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Sony passed on Natal tech, "wouldn't work reliably" for their needs

Posted: 30.03.2010 by Technet2k

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Dr Richard Marks of Sony America R&D reveals that the cost of Natal's 3D camera and its lack of "new experiences" offered, kept them away.

He likes the "technology part of it", and it did allow the team to do "more robust" things than the EyeToy, but it "didn't really enable" many new things.

Hacker looking into "a safe way" of keeping Linux for PlayStation 3

Posted: 30.03.2010 by Technet2k

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Sony's planned April 1st firmware update for PlayStation 3 will remove 'OtherOS' support for the pre-Slim consoles, making Linux PS3 gamers sad.

Coding 'enthusiast' Geohot however, the guy behind the iPhone jailbreak, says he will look into finding a way to "retain OtherOS support" safely.

Just Cause franchise "to live as long as" Avalanche, hopes studio

Posted: 30.03.2010 by Technet2k

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Right now Just Cause 2 owns the UK top spot, and Avalanche boss Christofer Sundberg says we "shouldn't be surprised" by a third game.

The Avalanche team "lives and breathes" their island sandboxer, and wouldn't want other developers handling it as it "would spoil" the IP.

Browser MMO micro-transactions on the rise?

Posted: 30.03.2010 by JustCommunication

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A new report is suggesting that the purchase of in-game items from free-to-play online titles is on the rise.

This new study, from DFC Intelligence and in-game item seller Live Gamer, revealed that 88 percent of respondents to their survey said that they had purchased...

A "great time" to be a PC gamer says Fallout 3 dev, thanks to digital

Posted: 30.03.2010 by Technet2k

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Production director Ashley Cheng of Bethesda Game Studios admits that while he doesn't "play games on PC much", it's never been a better time.

Services like Steam and Good Old Games make the greatest titles available "at your fingertips, and cheap, too." It's our very own 'Netflix'.

Sega dates After Burner Climax for XBLA Apil 21st, day later for PSN

Posted: 30.03.2010 by Technet2k

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Clear blue skies and aerial action in After Burner Climax arrives on Xbox Live Arcade April 21st, and on April 22nd for PlayStation Network.

Retro goodness with 3 planes and 20 stages to blast through and it'll cost $10 or 800 MSP. Non-stop explosions of nostalgia guaranteed.

Battlefield 1943 hits 1 million sales over XBLA

Posted: 30.03.2010 by JustCommunication

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It's barely been nine months since EA released it's mini-Battlefield title Battlefield 1943, and already it's grown to become the fastest selling game on Xbox Live.

"The reception of Battlefield 1943 continues to amaze us, even months after the game was released,"
said producer Gordon Van Dyke...

Rumour: Official 360 USB Memory sticks come with hefty price tags

Posted: 30.03.2010 by JustCommunication

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Following the recent announcement that the 360 would soon be able to support USB flash drives, rumours have surfaced about the pricing of the official peripherals.

According to some retail listings that can be found at Gamestop, an 8GB stick will cost $40, while a 16GB stick is priced at $70.

Take-Two Settling San Andreas Lawsuites

Posted: 30.03.2010 by JustCommunication

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You all remember GTA: San Andreas right? Especially that scene...

Well if you ever filed a claim against Take-two for being offended by that infamous piece of code, then a check for an amount between $5 - $35 may be on its way to you.

Bioware squashes SWTOR console rumours

Posted: 30.03.2010 by JustCommunication

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Bioware has quashed rumours that their upcoming Star Wars MMO - The Old Republic - will be coming the 360.

The rumour started after a leaked GAME retail listing showed a 360 version in its 2011 product line-up...

More Game Room games coming April

Posted: 30.03.2010 by JustCommunication

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Retro fans wanting to get stuck into Microsoft's new virtual arcade will have to be patient.

Speaking on the official Xbox forums, a community manager warned that no new games will be added until the service until late April.

And the Bioware countdown reveals... [UPDATE]

Posted: 29.03.2010 by JustCommunication

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So Bioware's own countdown has come to a close. After a brief period of breakage, the dust from too much internet traffic finally cleared to reveal some kind of competition/auction.

Dubbed the 'Bioware Bazaar', this community event aims to show the company's appreciation for its fans...

THQ: Red Faction 4 story "way more intense", different "but similar"

Posted: 29.03.2010 by Technet2k

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Danny Bilson of THQ, VP of Core Games, has spilled that the yet to be unveiled Red Faction 4 is a "combo" of the old and the new way of things.

The fourth "goes back underground" unlike the topside open world of Guerrilla. To have elements "that have never been" in Red Faction.

Bungie built "massive military campaign" for Halo: Reach, then story

Posted: 29.03.2010 by Technet2k

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Developer Bungie has revealed how for Halo: Reach they had a "very small team just after Halo 3", so they made a huge planet-wide campaign.

It was so they could understand all that was happening, and begin to draft the story. They made "completely independent" and crazy missions.

Rumour-mill: Star Wars The Old Republic heads for the Xbox 360?

Posted: 29.03.2010 by Technet2k

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According to the leaked internal Xbox 360 release schedule for UK retailer GAME, BioWare's MMO Star Wars The Old Republic could hit it.

EA's Frank Gibeau said they were "definitely looking at" the possibility back in 2008, "without question." Can BioWare accomplish the feat?

Downsized Games defend EA 'boss dissing' iPhone title BulleTrain

Posted: 29.03.2010 by Technet2k

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Ex-EA developers that were laid off from Pandemic started up Downsized Games and went to work on their first videogame project, BulleTrain.

The player used to run a "small shipping company" before a hostile takeover by "Elaborate Acquisitions", and now it's time for "pinkslips, in blood".

Ninja Theory's "secret project" enters pre-production, "pretty big"

Posted: 29.03.2010 by Technet2k

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Tameem Antoniades, co-founder of Ninja Theory, reveals they've got "a full scale" project just entering pre-production and it's "still top secret".

The team has no doubt it's "gonna be awesome," and it's not going to handhelds or releasing as a digital title. Heavenly Sword 2, maybe?

Naughty Dog showcases Uncharted 'missing chapter' at PAX East

Posted: 29.03.2010 by Technet2k

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Uncharted: Drake's Fortune is 'missing' a bit, right after chapter 3 ends and before 4 begins, so a chapter 3.5 if you will. Naughty Dog has made it.

So when can we expect this DLC that totally 'completes' the story? Never. The studio put it together as a demonstration of MAYA framework.

Major Nelson's Xbox Live profile hacked, was "very specific" attack

Posted: 29.03.2010 by Technet2k

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Prolific Xbox 360-ite Larry 'Major Nelson' Hryb, Director of Programming for Xbox Live, has had his XBL profile hacked in a "very specific" attack.

It's back in his possession now and offensive changes have been removed, including one that advertised hacking other accounts for $100.

Harmonix lets slip 'vocal harmonies' for Rock Band 3, whilst at PAX

Posted: 29.03.2010 by Technet2k

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During the PAX East 2010 Harmonix panel, Project Lead Chris Foster starting listing off the games with harmony support... like Rock Band 3.

The developer made the omission when asking his fellows if they had revealed the 'harmonies' support, to which they boomed "no!"
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