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Category: Gaming News

Sony Acquires ‘Spider-Man PS4’ Developer Insomniac Games

Sony has officially purchased independent game developer Insomniac Games, best known for last year’s Spider-Man for PS4. Insomniac will become an exclusive PlayStation developer, Sony says. The California-based studio was founded in 1994, and has worked with Sony on some of its biggest titles such as Ratchet & Clank and Resistance. Insomniac has also worked with other big game ...

Ubisoft Announces “FAM Series:” ‘Rainbow Six’ Community Events Across Canada

Esports has gone mainstream. As one of the fastest growing industries globally, esports is on the rise in Canada. Newzoo reports that the year 2019 marks a major milestone for the global esports market, which will for the first time exceed the billion-dollar revenue mark (up 26.7% from 2018) and that the global esports audience ...

PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo Commit To New Platform Policies for Loot Boxes

Changes are officially coming to loot boxes. Today, at a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) public panel on microtransactions in video games, the Entertainment Software Association announced that PlayStation, Nintendo, and Xbox have agreed to a voluntary change in their policies toward loot boxes. Michael Warnecke of the ESA stated that new games or game updates that ...

Nintendo Announces Cheaper, Handheld Version of Switch Console: “Switch Lite”

After breaking new ground with the Nintendo Switch, which acted as a hybrid console that can be used as both a stationary and portable device, Nintendo is back with a new version of the Switch. This time, it's strictly handheld and will be priced cheaper than its predecessor. Called the Nintendo Switch Lite, the new system ...

Marvel Confirms Confirms Taskmaster As Villain in Square Enix’s ‘Avengers’ Game

The long-awaited trailer for Square Enix's Marvel's Avengers game finally debuted at E3 this year, and while it was heavy on superheroes, it seemed pretty light on potential foes. One villain fans did see was a man who donned a skull mask. While his identity wasn't initially revealed, Marvel has now confirmed that the villain ...

Nintendo Announces ‘Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’ Sequel

One of the biggest Nintendo Switch games of all time is officially getting a sequel. During the E3 conference's massive Nintendo Direct, the company swung for the fences, as it confirmed that a sequel is in development for Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Check out the first trailer for the highly anticipated game below! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31f0mRaGazY ...

Film Adaption for Video Game ‘Just Cause’ in the Works from ‘Jon Wick’ Writer Derek Kolstad

The creator and writer of John Wick Derek Kolstad has been given the responsibility to adapt the hit video game Just Cause.Along with Kolstad, Constantin Film's Robert Kulzer and Adrian Askarieh of Prime Universe Films have joined the upcoming project as producers. The executive producers of the upcoming film are Constantin's Martin Moszkowicz and Square ...

Sony Reveals First PlayStation 5 Details

It's finally time to get excited, as Sony has officially begun discussing what to expect from the Playstation 5. Sony and Microsoft both decided to extended the current console generation using a mid-cycle refresh, with the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 spawning mini-sequels (the Xbox One S and PS4 Pro). But now, Sony’s Mark Cerny ...

‘Star Wars: The Old Republic’ is Getting Its First Expansion in Three Years

This past weekend, BioWare announced in a blog post that its massively multiplayer online role-playing game Star Wars: The Old Republic would receive its first expansion in nearly three years. The expansion allows players to explore two new planets, a new Flashpoint on the war-torn world of Corellia, a new Operation set in the lush ...

German Studio Daedalic Developing ‘Lord of the Rings’ Video Game ‘Gollum’

“It is mine, I tell you. My own. My precious. Yes, my precious.” German video game developer Daedalic Entertainment revealed today that it is developing Lord of the Rings: Gollum. The action adventure game will follow the years of the popular J.R.R. Tolkien character after he obtained the One Ring but before the events of ...

‘Apex Legends’ Reaches 50 Million Players In Its Launch Month

The reign of Fortnite appears to be coming to an end. Respawn has revealed that in exactly a month since launch, Apex Legends has reached 50 million players. This follows hitting 1 million players in eight hours, 10 million in three days and 25 million in its first week. The milestone shatters Epic Games’ Fortnite ...

Pokémon Shield and Sword are Coming to the Nintendo Switch

The next pair of Pokémon games have officially been announced. Nintendo and The Pokémon Company have announced Pokémon Sword and Shield. The Nintendo Direct showcased the first footage of the newest Pokémon title and it was revealed that it will take place in the Galar region. The three new Pokemon see above in the cover ...

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