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In Other News – 26 June 2014

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The fighting had been brutal. After three intense days in the field, the Lazygamer platoon was feeling confident and ready for action. Then without warning, a barrage of Thursday mortar fire came down on us harder than a weight watchers club on a shoddy platform. With my legs ruined, I shouted at my squad to leave me behind and head for friendly Friday territory, only to discover that I had been deserted a long time ago already by the buggers…

In Other News: Nintendo could get witchier in the future, Steam has a green light for 75 more games, the Road Not Taken plots a course for PC and PS4, Hearthstone is rather Twitchy and the greatest movie cars in all of film history.

Here’s the news that we didn’t post today, because we were too busy converting an Uno Fiat into a Batmobile.


First images of Charlie Brooker as a Nazi in Sniper Elite 3
Xblaze Code Embroyo is the Blazblue game that you didn’t know you wanted
inFamous First Light release date revealed
Hearthstone, Counter-Strike GO are the most watched games on Twitch
Steam greenlights 75 more games
Bayonetta 3 could happen under Nintendo
Road Not Taken hitting PS4 and PC on August 5
World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor welcomes you to the jungle


The 28 most underrated games of the last console generation
After delaying DriveClub, Evolution is back on track with its PS4 debut
This amazing looking He-Man game is going to get shut down fast
A history of videogame hardware: Sony PlayStation 2


SAcred 3 – CG trailer
Killing Floor 2 – Zed trailer
Tribal Wars 2 – Closed beta

What’s on at The Movies

Top List Thursday Gear – Top Ten Movie Cars
Writer Dean Devlin explains why Stargate is being rebooted
Check out this Dumb and Dumber To international trailer at 12 o’ clock
Shane Black’s Predator won’t be a reboot, but a sequel instead
New images and a turbocharged synopsis for Mad Max: Fury Road ride into town
This first teaser trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 is an elegant system
History is violent in this first trailer for David Ayer’s Fury

Model: Megan Skye Strydom

Last Updated: June 26, 2014


  1. Sweet baby jesus. This is the hottest SA model I’ve seen in a long time. SA girls ftw!


    • HvR - Still dislikes Random.or

      June 26, 2014 at 16:36

      • Skyblue

        June 27, 2014 at 09:11



    • Skyblue

      June 27, 2014 at 09:11



  2. Liquid Kaz (Umar)

    June 26, 2014 at 16:32

    Cute top


  3. Weanerdog

    June 26, 2014 at 16:36

    Damn ninjas peeling onions again


    • HvR - Still dislikes Random.or

      June 26, 2014 at 16:54

      Stupid ninjas added something to coffee as well, big lump in my throat.


      • CAE9872

        June 26, 2014 at 17:14

        Is that where your lump sits?


        • ToshZA

          June 26, 2014 at 17:19

          It isn’t his lump.


        • Sk3tz0

          June 26, 2014 at 17:28

          thats not a lump its her adam’s apple o0


          • CAE9872

            June 26, 2014 at 17:45


    • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

      June 26, 2014 at 18:23

      What’s with these ninjas and their smoke bombs making my eyes tear up :'(


  4. Sk3tz0

    June 26, 2014 at 17:24

    Heartstone is uber fun.. Anxiously awaiting the Naxxramas expansion.. HURRY THE FK UP BLIZZARD!!!


  5. Brian Murphy

    June 26, 2014 at 19:08

    Man, the doom train for Crytek keeps on rolling:

    40 employees have left and studio can’t bring in replacements quick enough, source claims

    A number of staff at Crytek UK have not been paid their full salary since April 21st, a source connected to the matter has told Develop.

    The source, who has ties with the studio, said since April, employees had received small payments of around £700 last month. At the time they had been told a deal was being made to secure money from Deutsche Bank, but that was since delayed.

    A further payment was paid on June 16th, with staff then told to expect payment on Friday, June 27th. Our source claims however “this now looks like it won’t happen either”.

    Crytek UK is currently working on Homefront: The Revolution under what been a team of 90 developers.

    Develop understands that since work on the game began, 40 staff have left, and the issues with salaries “has added to that number”. While there has been high turnover with new recruits coming in, it was said that the team cannot hire as fast as people are leaving.

    It was also claimed that a number of staff have been promoted to senior roles recently, with such employees required to hand in three months notice if they choose to resign. These staff have also allegedly not been given pay rises “equivalent to the job role”, leading to suggestions it was a tactic to ensure staff stay on at the studio.

    As a result of these issues, morale at the studio is said to be generally low, with unhappiness particularly directed at “differences with the creative direction of the project”, as well as pay.

    Despite the staff departures, our source said that following the cancellation of Ryse 2, many developers from the Frankfurt office – where the sequel to the Xbox One launch title was to be made – are now working with Crytek UK on Homefront.

    Developers at the Germany-based office have had their own problems however, with issues apparently starting as early as last year, though at that time the UK studio was unaffected. It is not currently clear however exactly what has happened in Frankfurt.

    A Crytek spokesperson declined to comment on the matter.

    Source: http://www.develop-online.net/news/crytek-uk-staff-not-paid-full-wages-since-april/0194556


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