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What "p*sses" Courtney Love off is Cobain would find GH5 "funny"

Posted: 01.02.2010 by Technet2k

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Courtney Love is still angry with Activision over Kurt Cobain's appearance in Guitar Hero 5, especially when he's made to sing outside Nirvana.

Widower Love has admitted he'd "be fine" seeing himself singing Spice Girls songs, he'd find it "really funny." Love still intends to sue Acti.

Sony calls Heavy Rain "a gamble", Quantic team "really impressed"

Posted: 01.02.2010 by Technet2k

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Heavy Rain "elicits an incredibly strong" emotional response from gamers says Sony's Lucy Duncan. It's a "unique concept" far from the norm.

She notes that Sony has "a little more luxury" when it comes to gambling on "more original and innovative IP". The "risk is lessened" by talent.

Microsoft have "no plans" for Game Room to stock 'mature games'

Posted: 01.02.2010 by Technet2k

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Game Room is Microsoft's fancy virtual arcade get together for Avatars, where you can brag the size of your online retro cabinet collection.

There is just one thing - don't expect to see any Mortal Kombat or Metal Slug. Only titles rated "E or E10+" will feature in Game Room.

Q-Games not "beholden" to PS3, "nothing personal" against 360

Posted: 01.02.2010 by Technet2k

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PixelJunk Shooter director Shouichi Tominaga of developer Q-Games says they aren't "allergic to the Xbox 360," so don't rule it out.

The studio boss admits he hasn't "played many of its games." If it proves a "best fit" for a game, with an audience there, they'll go 360.

Halo: Reach "NOT a Natal title" and is "expressly" for 360 controller

Posted: 01.02.2010 by Technet2k

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Bungie are on a crusade to bust some myths about Halo: Reach, and one such tale is that it's being developed for Project Natal - no say devs.

In fact the upcoming Halo entry is being made with the "traditional Xbox 360 controller" squarely in their thoughts. Could it still support it?

A World of Keflings confirmed for 2010

Posted: 01.02.2010 by JamieSI

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NinjaBee has confirmed that the sequel to A Kingdom of Keflings, A World of Keflings, will release this year on the Xbox Live Marketplace.

Local multiplayer has been confirmed, with a bunch of other features to be included as requested by the community.

Sega's Vanquish title for PlayStation 3, reveals leaked documents

Posted: 01.02.2010 by Technet2k

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The recently unveiled Vanquish from Bayonetta developer Platinum Games is heading for Sony's PS3, if leaked scribblings hold true.

Meeting minutes reveal possible "PS3/PSP interoperability" like Army of Two or Assassin's Creed II which are "good examples" they say.

BioWare lets 'Return to Ostagar' DLC go live, again, for final time

Posted: 01.02.2010 by Technet2k

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Dragon Age: Origin's latest DLC, Return to Ostagar, is now available for Xbox 360 and PC gamers but remains "pending" for PlayStation 3.

It was due out early January but was beset by evil forces, or coding bugs, either one. BioWare's QA procedures are to get overhauled.

LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 releases in May

Posted: 01.02.2010 by JamieSI

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Warner Bros. has told Strategy Informer that LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 will be released in May 2010 for Xbox 360, Wii, PlayStation 3, Nintendo DS, PSP and PC.

Playing as Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger, as well as more than 100 other favourite characters, gamers will have the opportunity to attend lessons, cast spells, mix potions, fly on broomsticks and complete tasks to earn rewards. Throughout the game, players will also have the freedom to explore the wizarding world including Hogwarts castle, Diagon Alley, the Forbidden Forest and the village of Hogsmeade.

Gears of War 2 getting 'double points' for Valentine's Day weekend

Posted: 01.02.2010 by Technet2k

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Epic are showing us gamers 'love' with Gears of War 2 giving out double points next weekend for Valentine's Day, in two modes at least.

Wingman and Horde support this outpouring of affection, along with double points for reviving fallen comrades. Epic picked fan ideas.

Rez HD could come to PlayStation Network, dev 'polling feasibility'

Posted: 01.02.2010 by Technet2k

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Developer Q Entertainment aren't bringing 'Rez HD' to PlayStation 3, they want that clear right now, but they are "researching" the idea

Specifically "if it's feasible" at like $15 on the PlayStation Store. It's all just some "informal polling" going on, there's no green lit project.

PixelJunk Dungeons' ideas to be "present in all" future studio titles

Posted: 01.02.2010 by Technet2k

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Developer Q-Games of PixelJunk has cast major doubt whether PixelJunk Dungeons will make it out the door, but its ideas will at least.

The studio was "really excited" at GDC 2008 for Dungeons, but then Shooter came along and stole the spotlight, and team enthusiasm.

Square Enix is "eager" to talk on US PlayStation.Blog this month

Posted: 01.02.2010 by Technet2k

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Sony America's Jeff Rubenstein has said that Square Enix will be posting "on the blog" this month, at first teasing Versus XIII details.

However Rubenstein reveals in a later comment that Square "ain't gonna talk" Final Fantasy Versus XIII yet, not with FFXIII still so close.

Sega "in doubt" it will resurrect Shenmue, might for exclusivity deal

Posted: 01.02.2010 by Technet2k

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Publisher Sega would sign off on Shenmue III but only as an exclusive, and that means the platform holder needs to cough up money too.

The original game released in 1999 with an estimated budget of $70m, the most expensive videogame project at the time. Return is doubtful.

PlayStation Store update arrives, packing Assassin's Creed II DLC

Posted: 29.01.2010 by Technet2k

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This week's EU PlayStation Store update from Sony brings with it some Uncharted 2 goodness with a demo, and some more action for Ezio.

The 'Battle of Forli' DLC for Assassin's Creed II is now up for PS3 gamers. Aside from these two shelf items there's not much going on.

Sega dates 'After Burner Climax' for "Spring 2010", XBLA and PSN

Posted: 29.01.2010 by Technet2k

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Jet fighter action will be coming to Xbox Live Arcade and the PlayStation Network thanks to Sega's AM2 division, announces their US blog.

The "fast and furious stuff" of 'After Burner Climax' strikes this spring, and is accessible to all skill levels - no mavericks required to enjoy.

Borderlands' 'The Secret Army of General Knoxx' DLC is revealed

Posted: 29.01.2010 by Technet2k

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Developer Gearbox Software has unveiled the third piece of DLC for Borderlands, called 'The Secret Army of General Knoxx', with no date yet.

It's the "biggest DLC" so far and takes player level caps higher. New enemies, gear, vehicles and a whole new area come with it.

CD Projekt "allocate all resources" to The Witcher 2, FPS on hold

Posted: 29.01.2010 by Technet2k

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CD Projekt RED's Marcin Iwinski reveals they've put first-person shooter 'They' on hold because of the "tough economy" - damn you economy!

Instead they've put all their mighty resources behind The Witcher 2 videogame, which actually more than makes up for the bad news.

Codemasters calls off 'Heist', action title "terminated as a project"

Posted: 29.01.2010 by Technet2k

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Bank robbing action in 1969 San Francisco has been dumped by publisher Codemasters, in favour of "high quality titles" elsewhere they say.

Developer inXile Entertainment was behind it, with Heist announced back in 2007. It's "much extended" dev time gave them cold feet.

Rockstar bringing 'Episodes From Liberty City' to PS3, PC in March

Posted: 29.01.2010 by Technet2k

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Grand Theft Auto IV on PS3 and PC will be enjoying extra adventures soon as Rockstar Games reveal plans for the two DLC episodes.

Both, which have been Xbox 360 exclusives until now, will be arriving for PS3 and PC. The Lost and Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony.