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Guts spilled on Resi Evil 5 Alternate Edition DLC, has four pieces

Posted: 19.11.2009 by Technet2k

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Famitsu magazine has unearthed Capcom's DLC plans for Resident Evil 5 Alternate Edition, revealing a second new episode is on the way.

Lost in Nightmares is the first new episode and it's the one back in the mansion. Also joining the new stuff are two costume packs.

Telltale date Tales of Monkey Island finale, chapter 5 in December

Posted: 19.11.2009 by Technet2k

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The "grand finale" of Tales of Monkey Island from developer Telltale Games is dropping anchor on PC this December 8th. An early Xmas gift.

Chapter 5 is named 'Rise of the Pirate God', and will be answering many questions for fans of Guybrush Threepwood, our hero pirate extraordinaire.

New Napoleon: Total War Screenshots

Posted: 19.11.2009 by JamieSI

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Sega has released 5 new screenshots for Napoleon: Total War, an upcoming historic strategy game exclusive to the PC.

In Napoleon: Total War, aspiring generals have the chance to play as the legendary French general Napoleon Bonaparte or as one of his opposing factions. Battling through his three biggest military campaigns, the game will take you through Italy and Egypt, narrating the early years of the fearsome commander, while the third campaign will tell the story of his fateful drive towards Moscow and, ultimately, his showdown with the Duke of Wellington at one of the most famous battles of all - The Battle of Waterloo.

Tropico 3 Demo released on Xbox Live Marketplace

Posted: 19.11.2009 by JamieSI

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Kalypso Media has told Strategy Informer that a demo for Tropico 3 is now available to download from the Xbox Live Marketplace. The demo contains two full missions with a tutorial also being included.

Supreme Commander 2 confirmed for Spring 2010

Posted: 18.11.2009 by JamieSI

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Square Enix announced today that Supreme Commander 2, created by developer Gas Powered Games, will be released on the Xbox 360 and PC in Spring 2010.

Supreme Commander 2 is the next installment in the Supreme Commander 2 franchise, set 25 years further into the future. Featuring numerous game enhancements, an in-depth campaign mode, online multiplayer and a unique storyline.

IO Interactive confirms development of Kane and Lynch 2 for PS3, Xbox 360 and PC

Posted: 18.11.2009 by JamieSI

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IO Interactive confirmed today that Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days is in development for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC with a release in 2010.

Survey: 60 percent of UK Xbox 360s have suffered technical fails

Posted: 18.11.2009 by Technet2k

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According to an online user survey, 60 percent of British Xbox 360 owners have endured a lost console from technical problems, like the RROD.

1,128 UK console owners were quizzed, with 562 of those owning the Microsoft next-gen. It had the highest rate of failure, with PS3 at 16 percent.

Valve: Digital "bucks" retail pricing trends, shifts "without penalty"

Posted: 18.11.2009 by Technet2k

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Jason Holtman of Steam has said during the Montreal International Game Summit that digital platforms can get away with 'up and down' pricing.

Promotional weeks for digital titles end, but sales aren't hurt when prices go back up, "people don't care." You can "experiment with them."

Microsoft give away free DLC for Forze Motorsport 3, new Hyundai

Posted: 18.11.2009 by Technet2k

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Available right now for free is the 'Hyundai Genesis Coupe Car Pack' for Forza 3, and it won't cost you a single MSP, providing you're Gold.

This December 8th will see the 'Hot Holidays Car Pack' on Xbox Live, though that isn't free. It'll include 10 hot 2010 cars for 400 MSP.

Activision snap up ex-EA vets, form the new Sledgehammer Games

Posted: 18.11.2009 by Technet2k

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Glen Schofield and Michael Condrey, formerly of Dead Space developer Visceral Games, now lead the new Acti Sledgehammer Games studio.

Both "are thrilled" to be building a new team with Activision. They left Visceral back in July, after having put the Dead Space IP together.

Left 4 Dead 2's "level of realism" behind AU ban, despite zombies

Posted: 18.11.2009 by Technet2k

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The Aussie ratings board, the OFLC, deemed Left 4 Dead 2 as too realistic and having "insufficient delineation" between zombies and humans.

EA argued it should be given an MA15+ rating because of its "unrealistic nature", but that didn't fly very far, so the 'boring' one got through.

Funcom posts $9.6m Q3 loss, "remains strong" despite the tumble

Posted: 18.11.2009 by Technet2k

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Norway-based Funcom hasn't made any monies this past Q3 2009, compared to the $3.3m they gained from the same period last year.

Not to worry, they've got $34.8m stuffed under the mattress as of September 30th. Recent trimmings will help save them $400k a month.

Pre-order Lost Planet 2 and get some Resi Evil Wesker, his gun too

Posted: 18.11.2009 by Technet2k

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Capcom gamers will be delighted to learn that Lost Planet 2 plays host to Albert Wesker, an exclusive pre-order bonus, including his revolver.

That's not a euphemism. Wesker is Resident Evil's primary bad guy, and now he can battle aliens in Lost Planet's sequel, hitting February.

EA to "re-ignite" Command & Conquer fans with "new digital model"

Posted: 18.11.2009 by Technet2k

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From the typing fingers of Nick Earl, an EA Games bigwig, we learn that Command & Conquer is to have its fire re-lit digitally, somehow.

The latest C&C is a PC exclusive and keeps a running tab of accomplishments online, and also ditches the traditional base building. *gasp*

BioWare "would" consider FPS, sees RPG as "being pretty broad"

Posted: 18.11.2009 by Technet2k

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Asked if the Canadian developer (don't hold it against them) would consider a first-person shooter, boss Dr. Ray Muzyka declared "we would."

The veteran sees the "definition of RPG" as being "pretty broad" with Mass Effect as prime example. It's "as much a shooter" as an RPG.

Pandemic not closing but consolidating, "core team" now at EALA

Posted: 18.11.2009 by Technet2k

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Yes we read the closing down of offices and the laying off of nearly two hundred staff wrong, according to EA's statement on the whole affair.

Pandemic Studios isn't finished with, it's just uprooting all their left over assets to EALA. Its brand and franchises will "continue to live on."

Firm with voice recognition patent sues Sony, EA, Ubisoft, Disney

Posted: 18.11.2009 by Technet2k

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It's time again for another patent sue-athon, so please step into the ring Texas-based Bareis Technologies, and let loose those lawyers.

Sony, EA, Ubisoft and Disney have all violated Bareis' patent on voice recognition, they say, by including the option to talk with fellow gamers.

Ubisoft unveil Uplay, a cross-platform system for in-game rewards

Posted: 18.11.2009 by Technet2k

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Assassin's Creed II is the first Ubi title to feature Uplay support, which means actions and accomplishments earn "Win Units" to be spent.

It's like a micro-transaction shop but the points are earned from playing the games, which can then be used to buy "exclusive in-game content".

Wada: There's "not a lot of newness" to FFXIII, much is "expected"

Posted: 18.11.2009 by Technet2k

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Square Enix helmer Yoichi Wada has said that Final Fantasy XIII doesn't really have much new stuff, at least compared to what fans demand.

It having a "beautiful story" whilst being "emotional and moving" is all there, as you expect from Final Fantasy he said. Just not much 'new'.

Rumour-mill: EA is closing down Pandemic Studios, ending 11 years

Posted: 17.11.2009 by Technet2k

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According to sources publisher, EA is shutting down Pandemic Studios, the talent behind Star Wars Battlefront and Mercenaries games.

About 200 staffers are affected by this rumoured closure, with those not let go being moved to other developers. It's all unconfirmed for now.
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