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Bungie drops Activision deal to self-publish Destiny
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Bungie drops Activision deal to self-publish Destiny

Bungie is dropping its existing partnership with Activision in order to self-publish Destiny. The developer says the transition is “already underway in its early stages, with Bungie and Activision both committed to making sure the handoff is as seamless as possible.” Bungie’s immediate plans for Destiny 2 updates remain unchanged, and the game will remain on Battle.net. read more

Microsoft and AMD Announce Partnership for “Future Platforms”
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Microsoft and AMD Announce Partnership for “Future Platforms”

The CES 2019 has been pretty fruitful so far, with a lot of technological demonstrations and new trailers released showcasing the new graphical components studios use to impress their playerbase. One of the more interesting announcements was Xbox boss Phil Spencer taking center-stage alongside Dr. Lisa Su during AMD’s opening keynote and revealing their partnership for “future platforms.” Of course, considering AMD’s new 3rd Generation Ryzen processors and Radeon VII graphics card announcements, this is a very good sign for what Microsoft’s future platforms can have in terms of raw and graphical power. read more

Unity just stopped supporting cloud-based multiplayer services, so games may shut down
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Unity just stopped supporting cloud-based multiplayer services, so games may shut down

In December, Unity changed its terms of service to put restrictions on how the engine can be used with cloud servers and streaming services. Developers have expressed plenty of confusion over the extent of what that means for their games, but many titles have already been dealing with the threat of shutdowns. One such service says the current terms would definitely prohibit the tools currently in use by many games. read more

Come and listen to this amazing live version of Command & Conquer’s music
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Come and listen to this amazing live version of Command & Conquer’s music

Inspired by what I’m about to share with you, I just Googled “best videogame soundtracks”. I was aghast to discover that of the top three results, not one included the original Command & Conquer, or indeed any game from the C&C franchise (although one did recognise Doom 2016, and a hat-tip to GamesRadar for recognising that Final Fantasy VIII is low-key the best FF soundtrack). read more