Big Fish Games has communicated to its affiliate members that several Digital Chocolate and Sandlot Games titles are being removed from their service on October 1st. The games already appear to be unavailable to purchase but if you previously bought one you may still be able to download it by logging into your account. Almost
After requesting a subpoena from a federal judge to reveal the identities of 100 Steam users who maligned their products, Valve has chosen to remove all of Digital Homicide Studios’ titles from the Steam platform. Digital Homicide alleges that the users in question caused “personal injury” to him, the studio and its products through negative
At one time Interplay was a leading developer and publisher of PC and console video games on par with Electronic Arts and Activision. But after nearly going bankrupt, being acquired by Titus Software, settling a handful of lawsuits and launching a troubled Kickstarter the controlling parties have decided to sell off Interplay’s assets and IPs.
Renegade Kid, one of the oldest indie studios I can personally think of, have announced that they’re shutting down the business after nearly ten years in the industry. Fortunately, this wasn’t due to any irreconcilable differences and co-founders Jools Watsham and Gregg Hargrove’s friendship and respect are still intact. So why the split? In an
Over the past week Ubisoft has announced that it will be closing the books on four of its free-to-play titles and retiring online services for eight others. Shutting down on October 25th are The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot, Tom Clancy’s EndWar Online and Might & Magic: Duel of Champions (already gone on consoles and
It may be years away from a delisting but the newest Ghostbusters game from Activision for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Steam just made The Watch List. The developer, FireForge Games, has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy amid a spiraling legal scandal that’s totally unrelated to Ghostbusters. Kotaku and GamesIndustry.biz can fill you in on
After shutting down the development of Disney Infinity in May — along with the game’s developer Avalanche Software — the company announced their roadmap for the title’s availability and online services on Friday, July 29th. The timeline that Disney released is self-explanatory but the big news two-fold. Firstly, the PC, iOS, Android, Amazon, Apple TV,
With the release of Pokémon Sun and Moon in November Nintendo is restructuring the existing Pokémon Global Link system that has been in operation since 2013. Support for Pokémon Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire, Pokémon X and Y will be terminated in late October but some features will remain. The official site has all the details
When Microsoft announced the termination of Xbox Fitness for Xbox One at the end of June they were met with legitimate outcry by its users. According to the announcement even previously purchased workouts would be inaccessible when the service is shut down on July 1st, 2017. Commentors were directed to contact Xbox Support to inquire
UPDATE July 6th, 2016: Sega of America and Atlus USA announced today a new partnership with Deep Silver who will publish “the wide array of future titles for both physical and digital” in European and PAL territories. The wording is very future-forward however and PR copy goes out of its way to say “the past
Monday morning, June 27th, Trek Industries was made aware that their sci-fi action shooter ORION had been removed from Steam. According to a statement from David Prassel posted to the Steam Community page for ORION: Prelude — a precursor to ORION proper — the game was removed after Activision filed a DMCA takedown request. As
Microsoft Studios announced on Monday, June 27th in a blog post that the Xbox Fitness app on Xbox One would be shutting down in just over a year on July 1st, 2017. Effective immediately, the sale of in-game content has been stopped but previously purchased workouts will remain available through the end of the service.