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Sega busy with new Virtual-On Force Xbox 360 game, full retail title

Posted: 19.05.2010 by Technet2k

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Those rascals over at Sega only went and started another countdown, to try and relentlessly tease us. Thankfully Famitsu mag spilled the beans.

A new mech game in the Virtual-On Force series is heading for Xbox 360, and not as some download title. It's a full on retail release with co-op.

Yoichi Wada plays down Xbox 360 Final Fantasy Versus XIII remark

Posted: 19.05.2010 by Technet2k

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You can practically hear the pitch forks clanking together and the torches igniting through shear rage alone - but calm yourself PS3 fan.

Square Enix boss Yoichi Wada pours ice water over anything being finalized regarding Versus XIII possibly heading for the Xbox 360.

Rumour: Job listing at EA's Visceral points to a Dante's Inferno 2?

Posted: 18.05.2010 by Technet2k

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The flames of hell are hot, and they might be getting stoked up again if an EA job listing at Visceral Games does in fact point to Dante's Inferno.

It talks of a "sequel to a major new IP" and mentions Dead Space and Dante's Inferno shortly after. Dead Space 2 we already know about...

Natal priced at $200 is "purely speculation" says Aaron Greenberg

Posted: 18.05.2010 by Technet2k

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Microsoft's top dog Aaron Greenberg has commented on the recent pricing of Project Natal by Swedish retailers, which had it around the $200 mark.

Actual pricing will release "closer to launch" says Greenberg, and retailers are "not yet aware" of pricing plans; "working hard" for holiday date.

EA and Bungie deal "just didn't come to fruition," keen for a 2nd try

Posted: 18.05.2010 by Technet2k

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Publisher EA reveals they did try in earnest to get Bungie's new IP in with the EA Partners program, but they just couldn't agree the money terms.

EA has a "very specific set of criteria" for studios to be a part of EA Partners, and they hope Bungie will consider them when they start another team.

Ubi announce Insurgency Pack DLC for Splinter Cell: Conviction

Posted: 18.05.2010 by Technet2k

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All new Deniable Ops missions are en route for Splinter Cell: Conviction May 27th, when Ubi release the Insurgency Pack for 800 MSP.

It adds new content for Archer and Kestrel with four new maps in Deniable Ops. The DLC adds in more achievements too for Xbox 360.

Creative Assembly to make Sports Title

Posted: 18.05.2010 by JustCommunication

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It seems strategy powerhouse Creative Assembly is going back to its roots. Their Brisbane studio is apparently working on an "upcoming next-gen sports title", according to a recent job listing.

Romero 'regrets and apologises' for PC Daikatana's ad campaign

Posted: 18.05.2010 by Technet2k

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Doom co-creator John Romero has now offered an apology ten years after Daikatana's 'make you my bitch' ad campaign hit us in the face.

The veteran notes the "ad changed everything" and he had enjoyed "a great relationship" with gamers up until then. Daikatana wasn't loved.

Rumour: Sony making space for PlayStation Home regions to meet?

Posted: 18.05.2010 by Technet2k

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The world is a big place and it fosters international trade - making us all filthy rich. In that spirit, Sony will support PS Home interregional mingling?

Apparently so as the Home team are developing a specific space for all regions to come together and spread idle gossip, and bilingual insults.

Dungeons & Dragons Online third biggest MMO in US, reveal NPD

Posted: 18.05.2010 by Technet2k

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Thanks to the autumn relaunch of Dungeons & Dragons Online last year, the MMO has become the third most popular according to the NPD.

It nudged ArenaNet's free-to-play Guild Wars from third, as DDO went free-to-play itself thanks to the Eberron Unlimited add-on. Runescape 2nd.

Capps: Epic "still love the PC," piracy drove them to console money

Posted: 18.05.2010 by Technet2k

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Epic Games president Mike Capps says the reason they up and left PC development was because of all that PC piracy, plundering revenues.

Six years ago they were totally a desktop studio, with about one PS2 title while "everything else was PC." They followed the money to console.

BioWare release Xbox 360 Mass Effect 2 patch, PC "in the works"

Posted: 18.05.2010 by Technet2k

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Rejoice Commander Shepards of good ship Xbox 360, because BioWare has just patched your galaxy. No more unpickupable flashing ammo!

Also expect your mineral scans to be "optimized" and Grunt's Fortification power now working properly. A patch for PC is being worked on.

Blizz call end to StarCraft II beta May 31st, prepares for final phase

Posted: 18.05.2010 by Technet2k

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In order for developer Blizzard to reach the final phase of the StarCraft II beta they first need to end the current run as changes need to be made.

Software and hardware bits need tweaking in prep for "the final phase" and for "release of the game" itself. Blizz thank dedicated beta users.

Analyst: Rockstar will unveil GTA V at E3 2010, 'won't be playable'

Posted: 17.05.2010 by Technet2k

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Jesse Divnich of analyst firm EEDAR says Rockstar Games will strut their Grand Theft Auto V stuff at this year's E3 - won't have anything playable.

We should expect "some type of teaser" for the latest GTA instalment, with 2011 a good year for it to hit? Divnich reckons so. Exclusivity not likely.

Cuthbert: PixelJunk Shooter 2 is a "proper sequel", not an add-on

Posted: 17.05.2010 by Technet2k

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Fear not PixelJunk Shooter fans because Q Games' producer Dylan Cuthbert affirms that PixelJunk Shooter 2 is a full blown sequel effort.

Its love affair with lava and water flow will be getting no expansion treatment, but a real "proper sequel" with a full reveal due next month.

LEGO Universe pre-orders now open, subscriptions get priced

Posted: 17.05.2010 by Technet2k

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The upcoming LEGO Universe MMO is now open for business, or at least for pre-orders anyway. Subscription models have been unveiled too.

As usual the first 30 days are included free but then it's time to choose a 1, 6 or 12 month payment plan - $9.99, $49.99 and $89.99 respectively.

Rumour: Sony unveil PlayStation Network "premium package" at E3

Posted: 17.05.2010 by Technet2k

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Huge news for PlayStation 3 gamers - sources claim that Sony will announce their premium services to be made on offer at this year's E3.

The array of features will apparently cost less than GBP 50 annually, with talk of one free PSN title being given away each month to subscribers.

FIFA 2010 keeps Alan Wake from UK charts top spot, Skate 3 fifth

Posted: 17.05.2010 by Technet2k

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Remedy Entertainment's Xbox 360 exclusive Alan Wake hasn't managed to become the UK number 1 in the all formats chart - FIFA 2010 keeps it.

Capcom's Lost Planet 2 enters in 3rd place with EA's Skate 3 grinding rails at 5th. Ubisoft's Just Dance is pushed 4th from 2nd - it just won't die.

Rumour: Swedish retailers list Microsoft's Natal tech around $200

Posted: 17.05.2010 by Technet2k

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Foreboding news, even if just a rumour, that Natal might actually sting the wallet if Swedish retailers are to be believed - peddling it for 1499 kr.

That translates roughly to just under $200. This flies in the face of UK sources though, which say it'll probably go for about $80 or even less.

Rockstar's Red Dead Redemption the latest title banned in UAE

Posted: 17.05.2010 by Technet2k

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No shock here as Rockstar San Diego's western action sandbox, Red Dead Redemption, has been put on the 'absolutely not' list in the UAE.

The Arab state will not permit the sale of the game so it joins others like Heavy Rain and Darksiders. Red Dead Redemption retails this week.
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