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Official PlayStation Podcast Episode 394: Crash Landing
Official PlayStation Podcast Episode 394: Crash Landing
Email us at [email protected]! Subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google or RSS, or download here Hey y’all! This week we sit down with composer Bobby Krlic, who shares the creative process behind crafting Returnal’s soundtrack.
Could Apple and Google pull the plug on mobile game monetisation? | Opinion
Could Apple and Google pull the plug on mobile game monetisation? | Opinion
As consumer and governmental pressure mounts over loot boxes, services like Apple Arcade indicate a desire by platform holders to move away from the monetisation free-for-all
'Meat Is Magic': The Women Who Are Committed Carnivores
'Meat Is Magic': The Women Who Are Committed Carnivores
There are dozens of photographs of bloody slabs of ribeye and shots of bacon strips sizzling in pools of fat, chunky piles of ground beef, glistening pots of butter, and tallow.
Use These Apps to Make Windows 10 Feel Like a Chromebook
Use These Apps to Make Windows 10 Feel Like a Chromebook
Nothing against Windows 10, but if you want to simplify it a bit by giving it the Chromebook treatment—tweaking various settings and UI elements to make them a bit easier to deal with, or simply integrating some of a Chromebook’s more useful features directly into Windows 10 itself—nobody is going to give you any… Read more...
Official PlayStation Podcast Episode 393: It Takes Three
Official PlayStation Podcast Episode 393: It Takes Three
Email us at [email protected]! Subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google or RSS, or download here Welcome back! This week the team shares thoughts on the immersive feel of Doom 3: VR Edition, and the perfectly paced co-op variety of It Takes Two.  Stuff We Talked About Oddworld: Soulstorm Destruction AllStars Virginia Superhot A Plague Tale: […]
Outriders is suffering login issues on launch day
Outriders is suffering login issues on launch day
Outriders is suffering launch day login issues as a raft of problems have emerged. People Can Fly's looter shooter launched today across PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and S as well as straight into Xbox Game Pass and Google Stadia, and it is struggling to cope with the influx of players. I've spent some time this evening stuck on the initial authentication screen, which has prevented me from playing at all.
Terraria finally gets Steam Workshop support a decade after release
Terraria finally gets Steam Workshop support a decade after release
With all the latest hubbub about Terraria and developer Re-Logic’s struggle with the Google Stadia platform, you may have forgotten that the game is playable on almost all platforms.
Pokémon Go developer teases AR glasses
Pokémon Go developer teases AR glasses
John Hanke, boss of Pokémon Go developer Niantic, has issued a tease showing a pair of Google Glass-style spectacles. The glasses have been customised with the Niantic logo, while Hanke's Twitter post states that the specs are being made to interact with games on Niantic's AR platform. For now, we can but speculate at the tech inside - though this isn't the first we've heard of Niantic testing its games on headset devices.
Crash Bandicoot: On The Run downloaded 8m times on launch day
Crash Bandicoot: On The Run downloaded 8m times on launch day
Crash Bandicoot mobile spin-off On The Run is off to a speedy start on the iOS App Store and Google Play. The free-to-play runner was downloaded 8.1m times yesterday, 25th March, according to Sensor Tower data shared with Eurogamer.
Psyonix making Rocket League spin-off for mobile
Psyonix making Rocket League spin-off for mobile
Epic Games subsidiary's Rocket League Sideswipe is planned for release on App Store and Google Play later this year
Official PlayStation Podcast Episode 392: Breaking the Wall
Official PlayStation Podcast Episode 392: Breaking the Wall
Email us at [email protected]! Subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google or RSS, or download here Hey y’all! The team breaks down a big week of news over at PlayStation.Blog, and highlights favorite moments where games broke the fourth wall.
Disco Elysium - The Final Cut launches at the end of March
Disco Elysium - The Final Cut launches at the end of March
Disco Elysium - The Final Cut launches on 30th March, developer ZA/UM has announced. That's for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, PC via Steam, GOG, the Epic Games Store, the App Store and Google Stadia priced £34.99. The Final Cut will be available at no extra cost to all current owners of Disco Elysium.
Dragon Quest 11 Joins Google Stadia
Dragon Quest 11 Joins Google Stadia
The post Dragon Quest 11 Joins Google Stadia appeared first on Fextralife. Dragon Quest 11 S joins Google Stadia, adding another JRPG to the platform. The post Dragon Quest 11 Joins Google Stadia appeared first on Fextralife.
Google Play revenue cut lowered to 15% on first $1m
Google Play revenue cut lowered to 15% on first $1m
Android store will match Apple's reduced App Store cut for small developers starting in July
Stadia exclusives are starting to come to Steam
Stadia exclusives are starting to come to Steam
Stadia is winding down development on first-party games before even releasing a first-party game, and while Google says the platform will continue to be supported, it seems the third-party developers who've put exclusive games on Stadia are eager to get out on new platforms.
Google Play Halves Its Cut Of Devs’ First $1 Million
Google Play Halves Its Cut Of Devs’ First $1 Million
Google Play developers will see service fees on their first $1 million every year reduced from 30% to 15% starting on July 1, Google vice president of product management Sameer Samat announced today. Read more...
Jade Raymond Forms New Studio, Working On Unannounced Game For PlayStation
Jade Raymond Forms New Studio, Working On Unannounced Game For PlayStation
Former Assassin’s Creed producer and EA manager Jade Raymond announced the formation of a new Montreal-based independent studio called Haven today.
Super Bomberman R Online Is Ditching Its Stadia Exclusivity To Launch On Switch And Other Consoles
Super Bomberman R Online Is Ditching Its Stadia Exclusivity To Launch On Switch And Other Consoles
And it'll be free-to-play. Konami has revealed that Super Bomberman R Online, the Super Bomberman R spin-off previously exclusive to Google Stadia, will soon be coming to Switch and other consoles. Taking inspiration from Bomberman R, which you may remember was actually a Nintendo Switch launch title, this battle royale game first appeared on Stadia last September.
Official PlayStation Podcast Episode 391: Short and Sweet
Official PlayStation Podcast Episode 391: Short and Sweet
Email us at [email protected]! Subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google or RSS, or download here This week, the team fielded your listener letters with quality recommendations on games that can be completed in a night or two.
Former Overwatch League MVP Jay 'Sinatraa' Won Suspended Over Sexual Assault Allegations
Former Overwatch League MVP Jay 'Sinatraa' Won Suspended Over Sexual Assault Allegations
Former Overwatch League MVP and current Valorant pro Jay “Sinatraa” Won was suspended from his team Sentinels today after being accused of sexual assault by a former girlfriend.
What do Stadia's struggles mean for game streaming?
What do Stadia's struggles mean for game streaming?
With Google's closure of Stadia Games and Entertainment, other players in the game streaming space explain why they're still optimistic
Dozens Of Rust Servers Wiped Out In Data Center Fire
Dozens Of Rust Servers Wiped Out In Data Center Fire
A fire that broke out overnight in Strasbourg, France destroyed one of OVHcloud’s data centers and damaged a second, Reuters reports.
Epic Games takes legal action against Google in Australia
Epic Games takes legal action against Google in Australia
Latest complaint in ongoing campaign against mobile giants claims Google restrictions violate Australian consumer law
V1 Interactive Shuts Down Less Than A Year After Releasing Disintegration
V1 Interactive Shuts Down Less Than A Year After Releasing Disintegration
V1 Interactive, the studio behind the real-time strategy and first-person shooter hybrid game Disintegration, is shutting down after five years. Read more...
Regulators Approve Microsoft's $7.5 Billion Acquisition Of Bethesda Parent Company Zenimax Media
Regulators Approve Microsoft's $7.5 Billion Acquisition Of Bethesda Parent Company Zenimax Media
Microsoft’s $7.5 billion purchase of Zenimax Media, parent company of Fallout, The Elder Scrolls, and Doom maker Bethesda, has cleared another set of hurdles, winning approval to proceed from both the European Commission and US Securities and Exchange Commissions. Read more...
I Found Some Rad Tracks At This Virtual Japanese Music Festival
I Found Some Rad Tracks At This Virtual Japanese Music Festival
Welcome to Morning Music, Kotaku’s ongoing hangout for folks who love video games and the cool-ass sounds they make.
Microsoft now testing Chromium-powered Edge on Xbox
Microsoft now testing Chromium-powered Edge on Xbox
Xbox console testing has begun for the new Chromium version of Edge, Microsoft's updated internet browser. This browser has had positive reviews on PC, and should provide support for Chromium-powered services such as Google Stadia - though we'll wait to see how it runs first (thanks, The Verge). Microsoft could also explore this method of browser-based game streaming to bring its own xCloud service to Xbox consoles.
Xbox Series X/S Is Getting an Upgraded Browser That Can Play Google Stadia
Xbox Series X/S Is Getting an Upgraded Browser That Can Play Google Stadia
Xbox Series X/S and Xbox One consoles will soon be getting a new upgraded Microsoft Edge Chromium-based browser that supports game streaming services like Google Stadia.
Official PlayStation Podcast Episode 390: Fully Immersed
Official PlayStation Podcast Episode 390: Fully Immersed
Email us at [email protected]! Subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google or RSS, or download here Welcome back y’all! This week we dive deep into some recently announced PS VR titles, and share short and sweet games that can be beat in one night.
Arizona bill aims to prevent Apple, Google from blocking third-party payments
Arizona bill aims to prevent Apple, Google from blocking third-party payments
Coalition of App Fairness hopes to succeed where it failed in North Dakota amid Epic's antitrust lawsuits
Arizona's Anti-Monopoly Bill Could Help Put Fortnite Back in the iOS App Store
Arizona's Anti-Monopoly Bill Could Help Put Fortnite Back in the iOS App Store
Arizona legislators just passed an anti-monopoly bill in a 31-29 vote, which could have big implications for Apple, Google, and, weirdly enough, Fortnite. Read more...
Google’s no longer selling Cardboard VR headsets, but you can still make your own
Google’s no longer selling Cardboard VR headsets, but you can still make your own
Google Cardboard might be just about the worst way to experience virtual reality, but its accessible smartphone-led approach makes it the best VR headset for those on a budget.
Blockchain Losers Are Spending Millions On What Are Basically Useless Loot Boxes
Blockchain Losers Are Spending Millions On What Are Basically Useless Loot Boxes
While gamers rail against loot boxes and governments around the world edge ever closer to regulating them, connoisseurs of blockchain bullshit are falling over themselves trying to buy digital highlights of basketball players from a platform called “NBA Top Shot”, in effect spending their money on a form of loot box… Read more...
Google Reportedly Also Paid Upwards Of $20 Million For Ubisoft Titles
Google Reportedly Also Paid Upwards Of $20 Million For Ubisoft Titles
Take-Two wasn't the only company raking it in from Google.
Google reportedly paid $20m for Ubisoft ports on Stadia
Google reportedly paid $20m for Ubisoft ports on Stadia
Take-Two was also paid "tens of millions of dollars" for Red Dead Redemption 2 and NBA 2K
Hideo Kojima was in talks for a Stadia exclusive, says report
Hideo Kojima was in talks for a Stadia exclusive, says report
Update - March 1, 2021 Google has responded to the report. UPDATE: We reached out to Google and a spokesperson directed us to a statement made to GamesRadar+, in which Google has denied elements of VGC's report, saying that the VGC story's assertions regarding cancelled Kojima and Yu Suzuki "projects" aren't true, and adding that it "[doesn't] have anything, nor have announced anything, with Kojima or Yu Suzuki". Additionally, VGC says that it asked Google "specifically about the Kojima games pitch", and was told by a representative the following: "We talk to partners all the time in situations that don’t result in a project or even a proposal.
Google Stadia Reports Detail Internal Troubles, 'Millions' Spent on AAA Ports
Google Stadia Reports Detail Internal Troubles, 'Millions' Spent on AAA Ports
Multiple reports have come out detailing Google Stadia's troubles that include internal struggles, "tens of millions" of dollars spent on AAA games like Red Dead Redemption 2, and development roadblocks created by Google itself.
Terraria Will Release On Stadia As Planned After Developer Regains Access To Google Accounts
Terraria Will Release On Stadia As Planned After Developer Regains Access To Google Accounts
The Stadia port of Terraria was canceled suddenly earlier this month after a developer’s Google account was abruptly locked.
Terraria dev's Google account got fixed, so it's coming to Stadia after all
Terraria dev's Google account got fixed, so it's coming to Stadia after all
Does this mean working with them is no longer a liability?
New reports detail Stadia's demise, cancelled projects and wasted millions
New reports detail Stadia's demise, cancelled projects and wasted millions
A trio of new reports on Stadia's demise has revealed Google's missteps and a raft of cancelled projects. Earlier in February, Google shut down its first-party development operation, impacting around 150 people. According to Bloomberg, Stadia missed sales targets for its controller, and targets for monthly active users by hundreds of thousands. Read more
Sources at Google's failed game studio say it should've just bought studios and left them alone like Microsoft
Sources at Google's failed game studio say it should've just bought studios and left them alone like Microsoft
A pair of new reports shed light into why Google so suddenly ended internal development of games for Stadia.
Terraria is coming to Stadia after all
Terraria is coming to Stadia after all
It took a month, but Re-Logic's Google account problem has finally been solved.
Terraria dev says Stadia launch will now proceed after resolving spat with Google
Terraria dev says Stadia launch will now proceed after resolving spat with Google
Earlier this month, following a very public spat with Google, Terraria studio Re-Logic announced it was ceasing development of the game's Stadia version.
Report: Stadia Blew Millions On Red Dead Redemption 2 And Other Ports
Report: Stadia Blew Millions On Red Dead Redemption 2 And Other Ports
Just how badly did Google’s Stadia video game streaming service flop when it launched back in 2019? According to a new report by Bloomberg, it underperformed its sales target by hundreds of thousands of users, despite spending “tens of millions of dollars” secure ports of big blockbuster games. Read more...
Official PlayStation Podcast Episode 389: Returnal To Form
Official PlayStation Podcast Episode 389: Returnal To Form
Email us at [email protected]! Subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google or RSS, or download here The team is back and ready to dive into all the juicy details from this week’s State of Play.
Journey to the Savage Planet is Broken on Stadia, But Nobody is Fixing it Because Google Shut Down the Developer
Journey to the Savage Planet is Broken on Stadia, But Nobody is Fixing it Because Google Shut Down the Developer
A whole lot of confusion surrounding who exactly should be fixing the game (the answer is Google).
Journey To The Savage Planet is broken on Stadia, and nobody's left to fix it
Journey To The Savage Planet is broken on Stadia, and nobody's left to fix it
Google acquired developer Typhoon, then made its staff redundant.
UK antitrust tribunal blocks Epic's case against Apple
UK antitrust tribunal blocks Epic's case against Apple
Court says Apple case should be resolved in the US, but allows Google case to proceed in the UK
Stadia Developers Can't Fix The Bugs In Their Own Game Because Google Fired Them
Stadia Developers Can't Fix The Bugs In Their Own Game Because Google Fired Them
Apart from the sacking of about 150 developers, the throttling of Google Stadia has left a ton of early adopters well and truly in the lurch.
Class-action suit takes aim at Google Stadia's 4K claims
Class-action suit takes aim at Google Stadia's 4K claims
A new lawsuit targets Google, Bungie, and id Software over Stadia's streaming resolution
Google's Facing A Class-Action Suit Over Stadia's Lack Of True 4K Gaming
Google's Facing A Class-Action Suit Over Stadia's Lack Of True 4K Gaming
There’s another gaming-focused class action lawsuit in the works, this one against Google Stadia over whether or not Stadia can run games at 4K resolution.
Google, Id and Bungie are the Subject of a Stadia Lawsuit
Google, Id and Bungie are the Subject of a Stadia Lawsuit
Google, Id Software, and Bungie are the subject of a class action lawsuit that claims the companies misled customers by saying Stadia games could be played at a 4K resolution.
Stadia's 4K gaming claims come back to haunt it in class-action lawsuit
Stadia's 4K gaming claims come back to haunt it in class-action lawsuit
Google, id Software and Bungie are all targeted for allegedly misleading consumers.
The 10 Best Deals of February 18, 2021
The 10 Best Deals of February 18, 2021
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Microsoft-Bethesda Acquisition Reportedly Partly Responsible for Stadia Studio Closures
Microsoft-Bethesda Acquisition Reportedly Partly Responsible for Stadia Studio Closures
Google Stadia General Manager Phil Harrison reportedly pointed to Microsoft's acquisition of Bethesda as a reason for closing Stadia's first-party developers.
Google Stadia to Get 'More Than 100 Games' in 2021
Google Stadia to Get 'More Than 100 Games' in 2021
Google has revealed that over 100 games will arrive on Stadia before the end of 2021.
Terraria no longer coming to Stadia as creator suffers Google’s wrath
Terraria no longer coming to Stadia as creator suffers Google’s wrath
Google has definitely not had its way when it comes to the gaming world.
Terraria Android development will continue despite Google spat, dev vows
Terraria Android development will continue despite Google spat, dev vows
Terraria developer Re-Logic has said it will still support its 2D sandbox hit on Android and Google Play, despite publicly canning the game's Stadia version yesterday due to grievances with Google. Re-Logic founder Andrew Spinks made headlines when he railed against Google on his personal Twitter and said he would never work with the company again. Spinks' own Google account had been disabled for three weeks with no explanation, he said, meaning he had lost access to his Google Play app library, Google Drive data, YouTube channel and Gmail account. Read more
Terraria devs cancel Stadia release after Google disable CEO's account
Terraria devs cancel Stadia release after Google disable CEO's account
"I will not be involved with a corporation that values their customers and partners so little"
Terraria Devs: Google Boycott Includes Future Games, but Not Existing Ones
Terraria Devs: Google Boycott Includes Future Games, but Not Existing Ones
Terraria developers Re-logic says future games will also boycott Google, but existing versions of Terraria on Android will not be affected.
Grabbing Gearbox and stifling Stadia | Podcast
Grabbing Gearbox and stifling Stadia | Podcast
Latest podcast available now, explores Embracer's M&A strategy and the latest woes for Google's cloud games service
Terraria Cancelled for Stadia After Creator Loses Google Account Access
Terraria Cancelled for Stadia After Creator Loses Google Account Access
Re-Logic founder Andrew Spinks says doing business with Google "is a liability."
Terraria creator cancels Stadia port after being locked out of Google account
Terraria creator cancels Stadia port after being locked out of Google account
"I can take this no other way than you deciding to burn this bridge.
Terraria on Stadia Canceled After Developer Is Locked Out Of Google Accounts
Terraria on Stadia Canceled After Developer Is Locked Out Of Google Accounts
Terraria's co-creator has canceled the Google Stadia port of the game, after his Google accounts were locked.
Stadia's issues were clear from the start | This Week in Business
Stadia's issues were clear from the start | This Week in Business
No hindsight was needed to see that Google's Stadia first-party development plan didn't make sense
The Official PlayStation Podcast Episode 388: Have A Dice Day
The Official PlayStation Podcast Episode 388: Have A Dice Day
Email us at [email protected]! Subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google or RSS, or download here Welcome back! This week Sid and Brett share the joys of causing some damage in Destruction AllStars, and roll the dice on sci-fi strategy game Tharsis.
Google's shutdowns relegate streaming to "gaming of the gaps" | Opinion
Google's shutdowns relegate streaming to "gaming of the gaps" | Opinion
If cloud streaming is just a new distribution option, not an enabler of revolutionary new games, it will never fulfill its promise
It turns out making good videogames is hard even for trillion-dollar tech corporations
It turns out making good videogames is hard even for trillion-dollar tech corporations
Google and Amazon both declared they were going to make videogames, but neither has released a good one yet.
FIFA 21 Coming to Stadia in March, EA Extends Exclusive UEFA License
FIFA 21 Coming to Stadia in March, EA Extends Exclusive UEFA License
EA has resecured its exclusive UEFA license and will be bringing FIFA 21 to Google Stadia in March.
Google needs to think smaller about games streaming | Opinion
Google needs to think smaller about games streaming | Opinion
Stadia should never have been billed as a major console rival
Google Stadia closes two studios and cancels multiple projects
Google Stadia closes two studios and cancels multiple projects
Stadia will focus on third party partnerships
Cloud Gaming Service Google Stadia Shuts Down Internal Development Studios
Cloud Gaming Service Google Stadia Shuts Down Internal Development Studios
Will instead focus on supporting partners. While cloud gaming appears to be slowly becoming a thing, today it's experienced a minor setback. Google's cloud-based service Stadia has officially closed its internal studios and will no longer be developing in-house games moving forward.
Google Stadia ends internal game development, focusing on third party support
Google Stadia ends internal game development, focusing on third party support
When Stadia was announced as a major gaming initiative for tech giant Google, some were skeptical.
Google shutting down internal Stadia studios, offering streaming tech to publishers
Google shutting down internal Stadia studios, offering streaming tech to publishers
Just 14 months after Stadia's high-profile launch, Google is embarking on a major rethink of its streaming service strategy, which will see it close down all internal game development and begin providing its tech to third-party publishers. Stadia general manager Phil Harrison confirmed the closure of the company's two internal game studios, based in Montreal and Los Angeles, in a new blog post, signalling an end to its console-like ambitions of creating flagship Stadia-exclusive titles to drive adoption of the platform. "Creating best-in-class games from the ground up takes many years and significant investment, and the cost is going up exponentially," explained Harrison of the decision.