Hitting the lanes with Zen Studios, Pinball FX and that Pinball Pass subscription service

James writes: "An exclusive interview with Zen Studios as they chat about the free-to-play Xbox, PlayStation and PC game, Pinball FX"

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PhillyDillyDee160d ago

Lol another sub service? Are we seeing a trend here folks? Is this the next step after battlepasses?


Months after declaring Tomb Raider unaffected by layoffs, Tomb Raider dev hit with wave of layoffs

Gamesradar writes: "Embracer Group's bloodbath continues as Tomb Raider dev Crystal Dynamics reports layoffs

Tomb Raider developer Crystal Dynamics has suffered a wave of layoffs just months after insisting that the ongoing staff hemorrhage at parent company Embracer Group wouldn't affect the new Tomb Raider game or the studio's collaboration with The Initiative on the Perfect Dark reboot."

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-Foxtrot23h ago

It's sad that I'm more excited for the remaster trilogy than the new game.

Snookies1223h ago

Nothing sad about that, the original three were amazing games! Can't wait to explore the Croft manor again and find all the secrets... It's been ages, so I barely remember the games these days.

Rebel_Scum5h ago

lol secrets. You know the first thing you’re gonna do is lure the butler to the freezer and shut the door on him haha.

CobraKai5h ago

Im only disagreeing because it’s not sad. Im excited as all hell for these. I can’t even remember if i played 3, but 1 and 2 are still ingrained in my mind. I love remasters and im actually excited to play these in a clean looking “ps1” mode…. i guess that would be a “pc” mode.

-Foxtrot4h ago(Edited 4h ago)

I’m not sad as in “I don’t want the remasters” I’ve wanted them for years. I’m super excited.

I’m sad with how they’ve handled TR over the years, I should be super excited for their next modern release but they have nothing but the remaster trilogy.

And I’ll say it…I didn’t care all that much for the reboot trilogy, it just didn’t feel like Tomb Raider at all. Like a new IP with Tomb Raider slapped on where you “become the Tomb Raider” for 3 games

CobraKai3h ago

Yeah. I agree. I think i got burned out on “realistic” Lara, thats trying so hard to catch up to Nathan Drake, that i miss the old adventures of Lara. The Lara that would be in a bath robe with a shotgun.

crazyCoconuts20h ago

"Crystal Dynamics made the difficult decision to part ways with 9 Brand/Marketing and 1 IT employee today due to an internal restructuring..."
Small layoff, hardly news worthy.

Tacoboto6h ago(Edited 6h ago)

With Aspyr handling the rereleases, what exactly would these CD marketing people be doing with no game release scheduled for any time soon? More yoga sessions on Twitch?

Knightofelemia20h ago

Embracer has left one hell of a mess and Tencent will be swimming around picking at the scraps.

RaidenBlack4h ago

ffs, Embracer is already looking to sell Gearbox ... Volition studio was shutdown
now, CD got affected and even affect Eidos aswell?
Better sell Gearbox to Sony
And CD & Eidos to MS
than shrink these studios to bare minimum


Are Fans Ready To Forgive Konami As It Makes A Potential Return To Gaming?

Konami has blemished its reputation after venturing into many things outside of gaming, leaving some of its iconic IPs to collect dust.

Fist4achin1d 4h ago

Next are going to be free games with online pachinko accounts.

Chocoburger17h ago

Nah, the games they've released since 2015's Phantom Pain have been cheaply budgeted, sloppy, poorly thought-out games. Unless if they start releasing masterpieces again, which they won't because they don't have the talent, nor the willingness to budget for quality games anymore, they aren't worth forgiving.

Just releasing a bunch of emulated classic games, or sloppily porting MGS games onto modern hardware isn't enough. It has to be NEW GAMES, not remasters, and no emulation or ports. But without the talent that made them an amazing company in the past, it all means nothing.


Starfield Tops 10 Million Players

Bethesda announced Starfield has surpassed 10 million players.

Obscure_Observer1d 22h ago

Another Milestone for the biggest game of the year!

Congratulations Todd, everyone at Bethesda and Team Xbox!

Snookies121d 18h ago (Edited 1d 18h ago )

I'm 26 hours in now, and it's definitely been a lot of fun. Though, I'm already running across a lot of copy/paste areas. Like, even the items in the areas were in the exact same spots and were the exact same things I found last time. I feel like it could have used a little more randomization when it comes to the areas of interest you find. Surprisingly there really haven't been many glitches on the PC version, at least. I've seen a few bodies go flying for no reason, and some objects as well. Had one odd quicksave error too. Other than that, it has run pretty dang well overall.

ZeekQuattro1d 16h ago

Yeah. I had it happen more than a few times. On one planet its a secret facility where scientists were killed by their experiments that broke loose. On another planet its the same secret facility as before but the scientist are killed by either the Va'ruun, spacers or pirates.

EasilyTheBest1d 11h ago

Yea thats great numbers no matter how you look at it.
Definitely think this game will go on & on for years with all the updates & extra content that's sure to come.

Dazelya1d 11h ago

Biggest game of the year? You guys are really believe this? Hogwarts Legacy, Street Fighter 6, Mortal Kombat 1, Final Fantasy XVI and ofc Baldur's Gate 3... These games are real "big games" not Scamfield. At the same time, Alan Wake 2, Spider-Man 2, CoD: MW3 and maybe Lords of the Fallen will also be big games. But again, not Scamfield...

InUrFoxHole1d 10h ago

Look... he said it twice so it's funny now 👏

shinoff21831d 4h ago (Edited 1d 4h ago )

Aside from maybe bg3 starfield imo is definitely better then every released game you mentioned.

To say scamfield is kinda ironic cause you listed mk1 , doesn't mk1 have dlc day of extra fighters. Now that's a fking scam

10 million is pretty good but two things it still isn't sales numbers, and the other is if there's 30 million gamepass subscribers or more. I hope a aaa game on gamepass can hit 10 million. Shit if Spiderman 2 was on ps plus day one I think it'd hit the same and it's only on ps5 not pc also like starfield

Armaggedon23h ago

Starfield is a big game. It terms of sheer size and content, it is the biggest game of the year. I wouldn’t call it a scam, as Bethesda has improved significantly on many facets when compared to their previous games. Also, they put just as much hard work into Starfield if not more, the hard work just manifests differently than what people are looking for. People notice the improvements Baldurs gate has made over Divinity, because it is in your face industry standard stuff: Better presentation, graphics and writing. Bethesda is lagging behind in these areas compared to tother titles, but Starfield is superior in terms of what Bethesda does best with their games. Its just that people dont seem to care about those things as much as getting a cutscene for talking to a random NPC. Thats why Starfield is so decisive. Those who recognize the value it offers think its their GOTY, those people are just fewer in number.

phoenixwing13h ago(Edited 13h ago)

Biggest in size and content? I think baldurs gate 3 has that beat. Unless you mean empty space.

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MarkSony51d 9h ago

Biggest game of the year my ass.

generic-user-name1d 9h ago

Probably good for Xbox standards, but looking at Steam we can already see a big fall off in peak concurrents and Baldur's Gate 3 significantly ahead of it despite being out a month earlier. Hard to see how it can be classed as the biggest game of the year. Maybe the biggest of September.

Soulsborne1d 8h ago

Going by achievement completion % on both platforms, its safe to say the majority of people hopped on Gameass tried it and uninstalled within the first few hours. Imagine celebrating ppl passing up on your game, right after the leak. Coincidence?

ravens521d 8h ago

Lmao. Your hilarious. I hope you spend as much time playing the game as you do defending it and ms.