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Netflix Developing Assassin’s Creed Live-Action Series

27 October 2020
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Netflix will develop a live-action series based on Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed franchise, Ubisoft and Netflix announced. A search is currently underway for a showrunner. Ubisoft senior vice president of film and television Jason Altman and director of television development Danielle Kreinik will serve as executive producers of the series. “For more than 10 years, millions…

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Kojima Productions Officially Confirms New project is in Development, Hiring New Talent

22 October 2020
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Hideo Kojima’s studio has confirmed rumours that it’s working on a new project. In a tweet this morning, Kojima Productions’ Twitter account revealed that it’s hiring up for its next game. The tweet reads that Kojima Productions “confirms a new project is in development and is looking to hire the best-in-class talent to work out…

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Devolver Digital Acquires Croteam. The Talos Principle 2, More Serious Sam and New IP Confirmed

22 October 2020
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Devolver Digital has acquired Serious Sam developer Croteam, the company announced. Here is the full message from Devolver Digital on the acquisition: “Nearly thirty years ago, a group of childhood friends got together to start Croteam from a small garage in Zagreb. The fledgeling studio was built around creative experimentation, pushing technical boundaries, and a…

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Take-Two Has Confirmed the Acquisition of Ruffian Games

20 October 2020
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Rockstar Games has announced that it has acquired Ruffian Games. Based in Dundee, Scotland, the studio will operate under the new name of Rockstar Dundee. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. “We are thrilled to have Ruffian join the Rockstar Games family,” said Sam Houser, Founder of Rockstar Games. “The Ruffian team are a…

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Top 20 Best Selling Games of September 2020 (USA)

17 October 2020
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What were the Top 20 best selling games in September 2020 in the United States? The newest NPD numbers are in, and so are the top lists of the highest selling game systems and games (by revenue) for last month in America. Including both retail and most digital sales & revenue numbers. Here is the…

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Focus Home to Publish Flying Wild Hog New Title

16 October 2020
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Focus Home Interactive are pleased to welcome Flying Wild Hog among its partner studios. Based across three studios in Poland, the studio is best known for their smash hit Shadow Warrior series. Bringing over ten years of expertise in creating some of the most high-octane titles on the market, this collaboration sees the studio developing…

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Teslagrad 2 Announced

16 October 2020
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Rain Games has announced Teslagrad 2, a sequel to the December 2013-released Teslagrad. Platforms and a release date were not announced. Teslagrad 2 is an exploration-based Metroidvania game with magnetic physics-based mechanics and additions that set it apart from its predecessor. It is set in the Norway-inspired region of Wyrmheim, which is shaped from the…

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Former Blizzard CEO Establishes Game Publisher Dreamhaven and Two Internal Studios

14 October 2020
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Mike Morahime, co-founder and former CEO of Blizzard Entertainment, and a host of industry veterans have announced the establishment of Irvine, California-based game publisher Dreamhaven and internal development studios Moonshot Games and Secret Door. “I’m excited to team up with such talented people who care deeply about games and their communities,” said Dreamhaven CEO Mike…

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Former Lab Zero Games Staff Establish Employee-Owned Studio Future Club

14 October 2020
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A veteran team of artists, programmers, and designers behind the award-winning games Skullgirls and Indivisible have banded together to form Future Club, a cooperatively structured independent game studio founded with the goal of creating games with handcrafted art and traditional 2D animation, engaging and responsive gameplay, and unique and memorable worlds. “We love classic games…

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Microsoft Acquires Bethesda Softworks Parent Company ZeniMax Media

14 October 2020
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Microsoft has acquired ZeniMax Media, the parent company of Bethesda Softworks, for $7.5 billion, the company announced. Bethesda Softworks is the parent company of Bethesda Game Studios, id Software, ZeniMax Online Studios, Arkane Studios, MachineGames, Tango Gameworks, Alpha Dog Games, and Roundhouse Studios, and owns major franchises such as The Elder Scrolls, Fallout, Wolfenstein, DOOM,…

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Bandai Namco Acquires Unknown 9 Studio Reflector Entertainment

14 October 2020
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Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe has acquired Montreal-based Reflector Entertainment, which recently announced the video game Unknown 9: Awakening, from Lune Rouge Innovation as part of its strategy to develop 50 percent of its content outside of Japan, the company announced. “Designing and developing the content we shall publish and distribute is the cornerstone of our…

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WayForward, Arc System Works and Rooster Teeth Announce RWBY Game

30 September 2020
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In conjunction with entertainment company Rooster Teeth and publisher/developer Arc System Works, we are thrilled to confirm the production of an all-new video game based on the global animated hit RWBY. Produced by Rooster Teeth in Austin, Texas, RWBY is the first Western-style anime to be distributed in Japan. Rooster Teeth will deliver an original…

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Xbox Series S and Series X Launch November 10 for $299 and $499

20 September 2020
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Xbox Wire: Now more than ever, gaming plays an important role in our lives. As one of the greatest forms of creative expression, gaming sparks in our imagination and connects us to new worlds, stories, and our friends. On November 10, a new generation of console gaming begins. That’s when our vision becomes reality with…

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Hexworks, a New Studio Founded to Make Lords of the Fallen 2 for PC, PS5 and Xbox Series X

20 September 2020
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CI Games announced the opening of Hexworks, a brand new game development studio that is to be based in Barcelona and Bucharest. The Barcelona crew opened doors at the beginning of March, with the team in Bucharest following a few weeks later. Collectively, the team of veterans has been hard at work on their debut…

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Nintendo Marks the 35th Anniversary of Super Mario Bros. With Games, Products and In-Game Events

17 September 2020
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Mario has come a long way since jumping on that first Goomba in World 1-1 of the original Super Mario Bros. game. Now, 35 years since the launch of that game in Japan, he is starring in new games on the Nintendo Switch system, lending his likeness to brands like LEGO, PUMA and Monopoly, and…

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