Jump Force Does A Lot Of Stuff Wrong, But The Fighting’s Fine

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There are many things that bother me about Jump Force, Bandai Namco’s all-star anime fighting game. There’s the massive roster that has only three female characters. The jarring dissonance between the plastic, lifeless anime characters and the realistic textures of their clothing. The jilted gait my character affects…

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https://kotaku.com/jump-force-does-a-lot-of-stuff-wrong-but-the-fighting-1832577185

Activision Blizzard Lays Off Hundreds Of Employees

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Publisher Activision Blizzard has begun its long-rumored layoff process, informing employees this afternoon that it will be cutting staff. On an earnings call this afternoon, the company said that it would be eliminating 8% of its staff. In 2018, Activision Blizzard had roughly 9,600 employees, which would mean nearly…

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https://kotaku.com/activision-blizzard-begins-massive-layoffs-1832571288

EA’s Troubled Decade Of Star Wars Games

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On May 6, 2013, Disney and Electronic Arts announced that the two companies had signed a ten-year deal to make Star Wars games. It was an industry-changing deal that, in retrospect, looks like a big mistake for both parties.

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https://kotaku.com/ea-s-troubled-decade-of-star-wars-games-1831807493

EA Cancels Open-World Star Wars Game [UPDATE]

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Electronic Arts has canceled its open-world Star Wars game, according to three people familiar with goings-on at the company. The game, announced alongside the shutdown of Visceral Games back in 2017, had been in development at EA’s large office in Vancouver.

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https://kotaku.com/ea-cancels-open-world-star-wars-game-1831786371

Competitive Halo Goes Old School With The Halo 3 Classic Tournament 

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While the competitive Halo scene has been losing some steam in recent years, there’s no end of love and nostalgia for the earlier games in the series, especially Halo 3. This weekend a mix of pro teams and grass roots teams will duke it out in St. Louis in the first of many Halo 3 tournaments in 2019 as 343 Industries…

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https://kotaku.com/halo-pros-go-old-school-with-this-weekends-halo-classic-1831700899