Sunday, January 23, 2022

QA testers at Activision Blizzard's Raven Software announce intent to unionise

Quality assurance testers at Activision Blizzard's Wisconsin-based Raven Software studio - where strike action has been ongoing since December, following the firing of 12 members of the developer's QA team - have announced their...

Dying Light 2 getting free PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S upgrades

With Dying Light 2 just weeks away now, developer Techland has revealed those purchasing the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One versions of the game will be entitled to free PS5 and Xbox Series X/S...

Xbox boss keen to revive dormant Activision franchises

Xbox boss Phil Spencer has said he is keen to revive Activision franchises the publisher has recently ignored. Spencer also suggested Activision studios such as Crash Bandicoot 4 developer Toys for Bob would also...

Xbox head says Microsoft has "desire to keep Call of Duty on PlayStation"

Xbox head Phil Spencer has spoken of Microsoft's "desire to keep Call of Duty on PlayStation" following the company's $70BN acquisition of Activision Blizzard earlier this week.In the aftermath of Microsoft's takeover news, many...

Shenmue animated series gets February release date

Shenmue: The Animation - a, yes, animated adaptation of Sega's cult classic 1999 Dreamcast game - finally has a release date and will be down at the docks, eyeing up sailors, from 5th February...

How to rescue MIA Operators in Rainbow Six Extraction

MIA Operators is a unique mechanic in Rainbow Six Extraction which introduces an element of risk reward.During the course of a mission, if an Operator fails and isn't able to complete a level, they...

Dying Light 2 delayed on Switch

Parkour-infused open-world zombie sequel Dying Light 2 is finally set to arrive early next month, but developer Techland has now revealed one previously announced platform will be missing out on all the fun at...

Splitgate adds map maker, new modes and battle pass next week

Breakout shooter success Splitgate will finally roll out its big Beta Season 1 update next Thursday, 27th January. In a press release today, developer 1047 Games detailed several major additions due at that point,...

Eurogamer Newscast Special: Microsoft buying Activision Blizzard

Hello and welcome to a special episode of Eurogamer's Newscast, prompted by today's industry-shaking news that Microsoft will buy Activision Blizzard for nearly $70bn. Joining me for this episode are editor-in-chief Martin Robinson and...

Activision Blizzard Workers Alliance says Microsoft news "surprising, but does not change" its goals

The ABK Workers Alliance - a group of Activision Blizzard employees that has continued to push for major workplace reforms following last year's shocking reports detailing a culture of alleged sexual harassment, assault, and...