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THQ Nordic Acquires Piranha Bytes, Developer Of ELEX And Gothic

The season seems pretty ripe for acquisitions and mergers as companies are expanding. One of them is THQ Nordic, who has been expanding at a rapid pace ever since taking the THQ name along with many of their previous licenses. They’ve adding even more to their already sizable catalogue as it was announced today they have officially purchased developer Piranha […]

Next Pokemon Go Community Day will be held on June 8 and features Slakoth

The next Pokemon Go Community Day event takes on Saturday, June 8 and this time out the featured Pokemon is the adorable Slakoth. Slakoth, the Normal-type Pokemon introduced in Generation 3, is your next Community Day creature in Pokemon Go. Perfect for those who are obsessed with sloths – or those who just think they are cute. The monthly event will be live between 3pm […]

FromSoftware’s Next Game Uses Same Engine, Will Not Be “Fully Open World” Or Called “Great Rune,” Says Journalist – Rumor

Speculation about FromSoftware’s next title really heated up yesterday, with Game of Thrones writer George R. R. Martin talking about “consulting” on a Japanese game that has morphed into another large scale rumor about a potential game called Great Rune. You can read about that here. It’s got fans of the company excited as they’re eager to see what FromSoftware […]

Republican Senator Believes His Anti-Loot Box Bill Will Help Protect Children

Republican senator Josh Hawley made waves with his proposal for an anti-microtransaction bill. The bill, known as “The Protecting Children from Abusive Games Act,” would ban not only loot boxes, but any form of pay-to-win microtransactions in games “designed for children.” Children are the main focal point in the bill, according to Hawley, who was recently interviewed by Kotaku’s Jason […]

Hair never looked better than it does in next-gen Frostbite

I want it long, straight, curly, fuzzy, snaggy, shaggy, ratty, matty, oily, greasy, fleecy, shining, gleaming. EA has released a short demonstration video for its next-gen Frostbite engine, showing off its hair rendering capabilities. While you’d think a video showing rendered hair would be boring, it’s not. The tech looks rather impressive, and the model, well, she’s a sight for […]

THQ Nordic acquires Gothic and Risen developer Piranha Bytes

THQ Nordic has purchased another studio: Gothic and Risen-developer Piranha Bytes. THQ Nordic announced alongside its latest financial report it has purchased Piranha Bytes, the studio responsible for the Gothic, Risen, and ELEX franchises. The company had a longstanding relationship with the studio as publisher, and according to the announcement, estimated royalty payments to Piranha for upcoming titles equals the […]