Grainger Games' founder and managing director Stephen Bowyer sent a rushed and emotional note to stores over Easter weekend ahead of administrators taking control of the business, which I've been told by reliable sources will happen today.
Loot boxes (War Chests) and nearly everything associated with them are being ripped from Middle-earth: Shadow of War.
Now that's how you support your community: three-year-old zombie game Dying Light just got an entire new prison break-in mode and level - for free!
UPDATE 29TH MARCH: Eurogamer has been reliably informed all Grainger Games' remaining 46 shops have been told, this morning, to close. They received the same closure email sent out yesterday.
Rare's jolly old pirate game Sea of Thieves has become Microsoft's fastest-selling new IP of the Xbox One generation, and is already the best-selling Microsoft Studios game on Windows 10. More than a million people played on launch day, and more than 2 million in launch week.
UPDATE 28TH MARCH: Xbox VIP Mike Ybarra clarified overnight there will be no policy change for Xbox Live, so the rules already in place there will remain the rules come 1st May.
A new Avoid as Teammate option is coming to Overwatch "as soon as possible", finally giving us some immediate power to prevent other people ruining our fun.
Ninja Theory's critically acclaimed action game and study of psychosis, Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice, is heading to Xbox. It had only previously been available on PC and PS4. And there isn't long to wait: Hellblade will be released on Xbox 11th April.
Brilliant! There's a pub in Huddersfield which offers a £30 bar tab to anyone who can get a Victory Royale in Fortnite, there and then. Reckon you could do it on a projected screen with everybody watching?
Theme Hospital was brilliant - iconic, even - so it's understandable there's lots of excitement surrounding Two Point Hospital, a spiritual successor so like the original we're getting third degree sideburns just thinking about it.
There's been the suggestion of multiplayer in CD Projekt Red's new game Cyberpunk 2077 for a while. In 2013, studio head Adam Badowski even told me "we're going to add multiplayer features", although he also said "it will be a story-based RPG experience with amazing single-player playthroughs". Regardless, that was five years ago, and a lot has happened since then.
Daydream a moment. Pause those critical voices in your head - we'll listen to them in a minute - and watch renowned actor Andy Serkis show us a character performance from a video game of the future.
Tickets for the annual EGX gaming bonanza in the UK are now on sale. The show takes place 20th-23rd September at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in Birmingham.
The wire-free Vive Focus virtual reality headset is getting a global rollout later this year, and developer kits are being sent out from today.
Trouble is brewing for independent 70-shop UK chain Grainger Games. Nervous money lenders have apparently pulled or squashed their credit offerings following Toys R Us and Maplin sinking into administration.
"PUBG Xbox One performance still isn't good enough", Digital Foundry recently declared, but the first of the 'we will fix it I promise' patches is here.
Shiver me timbers! Sea of Thieves only set sail this morning but already the legendary Kraken has been found, and killed.
Will Wright led creation of SimCity and later The Sims, then he made the very ambitious evolution-themed simulation Spore. He's someone who thinks rather big. And he's unveiled a new game called Proxi, the mobile version of which is due late 2018 (no other platforms are named).
Plenty of useful tips for newcomers and those already familiar with Sea of Thieves.
Jolly pirating game Sea of Thieves will get a Day One Patch - an, wait for it, eyepatch!
The new and improved Vive virtual reality headset - the Vive Pro - will cost £800 and will begin shipping 5th April. Pre-orders are open on the Vive website and at various retailers now.
The long awaited Star Wars Battlefront 2 progression changes have been announced and will begin rolling out 21st March.
Tequila Works' intriguing virtual reality murder mystery, The Invisible Hours, is going non-VR and multiplatform, and will come out 24th April on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.
It is confirmed: Geralt of Rivia, star of The Witcher series, will be a fighter in Soulcalibur 6. The castle grounds of Kaer Morhen will be his stage.
Ninja Theory's self-published gamble, Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice, leads the nominations for the BAFTA video game awards 2018, with nine nods including Best Game. It's been a tremendous success for the British studio, with Hellblade winning both critical acclaim and bringing in more than half-a-million sales.
In Sea of Thieves your pirate can climb into a cannon and be fired out of it, so what better way to promote the game in real life than to do the same? And why not attempt a world record in the process?
The hunky-looking Fallout 3 remade in Fallout 4 overhaul, the Capital Wasteland Project, has all of a sudden cased development.
Obsidian's new but old fashioned role-playing game Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire has been delayed a month on PC. Rather than come out 3rd April it will now be released 8th May.
Irresistible actor Jeff Goldblum will star in Frontier's new dinosaur theme park game Jurassic World Evolution.
Saddle up, cowboy, there's a Westworld video game. But I'm afraid, yes, it's a mobile game.