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Irrational Games eviscerated: all but 15 developers remain

Irrational Games eviscerated: all but 15 developers remain

After 17 years of game production, Irrational Games’ Ken Levine has announced that they’ll be "winding down" the company. They’re laying all but "about 15" members of the Irrational team, while Levine suggests that though there’s "no great way to lay people off", they’re pushing first to get those leaving some new jobs.

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Titanfall: Xbox One vs PC

Titanfall: Xbox One vs PC

After having played the Titanfall Beta on both the Xbox One and PC (via Origin on Windows 8), we’ve come to one conclusion. If you want to play Titanfall on your Xbox One, we’d recommend simply skipping the demo of the PC side of things. When you’ve got a ramped-up beast of a gaming PC pitted against the Xbox One, gameplay is comparable - but the graphics delivery difference is immense.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-up 2/17/14: COD Ghosts, Kickstarter hacked, Titanfall Open Beta

SlashGear Morning Wrap-up 2/17/14: COD Ghosts, Kickstarter hacked, Titanfall Open Beta

This weekend has been a big one for the likes of Respawn Entertainment and EA Games as their Titanfall Beta has been a wild success. With so many users asking to play the beta that they decided to change from Closed to Open, it’s seeming likely that the game will be doing rather well when it’s released in its final form on March 11th. For now have a peek at our Titanfall Beta gameplay first-impressions and let us know what you think!

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Titanfall Beta open: everyone is free to play

Titanfall Beta open: everyone is free to play

Tonight the decision to stress test Titanfall Beta has been made - codes will not be needed and all players will be able to try the game until the end of the Beta period. At the moment this means users will immediately, if not soon, be able to access Titanfall Beta so that the creators of the game are able to test how much the servers that keep the game active online are able to take.

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Call of Duty: Ghosts: why the hate?

Call of Duty: Ghosts: why the hate?

This week we're taking a look at the bigger picture when it comes to reviews of the game Call of Duty: Ghosts. When we first published our (still in progress) review of Call of Duty: Ghosts earlier this year, it was shocking to see how big of a backlash was issued at the hands of gamers that'd purchased the title and disagreed with our (mostly positive) assessment on a level so great that we were accused of publishing a paid review (which, for the record, we never, ever do.) Here we're taking a peek at some of the biggest complaints users have with the game.

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Titanfall Beta servers down: Microsoft working on fix

Titanfall Beta servers down: Microsoft working on fix

This afternoon servers are in short supply for the Titanfall Beta, owing to a bug rather than to a final limitation for the game. According to Respawn Entertainment developer Jon Shiring, Microsoft is both aware of the bug and is working on a fix right this minute. You'll encounter this situation in gameplay when you see the message "no servers found."

UPDATE: With servers back to normal, mostly, Respawn Entertainment decided to make this Closed Beta an Open Beta for everyone starting just one day after launch!

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