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EA dates Need for Speed World for 20th July

Posted: 27.05.2010 by PRBot

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EA today announced that Need for Speed World, the massively multiplayer online action racing game, will go live on July 20, 2010.

Need for Speed World thrusts gamers into an enormous, socially-connected white-knuckle Need for Speed experience featuring an all-new power-up system and deep RPG style progression.

Wargaming.net releases full development trees for World of Tanks

Posted: 27.05.2010 by PRBot

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Wargaming.net gives insight into World of Tanks level-up and upgrade systems by unveiling an updated outline of American, German and Soviet tank fleets. The tech trees illustrate development options for each class of military hardware presented in the game and provide various research paths with sequences of models the player will have to acquire on the way to his "dream" tank. Final version of the development trees also includes a list of premium tanks and captured vehicles available for purchase.

O-Games Announces John "The Lion" Daly at E3 showing off ProStroke Golf

Posted: 27.05.2010 by PRBot

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O-Games is proud to announce that none other than John Daly himself will be in the O-Games booth at this year's E3 demoing John Daly's ProStroke Golf! "The Lion" will be on hand, challenging players to "Grip it and Rip it" and showing off the innovative ProStroke control. Announced last week, John Daly's ProStroke Golf is coming to Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system for Microsoft, PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system and PC this fall.

Blizzard is at a "constant risk" after last 5 years "explosive growth"

Posted: 27.05.2010 by Technet2k

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Co-founder Frank Pearce of Blizzard has warned that they face "a constant struggle every day" to make sure they stay on track organisationally.

Such has been the success of World of Warcraft that Blizz finds itself with "lots of room for improvement." Has no "sense" of family anymore.

Eden Studios' Test Drive Unlimited 2 out September 21st, says Atari

Posted: 27.05.2010 by Technet2k

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Publisher Atari has announced that developer Eden's open driving world of Test Drive Unlimited 2 releases in the shops this September 21st.

It will also pack preorder goodies like a new game mode involving gambling and some rather sporty cars, depending on the retailer you choose.

Sledgehammer want recruits for Call of Duty "first-person shooter"

Posted: 27.05.2010 by Technet2k

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Activision's Sledgehammer Games is looking for new developers to join the studio to work on a first-person shooter in the Call of Duty franchise.

A slew of job ads have gone up looking to swell their ranks in Foster City, California. Recently a number of trademarks went for Call of Duty.

Team 17's Alien Breed Evolution on Steam and PSN this summer

Posted: 27.05.2010 by Technet2k

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Well okay technically it won't be because they've renamed it Alien Breed Impact, and it comes with better customisation, co-op and prologue.

They listened to fans of the XBLA release and improved the game with Impact "in many areas," which should give us "much tighter gameplay" for all.

Blizzard want their teams "focused on content" not "anti-piracy"

Posted: 27.05.2010 by Technet2k

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Using DRM for PC releases to combat piracy is "really a losing battle" says Blizzard, because the community is "always so much larger".

Either because they want free stuff, or it's "a curiosity for them," groups of people will break DRM technology. Blizz prefer to stick with 'cool content'.

Star Wars: The Old Republic is EA's "largest R&D project" there is

Posted: 27.05.2010 by Technet2k

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Have no doubt in your mind, the sheer amount of cash that publisher EA is injecting into BioWare's MMO Star Wars: The Old Republic is huge.

It's the biggest financial project EA has "ever undertaken" in getting a title to retail. They're "intentionally" keeping a release date very, very vague.

Puzzle Quest 2 heading to XBLA on 23rd June

Posted: 27.05.2010 by JamieSI

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Namco Bandai has announced that Puzzle Quest 2 will be released for Xbox Live Arcade on 23rd June, 2010 in Europe.

Puzzle Quest 2 features its hallmark blend of match-3 gem matching and fantasy, with a simple but meaningful role playing experience where players can choose any of four character classes; War Mage, Inquisitor, Barbarian or Assassin. Each character class provides interesting twists during multiple play-throughs as players reclaim the once peaceful village of Verloren from the evil clutch of the demon Gorgon.

CCP release EVE Online's Tyrannis expansion, planet rush ensues

Posted: 27.05.2010 by Technet2k

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It finally arrives for the many Eve Online fans, the chance to pinch a planet's resources. It's always been the dream of man to strip mine worlds.

Now you can thanks to the free Tyrannis add-on which lets players scan surfaces, plant structures and siphon deposits in the name of profit.

Gearbox lays claim to 'Z-Day' trademark, mentions games and films

Posted: 27.05.2010 by Technet2k

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Borderlands developer Gearbox has pitched their flag on Z-Day, according to the US Patent and Trademark Office. It covers games and films too.

No word on what the 'Z' stands for but some are saying it goes well with zombie. Gearbox is a busy bee with 3 unannounced projects on the go.

Ambassadors of Fate Now Available for Sony Online Entertainment's PoxNora

Posted: 27.05.2010 by PRBot

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WHAT: The Ambassadors of Fate have arrived on the island of Maljara and will undeniably change the world of PoxNora. In addition to an epic storyline and new runes, this release introduces the PoxNora tournament system. A new tournament lobby will feature themed events and allow players to take their gameplay to an entirely different level. Players will also be able to participate in free, single elimination tournaments using a chess clock system, ensuring that battles will be fast and aggressive.

Batman: Arkham Asylum 2 is actor Mark Hamil's last as The Joker

Posted: 27.05.2010 by Technet2k

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Terrible news for Mark Hamil as The Joker fans, because Rocksteady's Batman: Arkham Asylum 2 is his last performance as the criminal fiend.

This could mean The Joker meeting his end in Arkham Asylum 2 but Hamil wouldn't be tricked into revealing anything. It's Hamil's "last hurrah."

James Cameron and Mother Nature both "helped shape" Killzone 3

Posted: 27.05.2010 by Technet2k

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According to the cover of GamePro's next magazine issue, developer Guerrilla Games has had some inspiration from Avatar man James Cameron.

Also Mother Nature played a role too, and let us not forget those fascist Nazi Germans. They all influenced the "creative direction" of Killzone 3?

Rumour: Natal to price at $149 for a tentative October 26th release

Posted: 27.05.2010 by Technet2k

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Sources claim that Microsoft's Natal will be going for $149 in the US this October, and may see the 26th although it could shift easily by then.

Pricing elsewhere will be determined by other factors, like exchange rates, meaning right now it would cost about GBP 100 at UK retailers.

Title Update 6 for Gears of War 2 out now, adds in Social Matches

Posted: 27.05.2010 by Technet2k

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Developer Epic Games and Microsoft have announced that the latest Title Update for Gears of War 2 is finally out the door, sprinkling goodness.

Social matches allow users to jump in and out of matches easily, and social matchmaking lets parties join in new or ongoing games. Go get it.

Jagex and Bigpoint bring Runescape to Germany and France

Posted: 27.05.2010 by PRBot

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Jagex Games Studio, worldwide leaders in browser-based video games, and Bigpoint GmbH today announced their partnership to launch RuneScape and other great Jagex titles into Bigpoint's game portal for players in Germany and France. RuneScape will be the first title to benefit German and French audiences as it is a three-time Guinness World Record winner for the world's largest free-to-play Massively Multiplayer Online Game.

Current PSN services "will remain" free, premium info "very soon"

Posted: 27.05.2010 by Technet2k

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Sony will spill their premium details for PlayStation Network "very soon" says Andrew House, SCEE president. PSN will still be free to all.

They won't start charging subscriptions for multiplayer matches it means. This premium service will "sit alongside" the free offerings on PSN.

A World of Keflings To Bring Avatar Props In Game

Posted: 27.05.2010 by PRBot

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In November 2008 A Kingdom for Keflings became the first title on the Xbox 360 to allow gamers to bring their avatar into a game as a fully playable character. Following suit, the game's developer NinjaBee announced that the Keflings sequel, A World of Keflings, will become the first game to allow players bring their avatar's props into the game world.