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DF Direct Weekly talks Nintendo's next-gen challenges and the big Xbox gaming outage

DF Direct Weekly talks Nintendo’s next-gen challenges and the big Xbox gaming outage

We’ve been talking/warning about it for a long time – usually in the context of game preservation – but the recent Xbox game outage has certainly justified our concerns. Online DRM, the need to have an active internet connection to verify that you’re permitted to play the games you own, has been a hot topic …

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Glen Schofield Teases The Callisto Protocol News Alongside a Creature Close-up - IGN

Glen Schofield Teases The Callisto Protocol News Alongside a Creature Close-up – IGN

In celebration of Friday the 13th, founder and CEO of Striking Distance Glen Schofield has not only teased that news for The Callisto Protocol is on its way next week, but he also shared a terrifying close-up of one of the game’s creatures. Schofield, who was also the creator of Dead Space, shared the news …

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Square Enix reveals its plans to establish new studios and acquire others

Square Enix reveals its plans to establish new studios and acquire others

Just weeks after confirming it was selling off its western studios and IP to Embracer Group for $300m, Square Enix has revealed plans to “establish new studios” and acquire others. The news came as part of the company’s recent financial presentation, which revealed that one of Square Enix’s “medium-term business strategy” initiatives is to “boost …

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Netflix releases two new trailers for its live-action Resident Evil series

Netflix releases two new trailers for its live-action Resident Evil series

Netflix has dropped two teaser trailers for its live-action adaptation of Resident Evil. The first trailer starts off in New Racoon City in our current year, before fast-forwarding to post-apocalyptic London in 2036. The second trailer focuses on Umbrella Corp as it works on the ‘Joy’ miracle drug that cures all of …

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Apex Legends Saviors: Newcastle Abilities, Map & Weapon Changes Explained - IGN

Apex Legends Saviors: Newcastle Abilities, Map & Weapon Changes Explained – IGN

Apex Legends Season 13 Saviors launched May 10th and there’s a lot to go over from Stormpoint map changes, new Legend Newcastle, and new balance updates. There are actually quite a few major weapon changes and smaller Legend adjustments that has the community talking about how this might be the most interesting update to Apex …

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PlayStation Vita and PS3 system update adds new security measures

PlayStation Vita and PS3 system update adds new security measures

Sony has today launched new system updates for the aging PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita, apparently in a bid to enhance their security. Two-factor authentication is now required when signing-in, and certain account features have been disabled (thanks, PushSquare). It is now no longer possible to create a new PlayStation …

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Xbox Says Players Can Once Again 'Purchase & Launch Games or Start Cloud Gaming Sessions' [UPDATE] - IGN

Xbox Says Players Can Once Again ‘Purchase & Launch Games or Start Cloud Gaming Sessions’ [UPDATE] – IGN

Update (5/8/22) – Xbox Support has confirmed that players should “no longer be seeing issues when it comes to purchases, launching games, or joining Cloud Gaming sessions.” They also thanked everyone for being patient and wished everyone some “happy gaming!” The original story follows. Xbox Support has warned that “some users are unable to purchase …

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Double Fine issues statement in response to the US Supreme Court's plans to overturn Roe vs Wade

Double Fine issues statement in response to the US Supreme Court’s plans to overturn Roe vs Wade

Double Fine Productions has spoken out after a leaked document reveals the US Supreme court plans to overturn Roe v Wade, a 50-year old judgement that legalises abortion across North America. In a statement posted to its social media channels, the Microsoft-owned studio said it stands “steadfast in [its] support of essential healthcare rights …

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