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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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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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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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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.

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Peace in Our Time - Blizzard Returns To China

In a shock move, just over a year after the explosive break up of Netease and Blizzard that saw teams disbanded, insults hurled and a statue destroyed - Blizzard games will be coming back to the Chinese market.

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These Developers Are Telling Us What We Want To Hear

Three AAA Game Developers want you to know they’re making games the way you want. No Microtransactions, Games that aren’t overstuffed to drive retention and post launch support that feels fair. All as a core part of their marketing plan.

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Roblox Studio Head "you can say, 'Okay, we are exploiting, you know, child labour, or..."

Here’s a quote from GDC: "you can say, 'Okay, we are exploiting, you know, child labour, or..." - to which we say sorry, there is no good sentence that can follow that or. When you’re trying to spin Child Labour Exploitations as a good thing, you might be on a losing battle.

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Paradox Published Game Abandoned After Six Months

A Paradox published title is ending updates six months after release. Cities Skylines II has been the headlines, but there are trends beneath the surface that suggest Paradox are failing in their role as stewards of their games and developers - which means a worse experience for you, the audience.

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Suicide Squad Season One Feels Like A Bad Joke

As everyone expected, turns out that after the middling response to their big box launch for Suicide Squad, Rocksteady are now stuck trying to deliver a Live Service proposition that doesn’t play to any of their strengths. The Joker may be here now - but no one seems to be laughing.

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Sega Are Gutting Creative Assembly

The end of the financial year brings chaos as Sega balance their books by slashing western studios like Creative Assembly - at the expense of 240 of their staff and future projects.

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Venture Capitalism Feasts Like Vultures On Games Media

Media Companies are being gutted by Venture Capital vultures that see them as assets to be stripped to the bone then discarded - with no thought to the audiences they serve or the staff who work there.

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Staff Think Bungie’s Management Are Cutting And Running

Bungie have revealed their Into The Light Content and things seem good! A new horde mode being added and the promise of more to come. But IGN reporting reveals that behind the scenes,things are looking rocky, with the implication that current management are about to cut and run as soon as possible.