Designer For Metroid Prime 4
God Of War Dev Joins Retro Studios As Environment Designer For Metroid Prime 4
More talent signs on. Retro Studios has already signed some incredible talent to help it out with the development of Metroid Prime 4, and somehow it's still bringing in the big guns. In the latest update, it's been discovered the studio has hired Santa Monica senior game designer, Jon Marcella, as an environment designer for Metroid Prime 4.
Cloud Gardens is a diorama game with surprising star power
Cloud Gardens is a diorama game with surprising star power
Cloud Gardens seeks to start a dialogue between game and player about nature and the built environment.
Nvidia's new Broadcast app helps you remove your messy room and loud keyboard from video calls
Nvidia's new Broadcast app helps you remove your messy room and loud keyboard from video calls
If you need to wrest back some control over your environment in these unprecedented times, as they say, Nvidia have launched a new app for that.
Boundary shows off more space gunfighting in new ray-tracing benchmark
Boundary shows off more space gunfighting in new ray-tracing benchmark
Boundary is the FPS game that asks the compelling question, "what if an astronaut had a gun?" Its hyper-realistic looking space combat is resplendent in ray-traced lighting in a new benchmark demonstration video, which developer Surgical Scalpels published today. The clip begins in a small cluster of debris floating inside a space station module - there's a mist of water droplets, metal shards, an exploded soft drink can, and a silently ringing mobile phone all slowly tumbling through the zero-g environment of the capsule.
PUBG’s next update will be more player-versus-environment than PvP
PUBG’s next update will be more player-versus-environment than PvP
The next PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds update will switch gears from player vs.
Moon Taught Me To Appreciate Its Weird World The Hard Way
Moon Taught Me To Appreciate Its Weird World The Hard Way
Moon: Remix RPG Adventure is a niche “anti-RPG” from 1997 that last week made its way westward, for the first time ever, via Switch.