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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years of work was wiped out for developers at Possibility Space, an indie team whose CEO seems to have decided that an unpublished leak to the press was so damaging that the team's game could not continue.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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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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Loading Screen: Battlefield 2042's War is Over, Wayfinder Lives On and Stop Talking About Your Fan Games

EA have confirmed that Battlefield 2042's development is over, even as they spin up more teams for what's next, while Airship Syndicate promise development is not over for Wayfinder. Elsewhere, the dangers of talking about your fangame before launch while Streamers turn to decade old TV for views.

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No Man's Sky's Review Success, Apple Gives Up and Allows Emulators, Xbox's Backwards Compatible Future

No Man's Sky is counting success in single digits right now in terms of Steam User Reviews, Apple have capitulated to the regulators meaning emulators for all and Xbox are trying to future proof their library - and their audience.

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Loading Screen: Healthy Game Dev Transparency, Unhealthy Game Dev Practices

A shockingly early look from Fantastic Pixel Games bodes well for the communication from that team on their upcoming MMO while a bombshell report on toxicity, mismanagement and harassment bodes poorly for the future of Deck Nine and Square Enix's Life is Strange.

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Loading Screen: How You Can Force Companies To Stop Killing Games

A consumer movement has begun gathering momentum, and it's pointed squarely at Ubisoft following the closure of The Crew. One youtuber has taken as much as they can from companies shuttering servers, effectively deleting games from existence - and now he's fighting back.

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Loading Screen: The Old Games Are Statistically The Best, Discord Causes Chaos and Bloodborne Kart Lives!

A new report highlights the divide between the people who talk online about games and actual audiences, Discord breaks the internet (accidentally), the ESRB lose out on face scanning tech and Bloodborne Kart Lives

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Loading Screen: FFXIV On Xbox is Flawed, Silksong News(!) and 30FPS *is* Good Enough

Xbox's policies are working as intended and it's a horrible experience for FFXIV players, Hollow Knight has a store page but no age ratings and turns out some folks really are fine with 30FPS gameplay.

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Loading Screen: April Fool's Gold

The Games Industry is really bad at April Fools, often either lying, not being funny or teasing players with things they want. We're going to skip that, and give you all the best things we could find from today that actually exist. And that's no Joke.