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Sony Accused of Anti-Competitive Conduct in Japan by US Congress Members

A number of US Congress members have accused Sony of blatant anti-competitive conduct in Japan by keeping games off Xbox. Sony Accused of Anti-Competitive Conduct in Japan by US Congress Members Over a proposed $69 billion acquisition of Activision/Blizzard , industry rivals Microsoft and Sony started a tug of war regarding a possible Call of Duty-exclusivity on Xbox console and regulators got involved to investigate anti-trust concerns. After over a year of going back and forth, UK regulators finally claims that Activision merger will not lessen competition in gaming . More recently, several US Congress members accuse Sony of engaging in anti-competitive conduct in Japan. RELATED: Newly Announced Marvel Games Won't Be Connected Like MCU According to a Politico report, Democratic senator Maria Cantwell has recently accused Sony of anti-competitive behavior with their exclusivity deals to keep Japanese games off Xbox and calls trade representative to raise issue during talks

Microsoft Announces 10-Year Deal to Bring Call of Duty on Nintendo

A legally-binding deal to release Call of Duty games on Nintendo platforms for next 10-years has been announced by Microsoft. Microsoft Announces 10-Year Deal to Bring Call of Duty on Nintendo In regards to Sony Interactive Entertainment frequently trying to pursue European regulators to prevent a proposed $69 billion acquisition of Activision/Blizzard by Microsoft , CEO Bobby Kotick recently slammed PlayStation console maker. Xbox boss Phil Spencer previously promised to add Call of Duty series to Nintendo platforms for next decade. Today, Microsoft officially announces a legally-binding 10-year deal to bring Call of Duty on Nintendo if they take over Activision . RELATED: Marvel's Wolverine is Reportedly Going for Mature Rating On approval of Activision/Blizzard acquisition, Microsoft will launch future Call of Duty games to Nintendo consoles long term, bringing full content and feature parity on same day as Xbox , thus offering more choices and more competition. Acc

Fallout 5 Won't Arrive Before Starfield or The Elder Scrolls 6

Bethesda Game Studios will start working on Fallout 5 once they release Starfield and The Elder Scrolls VI in coming years. Fallout 5 Won't Arrive Before Starfield or The Elder Scrolls VI While almost everyone is busy discussing newly revealed gameplay trailer for upcoming action role-playing game Starfield during Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase 2022 stream, some were inquiring about Fallout and The Elder Scrolls . Fans have long been wondering when developer/publisher Bethesda Studios will share updates on popular RPG series and it was revealed that Fallout 5 will be their next game after The Elder Scrolls 6 , which will follow-up after Starfield . RELATED: Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order 2 May Tie-In With Obi-Wan Kenobi Series In a recent interview, Bethesda Game Studios director Todd Howard confirms to begin working on Fallout 5 after The Elder Scrolls 6 release, which is currently in pre-production stage and will start development following Starfield launch. Howard poi

Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase 2022 Live Now

Gameplay for Redfall, Starfield and other Xbox games were revealed at latest broadcast of Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase 2022 livestream. Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase 2022 Live Now Announced back in April 2022, Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase 2022 event promises to bring a lineup of upcoming major releases from Bethesda , Xbox Game Studios and various third-party partner studios for players on consoles and PC . Xbox have recently delayed Redfall and Starfield for next year but are likely to offer a first-look at gameplay during today's presentation event, which is scheduled to go live on June 12, 10:00 AM PT/1:00 PM ET over at Twitch and YouTube . RELATED: Embracer Group Teases Remasters and Sequels of Classic Square Enix Games Microsoft unveils a massive lineup of titles coming to cloud, consoles, PC and Xbox Game Pass by next year. RELATED: Mafia Prequel Game Reportedly in Works, Hangar 13 Studio Head Exits Redfall | Gameplay Overview Kicking off Xbox/Bethesd

World of Warcraft Director Denies Rumors of Console Version

Rumors regarding World of Warcraft console version have been denied by game director in a recent interview. World of Warcraft Director Denies Rumors of Console Version Earlier today, developer/publisher Blizzard Entertainment has officially announced upcoming World of Warcraft: Dragonflight DLC expansion pack and Wrath of the Lich King Classic server launch has also been confirmed for 2022. In light of upcoming Dragonflight DLC expansion reveal recently, rumors for a console port for World of Warcraft has been circulating online but game director has declined any such claims by stating currently there is no plan for it. RELATED: No More Heroes 3 Coming to PC, PlayStation and Xbox World of Warcraft director Ion Hazzikostas have addressed long-running rumors for a console version in a recent interview. He quickly dismisses that idea saying it is solely for players on PC and its controller support is also for them. Earlier in 2020, WoW source code for controller support was leaked

Call of Duty 1, 2 and World at War May Be Getting Remastered

Activision is reportedly planning Call of Duty 1, 2 and World at War remaster, including a Nintendo Switch version of original Modern Warfare. Call of Duty 1, 2 and World at War May Be Getting Remastered Shortly after Microsoft announcing a buyout of video game publisher Activision , fans begin to speculate, whether Call of Duty first-person shooter franchise will be released for PlayStation consoles anymore once their contract expires. Even though Activision is taking a break in Call of Duty annual release cycle for next year, new report claims that Call of Duty 1 , 2 and World at War may be getting remastered in an attempt to make up for absence of a mainline release. RELATED: Elden Ring Player Unlocks New Secret Door Activision apparently wants to fill up "empty space between premium" Call of Duty releases in coming years with classic remasters. According to reputed leaker RalphsValve, Call of Duty 1 , 2 and World at War gets remastered treatment. RalphsValve a

Monster Hunter-Style Xbox-Exclusive Game Reportedly in Works

Xbox Games Studios maybe working with developer Certain Affinity for a Monster Hunter-like game and Halo Infinite Battle Royale mode. Monster Hunter-Style Xbox-Exclusive Game Reportedly in Works During second quarter earnings call last week, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella revealed that 2021 first-person military shooter Halo Infinite had the biggest launch in franchise history and over 20 million players have joined since release. According to a new insider report, Microsoft has partnered with independent developer studio Certain Affinity to develop a possible Battle Royale mode for Halo Infinite and an Xbox -exclusive upcoming Monster Hunter -style co-op game. RELATED: Pokémon Legends: Arceus Already Being Streamed Before Launch In a latest episode of GrubbSnax podcast, GamesBeat journalist Jeff Grubb reveals that Certain Affinity is currently working on a " Monster Hunter clone " by teaming up with Microsoft to offer variety in lineup for Xbox Game Pass service. Window

Microsoft Acquires Activision/Blizzard

Legendary fan-favorite Activision/Blizzard franchises are joining Xbox family in biggest-ever buyout of $68.7 billion. Microsoft Acquires Activision/Blizzard Even after a huge acquisition deal of Bethesda/ZeniMax Media in 2020, Microsoft was actively looking for acquiring more studios and today, Xbox made a surprise announcement of buying Activision/Blizzard for a whopping $68.7 billion. In a recently released official statement, Xbox head Phil Spencer welcomes Activision / Blizzard creative teams to join Xbox family. He shared excitement of working with studios like Beenox , Infinity Ward , Raven Software and many others. RELATED: Take-Two Have May Hinted at Grand Theft Auto 6 Release Window Microsoft buyout of Activision / Blizzard brings exclusive publishing rights for Call of Duty , Crash Bandicoot , Overwatch and Warcraft to Xbox . It is safe to say that many of these big-name titles will soon be heading to Xbox Game Pass service. After latest acquisition, Microsoft h

Age of Empires 4 May Be Announced for Xbox Consoles

A newly discovered leak suggests, 2021 strategy throwback game Age of Empires IV is being tested for Xbox consoles. Age of Empires 4 May Be Announced for Xbox Consoles A historic return to glory, 2021 real-time strategy game Age of Empires IV from developer Relic Entertainment and publisher Xbox Game Studios is latest entry in Age of Empires franchise that focuses on civilizations of early Middle Ages. Originally debuted on PC platform via Microsoft Store and Steam last year, a console version is seemingly in development and a newfound leak online clearly suggests that an Xbox version is being tested internally for console right now. RELATED: Witcher 3 Steam Player Count Rise Following Witcher Season 2 According to Twitter user @ALumia_Italia, new code for a Microsoft product has been spotted at Xbox version of Insider Hub platform lately, labeled as "XIP_CAR_JANUARY_2022" and "CAR" is used as a short name for "CARDINAL" here. For further context,

Max Payne: Definitive Edition Rumoredly Coming Soon

Rockstar Games quietly removes Max Payne and its sequel from Steam for select regions, which possibly hints at Max Payne: Definitive Edition. Max Payne: Definitive Edition Rumoredly Coming Soon After a horrible launch of Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – Definitive Edition earlier this month, developer/publisher Rockstar Games have apologized to players for a piss-poor experience and promises to address major issues in near future. Meanwhile, Rockstar have silently delisted 2001 neo-noir third-person shooter Max Payne and its 2003 sequel game from Steam for multiple regions and has sparked rumors for an upcoming " Definitive Edition " of PlayStation 2 -era classics. RELATED: Mass Effect: Legendary Edition May Come to Xbox Game Pass One user on Reddit have noticed that Rockstar Games have quietly removed classic Max Payne games from Steam for Asia, Latin America, Middle East and Oceania regions while they are still available to purchase on Canada, Europe and US. Many wer

World of Warcraft May Be Announced for Xbox Consoles

A leak at Xbox website hints at World of Warcraft coming to Xbox consoles soon and may get announced at The Game Awards 2021. World of Warcraft May Be Announced for Xbox Consoles For more than a decade, massively multiplayer online role-playing game World of Warcraft by developer/publisher Blizzard Entertainment remains a genre defining MMORPG of all time on PC with a massive number of player-count. To this date, WoW receives regular content updates and expansion packs that engages millions over the world. Lately, a new report claims that World of Warcraft: Complete Edition is coming to Xbox and is set to announce next month. RELATED: New Marvel Game Announced by Amy Hennig/Skydance New Media Originally shared in a now-deleted Reddit post, source code for official Xbox website has listed World of Warcraft: Complete Edition in "Upcoming" category and currently dated for December 9, 2021, according to ResetEra forum post. Interestingly enough, The Game Awards 2021 ev

Microsoft Confirms Some Bethesda Games Will Be PC and Xbox-Exclusive

Xbox head Phil Spencer confirms that some future Bethesda games will be exclusive to PC and Xbox consoles. Microsoft Confirms Some Bethesda Games Will Be PC and Xbox-Exclusive Back in September 2020, Microsoft announced to buy out Bethesda Softworks parent company ZeniMax Media , gaining rights over all popular franchises including Dishonored , Doom , Fallout , Starfield , The Elder Scrolls and Wolfenstein . After officially finalizing a $7.5 billion acquisition deal today, head of Xbox brand Phil Spencer reveals that some upcoming Bethesda -owned releases will remain exclusive to PC , Xbox Game Pass and Xbox console platforms in future. RELATED: PlayStation Now Adds Ace Combat 7, World War Z and More Ever since Microsoft has revealed plans to acquire ZeniMax Media last year, fans and journalists have repeatedly been asking Phil Spencer about which Bethesda titles will see release across all platforms or will they be exclusive to Xbox ? Now that Bethesda finally joins Xbox f

Xbox Store Selling Gameplay Guides of Other Content Creators

Guides for games and mobile applications made by other content creators are being sold at Xbox Store. Often time, people get stuck in a certain point playing a video game when they would like to get some assistance to know an easy way out and there are many guide available over the internet that are absolutely free of cost for anyone. Whenever a particular puzzle gets too hard or you just need to get a way to progress further, a gameplay guide comes very handy. However, you probably won't expect finding out Xbox Store out of anywhere else selling off you guides. Xbox Store Selling Gameplay Guides of Other Content Creators RELATED: Red Dead Redemption 2 Had a Darker Opening In a recent Tweet, content creator Patrick Maka points out Microsoft is currently selling video game guides on Xbox Store . He also posted a series of screenshots from "Ghostrunner Guide", being priced for $5.95 AUD/$4.32 USD only. It would have been acceptable if these guides were officially provided

Xbox Head Hints to Keep Bethesda Games Xbox-Exclusive

Head of Xbox, Phil Spencer confirms that Microsoft need not to release Bethesda games on PS and other platforms. In a shocking move, Microsoft announced a full buyout of ZeniMax Media , parent company of Bethesda Softworks last month in a massive $7.5 billion deal only a few months ahead of next-gen console hardware Xbox Series X launch. Many people within and outside of gaming industry were left wondering whether Bethesda games will arrive in other platforms in future. Head of Xbox , Phil Spencer has addressed these concerns in a recent interview with Kotaku. Xbox Head Hints to Keep Bethesda Games Xbox-Exclusive RELATED: Borderlands 3 Free Next-Gen Upgrade Release Date When asked if it is still possible to get back on $7.5 billion investment Microsoft made if they keep from selling Elder Scrolls VI on PlayStation 5 , his quick answer was "Yes", before he starts breaking down about their deal with Bethesda . Spencer added that Microsoft didn't make this deal just t

Microsoft Acquires Bethesda Softworks

Popular game franchises of Bethesda are joining Xbox family as Microsoft acquires parent company ZeniMax Media. Microsoft Acquires Bethesda Softworks As players on all major gaming systems are hyping up for next-gen console launch in November 2020, industry giant  Microsoft  and  Sony  are frequently buying many game studios to roll out exclusives for new generation of home consoles. Microsoft  has been busy acquiring known studios under  Xbox Game Studios  publishing division and recently, they announced to have acquired  ZeniMax Media , parent company of  Bethesda Softworks  for an enormous $7.5 billion amount. RELATED: Deathloop and GhostWire: Tokyo Will Still Release for PlayStation 5 Head of Xbox , Phil Spencer welcomes creative teams of Bethesda to Xbox family in an official statement. He also recalls how they came to support Xbox Game Pass in early days of launch by bringing their popular games to Microsoft console. Xbox is likely to make available all existing Bethesda ga

Microsoft Will Pay Hackers to Find Xbox Security Issues

Gamers and non-gamers seeking to earn big cash can join Xbox Bounty Program and get paid for finding bugs. In an attempt to find out vulnerabilities within their security systems, Microsoft has recently launched Xbox Bounty Program that will pay out anyone to detect major issues of Xbox Live service or even hack Xbox One systems. Whether you are an Xbox gamer or not, you can earn reward amounts from as minimum as $500 to highest $20,000 depending on how critical these issues actually are and how thoroughly they are being reported to authority. Microsoft Will Pay Hackers to Find Xbox Security Issues RELATED: Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Hits 8 Million Sales All a person with bug-hunting skills needs to do is to send their report in writings or a video clip demonstration. Microsoft is looking for detecting elevation of privilege, remote code execution, spoofing and other key problems than DDoS attacks. Major companies often offer bug bounties to actual product users