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Stellar Blade Developer Shift Up Goes Public, Institutes ESG Reports

Shift Up’s tenure as a video game studio that catered to its fans may be over. The South Korean company that made this year’s hit game Stellar Blade has just become a publicly traded company, and so far, it’s quite successful, getting $320 million in its initial public offering, according to B...

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Shift Up Planning “Possible” Stellar Blade Sequel

After its successful debut (despite the controversy over censorship because Sony seems to have decided money is the enemy), I don’t think anyone figured Stellar Blade would be a one-and-done affair, but developer Shift Up has confirmed that probably won’t be the case. In an interview with Famit...

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Stellar Blade Patch Introduces Uncensored Outfits

Have gamers won another battle against Sony? That’s in the eye of the beholder, but Mark Kern, the former Blizzard producer who goes by Grummz on social media, is declaring victory. To recap, Stellar Blade, a new game from upstart Korean developer Shift Up and distributed by Sony, features a class...

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The Aftermath of the Helldivers 2 Win

UPDATE: The screenshot posts from Kotaku writer Alyssa Mercante below were specifically about Saavy|Artist asking Arrowhead CEO Johan Pilestedt some questions, and Pilestedt answering them and thanking her for being polite in her discourse. It’s unclear whether this happened before or after Sony�...

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Gamers Backlash Hits Warhammer 40K and Stellar Blade

The backlash over recent woke gaming moves is massive. The first example is Warhammer 40K, which not only introduced female Custodes to the tabletop game’s lore but told fans who knew better that there were always female Custodes, which was just begging for the deluge of George Orwell invocations ...

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Games Journalist Tricked Into Reporting Fantastical Grummz Story

Games journalists may have developed a condition we can call GDS, or Grummz Derangement Syndrome. Grummz is the social media handle for Mark Kern, a former Blizzard producer who has been leading the charge to remove DEI and wokeness from gaming in what has been dubbed “GamerGate 2” (the real mas...

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