Middle-earth: Shadow of War came out on October 10, 2017. Two hundred eighty days later, it is now free of all microtransactions. It’s a drastic change and yet another sign that 2017 was a turning point for the video game industry’s brief obsession with loot boxes.
Warner Bros. says development studio Behaviour Interactive has assured it that the allegations in Bethesda’s recent lawsuit are untrue, according to a statement made earlier today. Behaviour worked on Fallout Shelter for Bethesda and a Westworld mobile game for Warner Bros., which Bethesda claims to be a rip-off that…
Bethesda is suing Warner Bros. and Behaviour Interactive over the new Westworld video game which it claims copies parts of 2015’s Fallout Shelter, according to court documents filed with the U.S. District Court for Maryland.
WB Games and IO Interactive announced Hitman 2 during a livestream today. The game brings back Agent 47 for new missions where a conspicuous bald chef takes the place of Steve, who stepped around the corner for a smoke break.
Now that all of the content for Injustice 2's $100 Ultimate Edition out, Warner Bros. announces the March 27 release of the $60 Injustice 2 Legendary Edition, containing all of the DLC only much cheaper. Just because it always happens doesn’t mean it doesn’t sting.
The next Scribblenauts is a party game, coming March 6 to PS4, Xbox One, and Switch. It’ll come with a four-player Showdown mode with a board-game-style map and a two-player Versus mode where you can battle in various mini-games.
Few things in video games are as addictive as the dopamine rush of randomized loot. And, when it’s tied to real money, few things make people as angry. As we enter the year’s busiest game season, it’s fair to wonder: Do we have a loot box epidemic?
This weeks marks the release of the final wave of toys in Lego Dimensions year two, possibly the final wave ever. If the game’s going out, adding Teen Titans, Powerpuff Girls and Beetlejuice to the mix in one fell swoop is a heck of a way to go.
On March 3rd, Monolith executive producer Michael Forgey died of cancer. The staff at Monolith announced yesterday that they will memorialize Forgey as a downloadable comrade in the upcoming Middle-earth: Shadow of War.
Middle-earth: Shadow of War, the sequel to surprise 2014 hit Shadow of Mordor, will come stuffed with loot boxes and microtransactions, not just for cosmetics but for gear that improves your main character. This news, announced over the weekend, has thrilled fans across the world. (One top Reddit post: “That’s a great…
Do you really hate your Shadow of Mordor nemesis and wish you could kick their ass again? The newly launched Nemesis Forge will let players import their orc rivals to fight once more in Shadow of War.
Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2 is coming. A teaser trailer for the latest all-star Lego Marvel game popped up on Facebook, giving us a brief glimpse of baby Groot and Doctor Strange, suggesting another game rooted in the cinematic universe. Look for more come May 23.
Closed by Disney following last year’s cancellation of toys-to-life game Disney Infinity, developer Avalanche Software is back in business today, re-opened under new owner Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. Its first project is a game based on Disney-Pixar’s Cars 3.
On November 2, 1999, Microsoft and Turbine launched Asheron’s Call, a massively multiplayer online fantasy role-playing game that stood toe-to-toe with the likes of EverQuest and Ultima Online. On January 31, Asheron’s Call and its sequel are coming to an end.
Warner Bros. Montreal has cancelled their long-rumored Suicide Squad video game, sources tell Kotaku. The studio will now focus mainly on their other big project, a Batman game starring Damian Wayne.
I have not read J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter supplemental, nor have I seen the recently-released movie based on Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them. I’ve just played through the Lego Dimensions’ story pack of the film. It’s fun, if a bit disjointed.
This evening at San Diego Comic-Con, Warner Bros. revealed the six game packs in Lego Dimensions’ seventh wave of content, including a level pack inspired by classic Sonic the Hedgehog, Marceline the Vampire Queen and a new Lego gateway build.
The Federal Trade Commission came out hard against Warner Bros. today, banning the game publisher from misrepresenting sponsored content as part of a settlement that will force WB to offer clearer disclosure practices in their marketing campaigns.