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From corporate shenanigans, to great and botched games, to moments that define our culture, we cover everything important in games for you.

Conor Caulfield
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Loading Screen: The Esports Tournament Where You Literally Crush Your Opponent's Trophies

The Esports World Cup is on, but the bizarre trophies are drawing more attention than the actual gameplay. Elsewhere, a surge in new game engine tools for new devs following Unity's collapse - and we give you the weekend recommend.

Michael Bell
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Video: Day One On Game Pass

Ad Free Video! The best deal in gaming just got worse. Gamepass' clear ‘Day One On Gamepass’ offer just got a lot more exclusive. If that benefit was your biggest draw, now, you’ll be paying double what you used to.

Conor Caulfield
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Loading Screen: Once Human's Data Harvesting Accusations, MultiVersus Killed A Game and Palworld Copies Pokemon

Are the accusations that Once Human is stealing people's personal data true? We don't think so. But it does look like Multiversus might have killed an entire other game by existing - and the Palworld team are getting into the media empire game, so they're copying Pokemon in that respect at least.

Michael Bell
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Video: I Think Execs Have Lost Their Marbles

Ad Free Video! Sega are doubling down on Live Services and are reviving Crazy Taxi as an Open World. Capcom are carrying the Resident Evil remake energy into… Dead Rising? Meanwhile Konami hold to a decision from 2013 that’s stopping some gamers from getting access to decade old games. Insane.

Michael Bell
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Video: Live Service Boom Or Bust

Ad Free Video! Hinterland CCO Raphael Van Lierop has some commentary to share on how games should be made. Specifically with Manor Lords and his experience playing it.

Conor Caulfield
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Loading Screen: Day One On Game Pass (Sometimes, If You Pay More)

Xbox made Game Pass more expensive, and have taken away Day One Games from all but the highest paid tiers of the service. As they effectively splinter their audience (and their good will), we ask - why?

Michael Bell
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Video: EA Just Broke Apex Players' Trust

Ad Free Video! EA and Respawn have broken the trust of Apex Legend players. In one announcement, they’ve managed to undo years of goodwill for a game that had managed to avoid lasting criticism despite still using lootboxes, exorbitant F2P cosmetic costs and even more.

Conor Caulfield
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Ubisoft Doubles Down On Remakes

Ubisoft are doubling down on a practice they’re historically terrible at. Remasters. But when you look back at their history of remasters, it’s easy to worry about what that looks like. So what’s changed - why does Ubisoft think they can actually pull it off this time?

Conor Caulfield
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"Not Every Game Should Be... Some Live Service Boom or Bust"

“Not every game should be aimed at becoming some live-service boom or bust. And a release should not begin an ever-accelerating treadmill on which devs are forced to run until their mental or physical health breaks down.”

Conor Caulfield
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Loading Screen: Embracer's Latest Dead Studio, Total War: Pharoah's Final Update and More!

Today we've got confirmation that Embracer are still racking up dead studios, the final efforts of Creative Assembly to improve Total War Pharoah and much more!

Conor Caulfield
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Rockstar Cancelled Single Player DLC Because MTX Was More Profitable

Sometimes we’re given a stark reminder that the people in charge often don’t care about video games. Like when an ex Rockstar developer finally confirms Single Player DLC for Grand Theft Auto V was abandoned because how could it compete with the money printing machine that is GTA Online?

Conor Caulfield
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EA Just Broke Apex Players' Trust

In one announcement, EA and Reswpawn managed to undo years of goodwill for Apex Legends, a game that had managed to avoid lasting criticism despite still using lootboxes, exorbitant F2P cosmetic costs and more. Let's go through how they broke player's trust.