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Warner Bros. Games says NetherRealm Studios and TT Games are not being sold

By Sherif Saed 12 July 2021 10:38 GMT Warner Bros. Games has denied rumours that NetherRealm and TT Games are up for sale.Over the weekend, a new leak suggested that Warner Bros. is looking to sell Mortal Kombat creator NetherRealm Studios, as well as its Lego games house TT Games. The information came from Windows Central’s Jez Corden, who revealed on his Xbox Two podcast that he’d seen documents where the two studios were described as no longer “in the scope” of the company’s future.Watch on YouTubeCorden suggested that the decision to sell may have something to do with performance…

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Back 4 Blood may be on Xbox Game Pass day one

By Sherif Saed 12 June 2021 10:02 GMT Warner Bros. may have leaked a big Back 4 Blood announcement.Back 4 Blood, the co-op shooter from Left 4 Dead creator Turtle Rock, could be launching into Xbox Game Pass. The news was leaked in the description of a YouTube livestream of the game’s upcoming PvP reveal.Watch on YouTubeAs spotted by EricKillMongerz on Reddit, towards the bottom of the blurb, It’s revealed that Back 4 Blood will be on Game Pass on day one, across Xbox as well as PC. The video has since been made private, but it’s likely going to…

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Here’s Your E3 2021 Schedule, From Ubisoft To Nintendo

As fan registration opens for access to the E3 2021 portal and app, organizers have released a tentative schedule of virtual press conferences for the four-day event, starting with Ubisoft and Gearbox Entertainment on Saturday, June 12, and ending with Nintendo on Tuesday, June 15. The four-day show, hosted by Alex “Goldenboy” Mendez, Jacki Jing, and Greg Miller, will feature panels, game demos, celebrity cameos, and other means of filling the time, punctuated by press conferences and presentations by major publishers. Here’s the basic run-down of the show’s major beats. Hopefully, we’ll get specific timing on all of the publisher…

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Warner Bros. Discovery set to be WB Games’ new corporate owner

By Sherif Saed 2 June 2021 13:32 GMT The winds of change may have… left WB Games alone this time.WB Games, the game’s division of Warner Bros., may have dodged a possible rearrangement as a result of WarnerMedia’s merger with Discovery, which some suggested could give WarnerMedia owner AT&T hold of some game studios, while the rest move to the new company.Watch on YouTubeThere’s currently no indication that this is the plan. A press release issued Tuesday listed WB Games among the core brands that will now exist under the umbrella of Warner Bros. Discovery – the proposed new name…

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Back 4 Blood’s colourful cast of characters (and monsters) take centre stage in new trailer

By Sherif Saed 20 May 2021 14:01 GMT Back 4 Blood looks to be giving its heroes a lot of character, and unique abilities.Although it is a four-player co-op game, inspired by Turtle Rock’s earlier work on Left 4 Dead, Back 4 Blood‘s cast of playable heroes is comprised of double that – eight!Watch on YouTubeThe developer today unveiled a new trailer that introduces us to all eight survivors. Back 4 Blood calls its zombie hunters The Cleaners, who got together to rid the world of the Ridden – the game’s zombies – block by block. The characters are of…

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WB Games to be broken up in WarnerMedia and Discovery merger

By Dom Peppiatt 18 May 2021 10:50 GMT WB Games will apparently be broken up as parent company AT&T plans to merge its WarnerMedia arm with Discovery, and the future of its 11 games studios is uncertain.The merger is set to fuse both companies together to create a new “premier, standalone global entertainment company” that is likely looking to rival that of Amazon and Netflix, but that has ramifications on the game development studios under AT&T’s ownership.As Discovery and WarnerMedia merge with the aim to create “one of the largest global streaming players” around, the future of its 11 games studios…

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DC FanDome event to return this October

Warner has announced it will host another DC FanDome event and it is set to take place in October.Like the previous year’s event, you can expect October 16th’s DC FanDome event to have all sorts of news on upcoming films.Watch on YouTubeYou can also expect announcements and panels, and probably some news on upcoming Warner games.Two games come to mind: 2022’s Gotham Knights and Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League, both of which were revealed during last year’s event.Originally slated for release sometime this year, Gotham Knights will instead arrive in 2022, according to a delay announcement from March.The game…

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It’s Official: E3 Returns As An All-Digital, All-Free Event June 12

Following the cancelation of 2020's event due to covid-19, and much rumor and speculation regarding this year’s iteration of what was once the most important video game trade show in the world, the Entertainment Software Association today announces E3 2021, a free all-digital event running June 12 through 15. Nintendo, Xbox, Capcom, Konami, Ubisoft, Take-Two Interactive, Warner Bros. Games, and Koch Media are already slated to participate. The good news is everybody gets to go to E3 this year for free. The other good news is nobody needs to fly across the country or around the world to participate in…

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Left 4 Dead spiritual sequel Back 4 Blood delayed

Alas, we’ll have to wait an extra four months for the new cooperative zombie-smashing shooter from Left 4 Dead creators Turtle Rock Studios. They announced today that Back 4 Blood‘s release is delayed from the June 22nd to October 12th. Making something huge and complicated is tricky during a global pandemic, y’know. But on the bright side, we will get to play some part of Back 4 Blood this summer in an open beta test. Read more

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Mortal Kombat film director says violence is pushed “right to the limit”

By Alex Calvin, Wednesday, 24 March 2021 16:55 GMT Gore and brutality? In Mortal Kombat? Are you sure?The upcoming Mortal Kombat movie apparently goes “right to the limit” of what it can get away with in terms of violence.That’s according to director Simon McQuoid, who told SFX Magazine – as reported by GamesRadar – that it takes its R rating seriously. Apparently, there’s stuff like someone ripping a foe’s heart out. You know, normal, cool stuff.“We wanted to push the [blood, gore and fatalities] right to the limit,” McQuoid said.He continued: “Obviously, there’s a point where the film becomes unreleasable…

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Gotham Knights delayed to 2022

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 19 March 2021 16:21 GMT WB Games Montreal has delayed Gotham Knights to next year.Originally slated for release sometime this year, Gotham Knights will instead arrive in 2022.“We are giving the game more time to deliver the best possible experience for players,” reads the notice. “Thank you to our amazing fans for your tremendous support of Gotham Knights. We look forward to showcasing more of the game in the coming months.”The game was announced back in August 2020 during DC FanDome, and stars Robin, Batgirl, Nightwing, and Red Hood. In the game, Batman is no longer…

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Here’s why Johnny Cage isn’t in the Mortal Kombat movie

By Dom Peppiatt, Thursday, 18 March 2021 14:49 GMT Johnny Cage’s notable absence from the Mortal Kombat movie has been picked up on by some dedicated fans, and now the film’s producer has finally revealed why the iconic character is missing.So far, we’ve seen a good number of the upcoming fighting game movie’s cast of characters: from new arrival to the roster, Cole Young (Lewis Tan) to longtime series veterans Sonya Blade (Jessica McNamee), Sub-Zero (Joe Taslim), Liu Kang (Ludi Lin), and Scorpion (Hiroyuki Sanada), there’s a lot to love if you’re a fan of NetherRealm’s incessantly violent franchise.But one…

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Under fire Hogwarts Legacy designer leaves Avalanche

By Alex Calvin, Friday, 5 March 2021 11:56 GMT They claim it isn’t related to the discovery of their rather controversial YouTube channel.A lead designer on Hogwarts Legacy, Troy Leavitt, has announced his resignation from Avalanche.The developer said on Twitter that he was leaving the studio and had “nothing but good things” to say about the upcoming Harry Potter game, his colleagues and the title’s publisher, Warner Bros. Leavitt did say that there was going to be a video on his YouTube channel at some point in the near future to explain the situation.In a subsequent tweet, the lead designer…