In that the lawsuit was filed by the Native American Quinault Tribal Nation in the state of Washington, where it accuses Valve of "unfair competition with legally licensed and regulated gambling operations". Yeah, not so much that gambling is bad, but that Valve don't have a license. The report, over at gamesindustry.biz, notes that this latest lawsuit is also based on the trading of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive skins.
In the age of miniaturised consoles of the past, Capcom is set to release the Capcom Home Arcade. Which comes pre-loaded with 16 classic arcade games in addition to full-sized Sanwa sticks and buttons. Apart from the garish look that's a giant Capcom logo, this will no doubt please many fans of arcade emulation. Which until now has been the only feasible way to play most of these classics.
With the hardware maker promising big things for the next-generation of consoles. In an exclusive interview with Wired, Sony's Mark Cerny also notes that in addition to real-time ray-tracing support fast SSD storage will be a game changer for the PlayStation 5. Although naming-wise it's still referred to as "next-gen".
With five titles across these franchises now playable on the Xbox One X via Xbox 360 backwards compatibility with 4K enhancement. A technique that has done wonders for older titles like Red Dead Redemption and Halo 3 among others. And with E3 right around the corner, and Microsoft set to unveil its next-gen console - perhaps this is foreshadowing a return for both franchises.
Where players will get access to the full Xbox Game Pass library in addition to Xbox Live Gold for $15.95 AUD a month. A bundle that many have been waiting for as quite a few of the first-party Game Pass releases have featured online components - i.e. Sea of Thieves, Forza Horizon 4, State of Decay 2, and most recently Crackdown 3. The question then becomes, does the new pricing signal a sizable saving?
But won't be reaching our shores when it starts to hit worldwide retail shelves on May 7 with a USD RRP of $249. According to Xbox Australia the new disc-free Xbox One will be "arriving in Australia later this year" with local pricing and availability to be announced in the coming weeks. As per the rumours leading up to its announcement the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition is indeed an Xbox One without a disc drive.
From it's exceptionally stylish design to the premium build quality and the sheer impressive performance that comes from a brilliant display and the power of an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 - the ASUS ROG Zephyrus S GX701 for most will remain a dream. Hefty price-tag aside it's a glimpse at what's possible when form and function combine.
Which was in the works at once stage with Blind Squirrel Games at the helm. The studio which worked on the BioShock Collection for 2K in addition to Borderlands Enhanced was putting together a remastered collection of the first three Mortal Kombat games. The revelation came via page, which has since been archived, from one of the UI and effects artists.
When the sci-fi horror classic Dead Space arrived in 2008 there was no way to really judge just how well it would hold up over a decade later. The answer of course is 'remarkably well' with Dead Space being one of the defining releases of the previous generation of consoles - from its groundbreaking and exceptional blend of intense action, horror, and sci-fi. Plus, there's the brilliant sound design, realistic lighting effects, and intuitive HUD-free presentation.
Which will focus on a new war between the Galactic Republic and the Sith Empire, where players will not only get to choose sides but also let them undermine and even sabotage their faction's war efforts. Very cool, and great to hear that BioWare's Star Wars The Old Republic is still going strong - with Onslaught set to arrive September 2019, free to all subscribers.
Although announced and presented by Forza developers Turn 10 Studios and Microsoft, Forza Street is developed by Electric Square and from all accounts is an updated version of the studio's Windows 10 game Miami Street from 2018. Coming to iOS and Android later this year, Forza Street is currently available to play for free on Windows 10.
Kicking off tomorrow, the latest Overwatch Archives mission Storm Rising introduces a new playable slice of Overwatch lore - starring Tracer, Genji, Winston, and Mercy on the hunt for elusive robotic Talon operative, Maximilien. With previous Archives missions Uprising and Retribution returning this looks to be the most impressive one yet.
The last couple of entries in the Anno series from Ubisoft have been set in the near or semi-distant future. With Anno 1800 the series returns to the past, specifically with the dawn of the industrial era in a setting that involves island hopping, trade routes, naval combat, and making soap from raising livestock, rendered fat, and processing that at a factory.
And they're all way more violent, over-the-top, cartoony, gory, and insane than you can probably imagine. But hey, if you've been keeping up with the series and have played Mortal Kombat X then these clips shouldn't be too shocking. That said, nothing can prepare you for seeing Johnny Cage as a 'ventriloquist'.
With NVIDIA's Alexey Panteleev and lead programmer on Quake II RTX telling us, "Our goal is to publish an open source version of Quake II RTX." The news came as part of our recent chat with a few of the engineers at NVIDIA who put together the demo that was showcased at GDC this year.
In a new interview with VG247, writer of many a classic RPG Chris Avellone, opened up about plans for a Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 3 that never went into production. What we learn is that the story would have taken on a grander scope, focusing on ancient Sith Lords, their histories, and witnessing the terrifying outcome of both planets and entire systems under their control.
Developed by ILMxLAB, Vader Immortal is described as the first Star Wars story designed exclusively for virtual reality - in a tale featuring the most iconic villain in the series, Darth Vader. Although story-driven, based on the trailer for the first episode it also looks to feature several interactive elements - including wielding a lightsaber.
Janina Gavankar, best known for her role as Star Wars: Battlefront 2's protagonist Iden Versio, accidentally spilled the beans on a certain sequel to a certain game. With the game in question being Horizon Zero Dawn - the PS4 exclusive that has sold over 10 million copies worldwide. In a clip which has since been pulled, the voice actor confirmed that a sequel was in the works - namely because she's in it.
Petroglyph, a studio made-up of veteran developers who worked on the original Command & Conquer series, is putting the final touches on its horde-mode meets RTS survival game set in the Conan universe. Although not being a traditional RTS might make it sound like a lesser game, the latest Conan Unconquered gameplay video is here to prove otherwise.