Microsoft’s Mass Layoffs Hit 343 Industries Which Will No Longer Make Halo Games, But Will Only Oversee Outside Development

As per the latest report, Halo developer 343 Industries is being taken off of active development of the franchise and new games in the series will be created by third-party studios, but the good news is that they will still continue to take on a parental role for Halo, overseeing new games and content while working on maintaining the game’s engine.

Also, veteran developer Joseph Staten has also reportedly exited the studio and will rejoin Xbox Publishing.

This is as per the information shared by Halo leaker Bathrobe Spartan, who has a solid track record for leaking inside information.

But, official confirmation is still awaited.

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Watch The Fun Trailer of Polite Society – A Super Fun Flick

A merry mash up of sisterly affection, parental disappointment and bold action, Polite Society follows martial artist-in-training Ria Khan who believes she must save her older sister Lena from her impending marriage.

After enlisting the help of her friends, Ria attempts to pull off the most ambitious of all wedding heists in the name of independence and sisterhood. This movie is directed by first-time feature director Nida Manzoor and stars Priya Kansara as Ria, with Ritu Arya, Nimra Bucha, Akshay Khanna, Seraphina Beh, and Ella Bruccoleri.

Polite Society will hit theaters on April 28th, 2023.

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Watch The Terrifying Look of Willem Dafoe As The Joker

This is an incredible video, where the artist has spent more than 300 hours to create this Joker bust sculpting, molding, casting, painting, and editing this video. It is not meant to be a tutorial, and was made more for entertainment purposes only.

Just watching this video I am hoping we can see him soon playing this legendary role.

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Director Casey Hudson’s Wait Is Finally Over After 16 Years – Mass Effect’s Top Gun Easter Egg Has Been Discovered

Former Mass Effect director Casey Hudson was waiting for a long time for someone to notice this eater egg.

Miss Snizzabelle, one of the Mass Effect fan commented over twitter on how similar the Mass Effect design is to the opening spread of text from Top Gun, the 1986 film that starred Tom Cruise as the hotshot fighter jet pilot.

But looks like this was no coincidence, as former Mass Effect director and current CEO of Humanoid Studios Casey Hudson confirmed the link and tweeted – “Finally someone noticed this! I’ve been waiting so long.”

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Microsoft Is Now Scaling Back – Lays Off 10,000 People

In the latest round of layoff, Microsoft has cut down more then10,000 employees, which amounts to less than 5% of the company’s total workforce of more than 220,000. This layoff will start from today and will go on till the third quarter of fiscal year 2023. This move will affect both Xbox and Bethesda and also Microsoft’s wider teams at large.

According to The New York Times, Microsoft hired more than 75,000 people since 2019 to help meet demand for the growing interest in online services and cloud computing due to the onset of the pandemic.

This was not the first layoff as Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella had earlier eliminated around 25,000 jobs between 2014 and 2015 as a result of abandoning the company’s Nokia business.

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A New Bluetooth Update in Stadia Controller Will Allow You To Use it Even After Stadia is Gone

Google has finally shut down Stadia, but as a parting gift to its users the company has rolled out a new support tool that allows owners of the Stadia Controller to use it as a Bluetooth controller.

Once the tool is installed, it will deactivate the proprietary Wi-Fi connection previously on the Stadia Controller and allow you to connect to devices that support Bluetooth Low Energy.

However this offer is available for a short time only. Stadia Controller users will have time until December 31, 2023, to update the controller so it can use Bluetooth mode.

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Elden Ring Became The Only Game To Win In Multiple Categories in New York Game Awards 2023

Elden Ring won both Game of the Year and the Best World awards in The New York Game Awards 2023. The show also honored Microsoft Gaming and head of Xbox Phil Spencer with the Andrew Yoon Legend Award.

Elden Ring turned out to be the only game to win multiple categories. A lot of other games like Vampire Survivors, God of War Ragnarok, Kirby and the Forgotten Land, Immortality were also given the spotlight rightfully.

The New York Video Game Critics Circle hosted its 12th annual New York Game Awards yesterday and honored the best games, actors, esports athletes, and journalists of 2022.

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The Last Of Us Season 1 Premiere Takes The Cake As HBO’s Second-Biggest Debut Since 2010

The Last Of Us, HBO’s newest show, had a big series premiere. HBO announced today that the first episode picked up 4.7 million viewers on Sunday night. This counts viewers across traditional linear TV and via HBO Max platforms for Sunday night alone.

With 4.7 million viewers, The Last of Us is HBO’s second largest debut since 2010, only behind the Game of Thrones spinoff House of the Dragon (9.98 million) in that time.

New episodes of HBO’s The Last of Us air Sunday nights at 9 PM ET, running up to the Season 1 finale on March 12.

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Sony Announced Top 10 Most-Downloaded PSN Games For 2022

Activision’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II was 2022’s most-downloaded game on PSN in the United States and Canada and for Europe, FIFA 23 was the most-downloaded PS4 and PS5 game for all of 2022.

Here is the List of PS5 Most-Downloaded PSN Games Of 2022


1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II
2. God of War Ragnarok
3. NBA 2K23
4. Elden Ring
5. Madden NFL 23
6. GTA V
7. FIFA 23
8. Horizon Forbidden West
9. Gran Turismo 7
10. Dying Light 2


1. FIFA 23
2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II
3. God of War Ragnarok
4. Elden Ring
5. GTA V
6. Gran Turismo 7
7. Cyberpunk 2077
8. Horizon Forbidden West
9. Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
10. Dying Light 2

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