Stadia vice-president and product head John Justice has left Google, following the closure of Stadia's internal studios and the departure of Stadia Games head Jade Raymond earlier this year. Justice's departure was reported by The Information earlier this week. While he's yet to officially announce the news himself, Google confirmed the VP's exist in a statement, telling 9to5google : "We can confirm John is no longer with Google, and we wish him well on his next step". It was only six months ago that Justice seemed bullish about Stadia's future. In an interview with The Escapist , he talked of Google's plans to continue developing "more and more in-house games". Just three months after that, however, and those promises would come to nothing—Stadia's internal studios shuttered, with only one first-party game ever seeing the light of day (even if it technically came to PC a year earlier). The closure infamously also followed Phil Harrison telling Stadia employees … [Read more...] about Google Stadia’s VP and product head has left the company
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Microsoft expects shortages of Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S to continue until at least June 2021. Earlier this week, during Microsoft's third quarter earnings call, company CFO Amy Hood provided a look at the next few months for Xbox. "In gaming, we expect revenue growth in the mid to high single digits," Hood said, (via VGC ). "Significant demand for the Xbox Series X and S will continue to be constrained by supply." Specifically, Hood is referring to the forthcoming quarter of Microsoft's financial year, which draws to a close on June 30, 2021. Therefore, the Microsoft CFO expects both the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S to remain relatively hard to find until at least July 2021. This isn't the first time we've heard such sentiments from a Microsoft official. In February, Xbox head of investor relations Mike Spencer said that he expected stock of both next-gen Xbox consoles would be constrained until at least June 2021 . At the time, this statement was backed … [Read more...] about Xbox Series X and S shortages expected to continue until at least June
Back when Double Fine was mid-way through developing Brütal Legend in 2007, publisher Activision dropped the project. While searching for another publisher, studio head Tim Schafer suspended work on the game and told the team to forget about it for two weeks, instead spending that time working on prototypes for future games. That "Amnesia Fortnight" became a tradition at Double Fine, and some of the later prototypes became full games like Costume Quest and Stacking. In 2019, while working on Psychonauts 2 , Double Fine held another Amnesia Fortnight. This one was recorded by 2 Player Productions, the documentary crew responsible for Double Fine Adventure, and turned into a feature-length movie, which you can watch right now on YouTube . Four games are pitched, and grow into prototypes over the course of the two weeks. Expect to see "madcap puppet theater, devious journeys into the underworld, a sinister puzzle game, and grand battles on the back of giant slugs". Which all … [Read more...] about Watch Double Fine’s Amnesia Fortnight movie now
When is Attack on Titan season 4 returning? It’s a fair question – the latest batch of episodes were billed as a collective ‘Final Season’ and didn’t quite deliver on its promise. Instead, we were gifted a ‘To Be Continued…’ title card – and a whole bunch of non-manga readers were left scratching their heads. If you were watching on Crunchyroll, you may have even missed the announcement of exactly when Attack on Titan would return to finish off its Final Season with Part 2. So, let’s fill you in on the major details – including when Attack on Titan’s Episode 76 is potentially due, as well as a more speculative, wider look at what this means for your anime viewing schedule in the next 12 months. When is Attack on Titan Final Season Part 2? Episode 76 release date and speculation Attack on Titan episode 76 is airing "this winter." That means the Final Season Part 2 (AKA the second half of season 4) is releasing in Japan's traditional winter anime season. That ranges from … [Read more...] about Attack on Titan season 4 return date: when is Episode 76 releasing on Crunchyroll?
Star Wars Day is more than just a day where you tell everyone you see "May the 4th be with you;" it's also a big opportunity for fans to purchase Star Wars products for discounted prices. The punny holiday has morphed into a massive sales event over the years, leading to promotions at nearly every major retailer. From games and Blu-rays to collectibles and apparel, a staggering number of Star Wars products are discounted each year on May 4. While we're still a few days away from this year's celebration, some Star Wars Day deals are already available. Most of the early deals are focused on games, but rest assured, plenty of other deals will become as Star Wars Day inches closer. We've rounded up the best Star Wars Day deals so far, but you'll want to keep checking back. We'll add more great deals in the coming days. May the 4th Star Wars deals be with you. Some of these deals would make for great gifts for Star Wars fans . With Mother's Day right around the corner, now's a great … [Read more...] about Star Wars Day Deals Are Already Here Ahead Of May The 4th