EA fires Apex Legends lead designer over past sexist and racist remarks

Daniel Klein, a lead game designer on the battle royale shooter Apex Legends, has been fired from his position by Electronic Arts and Respawn...
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Apex Legends boss addresses developers suffering work-from-home burnout and crunch

The Apex Legends subreddit had a little tire fire this past Friday as a result of a Glassdoor review of developer Respawn Entertainment that...

Gaming companies from Blizzard to Daybreak stand in solidarity with Black Lives Matter

Update: We've been updating the end of this piece with all the online gaming studio statements we can find this week. Sony has apparently decided...

MMO Business Roundup: Valve is shopping around Dota 2’s top tourney

Time for another quick roundup of a bunch of MMO-adjacent businessy stories that were drowning in our busy Thursday newsroom! The International: Valve is raising...

Apex Legends’ latest event is all about Wraith the Voidwalker

Wraith mains, these next few days are all about you. Apex Legends is hosting a new event called Voidwalker for the next two weeks...

TV networks block Apex Legends esports tourney broadcast following mass shootings

In what is being explained as a move of "respect for the victims and all those impacted" by recent mass shooting events in Texas...
Order from disorder.

Apex Legends kicks off its second season with an altered arena and a new legend

The Apex Games are back in full swing, as Apex Legends has just kicked off its second season. Dubbed Battle Charge, the new season...
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Over 777,000 Apex Legends cheaters have been banned as Respawn cracks down

In last week's Apex Legends developer blog, Project Lead Drew McCoy said that the Respawn Entertainment team has been hard at work trying to...

Apex Legends devs discuss season 2, content cadence, and avoiding development crunch

Although the frankly obscene amount of hype that surrounded Apex Legends in the weeks following its launch earlier this year has subsided to more...
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Apex Legends kicks off its first season today with battle pass and Octane

The first season of Apex Legends officially begins today with the release of the premiere battle pass and the addition of the game's first...
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Apex Legends developer reminds players that datamined information is not a development roadmap

Gosh, people really do seem to love Apex Legends, and with that comes the natural human impulse to dig around in the game's data files...
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Apex Legends outlines balance changes as well as the philosophy of balance

Balance is a tricky beast in a game like Apex Legends, and that's the core of the philosophy behind Respawn's overall approach to changes. The...

Apex Legends just secured its 50 millionth player

Respawn and EA announced this morning a big milestone for surprise battle royale hit Apex Legends: It's just racked up its 50 millionth player. Like...
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There’s far too much hitbox around Pathfinder in Apex Legends

Hitboxes are tricky things in any sort of competitive game. Broadly speaking, hitboxes are the spaces around a character that can be hit by...
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Apex Legends grows to 25 million players, announces exclusive Valentine’s Day loot

It wouldn't have been unreasonable to think that Apex Legends had hit its stride a few days ago when it announced that it had...
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Apex Legends continues to grow, reaching 10 million players in 72 hours

Newly released battle royale title Apex Legends announced the other day that it had amassed 2.5 million players and hit 600,000 concurrent players within...

Titanfall dev’s new Apex Legends battle royale title snagged 1M players on day one

We don't really cover Titanfall around here, but you might be interested all the same in Respawn's new battle royale set in the same...

MMO biz roundup: The voice actor strike, e-sports crime, CCP VR, Crowfall, and new acquisitions for Tencent, EA, and Nexon

Let's end the week talking about money. What could go wrong? The year-long video game voice actor strike is finally fully over, as more...

Landmark devs: Respawning is working as designed

Addressing complaints that respawning mobs and resources are broken in Landmark, Daybreak came out today to say that, on the contrary, everything is working...