The Sinking City Developer Frogwares Says to Not Buy the Game on Steam

The Sinking City Developer Frogwares Says to Not Buy the Game on Steam

The Sinking City has returned to Steam following its removal across multiple digital platforms, but developer Frogwares has said it did not create this version and that it does not recommend that anyone purchase it. Frogwares took to Twitter to share this update, promising that more news was on the way soon regarding their warning. “Frogwares has not created the version of @TheSinkingCity that is today on sale on @Steam. We do not recommend the purchase of this version. More news soon.” The developer wrote. [ignvideo url=”https://www.ign.com/videos/2019/06/25/the-sinking-city-review”] The Sinking City was removed from Steam, the Epic Games Store, and the digital storefronts of Xbox One and PS4 on August 25, 2020, following Frogwares’ legal disputes with publisher BigBen Interactive and Nacon. Frogwares accused these companies of repeatedly breaching contract, withholding at least €1 million in royalties, falsely implying ownership of the IP, and more. During development of The Sinking City, Frogware alleged that BigBen and Nacon would pay for production milestones around 40 days later that agreed upon. Furthermore, these companies demanded that they be given the source code for The Sinking City despite their agreement saying that they could only sell the game and that they did not own the IP. When Frogwares declined, they said BigBen and Nacon stopped providing payments for four months. [ignvideo url=”https://www.ign.com/videos/2021/02/22/the-sinking-city-playstation-5-release-trailer”] Frogwares began a legal battle with BigBen and Nacon in August 2019 over these issues and many more, including concerns over Frogwares’ Sherlock Holmes games. The Sinking City, which is inspired by the works of horror writer H.P. Lovecraft, was released in 2019. In our review, we said, “The Sinking City’s creation of a new Lovecraftian vision paired with compelling stories, exciting environments, and memorable characters make for one of the better Cthulhu lore games I’ve played. Its commitment to tastefully updating the storytelling methods, while preserving the setting and tone of Lovecraft shines through the tedium and frustration.” [poilib element=”accentDivider”] Have a tip for us? Want to discuss a possible story? Please send an email to [email protected] Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst and on Twitch.
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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Is Getting A Board Game

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Is Getting A Board Game

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim has been ported to just about everything at this point, including Nintendo Switch and even Amazon Alexa. But Modiphius Entertainment sees one more platform it can be on: cardboard. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – The Board Game is in the works, and it appears the company will be seeking crowdfunding to make it possible.In a listing on the crowdfunding site Gamefound, Modiphius described The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – The Board Game as an “epic cooperative board game” that will be playable by one to four players. It’s honestly baffling that it took this long for a Skyrim board game to be made at all. Continue Reading at GameSpot
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E3 2021 In-Person Event Canceled, City Tourism Board Says

E3 2021 In-Person Event Canceled, City Tourism Board Says

We were certainly hoping things would change enough for it not to be the case, but it seemed largely inevitable. E3 2021 has been canceled, at least in its traditional form, with the Board of Los Angeles Department of Convention and Tourism Development Commissioners planning some sort of digital replacement to be broadcast from the city.The news, shared by VGC and available as part of an 84-page presentation on the city’s official website, lists E3 2021 as a “canceled live event in 2021,” with potential broadcast options at LA Live and/or the Los Angeles Convention Center. The same update says the city is still working on the license for the next two years’ conferences.We did already know that the ESA was considering doing a very different sort of E3 for 2021, per a statement it gave to GameSpot earlier this month. The organization said it was “transforming the E3 experience for 2021” and added that it would share details on publishers’ involvement in the event soon.Continue Reading at GameSpot
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E3 2021 In-Person Event Canceled, Tourism Board Says

E3 2021 In-Person Event Canceled, Tourism Board Says

It’s news that isn’t particularly shocking, but it was all but inevitable. E3 2021 has been canceled as an in-person event, with the Board of Los Angeles Department of Convention and Tourism Development Commissioners planning some sort of digital replacement to be broadcast from the city. The news, shared by VGC and available as part of an 84-page presentation on the city’s official website, lists E3 2021 as a “canceled live event in 2021,” with potential broadcast options at LA Live and/or the Los Angeles Convention Center. The same update says the city is still working on the license for the next two years’ conferences. We did already know that the ESA was considering doing a very different sort of E3 for 2021, per a statement it gave to GameSpot earlier this month. The organization said it was “transforming the E3 experience for 2021” and added that it would share details on publishers’ involvement in the event soon.Continue Reading at GameSpot
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Valheim: How to Get Honey and Craft Your Own Beehives

Valheim: How to Get Honey and Craft Your Own Beehives

Typically used as the primary ingredient to craft Mead-based recipes such as Frost Resistance, Poison Resistance, and Stamina-based potions, Honey plays an integral part in your survival during the later stages of Valheim.
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Pokemon 25: The Album Set to Feature Katy Perry, J Balvin, and Post Malone

Pokemon 25: The Album Set to Feature Katy Perry, J Balvin, and Post Malone

The Pokemon Company has announced that Pokemon 25: The Album will be released in Fall 2021 and will feature Katy Perry, J Balvin, Post Malone, and more. This new album is part of the celebration of Pokemon’s 25th anniversary, and J Balvin was confirmed to be joining the project following the global virtual Pokemon music concert starring Post Malone. [ignvideo url=”https://www.ign.com/videos/2021/02/11/pokemon-pokemon-day-virtual-concert-with-post-malone-announce-trailer”] During the concert, Post Malone performed a cover of Only Wanna Be With You by Hootie & the Blowfish that was remixed with the Ecruteak City theme from Pokemon Gold and Silver. Katy Perry, J Balvin, Post Malone, and one more surprise guest will each release a song that is inspired by the Pokemon franchise, and each song’s release will be joined by a music video and “an exclusive merchandise collection celebrating each artist and Pokemon.” There will also be other songs from some of the “buzziest new artists from around the world,” and these songs will be released in “very ‘Pokemon’ ways.” [ignvideo url=”https://www.ign.com/videos/2021/02/26/25-years-of-pokemon-celebration”] Pokemon 25: The Album will be released by Universal Music Group’s Capitol Records later this year and will features a total of 14 songs. This new album is one of the many ways The Pokemon Company is celebrating this 25th anniversary, and follows the reveals of Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Brilliant Pearl, Pokemon Legends: Arceus, and much more. [ignvideo url=”https://www.ign.com/videos/2021/02/26/pokemon-brilliant-diamond-shining-pearl-official-trailer”] [poilib element=”accentDivider”] Have a tip for us? Want to discuss a possible story? Please send an email to [email protected] Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst and on Twitch.
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