Thursday news, part two:
Tiny Tina's Wonderlands did a lot better than Take-Two expected
Tiny Tina's Wonderlands seems to have been a hit for Take-Two, with the publisher saying the game "outperformed our expectations" in its latest earnings report.
Amanita Design's next adventure will playfully explore 1984-style propaganda
There's really nothing quite like an adventure by Amanita Design, makers of memorable and beloved games like Samorost and Machinarium. So I'm sure I'm not the only one thrilled to see the Czech indie collective has just announced a new game. It's called Phonopolis, and the "hand-crafted adventure" will be the studio's first dive into full 3D graphics. Check out the beautiful and intriguing (but painfully brief) teaser above.
There's Warzone XP in King Kong's crown jewels
Operation Monarch, the latest live event in Call of Duty: Warzone, is the kind of crossover you'd expect from Fortnite. It adds King Kong and Godzilla, though the two behemoths aren't real interested in battling each other. (...)
Players will find their own ways to have fun, however, and one bold soldier did so by jumping a helicopter, flying it into the Eighth Wonder of the World's upper thigh region, and farming Warzone XP using the helicopter blades. Yes, as the player in question put it in a Reddit post that was first flagged NSFW then removed by the humorless mods of r/CODWarzone, "You get XP for tickling Kong's sack."
V Rising developers will make offline mode available 'as soon as possible'
V Rising is a new survival game from Swedish developers Stunlock Studios, and it's doing rather well for itself. Since launching in Early Access, as is traditional for survival games, the game about Dracula becoming a lumberjack to get enough wood to rebuild a castle shot up the Steam charts. It's number seven at time of writing, and has earned a user review rating of Very Positive.
Last year's best strategy game finally comes to Steam
Old World had our resident strategy buff frothing at the mouth, in excitement I hasten to add, at a 4X that was actually doing some new things. In our review Fraser described it as "a brilliant 4X, and one that I'd actually recommend over Civilization at the moment. It feels like a genuine step forward for the genre, boasting so many inventive, smart design decisions."
The game was released in July last year as an Epic store exclusive, and impressed us so much that it eventually scooped our Best Strategy gong for 2021. Now the exclusivity period has ended and the game's out on Steam and GOG, alongside a 10% launch discount and new DLC that is thrown-in for free if you take the plunge in the next fortnight.
EA's split with FIFA reportedly led to layoffs at its customer support studios
Up to 100 customer service workers at EA's Austin studio may be made redundant, with more in line at EA's Galway customer service office in Ireland, according to internal emails obtained by Kotaku this week.
The layoffs reportedly come in the wake of the publisher's split with FIFA, and an executive rethink as to how EA supports its sports franchise going forwards. Many of the jobs facing the axe worked in supporting live operations for FIFA '22, but it sounds like EA wants to outsource that work going forwards.
>> I don't know how was their customer service until now, but outsourced CS tends to be worse than the original.
This year's PC Gaming Show airs June 12 at 12:30 pm PT
There's technically no E3 this year, but like migratory birds guided by Earth's magnetic field, flocks of game announcements will pass through Southern California this June anyway. 2022's most exciting group, recognizable by their RGB plumage, will congregate at the eighth annual PC Gaming Show on Sunday, June 12 at 12:30 pm Pacific, which will be livestreamed on Twitch, YouTube, and other major streaming platforms.
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