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Impressive appears to have actually paid $105 million for Control’s PC exclusivity

Impressive appears to have actually paid $105 million for Control’s PC...

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Those floating bodies? Yeah, they're everywhere. And sometimes they fight back. Telekinesis may not be a real thing, but in Control, it's really fun. When possessed enemies are defeated in Control, they explode in pretty satisfying fashion. More oil-smear effects when enemies go kaboom. Though don't kid yourself; this game is rated M for a…
Why one PC designer declined the security of Legendary’s exclusivity deal

Why one PC designer declined the security of Legendary’s exclusivity deal

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Enlarge / Artist's conception of DARQ's developers sadly walking away from Epic Games Store exclusivity. If you've been following the PC gaming space in recent months, you know Epic has been throwing a lot of money around to secure exclusives big and small for its Epic Games Store (EGS) on PC. But there has also…
Regardless of problems, Impressive guarantees Fortnite’s “anybody can win” mechs

Regardless of problems, Impressive guarantees Fortnite’s “anybody can win” mechs

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Enlarge / Who's up for a game of Titanfall? Epic is showing no signs of plans to remove the controversial mech-like B.R.U.T.E. from Fortnite, saying the powerful new combat option helps in the studio's mission "to bring players of all skill levels together to have a fun experience where anyone can win." The launch of…
The United States federal government states dropping its questionable $5 billion settlement with Facebook might lead to a ‘far even worse’ offer for customers (FB)

The United States federal government states dropping its questionable $5 billion...

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The US government has a warning for critics of the Federal Trade Commission's $5 billion settlement with Facebook over privacy issues: Don't be so sure a better outcome is possible. The FTC recently reached a multi-billion dollar settlement with the Californian social media giant over alleged violations of a 2011 consent order concerning its handling…
Personal privacy group asks court to reassess FTC’s $5 billion Facebook offer

Personal privacy group asks court to reassess FTC’s $5 billion Facebook...

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Getty Images | Ted Soqui A group of privacy and consumer organizations is asking a federal court to slow its roll on approving the Federal Trade Commission's $5 billion settlement with Facebook, saying it doesn't do nearly enough to protect individuals. The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) filed the motion to intervene (PDF) with the…
Borderlands 3, other video games momentarily gotten rid of from Impressive Games Shop sale [Updated]

Borderlands 3, other video games momentarily gotten rid of from Impressive...

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Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 took itself off of the Epic Games Store temporarily rather than take part in the recent "Mega Sale" [Update, May 18: Gearbox's Borderlands 3 is no longer available for pre-order on the Epic Games Store. The game was previously available for as low as $49.99 during the sale (before Epic's additional…
2 video games momentarily leave Impressive Games Shop throughout first-ever sale

2 video games momentarily leave Impressive Games Shop throughout first-ever sale

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Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 took itself off of the Epic Games Store temporarily rather than take part in the recent "Mega Sale" Epic's first "Mega Sale," launched yesterday, is causing some pricing and availability hiccups for a few publishers. As Kotaku lays out, a couple of games in the store's small catalog seem…
Legendary prepares more unique Games Shop statements, storewide “Mega Sale”

Legendary prepares more unique Games Shop statements, storewide “Mega Sale”

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Epic If you thought Epic was done adding to the growing pile of PC games exclusively available on its own Games Store, well... I'd like to know where you got that impression. In any case, you should think again, because Epic has announced it will "reveal brand-new material for several games, including some exclusives, coming…
Legendary’s shop continues to soak up PC video gaming exclusives big and little

Legendary’s shop continues to soak up PC video gaming exclusives big...

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Enlarge / Breakpoint is the first Ubsioft game in recent memory to never be made available on Steam. Gamers hoping to stick with Steam and avoid Epic's major effort to compete in PC game distribution will have to ignore two more major upcoming PC titles, at least for a little while. The first newly announced…
Legendary obtains Rocket League studio, bringing video game to Legendary’s shop this year

Legendary obtains Rocket League studio, bringing video game to Legendary’s shop...

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Enlarge / The blue car represents Psyonix leaping over Steam's... orange car? Look, it's a loose metaphor. Work with me here, people. In a surprise move today, Epic Games announced it has "signed a definitive agreement" to acquire San Diego-based Psyonix and its 132 employees, who make the hit car-based soccer game Rocket League. As…

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