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Frontier "still working hard" on The Outsider, "watch this space"

Posted: 19.04.2010 by Technet2k

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David Braben of Frontier Developments, the team behind RollerCoaster Tycoon, swears they're stilling making The Outsider - honest.

Not since 2005 has the ambitious CIA thriller been blabbed about properly. Braben promises us it's "very exciting" but won't dish.

Activision: Infinity Ward goings-on "opportunity" for "rising stars"

Posted: 19.04.2010 by Technet2k

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COO Thomas Tippl of Activision has pointed out that the creative vacuum now at Infinity Ward is a great chance for "rising stars" to shine.

Acti treat its developers "extremely well" says Tippl, and jumping on the 'biggest industry franchise' is something "many would crave."

Sledgehammer will 'innovate' and "further broaden" Call of Duty IP

Posted: 19.04.2010 by Technet2k

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Activision has heaped praise on Sledgehammer Games, not an actual sledgehammer (although...), saying the team will "broaden" the base.

Right now they have 3 studios working on Call of Duty games; Infinity Ward, Treyarch and now Sledgehammer Games. It's an "innovative take".

Microsoft give near 8000 year ban for UNO player, 'exposed himself'

Posted: 19.04.2010 by Technet2k

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Corporate giant Microsoft don't like rule breakers, and think less of those who wear much less (starkers!) than the rest of us playing UNO.

A father inquired to his son's Xbox Live banning until "31/12/9999", learning from 'XBLPET Whiskey' that he'd been "exposing himself on camera".

Rumour: Crazy Taxi and Sonic Adventure to hit Xbox Live Arcade

Posted: 19.04.2010 by Technet2k

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Leaked shots show that classic Dreamcast'ers Crazy Taxi and Sonic Adventure will be joining the Xbox Live Arcade gang, including others.

Metal Slug XX, Raystorm HD, The King of Fighters 2002 and Quake Arena Arcade should be on the way too. More Dreamcast goodness please.

Might and Delight studio from Bionic Commando Rearmed dev team

Posted: 19.04.2010 by Technet2k

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The team behind side-scroller Bionic Commando Rearmed has formed a new studio, Might and Delight, with some ex-GRIN developers too.

They enjoy the "delicate simplicity" of older games, so they'll stick with retro. They aren't working on anything yet as they need IPs to plunder.

Microsoft dismiss 'more US PS3's online' claim, services dissimilar

Posted: 19.04.2010 by Technet2k

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A recent report that shows more US PlayStation 3's hooked up to the net than Xbox 360s doesn't mean much, say Microsoft, it's misleading.

Xbox 360 is the "hands-down leader" for online gaming, with 48 percent using Xbox Live. Can't really compare "no-cost" to "subscription-based".

Screenwriter James Gunn outs Natal's "exhilarating" River Rush

Posted: 19.04.2010 by Technet2k

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Another Natal game has been revealed, River Rush, which has you going down river rapids and moving about to steer; "aerobically challenging."

It's "even more exhilarating" than the dodgeball-based Ricochet, where you must hit balls at targets. Natal every night will "definitely burn calories."

Splinter Cell: Conviction rocks UK top chart, Ubi claims 1st and 2nd

Posted: 19.04.2010 by Technet2k

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Publisher Ubisoft owns both the top spots in the UK All Format chart as Xbox 360's Splinter Cell: Conviction enters 1st place, nudging Just Dance.

This is the first time Ubi has taken both slots simultaneously. Grand Theft Auto Episodes: Liberty City is third thanks to its PS3 and PC launch.

Study: Gaming has less of an impact on teenage sleep than thought

Posted: 19.04.2010 by Technet2k

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According to an Australian study, playing videogames before bed doesn't impact teens that much more than a movie does when trying to doze off.

13 boys between 14 and 18 were chosen and allowed to play 50 minutes of a game. It took 7.5 mins compared to a film's 3 mins to fall asleep.

LittleBigPlanet 2 Confirmed but not Confirmed, part deux

Posted: 19.04.2010 by JustCommunication

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Seems Sony has the water retention of a very non-retentive entity. Like Sony.

There's been another leak suggesting that the sequel to Media Molecule's LittleBigPlanet is in the works, this time from the music industry.

Square plans to 'shock' and 'stoke' us

Posted: 19.04.2010 by JustCommunication

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Speaking on a personal level, I have to say one of my favourite Square moments was when Yoichi Wada announced Final Fantasy 13 during Microsoft's press conference. It was clearly staged, but Yoichi just seemed so... cheeky, whilst doing it.

Now it seems Square as another surprise in the works for us, as one rep hints over Twitter...

Red Dead Redemption features difficulty levels

Posted: 19.04.2010 by JustCommunication

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Take a moment gamers, you're about to witness history in the making.

According the official Q&A, Rockstar's upcoming title Red Dead Redemption is going to feature... difficulty levels!

New Ghost Recon beta code-less

Posted: 19.04.2010 by JustCommunication

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Good news, 360 owners!

Those wanting to participate in the Ghost Recon: Future Soldier beta this summer will only need their Splinter Cell: Conviction discs in order to participate.

Playstation Move fighting game named

Posted: 19.04.2010 by JustCommunication

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Sony has revealed the official title for their Move-based fighting game that was announced at GDC last month. Say hello to The Fight: Lights Out.

"We've conducted a ton of motion capture to ensure that every punch, every hit reaction, every dirty move and every hard-hitting knockout makes the player feel right in the thick of the action," writes producer John McLaughlin.

New Doctor Who game dated

Posted: 19.04.2010 by JustCommunication

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The BBC has confirmed the release date for the first episode in their brand new Doctor Who game: The Adventure Game.

The first of four 'episodes' will be available for download free on the PC, and takes place in rather war-torn London during the 1960's. Not historically accurate, as you can imagine, so it's up to the Doctor and Amy to find out why.

Microsoft to investiage sweatshop claims

Posted: 19.04.2010 by JustCommunication

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The clothing industry is not the only one who suffers from exploited labour, it seems.

Following a report by the National Labour Committee on one of its factories in China, Microsoft have stated that they will be investigating the situation...

New Zealand PR stunt gets Police involved

Posted: 19.04.2010 by JustCommunication

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What's better than a creative PR stunt? A creative PR stunt gone wrong.

An armed Police response was made to Auckland's Viaduct Basin in New Zealand, a popular nightlife area, last Friday when a man was spotted pointing a gun at patrons.

Crytek working "very closely" with Move and Natal, eyes up 3D too

Posted: 16.04.2010 by Technet2k

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Crysis developer Crytek has confirmed they're "working very closely" with both Microsoft and Sony regarding their fancy motion control techs.

The studio is keen on 3D technology as they take it "very seriously" as well, noting its depth perception makes FPS "a lot more enjoyable."

Pachter expects another "10-20 employees to depart" Infinity Ward

Posted: 16.04.2010 by Technet2k

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The Modern Warfare studio Infinity Ward has been rocked with staff departures recently, with 13 tallied so far, and more are expected to flow forth.

Analyst Michael Pachter says "another 10-20" will walk over "next few months." Acti will restock with "skilled developers" though, so no worries.