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Valve ‘fires’ prototype engineer, 25 laid off, Holtman exits – report

Wednesday, 13 February 2013 08:36 GMT By Staff

Valve has fired hardware engineer Jeri Ellsworth, according to a tweet on her personal feed. Also, further sources indicate a total of 25 employees have been laid off, and another report states Valve’s director of business, Jason Holtman has left, but neither of these two reports can be confirmed by Valve as of press time.

Ellsworth – known for creating a Commodore 64 emulator within a joystick – posted that she had been released from Valve this morning, and has since posted no further information.

GamesIndustry reports that the hacker and engineer joined the Seattle-based company in August 2011 and worked within the studio’s hardware team to develop next-generation prototypes. The site adds that Ellsworth’s known projects included Steam Big Picture mode and wearable computing tech.

The Quarter to Three forum indicates at 25 other employees were laid off as well, and other sources point to lay-offs in the firm’s Android division.

According to a source close to Develop, Steam boss Jason Holtman has left the company, and the reason for his departure is “unclear” at this time. He has been with Valve since 2005.

Meanwhile, PCgamesN has a running list of employees who have been removed from the current staff page.

In the wake of the news, several rumours have broken suggesting Vave is shutting down projects and refocusing on new ones. Valve has been quiet on the matter, but founder Gabe Newell told Engadget that reports of a new focus are greatly exaggerated.

“We don’t usually talk about personnel matters for a number of reasons. There seems to be an unusual amount of speculation about some recent changes here, so I thought I’d take the unusual step of addressing them,” he said.

“No, we aren’t canceling any projects. No, we aren’t changing any priorities or projects we’ve been discussing. No, this isn’t about Steam or Linux or hardware or [insert game name here]. We’re not going to discuss why anyone in particular is or isn’t working here.”

Thanks ffronw.

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43 Comments

  1. xxJPRACERxx

    lol

    #1 2 years ago
  2. silkvg247

    People generally don’t get fired unless they’ve done something to seriously breach company policy. If she were made redundant, that’d be a different thing.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Dave Cook

    @1 Someone’s lost their job. Why is that funny? :/

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Levester

    @1 lol i agree lol
    @3 lol

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Dave Cook

    @2 Not necessarily at Valve. You can be fired for not creating enough of what they call ‘shippable’ content on a monthly basis. The pressure’s on employees to keep creating, which is obviously a hard thing for anyone to do at a company that forward-thinking.

    Read the handbook dude, it’s genuinely interesting, but also kind of scary :)

    @1 & 4 – morons, the pair of you.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. unacomn

    Hmm, maybe Valve decided to completely outsource the Steambox idea.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. friendlydave

    Hmm I wonder what she done, if anything.

    @6 Maybe…

    @Dave “You can be fired for not creating enough of what they call ‘shippable’ content on a monthly basis” Still, if she couldn’t do her job she deserved to be fired, I can’t feel bad for her at all. I will imagine she will find new work somewhere pretty quickly.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. RandomTiger

    I’m sure she’ll love that you used that photo.
    How does getting fired work in a flat hierarchy?

    #8 2 years ago
  9. mkotechno

    Or maybe realized they overstimated her knowledge because is hot, and not really worth her salary.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Dave Cook

    @8 They cut fat whenever an area of the business isn’t required I’m guessing. It seems really cut-throat. Your colleagues essentially vote how much you should be paid at the end of each month based on the vale you’ve brought to the company. Their company handbook calls it ‘compensation’, not ‘wage’.

    So if they feel you’re no longer needed, you get nothing. Or the chop it seems.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. RandomTiger

    @9 Or perhaps wearable computing tech isn’t going anywhere.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. TheBlackHole

    @10

    Come on Dave, you know that’s all bullshit, right?

    Everyone there has a salary negotiated when they join, just like any other job. They don’t work on different wage every month (unless bonuses are involved), although they do have an annual peer review.

    The handbook is a fun read, but it’s mostly fiction designed to make things sound more interesting.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. Dave Cook

    @12 How do any of us know if it’s bullshit or not? Do you have a source dude? I’m just keeping an open mind to the possibilities here :)

    #13 2 years ago
  14. heroes159

    I’d really love to know the reason for this

    #14 2 years ago
  15. silkvg247

    Nobody will get sacked for not producing “shippable” content, especially if they are responsible for prototypes (which aren’t shippable product anyway!)

    I don’t know about the US, but in the UK I see useless plebs get promoted to managers because it’s easier than sacking them due to all our protection laws. I guess the US doesn’t have those, and maybe they can sack useless people “just because”?

    So she was sacked because she was useless or because she was snogging someone at work. Place your bets! Oh that reminds me, we once had a dude get sacked because he was caught giving a BJ in the carpark, lul.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. Dave Cook

    @16 I’m not sure dude, if I just stopped doing news on the site, I’d get sacked. Isn’t that still the same workload issue? I’m not sure. Not arguing with you btw, just exploring the possibilities with the group :)

    And that’s pretty funny :P Why would anyone do that in the carpark?

    #16 2 years ago
  17. ianos

    @Dave

    A wage/salary is often called compensation. As in you are compensated for giving your time, effort and energy to the company. That doesn’t mean it’s negotiated monthly, unless you’re on a non-guaranteed contract/freelance rate.

    Valve isn’t insane – it wouldn’t be able to get as many staff as it has if it didn’t offer people guaranteed salaries.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. Dave Cook

    @18 That makes perfect sense man, I didn’t know that was a term used widely in the States :)

    #18 2 years ago
  19. RandomTiger

    @18 They could just give them minimum wage and the rest is bonus based. If what I understand is true a Valve employee would almost always get a bonus as long as you are seen to be doing work / providing value. The amount of bonus money and benefits will be very high, well above industry norms even on a bad month, enough to ensure staff don’t have to worry about financial security etc.

    Just because its not normal doesn’t mean it cant exist, isn’t that the whole thing about Valve, the way they were funded in the beginning meant they could setup shop in a totally different way to everyone else.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. Old MacDonald

    Hm, and here I thought Valve was the bastion of awesomeness.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. Telepathic.Geometry

    I seem to remember Gabe talking about this VERY recently (maybe on Nerdist?) where he said one of the down-sides of their ‘anarchic’ business practices was that everybody was assessed regularly in terms of their productivity (which could be measured in terms of amount of code written, or perceived consumer value or whatever) and that as a consequence, the firing process was pretty brutal, sink or swim…

    He also said that a lot of people don’t survive the adjustment period…

    #21 2 years ago
  22. Dave Cook

    @22 Yep I remember he said all of this himself. It was in his University of Texas lecture a few weeks ago. It sounds like a crazy / daunting place to work.

    #22 2 years ago
  23. Dragon246

    I really don’t care. Valve fires one employee, so?
    @Dave,
    Silk is not dude ;)

    #23 2 years ago
  24. Dave Cook

    @24 I call everyone ‘dude’, regardless of gender :) It’s silly I know.

    #24 2 years ago
  25. DrDamn

    @silkvg247
    Depending on the State I think US employment law can be very favourable to the employer rather than the employee. So yes you can be sacked “just because”.

    #25 2 years ago
  26. TheBlackHole

    Dave, I work with Valve (not for them) on a fairly regular basis.

    The constant assessment thing is more about development staff than commercial staff. You can’t really assess how much value a busdev manager is bringing to the company by presenting a slideshow (for example), but they still keep their job.

    I think it’s more the case that people are called to account for being slow, unproductive, lazy, or generally just carry a negative attitude about what they’re doing – not uncommon in games companies where productivity goes largely unchecked.

    And, like any company, there are leads for each area, and they are compensated for being in that role – the difference is that it isn’t necessarily a permanent position – making the lead positions flexible/temporary keeps everyone on their toes and means that in order to remain in a senior position you have to work your nuts off.

    It’s different, sure, but not as unusual as it first sounds.

    #26 2 years ago
  27. Dave Cook

    @27 thanks for clarifying dude, that’s very interesting. it’s hard to know what’s what with so many rumours flying around about the way Valve works internally :)

    #27 2 years ago
  28. ps3fanboy

    i know Jeri Ellsworth and she ain’t no a4 personality. she is very smart and have some very wacky ideas, she always think outside the box. she is definite not a person you would call a ‘normal’ employee with ‘normal’ working hours. i guess jeri’s ‘playing’ have just become to expensive for valve. but if you want greatness you cant put a budget on prototype engineering.

    i guess gabe have got cold feet and don’t want to take over the world with his steambox anymore….

    #28 2 years ago
  29. Digital Bamboo

    I didn’t realize Kaylee Frye worked for Valve…what a shame.

    #29 2 years ago
  30. Clupula

    I think we all can learn a lesson from this:

    Gabe always gets the last six donuts.

    #30 2 years ago
  31. salarta

    Neat. Discussion about reasons for her firing have descended into such gems as implying she was useless, lazy or got on the bad side of someone she was sleeping with.

    We don’t know why she was fired. While it IS fun to speculate, unless we actively know what she’s been working on over the past several months and how she’s gone about it, it’s a little soon to assume her firing was entirely her fault. The only reason we’re able to condemn the likes of Motomu Toriyama is that we actually have projects he’s completed and comments he’s made in interviews to back them up.

    #31 2 years ago
  32. Phoenixblight

    @silkvg247

    In Texas we have a right to work law which gives the employer the power to fire you for any reason. It is one of the reasons why lot of companies flock to this state not to mention this state has the least laws for worker rights.

    #32 2 years ago
  33. DSB

    @2 Valve is a “flat” organization, which means there’s no hierarchy, no bosses, and no real titles.

    You can work on whatever you want, but you have to be able to put yourself to work and perform to a certain standard, so there’s nothing holding back your creativity and productivity, but you have a big responsibility to make use of yourself.

    Gabe Newell recently said in a lecture that one of the keys to making that work is firing people if they can’t adapt to it.

    #33 2 years ago
  34. Stephany Nunneley

    Post updated. Still no word from Valve, yet.

    #34 2 years ago
  35. Stephany Nunneley

    … and the post has, again, been updated

    #35 2 years ago
  36. TheBlackHole

    Wow. Pretty big deal that.

    #36 2 years ago
  37. LuLshuck

    First comment is gold

    #37 2 years ago
  38. Gheritt White

    Apple to buy Valve rumours in 3… 2… 1…

    #38 2 years ago
  39. salarta

    Apple to buy Valve.

    Rumours.

    #39 2 years ago
  40. A2ra3l

    iSteam? The New Counterstrike? Team Fortress mini perhaps? Or maybe, just maybe Left For Dead 2s?

    #40 2 years ago
  41. Sanwiches

    RUMOURS AND SPECULATIONS ARE UNNECESSARY. ALL OF YOU GUYS ARE GIRLS.

    #41 2 years ago
  42. Len

    More importantly, Black Hole – spill the HL3 beans! ;)

    #42 2 years ago
  43. fearmonkey

    Man… How can they fire the woman who made a commodore 64 bass guitar, seriously this woman is so awesome!

    #43 2 years ago

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    Skullgirls is a pretty amazing fighting game, but did you know it’s also a passable music creation suite? Earlier today I was idly perusing an episode of PlayStation Underground showing off Skullgirls 2nd Encore, a re-release of the indie fighter packing in loads of new features and coming to PS4 – with full cross-play! – […]

  • The many uses of Wolfenstein: The Old Blood’s pipe weapon

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood adds a sick new weapon to BJ’s arsenal: a pipe. In Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, a pipe is not just a pipe. Not only can you bash nazis with it, you can use it to climb walls, reach hatches, and even break through some walls. Plus? You can dual wield it. […]

  • Mortal Kombat X teaser gives first look at Predator

    Mortal Kombat X’s next celebrity guest was teased during the latest Kast. Today’s Mortal Kombat X Kast was mostly about all about Jason, but also included a very brief nod to Predator. You can watch the full livestream to see the tease in situ if you’re really keen, but IGN shared this convenient edit: There’s […]

  • Rock Band 4 has count-ins, drum fills and vocal harmonies

    Rock Band 4 will more closely emulate the feeling of being a real musician with some neat personalisation touches. For Rock Band 4, Harmonix elected to double down on player ownership of their experience rather than technical precision. To this end, it has implemented a number of cool new features. I am wildly envious of […]

  • Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z, Lost Planet 3 developer shuttered

    Spark Unlimited has gone down with all hands. The Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z and Lost Planet 3 developer has been shuttered and all staff laid off. Chief technical officer John Butrovich confirmed the news in a statement issued to IGN. “Spark Unlimited is closing as a video game developer. The ongoing opportunities for smaller mobile […]

  • PS Now subscription available on PlayStation 3 this month, Vita coming soon

    PlayStation Now’s all you can eat service has finally been dated for PS3. Subscriptions to PS Now, Sony’s cloud-based gaming service, will be available on PS3 from May 12 in the US. The all you can eat package will also be made available on select Bravia TVs and Sony Blu-ray players on the same date. […]

  • GTA 5 is even better with a gravity gun

    GTA 5 modders have made a dream come true, adding a gravity gun to your arsenal of mayhem-causing weaponry. GTA 5 isn’t ready for this. It looks like a heck of a lot of fun, but the poor old Los Santos po po can’t deal with the resulting carnage at all. If Rockstar were ever […]

  • “Mod makers should be able to make money from their creations,” says DOOM creator

    DOOM co-creator John Romero has weighed in on the paid mods debate. Paid mods are a hot issue right now. For years, Valve has been enabling content creators to make money from their work on Counter-strike: Global offensive, Dota 2 and Team Fortress 2, but when it partnered with Bethesda to offer the same for […]

  • Watch WRC driver Kevin Abbring smash through a DIRT Rally challenge

    WRC driver Kevin Abbring has been participating in Dirt Rally’s daily events – and kicking ass. Dirt Rally seems to have ticked one of the most difficult to attain boxes of racing development – creating something professional drivers like to play, and which rewards their years of experience. Codemasters published the video below showing Hyundai […]

  • Mortal Kombat X patch to bring PC version up to console standard

    Mortal Kombat X PC will be fixed tomorrow, NetherRealm has promised. The PC version of Mortal Kombat X has come under fire for poor performance, including stuttering frame rate and bugs as plenty. About 45 minutes into a recent Twitch stream, NetherRealm boss Ed Boon said an update will drop tomorrow to address many of […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: all new Crucible maps detailed

    Destiny’s House of Wolves DLC will add four new maps to the Crucible, the game’s competitive multiplayer mode. Let’s take a look at all of them. Alex brings you new footage showing all of the four maps that will drop with House of Wolves. He goes over the layout, landmarks, gameplay styles, and other important […]

  • Custom Xbox One Star Wars controllers look very tempting

    Microsoft is celebrating May 4 by showing off concept designs for Star Wars-themed Xbox One controllers. May 4 is of course Star Wars Day and the controller concepts you’re about to see are just that, concepts. Or at least that’s what they said they are. There are four designs and they don’t look very practical. […]

  • Project Cars launch trailer is an anthology of race cars, set to the beats of Deadmau5

    Project Cars comes out this week and there’s just enough time for one last trailer. Project Cars, Slightly Mad Studios’ ambitious racer that has been in development for ages, is finally coming out this week. The racer received plenty of changes throughout its development based on community feedback and the final product will be in […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront dev reveals planet Sullust

    Sullust, a planet that has not been previously shown, will be featured in one of Star Wars Battlefront’s maps. Star Wars Battlefront developer DICE revealed today that planet Sullust will be one of the game’s locations. The planet was mentioned in the films and other Star Wars works, but was only shown today. DICE posted […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: Tower vendor changes

    House of Wolves will change the inventory of some of Destiny’s vendors and add new roles to others. Here’s everything that has been announced so far. You know that House of Wolves will bring a new social space to the game in the form of The Reef. But did you also know that the good […]

  • Nintendo apologises for Amiibo shortages, will reissue some out-of-stock figures

    Nintendo released a statement today to apologise for fan’s frustrations in finding some Amiibo figures and promised to handle distribution better going forward. Nintendo has been criticised recently for its lack of communication when it comes to new Amiibo figures. Something which has lead fans to not know if certain figures are limited to some […]

  • Halo: MCC “a black eye for us,” Halo 5 won’t suffer the same fate, says franchise director

    The development of Halo: The Master Chief Collection was of an “outrageous complexity,” which was one of the reasons it suffered a horrible launch. None of that will happen with Halo 5: Guardians, according to Frank O’Connor. Frank O’Connor, Halo franchise development director opened up to Xbox Achievements about the difficult task of developing The […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: weapon Reforging explained

    When House of Wolves drops in a couple of weeks, you’ll be able to change the stats of some in-game weapons. This process is called ‘Reforging’. Alex goes over all the details Bungie revealed about the new Reforging system. This covers the materials you need, the weapons that can be reforged and much more. Make […]

  • GTA 5 PC: control the in-game phone with your iPhone using this mod

    GTA 5′s latest mod lets you control the in-game phone with your real-life iPhone. Reddit user Planetleak wanted to see if he would succeed in getting his iPhone to control the phone in GTA 5. He did it and has a video to prove it. It’s not a mod per-se, but it emulates mouse and […]

  • SoulCalibur dev wants to know fans’ favourite characters for “something huge”

    SoulCalibur developers are probably working on a new game, because they’re asking fans to vote on their favourite characters. Project Soul, the longtime developer of the SoulCalibur series is soliciting feedback on fans’ favourite characters. The developer said as much in a post on its Facebook page. “Calling all SoulCalibur Fans! Project Soul would like […]

  • Jason Voorhees doesn’t look out of place in new Mortal Kombat X trailer

    Jason Voorhees comes to Mortal Kombat X starting tomorrow and it’s time to celebrate his arrival. Jason Voorhees, the first DLC character for Mortal Kombat X has been given the trailer treatment. Jason is part of the game’s Kombat Pack, owners of which can start using him tomorrow, May 5. Being an iconic horror character, […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition – Dragonslayer DLC announced, free to all this week

    Dragon Age: Inquisition is getting a multiplayer expansion this week. BioWare has announced that all owners of Dragon Age: Inquisition will receive a new multiplayer expansion, for free. The expansion is called Dragonslayer and it’s centred around fighting dragons, hence the name. Three new playable characters will join the roster as you explore an all-new […]

  • Sonder is still happening, and this is the best news of the week

    Sonder is a really interesting-looking new indie adventure, which I am quite excited to remember exists. We first heard about Sonder in late 2013, when its debut trailer introduced us to a Kamai Media’s ambitious vision. In the intervening months Kamai has been hard at work on its space station management sim slash non-linear narrative […]

  • Twitter axes playable Internet Archive embeds

    The dream has died: Twitter has disabled Internet Archive game embeds. Remember how for a few days you could tweet a link to an a game on the Internet Archive and it was playable direct from that tweet? Well, Twitter has cancelled that. All those tweets now just show links. GamesIndustry suspects it has something […]

  • Lords of the Fallen, Divinity: Original Sin developers will reveal new games at E3 2015

    Lords of the Fallen developer Deck13 and Divinity: Original Sin developer Larian Studios have new projects in the works which will be revealed at E3 2015. Publisher Focus Home Interactive is behind both new games. In a French press release [PDF] spotted by RPG Codex, Focus said it will show off the two unrevealed titles […]

  • Rare game announce expected at E3 2015

    Rare’s new game will be shown off at E3 2015, apparently. Rare hasn’t announced a reveal, and neither has Microsoft, but it looks like the news has slipped out anyway. IGN cites a tweet from Rare creative director Simon Woodroffe in which he says that a new project from Rare designer Gregg Mayles will be […]

  • Batgirl expansion included in $40 Batman: Arkham Knight season pass

    Here’s what you get in the $40 Batman: Arkham Knight season pass. Batman: Arkham Knight’s season pass was announced last week, but apart from the news that it would cost a whopping $40/£33, we didn’t get many details of what it would include. Thankfully, Warner Bros. has since acknowledged the clamour this caused, as players […]

  • Star Wars Day Xbox sale discounts Force Unleashed, Lego games

    Star Wars Day is upon us, and here’s an Xbox sale to mark it. Microsoft is offering discounts on Xbox 360 games to celebrate May 4. From my desk here in Australia the sale is a bit light on content – two Lego games, plus The Force Unleashed and its DLC packs. Your mileage may […]

  • Here’s hoping this tease means we see Mass Effect at E3 2015

    Mass Effect boss Mike Gamble has shared a teaser image, which we’re more than happy to draw speculative conclusions from. The new Mass Effect game in the works at BioWare Edmonton is a mysterious beast. Judging by how long it’s been in development, it feels like we’re about due for a proper reveal, to clear […]

  • Watch almost a whole hour of Wolfenstein: The Old Blood

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood is almost here. Are you ready for old-school shooter action? Wolfenstein: The Old Blood publisher Bethesda livestreamed almost an hour of the Machine Games shooter recently, and has now uploaded the archive to YouTube. Check it out below: Wolfenstein: The Old Blood launches digitally on PC, PS4 and Xbox One on […]

  • Splatoon lacks voice chat to promote a positive online experience

    Nintendo’s multiplayer game Splatoon will not contain a voice chat option in order to “focus on the positive aspects” of online gaming. Speaking in the latest issue of Edge magazine (thanks, GamesRadar), Splatoon co-director Yusuke Amano said personal experience with negativity in online voice chat was one of the main reasons for excluding the feature. […]

  • D4 on PC: differences from Xbox One version, system specs announced

    D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die – Season 1 is coming to PC, and Access Games has provided a list of features different from the Xbox One version. We’ve pulled most of the changes off the game’s website and posted them below, along with the PC specs. D4 on PC Kinect gesture input controls replaced with […]

  • The Megalodon returns to Battlefield 4 with the latest CTE patch

    The Megalodon Easter Egg in Battlefield 4 may have been removed earlier this year from Naval Strike, but it has since resurfaced on the CTE with the latest patch. I’d make a Jaws reference, but it’s been done to death. The shark is shown in the video on the Paracel Storm map which was where […]

  • Survival horror game Kodoku has a new work-in-progress trailer

    Kodoku, the survival horror title from Carnivore Studio, has a new work-in-progress video available, showing you how the game is coming along. Announced for PlayStation 4 and Vita back in 2013, the game is slated for release sometime this year, and tasks the player with avoiding mythical Japanese ghosts using only magic and stealth. Thanks, […]

  • Current HoloLens prototype has noticeably “tighter” FoV compared to January build

    Microsoft’s augmented reality headset HoloLens is still very much in the prototype stage, according to various reports out of the Build Conference. Microsoft hasn’t discussed technical specs with the press yet as nothing is set in stone, but during a hands-on at Build, Ars Technica noticed the prototypes had a “x86 processor, 2GB RAM, 802.11ac […]

  • Silent Hills petition asking Konami to continue development has over 50,000 signatures

    A petition to save the Silent Hills game has been formed by fans in the hopes Konami will change its mind and bring the collaboration with Guillermo del Toro back from the dead. Konami confirmed on Monday the Silent Hill remake from film director Del Toro and Metal Gear’s Hideo Kojima had been cancelled, but […]

  • Attack on Titan has a US release date, title changed in EU over copyright claim

    Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains will be released under a different title in Europe, according to the publisher, and while a release date has been set for North America, the same cannot be said for fans across the pond. According to Atlus, a copyright claim in Europe has forced the company to publish the […]

  • Yooka-Laylee meets final Kickstarter Stretch Goal in less than 24 hours

    The Kickstarter for Playtonic’s Yooka-Laylee sailed beyond its final £1 million ($1.5 million) Stretch Goal overnight, which will allow for a simultaneous release on all announced platforms. Once funded, Yooka-Laylee was slated for release on Linux, Mac, PC, PlayStation 4, Wii U, and Xbox One; however, a simultaneous release on all platforms wasn’t guaranteed unless […]

  • Not a Hero will miss its May 7 release date, but not by much

    Not a Hero will miss its May 7 release date, according to an announcement from Roll7. Not to worry though, it’s only by a week. According to the developer, the delay is due to “having undergone super-secret upgrades to crank shit up to 60fps.” The extra week will provide the additional time needed for tweaking […]

  • Assassin’s Creed, The Crew, Far Cry 4, other Ubisoft titles on sale through the Humble Store

    Ubisoft has put a number of its games on sale through the Humble Store. Franchises Assassin’s Creed and Far Cry are on discount as are single release titles. The list of games on sale are below. For pricing in your region, head over to the Humble Store. Anno 2070 Complete Edition Assassin’s Creed 3 Assassin’s […]

  • Payday 2: Repeater rifle, Peacemaker pistol introduced with The Butcher’s Western Pack

    Overkill Software released the 21st DLC pack for Payday 2 yesterday, titled The Butcher’s Western Pack. The pack will run you $4.99/€4.99 and other digital distribution channels. “For our 21st DLC we go back in time to visit the Wild West and the arsenal it was known for,” said the developers. “With it we’re introducing […]