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GTA remaster trilogy likely coming to Steam as per discovered SteamIDs

Derek Strickland | Sun, Oct 17 2021 3:04 PM CDT

Rockstar's new Grand Theft Auto trilogy remaster is likely coming to Steam sometime after it launches first on the Rockstar Launcher.

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It looks like the GTA trilogy remaster is also releasing on Steam, which makes sense as the original trilogy has been pulled from the platform. As spotted by GTA Forums' Tez2, SteamIDs for all three games were found in files from the Rockstar Launcher, and the SteamDB database has updated listings to reflect the changes.

Here's the links from SteamDB:

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Abandoned dev Blue Box Game Studios faces harassment, death threats

Derek Strickland | Sun, Oct 17 2021 10:41 AM CDT

Blue Box Game Studios says it is facing extreme harassments and even death threats following its failed marketing stunt for Abandoned.

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Abandoned developer Blue Box Game Studios says it has been dealing with multiple death threats over the past few months.

"We have been dealing with death threats the past few months and the last few days we have been dealing with it again, especially physically. This not only affects us as a team but everyone within our environment," Blue Box said on Twitter. "We are fully aware of the negative situation we have created and we truly understand your frustration. But what we don't understand are the death threats."

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Evil Flash seen in Suicide Squad trailer, Brainiac likely star villain

Derek Strickland | Sun, Oct 17 2021 9:20 AM CDT

Rocksteady just released a new Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League trailer that could give out major story clues.

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The plotline for the new Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League game seems pretty clear. Something (or someone...could it be Brainiac?) is corrupting the world's greatest heroes. Superman has gone crazy, the Flash is a total maniac, and the world is in chaos. Task Force X--Harley Quinn, King Shark, Captain Boomerang, and Deadshot--have been conscripted to take down these legendary paragons.

The new trailer shows some interesting tidbits, including a non-corrupt Wonder Woman fighting Superman (who then becomes corrupt later), confirmation of John Stewart as Green Lantern (who is also corrupt), and an evil version of The Flash shows up.

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Sony uses legal clout to force third-party PS5 faceplates off market

Derek Strickland | Sun, Oct 17 2021 7:52 AM CDT

Sony's legal team has sent a letter to Dbrand that orders custom PlayStation 5 faceplates to be removed from sale.

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Dbrand, a company that makes custom skins, wraps, and color schemes for consumer electronics, has removed its custom PS5 faceplates from the market at the behest of Sony's legal counsel. As per Dbrandh's website, Sony has sent a letter alleges Dbrand's custom Darkplates--the all-black PS5 faceplates--are in violation of copyright and trademark law.

Sony is not taking dbrand to court because the latter is complying with the former's demands. This is after dbrand brazenly goaded legal action with a rather provocative "go ahead, sue us" tagline on its website.

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Court of Owls casts a shadow on Gotham in new Gotham Knights trailer

Derek Strickland | Sat, Oct 16 2021 5:38 PM CDT

DC Fandome gives gamers a new look at the upcoming Gotham Knights multiplayer action RPG with the shadowy Court of Owls enemy faction.

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The Court of Owls is among the most macabre and fearsome enemies the Bat Family has ever faced. Run by a cabal of Gotham super-elite, the mask-wearing archvillains use their influence to rule the city from the shadows. The Court of Owls is centuries-old and their terrible whims are carried out by a force of assassins called Talons.

The new Gotham Knights game from WB Montreal will shed light on this mysterious group, borrowing source material directly from comics while telling their own unique story. Most of the footage is snippets of cinematic sequences to set a grim tone but we do get some clues on gameplay, like the hulking mace-and-shield toting Talon that's most assuredly a boss-type of enemy.

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PS5 Pro: Sony hiring PS5 engineer for 'multiple console generations'

Derek Strickland | Sat, Oct 16 2021 4:44 PM CDT

Sony's new API rendering engineer job listing may hint at early development of the rumored PlayStation 5 Pro.

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Sony is currently hiring a Senior Software Engineer for its Advanced Technology Group (ATG) that specifically focuses on the PlayStation 5's Rendering API. The goal is for engineers to help redefine what's possible with the next-generation platform by fortifying all the tools responsible for the PS5's high-end performance.

Applicants will directly contribute to the graphics API used to power PlayStation 5 games, including GPU software stack optimization tools used to deliver true high-end experiences (native 4K, ray tracing, etc). The listing also mentions the engineer will help craft "the architecture of multiple generations of PlayStation consoles."

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In 2019, Fortnite almost transformed into Roblox (and it still could)

Derek Strickland | Sat, Oct 16 2021 3:32 PM CDT

Fortnite could've become a lot more like Roblox with user-generated content sold in a specific in-game storefront.

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In 2019, Fortnite earnings dropped by 32% as per court documents. At the time, Epic was searching for ideas on how to reverse the dip and spark earnings growth. One idea saw Fortnite becoming more like Roblox, a billion-dollar competitor that servers up mini-games to users.

According to a recent countersuit in the Epic vs Google trial, Epic Games was exploring ideas to allow users to create monetized in-game content to sell in Fortnite's storefront. "Internally, Epic also hoped to revive and reinvigorate Fortnite by pivoting its business whereby player-developers could create new content and Epic could share a majority of profit with those creators."

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Leaked Elden Ring gameplay footage gives first look at fantasy realm

Derek Strickland | Sat, Oct 16 2021 2:05 PM CDT

Elden Ring gameplay footage has leaked out ahead of the game's presumable premiere at The Game Awards 2021.

The new leaked Elden Ring gameplay footage is brief and simple, showing players a small glimpse of the mythical cursed realm of The Lands Between. There's no actual fighting or exploration in the 27-second snippet. Instead the footage sets more of a somber, hallowed, and mystical tone to the in-game world--which is rightly so given the Lands Between are riven by corrupt magics, curses, and horrible abominations.

The gameplay footage itself wasn't all that graphically impressive and may be from an early build, possibly running on a PlayStation 4 devkit rather than a PS5, Xbox Series X, or PC. Let's not forget that Elden Ring's world is seamless without any loading zones so that may be the cause of the lower resolution/visual fidelity.

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Epic Games could mostly lose its lawsuit against Google, too

Derek Strickland | Sat, Oct 16 2021 1:34 PM CDT

The Epic vs Apple trial may be over, but the Epic vs Google anti-trust suit is just getting started. Google has now filed a counterclaim against Epic Games with multiple accusations, including pre-meditated breach of contract.

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Epic Games mostly lost its trial against Apple--the games-maker didn't get the rights to A) bring Fortnite back to the App Store, B) insert its own internal payment processing store within the game's app--and based on current documents filed from Google, it may also summarily mostly lose its anti-trust case against Google.

The Epic vs Google court case is in full swing and could go to trial. A new counterclaim from Google lays out its case against Epic Games, and the billion-dollar company makes compelling points.

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Epic Games Store welcomes blockchain games, crypto, NFTs

Derek Strickland | Sat, Oct 16 2021 12:44 PM CDT

Steam just banned all games dealing with cryptocurrency, blockchain, or NFTs. These games could find a new home on Epic's digital storefront.

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Ever the contrarian to Valve's business models, Epic Games says it won't issue a wide-sweeping ban on blockchain games. These types of video games have been controversial due to their cryptocurrency and NFT payouts to players. These rewards have tangible real-world value that violate Valve's core developer guidelines and also have somewhat-messy legal and financial implications for storeholders.

Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney isn't ready to shut the door on blockchain games, however. The company tells The Verge that it's interested in helping mature this fledgling landscape and potentially explore new opportunities for growth (and disruption). Rules and regulations will need to be established and strictly enforced so there could be a messy period of adaptation and learning for games-makers and store operators like Epic.

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