Conor Caulfield

Conor Caulfield

I cover everything Not Warcraft - Expect wider games industry coverage, analysis, and as much commentary as I can get away with

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Loading Screen: A Wicked Launch, More Paradox Delays and Hearthstone's Bad Maths

No Rest for the Wicked has launched, and it's no rest for the devs as they scramble for fixes to their mixed user review score, elsewhere Paradox have delayed another(!) game and the Hearthstone team have an interesting idea of how maths works.

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Loading Screen: Player Expectation Problems

Steam's number one wishlisted game is coming out next week, but the solo developer behind Manor Lords needs those players to listen to him - Manor Lords might not be what you're hoping for.

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Paradox Admits Defeat On Cities Skylines 2 and Victoria 3

Refunds for those who bought DLC, a community council with content creators and more delays for paid DLC - Colossal Order are fully admitting the plan for Cities Skylines II has failed so far.

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Loading Screen: More Delays For Paradox, Take Two's 400 Layoff Swerve and Playstation's PC Plans

Paradox may be learning their lessons, with delays even coming for DLC now, Take Two said no more layoffs and now they're firing more than 400 people while Playstation break down the barriers between PC and Console - while erecting a new one with account logins.

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Overwatch's Mythic Problem

Once again, a new season of Overwatch has launched and we need to talk about how Overwatch’s need to alter systems in the middle of their live game to try and meet their players expectations has given rise to yet more problems.

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Loading Screen: Mike Ybarra Wants To Tip Devs on $70 Games, Helldiver's Datamining Dilemma and Lawbreakers Returns... somehow.

Today, Mike Ybarra wants to tip more on $70 games as we explain why that's fundamentally ridiculous, Helldivers has a datamining problem and somehow, after everything - Lawbreakers is being brought back. Kinda.

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Loading Screen: CEO Unilaterally Closes Indie Studio - Blames Staff and Press

In one day, three years of work was wiped out for developers at Possibility Space, an indie team whose CEO seems to have decided that an unpublished leak to the press was so damaging that the team's game could not continue.

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Loading Screen: Free Indie Game with 6M Downloads Profitable, The Fallout of Bethesda's Game Updates and BAFTA Gaming Winners

Today, despite giving away six million copies for free, people are still buying Content Warning, Bethesda is celebrating their hit Fallout show with game updates (that have made people mad) and we run through the best games of 2023 as decided by the BAFTAS.

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Loading Screen: Dead Space, Dead Again

Everyone agrees, there will be no more Dead Space as Motive are now at work on Battlefield or Iron Man games. But where the internet is aflame is on the how and why - with it becoming a matter of semantics on what exactly constitutes development of a game and how success is defined.

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Ex Blizzard Dev Admits They Couldn't Make Last Epoch

One of Diablo 3’s Systems Designers says that Blizzard couldn’t make Last Epoch. Thanks to a breakdown video from Andrew Chambers, not only do we understand how Diablo couldn’t match Last Epoch - we can start to understand why it probably never will.

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Loading Screen: Destiny 3 Leaked, Ubisoft's $130 Edition Anchor and COD's $80 Monkey's Paw

A trio of money based stories today as Destiny 3 might be in development based on leaks, Ubisoft has folks up in arms over a $130 Edition for Star Wars: Outlaws and Call of Duty monkeys around with an $80 melee skin.

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Destiny Goes All Out - The Final Shape Revealed

“Facing The Witness is not the end of Destiny 2, and it's definitely not the end of Destiny” are the strong words of executive creative director Luke Smith as Bungie has stunned critics and fans with the first reveals for The Final Shape Expansions.