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Helldiver's Live Service Has People on Board. How?

Helldivers 2 is breaking all the rules. It’s a Live Service, AAA premium game that’s been borderline unplayable, with MTX and Battle Passes. And yet other than the servers, everyone loves it. How?

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Physical Games Will Be No More

Retailers are throwing away physical games because sales are so bad. The digital future is here - and this last few weeks have reminded everyone of that fact.

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This is what you call a AAAA Video Game?

Skull and Bones is now out! A $70 game that represents the first AAAA title for the industry - one that has launched to middling reviews at best, seemingly apathy from audiences and at last an ending to it’s 11 year development cycle.

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Xbox Games Will Be Coming To Other Consoles

Xbox Games Will Be Coming to other consoles. It’s not what the biggest Xbox Superfans feared and Xbox leadership spent 20 minutes explaining why they shouldn’t be worried - as well as hinting at everything they have planned for the future. Now we'll break it down for you.

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Blizzard's Disappointing Purchase Opportunities

Another week, another round of Blizzard stories where they’ve angered fans with Purchasing Opportunties. For Diablo, some new portal cosmetics are making eyes water, Hearthstone is testing new waters with guaranteed pre-order cards, while in Overwatch, fans are mad they can't buy skins.

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Creative Assembly Make Amends To Total War Players

Creative Assembly got it wrong with Total War: Warhammer 3 - and now they’re trying to fix their mistakes. They’ve recently issued the first concrete look at what those fixes will look like, setting expectations for future content and confirming that audience feedback is being listened to.

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Helldivers II - Did They Earn Their Monetisation?

Helldivers 2 has had a messy launch - especially as it's Sony's first Live Service. But as fans flock to the game, and the CEO argues they're earning their monetisation - we ask if that's true.

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The Suicide Squad Launch Story

Suicide Squad has finally released. What has that seven years bought Rocksteady? Poor reviews, an angry audience, seemingly weak player numbers … and yet in spite of all of that, the reality might not be so black and white.

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19 Million Players Can’t Be Wrong About Palworld

19 Million Players in two weeks can’t be wrong, right? Palworld has taken the world by storm - the player numbers keep growing. So what is the secret that’s allowed this tiny Japanese indie team to somehow sweep the industry off their feet?

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Xbox's Ex Exclusives

Leaks suggest that Starfield, Indiana Jones and more could no longer be Xbox Exclusive Games. Just over twenty years after the last sizeable shift in the console market, Xbox are reportedly moving away from an exclusive driven model to get people on their consoles.

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Activision Blizzard - More Layoffs Amid Financial Success

83% of Activision Blizzard's Esports Division have been laid off - but not until they'd been used to launch their replacements. Xbox understands the value they offer - that much is very clear from their first financials with ABK under their belt.

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Overwatch 2 - eSports, Revenue, Layoffs & Reworks

Where does Overwatch stand as we enter 2024? On shaky ground, with leaks everywhere as to the financial and gameplay state of what's to come.