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2K Sports says "yes" to both PlayStation Move and Project Natal

Posted: 01.04.2010 by Technet2k

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Will future 2K Sports title be getting in on the next-gen motion control action? "Yes", declares marketing VP Jason Argent in an interview.

It's no surprise as the sports genre does particularly well regarding motion control, and you need only look at Nintendo Wii and its catalogue.

Sega learnt "great lessons" from Conduit, reveals sequel is on way

Posted: 01.04.2010 by Technet2k

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Big boy Sega has unveiled Conduit 2 for Nintendo Wii, a four-player co-op shooter. It supports Wii Speak just like the original game did.

Developer High Voltage is back and handling the sequel due this autumn. It carries on from the first game, adding more weapons and sprint!

Splinter Cell: Conviction's PC slip 'not linked to DRM' say Ubisoft

Posted: 01.04.2010 by Technet2k

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Publisher Ubi has denied that the two week delay to PC Splinter Cell: Conviction is anything to do with their highly controversial new DRM system.

The game was given "extra time" by the studio to "polish and debug" further. The PC version releases two weeks later than on the Xbox 360.

Smedley: The Agency MMO from Sony devs playable "within weeks"

Posted: 01.04.2010 by Technet2k

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Sony Online Entertainment boss John Smedley has teased eager fans that The Agency MMO will be strutting its stuff "very soon, like weeks."

Smedley won't give an "exact time frame" for The Agency, but noted they're "really proud" how far it's come along. Either beta or a spin-off is near.

Activision starts to spill Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions details

Posted: 01.04.2010 by Technet2k

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The new upcoming Spider-Man game from Activision, being developed by Beenox, has had some light shed on it by the publishing giant.

It takes places in four dimensions with gamers able to play as different Spideys, like The Amazing Spider-Man and Spider-Man Noir.

Sony's latest PS3 firmware is now live, removes 'Other OS' feature

Posted: 01.04.2010 by Technet2k

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April 1st is here and that means no more official support from Sony for installing 'Other OS' on the PlayStation 3, as the latest firmware blocks it.

The update isn't mandatory, unless you want to log into the PlayStation Network ever again, or play games or movies that need later firmware.

New 505 title emerges from the waves

Posted: 01.04.2010 by JustCommunication

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505 Games has announced plans to release a new Xbox 360 exclusive.

Naval Assault: The Killing Tide is a submarine game that puts you in charge of an allied sub during World War II

You will have to dodge mines, sneak past enemy ships, intercept transmissions and outwit "sophisticated AI" across 30 missions.

The current release date stands at 11th June for Europe.

Evony drops lawsuit against blogger. Much rejoicing

Posted: 01.04.2010 by JustCommunication

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Evony, that infamous web-MMO with all the ads, has finally dropped their Libel lawsuit against British games blogger, Bruce Everiss.

Bruce had been reporting on the owners of the game, Evony LLC, for a good while now, uncovering various practices and 'facts' about the game's creators.

PC sales healthier than reported, says SEGA

Posted: 01.04.2010 by JustCommunication

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SEGA believes that PC sales are not fairly reflected by industry figures.

John Clark, UK managing director for SEGA says that digital sales from places like Steam need to also be taken account for a more accurate reading.

MW2 DLC problems down to "process failure"

Posted: 01.04.2010 by JustCommunication

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Or 'Karmic Justice', as we say it in the industry.

Microsoft has stepped forward and explained what all the kerfuffle was about with yesterday's launch for the Modern Warfare 2 Stimulus Map Pack.

"Through a process failure on our part, the Modern Warfare 2 Stimulus Package was released before the Title Update (TU) for MW2 was available," explained Operations Manager Eric Neustadter.

36% of world population likes Lead & Gold

Posted: 01.04.2010 by JustCommunication

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Activision, eat your heart out.

In a press release issued not a moment ago, Paradox Interactive has confirmed that there has been unprecedented demand for their upcoming western shooter - Lead and Gold.

The pre-order sales at the moment are in the region of 2.4 billion for PC alone, which is about a third of the population of the entire world.

No plans for Geometry Wars 3, says Bizarre

Posted: 01.04.2010 by JustCommunication

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Gareth Wilson, of Bizarre Creations, has sadly confirmed that there are currently "no plans" for a Geometry Wars 3.

"Right now we don't have any plans for Geometry Wars 3 or anything," he said on Kotaku's podcast.

DICE: We don't want to charge for maps

Posted: 01.04.2010 by JustCommunication

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Seems EA DICE are taking this rivalry with Infinity Ward/Activision to a whole new level.

Speaking to Xbox World 360, senior producer Patrick Back said how, "We don't ever want to charge for our maps and insisted to EA that this attitude was crucial when it came to keeping our community happy and playing together."

Bad Company 2's second VIP map pack went live yesterday, and was free for everyone who had bought the game first hand. Unlike some.

Miyamoto: Most "afraid or scared" of gaming, still "some way to go"

Posted: 31.03.2010 by Technet2k

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Nintendo man Shigeru Miyamoto, a super veteran designer, has said how "many people" shy away from gaming tech because they're scared.

It's his "responsibility" to promote how "convenient and useful" game technology actually is. A ways to go before we "reach the level of movies".

Retailer GameStop estimates 220m total consoles owned in the US

Posted: 31.03.2010 by Technet2k

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Big time US retailer GameStop, whilst citing "reports published by NPD", has put together the total installed based for game consoles in America.

The current console generation and handhelds sit at 112m, with Xbox 360 and PS3 claiming 18.6m and 11.1m respectively. Wii and DS win.

Crytek boast they aim to set "graphical benchmark" with Crysis 2

Posted: 31.03.2010 by Technet2k

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Crytek is extremely confident of upcoming Crysis 2, and their new CryENGINE 3, saying the sequel is a "complete" experience "like no other".

The studio claim it'll have the "best graphics" and gameplay on offer to date. Strong visuals and gameplay not enough to count on "exclusively."

Microsoft has named PrimeSense as 'provider' of Natal's 3D tech

Posted: 31.03.2010 by Technet2k

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Project Natal is "based on" PrimeSense's "PrimeSensor reference design" to aid it's functionality on the Xbox 360. It's due out this holiday.

Microsoft praise them for delivering "an important component" to Natal, helping engineers with the "revolutionary controller-free" platform.

Ubisoft DRM causes trouble for Settlers 7, "especially" in Australia

Posted: 31.03.2010 by Technet2k

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More trouble for Ubisoft and their constant Internet DRM for new PC titles, like Settlers 7. The strategy game has been causing trouble for some.

Australian gamers have been getting the worst luck, by Ubi's own admission, with users complaining they can't authenticate - they can't play it.

Will Wright's project not a game, but audience participating TV show

Posted: 31.03.2010 by Technet2k

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SimCity and The Sims creator Will Wright, formerly of EA Maxis, now runs think-tank studio Stupid Fun Club. The videogame legend has an idea.

It's not a videogame project though, but rather a TV show guided by audience decisions for its storyboard and it's called 'The Creation Project'.

Capcom Europe "very pleased" to get ex-Sony man David Reeves

Posted: 31.03.2010 by Technet2k

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Former Sony Europe bigwig David Reeves is now to head up Capcom in Europe, becoming it's chief operating officer beginning tomorrow.

Hiroshi Tobisawa of Capcom Europe said they're pleased to have someone "of David's calibre," adding his expertise "will be invaluable".
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