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Square Enix teams with PopCap on Gyromancer, for XBLA and PC

Posted: 25.09.2009 by Technet2k

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A new puzzle-RPG will be making its way to Xbox Live Arcade and on PC through Steam thanks to Square Enix and PopCap teaming up. No release date has been spilled.

It involves three characters who head off to an enchanted forest for various reasons. Gyromancer involves 10 game stages, with beasts and minted coins about the place.

EU PlayStation Store update, Fallout 3 DLC has arrived with Batman

Posted: 25.09.2009 by Technet2k

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This week's European PlayStation Store has been spruced with new baubles and other shiny things. It includes the Broken Steel DLC for Fallout 3; levels up and ending gone.

Also new Batman: Arkham Asylum goodness arrives with Prey In The Darkness, which is completely free. Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 gets a demo, and so does Lost Planet 2 - PSN only.

Gears of War 3 for "next console generation," actually that's wrong

Posted: 25.09.2009 by Technet2k

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Epic Games' Mike Capps, the big boss, broke many a heart when he declared the next Gears of War instalment won't be arriving until the next lot of consoles did.

Luckily he's admitted that was inaccurate to say. Capps has clarified that if a new Gears of War was to arrive in the next "four to five years" it would be on current gen consoles. Panic over.

Lionhead a "real innovation" team for Microsoft, Natal likely in Fable

Posted: 25.09.2009 by Technet2k

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Phil Spencer, VP of Microsoft Game Studios, has said that Lionhead Studios' Fable will most likely be getting Natal involved in its "future iterations" somewhere.

Fable 2 starts its episodic release soon, whereby the full game has been broken up into smaller pieces. Fable 3 has been revealed and talked on more by boss Peter Molyneux at TGS.

XBLA files limited by technical limitations now, Microsoft drop cap

Posted: 25.09.2009 by Technet2k

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Microsoft has dropped imposed limitations for game titles and content on Xbox Live Arcade, which means files can now reach 2GB in size; technical limitations prevent higher.

Games on Demand is a different section to XBLA and so doesn't use the same file structure, so limitations don't exist for it reveals Microsoft's digital games director Scott Austin.

ND Games announce Ninja Blade coming to PC, arrives next month

Posted: 25.09.2009 by Technet2k

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The Xbox 360 action game Ninja Blade, a title not shy of extreme violence and throwing as much craziness at the player as possible, will be coming to desktops in October.

Russian publisher ND Games announces they'll bring developer From Software's Ninja Blade over from console lands. It's got consequence-less quick-time events for screw-ups.

Sony gives nod to PS3 250GB bundles in UK, retails on October 1st

Posted: 25.09.2009 by Technet2k

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PlayStation 3 consoles packing 250GB in storage space have been confirmed for sale in the UK, and they'll arrive in bundles with the first to be retailing the beginning of October.

For 284.99 GBP you can get a PS3 with a choice of two Platinum titles or Sucker Punch's inFamous. October 16th will have a bundle including Uncharted 2: Among Thieves.

Custom sounds now 'importable' to PS3 for UT3 mods reveals Epic

Posted: 25.09.2009 by Technet2k

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Epic Games and Sony have worked to allow custom sounds to be included in mods for Unreal Tournament 3 on the PlayStation 3. The "latest and greatest" mods can hit console.

Total conversions mods, ones that use "entirely original assets," are now possible on the PS3. Developer Epic say the instructions "are really simple" to follow for the mod community.

Forza Motorsport 3 and Brutal Legend Demo's on Xbox Live Marketplace

Posted: 24.09.2009 by JamieSI

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Forza Motorsport 3 and Brutal Legend demo's are now available to download from the Xbox Live Marketplace.

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God of War Collection includes PSN code for God of War III demo

Posted: 24.09.2009 by Technet2k

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Sony has announced that the upcoming Blu-ray release of the God of War Collection, which includes the original two games, will also have a code for the third's demo.

That's four months before the game goes on sale in the shops, presuming the God of War III demo is ready on or around the retailing of the Blu-ray compilation. I and II remastered in 720p.

Ubisoft delays PC version of Assassin's Creed II

Posted: 24.09.2009 by JamieSI

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Ubisoft has announced that the PC version of Assassin's Creed II has been delayed to Q1 2010. This news came from the companies Twitter page, which said that the team needed more time to deliver the best quality game.

"Assassin’s Creed 2 PC has moved to the first quarter of 2010. A bit more time for the dev team to deliver the best quality game to you." said a spokesperson.

Sony date Polyphony's Gran Turimso 5 for March 2010 for Japanese

Posted: 24.09.2009 by Technet2k

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The retail date for Gran Turismo 5 has been revealed at the Tokyo Game Show as sometime in March 2010 for Japanese gamers, with a Western release still unknown.

It's incredibly unlikely that it would arrive before the Japan debut, but given that PlayStation 3 games are largely region free, imports are an option for diehard GT fans. No '09 racing for you.

XBLA to get Snoopy Flying Ace and Toy Soldiers, to demo at TGS

Posted: 24.09.2009 by Technet2k

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Microsoft has confirmed the existence of Snoopy Flying Ace and Toy Soldiers, with both expected to make an appearance at the Tokyo Game Show for all to see.

The first title has "fast-paced" aerial combat with a hangar full of "customizable planes and weapons." Toy Soldiers is a strategy game with WWI toy soldiers, hence the oh-so clever name.

Microsoft has "no plans to acquire" publisher EA, issues big denial

Posted: 24.09.2009 by Technet2k

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Rumours have been going crazy that corporate giant Microsoft were interested and actively positioning themselves to takeover EA. Shares rose for the videogames publisher.

Microsoft has now come out to officially declare this rumour to be false, that they have "no plans" to acquire the multiplatform publisher and its development studios. Shares fell a little.

Schafer: "Secret stuff" going on at Double Fine, "new" beats sequel

Posted: 24.09.2009 by Technet2k

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Double Fine's Tim Schafer has said they while some at the studio are relaxing, other teams have moved on to "secret stuff" as they're "always thinking" about something new.

The boss believes just because something is successful and fans want a sequel, it doesn't mean you should necessarily "give it to them." Full Throttle 2 would mean no Grim Fandango.

Hirai: Developers haven't "realised the potential" of emotions yet

Posted: 24.09.2009 by Technet2k

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Sony boss Kaz Hirai has said during his Tokyo Game Show keynote that he wants a role for emotions in videogames, it's "not fully developed" as a concept and we can do more.

The basic principle is to be able to "express emotion" and right now it's "not possible to reflect" how you feel. Measuring things like heartbeat, body temp are some ways to do it.

Bowling: Modern Warfare 2 has lots of "sh*t people aren't seeing"

Posted: 24.09.2009 by Technet2k

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Community manager Robert Bowling of Infinity Ward has teased that fans know very little about Modern Warfare 2, that everything revealed so far might just cover "20 percent".

There's tons they're "holding back, mostly story stuff." Coming up will be some "huge surprises" including something that will make fans "completely forget" everything devs have said.

Kojima "surprised" at Natal's tech prowess, Inafune says no "fad"

Posted: 24.09.2009 by Technet2k

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Metal Gear man Hideo Kojima has expressed his shock at how advanced Microsoft's Project Natal was when he first saw it in action, and says it'll "raise the bar" for all.

Capcom's Keiji Inafune says you don't have to "do away" with current tech, Natal builds on them. Technology wise it "surpasses anything" that exists now, it won't be a "transitional fad."

PS3 Slim sells over one million, sales pace may trigger "shortages"

Posted: 24.09.2009 by Technet2k

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Sony America boss Jack Tretton has said over one million units of the new PS3 model have been sold around the world, and that the current uptake could cause a shortage.

Sales for the PlayStation 3 were up "about 300 percent" from where they were "pre-price drop." At the current level of interest in the platform, it's "conceivable" they could run out.

PS3 motion controller shown playing with Resident Evil 5 and LBP

Posted: 24.09.2009 by Technet2k

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Sony have demoed the motion controller a little, an early prototype at least, for use with Capcom's Resident Evil 5. It's believed a special version might release for it.

LittleBigPlanet was also included and a patch is expected to add in support for the motion tech when it releases. Others titles such as PAIN, Flower and EyePet will also be updated.
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