A bit of media news now: Alloy Digital has announced the completion of its acquisition of The Escapist. GamePolitics reports the terms of the deal have not been disclosed, but both Alloy and previous Escapist owners Themis Media seem happy enough in statements, referencing the site’s established audience as well as Alloy’s deeper advertising revenue pockets. The Escapist launched in 2005 and presents a broad range of content; it’s particularly well known for its popular video series such as Yahtzee’s Zero Punctuation and Jim Sterling’s The Jimquisition.
Paradox to roll back price increases on current titles, but is unable to for games included in the Steam Summer Sale
After quite a bit of push back, Paradox Interactive has rolled back price increases which went into effect starting in May.
The first season of live service for Hitman is nearly at an end.
The localised version of Monster Hunter Stories has a release date in Europe.
EVE Online and Minecraft have both been taken offline this evening, following LulzSec claims they have been hit by DDOS attacks, with League of Legends the latest victim in the string of attacks today.