Steam, Epic Games, Origin, and more platforms blocked in Indonesia amid censorship fight
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Steam, Epic Games, Origin, and more platforms blocked in Indonesia amid censorship fight

The Indonesian government is blocking traffic to major websites and platforms including Steam, Epic Games Store, and Origin. The fourth-largest country in the world is blocking internet traffic to websites like Paypal and platforms like the online storefronts for Steam, Epic Games Store, and EA’s Origin. The move comes as the government strictly enforces censorship….

Is Pokemon Go creator Niantic nearing its end?
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Is Pokemon Go creator Niantic nearing its end?

The CEO of Niantic Labs, John Hanke, has revealed many facts that have raised suspicions about the future that awaits the company. After the success of Niantic Labs in 2016, the future of the company looked incredible. Pokémon GO was a total revolution in the video game industry. Above all, it was one of the…

The original Doom looks amazing with ray-tracing
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The original Doom looks amazing with ray-tracing

A modder has added ray-tracing to the original Doom. The original Doom has never looked so good. That’s thanks to modder sultim-t, who has added ray-tracing to the PrBoom source port of Doom. The mod currently supports the classic game’s first three episodes. The impact is dramatic, giving the retro shooter some extremely impressive modern…

Developer completes and releases unfinished PS1 game Magic Castle
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Developer completes and releases unfinished PS1 game Magic Castle

If you’ve never heard of the PS1 game Magic Castle, there’s a good reason for that. The project was canceled over twenty years ago. But now the game is finished, and you can get your hands on it! Kotaku has more on the story: In 1998 a small team of Japanese developers spent eight months…

Nintendo apologizes for Joy-Con drift
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Nintendo apologizes for Joy-Con drift

Nintendo has apologized for Joy-Con drift during a financial Q&A with the company’s president. “Regarding the Joy-Con, we apologize for any trouble caused to our customers,” said Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa. “We are continuing to aim to improve our products, but as the Joy-Con is the subject of a class-action lawsuit in the United States…

Jason Schreier is leaving Kotaku
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Jason Schreier is leaving Kotaku

Video game journalist Jason Schreier is leaving Kotaku after eight years at the online publication. Jason published a post this morning announcing his departure. It reads, in part: Truth is, I’ve decided to leave the media and pursue my life’s calling: becoming a full-time saxophone player. Kidding. I’m staying in journalism, where I will continue to…

Kotaku report claims Borderlands 3 developers are being ‘stiffed’
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Kotaku report claims Borderlands 3 developers are being ‘stiffed’

Some Gearbox employees are unhappy with small profit-sharing checks after the successful launch of Borderlands 3, a new report suggests. Borderlands 3 launched on PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Google Stadia last year. In its first five days, the game sold 5 million copies, making Borderlands a billion-dollar franchise. Just last month, the game was…

Sony joins Google, Netflix in limiting bandwidth as stay-at-home traffic surges
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Sony joins Google, Netflix in limiting bandwidth as stay-at-home traffic surges

Sony Interactive Entertainment is working to “manage download traffic” to relieve the burden on internet providers. That’s according to a blog post from SIE president and CEO, Jim Ryan. In the post, he writes: Playing videogames enables players all over the world to connect with friends and family and enjoy much-needed entertainment during these uncertain…

GameStop closes stores to customers, shifts to online orders during pandemic

GameStop closes stores to customers, shifts to online orders during pandemic

In a reversal, GameStop now says that it will close its physical stores to customers starting today. The company is switching its emphasis to online sales during the coronavirus pandemic. Games can either be delivered or picked up curbside at select stores. That’s according to a pair of reports from Kotaku and Polygon. Here’s more…

GameStop reportedly tells employees it’s an ‘essential’ retailer during the pandemic

GameStop reportedly tells employees it’s an ‘essential’ retailer during the pandemic

GameStop is reportedly telling employees that its retail operations are considered “essential” during the coronavirus pandemic. That’s according to two separate reports from Kotaku and Polygon. Those websites cite sources within the company and a memo. Here’s more from Kotaku: “Due to the products we carry that enable and enhance our customers’ experience in working…

REPORT: Microsoft plans to release cheaper, digital-only version of Xbox Scarlett
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REPORT: Microsoft plans to release cheaper, digital-only version of Xbox Scarlett

Video game website Kotaku is reporting that Microsoft’s next-gen console, Project Scarlett, will have two models at launch: one high-end, more powerful model and a lower-end digital-only model. Microsoft officially revealed Project Scarlett earlier this year at E3 as a single next-gen console. It is expected to launch during the holiday season in 2020, which…