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BioWare pulls Return to Ostagar DLC, was up briefly on Xbox Live

Posted: 14.01.2010 by Technet2k

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Dragon Age: Origins has downloadable content, but this latest piece from developer BioWare is having some trouble getting out the door.

First is was delayed because of a last minute issue found in certification, but now a title fix for Xbox 360's Dragon Age has led to it being pulled.

Registration now open for The Settlers 7: Paths to a Kingdom Beta Test

Posted: 14.01.2010 by JamieSI

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Ubisoft announced today that registration is now open for the beta test of the upcoming PC sequel The Settlers 7: Paths to a Kingdom. The beta will start January 19th and will offer the tutorial missions of the single-player campaign as well as skirmish maps for multiplayer modes or games against the AI.

Click here to register an account for the beta. A ubi.com account is needed for registration. For more information on The Settlers 7: Paths to a Kingdom visit the official website: www.thesettlers.com.

Ubisoft delays I Am Alive

Posted: 14.01.2010 by JamieSI

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Ubisoft has confirmed that its upcoming disaster-themed action-adventure game, I Am Alive, has been delayed into the next fiscal year, which runs April 1, 2010 through March 31, 2011.

Details on the title are very slim, but it has been confirmed for the PS3, Xbox 360 and PC.

Ubisoft working on new Ghost Recon, Driver and Assassin's Creed Episode with Multiplayer support

Posted: 13.01.2010 by JamieSI

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Ubisoft has confirmed that it's working on a new game in the Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon series, along with a new Driver game.

Details are extremely slim, but it has also mentioned a new episode for Assassin's Creed, which will contain an online multiplayer mode. We don't know if this will be released as a new game or if it'll be DLC.

Ubisoft delays R.U.S.E and Splinter Cell: Conviction

Posted: 13.01.2010 by JamieSI

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Ubisoft revealed today that its stealth-action sequel Splinter Cell: Conviction and RTS R.U.S.E have both been delayed.

Splinter Cell: Conviction will now be released in April 2010, not February 26, for both Xbox 360 and PC.

SCEE confirms MAG dates for Europe

Posted: 13.01.2010 by JamieSI

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Sony Computer Entertainment Europe has confirmed the European dates for MAG.

UK community manager Musterbuster reveals that the game will be released in the UK on January 29, Australia and New Zealand on January 28 and Europe on January 27.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 hits $1 billion mark in retail sales

Posted: 13.01.2010 by JamieSI

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Activision Blizzard announced today that Infinity Ward's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 continues its reign of record breaking having hit the $1 billion mark in retails sales worldwide.

"Call of Duty:Modern Warfare 2 has exceeded our expectations and shattered theatrical box office and video game records," said Robert Kotick, CEO of Activision Blizzard. "There are only a handful of entertainment properties that have ever reached the $1 billion mark, which illustrates the power of the Call of Duty franchise and mass appeal of this game."

Super Stacker heading for PlayStation 3, ESRB reveals PSN game

Posted: 13.01.2010 by Technet2k

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Thanks once again to the blabbermouths at the ESRB, we now know that web and iPhone game 'Super Stacker' is bound for PSN.

It's all about stacking (well, duh) squares and triangles, each equipped with a smiley face, in the hope they don't topple off the screen.

Major Nelson ups Xbox Live's schedule for "next couple of weeks"

Posted: 13.01.2010 by Technet2k

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What's coming to that cheeky Xbox Live service you ask? Well, Major Nelson spills the XBL timetable beans through till January 26th.

It includes Deals of the Week, like cheapo DLC, Games on Demand, Xbox Live Arcade and the Avatars Marketplace. Knowledge is power.

Warner confirms around 25 devs "eliminated" from Seattle teams

Posted: 13.01.2010 by Technet2k

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Warner Bros Interactive are "retaining robust teams" in their Seattle-based studios, but had "few too many resources" so they had to cut some.

The losses spread across Monolith Productions, Snowblind Studios and Surreal Software. Mostly unannounced projects took the hit.

LucasArts confirms Star Wars The Old Republic is for "spring 2011"

Posted: 13.01.2010 by Technet2k

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EA's John Riccitiello mentioned that their "major MMO" will be due in spring 2011, which is the BioWare made Star Wars The Old Republic.

LucasArts has affirmed this to be true, that while they haven't "announced a specific date," sometime in spring 2011 is what they're "targeting".

Peter Molyneux declares 2010 to be a "landmark year for games"

Posted: 13.01.2010 by Technet2k

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Lionhead Studios boss Peter Molyneux has said even if the industry only managed half "of what's on the cards", it'll still be a "landmark year".

He's most looking forward to reaching "the end of 2010" as it's so chock full of awesome, the "biggest year ever" for all the industry so far.

Capcom has "gamer's game" in works for Natal, it will "take a while"

Posted: 13.01.2010 by Technet2k

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Developers at Capcom are busy working "from the ground up" on a Natal game, but it's not being treated as "a little Natal gimmick" by them.

They want it meaty and it's coming from "amongst our brand history," so no new IP. Capcom ask we "wait and see"; it won't launch with Natal.

Red Dead Redemption needs 5m sales to "recoup" its development

Posted: 13.01.2010 by Technet2k

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According to more sources from Rockstar San Diego, Red Dead Redemption has been having some trouble, no thanks to "horrible" higher ups.

Management in fear of "disrespecting" Rockstar New York has caused the development time to be so long, and they're not expecting profit.

Pachter fortells "another price cut" this year for Xbox 360 and PS3

Posted: 13.01.2010 by Technet2k

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Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter, the all knowing one, has scribed that Microsoft and Sony will lower prices "around summer".

Though Microsoft could be as early as "March or April," though they might favour a more "feature-packed" Xbox 360 SKU instead.

Namco releasing Tekken 6's campaign co-op patch on January 18th

Posted: 13.01.2010 by Technet2k

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If you thought Namco Bandai's Tekken only enjoyed the standard beat-'em-up formula you'd have been right, until Tekken 6 came along that is.

Now it sports a Scenario Campaign and this January 18th will see an online co-op mode patched in, letting you smash faces with a chum.

GT5's delay "only applicable" to Japan, EU date "in due course"

Posted: 13.01.2010 by Technet2k

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Sony has offered comment on the delay for Polyphony Digital's Gran Turismo 5, saying that it only affects its release in the Japanese market.

Of course we have no European date for the racer so how could we know? SCEE say a PAL launch date will arrive "in due course." Hopefully.

Quantic "curious to see" how motion can aid "more mature games"

Posted: 13.01.2010 by Technet2k

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Heavy Rain developer Quantic Dreams will "definitely experiment" with the PlayStation 3's motion controller, whatever Sony finally call it.

Studio founder David Cage says motion already has "a major role" in Heavy Rain, but he'd "not like to play every" game with motion he admits.

God of War III listed March 16th in US, UK date in "next few weeks"

Posted: 13.01.2010 by Technet2k

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US retailer Gamestop has the action-packed God of War III down for March 16th, as a result of some Sony corporate email sent in to them.

Sony Europe "can't comment" on happenings across the big Atlantic pond but say a UK release will be confirmed "in the next few weeks."

Ubisoft developing cross-platform music game for Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii

Posted: 12.01.2010 by JamieSI

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Ubisoft are looking for a full time technical director, gameplay engineer and core engineer to help guide the creation of a new cross-platform music based game.

Details on this music game are slim, but the job advert lists PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii as platforms. Ubisoft are probably looking at developing a title that will rival both Guitar Hero (Activision) and Rock Band (EA).