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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.

Microsoft: "Stay tuned for Fable III PC announcement"

Posted: 14.05.2010 by Technet2k

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UPDATE: Microsoft has just responded with the following statement: "We've made no official announcements but please stay tuned."

It does look likely that Fable III will be developed for the PC.

Remember whispers about Fable III maybe heading to PC as well as Xbox 360? Well if this box art is to be believed, then it is coming to PC!

EA reveal Mass Effect 2's next DLC piece, no new crew in Overlord

Posted: 13.05.2010 by Technet2k

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BioWare have been working on Overlord for Mass Effect 2, which adds a new story on a single planet spanning 5 levels - tackling an enemy AI.

This is premium DLC, much like the last release was, so it'll cost you. No new squad mates are added, or will be ever again in future content.

Lionhead lead artist "bothered" by lack of wildlife in past Fables

Posted: 12.05.2010 by Technet2k

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John McCormack, lead artist at Lionhead Studios, has said how Fable's lack of animal diversity in its past has always bothered him a bit.

Things may change as they've "gone a little way" in improving the animal populace, but it's hard convincing AI/animation teams to work a badger.

Silverlode reveals Captains of DarkTide, a free-to-play MMORPG

Posted: 12.05.2010 by JamieSI

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Silverlode Interactive has revealed Captains of DarkTide, a free-to-play browser-based 3D MMORPG, which has been in development for over a year. The game will take place in the SAGA fantasy universe complete with elven longboats, flying fortresses and mythical beasts.

Beta signups begin today at www.playdarktide.com, where players who register will be among the first to preview Silverlode's new fantasy world. The CoDT facebook page will also give players waiting for the Beta a chance to influence the game design by participating in polls and giving feedback on proposed features.

Fable III casts Sir Ben Kingsley, "wonderful wizard" who's also King

Posted: 07.05.2010 by Technet2k

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Lionhead Studios' Fable III has another great thespian added to its voice over ranks as actor Sir Ben Kingsley is crowned King of Mist Peak.

Not only is he King but a wizard as well - almost like the man really. Videogame roles "very energising and good" for actors, thanks to diversity.

Microsoft reveal 'Darkspawn Chronicles' for Dragon Age: Origins

Posted: 05.05.2010 by Technet2k

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Surprise! You didn't think BioWare and EA were done with DLC for Dragon Age: Origins just yet did you? Darkspawn Chronicles out this May 18th.

Very little is known about this latest bundle of extra goodness, except that it "extends the life" of the original Dragon Age, not the expansion pack.

Sega details Alpha Protocol's Uniloc PC DRM, one-time activation

Posted: 04.05.2010 by Technet2k

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Publisher Sega has allayed fears for PC gamers looking forward to Obsidian's action-RPG Alpha Protocol. Its DRM is no orbital big brother.

The 'Uniloc: SoftAnchor' DRM is activated once online with limited installs for different PCs, and it gives users "full control over their license".

BioWare's Equalizer Pack DLC for Mass Effect 2 goes live today

Posted: 04.05.2010 by Technet2k

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The latest downloadable content for action-RPG Mass Effect 2 is out today, adding some new fancy armour pieces for Commander Shepard.

It's not free, costing us fans 160 MSP or 160 BioWare Points ($2). This offers the special pre-order bonus armour for everyone to suit up with.

Obsidian's cancelled Aliens RPG was practically "a finished game"

Posted: 29.04.2010 by Technet2k

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Feargus Urquhart, CEO of Obsidian Entertainment, has said that their Aliens RPG game for publisher Sega was on the cusp of being finished.

That's "how close" the team was to wrapping things up before Sega pulled the plug, it "looked and felt" ready for retail. It had robot sentries!

Blizzard banhammer "over 320,000" Warcraft III and Diablo II users

Posted: 21.04.2010 by Technet2k

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Developer Blizzard has come out swinging the mighty banhammer once again, this time targeting big time Warcraft III and Diablo II offenders.

The team note these decisions to ban "are final." First timers get their CD keys "suspended for 30 days". They want snitches for their "hacks team".

Ankama details upcoming cartoonish Slage, online-only dungeons

Posted: 20.04.2010 by Technet2k

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Ankama Games, developer of MMO Dofus, have unveiled a Diablo-inspired dungeon crawler that takes a cartoony visual spin in 3D.

It's online-only for the dungeon randomiser, complete with over-the-top gore and 12 character classes. It supports teams of fours.

Namco date Demon's Souls in Europe June 25th, "limited edition"

Posted: 16.04.2010 by Technet2k

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For those who've been clamouring for some Demon's Souls in Europe, fear ye not because Namco Bandai has officially dated its release.

June 25th will see the Black Phantom Edition hit retailers but there'll be limited stock. The RPG is only sold in Japan and North America.

BioWare's DLC codes have "no expiry date" despite leaflet claims

Posted: 12.04.2010 by Technet2k

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EA and BioWare have said that codes for Dragon Age: Origins and Mass Effect 2 DLC do not expire, contrary to the small print of leaflets.

April 30th was a date included in Dragon Age boxes, saying the DLC can't be redeemed from that point on. It's all a load of misinformation.

Molyneux: Fable III has "greatest cast" for a game there ever was

Posted: 08.04.2010 by Technet2k

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Lionhead Studios boss Peter Molyneux boasts Fable III's casting couch prowess, saying it's not just the big names but how they're intergrated.

The performances are "very much dependent" on how we play the game. It's not "traditional dialogue" says Molyneux. John Cleese is our butler.

Legend Ron Gilbert has "left Hothead", developer of DeathSpank

Posted: 07.04.2010 by Technet2k

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Monkey Island man Ron Gilbert, the living legend himself, has now left Hothead Games after two years what with DeathSpank winding down.

This action-RPG with traces of adventure, will be retailing sometime this year with trademark Gilbert laughs. It's "neck-in-neck" for a Nobel.

Fable 2 and Fallout 3 are now with GOD, 7GB and 5GB downloads

Posted: 06.04.2010 by Technet2k

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RPGs Fable II from Lionhead Studios and Fallout 3 from Bethesda have now joined Xbox Live's Games on Demand service, shunning the disc.

Fable II is the larger of the two, coming in at 7GB. Both of the gems are up for GBP 20. Don't forget you can install to those USB sticks now!

BioWare: Mass Effect 2 is "PG-13 action movie", no same sex romp

Posted: 06.04.2010 by Technet2k

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You want what?! Shepard's starship don't mass accelerate that way, buddy. BioWare says Mass Effect is like a PG-13 movie, so no 'funny stuff'.

The love interests are "part of the story" but the dev team still view it like any other "PG-13 action movie," and that's why they're "relatively light."

Parts of Final Fantasy XIII could have been better, admits Square

Posted: 26.03.2010 by JustCommunication

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Square Enix CEO and president, Yoichi Wada, has admitted that the elements of Final Fantasy XIII that got mixed reviews could have been better.

"I believe this is a well done game, however there are points we could improve on," he told Siliconera during the game's US launch...

Ubisoft compensates PC gamers

Posted: 26.03.2010 by JustCommunication

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In response to the repeated attacks on Ubisoft's authentication servers, the gaming company has said it will compensate gamers who have been having difficulty playing Assassins' Creed II on PC.

A spokesperson said on the official forums...
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