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Month: October 2022

Cozy Grove developer Spry Fox joins Netflix Games

Cozy Grove developer Spry Fox joins Netflix Games

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Spry Fox, the developer of games like Cozy Grove and Alphabears, is joining Netflix games to become the company’s sixth in-house game studio. The news was announced through a blog post on the Spry Fox website, which also answers some questions about the future of the studio. Spry Fox says the partnership will not change any of their upcoming plans, meaning that Cozy Grove 2 and their unnamed non-violent MMO will still be developed as planned. Instead, Netflix will provide them with financial support, which Spry Fox says will allow them to “stop stressing” about how their games will generate profit. Despite all of Netflix’s current games existing through their mobile app, the blog post does not mention anything about platform exclusivity. Spry Fox joins five other in-house game ...
Electronic Arts’ Deal With Marvel Consists Of At Least Three Games

Electronic Arts’ Deal With Marvel Consists Of At Least Three Games

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When Electronic Arts' Motive Studios announced its Iron Man game in September, we learned it would be the first of a multi-game deal between the publisher and Marvel. That was a vaguely defined arrangement at the time, but we now know the partnership will produce a minimum of three titles. EA announced the news in a press release, with the publisher describing it as a “long-term” deal that could extend beyond three games based on the wording. The release also specifies these titles will be action-adventure games for consoles and PC, each featuring original stories in the Marvel universe.  It's worth clarifying that EA is not getting exclusive rights to Marvel like it had with Star Wars. There are multiple Marvel games in the works at various studios, including the recently anno...
Xbox Head Phil Spencer Says Call Of Duty Will Stay On PlayStation As Long As The Platform Exists

Xbox Head Phil Spencer Says Call Of Duty Will Stay On PlayStation As Long As The Platform Exists

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Xbox head and Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer has revealed that assuming the company's in-progress acquisition of Activision Blizzard goes through, the Call of Duty franchise will remain on PlayStation as long as there is a PlayStation platform for the series to release to.  This news comes by way of a new interview between Spencer and the Same Brain YouTube channel, where Spencer said Activision Blizzard would keep releasing Call of Duty games on Sony consoles "as long as there's a PlayStation out there to ship to," as reported by Eurogamer.  "We're not taking Call of Duty from PlayStation," Spencer said. "That's not our intent. Our intent is not to do that. As long as there's a PlayStation out there to ship to, our intent is that we continue to ship Call of Duty on PlayStat...
The Witcher: Henry Cavill Out After Season 3, Liam Hemsworth To Play Geralt In Season 4

The Witcher: Henry Cavill Out After Season 3, Liam Hemsworth To Play Geralt In Season 4

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Netflix has announced that Henry Cavill's final season as Geralt of Rivia in The Witcher will be Season 3, with Liam Hemsworth picking the mantle for Season 4.  This news comes as a surprise considering how devoted Cavill has seemed to the role over the years, quickly becoming a fan-favorite after the release of Season 1. He released a statement explaining that it was time for him to put down the swords and expressing his enthusiasm for Hemsworth's casting in the role.  "My journey as Geralt of Rivia has been filled with both monsters and adventures and alas, I will be laying down my medallion and my swords for Season 4," Cavill's statement reads. "In my stead, the fantastic Mr. Liam Hemsworth will be taking up the mantle of the White Wolf. As with the greatest of literary char...
The Binding Of Isaac Creator’s Long-Awaited Mewgenics Has A New Release Window

The Binding Of Isaac Creator’s Long-Awaited Mewgenics Has A New Release Window

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Remember Mewgenics? The wacky cat-breeding roguelike is the brainchild of Super Meat Boy co-creator and The Binding of Isaac mastermind Edmund McMillen and has been in and out of the works for a decade. After being announced, put on hold, and restarted, it appears to have a new release window.  McMillen tweeted a gif of two of the game’s adorable cats engaging in what we'll call an intimate cat exercise. The tweet links to the game’s Steam page, which lists a 2024 release window. Hold on to your Butts!https://t.co/wDBOizNXGl pic.twitter.com/MESXJFFXsh — 🜏 Edmund McMillen 🜏 (@edmundmcmillen) October 28, 2022 What the heck is Mewgenics? The game tasks players with collecting and breeding hundreds of cats to train and send into battle. Or, as the Steam description puts it, Me...
Here Are The Exclusive PlayStation Bonuses For Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare II

Here Are The Exclusive PlayStation Bonuses For Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare II

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II is finally out and Infinity Ward has updated the game's website to include a page all about playing the game on PlayStation 5. It includes a look at all the exclusive bonuses PlayStation players get for playing the game on that platform, too, as reported by Video Games Chronicle.  If you're familiar with PlayStation's usual bonuses for Call of Duty players, you likely won't be surprised by this year's exclusives, but new players will find that it's actually quite a lot. Here's what PlayStation players are getting: Battle Pass Bundle Bonus: Unlock new gear and goodies even faster, PlayStation players that purchase a Battle Pass Bundle will get an additional 5 tier skips. That's a total of 25 tier skips.  Double XP Points: PlayStation players ...
Wanderful Is A ‘Cozy-Builder’ That Looks As Fun As It Does Cute

Wanderful Is A ‘Cozy-Builder’ That Looks As Fun As It Does Cute

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Developer Tiny Roar and publisher Daedalic Entertainment have revealed Wanderful, an upcoming "cozy-builder" that looks like a charming and relaxing time.  Tiny Roar describes the game as a "soothing and zany building and exploration game where you place tiles to expand your world with small adventures and big surprises for your characters to uncover." Using these tiles, you can create a "unique story-multiverse" at your own pace. If you want to play fast and loose, you can; if you want to play it strategically, laying out every tile in such a way that your story plan goes off flawlessly, you can do that too, it seems.  Check out the Wanderful reveal trailer for yourself below:  "Tiny Roar is committed to seeking new ways to tell stories through gameplay mechanics and the in...
Paranormal Tales Is An Eerie Bodycam-Style Horror Game

Paranormal Tales Is An Eerie Bodycam-Style Horror Game

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Paranormal Tales is an upcoming indie horror game with a unique perspective twist. Players experience the first-person adventure through the lens of a body camera to provide a more realistic, claustrophobic trek into its terrifying world.  The game, created by two designers, draws inspiration from found footage films. The name shares the same initials as P.T., which I can’t imagine is coincidental. Players explore a series of video files acting as self-contained stories revealing what happened to the missing people behind the cameras. Expect to encounter some very creepy phenomena, and the realistic graphics (rendered in Unreal Engine 5) aim to sell the bodycam perspective effectively. Check out the trailer below if you're looking to raise a few hairs. Paranormal Tales has no...
Sonic Prime Races Onto Netflix This December

Sonic Prime Races Onto Netflix This December

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Netflix's Sonic Prime series will hit the subscription service this December.  More specifically, Sonic Prime will hit Netflix on December 15. This news comes by way of IGN, which exclusively revealed the release date today on Twitter alongside eight new character posters featuring Knuckles the Echidna, Amy Rose, Tails, Eggman, Big the Cat & Froggy, Shadow, Rouge, and of course, Sonic the Hedgehog. Check them out below:  Netflix will be debuting a new teaser for Sonic Prime during their new weekly live stream show called Geeked: Toon-In airing at 5 PM on October 27th via Netflix's Geeked Tiktok and Netflix Twitch. pic.twitter.com/iZabWrcpvd — IGN (@IGN) October 27, 2022 While waiting for Sonic Prime to hit Netflix on December 15, watch the first teaser trailer for the ...
The Callisto Protocol’s Japanese Version Has Been Canceled Due To Its Violent Content

The Callisto Protocol’s Japanese Version Has Been Canceled Due To Its Violent Content

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The Callisto Protocol's Japanese version has been canceled due to the game's violent content and the rating it received in Japan, or lack thereof, as a result.  This news comes from The Callisto Protocol's Japanese Twitter account, which reveals that the game could not achieve an age rating with CERO (which is Japan's equivalent to the United States' ESRB rating). As a result, it cannot be allowed to release as is in the country. Here's what the studio had to say, as translated by Eurogamer.  "The Callisto Protocol has decided to stop the release of the Japanese version. As of now, the CERO rating cannot be passed. We have decided that we would no longer be able to provide you with the experience you need. We hope everyone in Japan will understand. If you have already preorde...