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EA Was Deep In Merger Talks With NBCUniversal

Photo: Christian Petersen (Getty Images)The video game market is consolidating like never before, and Electronic Arts is scrambling like everyone else. The Battlefield and FIFA maker recently pursued a merger with NBCUniversal, and also held potential acquisition talks with Disney, Apple, and other companies, according to a new report by Puck. While a deal isn’t currently in the works, it doesn’t sound like EA plans to give up anytime soon.“In recent years, as media companies have taken greater interest in the rapidly growing gaming industry, Wilson and Electronic Arts have held talks with a number of different potential suitors, including Disney, Apple and Amazon, sources with knowledge of those talks told me,” wrote Puck’s veteran media reporter, Dylan Beyers. “Several sources familiar w...
Own A Physical Compilation Of 30 Indie Games With Super Rare’s Mixtape Vol. 3
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Own A Physical Compilation Of 30 Indie Games With Super Rare’s Mixtape Vol. 3

Super Rare Games has announced the Super Rare Mixtape Vol.3, a curated physical compilation of games from the “grassroots indie game scene” that harkens back to the days when mixtapes were physical items we could actually hold, and it looks awesome.  As the name implies, this is the third indie game mixtape released by Super Rare. Like previous mixtapes, this one contains a ton of indie games, demos, concept art galleries, audio commentary tracks, and more. Only 2000 copies will be available for sale on PC and they’ll go live on May 26 at 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET/6 p.m. BST on superraregames.com.  Super Rare “Includes hardcore platformers, low-poly horrors, tactical games, classic RPGs, wholesome exploration games, arcade-...
Assassin’s Creed Infinity: Everything We Know About Ubisoft’s Upcoming Service Game
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Assassin’s Creed Infinity: Everything We Know About Ubisoft’s Upcoming Service Game

Reported on as rumor before being confirmed in a Ubisoft blog post, Assassin's Creed Infinity is an upcoming multiple-games-in-one-package service game. That's a big departure for the Assassin's Creed franchise to take, which has largely been a series of individual games that heavily explore a single location and setting. Below, we've rounded up everything we know about Infinity as we head into Summer Game Fest and all the Not-E3 summer events.Given how early Infinity is in development, we don't know much about the game beyond which studios are behind it and what Ubisoft hopes this game will one day be. But, honestly, as long as Ubisoft takes my advice that Assassin's Creed should go smaller with its future settings, I'll be happy with whatever it ends up looking like. ...
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Minecraft Devs Canned Fireflies After Frog Fan Feedback

Image: Mojang / KotakuMinecraft’s next big update is called The Wild Update and it will add a ton of new nature-related content to the game. However, no fireflies! The glowing little buggers, which were planned to be the food supply for the newly added frogs, got cut from the planned update after Mojang received feedback from players that the insects were toxic to frogs. Whoops! Sure, Minecraft may not be a spring chicken anymore, but it’s still an extremely popular video game with millions of players and a shit ton of content added via dozens and dozens of free updates released over the last decade. And the next update, The Wild Update or the 1.19 update, is adding even more to the blocky survival game, including a new mangrove biome and ancient cities. And as with all Minecraft updates, ...
Tchia Delayed To Early 2023
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Tchia Delayed To Early 2023

The delay train keeps on rolling. In a week that saw Kerbal Space Program 2 and Test Drive Unlimited: Solar Crown get pushed to 2023, one of the year’s promising indie titles won’t be arriving in 2022 either. Tchia was first announced at the 2020 Game Awards and unfolds on a beautiful island inspired by New Caledonia. Players control a young girl with the magical ability to inhabit the bodies of animals as well as inanimate objects, such as coconuts. Exploration involves sailing to different tropical islands in an open ocean as well as climbing through forests and soaring across the landscape on a glider. The game last appeared at the 2021 Game Awards where it got a 2022 release window.  Developer Awaceb posted an update on Twitter explaining that it needs to delay the game to tinker o...
Warzone 2 Details Leak | GameSpot News – GS News Updates
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Warzone 2 Details Leak | GameSpot News – GS News Updates

According to a new report from Exputer, Warzone 2 – or whatever it will be called – will include an "interrogation" feature similar to Rainbow Six Siege. Warzone 2 is expected to be released in 2023, following the launch of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 this year. While Activision has announced the next Warzone and Modern Warfare 2, the publisher has yet to fully reveal both titles.Actor Norman Reedus has revealed that development has begun on Death Stranding 2. The game has not been announced, but Reedus plainly told Leo Edit that, "We just started the second one." Death Stranding sold more than 5 million copies before the launch of the director's cut, so it sure seems that the game was a hit. Sony published the PS4 and PS5 edition, with 505 Games handling the PC release in 2020.The game...
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Norman Reedus Might Just Have Confirmed Death Stranding 2

Screenshot: Kojima Productions / KotakuSpeaking with men’s lifestyle site Leo, actor Norman Reedus seems to suggest that not only will there be a sequel to 2019’s Death Stranding, but that production has “just started.” This piece of information comes in the middle of a wide-ranging interview where the actor discusses his time on The Walking Dead, his friendship with other actors and celebrities, and, of course, his time working with video game auteur, Hideo Kojima. It kind of doesn’t get any more direct than this. After discussing his upcoming book, “The Ravaged,” as well as the coming end to The Walking Dead, interviewer Ilaria Urbinati mentions Death Stranding to which the actor replies very directly:Okay, so you got the book going on, you’ve got the final season coming out, then the sp...
Trophies Are Coming To Classic PlayStation Games
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Trophies Are Coming To Classic PlayStation Games

Trophy hunters, be on alert! According to Bend Studio, PlayStation's trophies are coming to select classic games included with the new PlayStation Plus subscription tiers. Incoming From Bend Studio:Agency intel reports that Syphon Filter will include Trophies when it arrives on the all-new PlayStation Plus. pic.twitter.com/YVdMixZxBR — Bend Studio is Hiring! (@BendStudio) May 19, 2022 Bend Studio announced in a tweet today that Syphon Filter is going to come packed with trophies to obtain when it releases as part of the upcoming PlayStation Plus expansion. The tweet reads, "Incoming From Bend Studio: Agency intel reports that Syphon Filter will include trophies when it arrives on the all-new PlayStation Plus." The message was delivered with an attached video of a silver trophy notific...
Elden Ring: 10 Most Annoying Bosses
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Elden Ring: 10 Most Annoying Bosses

Elden Ring is a truly massive game, so it's reasonable that it also sports hands-down the greatest number of bosses of any From Software game to date. Despite the world's daunting breadth and depth, you can barely turn a corner in this open-world role-playing game without running into a hulking monstrosity with a giant health bar.As fun most of Elden Ring's bosses may be, however, a handful have tested the patience of even the most dedicated fans. From otherwise cool fights burdened with aggravating mechanics to completely unbalanced foes who simply suck the fun out of the room, we've all collectively rolled our eyes at some of the choices From Software made for these epic showdowns. While your mileage may vary, we've compiled a list of 10 of Elden Ring's bosses that the community has deem...
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And Now, Your Zombie E3 2022 Press Conference Schedule

Image: Kotaku / Superstar (Shutterstock) / Charley Gallay (Getty Images)E3? More like E0! That’s the sort of total groaner you could expect to hear at an E3 press conference—y’know, if the games industry’s historically biggest marketing event was actually happening in 2022.Yes, for the second time in three years, the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) has called off its flagship event. In 2020, event organizers declined to host an E3, citing the covid-19 pandemic. Last year, it returned, but as a purely digital charade. Rumors around E3 2022’s cancellation swirled as early as January, and the ESA officially called off the event in the spring, saying it would return next year.But the show(s) must go on. In fact, without an E3 to suck up all the oxygen in the room, the roadmap for vide...