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GAME responds to PlayStation 5 scalper concerns

Next-gen stock woes continue by Chris Moyse, Destructoid One continuing headache for video game buyers remains the ready shortage of next-gen platforms PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S. Both Sony and Microsoft’s highly sought-after consoles continue to pop up at online retailers, only to sell out in scant minutes, inevitably leaving customers disappointed and frustrated. Adding fury to mix, however, is the addition of “scalpers,” individuals or groups who purchase multiple consoles en masse, before immediately offering them for re-sale, often at hugely inflated prices. While scalping has been prevalent in retail for decades, modern technology has made the practice more difficult to combat than ever before, due to the creation of bot software that carries out the sales process automatically. Adding […]

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Peter Moore gets back in the video game business

Former Sega, Microsoft, EA exec links up with engine maker Unity by Owen S. Good, Polygon Peter Moore, the tattoo enthusiast and former executive at Sega, Microsoft, and Electronic Arts, is getting back into the gaming industry. Moore announced Wednesday on Twitter that he has joined engine maker Unity Technologies to lead its sports & live entertainment division as senior vice president and general manager. Moore, 66, had spent the past four years in something of a sports nut’s dream job: chief executive of Liverpool Football Club, his favorite team since boyhood. In his tenure, the Reds won the Premier League in the 2019-20 season, their first league championship in 30 years. The club also took the UEFA Champions League title in 2019 (and the […]

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PS5 Out of Stock? This man just got one From a packet of Doritos

by Md Armughanuddin, Spieltimes One of the things that has remained constant coming in 2021 is the scarcity of PlayStation 5 stocks. In spite of Sony reassuring people that it is ramping up the production to meet the demand, millions of fans across the world are struggling to get their hands on the much-coveted console. Amidst all that, one guy got a PlayStation 5 from a packet of Doritos. Yes, you heard that right. Twitter user DOWNS CHICKEN tweeted earlier today that he won a PlayStation 5 from a packet of Doritos. The user received the console today and posted a picture of the same. For those who are unaware, Doritos was running a promotion and giving out a limited number of […]

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Grand Theft Auto V’s Michael Actor Hospitalized With COVID-19

by Niamh Shackleton, Unilad Ned Luke, who plays Michael in Grand Theft Auto V, has been hospitalized with COVID-19. Luke took to Instagram to inform his 334,000 followers of the news, and described people working on the front line as ‘true heroes’. He wrote on Instagram yesterday, January 17, ‘Yesterday [January 16] I was admitted to Emory John’s Creek with CoVid Pneumonia. This shit is real and it ain’t fun. I’ll be down for a while but I’m coming back strong as ever. Soon.’ The 62-year-old actor continued, ‘Take care and thanks for the support. The folks on the front line are true heroes. Support them.’ People responded to the post sending their well wishes to him. The Walking Dead actor Jay Huguley […]

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The New York Times Is Worried Kids Are Playing Video Games Too Much During The Pandemic

by Zack Zwiezen, Kotaku Yesterday, the New York Times ran a story that focused on how kids are spending too much time playing video games and using their phones during the covid-19 pandemic. Today, that story was on the front page of the paper. This seems strange considering how the world is falling apart and democracy is dying in front of our eyes, but yeah, sure, let’s consider that kids might be playing too much Roblox. The article, which ran on January 16, quoted some experts and presented a lot of “scary” numbers about screentime. But it also glossed over the fact that video games and the internet have helped many people, kids and adults, stay connected and sane during this terrible time. The […]

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Inside Cyberpunk 2077’s Disastrous Rollout

Developers say they knew the game wasn’t ready to be released publicly. by Jason Schreier, Bloomberg CD Projekt SA Chief Executive Officer Marcin Iwiński made a public mea culpa this week about the disastrous rollout of the video game Cyberpunk 2077 in December. He took personal responsibility and asked fans not to blame the team.  In a somber five-minute video address and accompanying blog post, Iwiński acknowledged the game “did not meet the quality standard we wanted to meet. I and the entire leadership team are deeply sorry for this.” Iwiński’s apology, the second within a month, was an attempt to restore the Polish company’s reputation with scores of fans – and investors – who had waited eight years for the game, only to […]

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Sony Announces First PlayStation 5 Restock of 2021

Another chance to get your hands on the coveted next-gen console. Photo credit: Sony by Nicolaus Li, HYPEBEAST For those that weren’t lucky enough to get a PlayStation 5 last year, Sony‘s Sony Rewards division has now announced the first restock of the next-gen console for 2021. Aside from being the first restock of the year, it also serves as the first real replenishment of the PS5 seen since its initial release that took over the gaming world. Announced on the Sony Rewards Twitter account, the post doesn’t reveal any specifics but it does note that a post at a later date will reveal will outline restock info. Going on to suggest gamers to turn on post notifications. Catch Sony Rewards’ post regarding the […]

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Postal Worker Caught Stealing “PlayStation And Nintendo” Console Deliveries

by Luke Plunkett, Kotaku A USPS supervisor in Middletown, Connecticut has been sentenced to nine months of “home confinement” and a $20,000 fine after being caught stealing items like iPhones and “PlayStation and Nintendo gaming devices”. Via Polygon, 34 year-old Zoheb Deura, who has since resigned from the US Postal Service, was caught following an investigation by the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General, who found that between the months of February and April 2020 Deura “stole numerous packages, including packages containing an Apple computer, PlayStation and Nintendo gaming devices, an iPhone, footwear, and clothing items.” Deura was officially charged with embezzlement of mail by a U.S. Postal Service employee, which he pled guilty for on October 21, 2020. Visit us at […]

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After You Die, Microsoft Wants to Resurrect You as a Chatbot

We’ve seen that episode of Black Mirror. by Courtney Linder, Popular Mechanics No one knows where we go when we die. Microsoft might have some ideas. Last month, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office granted a patent to Microsoft that outlines a process to create a conversational chatbot of a specific person using their social data. In an eerie twist, the patent says the chatbot could potentially be inspired by friends or family members who are deceased, which is almost a direct plot of a popular episode of Netflix’s Black Mirror. In that episode, “Be Right Back,” a woman named Martha is upset when her partner, Ash, dies in a car accident on the day they were supposed to move in with each other. It […]

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Starfield and The Elder Scrolls 6 “aren’t affected” by Bethesda’s Indiana Jones game

Todd Howard’s main focus is still directing Starfield and The Elder Scrolls 6 by Jordan Gerblick, Games Radar The Indiana Jones game Bethesda announced won’t have an impact on the development of Starfield and The Elder Scrolls 6, Bethesda marketing boss Pete Hines has confirmed. Likewise, Hines says Bethesda’s Todd Howard will continue to focus primarily on directing Starfield and The Elder Scrolls 6, despite being attached to the Indiana Jones game as Executive Producer. Responding to fans on Twitter who were concerned about the number of projects Howard is taking on at once, Hines clarified Howard’s priorities at Bethesda. “Todd is currently EP on many [Bethesda Game Studios] and other projects, such as the Fallout TV show. His main focus remains Directing the upcoming […]

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Bethesda’s MachineGames is working on an Indiana Jones game

Wolfenstein developer MachineGames is making an Indiana Jones game, parent company Bethesda has announced. by Andy Robinson, VGC he collaboration with the newly reformed Lucasfilm Games label was announced via a video on Tuesday, which features a pan over a desk littered with iconic items from the movie series, including Indy’s famous hat and whip. Executive produced by Elder Scrolls and Fallout director Todd Howard, the Indiana Jones game will tell a wholly original, standalone tale set at the height of the career of the famed adventurer, Bethesda said. “It’ll be some time before we have more to reveal, but we’re very excited to share today’s news,” the company added. In a separate post on, Lucasfilm said that some clues to the game’s […]

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New open-world Star Wars game announced by Ubisoft and Massive Entertainment

From the developers that brought you Assassin’s Creed and The Division 2 by Chris Garcia, One More Game If there’s any company out there that knows its open-world games, it would be Ubisoft. With their success on the Assassin’s Creed Franchise, they’re looking ready to take on a new challenge as developers Massive Entertainment (The Division 2) have entered into a partnership with Lucasfilm games to work on a new open-world Star Wars game. According to a report from Wired, this is the first time that a Star Wars game will be developed by someone outside of EA since 2012. This title is still very early in development, and no other details like characters and setting / timeline has been decided […]

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Here’s the latest PS5 release schedule from Sony

by Jordan Devore, Destructoid In a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it moment at CES 2021, Sony disclosed a handful of release windows for the 2021 slate of PlayStation 5 games – as well as pair of high-profile titles that are much further out. These up-to-date release windows appeared at the end of a montage during Sony’s digital press event: Hitman 3 (January 20, 2021) Kena: Bridge of Spirits (March 2021) Returnal (March 19, 2021) Solar Ash (June 2021) Little Devil Inside (July 2021) Ghostwire: Tokyo (October 2021) Stray (October 2021) Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart (2021) Horizon Forbidden West (2021) Project Athia (January 2022) Pragmata (2023) Some of these – like Ghostwire – feel right on cue. Others, including Horizon Forbidden West and Rift Apart, don’t seem like they’ll be out of reach much longer. And then we have Project Athia from Square […]

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Gotham Knights Features Arkham-Style Combat Redesigned for Co-Op

“It is in many ways very different” by Stephen Tailby, Push Square Warner Bros. Montreal’s long-teased game turned out to be Gotham Knights, a co-op superhero action game starring the extended Bat-family of vigilantes. Instead of the Caped Crusader himself, you’ll be playing as Batgirl, Robin, Nightwing, and Red Hood in an adventure designed to be played with others. You can tackle it solo, of course, but it’s clear there’s an emphasis on co-op. That extends to the combat system too, as you might expect. The studio, which previously brought us Batman: Arkham Origins, is familiar with the series’ “Freeflow” brawling, but it’s had to make some changes to account for two players. Speaking with GamesRadar, executive producer Fleur Marty explains the […]

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GTA 5 On PS5 & Xbox Series X May Use Red Dead Redemption 2 Engine

A new update to GTA Online included some code from RDR2, which suggests that the upcoming Series X and PS5 updates could include a leap in tech. by Alex Santa Maria, Screen Rant Code found hidden away in a recent Grand Theft Auto V update suggests that the upcoming enhanced version of the game for PS5 and Xbox Series X/S may be sharing tech with Rockstar Games’ latest hit sandbox, Red Dead Redemption 2. Released just over two short years ago, there are few games that have matched the technical achievement of the cowboy open-world adventure in 2021. This level of technical achievement did come with a human cost for those working at Rockstar, and the cruel practice of crunch is evident in the final product’s slightly ridiculous attention […]

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PS5 already looks unbeatable

by Tommy Orry, VG24/7 We’re two months from the release of the new consoles, yet it already feels like Sony has won the generation. For a while I thought this console generation would be different. Sony seemed to be floundering a little, barely saying anything about the PS5 while Microsoft pushed forward the narrative of the Xbox Series X being the most powerful console, Game Pass grew and grew, and huge acquisitions were made. Yet, even after snapping up Skyrim and Fallout dev/publisher Bethesda, now it’s hard to see how PlayStation won’t continue to lead by quite a margin – at least in powerful console space. As I said elsewhere on the site, Microsoft has a lot to prove and isn’t doing much at […]