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More Ataribox news is here! It will reportedly ship “in late spring 2018,” Engadget’s Rachel England writes, “with an expected price tag of $250-$300.”
One hundred and seventy-three games went *poof* from Steam yesterday. All of the games “were tied to Silent Echo Studios,” Kotaku’s Nathan Grayson reports. “Valve noted that the developer was operating under a series of different accounts, which led to ‘a lot of reports and frustration from customers and other developers.’”
Oculus now has a refund policy. VentureBeat’s Stephanie Chan reports that “On the Rift, titles are eligible for refunds within 14 days of purchase and less than two hours of playtime, and on the Gear VR, they’re eligible within three days of purchase and less than 30 minutes of playtime.”
Atlus is going after PlayStation 3 emulator RPCS3 after “they promoted the program’s compatibility with Persona 5. Both the emulator and the developers’ Patreon page are affected,” Polygon’s Allegra Frank reports. You can find Atlus’s full statement here and RPCS3’s response on Reddit here.
The tribute DLC in Middle-earth: Shadow of War to late Monolith executive producer Michael Forgey will now be free after concerns were raised over where the money from the DLC was going. “Warner Bros. has apologised for the way it handled the controversial Shadow of War Forthog Orc-Slayer DLC and offered refunds to those who bought it,” Eurogamer’s Wesley Yin-Poole reports.
Gfinity is $9.4 million richer after a successful “funding round following the release of nearly 26 million shares,” GamesIndustry.biz’s Haydn Taylor reports. “Chief executive Neville Upton said the investment would enable Gfinity to ‘sustain our momentum to becoming a global leader in esports.’”
Stardew Valley will soon have a release date for Nintendo Switch after “Publisher Chucklefish’s CEO, Finn Brice, stated on Twitter that the version has been ‘approved,’” GameSpot’s Oscar Dayus writes.
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds “has overtaken Overwatch as the No. 2 game in PC Bang play rates,” Slingshot Esports’ Andrew Kim reports. “Based on the average gameplay rates from PC Bangs for the past week collected by Gametrics, PUBG came in at 17.53 percent, beating Overwatch by almost 2 percent, and trailing only League of Legends (25.9 percent).”