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Telltale is facing a class-action lawsuit from former staff

Telltale is facing a class-action lawsuit from former staff

In the wake of last week's mass layoffs at Telltale Games, former employee Vernie Roberts Jr. has filed a class-action suit against the company.

Roberts' filed the lawsuit on behalf of "approximately 275 similarly situated" former-employees of Telltale, claiming terminations came "without cause" and that the actions taken by Telltale violated US employment laws.

Legislation within the WARN Act states that employees be notified 60 days in advance of mass layoffs or closure, however a loophole does exist for a company that is either seeking funding or if the layoffs occurred due to unforeseen changes.

Telltale employees were informed of the layoffs the morning they were happening. Those that were let go received no severance pay, with their company healthcare plans expiring at the end of the month – just nine days from then.

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Are we about to get a Diablo Netflix series?

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Are we about to get a Diablo Netflix series?

If recent rumours are to be believed, a new animated series based on the Diablo franchise is in the works at Netflix.

Word comes from a now-deleted tweet from Andrew "Andy" Cosby, founder of Boom! Studios.

Cosby stated that he was in "final talks" to run the show on behalf of Activision Blizzard and Netflix. “It’s very exciting and I hope to the High Heavens it all works out," he reportedly said – according to Variety.

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Death Stranding TGS trailer features Troy Baker

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Death Stranding TGS trailer features Troy Baker

A brand new Death Stranding trailer was released during a Tokyo Game Show panel and introduces us to Troy Baker's character, "The Man in the Golden Mask".

The brief new glimpse at the game continues the trend of previous trailers by leaving us with more questions than we had before watching.

In the footage, the mysterious new antagonist, conjures a massive cat beast from the tar-like substance and warns Norman Reedus' character "All you gotta do to make it out alive, is not get eaten". Tell me that doesn't look like a missing boss from Bloodborne...

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Devil May Cry 5 TGS trailer is utterly bonkers

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Devil May Cry 5 TGS trailer is utterly bonkers

Capcom just blessed us with an outrageous new trailer Devil May Cry 5 at Tokyo Game Show. The trailer offers an expanded look at series veteran Dante, Nero and V, the new playable character, who speaks rather poetically.

Dante wields his trusty sword, Rebellion and iconic hand guns, Ebony and Ivory in action packed scenes the series has become iconic for. DMC has always embraced the absurd, and things are no different this time. Dante has a new weapon in the form of his motorcycle, which splits into a pair of huge blades.

Nero is also getting some new weapons, including a Mega Man inspired Devil Breaker. There's also the bizarre Pasta Breaker which “makes pasta extra easy to eat”. No idea how well this will work in battle as there's no sign of any spaghetti monsters in the trailer.

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Red Dead Online Public Beta launches this November

Red Dead Online Public Beta launches this November

Rockstar Games have announced that Red Dead Redemption 2's multiplayer component, aptly named Red Dead Online will launch some time in November 2018 in the form of a public beta.

Rockstar stated the reason for the multiplayer not being available at launch as “with most online experiences of this size and scale, there will inevitably be some turbulence at launch”. This is a very similar content road map to what we saw with Grand Theft Auto 5, which started off a bit rocky, but soon found it's stride and became a phenomenal success for Rockstar.

Rockstar also stated, “Red Dead Online is an evolution of the classic multiplayer experience in the original Red Dead Redemption, blending narrative with competitive and cooperative gameplay in fun new ways. Using the gameplay of the upcoming Red Dead Redemption 2 as a foundation, Red Dead Online will be ready to be explored alone or with friends, and will also feature constant updates and adjustments to grow and evolve this experience for all players."

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Capcom's Vancouver studio is being shut down

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Capcom's Vancouver studio is being shut down

Capcom has confirmed it is shutting down its Vancouver studio, best known for Dead Rising.

"As a result of reviewing titles in development at Capcom Vancouver, Capcom has decided to cancel the development projects at this studio and will concentrate development of major titles in Japan,” said a Capcom rep in a statement to Kotaku.

The news comes after Capcom announced an expected earnings loss of around 4.5 billion Yen.

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Ubisoft details post-release content for AC: Odyssey

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Ubisoft details post-release content for AC: Odyssey

Since Ubisoft confirmed there won't be a new Assassin's Creed in 2019, we've been wondering just what will keep us stabbin' and sneakin' for the next two years.

It would appear the answer is "quite a bit", with a litany of free and paid DLC available, as well as a remastered edition of Assassin's Creed III on the way for those that purchase the season pass for Odyssey.

The Season Pass will include two large story arcs, each consisting of three chapters.

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Rockstar reveals more Red Dead Redemption 2 locales and info

Rockstar reveals more Red Dead Redemption 2 locales and info

If, like me, you're counting down the days until Red Dead Redemption 2 releases on October 26, this new batch of screens and info direct from Rockstar should help make that wait even more unbearable.

Get the low down below.

The Frontier, Cities, and Towns

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The NES Nintendo Switch controllers look great but...

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The NES Nintendo Switch controllers look great but...

Nintendo Switch Online is finally releasing in just a couple of days and with that, Nintendo has announced some awesome retro NES style controllers coming soon.

Sounds great doesn't it?

Just wait though. To purchase the controllers, you'll need an active subscription to the new online service. Look close at the fine-print however and you'll see something rather troubling.

Wednesday 26 September

Are we about to get a Diablo Netflix series?
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Are we about to get a Diablo Netflix series?
Stay awhile and listen...
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Telltale is facing a class-action lawsuit from former staff
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Telltale is facing a class-action lawsuit from former staff
Meanwhile the studio works to outsource The Walking Dead

Tuesday 25 September

World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth - the Complete Review
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World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth - the Complete Review
Small is the new big

Monday 24 September

Telltale Games hit with major studio closure
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Telltale Games hit with major studio closure
So long, Clementine, Bigby, Eleven, and others.
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Death Stranding TGS trailer features Troy Baker
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Death Stranding TGS trailer features Troy Baker
Great, now we have even more questions
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Friday 21 September

I played two hours of Red Dead Redemption 2
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I played two hours of Red Dead Redemption 2
I am so ready for a few hundred more
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Devil May Cry 5 TGS trailer is utterly bonkers
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Devil May Cry 5 TGS trailer is utterly bonkers
Did he just hit that monster with a motorbike?!
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Thursday 20 September

Red Dead Online Public Beta launches this November
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Red Dead Online Public Beta launches this November
No word on rocket powered horse DLC yet...

Wednesday 19 September

Capcom's Vancouver studio is being shut down
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Capcom's Vancouver studio is being shut down
Dead Rising returning to Japan for development
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Tuesday 18 September

Ubisoft details post-release content for AC: Odyssey
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Ubisoft details post-release content for AC: Odyssey
Story, Events, and a cheeky Remaster
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Rockstar reveals more Red Dead Redemption 2 locales and info
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Rockstar reveals more Red Dead Redemption 2 locales and info
The wild west has never looked better
Lamplight City Review
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Lamplight City Review
A guiding light for adventure games

Friday 14 September

The best parts from today's Nintendo Direct
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The best parts from today's Nintendo Direct
Mansions, Animals, Fantasies and more...
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Thursday 13 September

Wednesday 12 September

New Game Plus is coming to Marvel's Spider-Man
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New Game Plus is coming to Marvel's Spider-Man
More web-slinging goodness.

Monday 10 September

Insomniac's Spider-Man has a heart-breaking easter egg
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Insomniac's Spider-Man has a heart-breaking easter egg
You can't make this stuff up.
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